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I-Team: Lawyer of Soldiers’ Home superintendent says documents show state knew about Covid-19 outbreak

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home took the necessary steps to inform the state about that Covid-19 outbreak inside the facility. That message from Bennett Walsh’s attorney. He said Walsh was in constant communication with state officials.

“That he did indeed request the National Guard and that he fully informed state officials of the circumstances,” said William Bennett, Walsh’s attorney.

Walsh’s attorney outlined a 19 page document that he said proves that his client was in communication with the state from the very beginning of the outbreak. According Bennett, his client Walsh was first informed of a Covid-19 positive veteran on March 21... Read More

SpaceX set to launch NASA astronauts to orbit in historic private spaceflight

  • SpaceX founder Elon Musk (2nd L) addresses the media alongside NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (L), and astronauts Doug Hurley (2nd R) and Bob Behnken (R), during a press conference announcing new developments of the Crew Dragon reusable spacecraft, at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California on October 10, 2019. (Photo by Philip Pacheco / AFP) (Photo by PHILIP PACHECO/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Employees of SpaceX work on the Crew Dragon reusable spacecraft ahead of a press conference at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California on October 10, 2019.
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Pahrump fire crews battling large structure fire

PAHRUMP, Nev. (KLAS) — Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue is battling a large structure fire authorities say was accompanied by multiple explosions. The fire is in the area of Shady Lane and North David Street.

According to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, deputies evacuated neighboring properties.

This is a developing situation. Please check back for updates. ... Read More

Heat wave: Prepare for dangerous temperatures in the Valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A heat wave will settle over the Las Vegas Valley over the next days, bringing dangerous temperatures. An excessive heat warning will go into effect at 9 a.m. Wednesday and last through Friday night.

8 News Now Chief Meteorologist Tedd Florendo noted this is our second heat warning of the year following one issued late April.

Temperatures will be the hottest we’ve seen thus far, and records could be tied or come close to being tied over the course of the heat wave.

Also important to note, the numbers we will see are what the area typically experiences in mid-July, not April. These temperatures should be considered dangerous, as the body could suffer from heat illnesses due to not having yet been acclimated to this extreme heat.

The following is what we are likely to see: ... Read More

‘I have never seen anything like this dog’s will to live’: Dog found abused, in need of help

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A 1-year-old pregnant dog rescued from abuse in Oklahoma is fighting for her life in Aurora, Colorado.

Her name is “Annie.” She is a Labrador-pit bull mix.

Almost three weeks ago, she was rescued by Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue. She was found unresponsive, dehydrated, vomiting maggots and covered in bite wounds, the rescue group wrote in a graphic Facebook post. ... Read More

Storm reveals mystery shipwreck at Utah’s Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (KTVX) – It sounds like an urban legend, or maybe a salty one, but it is true. A storm rolls over the Great Salt Lake, and tosses the water and sand so hard it reveals a shipwreck.

And the new wreck is causing a lot of speculation.

A post on Great Salt Lake State Park’s Website with a picture revealed the discovery:

“Great Salt Lake Storms can be ominous but also fascinating. There has been boating on the Great Salt Lake since the mid-1880’s. Some of these boats experienced tragic endings only to be buried in the sand by storms. But storms can also uncover them as the most recent one did by the Great Salt Lake Marina. This is an old steel boat that probably dates back to the turn of the 20th century. It was uncovered on our most recent storm.”... Read More

Report: Former Metro officer allegedly choked and used ‘police belt’ to beat stepson; boy’s mother also charged in crime

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Grabbing the child by the neck and lifting him off the ground as he choked him is just one of the things former Metro Police Officer John Woodruff is accused of doing to “willfully and unlawfully” conspired with his wife Destini Woodruff “to commit child abuse,” according to a criminal complaint released Tuesday. Buying girls clothes, and making the child wear them to school or beating his bare bottom with a police belt are other incidents, the report said.

The abuse happened between April 1 and May 15, 2020, and according to the criminal complaint, the child suffered unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering as a result of the abuse and neglect.

John Woodruff and Destini Woodruff, patrol officers in the southeast area command for Metro Police, face the following charges:... Read More