Wendy Rush

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A plane crash in North Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon ended with four people dead. Just after noon on Sunday, the two planes, both single-engine, collided in midair above the North Las Vegas airport and crashed on or near the runway. Fox-5 News reported that one plane landed upside-down on the runway and the other near a North Las Vegas airport fence. The one near the fence was on fire.

Just after the incident, the North Las Vegas Fire Department reported this on their Instagram page: “Incident Alert- at aprox 12pm today NLVFD and LVFR crews responded to a report of a mid air collision at the North Las Vegas airport. At this time there are 4 reported fatalities. Accident is still under investigation.”

KTNV in Las Vegas reported that a statement by the Clark County Department of Aviation labeled one plane as a single-engine Piper PA 46 and the other a single-engine Cessna 172. The statement reported that the planes collided in a traffic pattern above the airport, as one of them was about to land, and that two passengers were onboard each plane. According to the statement, the North Las Vegas airport remains open for traffic today.

It is unknown at this time who the passengers were or what their level of flight experience was. But followers of the North Las Vegas Fire Department on Twitter are confused as to why the Las Vegas plane crash would happen. Some are saying the control tower personnel are partly at fault. Others are speculating as to possible scenarios in the sky that would make such a crash plausible. Considering the clear weather we had in Las Vegas on Sunday, it is hard to understand how this might happen.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating the crash. Details will be included as they come in.

Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas

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7 Hydrating Foods For The Vegas Summer Heat

Did you know there are tons of hydrating foods you can eat to stay hydrated? Oh happy day! Experts do say that sticking with water is the best way to hydrate, but that’s not always going to happen. Sometimes we just get sick of drinking so much water. That’s why millions of dollars are made off of flavored waters. We’ve thrown cucumber in our water, and lemon, and mint, I think I saw an artichoke in there once. Even bacon-infused water exists…although that one is actually pretty genius. Carry on. And sometimes it’s not even the problem of being sick of the taste of regular water. Eight ounces is just a lot of water to work into our busy lives.

Oh summer…you high-maintenance diva…and she is just getting started. As hot as it has been in Las Vegas this month, locals know all too well that the worst is yet to come. It’s even more important than usual during this time of year to keep ourselves hydrated. And don’t forget that on a NORMAL, moderately-heated day, we’re supposed to be drinking 8 glasses of water. That’s not always easy to do. So how in slow-burning fiery hell are we supposed to stay hydrated in the triple digits of summer? Experts say that during these warmer months, we should each be drinking two and a half liters of water every day! And for the measurement-challenged (my hand is raised here) that’s eighty four and a half ounces, which equals closer to eleven glasses of water every day! So, short of jumping into a river with our mouth and throats open, we might have to get a little creative to stay hydrated.

To make hydrating easier, we’ve got a list of hydrating foods that have a high percentage of water in them. Keep these in your summer diet and you’ll help those hydration and hunger levels at the same time. Who doesn’t like efficiency? – Wendy

  • Cucumber - 96% Water

    Cucumber Slices

    Cucumber water is so popular, and at 96% water…it’s like we’re putting water in more water!

  • Tomatoes - 94% Water

    Tomatoes on a plate

    Just one medium tomato gives you about half a cup of water!

  • Watermelon - 92% Water

    Watermelon

    Does that mean it’s only 8% melon?

  • Strawberries - 91% Water

    Strawberries in a bowl

    Strawberries have so many health benefits in addition to being high in water content. And they’re so good…it almost feels like cheating.

  • Cantaloupe - 90% Water

    Cantaloupe

    And a ton of nutrients to boot!

  • Peaches - 89% Water

    Pile of peaches

    There are tons of antioxidants and fiber in peaches. Eat them with the skin on for even more benefit!

  • Skim Milk - 91% Water

    Milk being poured from jug into a clear glass sitting on a blue wooden table

     

    Not only does skim milk provide all those good-for-you nutrients of milk but it keeps you hydrated as well! Try it after a workout for a better benefit than sports drinks! And speaking of dairy, cottage cheese and plain yogurt are also high in water content, at 80 and 88% respectively.