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Tesla Donating $1.5M to Nevada Schools

Tesla officials say a $1.5 million grant is only the beginning of their investment in K-12 education in Nevada. The Nevada Appeal reports Tesla officials announced at a state Board of Education meeting Thursday that Tesla plans to contribute $37.5 million to education in Nevada over the next five years. Gov. Brian Sandoval says the…

Ex Las Vegas City Councilman Barlow Sentenced

A former Las Vegas councilman who admitted to misusing campaign funds has been sentenced to one month in prison, three months in a halfway house and eight months in home detention. Ricki Barlow on Friday was also ordered to pay $66,000 in restitution. He pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in February, weeks…

Charlotte Chosen Over Las Vegas to Host 2020 RNC Convention

Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Republican National Committee finalized its convention site on Friday, picking an East Coast swing state over Las Vegas, the only other finalist. The vote came as hundreds of Republican activists gathered in Texas for the RNC's…

Golden Knights Trademark Dispute Settled

After an ongoing legal battle between the United States Army and the Vegas Golden Knights over their name and mark, the 2 parties have officially entered into a "trademark coexistence agreement," Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley announced Thursday. Back in January, the Army challenged the hockey teams use of the name Golden Knights,…

Storms Knock Out Power, Flood Streets

Thunderstorms roared through part of the Las Vegas valley last night, accompanied by strong winds and heavy rains that knocked down power lines and flooded streets. Winds between 45 and 60 mph were reported throughout the valley Thursday night. The storms also caused some delays at McCarran International Airport. In Henderson, power lines along Boulder…

Man Killed by Wife

A woman shot and killed her husband near Harmon and the 95. Las Vegas Metro Police are trying to determine why the woman shot her husband, although they have learned she did have a restraining order against him. When police arrived on scene shortly after two this afternoon, they found the man suffering from gunshot…

McCarran, Boulder City Airports Receive Federal Grants

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $9.8 million in grants to McCarran International and Boulder City Airports. The grants are part of the Airport Improvement Program. The money for southern Nevada will be used for: • $8.06 million to extend a taxiway at McCarran International Airport • $1.05 million to rebuild a taxiway at Boulder…

Deadly Shooting Near the Strip

One person is dead after a shooting on Las Vegas Blvd near Sahara, Thursday afternoon. The victim of the shooting called police  but was dead by the time he was taken to UMC. Police do have the gunman was a security guard at the Fun City Motel. The shooting happened at a motel behind a…

Many Options, Few Solutions to Nevada's Scheduled Exectution

Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed. Condemned killer Scott Raymond Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has no clear path forward after courts blocked it from using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after struggling to get lethal…

Metro Police Investigating Fake Uber Robbery

Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's claim that she was robbed by a fake Uber driver. KTNV-TV reports Elizabeth Martha Suarez says she ordered an Uber early Friday. She says she had to go to the hospital for injuries after she jumped out of a moving car. Suarez says she got into the car matching the…