UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez said quarterback Armani Rogers had his best day of training camp on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at Rebel Park. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Bus ridership on the Las Vegas Strip has declined as ride-hailing apps rise.
Nearly 13 million boardings were reported on Strip area routes over the last year.
That’s a 10.3 percent decline from the previous year.
The Regional Transportation Commission says it’s okay with the changes caused by technologies like Uber and Lyft.
It says it may need to change its schedules as a result.
Buses operating along the Strip generated more than $20 million last year, down nearly 12 percent.
Despite the declines, RTC says bus lines along the Strip are the most profitable routes in the U.S.
Nevada has approved opening up marijuana distribution rights.
Nevada’s Department of Taxation has decided that there are an inadequate number of liquor distributors interested in transporting marijuana to retail establishments.
The decision came after a hearing on whether the alcohol industry alone is sufficient to distribute pot to points of sale.
The agency will begin processing distribution licenses to marijuana licensees, Deonne Contine said.
The alcohol industry was given the exclusive right for 18 months to distribute recreational marijuana under the ballot measure that legalized sales. But that exclusivity was based on having enough distributors to fill the need.
The Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart (@KellyInVegas) and Wynn sports book director Johnny Avello preview the Steelers’ season in the first of a series of 32 NFL team videos in 32 days. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A Las Vegas visitor has won a Megabucks jackpot valued at about $11.8 million.
The winner, identified only as Rodolfo T., hit the jackpot about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fremont in downtown Las Vegas. He made a max-bet wager on the IGT Megabucks Double 3X4X5X Pay game to win the prize.
“The Fremont has awarded many thousands of jackpots throughout its 60-year history in Las Vegas, but none quite like this,” said Vice President and General Manager of Fremont Jim Sullivan said in a email.“We’re incredibly excited to be a part of this amazing jackpot.”
IGT progressive jackpots typically offer a lump sum payment less than the actual jackpot or they can be paid out in annual installments over a number of years.
Megabucks resets at $10 million.
A federal judge in Las Vegas cut short the testimony of an Idaho gun enthusiast in the middle of his Bunkerville standoff retrial.
Eric Parker was photographed in April 2014 pointing a long gun through a barrier on I-15 that overlooked a ditch where protesters had gathered to face BLM agents.
Before the start of the trial, U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro barred the defense from referencing constitutional rights to freely assemble and to bear arms.
Prosecutors first objected to Parker’s testimony about 20 minutes after he took the stand and uttered the words “First Amendment.”
After spending less than an hour testifying on the stand, Parker seemed to reference the area where he believed a sniper had been.
Acting U.S. Attorney Steve Myhre objected and requested a meeting with the judge and defense attorneys.
Moments later, Navarro returned to the bench and told Parker to step down.
Attorney Jess Marchese said Navarro ruled Parker had violated a court order by describing what he saw.
A teen faces charges after a Las Vegas nursing student was shot to death in his driveway.
Police records implicated De’Mario Lofton-Robinson in the deadly shooting, which Lt. Dan McGrath said happened “for no apparent reason.”
Lofton-Robinson, 18, was arrested Thursday on charges of murder with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery.
He’s being held in Clark County Detention Center without bail.
The student killed, Gabriel George Valenzuela, 24, got into a confrontation with four young men.
He was shot at least three times and died at the hospital.
His family was inside the house during the shooting and heard the gunshots.
1. Officers identified a teenage suspect, De’Mario Lofton-Robinson, in the death of a CSN nursing student. Lofton-Robinson, 18, was arrested Thursday on multiple charges, including murder with a deadly weapon. Police say Gabriel George Valenzuela pulled into his driveway and checked his mail before getting into a confrontation with four men. He was shot at least 3 times in his driveway.
2. A federal judge cut a defendant’s testimony short in the middle of his Bunkerville standoff retrial. Before starting the trial, U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro barred the defense from referencing constitutional rights to assemble or bear arms and prosecutors objected to Eric Parker’s reference to a sniper being involved in the standoff. The court said Parker violated a court order in his testimony.
3. A naked man shot by police last Saturday had $30,000 with him. Court documents show that Jason Funke had donated to the Life Spring Christian Church before and police found the money with his clothing in the church doorway. Police say Funke appeared to be meditating outside the church when he approached police and then fled to retrieve a gun left on the ground.
