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Today's Top Stories Archives for 2021-09

Murder Co-Defendants In Court To Hear Evidence Against Them

The three defendants accused of torturing and murdering a Las Vegas man are back in court today. Judge Kent Jasperson listened as prosecutors presented the state's evidence against Heather Pate, Kevin Dent and Brad Mehn. The three co-defendants are facing murder charges in the death of Roy Jaggers.

 

 

Nevada ARP 'Listening Tour' Makes Stop in Pahrump

State Treasurer Zach Conine rolled into Pahrump Thursday morning to meet with dozens of local residents at the Valley Electric Association Conference Center. It's the latest stop on a statewide listening tour, as the treasurer tries to get some ideas for how to spend billions of dollars in federal aid -- money coming to state coffers from The American Rescue Plan. There's still time to get involved. If you didn't make it out for today's event, you can share your ideas for how to shape Nevada's future, by going online, to NevadaRecovers.com.

 

 

Health: Teen Survives Complex COVID-Related Health Crisis

People who've been hospitalized with severe COVID-19 often need physical therapy to regain strength and retrain muscles as they recover. That was the case for an Ohio teen who never expected to spend time on a ventilator after a host of medical issues, including COVID-19, left her fighting for her life. Erica Foreman has more on her inspiring comeback. Sandy says she's always wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. She says this experience, and all the different medical specialties she encountered, has reinforced her desire to help others.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

Is your computer not doing what you'd like it to do? In this week's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne explains what signs might indicate it's time to buy a new computer.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

It's time to get caught up on all that's happening in our local sports world. And the man to do that is Doug Ferber.

 

Tortoise Group' Facilitates Adoptions of Desert Tortoises

If you live in Nevada, have a backyard and would like to adopt a desert tortoise, there's a group out there that can help you with that. Sarah Mortimer works with a non-profit organization called Tortoise Group. She explains what you need to know if you're thinking about getting a pet tortoise. Tortoise Group was founded back in 1983 by five women. The organization works toward wildlife conservation, helps with tortoise adoptions and educates the public about desert tortoises.

 

 

Save A Pet - Fiona

If you're looking to adopt a four-legged best friend, we hope you'll visit one of our local shelters. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell is hanging out in the yard at Desert Haven Animal Society, where we meet Fiona.

 

 

Health: Standardizing Heart Attack Care For Women Saves Lives

September 29 is World Heart Day. Each year, about one million women worldwide suffer a serious type of heart attack caused by a blockage. Previous research shows women, in comparison to men, often have lower survival rates and lower quality of life after these events. Now, a Cleveland Clinic study shows this trend can be reversed when healthcare providers follow a standardized care plan.

 

 

Fate Of Proposed Nye County Diesel Fuel Tax In Hands Of Voters

At the most recent board of county commissioners meeting, an agenda item discussing implementation of a 5 cent diesel fuel tax here in Nye County was brought up. And needless to say, there were many different opinions on this specific agenda item. Here's Matthew Davis with the story.

 

 

Ask Angi: Remodel Your Bathroom

Like most kitchens, our bathrooms get a lot of use. But are you getting tired of what you're seeing? In today's Ask Angi, Bailey Carson discusses how to tackle a bathroom remodel to help wipe away some wear and tear and refresh a bathroom of any size.

 

 

Tourism Officials Call Pahrump Fall Festival a Big Success

The 2021 Pahrump Fall Festival is over. And planning for next year's event will begin soon. Pahrump Tourism Director Arlette Ledbetter says from their perspective, this year's festival was a big success.

 

 

PVFR Kept Busy at Pahrump Fall Festival

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue was kept busy during this year's Pahrump Fall Festival. Two separate incidents, just minutes apart Saturday night, sent two people to a Las Vegas trauma center. Fire Chief Scott Lewis says, overall, it was a pretty typical year for first responders.

 

 

Burro Killed in Collision With Vehicle in Pahrump

A driver is treated for injuries after their vehicle strikes a wild burro near Nevada Treasure RV Resort Tuesday morning. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says the burro did not survive.

 

 

Health: What You Can Do To Help Prevent Dementia

September is World Alzheimer's Month. And according to a recent study, dementia cases will triple worldwide by 2050. So what's the reason behind this concerning trend?

