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4 Heat Related Deaths In Clark County Since Saturday

Four people have died from the excessive heat since Saturday, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office. There have been many more than four deaths, but the others have not been confirmed to be related to the heat.Tuesday's high tied the all time record of 117-degrees in Las Vegas, and an excessive heat warning has…

Sisolak To Declare Candidacy For Governor

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak is expected to officially declare his candidacy for Nevada Governor, today. The 63 year old democrat has long been expected to make a run for Carson City to replace Governor Sandoval who is termed out. Sisolak will be the 1st major candidate to formally announce. Republican Attorney General Adam…

Body Found In Car Fire

Las Vegas firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the intersection of Castor Tree Way and Chandler Mews Drive, near Smoke Ranch & Rainbow, at 4:40 a.m. Thursday. On arrival firefighters found the interior of the car fully involved.  When flames were knocked down, the body of a person was found behind the steering…

FAA To Look At Height Of New Raiders Las Vegas Stadium

Could the new Raiders stadium here in Las Vegas be too tall? The Raiders have asked the Federal Aviation Administration to review 21 different points on the 62-acre piece of land where the new stadium will be built, to make sure it will not hinder aircraft operations at McCarran International Airport. The Raiders have not…

Raiders And Carr Agree To Big Money Deal

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has finalized a five-year contract extension that will keep him tied to the team through the 2022 season. Carr tweeted today that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. The contract will be worth $125 million. That would make…

Taco Shop Cook Stabbed 14 Times

A cook at the Robertos Taco Shop near Vegas Drive and Rainbow was stabbed 14 times by a customer, Tuesday night, because of a mix up with an order. Marcos Mendiola says two men and a woman came into the restaurant and ordered Carne Asada nachos. He says they became irate when he accidentally put…

Las Vegas To Crack Down On Short Term Rentals

Las Vegas property owners interested in renting out their properties for brief periods will have to comply with new rules passed Wednesday meant to crack down on a booming short-term rental industry that has raised concerns among some residents and local officials. The new requirements were approved as complaints over raucous parties at short-term rentals…

Will Rosen Challenge Heller

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller’s closely watched re-election bid heated up Tuesday with Democratic officials saying freshman Rep. Jacky Rosen will contest him in 2018. No other challengers have entered the race and Rosen, a former computer programmer and president of a Henderson synagogue, has not officially declared her candidacy. Democrats aiming to upset the…

Golden Knights Open Season In Dallas October 6

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will make their regular-season debut on the road in Dallas on Oct. 6 and host Arizona on Oct. 10 in the first home game in franchise history. NHL teams announced their home openers Wednesday with the full 2017-18 schedule set to be released Thursday. The back-to-back Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins will raise…

A New Push To Store Nuclear Waste In Nevada

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he wants to build interim nuclear waste facilities at the Nevada National Security Site and called constructing a long-term repository at Yucca Mountain a “moral obligation.” That caused Nevada's elected officials to react strongly. Governor Sandoval released a statement saying, "Today’s comments by Secretary Perry suggesting he would consider storage…