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January 21, 2017

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215 Beltway closing overnight at airport for construction work
Monday, January 16, 2017
The 215 Beltway will be closed in both directions at the Airport Connector tonight and Tuesday night as construction crews continue building a new flyover ramp. Westbound 215 will close at 9 p.m., with eastbound lanes shutting down at ...
Plane lands in Las Vegas after passenger accused of pointing knife at child
Plane lands in Las Vegas after passenger accused of pointing knife at child
Thursday, January 12, 2017
An Oklahoma man is facing federal charges after allegedly holding a knife to a child's stomach during a commercial flight from Los Angeles to Tulsa that was ...
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Self-driving shuttle bus launches test run along Fremont East, a first in the U.S.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman took a cruise down Fremont Street Tuesday afternoon that made history. Goodman rode in the first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle to ever be deployed on a public roadway in the United States. The driverless vehicle — called Arma and developed by the ...
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Finally, Elvis honored with a street name
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Dean Martin’s is the longest, then Roy Horn’s. Next is Sammy Davis Jr.’s followed by Jimmy Durante’s and then Jerry Tarkanian’s. What about Elvis’? Well, his is not very long at all. Keep your mind in the gutter but forget about the sexual comparisons. Each of those celebrities — as well as many more — have Clark County streets named after them. And apparently, the importance of ...
Rising oil prices showing up at Nevada gas pumps
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
An increase in oil prices is being passed along to drivers in Nevada, one of the 15 most expensive fuel markets in the country, according to the AAA auto club. A gallon of unleaded gas in Nevada averages $2.46, a 6 cent increase from ...
Uber to help cities get a better grasp on traffic patterns
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service ...
Photo: John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, the autonomous vehicle
Waymo self-driving minivan will start test drives this month
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, will start testing its new fleet of minivans on public roads in California and Arizona later this month. The minivans, built in collaboration with Fiat Chrysler, are Chrysler Pacifica hybrids outfitted with Waymo's own suite of sensors and radar. Waymo and FCA announced their partnership in May ...
Photo: Passenger jets are shown at the D Gates at McCarra
No major impact at McCarran after shooting at Florida airport
Friday, January 6, 2017
A mass shooting today that closed the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hasn’t had a major impact on operations in Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport spokesman Chris Jones said. There was only one flight from Las Vegas slated to ...
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Hyperloop One has long-term plans for Apex beyond first test in March
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The technological dream of hyperloop transport does not belong solely to Hyperloop One, but the company’s investment in testing at Apex Industrial Park north of the valley makes it the speed merchant of interest in Southern Nevada. That investment apparently ...
Photo: The Olli, a driverless shuttle, is on display at M
Driverless shuttles move closer to Las Vegas streets
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Whether it’s an Olli or a NAVLY, Southern Nevadans and tourists could be getting around busy areas of the valley in driverless shuttles in the near future. Both Local Motors and Keolis discussed plans to bring their self-driving shuttles to the Las Vegas area Tuesday at Mandalay Bay during the GO-NV Summit, presented by the Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility. The half-day conversation about ...
Despite November dip, McCarran passenger count nears record highs
Despite November dip, McCarran passenger count nears record highs
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The passenger count dipped in November from a busy October, but 2016 is poised to be one of the best in the history of McCarran International Airport when year-end totals become available. ...
United investigates after worker spends flight in cargo hold
Monday, January 2, 2017
United Airlines says it is investigating after a vendor employee was found unharmed in an aircraft's cargo hold following a flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Washington Dulles International Airport ...
Major delays on freeways today as holiday travelers head out of town
Monday, January 2, 2017
Visitors heading home today after spending the holidays in Las Vegas should expect major delays on both Interstate 15 and U.S. 95 ...
State routes 156, 157 to Mount Charleston reopened
Sunday, January 1, 2017
The Nevada Highway Patrol has reopened both Lee Canyon and Kyle Canyon after roads were closed earlier today due to heavy traffic ...
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RTC providing free bus rides on New Year’s Eve
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Partygoers will be able to ring in the new year safely with free rides from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. The RTC will provide free rides on ...