When I first called Roland Rogers, his pleasant South African accent surprised me. Two days later, I strangled him in his kitchen.
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Las Vegas has plenty of flashing neon signs, but not all of them are for entertainment purposes — some signal hope for those who partake in a $50 billion-a-year nationwide industry. Instead of flashing “girls, girls, girls,” these signs flash “fast cash.” Industry reform advocates say payday loans are a predatory business despite helping roughly 12 million mostly lower-income people per year.
Usually when Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada grants a young person’s wish, it’s for something like a trip to Disneyland or to swim with dolphins. That was not the case with Summerlin-area resident Joseph Ristine, 17.
Ruby, a 1-year-old white Siberian husky, can tell the Meals on Wheels van has arrived before her owner, Candace Robinow, can. Though driver Walt Johnson has just pulled up, Ruby has already run to the front door, eagerly awaiting him. The drop-off includes much-needed meals that help Robinow survive. But this visit is special: Johnson is also carrying a bag of dog food for Ruby.
When children struggle with mental health, it can be difficult to notice. Sometimes, it’s shrugged off as normal teenage angst or behavioral battles, but other times, the internal war becomes a violent and physical combat sending children to the hospital. If parents and caretakers don’t see warning signs or shrug them off, school officials could be a student’s only safeguard.
For the 30th anniversary, Aid For AIDS of Nevada is bringing its annual Black & White Party to the Strip with a lineup of performers anda few technical advances at Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
On more than one occasion, retired Army veteran Bill Emmel has contemplated suicide. With a gun pressed to his temple, he has been close to taking his life, but he didn’t do it, thanks to many of his military friends.
Working in the forensic science field, Rick Workman sees there is a need to have more resources, whether it’s more forensic scientists and crime scene analysts or more equipment and funding.
The year was 1924. A complex combination of finances, loyalty, romance and emotion brought together a group of Hollywood elite and powerful media figures to the yacht of one of the world’s richest and most powerful men for a weekend jaunt. One of those passengers didn’t survive the journey. Those are the real world events that inspired the play “The Cat’s Meow.”
In the heart of south-central Utah’s red rock country is Capitol Reef National Park. The park is well-known for slot canyons, natural arches and bridges, waterfalls and the Waterpocket Fold, a huge wrinkle in the earth that extends nearly 100 miles.