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RTC on a Sunday Schedule for Independence Day

RTC on a Sunday Schedule for Independence Day

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will operate its transit system on a Sunday schedule this Independence Day holiday, Monday, July 4. 

The Sunday schedule will be implemented due to traditionally lower ridership and less traffic on this day. 

The Sunday schedules for all RTC transit routes are available at www.rtcsnv.com or in the RTC’s Transit Guide. Riders with questions can also call the RTC’s Customer Service line at 228-RIDE (7433.)

F-16 Pilot Died in Tuesday Crash

F-16 Pilot Died in Tuesday Crash

 

LAS VEGAS -- Air Force officials say the pilot of an F-16 Falcon that crashed on Tuesday evening did not survive. The crash happened in the Nevada Test and Training Range, 20 miles west of Caliente, Nevada.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. T.J. O'Shaughnessy said, "Based on evidence recovered from the crash site, and after extensive aerial and ground search efforts, we know that the pilot did not eject from the aircraft prior to impact.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the pilot's immediate family, Air Force family, and friends during this difficult time."

The name and unit of the pilot has not been released.

Aircraft Accident Reported at Nellis AFB

CALIENTE, Nev.  -- Officials at Nellis Air Force Base are reporting an aircraft accident near Caliente.

The accident happened at about 5:30 p.m. in the northern range area of the base. An F-16 from Nellis was conducting air-to-air combat training prior to the crash.

One person was onboard the aircraft. That person's condition is unknown. A search and rescue mission is underway for the pilot.

I-Team: Go Inside the Electric Daisy Carnival

I-Team: Go Inside the Electric Daisy Carnival

LAS VEGAS -- Going inside the Electric Daisy Carnival wasn't easy, as television outlets were banned from going inside. But armed with a cell phone, the 8 News NOW I-Team got in anyway. They wanted to see if the worries and fears matched reality.

The general tone of the EDC was having fun, letting loose, and maybe breaking a drug law or two. But instead of mosh pits and fights like at other concerts, most everyone seemed like they just wanted to let the beat take over.

The morning after, the electric turned into exhaustion. A bleary sunrise, but there were still a few people with energy to spare.

Just hours earlier, speakers blasted watts of electronica at the massive crowds. Carnival rides by the dozen and people also explored the power and dangers of drugs.

No Major Problems at Electronic Music Festival

No Major Problems at Electronic Music Festival

Despite its reputation the Electric Daisy Carnival had very few incidents over its three days at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

Electronic Music Fest Opens At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Electronic Music Fest Opens At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

One of the largest electronic music shows in the world opened Friday in Las Vegas.

The Electric Daisy Carnival is a three-day outdoor festival of music. It features carnival rides, acrobats, music from top DJ's and bad buzz connected to drug use at previous festivals. The organizers outlined several rules for the festival in hopes of stopping any misbehavior. Organizers say they will go after people are making trouble at the festival.

 

County to Open Cooling Stations

LAS VEGAS -- Officials with Clark County say they are opening several cooling stations around the valley as temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 108 degrees Wednesday and Thursday.

The stations will be open to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat and keep them hydrated.

The stations are in addition to other efforts that provide shelter on an as-needed basis.

Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army serve as summer day-shelters and are open seven days a week throughout the summer.

  • Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Salvation Army, 31 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The following additional locations will also be open Wednesday and Thursday: