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Varram’s pet robot is designed to let you remotely interact with your real pet. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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Nevada Preps Preview: Southern Nevada High School Basketball Finals
We are down to just eight boys teams and eight girls teams in pursuit of a state title. Region semis are on Tuesday the 19th, championship games are the 21st and then we’ve got the 4A title game on the 23rd so this will sadly be our last basketball show of the year.
Nevada State Senate Looks At Red Light Cameras - VIDEO
The Nevada State Senate looks at a bill that will add red light cameras to all of the traffic lights in Las Vegas.
North Las Vegas robbery at a business
Robbery of a business in the 1600 block of North Main Street in North Las Vegas. If you know the suspects or have seen them before please contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
Suspect Breaks into Made In Argentina restaurant
Pablo Rodriguez, owner of the Made in Argentina restaurant on Valley View Blvd, describes the scene of the burglary that took place at his business on Sunday morning. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Carl Icahn's Las Vegas investments
Billionaire hedge fund activist Carl Icahn has made some big bets on Nevada that have paid off. Icahn purchased the Stratosphere out of bankruptcy court in 1998. He also bought two Arizona Charlie's casinos and a Laughlin casino. He sold those properties for $1.3 billion in 2007. Icahn bought the partially built, mothballed Fontainebleau hotel out of bankruptcy for around $150 million in 2010. He sold it for $600 million in 2017. In 2008, Icahn bought a stake in Tropicana Entertainment. He sold it last year before the market selloff to Eldorado Resorts for $1.85 billion. In 2019, Icahn confirmed that he has purchased a 9.8 percent stake in Caesars Entertainment Corp. worth more than $600 million.
Mike Kelly talks on Feb. 19
The Golden Knights assistant coach discussed injuries and the “dog days” of the season.
Mike Kelly talks on Feb. 19
The Golden Knights assistant coach discussed injuries and the “dog days” of the season.
Las Vegas Yard House margarita changes color in the glass
The cocktail, as made by lead bartender Taylor Cole at Town Square in Las Vegas, changes from deep blue to magenta because of a chemical reaction between its butterfly pea flowers and citrus agave. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
The Right take: NSEA warns Sisolak’s proposed budget could mean “layoffs, reductions in services, and even larger class sizes.” - VIDEO
The implication of a revised funding formula is that school districts and teachers will receive substantially more money. But revising the funding formula will only rearrange who gets the existing money. In 2016, Nevada’s smallest five school districts received less than $15 million in state funding. That’d barely be a rounding error in the Clark County School District’s $2.4 billion budget.
Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle hit on US 95 in Las Vegas
Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Adam Whitmarsh was on a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 95, north of Ann Road, about 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb 16, 2019, when a Honda CRV struck the back of the patrol car, causing the car to crash into the stopped vehicle. (Nevada Highway Patrol)
Rebel Nation: UNLV Barely Wins on the Road Against SJSU, Pitino Back in the Coaching Mix - VIDEO
The Runnin' Rebels managed to barely run past the Spartans on Saturday night, after coming back from a halftime deficit to beat the worst team in the Mountain West 71-64. Various Las Vegas media members also came out with news that Rick Pitino's name has once again come up as a possible head coach of the UNLV basketball program, per unnamed sources. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson discuss these topics, as well as UNLV's inconsistency and what that means moving forward as the season nears an end.
Real Estate Millions: Flip or Flop Vegas
Las Vegas Ballpark taking shape
Aerial view of the Aviators’ Las Vegas Ballpark under construction in Summerlin. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88s
Working cats at St. John the Baptist Church
Parish councilmember John Koutsulis talks about the two cats St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church have adopted as part of a working cats program.
Golden Knights Lose Momentum on the Road, Fall 3-0 to Colorado - VIDEO
The Golden Knights were unable to take the momentum from the recent 5-1 win over the Predators on the road, and fell to the Avalanche 3-0. This is just the second time this season the Golden Knights have been shut out by an opponent.
Educators dressed in red have taken to the streets to demand more for their students.
Educators dressed in red have taken to the streets to demand more for their students. Educators from around the State are bringing the Red for Ed movement to the steps of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, NV, and to the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
UNLV takes on Wyoming, Justin James on Tuesday.
Wyoming's Justin James leads the MW with 20.7 points per game. Cowboys coach Allen Edwards said James has furthered the program. UNLV coach Marvin Menzies will try to devise a plan to stop Wyoming. The Rebels won the first meeting 68-56 last month in Las Vegas. Amauri Hardy leads UNLV with 13.2 points per game.
