Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 2 a.m. Dr. Aaron Meltzer spent a week in November learning about medical care during emergencies and disasters in Israel, a country that handles multiple-casualty incidents on a regular basis. He returned to Las Vegas with questions about U.S. cities and how they have prepared for large-scale medical emergencies. In Israel, the public gets regular reminders on how the ...
Tickets are on sale for the July 3 soccer match at Sam Boyd Stadium between traditional Mexican powers Club America and Chivas Guadalajara. The Liga MX rivals have combined for 21 titles, and the game is the first stop on Chivas' 2013 U.S. tour. Tickets are available at the Thomas & Mack Center box office or at ...
The Nevada Division of Insurance said Tuesday that it has rolled out a new website. The website at doi.nv.gov is designed to give consumers and businesses in Nevada information about insurance coverage and health insurance reform. Consumers can go to rates.doi.nv.gov to review proposed health coverage rate changes and offer comments to insurance commissioners who review plans and costs. Nevadans ...
Brian Brannman, Chief Executive Operator of University Medical Center, speaks during the paneled discussions on downtown medical developments hosted by the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition at the Historic 5th Street School Wednesday, May 22, ...
Two warring factions among Nevada chiropractors split over a bill that has passed both houses of the Legislature without any "no" votes, despite one faction's concerns that this bill poses a danger to public safety. One faction is headed by Dr. James Overland Sr., head of the Nevada Chiropractic Association. He wanted the law changed so licensed chiropractic assistants could ...
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Tatum ONeal was nine years old and had never acted in her life when she played one of the lead roles in Peter Bogdanovichs Paper Moon opposite her father, then superstar Ryan ONeal, and became the (still) youngest person to ever win an Oscar. Some have seen her victory as a sentimental fluke, but watching Paper Moon, its impossible to deny the power and subtlety of her performance a ... ...
Questions about the validity of the Clark County School Board's late-night, whirlwind decision to permanently hire Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky Tuesday are already swirling among those taken aback by the action. Doubts about the legality of the appointment also exist, according to an open-meeting-law attorney who cites precedents set by the Nevada Supreme Court and Nevada attorney ...
As outside temperatures rise, the indoor adventures heat up at the Springs Preserve. In the Origen Museum, visitors will be transported to a tropical environment with the Rainforest Adventure, a multisensory expedition that highlights the challenges facing these ecological wonders and suggests ways that people can make a difference. This limited engagement exhibit is open daily from June 2 to ...
Some of the most vulnerable children -- children in the foster care system with disabilities -- need someone to make sure they get necessary services to excel in school. A 6-year-old program is providing that support but needs more volunteers to meet the growing demand for children who have no one else to help them in local schools. Sponsored by the nonprofit Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, ...
While the current school year wraps up, Cox Communications is planning its 2013 back-to-school fairs. Event dates are Aug. 10 at Meadows mall, 4300 Meadows Lane; Aug. 17 at the Boulevard mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway; and Aug. 24 at The Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The back-to-school fairs are free events that feature a coalition of community agencies and ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 10:39 p.m. At first glance, it looks like an unusual partnership, but then in light of revelations of pimps hustling hookers and luring party girls into the world's oldest profession, it makes perfect sense. Our Tao Group, which has the restaurant and nightclubs Tao in The Venetian and Lavo in the Palazzo, as well as Marquee in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, has ...
Children of all ages are encouraged to read at local libraries. Registration begins June 1 for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District's Club Read ...
Nevada's rural landscape is punctuated with ghost towns -- communities built on the promise of mining riches, and then discarded when the dream either died or never quite became reality. The names of many Nevada ghost towns -- Goldfield, Midas, Silver Peak and Goldpoint -- attest to the aspirations of those dreamers who hoped they had stumbled upon the next Comstock Lode. In some cases, the ...
A vacant HUD home is shown in North Las Vegas April 2, 2013. A neighbor said that it has been vacant for a bout two years. (1524 Gaber Court, North Las ...
Volunteer advocacy training graduate Brenda Carter receives her diploma from Daniele Dreitzer, right, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center during an open house Wednesday at the center in Las Vegas. Carter, 53, was raped when she was ...
Jessica Padron, left, and members of Two Countries One Voice protest against Carlos Slim, a Mexican businessman listed as the second richest man in the world by Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, in front of the Venetian Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The group accuses Slim’s telecommunication companies of engaging in predatory and monopolistic practices. The protest coincides with CTIA, a ...
Family members of victim Prisma Contreras, from left, cousin Gabby Luna, sister Denise Espitia, and mother Josefine Contreras, react during the reading of the guilty verdicts against defendant Gregory Hover in courtroom 3E at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on ...
