Heavy doses of anxiety, security and elation greeted the imminent arrival of 2018 in Las Vegas. A crowd of 330,000 visitors was expected to fill the Strip and Fremont Street downtown, as a record contingent of law enforcement officers kept the peace. This year’s massive outdoor party unfolded in the shadow of the Oct. 1 mass shooting that left 58 people dead. Several people said they came to celebrate in spite of what happened three months ago Monday.
Sunday’s headlines: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run, man and woman shot at home, suspect charged in triple homicide had previously been charged with murder, and rainfall record tied.
Saturday’s headlines: SpaceX rocket, not a UFO, lights up Southern California sky, 2 bodies discovered in eastern Las Vegas home, Three people fatally shot in east Las Vegas
A Las Vegas firehouse sex investigation is now complete. The Review-Journal in September obtained a document alleging that a firefighter had sex at a fire station. The accuser claimed supervisors tried to cover it up and intimidate the whistleblower. Now more than one city employee has been disciplined. But city officials won’t say who was disciplined or what punishment they received. None of the employees named in the document have apparently been fired or demoted.
800 steel posts in place on the Las Vegas Strip. 7,500 still to install in 2018. Posts will stop a 15,000-pound vehicle going 50 mph.
State officials admitted in interviews that they have been lax for years in forcing resorts in Las Vegas and across Nevada to comply with a law that requires the filing of casinos emergency plans.
The Bureau of Land Management on Monday approved a bid to break the land-speed record next year in a desert valley in central Nevada.
Sunday’s headlines: Kihuen, accused of sexual harassment, says he won’t seek re-election, Golden Knights, Animal Foundation teaming up for Pomeranian adoptions, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, wife separating after 27 years
Saturday’s headlines: CSN professor charged with lewdness, Jury begins deliberations in Las Vegas underage sex trial, SpeedVegas driving attraction files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Jan. 2, 2018 – Jan. 31.: Claim forms to be completed and submitted to the fund administrators along with required documentation.
Feb. 1 – Feb. 26, 2018: All telephonic meetings requested with the fund administrators completed.
March 1, 2018: All claims to be reviewed by the fund administrators and recommendations for payments to eligible claimants submitted to the LVVF committee.
March 5, 2018: Distribution of payments to approved eligible claimants begins on a rolling basis.