Lee Canyon snow makes skiers smile
Skiers and snow boarders took advantage of the Presidents Day holiday and the recent snowfall at Lee Canyon, outside of Las Vegas. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mount Charleston gets fresh blanket of snow
A winter storm drops nearly four inches of fresh snow on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Mount Charleston outside Las Vegas. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
February 18, 2019 Las Vegas Snow Montage - VIDEO
A montage of the snow that occurred in Las Vegas on February 18, 2019.
Snow in the Las Vegas Valley
Snow accumulated in the Las Vegas Valley for the first time in more than a decade, with snow falling mostly in the western, northwestern and southern areas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review Journal) @bizutesfaye
I-15 reopens between Las Vegas, California state line - VIDEO
Interstate 15 reopened Monday morning in both directions after being closed for icy road conditions between St. Rose Parkway in south Las Vegas and the California state line, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Snow at US 95 and Lee Canyon Road
Passers-by pulled off Lee Canyon Road northwest of Las Vegas Monday to play in the fresh snow. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Road truck on an empty I-15
Snow and ice contributed to the closure of Interstate 15 near Primm. Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal
I-15 traffic diverted at St. Rose Parkway
The Nevada Highway Patrol has closed Interstate 15 in both directions between south Las Vegas and the California state line due to icy road conditions, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Traffic on I-15 exits at St. Rose Parkway
The Nevada Highway Patrol closed Interstate 15 because of icy road conditions, between St. Rose Parkway in south Las Vegas to the California state line on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ice on roadway shuts down I-15 south of Las Vegas
An overnight snowstorm left an icy roadway, causing the Nevada Highway Patrol to shut down Interstate 15 south of Las Vegas to the California state line. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
I-15 closed at St. Rose Parkway
Ice on Interstate 15 caused the Nevada Highway Patrol to close the highway from St. Rose Parkway in south Las Vegas to the California state line on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driving a snowy Sunday night in Summerlin
Several inches of snow have fallen in Summerlin on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. This shows street conditions between Charleston and Far Hills in Summerlin. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Winter wonderland at Summerlin park
A snowstorm hit Fox Hill Park in Summerlin on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
February snowstorm in western Las Vegas
A snowstorm hit Summerlin and parts of western Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sen. Warren, 2020 presidential candidate, visits Nevada
Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke to Nevada voters today, elaborating on her campaign platform for the 2020 presidential election. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Golden Knights Break Losing Streak At Home - VIDEO
The Golden Knights break their home losing streak and beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 with Subban at net.
Golden Knights snap losing streak, defeat Nashville 5-1
The Vegas Golden Knights snapped a 5-game losing skid when they defeated the Nashville Predators at home, 5-1. Head coach Gerard Gallant and players discuss the win at the T-Mobile Arena.
Snow in Summerlin
Snow near Far Hills and Fox Hill Drive.
Snow in Summerlin
Snow near Far Hills boulevard and Fox Hill Drive.
Black History Month Festival
Las Vegas residents gathered on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd, to celebrate Black History Month. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Weather, low fuel force flight to land at Nellis near Las Vegas - VIDEO
An American Airlines flight on its way to McCarran International Airport made an emergency landing at Nellis Air Force Base on Saturday afternoon. Flight 671 was diverted to the base because of wind conditions at the airport and low fuel levels, Nellis spokeswoman Rebekah Mattes said. American Airlines spokesman Josh Freed said there was no fuel leak, and the airplane had enough gas to get to McCarran. The airplane, which was on its way to Las Vegas from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, had 194 people on board, including six crew members.
Weather, low fuel force flight to land at Nellis near Las Vegas
An American Airlines flight on its way to McCarran International Airport made an emergency landing at Nellis Air Force Base on Saturday afternoon. Flight 671 was diverted to the base because of wind conditions at the airport and low fuel levels, Nellis spokeswoman Rebekah Mattes said. American Airlines spokesman Josh Freed said there was no fuel leak, and the airplane had enough gas to get to McCarran. The airplane, which was on its way to Las Vegas from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, had 194 people on board, including six crew members.
Neil Gallant celebrates 50 years as basketball referee
Neil Gallant talks about his 50- year career as a basketball official in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 11, 2019. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NHP Southern Command Briefing
NHP Southern Command Spokesman Jason Buratczuk gives media briefing regarding a Saturday morning crash.
