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Jesse Granger

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Jesse Granger is from Denver and is currently studying journalism at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism at UNLV. He has also covered UNLV football and the Runnin' Rebels basketball team for publications at UNLV. Jesse covers preps and a variety of other sports for the Las Vegas Sun and The Sunday.

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Golden Knights hire new chief marketing officer
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
To fill their vacant chief marketing officer position, the Golden Knights brought in someone with valuable experience in an entertainment-rich market. The team this morning announced it has hired Brian Killingsworth as vice president and ...
Flash flood watch issued for Las Vegas; strong storms on Mount Charleston
Monday, July 24, 2017
Lighter showers, with the possibility of thunder and lightning, are expected to hit the valley ...
Golden Knights practice facility named City National Arena
Monday, July 24, 2017
The Golden Knights practice facility, slated to open for training camp in September, will be named City National Arena, the team announced today. A multiyear partnership makes City National Bank the official bank of the team as well as ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Jamaica vs. Mexico in Gold Cup
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Las Vegas Bowl announces partnership with local youth football league
Saturday, July 22, 2017
The Las Vegas Bowl continued its investment in local youth football by announcing a partnership with National Youth Sports (NYS) Nevada this afternoon. ...
Council approves lease for pro soccer at Cashman Field
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council approved a lease agreement this morning allowing a professional soccer team to play at Cashman Field starting in March 2018. The lease The agreement was approved on a 7-0 vote. If granted an ...
Car hits person in wheelchair near bus stop
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A person in a wheelchair was hit by a car this morning near a bus stop in the central valley, according to Metro Police. The accident happened about ...
Gorman's Bey says Washington basketball is recruiting him the hardest
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
ESPN ranks Bey the No. 44 small forward in the country and the No. 28 overall player in the West Region ....
Sheriff Joe Lombardo says he plans to seek re-election
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced today his intention to seek re-election next year. The nearly 30-year law enforcement veteran began as a patrolman with Metro Police in 1989. He narrowly defeated ...
Early morning mobile home fire under investigation
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
A mobile home caught fire early this morning in the east valley, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Firefighters responded about 3:30 a.m. to reports of ...
Second suspect in Miracle Mall Shops shooting on Strip surrenders to police
Monday, July 17, 2017
Jaime Gonzalez, 25, is suspected of driving the car that fled the scene ...
Storms bringing strong winds, rain, lightning
Monday, July 17, 2017
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the east side of the valley this afternoon, as storms moved in from the southeast, according to the National Weather Service.
Wind gusts of up to 65 mph, accompanied by rain and ...
No burglary at Heller’s office, but threatening letter found
Sunday, July 16, 2017
A threatening letter was found at U.S. Sen. Dean Heller’s office in Las Vegas over the weekend, but there was no break-in as initially reported, Metro Police said today. Police received a call about 9 a.m. Sunday ...
Teen dies at Lake Mohave attempting to rescue friend
Sunday, July 16, 2017
A teenager from Southern California died Saturday afternoon while swimming at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, according to park spokeswoman Christie Vanover.
Vegas Play of the Day: Yankees at Red Sox
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Group eyeing Cashman Field for pro soccer franchise confident in Las Vegas market
Saturday, July 15, 2017
One of the final hurdles in Lashbrook’s quest to bring the United Soccer League to Las Vegas comes Wednesday morning when the the Las Vegas City Council votes on a stadium lease. The lease agreement ...
Police investigating homicide in northeast Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Detectives were investigating the murder of a man who was shot multiple times Tuesday night in an east valley apartment complex ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Lakers vs. Sixers in NBA Summer League
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Sports bettors warming up to NBA Summer League
Books draw a record amount of handle on annual event through first four days
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The NBA Summer League has seen record turnout through its first four days, including a sold-out session for the first time ever on Saturday. ...
Pay-per-view price set for Mayweather-McGregor fight
Monday, July 10, 2017
The pay-per-view price to watch the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 has been set at $99.95 for the high definition broadcast, according to ...
Afternoon rain breaks 63-day dry spell in Las Vegas
Monday, July 10, 2017
Las Vegas’ two-month drought ended this afternoon, as some parts of the valley were hit with more than a quarter inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service.
Rain, accompanied by lightning, began about 2 p.m., with ...
Fire breaks out again at abandoned Las Vegas apartments
Monday, July 10, 2017
For the second time in less than a week, firefighters doused a blaze at abandoned apartments behind the old Moulin Rouge Hotel, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials.
Nobody was ...
Chief marketing officer leaves Golden Knights
Monday, July 10, 2017
The Golden Knights have parted ways with Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Nehme Abouzeid, the team confirmed this morning.
