Today's Top Stories

Pahrump: Firefighters Rescue Three Pets from House Fire

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that caused major damage to a Pahrump home on Tahachapi Avenue Sunday afternoon. All occupants are safe. And as Fire Chief Scott Lewis explains, firefighters were able to locate and save three pets from the flames -- which led to an emotional reunion.

 

 

Nine New Officers Join Ranks of Nye County Sheriff's Office

On September 26th, the Nye County Sheriff's Office graduated 9 new deputies in a ceremony that was celebrated socially-distant and via Zoom. There were guest speakers, awards presentations, badge pinnings and a swearing in ceremony. Sheriff Sharon Wehrly spoke to News 25 about the academy, COVID, the training these new deputies completed and challenges they will face.

 

 

Education News: CareVillage Connecting Families to Learning Pods

With parents nationwide struggling to meet the needs of their children and work responsibilities during COVID, a former Uber executive has hit upon an innovative solution that's sweeping major cities. The old saying 'it takes a village' is his team's inspiration for creating an online platform where families can make crucial connections with one another. All have the mutual goal of learning, playing and surviving the pandemic together, by joining community pods. Kim Martinez reports. Michael and team say no matter how big CareVillage.us grows, they will always offer the basic matching service to families for free.

 

 

Save A Pet - Harry, Willie and Charlie

For today's Save A Pet, we meet three brothers -- adorable kittens available for adoption right now from Desert Haven Animal Society. Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Harry, Willie and Charlie.

 

 

Eric Trump Stops in Pahrump to Campaign for His Father

With election day now less than 40 days away, President Donald Trump's son Eric is making the rounds, drumming up support for his father. Thursday evening, he made a stop in Pahrump, appearing before a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters at Pahrump Valley Winery.

 

 

Eric Trump's One-On-One with News 25's Deanna O'Donnell

After his appearance last night, Eric Trump spoke with News 25's Deanna O'Donnell. Here's part of that conversation, including a question by viewer Pamela Bailey, asking how we can help ensure a fair election.

 

 

Suicide Prevention Iniative Aimed at Helping Veterans

September is Suicide Prevention Month. VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is stressing the importance of suicide prevention... and helping to connect veterans and their families to the resources they need through a new program, called Be There. Every day, nearly 20 veterans or active-duty servicemembers take their own lives. Of those, only about a-third have received recent VA care. If you know a veteran facing a tough time, help and resources are available. And it's just a few clicks away, by going online to BeThereForVeterans.com

 

 

Health: Young Girl is Cancer-Free Aftger Year-Long Battle with Rare Sarcoma

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, nearly 16-thousand kids in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. 10-year-old Lucy Spada (spah-duh), from Wisconsin, is one of them. She spent the last year battling a rare cancer -- and inspired everyone along the way. Kyle Michael Miller has her story of hope.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If you're in the market for a new desktop computer, Josh Osborne, of Great Computer Deals, has some advice. In today's Quick Tutorial, he explores the top reasons for and against buying a desktop.

 

 

Save A Pet -- Maddie's Pet Adoption Days

This weekend is a great time to consider adopting a local shelter pet. Thanks to funding provided by the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation, all adoption fees are being waived for this event. So you can adopt a dog or cat for free. Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society with more.

 

 

Social Worker Says Parent Involvement is Crucial During COVID-Era Learning

Since school has been back in session, we've had the opportunity to speak with some students and a teacher about their experience so far. Today we talk to the support staff. Alicia Lewis is a social worker at Rosemary Clarke Middle School. Alicia took some time to tell us about how she thinks school is going so far. Alicia even had a tip for looking on the bright side. Once again we hear how important parent interaction is. Remember, if you have questions regarding your child, the teachers and support staff invite you to reach out to them. They realize that there are so many changes in your child's education right now and they want to help you to understand them all.

 

 

Nevada Realty Donates Minivan to Tails of Nye County

A Pahrump non-profit that helps pets -- and pet owners -- has a new ride. Tails of Nye County assists people who cannot otherwise afford to spay and neuter their cats and dogs. The organization also works to reduce the population of stray cats in our community. That requires a lot of trips to Las Vegas. And now, thanks to a generous donation from a local real estate office, they have a safe, reliable vehicle for their travels. To learn more about the spay and neuter programs, volunteer, or make a donation to Tails of Nye County, give them a call at 702-306-3245. You can also visit them on Facebook at Tails of Nye County.

 

 

Save A Pet! Meet Kenan!

Today we sent John Kohler out to play with the dogs....well at least one dog! Meet Kenan. Right now he lives at Desert Haven Animal Society but he could be living with you! And his adoption fee could be free!

 

 

Local Man Arrested

On September 5 at 11:15 am Nye County Sheriff's deputies responed to Peitrick Park for a report of a fight in progress.

 

 

Remote Area Medical to be in Pahrump

Remote Area Medical -- or RAM for short -- returns to Pahrump in just two weeks. The event provides FREE medical, dental, vision and mental health care to area residents. As RAM Committee Co-Chair Ryan Muccio explains, it really is free. And... there's no catch.

 

 

BOCC Approves Pahrump Valley Days

At the September 16 BOCC meeting Doug Dubin of the Vino Jazz Foundation asked the board to approve a festival license for an new event. Pahrump Valley Days would be held February 18th-the twenty first.

 

 

Health: Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of COVID-19

One Day COVID-19 numbers are down, the next they're climbing again. At times our 'new normal' can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. According to Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Scott Bea (Bee), refusing to feel helpless is the key to a smooth ride. He recommends taking action and finding things and people that bring positivity into our lives.

 

 

Adoption Fees Free This Weekend at Never Forgotten Animal Society

Never Forgotten Animal Society is a 501c3 animal welfare charity in Pahrump. They work hard to find forever homes for animals in need and reduce euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. Its a special week for Never Gorgotten Animal Society and also for those looking to adopt a pet!

 

 

Defendants in Child Abuse Case Arraigned on 24 Charges

Mickey Cagle, Danny Hicks and Vicki Bachli made their first court appearance today for arraignment. Each appeared from the Nye County Detention Center via television to be arraigned on myriad of heinous charges ranging from incest, lewdness with a child under 14, beastiality, possession of child pornography, child abuse and more. 24 charges total.

 

 

Pahrump Apartment Fire Ruled Suspicious in Nature

Some tense moments Tuesday morning at the Courtyard Apartments in Pahrump, as a fire forced the evacuation of Building 6. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says it was a bit of a chaotic scene as crews arrived on scene. Authorities say the cause of the fire is suspicious and is under investigation.

 

 

Children Receiving Reimbursement for Missed Meals

Children who would have received free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program are receiving a one-time refund for the cost of school lunches that were missed when schools were closed earlier this year due to COVID-19. The money is coming from the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program -- more commonly referred to as P-EBT. Julie Balderson, who works with the State Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, explains how it works. The state has a dedicated hotline to answer questions about the P-EBT program. That number is 702-486-9640. You can also learn more by visiting the state's welfare website, at DWSS.NV.gov.

 

 

Court Report with Missey Kohler

Missey Kohler follows some of the biggest cases moving through the courts in Nye County, including those involving defendants James Bonetti and Ashley Winn.