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President Trump talks Supreme Court nominee, election, coronavirus and football in NewsNation interview

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Just days after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald J. Trump said he has a “pretty good idea” which woman he’ll nominate to the Supreme Court, but he hasn’t made the final decision yet.

The president spoke one on one with NewsNation anchor Joe Donlon Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview, discussing everything from the Supreme Court to college football.

NewsNation reached out to Joe Biden's campaign several times for a similar interview; as of publication time, they have not committed to an interview with NewsNation... Read More

Five-time convicted felon sentenced to prison for unlawful possession of a firearm

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — A five-time convicted felon was sentenced Monday to three years and four months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm and threatening his girlfriend’s life with the firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Patrick Gorman of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Bryson Lamar Williams, a 34-year-old from Las Vegas, pleaded guilty on June 24, 2020, to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Williams to three years of supervised release. ... Read More

Avoid the Area: Police working vehicle barricade near Gilespie, Ebb Tide Circle

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police are asking people to avoid the area of Gilespie Street and Ebb Tide Circle in Enterprise as they work a vehicle barricade.

When officers conducted a follow-up on a stolen vehicle at a residence, a woman got into the car. Authorities say as they attempted to arrest her, she drove into the driveway.

The driver began to ram both police vehicles and the home while officers attempted to block her.

Police believe the woman is armed and are working to contain her and not cause an adverse response.

SWAT has been advised of the situation. ... Read More

Numerous heat records set in Death Valley during summer 2020

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Over the summer of 2020, numerous heat records were broken in Death Valley, as the park experienced what may be some the hottest days ever recorded on Earth. 

This meteorological summer had an average temperature, day and night combined, of 102.7. This makes 2020 the fourth hottest summer on record. The hottest summers stack up as follow:

  • 2018 (1st)
  • 2017 (2nd)
  • 2016 (3rd) 

“Death Valley National Park is known for its extreme temperatures, and this year certainly didn’t disappoint when it comes to heat!” said Superintendent Mike Reynolds. “It is exciting to live and work in a place that is literally the hottest place on Earth. I’m proud to work with a resilient team of employees who have chosen to embrace the heat and carry out the mission of the National Park Service here.” 

According to experts, the temps mark a continued record of a changing climate. ... Read More

CCSD families share their success with distance education

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- We know many Clark County School District families do not like distance education. But some are finding success with virtual learning a month after the start of online classes.

Marcella Williams records her middle school son playing the xylophone. He's one of her three children who are finding success with distance education.

"It's been a really good experience so far," said Williams.

She tells us she embraces the overall situation, even when her twins started the school year overseas.

"Their first week of online school was in Greece because their flight had been canceled," Williams recounted.

Remaining flexible allows Williams and others to stay positive about virtual learning. Some even credit it for teaching students certain life lessons. ... Read More

New DETR employees will review unemployment cases, resolve claims

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- There's hope for better days ahead at the Department of Employment, Transportation and Rehabilitation, as it brings on a wave of new employees.

This week, roughly 200 new workers started at the agency. They are former welfare workers.

8 News Now spoke to Amber Hansen, who runs a popular unemployment Facebook group with 17,000 members. She is hopeful this means more claims get resolved.

"There is progress being made," said Hansen. "I am seeing significant progress."

She says since ID ME started and Barbara Buckley took over, there has been movement. But while there is progress, Hansen knows thousands are waiting and have been waiting for some time. She hopes more people on the phones will help.

Buckley, the Strike Force leader, told us workers will be reviewing claims for eligibility, obtaining additional information if needed and resolving claims. ... Read More

Virgin Mountain Fire burning near Mesquite grows to 3,000 acres

MESQUITE, Nev. (KLAS) -- The Virgin Mountain Fire burning just southeast of Mesquite, Nevada, has grown to 3,000 acres, according to the Bureau of Land Management. It is running through brush on steep terrain.

A lightning strike ignited the blaze on Sept. 21. It is currently located around 10 miles southeast of Mesquite.

The Virgin Mountain fire est. 3,000 ac. is burning approx. 10 miles SE of Mesquite, Nevada. Started by lightning 9-21, active and running in brush on steep terrain. No structures threatened, no road closures or evacuations. https://t.co/3fxQioSKNm... Read More