Students participated in a shovel drawing contest with a Raiders theme before players arrived and picked a winner. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae
Hundreds line up to buy Las Vegas Golden Knights merchandise
Kevin Kruger following in dad's footsteps
Former UNLV point guard Kevin Kruger is an assistant for his dad and ex-Rebels coach, Lon, at Oklahoma. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Startup community getting ready for 'new era of tech'
Las Vegas' startup industry is ready for a "new era of tech," according to local experts. Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Former Las Vegas police explorer sentenced to 25 years to life in prison
Former Las Vegas police explorer Joshua Honea sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for sexual assault of a minor, but was allowed to remain free on bail pending appeal. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Bystander video shows moments after fiery crash killed 5
Video from a bystander of the scene after a multiple fatality crash on Sunday on US 95 northwest of las Vegas. Video courtesy Kari Howard. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas journalist Rachel Crosby reports from Hawaii during the Kilauea eruption
The ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea volcano are taking their toll on the Big Island of Hawaii. Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Rachel Crosby is on the island, and describes what she saw while reporting.
George McPhee talks about the Golden Knights run to the Final
Golden Knights general manager George McPhee talked to the press the day after the Knights advanced to the Stanley Cup Final.
Knights match accomplishment of old St. Louis Blues
The Godlen Knights have become the first NHL expansion team in 50 years to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. The last to do it were the the 1967-68 St. Louis Blues, one of six new teams that season as the league doubled in size. The new teams played in the same division, and one was guaranteed of making the final. Both the old Blues and Knights featured great goaltending -- St.Louis had Glenn Hall; Vegas has Marc-Andre Fleury. There were other similarities between the teams, such as leading scorers who were only role players with their old teams. The Knights will face either the Washington Capitals or the Tampa Bay Lightning in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final.
Golden Knights Fans Line Up to Grab Their Conference Champions Gear
Golden Knights fans lined up at City National Arena Monday to snap up Conference Champions gear and other memorabilia the day after the Golden Knights won the Stanley Cup Conference Finals. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas-Review Journal)
Las Vegas Morning Update - Monday, May 21, 2018
Monday's headlines: Fiery crash on US 95 northwest of Las Vegas kills 5, man shot and killed in his car, and new Golden Knights gear is going fast.
Fiery crash kills 5 northwest of Las Vegas
Five people died Sunday in a fiery crash about 85 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Police received a call about a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 95 near Amargosa Valley in Nye County around 4:30 p.m. A northbound car was attempting to pass a pickup and when it moved into the southbound lane to pass, it collided head-on with another car, then hit the side of the truck. The truck flipped over, and the man driving died at the scene. The woman in the truck was hospitalized and is expected to survive. The northbound car burst into flames, killing both people inside. The southbound car also had two people inside who died at the scene. U.S. 95 was closed until shortly after midnight when it reopened.
MAY14-MAY20: See the week’s best photos from RJ photographers
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Fleury, Reaves, Engelland On Western Conference Win
Golden Knights Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, Defenseman Deryk Engelland and Forward Ryan Reaves discuss the Knights heading to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Golden Knights On Western Conference Win
The Golden Knights react to their Western Conference Final win against the Winnipeg Jets.
Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets - By the Numbers
Fun facts and stats from the Golden Knights win in the Western Conference Final.
Golden Edge: Knights Make It To Stanley Cup Finals
Golden Edge host Bryan Salmond recaps the Golden Knights game five win against the Winnipeg Jets. The win for the Knights puts the team in the Stanley Cup Finals where they will face the Lightning or the Capitals.
Golden Edge: Knights fans cheer team on from Toshiba Plaza
Zac Pacleb went out to the Golden Knights watch party outside of T-Mobile Arena and got the reaction from the fans.
Gerard Gallant talks before Game 5
Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant talks to the media ahead of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.
