Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
MT. CHARLESTON, NV (FOX5) -
Hundreds of residents have fled a growing wildfire on Mt. Charleston that has been burning since Monday.
A lightning strike started the blaze in the Carpenter Canyon area on the western side of the mountain.
On Wednesday, the fire grew to about 1,100 acres, and voluntary evacuation orders were issued for some residents.
On Thursday, the fire raced across the mountain to the eastern slopes and grew to about 2,000 acres. Officials ordered the mandatory evacuations of the Kyle and Lee canyon areas. Roads leading into each of the canyons, State Route 156 and 157, were closed to traffic.
On Friday, a spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service said the Carpenter 1 fire had grown to 9,031 acres. The Forest Service at a meeting Friday evening in Pahrump said the fire is probably closer to 10,000 acres. So far, about 520 residents have evacuated the area - most from Trout and Kyle canyons, according to the spokesperson.
FOX5 reporter Azenith Smith visited one of the two American Red Cross shelters set up for evacuees. A volunteer there said that about 10 people stayed in the shelter at James Bilbray Elementary School on the eastern side of the mountain Thursday night. The second shelter was located at Hafen Elementary School on the western side.
Bonnie Springs Ranch told FOX5 that they are offering free boarding for large animals, like horses or cattle, that may be in the path of the blaze. Owners who are evacuating should call 702-875-4400 for more information.
Henderson Saddle Association said it has room to house up to 30 horses as well as cattle. For more information, call 702-308-5186.
The thick smoke rising from the blaze, combined with smoke from Independence Day fireworks, prompted the Clark County Air Quality Department to issue an air quality alert for Friday.
So far, there is no containment on the fire, according to officials.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.