Olympia Sports Park opened in Southern Highlands on Tuesday, Aug. 28 2018. The 17-acre park features three full-size, lighted, multi-purpose fields that can be used for soccer, football, lacrosse and other sports Six basketball courts A splash pad A full playground with state-of-the-art equipment and shade And a scenic walking trail with workout stations and picnic areas Olympia Sports Park offers something for everyone. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
The Lights FC have one of five female head athletic trainers in the USL. Kori Jeffries has done invaluable work for the team this season. She’s also worked hard to pick up Spanish to communicate with players. Kori Jeffries
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found Tuesday morning inside a vehicle in the central valley.
Police received calls about gunshots before 1 a.m. on the 2200 block of Sunrise Avenue. When they arrived they found a man in a pickup, dead from a gunshot wound to the head. The truck was running. Police said the pickup was in reverse gear and had rolled out of a parking space and into a block wall. Witnesses saw a person running from the area after the shots were heard, but as of 4:30 a.m. police didn’t have a clear description of the shooter.
Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the area.
A wedding, a car show and an outdoor dinner party angered neighbors. Another event drew the eye of federal investigators. Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah closed its gilded gates for renovations in April. Last month, property owner and operator CSD LLC abandoned plans to reopen the 52-acre ranch and mansion to the public. Clark County records reveal the decision followed months of government scrutiny into illicit events held on the property. CSD LLC, headed by Texas businessman Lacy Harber, purchased the property for $19.5 million in 2010 to turn it into a museum highlighting Newton’s career. Neighbors say they hope the party has come to an end.
A man was found fatally shot in the doorway of a squatter apartment after an argument ended in gunfire on Sunday night. Officers responded about 10:30 p.m. to the Silver Pines apartments and discovered the man in a breezeway in one of the buildings. The wounded man died at the scene, despite the efforts of another person, who tried to administer medical aid. Witnesses saw a man and a woman flee the scene, but were unable to give police a clear description.
The NCAA announced several changes to how college basketball operates. Condoleezza Rice oversaw committee trying to improve the sport. NCAA president Mark Emmert supported the commission’s suggestions. UNLV coach Marvin Menzies was on committee that helped craft changes. Ex-Rebel Brandon McCoy could have returned to UNLV under new system.
Here are the top five boys basketball players to watch in Southern Nevada next season. No. 5: Bishop Gorman’s Isaiah Cottrell No. 4: Bishop Gorman’s Noah Taitz No. 3: Liberty’s Julian Strawther No. 2: Coronado’s Jaden Hardy No. 1: Clark’s Jalen Hill
The Lights FC had some reinforcements Saturday. Three players who hadn’t played in a while returned to the field. Midfielder Matt Thomas (lower-body) was injured June 13. Defender Miguel Garduno (knee) had been missing since May 23. And forward Juan Carlos Garcia (knee) last saw the field May 5. All contributed to the team’s 1-0 win over Rio Grande Valley FC. Juan Carlos Garcia
A pair of 26-foot-tall showgirls now greet northbound visitors to downtown Las Vegas. The showgirl figures are modeled after two showgirls who accompany former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman to events. The city’s new gateway sign, on a small strip of land in front of the Denny’s on Las Vegas Boulevard, just north of the Stratosphere, will officially be lit at dusk Tuesday. City officials are working with the Stratosphere to provide parking for visitors.
Las Vegas police are searching for the person who stabbed 2 people late Tuesday night. Police responded to the parking lot of a Terrible’s gas station and Popeye’s Chicken where 2 men were found with stab wounds. The men were taken to a hospital. They are expected to survive their wounds. Police said it is uncertain what precipitated the stabbing.