Rev. Michael Curry's Most Inspiring Quotes From The Royal Wedding
Rev. Michael Curry's Most Inspiring Quotes From The Royal Wedding Reverend Michael Curry Reverend Michael Curry Reverend Michael Curry Reverend Michael Curry Reverend Michael Curry Reverend Michael Curry
Las Vegas Morning Update - Sunday, May 20, 2018
Sunday's headlines: The secretary of state’s web portal leaves more than a million business entities vulnerable to fraud and scientists from Desert Research Institute have pioneered a way to pinpoint pivotal moments using ancient lead pollution.
Cybersecurity education in Nevada
A Cheyenne High School teacher has been active in getting students interested in cybersecurity as a career.
Highlights from the state track meet
Centennial's girls track and field team won its eighth consecutive Class 4A state championship on Saturday. Bishop Gorman's boys track and field team won its first Class 4A state championship. Liberty's Gabby Carson equaled a state record in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet, 6 inches. Bishop Gorman's Jalen Nailor (left) won four state championships over the course of the weekend. Rancho's girls 400-meter relay team posted a new state record time of 45.84.
Palo Verde captures Class 4A state baseball title
Palo Verde defeated Basic 4-2 on Saturday to win the Class 4A state baseball title. It was the first state baseball title in school history. Nate Bartlett drove in a pair of runs for the Panthers. He also had several key defensive plays, including a game-ending double play. Jaret Godman went the distance, allowing five htis, to get the win. Godman had four wins and three saves in Palo Verde's eight postseason wins.
Indian Springs rushes the field after winning state
The Indian Springs baseball team celebrates winning the Class 1A state title after a 12-2 victory over Pahranagat Valley on May 19, 2018 at North Valleys High School in Reno.
Real Estate Millions: 4120 Mont Blanc Way, Mount Charleston
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Las Vegas shooting survivor has surprise reunion
Oct. 1 mass shooting survivors Taylor Stovall and Parker Gabel meet for the first time since Gabel helped the injured Stovall to an ambulance the night of the shooting. Stovall, then 17, was shot in the arm. They met Friday at the Tropicana.
Golden Edge: Knights One Game Away From Series Win
Golden Edge host Bryan Salmond and Review-Journal reporters Ed Graney and Adam Hill go over the Golden Knights 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets.
Small businesses struggle to find qualified candidates
A 2018 survey found that over two-thirds of small businesses in Nevada find it somewhat to very difficult to recruit qualified candidates. Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gerard Gallant Reacts To Game Four Win Against Jets
Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant reacts to the Golden Knights game four win against the Winnipeg Jets.
Golden Knights On Game Four Win Against Winnipeg
Golden Knights players react to their game four win against the Winnipeg Jets.
Tomas Nosek On First Playoff Goal
Golden Knights Forward Tomas Nosek talks about his first playoff goal.
Southern Nevada softball teams falter at state tournaments.
Southern Nevada teams did not have the best run in the state tournament. First Basic lost to Douglas Thursday. The Wolves were eliminated by Shadow Ridge on Friday. Shadow Ridge lost a three-run lead in the seventh to Spanish Springs on Thursday, then got bounced by Douglas on Friday. Boulder City and Pahrump Valley were both eliminated from the Class 3A tournament Friday. Needles and Laughlin were eliminated from the 2A tournament. Indian Springs got bumped form the 1A tournament. Pahranagat Valley is the only team still alive entering Saturday.
Hawaii volcano presser
Talmadge Magno of Hawaii Civil Defense gives an update on the Kilauea volcano
MAY07-MAY13: See the week’s best photos from RJ photographers
Explore the most eye-catching photos from Review-Journal photojournalists this past week.
Las Vegas Morning Update - Saturday, May 19, 2018
Here's what's happening this weekend in the Las Vegas Valley.