 

 

Museum Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Focus On Children

From hands on experiences to art exhibits, singing and dancing, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is getting the full attention of a museum in the southwest. They've pulled out all the stops to make it memorable for young children and their families. Kim Martinez reports.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

The Pahrump Valley High School boys and girls soccer teams continue their winning ways. And despite the latest loss, some PVHS football players turned in some impressive stats. Doug Ferber reports.

 

 

Three-Vehicle Crash Sends Animal Control Officer, Two Others To Hospital

A Nye County Sheriff's Office Animal Control officer is recovering at home, after being hurt Sunday morning when her vehicle was caught up in a three-vehicle crash in Pahrump. Nye County Sheriff's Office Captain David Boruchowitz says, luckily, no one was seriously hurt. The animal control officer has been identified as Autumn Chaffee. She was transported to Desert View Hospital for treatment of her injuries and released. Chaffee's animal control vehicle was also struck in another crash last year at the intersection of Basin Avenue and Linda Street. Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

 

 

OneCare Kids Bringing Hospice, Palliative Care to Pahrump

There's a new option here in Southern Nevada for those in need of hospice or palliative care for children. It's called OneCare Kids. Their goal is to ensure that pediatric patients and their families are taken care of medically and emotionally while a young one is dealing with complex medial needs or a life limiting illness. For more on this, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Save A Pet - Jackson

It's a new week. Time to meet some fantastic, adoptable pets available from Desert Haven Animal Society. Today, Darbie O'Donnell is in the yard with Jackson.

 

 

Pahrump Fall Festival Weekend Events Lineup

The biggest event of the year in Nye County is now underway. The Pahrump Fall Festival kicked off at five o'clock Thursday afternoon. And hundreds came out to enjoy the festivities.

 

 

Pahrump Organization Focusing on Women-Owned Businesses

There is a new association here in Pahrump that was established to help foster a vibrant small businesses community that is owned by women. Here is the story of the three women who are the founding members of The Pahrump Association of Women Owned And Women Led Bussinesses.

 

 

Pahrump's Dan Schinhofen Releases New Album, 'My Kind Of Music'

For our next story, we take a closer look at some of the new music that former county commissioner Dan Schinhofen has recently released. He might have stepped away from representing the people of district 5, but he's still got a lot to say. Here's Matthew Davis with more on this story.

 

 

Save A Pet - Sheba

For today's Save A Pet, we're back inside the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society one last time this week. That's where we find Darbie O'Donnell, who introduces us to Sheba.

 

 

Health: Teen Cancer Patients Connect Through Music

Two teens undergoing cancer treatment are now best friends thanks to the power of music. Brittany Rall shares their inspiring story. Aidan is now in remission and Marco is undergoing maintenance therapy. Both of them are planning to go to college.

Ask Angi: Tips For Maintaining And Repairing Your Home's Roof

The roof is something people tend to take for granted in their homes. But maintaining and repairing it is key to keeping your home and your family safe. In today's Ask Angi, Bailey Carson talks roofing repairs, and what to do to make sure your roof is in good shape to protect your home -- and everything in it.

 

 

Pahrump Fall Festival Friday Event Calendar

The Pahrump Fall Festival kicks off at five p-m today, with a fireworks display set to light up the sky at seven-thirty. The festival, which runs through Sunday, promises something for everyone. Tourism Director Arlette Ledbetter gives us a preview of what to look for Friday.

 

 

Save A Pet - Bobby

It's all about the cats this week. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell is hanging out with another adorable -- and adoptable -- feline, available at Desert Haven Animal Society.

 

 

Experts Look At Safety And Effectiveness of Mixing COVID-19 Vaccines

The CDC issues new guidance for distributing booster shots for adults that have already received their initial COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals that are 65 years of age or older and living in a long term care facility and adults with certain pre-existing health conditions are eligible for a booster shot. An ongoing study related to COVID-19 vaccines by the World Health Organization is looking at the safety and effectiveness of mixing vaccines by various manufacturers. For more on this, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Health: Study Finds Link Between COVID-19 and Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Disease affects more than six million people in the U.S. And a Cleveland Clinic study has found a connection between COVID-19 and brain changes commonly seen in Alzheimer's patients. Doctors say it appears they share similar biological pathways.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

Is your computer running slower than it used to? If so, it might be time to replace it. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne offers some telltale signs that it's time.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

There's a lot going on in the sports world. And Doug Ferber is here now with all you need to know.

