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Proposed Arena Parking Requirements Waived By County

County officials have waived parking and other development standards for a planned entertainment arena just off the Las Vegas Strip. Clark County commissioners on Wednesday approved zoning and land use permits for the 18,000-seat Madison Square Garden Sphere Las Vegas. The project is being developed by the Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands,…

Ski Resort Plans for Low Snow Winters

A Lake Tahoe ski resort is developing a plan to improve skiing during low-snow seasons by removing boulders and trees from several runs. Heavenly Mountain Resort's plan calls for widening a dozen trails and removing potentially hundreds or even thousands off trees. The hope is to reduce skier and snowboard traffic bottlenecks on busy days…

NTSB Report Says Helicopter Spun Twice Before Crashing in Grand Canyon

A preliminary report released Wednesday says a sightseeing helicopter made at least two 360-degree turns before crashing in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists and injuring three other tourists and the pilot. The National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report doesn't say what caused the Feb. 10 crash, but aviation expert Jerry Kidrick said the…

Man Shot To Death Tuesday

A man was shot and killed on Vernon Avenue, Tuesday night. According to Las Vegas Metro Police, the victim was a man in his 30's. Witnesses said there was a fight in front of a house that led to the gunfire and that the fight might have been part of a vehicle auction deal gone…

Man Suspecting of Attacking the Homeless, Arrested

The man suspected of fatally shooting two homeless men in Las Vegas, wounding a third and shooting a fourth north of the city earlier this year is now in federal custody, authorities announced Tuesday. Police identified the suspect for the first time as Las Vegas resident Joshua Castellon. He was arrested Friday on a federal…

Las Vegas Sands to Build Mini-Casino In PA

The owner of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem won the rights Wednesday to build a mini-casino on the other side of Pennsylvania, potentially making it the state's sixth casino within a short drive from the Ohio border. Las Vegas Sands Corp. submitted the winning bid of nearly $9.9 million to build the casino within 15 miles…

Florida School Shooting Survivors Meet With Lawmakers

Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans took control of both the governor's office and the Legislature in 1999. The students received attention and…

No Show This Fall

There will not be an air show and open house at Nellis Air Force Base this fall. The base said the shows are going to be held every other year, and there was one in 2017 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Air Force. It attracted about 160-thousand visitors to the base. The 2019…

Existing Home Sales Drop in January

U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale.The National Association of Realtors says sales dropped 3.2% last month, the second straight decline, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of…

Fire at Wetlands Park Burns 10 Acres

Smoke could be seen all across the valley from a brush fire in Wetlands Park Tuesday evening. The fire burned about 10 acres and didn't hurt any buildings. The fire broke out just after 5 p.m. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.