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What To Know About Legal Recreation Pot Sales That Begin Saturday

Sin City will launch its latest legal vice by week’s end. Lines are expected Saturday outside some medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities that will begin selling pot for recreational use for the first time since voters approved it in November. It’s the fastest turnaround from the ballot box to retail…

Vegas A Big 4th Of July Destination

Heavy traffic is expected in the Las Vegas area during Fourth of July weekend. About 200,000 additional motorists are expected to join everyday commuters on local roads. The state Department of Transportation expects traffic to be clogged between June 30 and July 5. It expects 60 percent of the estimated 330,000 people visiting southern Nevada will…

Bail Bond Agent Shot

Las Vegas Metro Police say a bail bond agent was shot Monday night while he was trying to take a suspect into custody. Police Lt. David Gordon says the man fired one or two shots at agents from a bail bond company around 11 p.m. Monday. One of the shots struck an agent, who was…

Brian Head Fire Is Nations Largest Wildfire

The nation’s largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Firefighters battled high winds Monday as they fought a fire that has grown to 72 square miles and burned 13 homes — larger than any…

Father Of Missing CA Boy Arrested In Las Vegas

The father of a missing California boy had become a flight risk when he was arrested on a murder charge last week in Las Vegas. Los Angeles County law enforcement officials told reporters Monday that 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. had changed his appearance and had been socializing in Las Vegas, conduct characterized as inconsistent with…

Former Las Vegas Teacher Sentenced

A 48-year-old former Las Vegas kindergarten teacher has been sentenced to 12 1/2 years to life in state prison, but not before telling a judge he still loves the teenage girl he was convicted of kidnapping. Melvyn Perry Sprowson Jr. used his last courtroom appearance to cast his relationship with the girl as consensual. Jurors…

Safe And Sane Fireworks Go On Sale Ahead Of July 4th

Valley firefighters and non-profit organizations are gearing up for one of the busiest weeks of the year, the week preceding the Fourth of July holiday.  Safe-N-Sane fireworks will be approved for sale by non-profit organizations and can be used by individuals beginning  Wednesday June 28 until 11:59 PM Tuesday, July 4.  Because of the unusual…

Boy Who Nearly Drowned At Cowabunga Bay Has Died

A boy who nearly drowned at a Nevada water park has died. Eight-year-old Daquan Bankston, who was found unresponsive last Sunday at the wave pool at Cowabunga Bay, died late Friday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” water park officials said in a statement. “Our utmost concern is the safety and enjoyment of all our…

Brian Head Fire Still Burning

Better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins. In a statement, Incident Commander Tim Roide says Sunday was ``a good day for firefighters, who were able to have success securing areas of particular concern, including the many…

2 Killed Over Dominoes Game

Two people are dead after a shooting inside a home near Walnut and Craig, Sunday night. According to Metro Police, the shooting stemmed from an argument over a game of dominoes. During the fight, the suspect went to his car, got his gun and shot the 3 others. Two people died, a third is hospitalized.…