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WATCH: Thousands attend, celebrate July 4 festivities at Summerlin’s Patriotic Parade

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With so much patriotism in the air — especially, on the 4th of July — it’s no wonder more than 40,000 people were estimated to have attended Summerlin’s Patriotic Parade.

New additions to the parade Thursday included a float honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. For many of the attendees at the Summerlin Patriotic Parade, the celebration and the floats looked bigger and better. This year was the 243rd year for America’s Independence.

Hector Mejia, Reporter: “Are you even excited? Are you excited for candy?”
Child: “Yeah.”

“It’s always fun to see the kids,” one attendee said. “They seem to really enjoy it.”

“It means not only being with the family but being part of the best country in the world,” said David Schwartz, attended Summerlin Patriotic Parade... Read More

1999 flood changed Las Vegas as leaders worked to prevent repeat

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — When a 100-year flood hit the Las Vegas valley on July 8, 1999, it left a path of destruction and claimed two lives.

The Flamingo Wash became a raging river that destroyed homes in the Miracle Mile Mobile Home Park on Boulder Highway, Near Sandhill Road and Sahara Avenue. The storm caused one of the worst floods in the history of Las Vegas.

The flooding and damage was a wake up call to the Las Vegas valley. 

“It was crazy. It was scary because of the waters. It was like a rushing river. It was just powerful,” said former Mayor Oscar Goodman.

He remembers that day well and says it was one of the most frightening days of his life.

“Since I lived here in 1964 up until that time in 1999, I don’t recall a flood of that magnitude,” he said... Read More

SLIDESHOW: Thousands attend Summerlin Fourth of July parade

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Thousands of spectators showed up to celebrate Independence Day at the annual Summerlin Patriotic Parade Thursday morning... Read More

More than 40 earthquakes reported in California, magnitude 6.4 may not be strongest today

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — According to USGS, there have been at least 12 magnitudes 2.5+ earthquakes in southern California this morning. ... Read More

Earthquake felt across Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An earthquake was felt across the Las Vegas valley just after 10:30 a.m. this morning.

According to the USGS website, the earthquake was centered in Searles Valley, California which is about 60 miles northwest of Barstow in the Mojave Desert. It initially registered at 6.6 but has been updated to 6.4.

USGS is reporting five earthquakes in California. Three were in Searles Valley and two were in Ridgecrest, California.

At 1035 AM we are getting reports of an earthquake preliminary magnitude 6.6 near the Searles Valley , or 60 miles NW of Barstow in southern CA. Felt lightly in Las #Vegas and Pahrump. #nvwx #cawx... Read More

Former CEO no longer employed at Valley Electric

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Angela Davis, the CEO of Valley Electric Association, is no longer an employee at the co-op. She had been on paid administrative leave following an embezzlement investigation.

According to Valley Electric, Dick Peck will continue to serve as the Interim CEO. The co-op released the following statement:

We have the utmost confidence that Dick will continue to lead the company in a way that serves the best interests of Valley’s members.

Evans was named the CEO in Oct. 2018. She was arrested in Feb. 2019 following allegations she billed $75,000 worth of work to Valley Electric to have the power lines around her home moved underground. She had been on paid administrative leave since the arrest. Evans has yet to be charged.

Angela Davis, former CEO of Valley Electric Association was arrested in Feb. 2019.

There is also an investigation into the co-op for sexual harassment allegations... Read More

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

MIAMI (AP) – Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries in a car crash that required his left arm to be amputated.

Sports agent Malki Kawa confirmed the injuries in a tweet on Thursday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho says the Ford F250 Norton was driving crashed into a concrete barrier and overturned early Thursday on State Road 836 near Miami. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews rendered aid to Norton, who was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

A Dolphins statement said 22-year-old Norton’s injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

Norton played at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round in 2018. He spent much of last season on their practice squad. The Dolphins signed him in December... Read More