Aces prepare for grueling stretch of 7 games in 12 days

The Aces left Las Vegas for Seattle on Thursday, and, like every other team in the WNBA, will begin to confront the brunt of a schedule condensed by the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, which runs Sept. 22 to 30.

Las Vegas Valley student bows out of national spelling bee

“Toadyism” fells Mischa Abad, 11, who recently finished fifth grade at Somerset Academy of Las Vegas’ Stephanie Campus, in second day of national competition in Washington, D.C.

 
First responders train for ‘unthinkable’ at Las Vegas school

Law enforcement and emergency responders from throughout the Las Vegas Valley participated in an “active shooter” drill Wednesday at Shadow Ridge High School to ensure they are prepared for a worst-case scenario.

 
Las Vegas casinos, union negotiating pay raises for workers

Las Vegas’ two largest casino operators are trying to bridge a roughly $110 million wage and benefit gap with union workers as 36 hours remain until employment contracts officially end.

Las Vegas airport records busiest April on record

McCarran International Airport logged its busiest April on record, marking a 14th consecutive month in gains for passenger traffic, according to figures released Wednesday by the Clark County Aviation Department.

Kim Kardashian meets with White House about woman’s pardon

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West paid a visit to the White House Wednesday to make a star-powered case to President Donald Trump and his staff on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses.

Nevada fishing report, May 30, 2018

LAKE MEAD — Anglers have found good action for striped bass. Live shad, anchovies, jigs and various lures are catching fish in the Las Vegas Bay area. Stripers can be found chasing bait at the opening of coves and throughout the wash. Catfish are hitting many of the same baits. Black bass species are still providing anglers ample fishing opportunity, with most being caught along points outside of Callville Bay and near Hemenway.

Estate of Michael Jackson sues ABC over TV special

The estate of Michael Jackson sued ABC and parent company Disney on Wednesday, saying a two-hour documentary on the singer’s last days improperly used the King of Pop’s songs, music videos and movies.

Project Neon construction in Las Vegas now 69 percent complete

Project Neon is about 69 percent complete, but don’t expect ongoing construction on the state’s busiest freeway interchange to wrap up until July 2019, the Nevada Department of Transportation said in a progress report released Wednesday.

 
Russian journalist reported killed shows up at news conference

A Russian journalist who was reportedly gunned down in Ukraine’s capital strolled into a news conference that authorities called Wednesday to discuss the investigation of his death, revealing that the slaying had been staged to foil an alleged Kremlin hit plot.

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