Real Estate Insider: Eli Segall and Brian Gordon
Las Vegas home prices are rising at one of the fastest rates in the country, availability has plunged, and homebuilders are fetching record prices. Applied Analysis co-owner Brian Gordon speaks about this and more, including which parts of the valley have the fastest-rising and overall highest prices, and the housing market's strengths and weaknesses.
Former Las Vegas Thunder captain, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jim Kyte
Former Las Vegas Thunder, Winnipeg Jets hockey player Jim Kyte discusses playing in the first Winnipeg whiteout during the 1987 Stanley Cup playoffs. (Ron Kantowski/LasVegas Review Journal)
Same-Sex Weddings on the Rise in Las Vegas
Allie and Tara Shima finally tied the knot. They've been together for five years and have both been married before. This time, they wanted something simple, quick and cheap, but it still had to feel special. The couple chose Las Vegas. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Premier Vegas Sports: Adonis Stevenson vs Badou Jack preview
Review-Journal video host Bryan Salmond and boxing beat writer Gilbert Manzano preview the fight between Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack as well as an insight into combat sports announcer, Mauro Rannalo's documentary on Showtime regarding his battle with Bipolar disorder.
Las Vegas Morning Update - Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday's headlines: Las Vegas police arrest Boulevard Mall gunman, Bonanza High School teacher faces charge over threatening texts, and a new welcome sign coming to downtown.
Sports Betting: Justify Likely To Win Preakness
Mike Brunker and Steve Davidowitz preview the Preakness horse racing and their picks on who will win.
Sports Betting: Mud Covers Preakness Track
Mike Brunker and Steve Davidowitz preview the Preakness horse racing and how the track will effect the outcome.
5 best things to do at EDC
Pictographics expanding 3D printing with tax abatements
The Right Take: 3 questions Sisolak, Chris G. won't answer
Consider Democrat gubernatorial frontrunners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani. Guns and education have been major campaign themes. Yet neither candidates will provide basic information about their policies, despite my requests.
Golden Knights On Game Three Against Winnipeg
The Golden Knights react to their game three win against Winnipeg at home.
UNLV AD Desiree Reed-Francois on NCAA potentially playing championships in Las Vegas
UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois reacts to the announcement that NCAA championship events can be played in Las Vegas. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Golden Knights' Cody Eakin On Preparing For Game Four
Golden Knights Forward Cody Eakin talks about preparation for game four against the Winnipeg Jets.
Gerard Gallant Talks About Eakin, Game Four Pressure
Gerard Gallant goes over the Golden Knights preparing for game four against the Winnipeg Jets.
Allegiant Air executive compensation
Allegiant Air’s top executives had big drops in compensation last year amid lower profits. Chairman and CEO Maurice “Maury” Gallagher received about $2.3 million in total compensation, down 35 percent from 2016. Allegiant President John Redmond received around $1.86 million, down 82 percent, and Scott Sheldon, chief operating and financial officer, received $1.9 million, down 37 percent. Allegiant's profits fell 11 percent last year, and executives' compensation dropped even further due to smaller bonuses and stock awards.
Riley Herbst named NASCAR Next
Local racer Riley Herbst has named to NASCAR Next, a list identifying young drivers on the fast track to stock car racing stardom. It was the second year in a row the 19-year-old racer was named on the list of nine drivers. Others who have been named NASCAR list include current Cup Series regulars Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, William Byron, Chase Elliott, Erik Jones, Kyle Larson, Daniel Suarez and Bubba Wallace. Herbst is a descendant of Las Vegas' famous off-road racing Herbst family. His father, Troy, won the 2004 Baja 1000. “There’s a lot of talent coming up, and a lot of young racers chasing the dream in Las Vegas. It it weren’t for the Bullring and the drag strip and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, nobody would know what Las Vegas (has become) in racing out West.”
