Our network

VIDEO: Gov. Gavin Newsom declares State of Emergency due to damages by earthquake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for a section of Southern California that saw significant damage after Friday night’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Newsom speaks in Ridgecrest after declaring state of emergency for San Bernardino County in wake of 7.1 earthquake

Posted by 8 News Now on Saturday, July 6, 2019

The declaration provides immediate state assistance to San Bernardino County, citing conditions of “extreme peril to the safety of persons and property” in the county due to the earthquake.

State highway officials shut a 30-mile section of State Route 178 between Ridgecrest — the area hit by two major temblors as many days — and the town of Trona southwest of Death Valley... Read More

Missing 87-year-old man hit, killed by car while walking on I-15

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas police say Robert Rascan, an 87-year-old man they previously reported missing, was involved in a fatal auto-pedestrian crash.

At approximately 4:28 a.m. a white Mercedes Sprinter Van was traveling southbound on the I-15 south of mile marker 63 and for unknown reasons, Rascan was walking in the left travel lane of the I-15.

The van struck Rascan.

A white or light-colored Ford F-150 also hit him after the initial collision with the van occurred. Rascan was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the van stayed on the scene and was cooperating with investigators, but the driver of the F-150 did not.

Impairment, speed or distraction do not appear to be a factor... Read More

2 burglaries reported during major quake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Southern California’s strongest earthquake in 20 years (all times local):

The mayor of Ridgecrest says there were two reports of burglaries in the Southern California city following the 7.1 earthquake Friday night.

Mayor Peggy Breeden said Saturday that some “bad people” came into the community and tried to steal items from businesses.

Police Chief Jed McLaughlin said one business was burglarized, with an expensive piece of equipment stolen.

A home was also broken into and police are waiting to see what was taken.

Friday’s quake occurred a day after a magnitude 6.4 quake hit in the same area of the Mojave Desert about 150 miles from Los Angeles.

Officials say there were some power outages... Read More

Resident: Shaking collapsed chimney, fireplace

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eugene Johnson is cleaning up his home after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake brought down his brick chimney and fireplace.

The 61-year-old Trona resident said Saturday that he and his wife were in bed watching TV Friday night when the quake started.

They rushed into their living room to hold onto their fish tank and big-screen TV and watched the fireplace collapse.

Dishes crashed out of cabinets, boxes of macaroni fell to the floor and spilled everywhere, and the refrigerator careened halfway across the kitchen.

Johnson says his wife is ready to move back East but he doesn’t want to return to snow and cold weather... Read More

Officials: Searches find nobody in blast-damaged Nevada dorm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say thorough searches of a University of Nevada, Reno, dormitory building that was heavily damaged by an explosion found nobody inside and all students are accounted for.

Media briefing Saturday, July 6 to update the community regarding the Argenta Hall explosion yesterday.

Posted by University of Nevada, Reno on Saturday, July 6, 2019

Officials said during a news conference Saturday that the cause of the Friday explosion that blew out windows and did other damage to multiple floors of Argenta Hall remains under investigation... Read More

NBA deems Thomas & Mack, Cox Pavilion safe following earthquake

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The NBA assured Summer League Fans that games will continue as planned on July 6 and moving forward.

This comes after the New Orleans Pelicans – New York Knicks game was stopped due to a 7.1 California earthquake that was felt across the Las Vegas valley.

After thorough structural surveys were completed this morning, Thomas & Mack and Cox have both been deemed safe to open.

With that assurance, @NBASummerLeague action will resume as scheduled at 3:00pm/et. pic.twitter.com/MM2E4a3oyA... Read More

WATCH LIVE: Officials discuss the 7.1 Earthquake in Ridgecrest, California

WATCH LIVE: Officials discuss the 7.1 Earthquake in Ridgecrest, California.

Posted by 8 News Now on Saturday, July 6, 2019

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 jolted Southern California and Nevada.

Multiple Ridgecrest, California officials spoke at a press conference discuss yesterday’s event and their plans moving forward. ... Read More