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I-Team: Police, military will have presence at Alien, UFO themed festivals near Area 51

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Help is on the way for Lincoln County as it braces for the unexpected. An unknown number of visitors is expected to descend on the rural Nevada county next month for two events related to the Area 51 military base.

The idea started as an online, UFO-themed joke, then morphed into something else altogether. Officials worry about the risks associated with an influx of several thousand people, bigger than the county’s entire population. Lincoln County has around 600 residents. The two events, approved for the weekend of Sept. 20, could draw anywhere from 3,000 to 30,000 visitors. The real problem is no one knows for sure how many will show up. But even a smaller estimate will put a huge strain on official resources.

When an armada of RV’s stormed into Area 51 in the movie “Independence Day,” security forces didn’t try to stop them. But the base won’t be so accommodating if it happens for real. ... Read More

Parent, child reviews CCSD’s OnBoard school bus app

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new mobile app from the Clark County School District gives parents a way to keep an eye on their children as they go to school and return home. The CCSD OnBoard app has been available for about two weeks.

Here’s how it works: Once parents input their child’s student I.D. number and birth date into the app, they’ll be able to track their every move while they’re on the bus.

So how effective is it? 8 News NOW followed one family as they used the app to find out.

Ken Mayer and his daughter, Sofia, have been using the app since the start of the school year to wait for the bus.

“Gives you an ETA that it’ll be here in 26 minutes,” said Ken Mayer, uses CCSD OnBoard app.

 

“I actually do have some friends on the bus, and we, actually play some pretend games,” said Sofia, 3rd-grader.

According to Mayer, the app helps ease his mind... Read More

Henderson police target impaired drivers

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — The Henderson Police Department is kicking off the next phase of the Joining Forces program. The department is beginning enhanced traffic enforcement targeting impaired drivers.

This program is expected to run from August 25 through September 10, and is meant to include Labor Day. During this period, Henderson Police will dedicate extra officers for enforcement, with the hopes of reducing tragedies caused by people who drive while impaired.

The Henderson Police Department received $183,360 in federal funding for the extra patrols.

As part of the Joining Forces program, agencies across the state work together to bring awareness to the importance of safe and sober driving... Read More

Temblor en California se siente en Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Un temblor de magnitud 5.0 se registró esta tarde a 11 millas de Little Lake cerca del poblado de Ridgecrest, California.

Según el Servicio Geológico de los Estados Unidos (USGS, por sus siglas en inglés), el sismo sacudió el área centro de California a la 1:49 p.m. y desde entonces se han reportado al menos otros siete temblores con magnitudes menores. ... Read More

Knights Rookie Camp schedule and roster set

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Vegas Golden Knights announced the schedule and roster for their upcoming rookie camp.

SCHEDULE:

Thursday, September 5 (City National Arena)
-Rookie camp opens

Friday, September 6 (City National Arena)
-Vegas Golden Knights rookie practice, 10:15 a.m. PT

Saturday, September 7 (Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena, Anaheim, California)
-Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche, 1 p.m. PT (Rink 4)

Sunday, September 8 (Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena)
-Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes, 3 p.m. PT (Rink 3)

Monday, September 9 (Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena)
-Vegas Golden Knights rookie practice, 10:30 a.m. PT (Rink 4)... Read More

Chaparral High School student arrested for robbery with deadly weapon, other charges following fight

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Chaparral High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly fought and robbed other students, according to Clark County School District Police.

CCSDPD said everything unfolded Wednesday afternoon when two students were approached by two other students in the 3000 block of Cabana Drive, and a fight broke out. During the fight, one of the students pulled out a gun and robbed one of the students for his backpack.

According to school police, the incident did not happen on school property, but the next day the victim filed a report with CCSDPD. School police were able to identify the student, and they pulled him out of the classroom and arrested him.

He did not have the weapon on him, so they went to his house and got permission from his parents to search the home, and that is when they found a pistol. ... Read More

Earthquake rumbles north of Ridgecrest, Calif., effects felt in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An earthquake with an epicenter north of Ridgecrest, California, was felt in downtown Las Vegas Thursday afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary rating of 5.0. The quake occurred around 1:49 p.m.

Clark County tweeted several of its employees felt the rolling at the government center downtown. ... Read More