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Hiker, 21, rescued after 75-year-old finds him on Utah mountain

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities used a state Department of Public Safety helicopter to make an overnight rescue of an ailing 21-year-old hiker stranded high on Mt. Timpanogos in north-central Utah.

Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon says the helicopter late Tuesday night retrieved the man and a 75-year-old hiker who had joined the younger man and called 911 for medical assistance for him.

Cannon says the 21-year-old man was experiencing nausea and other symptoms typically associated with altitude sickness.

According to Cannon, the man was at about 10,000 feet, or about 1,500 feet below the mountain’s summit.

Paramedics checked out the 21-year-old at a trailhead and released him.

Mt. Timpanogos is located in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and is the second highest summit in Wasatch Mountains... Read More

Police looking for robbery suspect

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro are looking for a man accused of robbing a business in the 4800 block of West Russell Road in Las Vegas. Police say he demanded money from the worker, took the money and got away.

Police say the man is about 5′ 10″ tall and medium build. He also has tattoos on his neck.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro at (702) 828-3591. You can also remain anonymous through Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. Information leading to an arrest could earn you a cash reward... Read More

First lawsuit challenges Trump rollback of Endangered Species Act

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s rollback of the Endangered Species Act.

The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice filed the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation Association, WildEarth Guardians and the Humane Society of the United States. The lawsuit comes after the federal government earlier this month announced a series of changes to weaken the Endangered Species Act... Read More

CCSD: Schools will remain open if teachers’ strike happens

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A plan is in motion to keep Clark County School District students in school — even if — teachers go on strike Sept. 10. The district is facing a budget deficit of $35 million over a two-year period.

A major sticking point in the negotiation with the union is that teachers who have advanced degrees will not be getting a pay bump. Around 2,000 teachers would qualify for that additional pay, but it would cost the district millions more dollars.

While school administrators have not shared their specific plan yet, experts tell 8 News Now the district’s best efforts might not be enough to keep students engaged.

“Who would be actually giving instruction?” Katrina Routledge, a parent of CCSD students wanted to know.

That’s the biggest question Routledge and many parents are asking as teachers prepare to strike. She has kids in 6th, 8th, and 9th grade and is worried they’ll check out, if teachers walk out... Read More

NLVPD encourages women to join the force

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas police are reaching out to women interested in a career behind the badge through a series of seminars.

The department held the first event Wednesday afternoon and discussed the steps it takes to become an officer in leadership roles.

Organizers say the goal of these events is to breakdown the barriers that are holding many women back from joining the force.

For more information on the recruiting process and becoming an officer, visit NLVPD’s website.

The second hiring event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10. ... Read More

German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn’t exist

BERLIN (AP) — A German city that’s been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn’t really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that’s true.

Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they’ll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who delivers solid proof of its non-existence.

They said there are “no limits to creativity” for entrants, but only incontrovertible evidence will qualify for the prize.

The idea that Bielefeld doesn’t exist was first floated by computer expert Achim Held, who posted the satirical claim on the Internet in 1994 in an effort to poke fun at online conspiracy theories.

Even German Chancellor Angela Merkel once jokingly cast doubt on the existence of Bielefeld, which is allegedly located about 330 kilometers (205 miles) west of Berlin... Read More

Nevada ranks No.10 in US for juvenile arrests for stealing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new study of juvenile delinquency shows Nevada with the 10th-highest rate of arrests for stealing.

Using 2017 information, the most recent available for the nationwide comparisons, the study used data on robbery and larceny arrests for youth from 10- to 17-years-old. Maryland had the highest rate, calculated by arrests per 100,000 youths and scored by state.

Data for Nevada indicates 116 arrests for robbery and 421 arrests for larceny per 100,000 youths in 2017. The ratio of robbery arrests to total arrests is notably higher for Nevada than most states. Larceny is the more common crime by a wide margin in most other states, but Maryland and Nevada both had a high percentage of robbery arrests.

Frontpoint Security released the survey. Read the entire survey here... Read More