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May 10, 2021

2:53 p.m.

Nevada gets guidance on spending federal COVID relief funds
Nevada gets guidance on spending federal COVID relief funds
State lawmakers have received guidance on how they can spend billions of federal aid dollars coming into Nevada from the American Rescue Plan. The question now is whether ...

1:09 p.m.

Photo: Yolonda Everett, aunt of missing 2-year-old Amari
Family searching for missing 2-year-old boy, seeking public’s help
Two-year-old Amari Nicholson has been missing for five days, and a family member and missing child advocates say there is no new information as to his whereabouts. “It’s very unusual for this age group to be ...

10:18 a.m.

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Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel
Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother's Day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said that slightly more than 1.7 million people were screened at airport checkpoints on Sunday, the highest number since March 2020, when travel was collapsing because ...

9 a.m.

Golden Knights’ Fleury nominated for NHL’s perseverance award
Golden Knights’ Fleury nominated for NHL’s perseverance award
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is the Golden Knights nominee for the Masterton Trophy, given annually to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and ...

Sunday

May 9, 2021

2 a.m.

Telling the truth about lies we are told
Where I Stand:
By telling the simple truth, Congresswoman Liz Cheney has, at the very least, put her political career at risk. And with the number of crazy people floating about in camouflage these days, perhaps a good bit more. If Cheney can risk so much to defend our Constitution, what should the rest of us be willing to risk and do to help preserve this democracy the Founding Fathers gave us and …

2 a.m.

Beyond Sci-Fi: Studies of UFOs gain mainstream acceptance years after Harry Reid first pushed for them
Beyond Sci-Fi: Studies of UFOs gain mainstream acceptance years after Harry Reid first pushed for them
Former Sen. Harry Reid is a somewhat unlikely advocate of the mysterious. He’s never personally seen a UFO, nor does he have any desire to see one. And yet, he possesses ...

Friday

May 7, 2021

2:08 p.m.

Police searching for missing 2-year-old boy
Metro Police say they are searching for a 2-year-old boy who has been missing since Wednesday and might be in severe emotional distress and in need of medical help. The boy, Amari Nicholson, was las seen ...

9:53 a.m.

Renovated buffet at Caesars Palace set to reopen May 20
Renovated buffet at Caesars Palace set to reopen May 20
After a 14-month closure during the coronavirus pandemic, a renovated Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is set to reopen for dinner starting May 20. The buffet’s seafood, carving, American and Latin kitchens, as well as ...

2 a.m.

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UNLV: Incoming students urged to take placement tests to complete enrollment
Steve McKellips arrived at Marquette University with four years of Spanish on his high school transcript. When it came time to get placed in a first-year college Spanish course, admission officials used that background to determine ...

Thursday

May 6, 2021

4:26 p.m.

Nevada officials honor officers who died in the line of duty
State officials and law enforcement officers from throughout Nevada gathered in the state capital to commemorate three officers who lost their lives while on duty over ...

3:25 p.m.

Nearly half of Nevada prisoners vaccinated against COVID-19
Nearly half of Nevada prisoners vaccinated against COVID-19
Almost half the state’s prison inmates have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Nevada Department of Corrections said today. As of Tuesday, 5,187 offenders had received ...

7:46 a.m.

Photo: Teacher Juliana Urtubey, right, works with A'Real
Las Vegas educator named National Teacher of the Year
The coronavirus pandemic forced students out of the classroom and starkly revealed how learning difficulties, distractions and challenging home dynamics can make it tough to adhere to a rigid curriculum. In a year with so much loss, a silver lining is that educators are embracing a flexible approach that meets students where they ...

Wednesday

May 5, 2021

4:50 p.m.

Man found fatally shot outside east valley apartment complex
Man found fatally shot outside east valley apartment complex
A man was found shot to death early today in front of an apartment complex in the 3500 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard ...

3:31 p.m.

Nevada's COVID-19 vaccine website adds new live chat feature
Nevada's COVID-19 vaccine website adds new live chat feature
Nevada has added a live chat feature to the state’s main COVID-19 vaccine web site as part of its latest effort to reach out to more people reverse a steady decline in daily vaccinations over the ...

1:05 p.m.

Former Metro officer on honor: ‘All I did was get shot’
Former Metro officer on honor: ‘All I did was get shot’
When former Metro Police Officer Shay Mikalonis learned the Las Vegas City Council wanted to recognize him, the first thing that came to his mind ...

9:07 a.m.

Photo: An exterior view of Caesars Palace on the Las Vega
Caesars might sell a Las Vegas Strip resort next year, CEO says
Caesars Entertainment still plans to sell one of its eight Las Vegas Strip resorts but will wait for the market to further rebound from the coronavirus pandemic before it does, the company’s chief executive officer said. Caesars officials have said since the company’s merger with Eldorado Resorts that they plan to sell a Strip asset. “We remain convinced that ...

7:48 a.m.

Police: Officer fatally shoots man firing gun at apartment
Police: Officer fatally shoots man firing gun at apartment
An officer fatally shot a man Tuesday night who had been firing a gun from his apartment, according to Metro Police. The man was shot after officers saw him shooting from ...

Tuesday

May 4, 2021

3:41 p.m.

Allegiant Travel reports $6.9 million in net income
Allegiant Travel Co. (ALGT) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $6.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Las Vegas-based company said it had net income of ...

1:13 p.m.

Cosmopolitan joins Wynn Resorts properties in moving to 100% capacity
Cosmopolitan joins Wynn Resorts properties in moving to 100% capacity
The Cosmopolitan is the latest Strip resort to have its gaming floor capacity increased to 100% after nearly a year of coronavirus restrictions. Capacity is capped ...

12:23 p.m.

Photo: A vial of the Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine
Las Vegas-area children to participate in COVID vaccine trial
About 60 Las Vegas-area children ages 12-17 will take part in a study of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine at the Wake Research-Clinical Research Center of Nevada. The study will commence once the ...

10:35 a.m.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by bus
A Las Vegas woman died after she was hit by a small bus and run over this morning at Sahara and Eastern avenues, according to Metro Police. The woman was crossing Sahara in a marked crosswalk ...

7:05 a.m.

Red Rock Resorts to sell Palms to California tribe for $650M
Red Rock Resorts to sell Palms to California tribe for $650M
The Palms, shuttered since the onset of the the pandemic, is getting a new owner. Red Rock Resorts announced the sale agreement to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Monday

May 3, 2021

3:09 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus applauds federal relief funding in Nevada
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus applauds federal relief funding in Nevada
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus told Nevada lawmakers on Monday that coronavirus relief funds recently passed by Congress would be a “linchpin” in the state's efforts to boost the economy. “Especially in ...

2:51 p.m.

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Las Vegas Convention Center expansion a ‘game-changer,’ senator says
The expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center will play a big role in reviving the Las Vegas trade show industry, Nevada’s senior U.S. senator said. After a tour of the $980 million West Hall expansion today, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., called the facility a “game-changer.” “The architecture and the high-tech ability of ...

2 p.m.

Drive-thru COVID vaccination clinic opening at Las Vegas Convention Center
Drive-thru COVID vaccination clinic opening at Las Vegas Convention Center
Clark County’s first large-scale drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The clinic will offer first and second vaccine doses and has the capacity to ...