LAS VEGAS -- After more than eight years of delays, a sex offender who worked as a nurse is going to prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old patient. The nursing board gave Paul Santiago a ...
A former youth soccer coach who was accused of raping a team member has been sentenced to at least 23 years in prison. Court records show that Marvin Geovanny Juarez, who coached the Atleticos Club Las Vegas soccer team, pleaded guilty in March to attempted sexual assault of a minor, lewdness with a child, and use of a minor in the production of pornography. On Monday, District Judge Kathleen ...
WASHINGTON -- It was a down year for the alfalfa farm owned in Nevada by Sen. Dean Heller. Heller reported $13,545 in hay sales off the family property in Smith Valley in 2012, a drop from $34,110 the year before. A financial disclosure report the Nevada Republican filed with the U.S. Senate this month suggested in a notation the "Heller Hay Farm" had a loss for 2012. The ...
Lyudmyla Radchenko is seen in a recent undated photo. Radchenko, who is nearly nine months pregnant, became ill with salmonella after eating at the Firefly on Paradise restaurant. Her pregnancy limits options for treatment and a C-section has been scheduled in the hopes of minimizing the baby's exposure to the ...
With thousands of season passes already sold, Wet 'n' Wild is bracing for a large turnout when it opens to VIP and select pass holders this weekend. The hotly anticipated water park in the southwest part of the valley can accommodate around 6,000 ...
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday put the final touch on a bill to punish people who falsely pass themselves off as war heroes and try to profit from it. The Stolen Valor Act passed without dissent, two days after it was approved overwhelmingly by the House. Now it goes to the White House where President Barack Obama was expected to sign it into law. The pending law would make it a federal ...
WASHINGTON -- A "pay as you rate" bill to speed payments to former service members was introduced Wednesday in Congress, part of a new push for the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce a swollen backlog of claims. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., sponsored the bill that she had previewed this spring. It would require the VA to pay for treatment of medical conditions as soon as they are ...
children -- across the Valley are waiting with bated breath for the opening of Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas water park, and the wait ends this Memorial Day Weekend. Well, for some lucky folks. VIP patrons with the right connections, money and/or luck will be the first to slip and slide at Wet 'n' Wild beginning Saturday, but Wet 'n' Wild opens to single-day ticketholders ...
Of all the physicians snared in the federal hepatitis C outbreak investigation, Dr. Eladio Carrera had worked for Dr. Dipak Desai the longest. Yet Carrera testified Wednesday that he was an outsider who wasn't treated kindly by his boss. While other physician partners received generous bonuses from Desai several times a year, Carrera said he only received one. And Carrera's slow-paced ...
Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco has been accused of sexual assault, Las Vegas police said Wednesday. Police said they contacted Canseco during the morning and he had agreed to be interviewed, the Las Vegas Sun reported. The questioning had yet to take place. Canseco, 48, who lives in Las Vegas, clubbed 462 home runs, was a six-time all-star and won two World Series ...
ORLANDO, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Chechen immigrant who was being questioned about his possible links to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot and killed by a federal agent in Florida on Wednesday after he suddenly turned violent, the FBI ...
Strong winds expected through Wednesday afternoon and evening have put residents and operators of local construction sites on alert for high levels of dust, according to air quality officials. The Clark County Department of Air Quality has asked construction sites in the Las Vegas Valley to take precautions to prevent blowing dust from reaching unhealthy levels. Officials will continue to ...
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -; A former South Lake Tahoe police officer faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of witness tampering and ...
CARSON CITY -- State senators unanimously backed a bill Wednesday that would require NV Energy to close the Reid Gardner power plant near Glendale and replace it with cleaner power generating facilities. Under Senate Bill 123, 800 megawatts of coal-fired generated electricity must be replaced by the end of 2019. The loss of energy would be replaced with 350 megawatts of renewable energy and the ...
State prosecutors dodged a mistrial Wednesday after defense attorneys aggressively argued that they knowingly violated Dr. Dipak Desai's attorney-client privileges by questioning a witness about a meeting where criminal defense lawyers were present. Richard Wright, who represents Desai, said prosecutors knew the meeting in question was privileged. He also argued that the prosecutors ...
CARSON CITY -- A bill requiring background checks for private sale gun purchases won approval Wednesday in the Senate on an 11-10 party-line vote. It now goes to the Assembly where Democrats have a 27-15 majority. The vote to pass Senate Bill 221 did not come before Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas, attempted to amend the measure to eliminate the requirement that private gun ...
Clark County prosecutors have charged a third University of California, Berkeley law student in connection with the October beheading of an exotic bird on the Strip. Hazhir Kargaran, 26, pleaded no contest Wednesday to three misdemeanors for his role in the incident and promptly surrendered to the Clark County Detention Center, where he will serve a two-day sentence. District Attorney Steve ...