NYE Homicide suspects (2 of 2)
Las Vegas police are asking for help locating three men suspected in a deadly shooting on New Year’s Eve inside a southwest valley home. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Golden Knights Grant the Wishes of Young Fans - VIDEO
The Golden Knights partnered with Make a Wish Southern Nevada to grant the wishes of Jay and Jace, two young fans whose wish it was to meet Marc-Andre Fleury. Not only did the two get to meet their idol, they also signed contracts to become Golden Knights for a day and were able to suit up for practice on the ice. (Cassie Soto/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Golden Knights Weigh in on Subban/Bellemare Incident before Saturday's Rematch - VIDEO
The specter of ‘Bitegate’ will be hanging over the first meeting of the Western Conference powers since the Predators won 2-1 at T-Mobile Arena on Jan. 23 for what was the second loss of the current nine-game slide. The game is remembered more for an incident involving Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban accusing Bellemare of biting his finger. Bellemare said Subban’s hand just happened to go inside his mouth during a brief scuffle and scrape his teeth. Replays were inconclusive.
Woman removed from JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas - Video
A woman was removed from a JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day after she reportedly became upset after finding out that she was going to be seated next to a child. (@BigOShow/@1210TheMan/Twitter)
Coach Gallant Press Conference after Friday's Practice - VIDEO
Before the Golden Knights take on Nashville Turk speaks to the media after a special practice on Friday where southern Nevada Make A Wish gave two special kids a chance to sign a contract for a day and practice with the team.
Golden Edge: The Golden Knights Lose Their Fifth Straight at Home
For the first time in franchise history, the Vegas Golden Knights lost their fifth straight game at home. This time they fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6 to 3. Video produced by Heidi Fang
Golden Knights on what they need to end losing streak - VIDEO
After suffering their fifth consecutive home loss, the Vegas Golden Knights talk about what went wrong against the Toronto Maple Leafs and what the team needs to end its losing streak. Video produced by Heidi Fang
Real Estate Millions: $15M Palms Place Penthouse
Phil Maloof’s Palms Place Penthouse, which takes up the entire 59th-floor, is for sale for $15 million. (Samia DeCubas/Real Estate Millions)
Kelsey Martinez no longer listed on Raiders’ coaching staff
Kelsey Martinez, the first female assistant in Raiders history, is no longer listed as with the organization, according to the team’s website. Martinez joined the club in March 2018 under Tom Shaw, the department’s then-coordinator who was dismissed in December. Before joining the Raiders, Martinez worked for 4 years at Tom Shaw Performance at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando. The Raiders did not return requests for comment on Martinez’s status.
Gun control lawyer recommends skirting federal law
Faced with a difficult question about the background check bill, a lawyer for Everytown for Gun Safety recommended violating federal law.
LVMPD Hopes To Curve Crime Through Visitors of CCDC - VIDEO
LVMPD is hoping to lower crime rates through new crime stoppers initiative through the CCDC.
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gallant Talks Improving Knights Game After Fourth Straight Home Loss - VIDEO
Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant talks to media after practice about what the team needs to improve on in order to win at home against the Maple Leafs.
NRA lobbyist on background checks, red flag laws and if they plan to sue - VIDEO
The background check bill currently being rushed through the Nevada legislature isn’t the same as the background check initiative voters passed in 2016. The bill also has a weaker exemption for hunters than a similar law in California. That’s according to Dan Reid, western director of the National Rifle Association, who said the NRA is also considering a legal challenge.
Delta flight forced to land in Reno after experiencing turbulence
5 people were injured after a Delta flight from Southern California to Seattle encountered severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing in Reno. (Joe Justice, Scrum Inc.)
Gallant Ramps Up Golden Knights Practice - VIDEO
Gerard Gallant ramps up practice for the Golden Knights as they have suffered four straight losses at home.
Hardy's 24 Points Lead UNLV to Win Over Air Force - VIDEO
UNLV sophomore guard Amauri Hardy scored a career-high 24 points in UNLV's 77-72 win over the Falcons. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson break down the redemption win the Rebels earned, after suffering a 106-88 loss to Air Force a month ago.
Golden Knights Fall to Coyotes for Fourth Straight Home Loss - Video
The Golden Knights lose their fourth straight game at home with a 5-2 loss against the Coyotes. After the game, head coach Gerard Gallant spoke with players after the game in the locker room. Golden Knights reporters Adam Hill and Ben Gotz go over the loss and what the players said after the game.
