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Skiers, cyclists fear butterfly effect

Skiers, cyclists fear butterfly effect

Skiers are worried that a plan to better protect an endangered butterfly could hurt plans to enlarge the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.

Efforts to protect the newly endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly could spoil plans to expand portions of Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and open its slopes to mountain bikers during the offseason.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Airmen honored for U.S. 95 flash flood rescue

LAS VEGAS-- A dramatic rescue of a couple trapped by flood waters was caught on tape and now the seven airmen from Nellis and Creech air force bases, who went above and beyond the call of duty, are being recognized for the bravery.

A few weeks ago, along U.S. 95, traffic heading into Las Vegas was stopped in its tracks as flood waters rolled down from Mt. Charleston. Some drivers tried to cross the median to get over to the dry side, but that is where one couple became trapped.

Cell phone video captured the airmen wading into rushing water. As they worked to free a woman trapped inside a car, the current picked up a Toyota Prius and sent it towards them.

“Looking back at the video it puts things in perspective, but I think given the same circumstances I would've done it again,” Tech Sgt. Adam Dixon with the 820th Red Horse Squadron said.

Fmr. sheriff supports expanded background checks on gun sales

LAS VEGAS -- Advocates of universal background checks for gun purchases launched a new effort Monday. This one has the endorsement of former Clark County Sheriff Bill Young.

Young is helping Nevadans for Background Checks collect 100,000 signatures on its petition to get a measure on the 2016 ballot that would require background checks for most gun sales.

The former sheriff, who is now vice president of security at Station Casinos has pretty much stayed out of the spotlight since leaving office.

So the fact that he is publicly supporting this new push for universal background checks on all gun buyers is of note, in part, because he is a strong supporter of the right to bear arms.

According to the group, right now in Nevada, felons, domestic abusers, and people with severe mental illness can purchase guns from unlicensed sellers at gun shows and online with no questions asked.

Metro releases new information about officer-involved shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are releasing new information about the officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon.  

Police say the man shot by officers is 31-year-old Kyle Kuhn. He has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center and has been charged with resisting a police officer, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer and battery domestic violence. 

According to police, officers were called to the home near Farm and Ft. Apache roads for a domestic disturbance.

When officers came to the home, they found Kuhn behind a car wearing a mask, hat and sunglasses. Officers gave him commands, which he ignored. Police say at this point, Kuhn walked towards the officers with a large knife raised over his head. 

NLV Police release new details about deadly home invasion

LAS VEGAS --North Las Vegas Police have released new details about the attempted home invasion that followed a deadly domestic dispute Monday afternoon.

According to police, at around 5 p.m. Monday, 40-year-old Scott Brown drove to a house near Decatur Boulevard and Washburn Road. Police say he drove his truck onto the front yard and then into the side of the house. He got out of the truck and forced his way into the home.

The 40-year-old homeowner and Brown got into a fight, police said. Brown hit the homeowner with a metal concrete stake. The homeowner then shot Brown several time and Brown cut himself with a knife. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

The homeowner had minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.

North Las Vegas Police say Brown and the homeowner knew each other. The homeowner has not been charged and the investigation is on going.

BREAKING NEWS: Flash flood warning

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a flash flood warning for west central Clark County until 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

At 2:40 p.m., weather service Doppler radar indicated flash flooding from a thunderstorm over west central Clark County, or 16 miles northeast of Mt. Charleston.

The storm producing flash flooding was nearly stationary near U.S. 95 and Lee Canyon road. Locations impacted include U.S. 95 between mile markers 103 and 111 and the lower end of Lee Canyon Road near U.S. 95.

This is the same area that flooded last week forcing the Nevada Department of Transportation to close the highway.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for west central Mohave County in northwest Arizona and extreme south central Clark County until 7 p.m.

NW flood project in a race against Mother Nature

LAS VEGAS -- Monsoon season isn't over yet and that has some northwest families concerned who are sending their kids back to school in just a few weeks.

On the first day of school last year, Arbor View High School was caught in the middle of major flooding in northwest Las Vegas. The intersection of Grand Teton and Buffalo drives was basically impassable. There was heavy flooding causing cars and buses to get stuck and many students were late to class. Nearby families are hoping Mother Nature cooperates when schools start on Aug.