Even after 81 years, myths still cling to Hoover Dam. No workers are entombed in the concrete and the hardhat was not invented there. But one story about the project is absolutely true. On Dec. 20, 1921, a surveying crew got caught in a flash flood and John Gregory Tierney was lost forever in the raging Colorado River, one of the first casualties of the project. Then on Dec. 20, 1935, 14 years later to the day, the job site suffered its last fatal accident A worker fell to his death from one of the two intake towers. That man was Patrick William Tierney, J.G. Tierney’s only son. Their names appear in raised metal on a plaque near the dam, never to be forgotten.
The drug seizure is the latest in a series of large cocaine busts along the East Coast.
Bus driver Donald Hendricks, 74, who died in the fire along with his passenger Megan Klindt, 16, had mobility issues that limited his ability to evacuate the bus.
The Las Vegas pro sports bettor is expected to appear on the next “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions, but details have yet to be announced.
Officials are investigating why the wind-swept Monterey cypress toppled in Ellen Browning Scripps Park last week.
A 32-year-old woman was arrested in a North Las Vegas casino parking lot robbery that occurred last month, police announced. Officers identified Kourtnie Goudchaux as a robbery suspect.
Bar arcade concept Emporium will become the third tenant at the Area15 complex, which is under construction just off Interstate 15.
The man’s roommate told police she lost track of her dog as she moved her belongings out of the home.
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents voted Tuesday to fully fund 3 percent raises promised to all workers, even though it will cause a $6.4 million budget shortfall that the system will have to cover.
Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been upgraded from “guarded” to “good” condition by his doctors as he recovers from gunshot wounds.
Clark County fire investigators say it could be weeks before a cause is determined for an hourslong fire on Monday that destroyed a business complex east of the Strip.