An oldie but a goodie, and now it’s fried (Rio Lacanlale/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Review-Journal reporter Michael Gehlken recaps the Raiders’ training camp practice on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2016. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Review-Journal’s Adam Hill and Heidi Fang recap of last week’s media days for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor ahead of their megabout at T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 26, and talk Frank Mir signing with Bellator in the latest weekly update on the Covering the Cage Facebook. (Las Vegas Review-Journal
Ultra, low-cost carriers such as Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant are becoming popular with travelers due to their low prices on tickets and other services. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada Democrats are in an uproar over Nevada Republicans exercising their constitutional rights.
Rest easy, Nevada. Lake Mead is safe from a shortage this year, and is on track to avoid another shortage in 2019. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Oscar Goodman promotes Las Vegas on a $72,000 contract but his routine might violate convention policy that says alcohol use should be moderate and reasonable.
Vegas Stripped: Poetry saved her life
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UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez talks about practice on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 at Rebel Park. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
STEM Academy works to get into Nevada Schools
Clark County is hiring.
Commissioners voted to create 94 full-time positions spanning multiple departments.
Positions include six fire department employees, 17 public works employees and 18 corrections officers.
A full listing and application information will be posted at governmentjobs.com/careers/clarkcounty
Funding the new workers is expected to cost the county about $7.8 million over the next year.
The money for the new positions came from the county’s general and non-general funds.
Robert Garcia of Silver Springs spoke at an announcement regarding rural health care in Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval announced on Tuesday that 2018 carrier for rural counties will be SilverSummit, a subsidiary of Missouri-based Centene. (Sean Whaley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gov. Brian Sandoval announced in Silver Springs, east of Carson City, on Tuesday that 2018 carrier for rural counties will be SilverSummit, a subsidiary of Missouri-based Centene. (Sean Whaley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart (@KellyInVegas) and Wynn sports book director Johnny Avello preview the Bengals’ season in the fifth of a series of 32 NFL team videos in 32 days. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Fourteen rural Nevada counties will have an insurance carrier through the state exchange in 2018, ending a period of uncertainty about coverage.
Gov. Brian Sandoval announced that the 2018 carrier for rural counties will be SilverSummit, a subsidiary of Centene.
SilverSummit has never provided insurance through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, which provides coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
State officials began scrambling this summer to find coverage for the counties after both carriers dropped coverage, citing market uncertainties.
Having no carrier in 2018 would have impacted more than 8,000 rural Nevadans.
Authorities say an accused squatter issued bogus “court” orders against a Las Vegas detective.
Thomas Benson and Marina Calove, who is listed as a “Superior Court” judge in at least some of the supposed rulings, have been indicted.
They were charged with interfering with a public officer, preventing or dissuading a person from testifying or producing evidence, and bribing or intimidating a witness to influence testimony.
This is the third time this year Benson was hit with criminal charges in Southern Nevada.
A preview of the highlights for the new show (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review Journal)
Debbie Banko, CEO of Las Vegas-based Link Technologies, an information technology consulting firm, said hiring has been “very, very difficult.” It recently took a team of eight people on her staff of 20 to find one hire over the course of two days. (Nicole Raz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The planned Las Vegas Raiders stadium will have 10 levels:
— Event level — Grass field; security command/medical; maintenance; press work rooms; locker rooms.
— Lower mezzanine — Retail store; box office; VIP entry lobbies.
— Main concourse — Concessions; sponsor area; public restrooms; club facilities; ticket-holder seats.
— Lower suite — Standard and executive suites; VIP lounges.
— Upper suite — Suites; ticket-holder seats; concessions; VIP lounges.
— Mid-bowl mezzanine — Air handling equipment rooms.
— Upper concourse — Ticket-holder seats; concessions; hawker areas; incidental storage.
— Upper mezzanine — Ticket-holder seats.
— Press level — Press gondola, TV/radio broadcast booths; writing press; coaches’ booths.
— Catwalk — Access to lights and equipment.
— Roof, 195 feet above ground — Cable roof system.
Climate change is starting to affect flights in Las Vegas.
As temperatures rise, air becomes thinner, making it difficult to take off.
The extreme summer heat prompted one airline to suspend service for the season.
Another carrier adjusted its departure schedule to take off in the cool morning hours.
And dozens of flights were canceled or rescheduled during a heat wave last month.
Temperatures soared to a record-tying 117 degrees in Las Vegas.
Experts say this is just the beginning.
As temperatures continue to rise, 10 to 30 percent of full planes might have to lighten their loads in order to take off during the hottest times of the day.
1. The Las Vegas Stadium Authority will meet with Raiders officials Thursday to discuss details of the $1.9 billion project. The Clark County Commission will dive into parking, traffic, drainage and emergency services in it’s meeting Wednesday in anticipation of the authority’s financial meeting. The Raiders have not submitted documents prior to the meeting, so exact dollar amounts for specific projects are unclear.
2. The University of Nevada Reno will not expel a student that marched in the Charlottesville white nationalist rally over the weekend. A petition on change.org calling to expel Peter Cvjetanovic received nearly 25,000 signatures, but university president Marc Johnson that there is no constitutional or legal reason to expel Cvjetanovic.
3. High temperatures have prompted changes in airport schedules. According to a study by Columbia University, travelers can expect airline changes well into the future due to rising temperatures, thinning air and difficulty with planes taking off. Dozens of flights were rescheduled or cancelled last month due to a heat wave in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas 51s pitcher Ricky Knapp talks about learning from his dad, Rick Knapp, on Aug. 8, 2017, at Cashman Field. (Betsy Helfand/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez talks after practice Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, about how he thinks the Rebels can score nearly 40 points per game this season. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart (@KellyInVegas) and Wynn sports book director Johnny Avello preview the Browns’ season in the fourth of a series of 32 NFL team videos in 32 days. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas police arrested a man Sunday after a toddler in his care went to a hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Craig J. Dickens, 34, faces two counts of child abuse with substantial bodily harm.
Dickens is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $20,000 bail.
At 2:40 a.m., police responded to reports that an 18-month-old had fallen out of bed and suffered serious injuries at Siegel Suites.
The child was taken to Sunrise hospital.
Detectives said the explanation offered by Dickens did not account for the severity of the child’s injuries.
The relationship between the child and the man was unclear.
A neighbor said she reported possible abuse to security at Siegel Suites in July after overhearing “blood-curdling screams” of a child.
Ashley Wellito was dropped off at a local hospital in April and died shortly after. Police are seeking information in her death. Elaine Wilson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez talks about practice on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada officials are moving ahead with a $57.8 million freeway project near Apex Industrial Park.
It’s happening even though Faraday Future decided not to build an electric vehicle plant there.
A five-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 93 will be widened from Interstate 15 to Apex Power Parkway in North Las Vegas.
Work is expected to start by March on the Garnet interchange, and completed by the end of 2018.
Preliminary plans called for building a costly flyover bridge to Faraday’s plant, but that plan has been scrapped.
NDOT officials said they hope to see some growth soon at the Apex complex.
A 62-year-old man is arrested in connection with a threatening note left near Sen. Dean Heller’s Las Vegas office in July.
Richard Holley was booked into Clark County Detention Center without incident.
Police responded to a burglary alarm at Heller’s office on July 16 and found a note near the door.
Holley faces charges of extortion, burglary and intimidating a public officer.