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• Raymond Lee Abernathy was charged on July 31 with driving under the influence of alcohol.

• John Michael Chacon was charged on July 19 with injury to other property and invasion of the home.

• Amy Lynn Grubbs was charged on July 31 with child abuse and neglect.

• Laurio Antonio Salaiza-Santos Jr. was charged on August 5 with statutory sexual seduction.

• Jason Charles Steven was charged on August 1 with damage to prisons and jails.

• William Brandon Thienes Jr. was charged on July 31 with driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense and having an open container of alcoholic beverages within passenger area of motor vehicle while on highway; drinking alcoholic beverage while driving motor vehicle.

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Tonopah will build new $15.2M elementary near town high school

Tonopah will create a centralized learning campus for pre-k through 12-grade students by constructing a new elementary on 5.5 acres near the town’s high school.

Funding will help save endangered Pahrump poolfish

Bureau of Land Management officials have worked with other agencies over the past five years to improve habitats for the threatened fish, which can be found in three locations at the Shoshone Ponds about 30 miles south of Ely.

Fairgrounds parking lot will be used for motorcycle trainings

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Riders Group of Pahrump is expected to begin hosting motorcycle training sessions at the parking lot of the Pahrump Fairgrounds.

2 transported to hospital after crash

One person was transported by air to UMC Trauma, while another was transported to Desert View Hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Gamebird Road and Winchester Avenue just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

NBC exhumes Ted Binion case on ‘Dateline’ episode

Casino magnate Ted Binion was found dead in September 1998, but many believe he buried treasure at his Pahrump property.

Rise of COVID-19 cases have canceled visits at Nevada prisons

Following a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections, the Nevada Department of Corrections suspended inmate visitations until further notice. The agency did not indicate whether inmate and attorney visits are part of the suspension period.

Staffing crisis at area hospitals continues

An increasing number of sick employees and an continuing rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations have extended a staffing crisis in Southern Nevada hospitals for a second week.