 

 

Education News: Book Serves As Guide To Fixing Failing Schools

It's an impressive story of turning the tide. One principal's quest to change a New York high school from failing to succeeding. He's put it all down in his new book. But this isn't just a heartwarming story. It's a blueprint for school leaders nationwide. The book by Doctor Marck Abraham is called 'What Success Looks Like.' And it's a guide to getting the most at-risk kids to graduation. Kim Martinez reports. Abraham's book is now available on Amazon.

 

 

Save A Pet - Bob

For today's Save A Pet, we're back inside the cat house at Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we find Darbie O'Donnell, who's hanging out with Bob.

 

 

Health: What Parents Need To Know About Ultra-Processed Foods

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. And according to a recent study, two-thirds of calories consumed by children and adolescents come from ultra-processed foods. So what can be done to stop this unhealthy trend?

 

 

Looking For A Job? Pahrump Fall Festival Needs You.

The Pahrump Fall Festival kicks off tomorrow. There's still a lot going on behind the scenes to prepare for Nye County's biggest event of the year. And there are even some job opportunities. Tourism Director Arlette Ledbetter says some vendors and the carnival is in need of workers.

 

 

Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest Winners Announced

The Nevada Department of Public Safety's State Fire Marshal Division has selected the winners of this year's Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest. And all four winners live in northern Nevada.

 

 

Pahrump Fall Festival Thursday Highlights

The Pahrump Fall Festival kicks off Thursday afternoon and runs through Sunday. And the event promises something for everyone, including rides, games, food, arts and crafts, a rodeo, hot air balloons, fireworks and a big parade. Tourism Director Arlette Ledbetter has a rundown of what's on tap Thursday.

 

 

Health: Pfizer Releases Data On COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 5-11

For the first time, Pfizer has shared early data for their much-anticipated children's COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine was studied in kids ages five to eleven. Doctor Frank Esper is an infectious disease specialist with Cleveland Clinic Children's. He says the children's vaccine is a lower dose than what's given to adults, but appears just as effective.

 

 

Preparations Are Underway For Pahrump Fall Festival

Crews are working to prepare for this year's Pahrump Fall Festival -- the largest event of the year here in Nye County. The festival, being held at Petrack Park, begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. And there's sure to be something on tap for everyone in the family.

 

 

Artesian Cellars Celebrating One-Year Anniversary

Artesian Cellars in Pahrump is celebrating one year in business. The winery is growing in popularity with locals and visitors too. We caught up with owner and winemaker Tim Burke and Chief Operating Officer Pam Tyler, who report things are going really well.

 

 

Marla Quercia Crowned Ms. Senior Golden Years 2021

There's a new queen in town. Marla Quercia was crowned Ms. Senior Golden Years 2021 during Saturday evening's pageant, held at Saddle West Casino. Quercia's court includes first runner-up Shelley Fisher and second runner-up Brenda Bolton.

 

 

Health: Study Shows Suicide Attempts Among Girls Increased During Pandemic

September is Suicide Awareness Prevention Month. And according to a study released by the CDC, girls between the ages of 12 and 17 years old appeared to be most at risk during the pandemic. In fact, data shows suspected suicide attempts during February and March of this year increased by 51 percent compared to the same period in 2019.

 

 

Fire Destroys Mount Charleston Lodge

Fire investigators are sifting through what remains of the Mount Charleston Lodge. The iconic structure was destroyed by flames early Friday morning.

 

 

Survey Reveals Current Realities About Mood Disorders

The results of a national survey reveal some surprising findings about mental health. The poll was created by the National Alliance on Mental Illness -- better known as NAMI. NAMI Chief Medical Officer Doctor Ken Duckworth says the new data paints a vivid picture of the nation's current realities about mood disorders.

