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Man in critical condition after being hit by car

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — 63-year-old Kenneth Toll was taken to the hospital last night, and is in critical condition after he was hit while crossing the road. Police say 55-year-old Reginald Vertison was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

It happened Wednesday around 10 pm on West Desert Inn Road near Fort Apache Road. Police say Vertison hit Toll with the front of his Kia Optima.

The road was closed during the initial investigation. Metro is still investigating the crash... Read More

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting 74,155 as of Tuesday, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Bolsonaro took office on Jan. 1.

“Maybe — I am not affirming it — these (NGO people) are carrying out some criminal actions to draw attention against me, against the government of Brazil,” Bolsonaro told reporters.

When asked if he had evidence, the president did not provide any.

“There is a war going on in the world against Brazil, an information war,” Bolsonaro said... Read More

West Nile virus outbreak declared as cases grow to 28 in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — West Nile virus cases have exploded in Clark County, prompting the Southern Nevada Health District to declare an outbreak.

The district is now reporting 28 cases, 12 more since Aug. 8. Fewer of the recent cases are of the more serious form of the illness transmitted by mosquitoes, but overall, 17 of the 28 cases are neuroinvasive.

“The West Nile virus activity we are seeing in our community is a serious public health concern,” said Dr. Joe Iser, Chief Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “I urge people to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using repellents whenever they are outdoors and to make sure they are eliminating standing water from around their homes.”

Nearly 1 in 5 mosquitoes tested is positive for the virus, far exceeding last year’s levels, when 0.1 percent tested positive. Infected mosquitoes have been found in 39 unique ZIP codes in Southern Nevada... Read More

VIDEO: 10 escape fiery airplane crash

OROVILLE, CA — Officials say everyone aboard a private jet that crashed in Oroville, CA, near Sacramento, escaped without injury on Wednesday. Authorities say the pilot aborted takeoff and then the plane skidded off the runway and caught fire.

The eight passengers and two pilots all made it out of the downed plane safely.

Nearby residents said they heard explosions. Some captured the aftermath of the crash on their cell phones.

This is the second fiery crash in the past week involving a Cessna where everyone aboard escaped. ... Read More

Some slight changes blowing in today

A little change in the weather today with some high clouds sliding through our skies and breezy southwest winds picking up through the day. Afternoon highs will drop off just enough to miss heat warning criteria, so it was dropped for today. But temps won’t cool down all that much. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast still has some pretty hot numbers... Read More

Air traveler accused of punching pilot at Vegas airport gate

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Authorities say an air traveler was detained by Las Vegas police after he punched an airline pilot at a McCarran International Airport gate where crew members determined he was too intoxicated to board a flight.

Las Vegas police Officer Alejandra Zambrano says the pilot refused medical attention and the 49-year-old man was issued a misdemeanor battery summons after the incident a little before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The man’s name, hometown and travel destination weren’t immediately made public.

Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says the man struck the pilot twice after the pilot intervened in an argument between the man and crew members near Frontier Airlines gates.

Frontier spokesman Zack Kramer says the airline is cooperating with police. He didn’t respond to questions about the man’s destination or the aircraft flight number... Read More

Who’s the highest paid actor in America?

Hollywood ( KLAS ) – More good news for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

In addition to his new marriage, the wrestler-turned-actor tops the Forbes list of the highest paid actors in America for 2019.

Here’s the clip (above) as anchors John Langeler and Nate Tannenbaum talked about it on 8NewsNow Good Day this morning... Read More