Friday, Sept. 21 is National POW/MIA Day. The day of remembrance honors those who are missing in action and prisoners of war. Last month, 55 containers with remains from North Korea were received at Pearl Harbor. Two have been identified. There are 5 Nevadan MIA’s still missing from the Korean War. Their families are hopeful this remembrance day they may one day get closure.
Nevada’s government employees are selling their unused paid time off at retirement. Former Henderson City Manager Mark Calhoun got nearly $475,000 when he retired. Local governments in Clark and Washoe counties owe employees more than $600 million for unused time off.
Lucky Dragon was designed to cater to the Asian-American and Asian immigrant crowd in Las Vegas and West Coast cities Lucky Dragon was positioned to become that community’s locals casino The Dec. 2, 2016, launch of the first direct flight between Beijing and Las Vegas right before the official opening gave the casino another potential customer base. But things didn’t go according to plan The Review-Journal investigated signs of financial struggles in December 2017 The company filed for bankruptcy in February 2018 Lucky Dragon has been losing roughly $200,000 per month throughout its bankruptcy case, according to court papers
CG Technology operates sports books for the M, Hard Rock, Tropicana, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Venetian, Palazzo, Palms and Silverton The Nevada Gaming Control Board accused CG Technology of taking wagers from outside the state, taking bets after events had concluded, making incorrect payouts to more than 1,000 bettors and misconfiguring a satellite sports book betting station for the 2018 Super Bowl. CG Technology admitted to all charges in the settlement Nevada Gaming Commissioners unanimously rejected a $250,000 settlement because commissioners felt the fine wasn’t severe enough. The complaint is still pending
Clark County coroner John Fudenberg spoke with the Las Vegas Review-Journal this month in his only extensive interview since the Oct. 1 attack. “We call ourselves the last of the first responders,” Fudenberg said. “When the police are done securing the scene, when the firefighters and hospitals are done saving who they can, we’re just getting started.” Fudenberg arrived at the Route 91 Harvest festival grounds with his team about three hours after the attack. It was as if everyone vanished, he said. Food still sat half-cooked on grills. Phones lit up across the field.
The final victim died Oct. 3. The last of the 58 families was notified Oct. 4 at 9:34 p.m. Telling the families is the hardest part of the job. “We see in our office what 99 percent of people never will,” he said.
A woman was hospitalized with serious injuries on Thursday morning after being shot inside a North Las Vegas house. Police responded about 11 p.m. to a shooting at a home on the 5600 block of Tropic Breeze Street, near Ann Road and Bruce Street.
The wounded woman, police believe, was shot by a man, who later barricaded himself inside the house. SWAT was called to assist, and when officers entered the house, they discovered the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.