 

 

Education News: Life School Focuses on Literacy

As classes resume at a school serving a majority of students that are economically disadvantaged and at risk, there's a renewed effort on reading and writing skills. A strong literacy program has always been part of the curriculum at Life School in Texas. But now, as the pandemic threatens to derail their work, they're doubling down. Kim Martinez reports.

 

 

Save A Pet - Libby

It's Friday. Time to meet another great pet available for adoption from one of our local shelters. Today, Darbie O'Donnell has her hands full -- literally -- with a cat named Libby.

 

 

Court Report with Matthew Davis

In this week's court report, Matthew Davis takes a look at some notable cases moving through the justice system in Nye County.

 

 

Pahrump Crash Takes Down Street Light, NHP Reminds Drivers To Pay Attention

A crash Wednesday evening at the intersection of Highway 160 and Blosser Ranch Road in Pahrump caused significant damage, but no one was seriously hurt. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Branske says the rear-end crash serves as a reminder to leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

 

 

Pahrump Crash Takes Down Street Light, NHP Reminds Drivers To Pay Attention

A crash Wednesday evening at the intersection of Highway 160 and Blosser Ranch Road in Pahrump caused significant damage, but no one was seriously hurt. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Branske says the rear-end crash serves as a reminder to leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

 

 

Meet Sharon Crips, Ms. Senior Golden Years Contestant

We're now just two days away from the 2021 Ms. Senior Golden Years competition, happening Saturday evening at Saddle West Casino in Pahrump. Tonight, we meet contestant number five, Sharon Crisp.

 

 

Health: Dad's Kidney Cancer Found During Annual Physical

An Ohio father is sharing his story after discovering he had kidney cancer during an annual physical. As Brittany Rall reports, he would've never known he was sick had he not gone in to get checked out. According to research, kidney cancer is among the ten most common cancers in both men and women. Symptoms often don't become noticeable until late in the disease.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If your computer isn't performing like it used to, it might be time to upgrade. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne says if you're running on an old version of Windows, it's probably time for a new PC.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

It's time to talk sports. Doug Ferber has it all, from local high school action to news from the pros, including the Las Vegas Raiders and Aces.

 

 

Congressman Steven Horsford's Office Holds Office Hours in Pahrump

Representatives from Congressman Steven Horsford's office were in Pahrump Wednesday -- to answer questions and provide help for local residents. Divya Narala, who works for the congressman, says their staff may be able to help when you have nowhere else to turn.

 

 

Meet Shelley Fisher, Ms. Senior Golden Years Contestant

The six contestants vying for the title of Ms. Senior Golden Years are getting ready for the big show, being held Saturday at Saddle West Casino in Pahrump. Meet contestant number four -- Shelley Fisher.

 

 

 

Meet Val Hallam, Ms. Senior Golden Years Contestant

Six senior ladies will compete this weekend for the title of Ms. Senior Golden Years. Tonight, we continue with our introduction of the contestants, starting with Val Hallam.

 

 

New Ms. Senior Golden Years to be Crowned Saturday

Everyone is invited to the 2021 Ms. Senior Golden Years, happening this Saturday at Saddle West. Ms. Senior Golden Years Director BJ Hetrick-Irwin says it's been a long time in the making. If you'd like to get tickets for Saturday evening's Ms. Senior Golden Years pageant, all you need is a phone. Call Jackie Greco, at 775-751-3468.

 

 

Save A Pet - Ava

If you're looking to adopt a new feline companion, we hope you'll visit one of our local shelters. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell is at Desert Haven Animal Society, where she's hanging out with Ava.

 

 

Pahrump: Fire Destroys Motorhome at Acorn Circle Residence

A recreational vehicle, being used as a primary dwelling, is destroyed by fire Tuesday morning at a residence on Acorn Circle in Pahrump. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says a mechanical failure is the likely cause.

 

 

Kiwanis Club of Pahrump Valley Marks 20th Anniversary of 9-11

Saturday evening, the Kiwanis Club of Pahrump Valley held a 9-11 memorial service at Petrack Park. And there were plenty of stories to be told, including a woman who lived in New York City at the time of the attacks.