Courtyard Homeless Resource Center begins building in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin kicked off the demolition of buildings where the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center will be built. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Waldorf Astoria to take over Mandarin Oriental on Las Vegas Strip
Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria luxury brand expects to plant its flag on the Strip when it takes over operation of the 392-room Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter in August. CityCenter Holdings, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, announced in April that it was selling the 47-story property and adjacent retail properties to an undisclosed buyer for $214 million. The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, as it will be known, is one of two non-gaming properties at CityCenter, but is adjacent to Aria and its casino. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas will participate in Hilton Honors, the company’s guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 brands. Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria luxury brand expects to plant its flag on the Strip when it takes over operation of the 392-room Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter in August.
Cosmetics firm Sephora plans distribution hub in North Las Vegas
French cosmetics supplier Sephora is poised to build a 714,000-square-foot regional distribution center in North Las Vegas, pending the approval of $3.12 million in state tax incentives. If the incentives are approved Thursday by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, then Sephora likely will start building its warehouse in August at a new industrial complex under construction a few miles from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sephora plans to hire 60 employees within the first two years of opening in May 2019, with an average hourly wage of $24.05, according to documents filed with GOED. Sephora’s warehouse will be next to an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center for Amazon, set to open late next year.
Golden Knights’ Fleury tickles Wheeler’s ear during Game 3 scrum
Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury tickled Jets' Blake Wheeler during a scrum in Game 3. The scrum occured behind Vegas’ net with 2:34 left in the second period of the Golden Knights’ 4-2 victory over Winnipeg on Wednesday night Wheeler, whose helmet was off and had his back to the goalie, somehow seemed unfazed. The Golden Knights lead the Western Conference final series 2-1, and host Game 4 on Friday night.
Woman in her 80s beaten, robbed at downtown Las Vegas casino
A woman in her 80s was hospitalized early Wednesday morning after she was beaten and robbed inside her room at a downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino. The woman was trying to unlock the door to her room just before 1:30 a.m. at the 4 Queens, 202 Fremont St., according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon. When the woman opened the door the man forced his way inside and attacked her, striking her in the face and robbing her. The woman was taken to the hospital with injuries to her face, Gordon said.
Investor Cody Willard says most cryptocurrencies are scams
Basic softball looking to create its own legacy at state
After watching their brothers win state baseball titles two years ago, two Basic softball players want their own ring. Mikayla Berg is the younger sister of former Basic pitcher Trever Berg. Angela Santillanes is the younger sister of former Basic infielder Christian Santillanes. Both helped Basic take home the 2016 state title, and Wolves followed it up with another ring in 2017. Now the softball team has a chance win its first state title after winning the Sunrise Region for the first time. First pitch is against Douglas at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno.
C.J. Dornak leads Basic into state baseball tournament
Basic's baseball team is looking for a third consecutive state championship this week. Senior pitcher C.J. Dornak lends plenty of experience. He has made four appearances and earned two wins in the last two state tournaments. Dornak is 7-0 with two saves and a 0.72 ERA this season. For his career, Dornak is 20-1 with six saves and a 0.67 ERA. Garrett Giles also is playing in his third state tournament, and should lead the offense. He's batting .495 with a team-high 44 RBIs. Bishop Gorman transfer Jesse Fonteboa adds offensive firepower. He's hitting .409 with four homers and 35 RBIs.
Robinson Cano Suspended from 80 Games for Drug Policy Violation
Robinson Cano Suspended from 80 Games for Drug Policy Violation The MLB suspended the Seattle Mariners second baseman after he tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic for people with heart, kidney and stroke issues. Jared Diamond, a writer for ‘The Wall Street Journal,’ tweeted Cano’s statement. Robinson Cano Robinson Cano Robinson Cano Robinson Cano The eight-time All-Star is making $24 million this season and is owed $120 million as part of a 10-year deal, according to ‘Sports Illustrated.’ He will serve his suspension while on the disabled list due to an injury from Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
Voices of Golden Knights players welcome visitors at McCarran airport
Four Golden Knights players will start delivering recorded messages this week as part of the “Voices of Vegas” program at McCarran International Airport.
