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.
Three of the six companies pitching on the main stage of the Southern Nevada Angel Conference raised a total of $525,000. Two other startups raised capital during a lunch event.
A Las Vegas man was ordered to serve up to 44 years behind bars Friday for driving drunk and killing a husband and wife in the west valley.
“It was a narcotics deal turned bad,” said North Las Vegas police spokesman Eric Leavitt.
The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move, according to a new study.
Zion Williamson won’t play in New York in the New Orleans Pelicans’ final preseason game because of a sore right knee.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed this week claims Celia Luna-Delgado ’s employer failed to implement adequate security to “detect and deter the criminal activity” that led to her killing last year.
Handicapper Paul Stone (@PaulStoneSports) went 5-0 ATS last week and leads the contest with a 20-15 ATS record.
Raiders rookie fullback Alec Ingold starred at quarterback for Bay Port High School in Green Bay before playing collegiately at Wisconsin.
A photo of the vandalized sign at the Revival Temple Church of God in Christ was posted on Twitter by Assemblyman William McCurdy II, who represents Assembly District 6.
The Raiders could be close to full strength when they meet Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.