 

 

Meet Marla Quercia, Ms. Senior Golden Years Contestant

Saturday, six senior ladies will take the stage at Saddle West, as they vie for the title of Ms. Senior Golden Years. Today, we continue with our introduction of the contestants. Meet Marla Quercia.

 

 

News 25 Gets Tour of Progress at Site of New Animal Shelter

As some of you may know, the Board of County Commissioners approved funding for construction of a new animal shelter here in Nye County. We had a chance to talk with Commissioner Frank Carbone and he provided us with an update on the construction of the animal shelter, here’s what he had to say.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

Doug Ferber takes a look at sporting events making news in our area, including the Raiders home win at Allegiant Stadium and expectations for the golf program at Pahrump Valley High School.

 

 

Mickey Cagle Sentenced in Child Sexual Assault Case

A third co-defendant has been sentenced in Nye County District Court for their role in a disturbing story we first brought to your attention in February of last year. For more on this morning’s court proceedings, here’s Matthew Davis.

 

 

Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 9-11 Attacks

The Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley commemorates the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, with a remembrance ceremony at the First Responders Reflection Area on Walt Williams Drive. Rotary's Phyllis Howell and Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis say we must never forget those that died that day.

 

 

Ask Angi: First Home Firsts

Tons of people have been buying and moving into new homes this past year -- and for many, it's the first time. Homeownership doesn't come with a manual. But in today's Ask Angi, Bailey Carson joins us to discuss the first things to do when you move into your new home.

 

 

Health: Vaccines Protect Pregnant Moms During Flu Season

Pregnant women are at increased risk for severe illness from respiratory viruses like flu and COVID-19. Cleveland Clinic OB-GYN, Doctor Tosin Goje, says that's because a woman's immune system weakens during pregnancy, making vaccines especially important.

 

 

Save A Pet - Taz

For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell takes us back inside the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society. And that's where we meet Taz.

 

 

Faith And Blue 5K Fun Run Steps Off Tomorrow In Pahrump

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is inviting the community to the Second Annual Faith and Blue Initiative 5-K Fun Run. The walk, run and roll event kicks off tomorrow morning at Ian Deutch Memorial Park. Nye County Sheriff's Office Chaplain Don Boulden says registration is free.

 

 

Health: Helping Your Child Cope With Mask Shaming

As kids head back to the classroom, they may worry about getting teased by other students for wearing a mask if it's not required. A pediatric psychologist for Cleveland Clinic Children's offers some advice.

 

 

Save A Pet - Harry

For today's Save A Pet, we're back in the yard at Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we find Darbie O'Donnell, who introduces us to Harry.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

Solid state hard drives are becoming more commonplace in P-Cs and laptops. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne explains why they're such a great option.

 

 

Pahrump Valley Disposal Sold To New Company

Some changes are underway for Pahrump Valley Disposal. After having a contract for the past 24 years to provide waste disposal services to a large portion of Nye County, they have decided to sell the business off to a new company.

 

 

Pahrump Valley Rotary Club Preparing For 9-11 Memorial Ceremony

The Pahrump Valley Rotary Club is preparing for its annual 9-11 memorial ceremony, which takes place Saturday at the first responders reflection pond on Walt Williams Drive. Doctor Tom Waters says this year, they'll recognize the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

 

 

Tungland Corporation Holding Pahrump Hiring Event

A local non-profit is trying to address the hard-to-crack labor market right now with a hiring event. We had the opportunity to speak with a representative from the Tungland Corporation, and they hope to be able to perk up their hiring numbers with an upcoming hiring event and get the employee levels back to a robust number so they can address falling staffing levels and nip it in the bud.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

COVID is once again having an impact on the Pahrump Valley High School football program. Doug Ferber has that story and more in tonight's sports report.

 

 

New Pediatric Care Practice Now Open in Pahrump

Parents in Pahrump now have a new choice for pediatric care. Swarts Pediatrics has opened its doors at 1280 East Calvada Boulevard. Doctor Karen Swarts says she realized there was a need, and is happy to be able to provide some much-needed services. Swarts Pediatrics is open Monday through Friday from 8-5. You can learn more on their website, at swartspeds.com, or on Facebook. You can call them at 775-910-7337.