Abouzeid was hired by the team in ...
Police barricade situation closes part of Decatur Boulevard
Monday, July 10, 2017
Part of Decatur Boulevard was closed for nearly five hours this morning as the result of a barricade situation stemming from a domestic dispute call, according to Metro Police.
Officers were dispatched about ...
Woman fatally stabbed in northwest Las Vegas
Sunday, July 9, 2017
A woman was stabbed to death this morning in the northwest valley ...
McCarran runway reopens after police incident at nearby funeral home
Sunday, July 9, 2017
The Las Vegas airport closed a runway after a man threatened to kill himself in front of a nearby funeral home ...
Vegas Play of the Day: White Sox at Rockies
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Firefighters put out blaze at abandoned Las Vegas apartments
Friday, July 7, 2017
Abandoned apartments behind the old the Moulin Rouge Hotel caught fire this morning, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said. The fire was reported about ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Royals at Mariners
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Suspicious package on bus temporarily closes part of Strip
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The Las Vegas Strip was briefly closed from Reno Avenue to Mandalay Bay Road this morning while police investigated a suspicious package on ...
Apartments evacuated after early morning stabbing
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Police evacuated neighbors this morning as officers tried to get a man suspected of stabbing his wife to leave ...
Firefighters battle house fires as revelers set off illegal fireworks
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Firefighters battled three house fires Tuesday night that officials suspect were started by fireworks, even as Fourth of July revelers, in one case, continued to light off ...
Golden Knights sign Oscar Lindberg
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
The Golden Knights have signed Oscar Lindberg, who they took in the expansion draft from the New York Rangers, to a 2-year contract. ...
Golden Knights trade center Marcus Kruger for draft pick
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
It continues general manager George McPhee’s quest to accumulate as many future draft picks as possible ...
Clark County issues smoke advisory for July 4 fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017
A smoke and ozone advisory has been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday because of local fireworks, according to Clark County’s Department of Air Quality.
Las Vegas will be the home of ...
Police: 1-year-old boy found in bathtub in critical condition
Monday, July 3, 2017
A 1-year-old boy was in critical condition after being found by a family member in a bathtub not breathing, according to Metro Police.
The child was found this morning at a home in ...
Authorities search for man in Colorado River in Laughlin
Monday, July 3, 2017
Police and firefighters are searching for a man last heard calling out for help in the Colorado River Sunday night in ...
Fireworks suspected in Las Vegas house fire
Monday, July 3, 2017
Fireworks may have started a house fire that displaced four people Sunday night, while the causes of two other overnight blazes have not yet been determined, according to Las Vegas and Clark County fire department officials. There were no injuries in ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Nationals at Cardinals
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Golden Knights acquire Kruger in trade with Blackhawks
Sunday, July 2, 2017
The Golden Knights added a veteran defensive forward to its lineup today, getting Marcus Kruger from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for future considerations...
Five takeaways from the Vegas Golden Knights' developmental camp
Sunday, July 2, 2017
After a week of practices and scrimmages, here are the five biggest takeaways from the Vegas Golden Knights' rookie development camp ...
Golden Knights sign 6 free agents
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Saturday’s scrimmage wrapped up the Golden Knights inaugural rookie development camp at the Las Vegas Ice Center. ...
Expect Golden Knights to be silent in free agency
Saturday, July 1, 2017
After what General Manager George McPhee deemed a highly successful expansion draft, the team has little interest in the ...
First Golden Knights scrimmage is a fierce clash
Friday, June 30, 2017
It didn’t even take 30 seconds for someone to fly headfirst into the boards ...
Dmitry Osipov makes impression among handful of Golden Knights’ camp invitees
Team holds first scrimmage tonight at Las Vegas Ice Center
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Of the 45 players partaking in this week’s rookie developmental camp for the Vegas Golden Knights, Dmitry Osipov stood out immediately. Pucks made a different noise when they hit the board coming off of the 20-year-old Russian’s stick ...
Get to know your first-year Vegas Golden Knights
Thursday, June 29, 2017
A quick introduction to some of the NHL team’s key acquisitions, from well-known names to future stars.
Vegas Play of the Day: Cubs at Nationals
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Golden Knights open camp, embrace community vibe at makeshift venue
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Tuesday morning the Golden Knights touched ice for the first time in franchise history at the Las Vegas Ice Center. It was only rookie development camp, but the first ...
How patriotic are you? Study rates Nevadans
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The spectacular July 4 fireworks show on the Las Vegas Strip isn’t the only thing patriotic about Nevada. According to a recent study by WalletHub, Nevada is in the top half of ...
Police: Bail bond agent shot while pursuing wanted man
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
A bail bond agent was shot while trying to take a man into custody Monday night in the west valley, according to Metro Police. Two agents were attempting to take ...

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