Southbound lanes of Interstate 15 in California were reopened late Tuesday, a day and a half after a bridge fire shut down the highway and stalled travelers and left charred wreckage slumping into lanes.
Northbound lanes of Interstate 15 reopened Tuesday evening after a fire at a bridge construction site on closed the artery connecting Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
One of the world’s most endangered species took a small step away from oblivion over the past year, as the wild population of Devil’s Hole pupfish nearly tripled and researchers made strides on a captive-breeding program. But with fewer than 100 of the tiny fish left in the only known habitat on Earth — a single water-filled cavern in Nye County, about 90 miles west of Las Vegas — no one is popping champagne just yet.
The nation’s largest veterans organization and senior Republican senators are calling for the resignation of Gen. Eric Shinseki as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, prompted by reports of lagging services and blockbuster allegations about veterans deaths in Phoenix. But Shinseki still enjoys the support of Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader from Nevada who says the Cabinet member should be commended and not criticized as he attempts to lead an agency beset by challenges brought on by the end of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Las Vegas police are looking for a man who escaped from an Oregon mental health facility and is suspected of killing his grandfather. Metro police said they believe Steven Woodard, 43, killed an elderly man in a home near Tropicana Avenue and Eastern Avenue in the Southeast valley.
Nevada may be in the midst of a celebration of 150 years of statehood, but a recent announcement that the oldest petroglyphs in North America were identified on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation show just how far back human roots go in the Silver State.
Police are investigating a fire-related death in Sandy Valley, about 60 miles southwest of Las Vegas, Metro said Monday.
All three lanes of Interstate 15 in Hesperia are closed in both directions after a construction worker’s blowtorch caught the overpass bridge’s wooden supports on fire. The freeway is Southern California’s main connector to Las Vegas and has been closed since 1:30 p.m.
There are no good choices for Nevada as it tries to decide what do to about its troubled health insurance exchange, Gov. Brian Sandoval said. The governor said he’s frustrated by the position Nevada finds itself because of a botched online system developed by Xerox.
Republican congressional hopeful Niger Innis last week faced friendly fire from a one-time supporter during a debate with his GOP primary opponent, Assemblyman Cresent Hardy, R-Mesquite, and she suffered the consequences.