 

 

Nye Commissioners Opt Into Vehicle Purchasing Agreement

At the previous Board Of County Commissioners meeting, board members discussed opting into a government vehicle purchasing agreement with Clark County government. For more, here’s Matthew Davis with this story.

 

 

Therapy Blocks LLC Opens Pahrump Office

A new office specializing in physical therapy for children is now open in Pahrump. Therapy Blocks as been open in Las Vegas for more than three years. Now, they're bringing their services to Pahrump. News 25 spoke with Therapy Blocks President and CEO Thomas Bowen at their grand opening event this past weekend. Therapy Blocks is located at 1306 East Calvada Boulevard, in the Terrible's Roadhouse parking lot. You can learn more by visiting their website, LVtherapyblocks.com.

 

 

September Is 'Fruit And Veggie Month' In Nevada

Governor Steve Sisolak has proclaimed September 'Fruit and Veggie Month' in Nevada. And the agriculture and health departments are encouraging everyone to develop healthy eating habits.

 

 

Education News: 'Million Dollar Man' Heads To College

Classes are resuming at most college around the country. And at one, there's a student whose competitive spirit and determination resulted in his getting dozens of scholarship offers. In fact, his former high school teachers and friends jokingly refer to him as the 'Million Dollar Man.' Kim Martinez reports on just what makes this remarkable student tick.

 

 

Juvenile Killed in Sunday Crash on Highway 160

A juvenile was killed in a crash Sunday on Highway 160 near Trout Canyon Road. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says his department knew from the initial calls that several people had been seriously hurt.

 

 

Young Girl Survives Near-Drowning at Pahrump Home

Thanks to the life-saving efforts of Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue, a young girl is alive today, after nearly drowning in a backyard pool over the holiday weekend. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis explains what happened. The preliminary investigation indicates the girl may have gotten her hair caught up in a drain opening in the pool.

 

 

Health: Survey Shows Virtual Healthcare Preferred By Some Men

The pandemic has changed how we access healthcare, and virtual visits are here to stay. According to a recent Cleveland Clinic survey, some men say they prefer seeing a doctor online, especially when it comes to sensitive topics. Erica Foreman has more on this evolving trend. In addition, one-quarter of men of color and 20 percent of white men said they visit their physician less than once a year, or never. Doctor Bajic says preventive health screenings are a powerful tool in detecting conditions early when they're still treatable. And men should make every effort to stay on schedule with routine care.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

Doug Ferber has a Tuesday look at high school, college and professional sporting news from right here in Southern Nevada.

 

 

Pahrump Community Remembers Tom Saitta

Tom Saitta passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday night. Today, we look back at the life of the local philanthropist, businessman and community leader.

 

 

Nye Commissioners Discuss Response to Pahrump Flooding

At the most recent board of county commissioners meeting, the board discussed how best to respond to the damage left in the wake of the storms from July 25th and 26th . Here’s what they had to say.

 

 

Law Enforcement Joining Forces to Apprehend Impaired Drivers

The Nevada Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies -- including the Nye County Sheriff's Office -- will be Joining Forces through September 13th to apprehend impaired drivers. In 2018, 133 people died on Nevada's roadways in impaired driving crashes. In fact, the highway patrol says Nevada is currently experiencing a 10-year spike in fatal car crashes. Lieutenant Adam Tippetts, with the Nye County Sheriff's Office, says their mission is to keep the public safe by stopping people driving while impaired on Nevada's highways.

 

 

Save A Pet - Willie

For this Friday edition of Save A Pet, we're back at Desert Haven Animal Society. And this time, we're outside in the yard, where Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Willie.

 

 

Preliminary Hearing in Murder Case Continued to September 30

The three suspects accused of torturing and murdering a Las Vegas man here in Nye County appeared in Pahrump Justice Court Thursday morning. But the preliminary hearing was continued to a later date, after their attorneys told the judge they needed more time to prepare.

 

 

Here’s a follow up to a heartbreaking story that we brought to you a few weeks ago. For more on this, here’s Matthew Davis.

