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Gov Sandoval Concerned About Public Pot Lounges

Gov. Brian Sandoval is raising concerns about a new opinion by lawyers for the state legislature that says nothing in state law prohibits local governments from allowing marijuana consumption in businesses such as pot lounges and cafes. “I did not support them previously,” Sandoval told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesday. “I don’t support them…

Las Vegas Gets Federal Anti-Terrorism Grant

The federal government has awarded the Las Vegas area more than $2.8 million for anti-terrorism efforts. U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen on Tuesday announced the grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Urban Area Security Initiative. Kihuen says federal program will give Las Vegas ``the tools to prevent, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.''…

Pot And Pregnancy Don't Mix

The state of Nevada is preparing a public information campaign to address the use of marijuana by pregnant women and highlight the potential harm the drug can do to a fetus. Public service TV and radio advertisements will be airing in December in response to research that shows more pregnant woman are using pot. A…

Nevada Makes Push For New Amazon Headquarters

Gov. Brian Sandoval says Nevada is looking to become the future site for Amazon's second headquarters. State economic development officials are putting together a proposal to draw in the giant online retailer. Amazon announced last week that it will spend $5 billion on the construction and operation of its new location called Amazon HQ2. The…

2 Decomposing Bodies Found In Valley Apartment

Two bodies have been found inside an apartment near Karen and Maryland Parkway. Las Vegas Metro Police say the bodies were heavily decomposed and have probably been there for at least 2 weeks. Neighbors had complained to management of the complex about a foul smell coming from the apartment. Apartment security went in and found…

Foothill High School Twitter Account Hacked

An investigation is underway after someone hacked into the Foothill High School Twitter account. A number of tweets were sent from the Henderson high school's official account, criticizing the school district and public education using vulgar language. Below is a few of the tweets: If you can't trust people with freedom, how can you trust…

NV Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford To Run For State Attorney General

The top Democrat in the Nevada Legislature announced Tuesday he is running for state attorney general. Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford said in an online campaign announcement that he wants to keep state residents safe, strengthen the middle class and protect families. Ford’s message also criticized the state’s current attorney general, Adam Laxalt, a Republican…

Man Who Opened Fire On Police As A Teenager, Sentenced

A Las Vegas man who was 17 when he fired three shots into a police vehicle in September 2015 and wounded a patrol officer has been sentenced to 15-to-50 years in prison. Francisco Urias-Quintana's public defender, Jennifer Fraser, said Tuesday she was disappointed by the length of the sentence her client received Monday in Clark…

OSHA Fines Reduced Nearly Half The Time In Nevada

Employers who contest citations from the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration receive reduced fines about half the time. An analysis of state and federal OSHA fatality records shows that the state agency has reduced fines by an average of $11,420. Nevada OSHA will fine employers up to $50,000 for a violation that caused the…

Woman Slashed During Robbery

An elderly woman was slashed during a robbery early this morning on Stewert Avenue near Maryland Parkway. The 60 year old woman says she was approached by a black male around 1 a.m.. She says the man came at her with a knife and started slashing her. He then took her purse and fled on…