Pedro Lopez talks about the win over Reno
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe ranted about ticket sales for the upcoming boxing match between Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather at a media day in Las Vegas to promote the Aug. 26 contest. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Floyd Mayweather held an open workout at his gym in Las Vegas ahead of his upcoming boxing match with UFC champ Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 and discussed his training and how concerned he is that the fight card isn’t sold out. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Adam Hill and Heidi Fang wrap-up Floyd Mayweather’s media day at Mayweather’s gym in Las Vegas. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
On Tuesday we saw — again — how little the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority cares about spending taxpayer dollars carefully. (Victor Joecks/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Review-Journal reporter Michael Gehlken recaps the Raiders’ Thursday practice and addresses the confusion surrounding whether or not cornerback Gareon Conley has shin splints. Conley tweeted Thursday that he doesn’t have shin splints, weeks after general manager Reggie McKenzie told the media he did. The Raiders’s first preseason game is Saturday at Arizona. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV center Zack Singer talks about working with former teammate Will Kreitler at practice on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Original “Beauty and the Beast” voice cast members Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson and Richard White attended the media preview of New Magical Memories Fine Art Gallery inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Thursday. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sitting in his second grade classroom, Daniel Maldonado had taken the first step to becoming a story of wasted potential. (Victor Joecks/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. media day
Floyd Mayweather, Jr., media day in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather at media day in Las Vegas
Police say a love triangle sparked a deadly east Las Vegas shooting.
Angel C. Fabre, 42, told a roommate he was “afraid something was going to happen.”
Fabre mounted a security camera in the front of the house just hours before his death.
When Fabre spotted a familiar car on video and stepped outside to check, two men began firing multiple rounds.
Fabre died about 2 a.m. at Sunrise hospital.
Larry Rinker and Jimmy Roper face charges of open murder and domestic battery.
They are being held at Clark County Detention Center without bail.
CCSD won’t have a social media policy in place for the start of the school year.
District officials crafted a policy that spells out how teachers should interact with students on social media, but…
The school board won’t vote on it now because of concerns over a new state law requiring background checks for volunteers.
The district’s policy would require volunteers to pay the $60 cost of background checks.
Teachers and parents say that would deter people from donating their time.
The school district has had an ongoing problem with sexual misconduct between employees and students.
More than a dozen teachers were arrested last year on such charges.
It’s unclear when the policy will go back before the board for a vote.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez addresses the media following practice on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at Rebel Park. Sanchez wasn’t pleased with how the practice went. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sam Nazarian’s sbe Entertainment says it is still committed to merging with Hakkasan Group even as months pass without a deal. (Todd Prince/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A 34-year-old man arrested Wednesday in connection with a stabbing on the Las Vegas Strip is being held on $10,000 bail.
Police arrested Joseph Espinoza. He was charged with attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon.
A homeless man stabbed a security guard in the chest just before 7 a.m. Wednesday inside the Palazzo.
The security guard, who is expected to survive, was stabbed after he approached a man who was holding a knife and behaving erratically, according to police.
The stabber ran out of the hotel and across Las Vegas Boulevard, police said, making it as far as the The Mirage before he was caught.
Makayla Rhiner’s friends and family do not want her death to be without purpose.
The 21-year-old was killed in front of her southwest valley home last week, and police arrested an ex-boyfriend in connection with the crime.
The family has set up a memorial fund under Rhiner’s name at Wells Fargo Bank. The money will go to a domestic violence group.
Police officers found Rhiner’s body at an apartment complex on the 8000 block of West Russell Road, near Buffalo Drive.
She died of multiple stab and incision wounds to the chest and neck.
Brandon Hanson, 33, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Saturday on suspicion of murder.
A police report said he was severely depressed over the couple’s breakup in June.
The couple dated for about three months after meeting while attending classes at the College of Southern Nevada.
Hanson took the breakup badly, threatening to kill himself and vandalizing cars belonging to Rhiner’s mother and her new boyfriend, the report said.
He told police he had done everything he was accused of and that he was suffering from severe depression.
A petition has been filed to recall Henderson Senator Joyce Woodhouse.
Former Republican Assemblyman Stephen Silberkraus is leading the recall effort.
Nevada law does not require a reason to file a recall petition.
Silberkraus and Woodhouse did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
State Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford blasted the effort, calling it a “pitiful attempt to subvert the will of voters.”
For the effort to succeed, signatures would need to be gathered from 25 percent of people who cast a ballot in the Senate District 5 in 2016. If that happens by Oct. 31, a date would be chosen to hold a special election.
Springs exhibit traces “Vegas Valley Memories”
Former Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers, 57, plans to run for Nevada state treasurer in 2018.
State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, also a Republican, has expressed an interest in running in the GOP primary for governor in 2018 instead of seeking a second term as treasurer.
Attorney General Adam Laxalt is also expected to enter the GOP primary for governor.
Beers served in the legislature from 1998 to 2008. He was in the Las Vegas City Council from 2012 to 2017.
A woman is in critical condition after she was slashed in the throat Aug. 10 in a central valley apartment complex.
Officers responded about 4 a.m. at 1500 E. Karen Ave., near East Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway.
The woman was taken to the hospital.
The attacker is still at large.