 

 

Preliminary Hearing in Murder Case Continued to September 30

The three suspects accused of torturing and murdering a Las Vegas man here in Nye County appeared in Pahrump Justice Court Thursday morning. But the preliminary hearing was continued to a later date, after their attorneys told the judge they needed more time to prepare.

 

 

Health: Bionic Arm Advances Provide More Natural Function, Study Shows

If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll remember the scene with Luke Skywalker and his bionic hand. Well, researchers at Cleveland Clinic have made this fantasy a reality for amputees. New research shows a prosthetic arm that's rewired to communicate with an amputee's brain, can restore more natural function and feeling.

 

 

Court Report with Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis has the latest on a couple of notable cases moving through the courts in Nye County, including those of defendants Seth Cothren and Ryan Howard.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

Solid state hard drives are not only faster -- they're more reliable too. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne explains why they're the best option for data storage -- and why you should get one now.

 

 

Pahrump Man With 200 Dogs Back In Court

Vasili Platunov is back in court again. And once again, his attorney asks the judge for more time to sort out the situation involving his client, who is keeping an estimated two hundred dogs on his property.

 

 

Pahrump Valley Rotary Club Preparing For Cash Extravaganza

The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Pahrump Valley Rotary Club is now less than three weeks away. And tickets are going fast. Rotary Club President Eddie Williams says a 80-dollar ticket could win you ten thousand dollars. If you'd like to snag one of the remaining tickets for the Cash Extravaganza, you can call Eddie Williams, at 210-573-6161. And to learn more about the Pahrump Valley Rotary Club, you can visit their website, at pvrotaryclub.org.

 

 

Time Running Out To Get Pahrump Fall Festival Mega-Pass

The Pahrump Fall Festival is now just three weeks away. And time is running out to get your own mega-pass for the biggest event of the year. We caught up with Arlette Ledbetter at the Pahrump Tourism's temporary office, inside the Bob Ruud Community Center, where she talks about what to expect this year -- and how to get tickets. Stay with News 25 for the latest on this year's Fall Festival. Of course, we'll also bring you all the fun and excitement in our nightly news broadcasts, and on social media.

 

 

Health: Dad On Road To Recovery After Ultrasound Therapy For Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. An Ohio father is opening up about his battle with prostate cancer -- the most common cancer among men in the US after skin cancer. As Brittany Rall tells us, he never thought it could happen to him. But thanks to a non-invasive therapy using sound energy, he's back in the driver's seat. Doctor Weight says only certain people qualify for this kind of procedure right now, so it's important to talk to your doctor about what options might be available to you.

 

Homeschoolers Learning Through 'Surf Skate Science' Program

A program for homeschoolers has just gotten underway again for students in South Florida. The area has a huge increase in homeschooling since the pandemic. The need for outside options for these students prompted one homeschooling couple to combine academics with action-sports and create Surf Skate Science -- a combination of education, fun and socialization all in one class. Kim Martinez reports.

 

 

Pahrump: Indivisible Prickly Pears Rally For Voting Rights

Pahrump members of a nationwide movement take to the streets to rally for voting rights -- and voting rights reform. Carolene Logue belongs to Indivisible Prickly Pears. She says now is the time to approve the Voting Rights Act.

 

 

NCSO Releases More Details About Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is releasing more details of the deadly officer-involved shooting that happened last Friday night on US 95. This is the first officer-involved shooting for the Nye County Sheriff's Office this year. By this time last year, there had been two officer-involved shootings.

 

 

Pahrump Valley Fire & Rescue Assisting in Caldor Wildfire

A crew from Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue is now in the Lake Tahoe area, to assist local firefighters as they battle the Caldor wildfire. Fire Chief Scott Lewis explains who's going and what they'll be doing.

 

 

Las Vegas Restaurant Delivers Meals to Those in Need

Our photo journalist Matthew Davis introduces us to a Spanish tapas restaurant called Valencian Gold that just celebrated their grand opening this weekend while also giving back to the community during the height of the pandemic.

 

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

Pahrump Valley High School football coach Joe Clayton hopes to get back on track this week, after the first two games of the season are canceled due to COVID-related issues. And Rosemary Clarke Middle School Athletic Director Lori Odegard talks about the school's involvement in a new league. Doug Ferber reports.

 

 

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