College of Southern Nevada Graduates 2017-18 Class
The College of Southern Nevada's graduation ceremony was held at the Thomas & Mack Center Monday. The 2017-18 class was the institution's largest in history. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
William Hill CEO happy with Supreme Court decision
William Hill CEO Joe Asher comments on the Supreme Court decision to overturn a federal ban on sports gambling in states other than Nevada.
Man shot, killed in North Las Vegas
A 24-year-old man was shot and killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex Monday night. The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. The man was taken to UMC where he died. A spokesman for the North Las Vegas Police Department said the shooting did not appear to be random. Police are looking for the shooter, who remains on the loose.
Police release body camera footage of shovel-wielding woman
Las Vegas police identified the woman they said threatened neighbors with a skillet Saturday night. Officer Ondre Wills, 23, shot at Sommer Richards, 34, multiple times on Big Sur Drive, near Nellis Boulevard and Desert Inn Road. Police responded to the area after receiving reports that the woman was armed with a shovel. Police said the woman chased neighbors and a security guard. Wills got between Richards and the others and repeatedly told her to drop the shovel. The woman instead turned and moved toward a person who was standing nearby before the officer fired shots. Police said she bit another officer as he attempted to render aid. Richards remains in serious but stable condition.
Gerard Gallant talks about his team's Game 2 win
Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant talks to the media after the team's 3-1 win.
Nevada Politics Today: CD3 GOP Candidates Debate
Victor Joecks moderates a debate with the three Republican candidates for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District 3. Candidates are Danny Tarkanian, Sen. Scott Hammond and Michelle Mortensen.
Knights Deryk Engelland, Jonathan Marchessault talk about the latter's inspiring words
Vegas Golden Knights Deryk Engelland, Jonathan Marchessault chat about a quote that inspired Vegas to a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference final. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review Journal)
Golden Edge: Knights know they must start fast in Game 3
Zac Pacleb talked to the Golden Knights after they returned from Winnipeg ready for a quick start in Game 3.
Golden Knights talk about what they're hoping for in Game 3
Ryan Reaves, Jonathan Marchessault, James Neal, Brayden McNabb and Marc-Andre Fleury discuss what they learned from the first two games of the series as well as what they're hoping for in Game 3.
Gerard Gallant talks after optional skate
Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant talks about his assessments from the first two games of the Western Conference Finals.
Las Vegas Morning Update - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Golden Knights talk about Game 2 win
Jonathan Marchessault, Marc-Andre Fleury and James Neal talk about the team's 3-1 win in Winnipeg
Billionaire David Tepper to Reportedly Buy Carolina Panthers
Billionaire David Tepper to Reportedly Buy Carolina Panthers Tepper, who is a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is expected to formally purchase the team on Tuesday. Current owner Jerry Richardson announced his plans to sell the Panthers in December following allegations of workplace misconduct. According to multiple reports, Tepper will purchase the team for around $2.2 billion.
Las Vegas Morning Update - Wednesday, May 16, 2018
LVMPD Briefs on Year's Sixth Officer-Involved Shooting
Las Vegas police have identified the officer who shot a shovel-wielding woman on Saturday as 23-year-old Ondre Wills.
Supreme Court decision could mean NCAA championship events for Las Vegas
Legalized sports betting will be available beyond Nevada It could mean NCAA championships in T-Mobile Arena UNLV AD Desiree Reed-Francois is with the Mountain West on attracting such events Former AD Jim Livengood has been working on the issue for years Las Vegas Events president Pat Christenson behind effort as well
Coronado golf jumps in Lake Las Vegas
Coronado's boys golf team celebrated its Class 4A state golf title by jumping Lake Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Golden Edge: Knights tie the series with a Game 2 win
Bryan Salmond, Ed Graney and Adam Hill recap the Golden Knights 3-1 win in Winnipeg.