The Nevada Highway Patrol shut down U.S. Highway 95 about 1 p.m. Wednesday in both directions between Las Vegas Boulevard and the Spaghetti Bowl. Authorities were investigating a suspicious device on the roadway. The highway is reopening to ...
Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to slow its extraordinary stimulus ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A federal appeals court is giving a man who wants to open a swingers club called "Sextasy" in a Las Vegas shopping center another chance to prove he was improperly denied a county business ...
RENO -- Federal prosecutors rested their case Wednesday in the illegal campaign contribution trial of former power broker Harvey Whittemore. Defense lawyers were to begin presenting witnesses. The trial, midway through its second week, is taking place before Senior U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks. Whittemore, 59, who once wielded much influence in Nevada politics as a legislative lobbyist, is ...
The Firefly restaurant at 3900 Paradise Road was closed April 26 following a salmonella outbreak. Health officials now say that cooked chorizo probably was the source of the outbreak, which sickened nearly 300 ...
U.S. Highway 95 has been shut down in both directions between Las Vegas Boulevard and the Spaghetti Bowl, according to Nevada Highway Patrol. A suspicious device described as a silver object with end-caps is being investigated, according to Loy Hixson, NHP spokesman. The object was found shortly before 1 p.m., he said. Traffic is backed up and motorists are advised to avoid the area. Contact ...
A 38-year-old Henderson woman was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer while walking along U.S. Highway 95 near Railroad Pass late Tuesday night. Penny Amber Franco was walking south in the far right travel lane of U.S. 95 when a tractor-trailer pulling two trailers struck her about 9:42 p.m., the Nevada Highway Patrol said. Franco was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where she ...
CARSON CITY -- No Republicans took up state Sen. Justin Jones' offer to show up in his office Wednesday and discuss ways the two parties can reach agreement on a way to secure more money for public education. "This is the most important issue we face," said Jones, D-Las Vegas. "I will keep my office door open." He asked Republicans to meet with him and work on a ...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Senate has endorsed NV Energy Inc.'s plan to retire its coal-fired plants and pave the way for the state's biggest electrical utility to transition to more renewable ...
British forensic officers attend the scene of an apparent attack which has left one man confirmed dead and two people wounded near Woolwich barracks in London on Wednesday. British officials said one person has died and at least two people have been wounded in an attack in southeast ...
: Circus Circus Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, sought use permits and approval for the fairgrounds complex from the zoning ...
A wildfire is burning on the grounds of Scotty's Castle at Death Valley National Park in California, but the historic mansion has not been damaged. Park spokeswoman Cheryl Chipman said the blaze broke out at the northern end of the castle grounds Tuesday afternoon. It is now burning up Grapevine Canyon toward the Nevada border, about 180 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The castle is not ...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A measure pushed by the Nevada Resort Association to get rid of sports betting kiosks in bars and restaurants has cleared the Senate and now moves to the ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Interior Department has awarded more than $20 million to 44 water conservation projects in 11 Western states, including Utah, Nevada and ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Health officials say cooked chorizo is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 300 patrons of a popular Las Vegas tapas ...
Jose Canseco in 2005. Jose Canseco loves the limelight - even though he’s the target of a rape investigation.The outspoken slugger and admitted steroid-taker today posted a series of tweets, some that he removed a short time later, that revealed he’s being investigated for raping a Las Vegas woman. He named and posted a picture of the tanned lean, ripped, bikini-clad fitness model ...
In a surprise jailhouse interview just hours after a jury began deliberating her fate, Jodi Arias spoke out Tuesday about her murder trial, her many fights with her legal team and her belief that she "deserves a second chance at freedom ...
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Justin Bieber surprised the young students of a Las Vegas primary school on Friday after he visited the place to declare that he had partnered up with Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
The 19-year-old singer, who dropped by Whitney Elementary School ahead of his performance at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, spent time giving food donations to the children as they shed tears of joy after meeting their idol, Contactmusic reported.
Bieber's trip was documented by the cameras of US breakfast show Today and in one clip, the artist can be seen consoling a star-struck girl, saying, "Don't cry, how are you? Give me a hug."
The singer also chatted with headmistress Sherrie Gahn, who has made it her job to provide disadvantaged students and their families with food and clothes throughout the year.
He also promised to fill the school's pantry with endless treats for the whole year, as part of his work with the charitable trust.
Gahn said that the singing sensation's visit meant a lot to the kids and they got to see that someone really important to them believed in them.
Bieber, who had a great time at the institution, thanked the school and Gahn for letting him visit, on Twitter.
"Thanks to Whitney Elementary and Sherrie for letting me come by again. ...
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