“Dunk a Trooper” event helps raise awareness on the importance of organ donation. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
About a dozen people gathered Saturday at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Historical Park to learn about Helen Stewart, a woman who moved to Southern Nevada in the late 1800s. (Kimber Laux/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Samantha Bivins, UNLV student government senator, explains the features of new emergency phones that have been installed on the university’s campus ahead of the first day of school. (Natalie Bruzda/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A quarter-mile stretch of Martin Luther King Boulevard was open to walkers Saturday morning ahead of its Labor Day weekend debut. The street redesign is part of a billion-dollar reconstruction project of Interstate 15 from Sahara Avenue to the Spaghetti Bowl. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Here are five highlights from the Arbor View and Las Vegas football game Friday night. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A representative of Bar Two LLC, which runs two locations of the New Orleans-style bar chain Fat Tuesday, is expected to appear before the Nevada Equal Rights Commission on Thursday to respond to accusations of sexual harassment. (David Guzman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1. The Mayweather-McGregor fight is tomorrow night, and airport officials are bracing for an influx of private jets. Private plane traffic usually jumps during major fight weekends, so this weekend pilots and plane owners are being asked to make reservations. Officials are hoping to avoid the traffic issues experienced during the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight when a taxiway had to be converted into a makeshift parking lot.
2. The driver arrested in the fatal crash that killed a Shadow Ridge student in February was sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison on Thursday. David Fensch pleaded guilty to DUI resulting in death in June, after admitting to police he had taken Xanax and consumed “four drinks” of Captain Morgan rum before plowing into the back of 16-year-old Jaelan Fajardo’s car. Fensch had 4 previous DUIs.
3. The man arrested after attacking a mannequin with a hammer downtown last year, was ordered to spend eight to 20 years behind bars on Thursday. Shane Schindler pleaded guilty to attempted murder in June, after police set up the mannaquin as a decoy to look like a sleeping homeless man. Detectives linked the attack to the deaths of two homeless men who were attacked while sleeping in the same area, but did not file charges. (Rochelle Richards/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The mermaids swim among the fish and interact with kids watching from the outside at the Silverton aquarium. These mermaids also twirl, flip, dance and do other fun stunts. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A new nurse call line pilot program Las Vegas Fire & Rescue started last month for low-level medical calls. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1. 2 men were acquitted of all charges in the Bunkerville standoff case yesterday, avoiding decades in federal prison. Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart were acquitted of all 10 counts they faced, while jurors reached a split decision for 2 others. Jurors deliberated for a little more than three days before reaching the decision.
2. Ever wondered why you can’t play the Powerball in Nevada? The answer is simple: the gaming industry in Nevada doesn’t want the competition. A prohibition on the state lottery was placed in Nevada’s constitution at statehood in 1864. So, if you’re looking to cash in on the $700 million up for grabs with the Powerball, you’ll have to continue driving to California.
3. Good news burger fans. In-N-Out and Shake Shack have both announced additional locations in the Las Vegas Valley. In-N-Out will open a location on Sahara and Hualapai, and Flamingo and Sandhill. Shake Shack will be opening its fifth location in Southern Nevada at Las Vegas Premium Outlets North near downtown. Both franchises are expected to open their new locations next year. (Rochelle Richards/Las Vegas Review-Journal)