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Missing Las Vegas hiker found dead in Rocky Mountain National Park

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Searchers have found what are thought to be the remains of a 20-year-old Las Vegas man who went missing in November while climbing Rocky Mountain National Park’s highest peak.

Private searchers on Thursday found items believed to have belonged to Micah Tice, and the park’s search and rescue team found the human remains Friday.

Tice, who attended the Air Force Academy preparatory school in Colorado Springs, was last seen Nov. 24 on the Longs Peak trail. Two hikers who saw him say they warned him not to try to climb the 14,259-foot (4,346-meter) mountain because of blizzard conditions and because he wasn’t wearing the proper clothing or shoes.

Rangers found the body of a missing New Jersey man in May and are still looking for a missing hiker from Tennessee... Read More

Man recounts terrifying 1974 flood at Nelson’s Landing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A terrifying storm struck Nevada in 1974 and no one saw it coming. It happened about 50 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

A flash flood swept through Eldorado Canyon destroying everything in its path and creating a disaster of epic proportions.

Destruction was left behind after the 1974 flood. (Special Collections and Archives, UNLV)

“September the 14th. It was a beautiful day in September. Very strange because it wasn’t crowded there. I expected a lot of people because it was so nice weather-wise,” said John Gellifent, victim’s friend.

There was a dark cloud seen miles away. But, at Nelson’s Landing — the sun was oddly shining.

“I spent a lot of time out at the lake years and years ago in the late 60s and 70s and never saw anything like that anywhere. No,” Gellifent said.

The water was fast and there was no warning... Read More

Spy plane pilot Robert Gilliland dies at 93

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One of the top spy plane pilots in the world who worked out of Area 51 at the Nevada Test Site has passed away.

Robert Gilliland was 93 years

He was a prominent member of
the group of former CIA pilots and engineers who worked at the super secret Area
51 in the ‘60s. The were known as the roadrunners.

He was one of the first to
fly many of the fastest experimental aircraft, including the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird
and the F-104 Starfighter.

He logged more time flying at
mach 3 than any other pilot.

He is in the National Aviation
Hall of Fame.

Gilliland started his career
in the Navy, enlisting at age 17 during World War II, and later graduating from
the Naval Academy.

A celebration of life will be
announced at a later date... Read More

Complaints voiced over illegal fireworks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — No matter where you live, you probably heard and saw fireworks last night. Explosives sparked fires all over the valley and the county received thousands of complaints about people using them illegally.

By Friday morning, hundreds of used fireworks could be seen littering an open area near Desert Breeze Park, leftovers from the Fourth of July celebration.

Use fireworks litter a vacant lot near Desert Breeze Park.

Some say the celebrations are out of control, dangerous and changes need to happen.

 “It was really loud, you could hear the booming in the sky,” said Christal Garcia, Las Vegas resident.

Fireworks of all shapes and sizes lit up Las Vegas Thursday night. While some enjoyed the celebrations, others didn’t.

“It’s young people, teenagers, punks, we don’t need it, it’s a nuisance,” said Jerry Chorpash, Las Vegas resident... Read More

Nevada quakes common, and big one possible in Las Vegas

Nevada is no stranger to earthquakes.

The larger temblors historically have happened in the western part of the state, but the largest three — all over magnitude 7 — were in Central Nevada in the early decades of the 20th century.

But in 2008, a 6.0 magnitude quake shook the tiny town of Wells in northeastern Nevada.

UNLV geology professor Dr. Wanda Taylor
says an earthquake in the valley would look something like that due to a number
of factors. And the magnitude of a temblor here could be somewhat more intense.           

“Some of the faults right in Las Vegas
could have a 6.4 6.5, maybe 6.7,” Taylor said.

While Las Vegas has big buildings and
major infrastructure that Wells does not, projects have had to take seismic
activity into account.

Standards became more stringent in the
past quarter century, when many of our tallest buildings were constructed... Read More

One dead in shooting at South Carolina Walmart

A man is dead after a shooting at a Walmart in Greenville, South Carolina.

Braylon Lamar Morris (Greenville Co. Detention Center

Deputies were able get a description of the suspect and took him into custody a short distance away from the scene.

Sheriff’s Office officials identified the suspect as Braylon Lamar Morris, 33.

Morris was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Police say this was an isolated shooting. And investigators believe the gunman and victim knew each other.

The Walmart closed down during the investigation... Read More

Red Rock fireworks show rescheduled for Saturday night

Red Rock Resorts says the fireworks show that was scrapped at the last minute on July 4th is rescheduled for Saturday night.

According to Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, the rescheduled show is set for Saturday, July 6th at 9:00 p.m.

The fireworks vendor, Fireworks by Grucci, took responsibility for Thursday’s cancellation in a statement released Friday:... Read More