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Nevada Snowpack in Bad Shape

The snowpack at the end of February was dismal in Nevada amid one of the warmest winters on record. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Tahoe Basin snowpack was 23 percent of normal on Friday. Meanwhile, the Truckee Basin was 36 percent, Carson was 25 percent and Walker was 37 percent. In Reno, the average temperature…

Wanna Drink While Getting Your Hair Done?

Clark County commissioners are considering an ordinance that would allow customers at salons and barbershops to buy beer or wine while getting their haircut. The Las Vegas Sun reports Commissioner Lawrence Weekly says the Clark County proposal was pushed by industry, with business owners saying many customers asked if they offered drinks. The National Conference…

Man Injured After Fall From Downtown Escalator

Authorities say a 21-year-old man was critically injured when he fell from an escalator in a downtown Las Vegas shopping mall and entertainment complex. Police say the man fell from the second floor when he tried to slide down a rail of the escalator while with friends at the Neonopolis early Saturday. According to police,…

Diane Feinstein Loses Support of California's Democratic Party

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term in Washington, but her supporters say it won't hurt her with a broader swath of voters. Party activists were more eager to back her primary challenger, state Senate leader Kevin de Leon, who is…

Bundy Addresses Independent American Party of Nevada

Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy says a U.S. judge in Las Vegas did the federal government a favor last month when she threw out his criminal case stemming from an armed standoff at his Bunkerville ranch in April 2014. Bundy told a gathering of the Independent American Party of Nevada's state…

A 2nd CCSD Student Arrested for Making Threats

Another Clark County School District student was arrested this week for making threats toward a school. On Friday, a 14 year old male student was arrested for making threats aimed at Caldwater Middle School. The nature of the threat was not released by police. Earlier in the week a 16 year old student was arrested…

Golden Knights Beat The Canucks 6-3

At the start of the NHL season, most figured the Vegas Golden Knights would be struggling heading into the final month and would be sellers at the trade deadline. Instead, they're perched atop the league standings with 86 points, ahead of Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay, which has 85. William Karlsson scored two goals and Reilly…

Las Vegas Man Accused of Bitcoin Laundering

A 30-year-old Las Vegas man accused of trading the digital currency bitcoin to launder drug money has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in San Diego. Records show that Morgan Rockcoons was ordered held Thursday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jan Adler in San Diego pending a March 6 detention hearing on charges also including operating…

A Helicopter Crash Survivor Has Died

A British tourist hospitalized in Las Vegas after a sightseeing helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon earlier this month has died. Three other Britons were killed in the crash. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed in a statement that 31-year-old Neil Udall died Thursday at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Udall was one of…

Student Arrested For Making Threats

A 16-year-old student has been arrested for threatening to shoot up a high school in Las Vegas. Clark County School District Police on Thursday said the male student was arrested Wednesday on a charge of making a terroristic threat. Capt. Ken Young says the student phoned the threat into the district's office. He says the…