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NEW DETAILS: Mojave coach used ‘POF’ dating app to contact troubled teen

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Mojave High School PE teacher and head football coach Abraham Gonzalez began a sexual relationship with a teen-age girl after meeting her through the online dating app “Plenty of Fish,” according to an arrest report.

Gonzalez is accused of kidnapping, child abuse and selling a controlled substance, according to the Clark County School District Police.

He took the teen on trips to California and Utah against her parents’ wishes and frequently bought marijuana for her. He also gave her a smartphone and paid for the cell service.

The girl attended another high school in the valley but was homeschooled after December of last year.

According to interviews in the arrest report, the girl many medical and emotional problems. She is described as a special needs child, and a special needs teacher went to her house three times a week during homeschooling... Read More

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Watching the skies for storms

Starting out the day with mostly sunny skies and a little more humidity. There’s a slightly better chance of a thunderstorm popping up later today in Clark County and any we see could have dangerous lightning and strong gusty winds so we really have to watch the skies. But Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has drier breezes and less heat for the weekend... Read More

LIVE: President Trump arrives in Dayton, Ohio

President Trump has arrived in Dayton, Ohio where a mass shooting took place over the weekend.

President Donald Trump’s plan to carry a message of national unity and healing to the sites of the most recent mass shootings in America is drawing skepticism from some local residents as well as Democratic candidates.

Trump is expected to visit Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday morning and El Paso, Texas, in the afternoon to praise first responders and console family members and survivors. A White House spokesman, Hogan Gidley, says Trump also wants to have a conversation about ways to head off such violence in the future.

Critics of the president point to his own divisive language and his anti-immigrant rhetoric that sounds much like that of the El Paso gunman. Some go so far as to say he has helped to create the hatred that made the shootings possible... Read More

Beto O’Rourke to speak out at rally as Trump visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is attending an El Paso, Texas community rally timed to serve as counterprogramming to President Donald Trump’s visit.

An El Paso native, O’Rourke will address the (hash)ElPasoStrong event at a park Wednesday afternoon, during Trump’s visit. O’Rourke is also attending a morning remembrance at a high school and making an evening visit to a makeshift memorial outside the Walmart where a gunman killed 22 people.

In February, during a packed Trump rally in El Paso supporting a U.S.-Mexico border wall, O’Rourke drew thousands with his own counter speech across the street.

Trump tweeted that he had “trounced” O’Rourke at those dueling February events, adding that O’Rourke should respect victims and law enforcement and “be quiet.”

O’Rourke tweeted: “El Paso will not be quiet and neither will I.”... Read More

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Pool, water safety a high priority as summer comes to a close

School may be starting next week, but that doesn’t mean fun at the pool ends. It’s still warm out, pools are still open, it’s nothing that can be put on the back burner.

8 News Now’s Bianca Holman visited Wet’n’Wild to speak with water safety expert Cory Wynn.

Wynn is encouraging people to stay vigilant at the end of the summer season. ... Read More

Las Vegas home prices show growth, stability in market

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Townhomes and condominiums are selling for 5.4 percent more than they were a year ago. And the median price of single-family homes rose by 4.5 percent over July 2018 levels, according to figures released today by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

As the prices continue to grow, the number of sales is dropping around the Las Vegas valley. While 42,876 properties sold in all of 2018, that’s down from 45,388 in 2017. Numbers in 2019 continue to drop.

That means the local housing supply is going up, but experts say the market is just starting to balance out after seven years of big growth.

“We’re running out of synonyms for stable,” said 2019 GLVAR President Janet Carpenter, a longtime local Realtor. “Local home prices are appreciating, but at a more gradual rate than they have been in many years. As we’ve been saying for months, the local housing market hasn’t been this stable in nearly 20 years.”... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – Project Neon’s big finish

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Putting Project Neon in your review mirror is going to take a pretty big rear view mirror

You
may know it by the short list of bullet points we talked about over
and over:

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Project Neon has been the biggest, most expensive public works
project in the history of the state

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Total cost: nearly $1-billion

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The main part: widening 4 miles of I-15 between Sahara & the
Spaghetti Bowl.

Getting
around hasn’t always been easy as Project Neon slowly checked off
thousands of baby and big steps along the way.

Here’s
some food for thought as it winds down:

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63 miles of concrete & ashpalt paving

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29 new bridges

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10 miles of drainage improvement

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42 overhead signs (currently undergoing testing)

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a brand new access point to I-15 at Pinto Lane

(between
the Spaghetti Bowl and Charleston)... Read More