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Derailment northeast of Las Vegas damages new vehicles in transport

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A train derailment northeast of Las Vegas on Wednesday morning sent railcars tumbling and damaged new vehicles in transport.

The derailment also damaged the road linking Carp and Elgin in rural Nevada, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office indicated it wouldn’t reopen until today. Repairs to the road will restrict access for the next 7-10 days... Read More

LIVE: Mayor, soccer league execs at the Bellagio for announcement

The Leagues Cup, a premier soccer event pitting four teams from the MLS against four teams from Liga MX, is the topic at a news conference today at the Bellagio.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Liga MX Executive President Enrique Bonilla and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman are all on hand for the announcement... Read More

New Orleans pumps working at 10-15 inches or rain forecast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

The mayor of New Orleans says the city’s water pumps are “working at optimal capacity” as Tropical Storm Barry moves toward the state’s Gulf coast.

But speaking at a Thursday news conference, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell added that flooding is a threat because slow-moving, heavy rains are expected from the storm.

National Weather Service meteorologist says New Orleans could get 10 to 15 inches of rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some isolated areas could see 20 inches.

Barry could hit Louisiana as a weak hurricane over the weekend... Read More

Job fair will recruit school bus drivers in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A job fair to recruit bus drivers for the Clark County School District will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. til noon.

The fair will be at 4499 S. Arville St. at the Richard C. White Transportation Center, a CCSD news release said.

Applicants can apply on-site, and will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk to current drivers. CCSD provides paid training and assistance in getting the proper license.

Online applications are at www.teach.vegas... Read More

Biologists confirm new condor born in Zion National Park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sweeping red-rock cliff at Utah’s Zion National Park is now the home of a new California condor chick as the species makes a comeback in the wild three decades after they were on the brink of extinction, biologists have confirmed.

The chick is believed to have hatched in early May on the cliffs just north of Angels Landing, park rangers said. If it survives to flying age in November, it will be the first chick to fledge at the park.

“We’re hoping it does fledge, it takes off out of the nest and successfully flies off,” said Eugenne Moisa with Zion National Park on Wednesday.

Birds raised in captivity were first released at Vermilion Cliffs near the Arizona-Utah line in 1996, and now more than 88 flying in the two states... Read More

You can get gas for 60 cents during Terrible Herbst celebration

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — To celebrate its 60th year in business, Terrible Herbst is selling gas for 60 cents a gallon for 2 hours every Thursday through Aug. 29 at a location that will change weekly.

Each Thursday starting today and running for 7 weeks, the promotion will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Terrible’s will select one store location for the 60-cent gas promotion. The company’s app will notify consumers of the location an hour ahead of the start of the promotion.

The promotion is the company’s way of saying “thank you” to loyal customers by “Rolling back the time to 1959.”

More information is available at terribleherbst.com... Read More

Sisolak calls newly reported radioactive waste shipment illegal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s state and congressional leaders are looking for answers after news of more radioactive waste shipments to the Nevada National Security Site.

Gov. Sisolak announced today he was notified by the Department of Energy about a shipment of waste classified as low-level on July 3.

Sisolak said the shipment was misclassified, and therefor unapproved by the agreement that sets standards for what can be shipped. He said the shipment was illegal.

The state filed a lawsuit after similar shipments that began last year.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said the news isn’t surprising... Read More