His musical presence still quakes the Strip, from The Mirage production bearing his rock band’s name to the revolving fab faux’s “woooh!”-ing smaller venues. But John Lennon, slain 30 years ago Wednesday, once had a physical presence in Las Vegas, too. It’s well-documented that the Beatles played in Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 1964, and stayed that night at the Sahara. But few fans realize that Lennon returned twice more to Las Vegas, during his mid-’70s separation from wife Yoko Ono.
Josh Cox is 35 years old. But as he approached the finish line of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon on Sunday, he showed he still has the unbridled joy and spontaneity of a 5-year-old.
Did some fitness craze overtake Las Vegas overnight? That was the case — at least temporarily — as 28,000 runners took part in the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon.
A woman died Sunday afternoon after the car she was traveling in collided with a pickup truck in the south valley, Las Vegas police said. Her identity was not released.
A man was killed Sunday at a northeast valley truck stop after the jack holding his big rig collapsed and caused the vehicle to crush him, Las Vegas police said.