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Air Force warns against Area 51 raid

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The U.S. Air Force is warning more than 1 million people not to try and raid Area 51.

The Facebook page “Storm Area 51” was started as a joke but now officials are growing worried people will follow through.

It was almost exactly five years ago a tour bus carrying visitors to the edge of the top secret military base crossed the line.

The I-Team’s George Knapp put this story together then about how serious the military is about it’s boundary.

In the 25 years since our reports first put the once unknown base on the map, tens of thousands of curious people have trekked out to take a peek. A few strayed over the line, on purpose, and were quickly scooped up. It’s believed this is the first intrusion caught entirely on video and it nearly caused the tours to be shut down... Read More

WATCH: Large pod of dolphins caught on camers

LOS ANGELES – A pod of dolphins was spotted off the coast of Laguna Beach, California this past weekend keeping up with a boat. About 100 dolphins hung out for about 25 minutes.

It was a rare site to see the massive pod.

The man who took the video, Chuck Patterson, was on the boat and said he has seen massive pods before but never in such a tight grouping... Read More

Hot & gusty fire danger.

Plenty of hot sunshine and those dry, gusty winds will return this afternoon. Red Flag warnings have been issued for fire weather dangers today and those start before Noon. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has details and also a slight break in temps heading into your weekend... Read More

Nevada dorms rocked by gas blast closed for 1 to 2 years

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Both of the dormitories damaged in a natural gas explosion at the University of Nevada, Reno will remain closed for at least a year and the most severely damaged one isn’t expected to reopen until at least the fall of 2021.

School officials said Monday they’re making progress on plans to find housing for 1,300 students who were scheduled to live in Argenta and Nye halls when the fall semester begins at the end of next month.

A July 5 explosion in a basement boiler room at Argenta Hall led to a much larger gas blast that blew out walls and windows, but caused only minor injuries to eight people.

School officials say they’re already developing requests for architectural design and rebuilding of the residence halls. They hope Nye can reopen by fall 2020 and Argenta by fall 2021... Read More

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico is rolling out the measure Tuesday on the 74th anniversary of the Trinity Test.

As part of the top-secret Manhattan Project, government scientists and the U.S. military dropped the first atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert in 1945. Nearly 200 atmospheric tests followed. Uranium mining persisted even after the tests ceased.

Citing affected downwinders and Native American tribes, Lujan says coverage must be expanded.

Among other things, the measure would require Congress to issue a formal apology to people in a dozen U.S. states... Read More

Construction project looks to give Arts District a makeover

Las Vegas (KLAS) – Construction is underway on the “Third Street Improvement Project.”

It aims to spruce up part of the Arts District, bringing in new pavement, wider sidewalks, street lights, and a lot more. The project runs from Charleston to Bonneville. The goal is to make the area more pedestrian and biker friendly.

The $19 million project is set to be completed in April 2020. ... Read More

Woman killed by man she met online; loved ones believe she was deceived

“What does today have in store for me?,” 42-year-old Juliane Kellner asks in cellphone video filmed by a friend, Jennifer Bratton.

The video was taken a few months ago, featuring Kellner as she spoke candidly of her past involving addiction, violence, and sexual abuse.

“I will continue to live a life that’s blessed, not broken,” Kellner continued in the video.

The night Kellner shared her testimony was was a normal evening for Kellner and Bratton’s women’s ministry, but now that evening means much more. “Jules” was found dead at the Palm Villas apartments by Henderson Police in an apparent murder-suicide. “It was super important for me to record her and now I can see God working there,” Bratton recalled... Read More