Playboy magazine founder and sexual revolution symbol Hugh Hefner has died. He was 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home of natural causes Wednesday night surrounded by family. Founding the magazine in 1953, Hefner built a brand that defined the sexual culture of the second half of the 20th century. For decades, he was the pipe-smoking, silk-pajama-wearing center of a constant fantasy party at Playboy mansions.
For a 6th straight month, McCarran International Airport logged more than 4 million airline passengers. The numbers are from August, the Clark County Aviation Department reported. More than 4.24 million airline passengers arrived or departed from the nation’s 8th-busiest airport last month. That’s a 3.6 percent jump from the same period in 2016, a spokeswoman said. County aviation director Rosemary Vassiliadis has said she believes McCarran will set a record this year. The current record of 47.8 million airline passengers was set in 2007.
1.2 million Nevadans affected by the Equifax data breach and 143 million Americans credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers were accessed The breach was discovered July 29
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Deborah Lippis resigned last week. Lippis, who served for 25 years, has not given a reason for her resignation. Her latest term was up in 2019. Clark County commissioners can either appoint a replacement or hold a special election to fill the judge’s seat. Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown wants to swiftly appoint a replacement. But only if the appointee won’t run for election in 2018.
For the Golden Knights, home isn’t where the wins are. At least not yet. the Los Angeles Kings ruined the Knights’ debut in T-Mobile Arena Tuesday, winning 3-2 in front of an announced preseason crowd of 17,101. “I was happy going into overtime 2-2,” Golden Knights goalie Calvin Pickard said. “But anything can happen in overtime, and they got one.” “I thought our guys created chances,” Gallant said. “We’re still trying to see who works best with who.”
The Blackstone Group has completed its purchase of World Market Center. Fireside Investments partnered with Blackstone on the deal, which was unveiled in July. It is huge — spanning 5.4 million square feet. It hosts two industry gatherings per year that typically last a week and draw 45,000 attendees each. It opened in 2005 with one building. It expanded in 2007 with a second building and grew again in 2008 with a third.
Say goodbye to the 140 character limit because Twitter is doubling up to 280! Twitter wants you to use the site more frequently without constricting how much you want to say. Twitter in blog post The move comes after Twitter released a feature that lets users post photos and gifs without taking up the character limit.
Looks like some Texas houses wont be getting fixed up anymore. The hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper” just announced it is ending after this season. The hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, made the announcement on their website. It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last. While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with.
A woman has been arrested after a witness in a murder trial was struck by a car outside the courthouse. Shaquilla Stafford, 44, was arrested in connection with the incident. The witness, Queva Stafford, was injured. Queva Stafford is the sister of the man who was killed. Las Vegas police suspect she was struck intentionally while she walked on the sidewalk. Shaquilla Stafford also faces weapon charges. She posted bond and is no longer in custody.