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New Bishop For Diocese Of Las Vegas
 
New Bishop For Diocese Of Las Vegas

Bishop George Leo Thomas of Montana is announced as the new Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas replacing retiring Bishop Joseph A. Pepe. K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas morning update for Wednesday, Feb. 28
 
Las Vegas morning update for Wednesday, Feb. 28

MGM Resorts plans to raise resort fees at some properties.

The timing and size of the increase is unknown. However, executives hinted they might soon push fees up to Caesars’ level.

Caesars recently raised many resort fees to between $35-39.

Officials say the rise helps offset higher labor costs

Officers arrested a woman with a pickax near Williams Elementary School in North Las Vegas.

Neighbors said the woman was climbing the outside of a chain link fence while more than 200 students were outside.

Police said the woman was screaming that she was gonna kill everyone.

Now Kisstal Killough is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

And the woman who fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the freeway, killing six teenagers in 2000, has made her plea for a fifth early release.

Jessica Williams has served 18 years. Commissioners will issue their decision on March 14.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Ends Sale of Assault Weapons Florida School Shooting
 
Dick’s Sporting Goods Ends Sale of Assault Weapons Florida School Shooting

Dick’s Sporting Goods Ends Sale of Assault Weapons Florida
School Shooting The retailer announced the move in an open letter and an appearance by CEO Ed Stack on ‘Good Morning America.’ Ed Stack, (Good Morning America) Ed Stack, (Good Morning America) Dick’s is also ending the sale of high-capacity magazines and sales of guns to people under 21 years old. The company ended the sale of assault weapons at Dick’s-branded stores after the Newtown, Conn. school shooting
in 2012. However, they were still selling them at its 35 Field & Stream locations. Nikolas Cruz, 17, shot and killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Feb. 14.

Las Vegas morning update for Tuesday, Feb. 27
 
Las Vegas morning update for Tuesday, Feb. 27

Nye County officials have yanked the Love Ranch’s brothel license.

Owner Dennis Hof has vowed he would get it back within days.

Hof is accused of failing to obtain permission before modifying mobile homes at the site, but he claims he did not make any changes to the units.

Hof says it’s political retribution because he’s running against Assemblyman James Oscarson.

A Bellagio employee is accused of stealing close to $2,000 worth of lobster tails.

49-year-old Alex Hernandez faces one count of embezzlement.

He is is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $5,000 bail.

A man is dead after an accidental shooting last night in the desert east of Las Vegas.

Three men were drinking and shooting guns in the desert, police said, when one of the men was shot. He died at the scene.

The man has not yet been identified. It is unclear if anyone will face charges.

Pedestrian injured in northeast Las Vegas
 
Pedestrian injured in northeast Las Vegas

A pedestrian has been hospitalized after being struck by a sports utility vehicle early Tuesday morning. The man suffered serious injuries from the crash, which was reported just after 5 a.m. on Craig Road near Puebla Street. The driver of the SUV remained on the scene and was cooperating with police. He did not appear to be impaired, police said.

Las Vegas morning update for Monday, Feb. 26
 
Las Vegas morning update for Monday, Feb. 26

The Metropolitan Police Department started the new year by touting a 0.9 percent drop in violent crime between 2016 and 2017.

Yet that reported dip in crime is insignificant, several criminologists told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. And it charts the change between only two years, which is not considered a reliable trend.

A closer look at Metro’s homicide numbers also reveals a handful of discrepancies and a glaring — albeit admitted — omission: the 58 people killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Two people were killed Sunday in a two-car crash in the western Las Vegas Valley.

The cars collided on Rainbow Boulevard, just south of Westcliff Drive.

One of the cars jumped a curb and hit the side of Silver State Schools Credit Union.

The Las Vegas valley will get another chance at snow.

A storm system Tuesday morning will bring a 40 percent chance of showers and light snowfall particularly in the western side of the valley.

Tuesday’s high is expected to be 54 degrees.

Car crash near credit union kills 2
 
Car crash near credit union kills 2

Two people were killed in a car crash Sunday afternoon in the western valley. Two cars collided about 4:45 p.m. on Rainbow Boulevard, just south of Westcliff Drive. A white Chrysler struck a black Toyota as it was turning left into a shopping center, Las Vegas police said. The Chrysler jumped a curb and struck the corner of the Silver State Schools Credit Union office. The Toyota flipped and the driver and the passenger, who was ejected from the car, died at the scene. The driver of the Chrysler suffered minor injuries and police said he was not impaired. It’s unclear if he will face charges.

Squires Elementary Archery Team
 
Squires Elementary Archery Team

The Squires Elementary School archery team is the best elementary team in Nevada — for four years in a row. (Amelia Pak-Harvey/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Las Vegas Morning Update For Sunday, February 25th
 
Las Vegas Morning Update For Sunday, February 25th

Sunday’s headlines: Man injured after falling from escalator in downtown Las Vegas, Pot amnesty boxes greet travelers at Las Vegas airport (Rochelle Richards/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Las Vegas Morning Update For Saturday, February 24
 
Las Vegas Morning Update For Saturday, February 24

Saturday’s headlines: Las Vegas Valley gets first touch of white winter, Student arrested over threats against Las Vegas middle school, 51s break ground on Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin (Rochelle Richards/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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