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Residents voice water concerns and solutions
Residents voice water concerns and solutions Vegas area residents talk about their concerns with water, its conservation, price and future for the valley. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Aaron Semas, professional bull rider, talks about his traumatic brain injuries
Aaron Semas, professional bull rider, talks about his traumatic brain injuries. The Cleveland Clinic will begin researching the brains of retired bull riders to understand the impact traumatic brain injuries have on cognition. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/ Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Salon opens at Veterans Village
T.H.E. Salon, owned by Nicole Christie, celebrated their opening at the Veterans Village with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Fewer Nevadans are celebrating Valentine's Day
Fewer Nevadans are celebrating Valentine's Day. About 1.2 million Nevadans are expected to celebrate this year, a 5 percent drop from 2018. A growing number of people consider Valentine’s Day over-commercialized. Others weren’t interested in the holiday or had nobody to celebrate with. But spending is expected to rise. Those who do celebrate are buying for more people. The average American is expected to spend about $162 this year for Valentine’s Day, a 57 percent jump from a decade prior. Katherine Cullen, director of industry and consumer insights at NRF
Southwest Airlines considering Las Vegas-Hawaii flights
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly says the airline is "very focused" on Hawaii. Hawaiians have a strong presence in Las Vegas.The city’s unofficial status is “Hawaii’s ninth island.” In 2018, at least 2,958 people from Hawaii moved to Nevada. Of those, 88.7 percent moved into Clark County, according to driver license surrender data. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, 310,249 people came to Las Vegas from Hawaii in 2018.
Golden Knights ready to celebrate Valentine's Day
Even though they have a game on Feb. 14, Marc-Andre Fleury and Ryan Reaves are ready to spoil the ones they love this Valentine's Day.
LVCVA Implements New Travel Rules - VIDEO
While the policies outlined in Tuesday meeting only impact staff, the LVCVA board also changed its policies after the Review-Journal investigation but one board member quickly exceeded recommended travel rules. Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore took four international trip in less than a year when the board's policy committee put in place rules that limited international board travel to one trip a year and mostly for educational purposes. The policy did allow board members to travel more than once with approval of the chairman, which Fiore received from Weekly.
Gallant Ramps Up Golden Knights Practice - VIDEO
Gerard Gallant ramps up practice for the Golden Knights as they have suffered four straight losses at home.
Delta flight forced to land in Reno after experiencing turbulence
5 people were injured after a Delta flight from Southern California to Seattle encountered severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing in Reno. (Joe Justice, Scrum Inc.)
Golden Knights Fall to Coyotes for Fourth Straight Home Loss - Video
The Golden Knights lose their fourth straight game at home with a 5-2 loss against the Coyotes. After the game, head coach Gerard Gallant spoke with players after the game in the locker room. Golden Knights reporters Adam Hill and Ben Gotz go over the loss and what the players said after the game.
Hardy's 24 Points Lead UNLV to Win Over Air Force - VIDEO
UNLV sophomore guard Amauri Hardy scored a career-high 24 points in UNLV's 77-72 win over the Falcons. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson break down the redemption win the Rebels earned, after suffering a 106-88 loss to Air Force a month ago.
UNLV Earns Redemption Against Air Force, 77-72 - VIDEO
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies discusses how proud he was of his team's ability to make second-half adjustments to beat Air Force 77-72.
Gallant delivers scathing response to media following the team's loss - VIDEO
Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant was furious following the team's loss to the Arizona Coyotes and gave a scathing response to a question asked during his postgame news conference. The loss marks the team's fourth straight loss at home, which ties the franchise record.
Golden Edge Mailbag - February 12, 2019 - VIDEO
Ben Gotz and Adam Hill answer all your burning VGK questions and comments here on the Golden Edge Mailbag
Champagne vending machine at Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas
One of only a few in the country, the Moët & Chandon machine at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas is stocked with Imperial Rose for Valentine’s Day. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
NRA lobbyist on background checks, red flag laws and if they plan to sue - VIDEO
The background check bill currently being rushed through the Nevada legislature isn’t the same as the background check initiative voters passed in 2016. The bill also has a weaker exemption for hunters than a similar law in California. That’s according to Dan Reid, western director of the National Rifle Association, who said the NRA is also considering a legal challenge.
You Can Design With 3D Printers, Laser Cutters And Ceramics At Discovery Children's Museum
You Can Design With 3d Printers, Laser Cutters And Ceramics At Discovery Children's Museum (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Foreclosures of mansions in Las Vegas
Las Vegas was ground zero for America's foreclosure crisis after the housing bubble burst. (Eli Segall/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Monorail extension will likely not be finished for Raiders 2020 opener
The planned extension to the Las Vegas Monorail system, has not even broken ground yet, and will likely not be completed in time for the Raiders season opener in 2020. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada Preps Preview: Basketball Playoffs Are Here - VIDEO
The Basketball playoffs have started for high school for the boys and girls. Ben Gotz and Elaine Emerson go over which teams to look out for in the playoffs and which teams will likely make it to the championships.
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