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Ralenkotter sought police substation funds while police investigated LVCVA

Former LVCVA boss Rossi Ralenkotter pushed for funds for a police substation expansion while police investigated his agency. He set up a meeting with Sheriff Joe Lombardo to discuss the project
after he became a target of the investigation. Experts say the meeting raises potential conflict of interest concerns for Lombardo, who won’t comment. The investigation is looking into $50,000 in missing Southwest Airlines gift cards. Ralenkotter used $17,000 in gift cards for personal travel. He repaid the money and denies wrongdoing.

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Caesars Entertainment being acquired by Eldorado Resorts in $17.3B deal
Caesars Entertainment being acquired by Eldorado Resorts in a $17.3B deal. The merged company will retain the Caesars name. Eldorado Resorts, a fast-growing regional casino operator whose lone Southern Nevada property had been the Tropicana Laughlin, is positioned to acquire the larger Caesars Entertainment, owner of 53 properties in 14 states and five countries outside the U.S. Eldorado, which has 26 properties in 12 states, has long been considered a suitor for Caesars, operators of nine Las Vegas resorts, since billionaire investor Carl Icahn took a controlling interest of Caesars’ board of directors.
Women's pro bowling tour continues comeback in North Las Vegas
U.S. Women's Open champion Danielle McEwan, third-place finisher Shannon O'Keefe talk about the resurgence of a women's pro bowling tour at the U.S. Women's Open in North Las Vegas on June 23, 2019. (Ron Kantowski Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sacramento beats Aviators again (Las Vegas Aviators)
Chris Shaw’s two-run single in the eighth-inning snapped a 2-2 tie Sunday as the Sacramento River Cats topped the Aviators 4-3 in a Pacific Coast League game before 7,863 at the Las Vegas Ballpark. (Las Vegas Aviators)
Daytime fireworks mark the opening of Encore Boston Harbor
The opening of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. included a three-minute fireworks show launched by Fireworks by Grucci Sunday, June 23, 2019. (Rick Velotta/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @RickVelotta
Elaine Wynn talks about the opening of Encore Boston Harbor
Elaine Wynn, co-founder and largest shareholder of Wynn Resorts, talked during opening festivities of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. Sunday, June 23, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Wishes to Hawaii granted for 3 children
Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered with Lake Las Vegas to grant wishes for three children with life-threatening illnesses to visit Hawaii. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
People line hours ahead of opening for Encore Boston Harbor
Guests arrive as much as 17 hours early for the 10 a.m. opening of the $2.6 billion, 671-room resort in Everett, Mass. Sunday, June 23, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @reviewjournal.com
Las Vegas Aviators fall to Sacramento
Francisco Pena’s sacrifice fly broke a ninth-inning tie Saturday and the Sacramento River Cats edged the Aviators 4-3 in a Pacific Coast League game in front of 10,143 fans at Las Vegas Ballpark. (Las Vegas Aviators)
Las Vegas Aces Top Dallas Wings 86-68 - Video Highlights
Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby helped guide her team to a win over the Dallas Wings with a career-high 27 points in the 86-68 victory.
'Know Your Rights' forum for undocumented immigrants
The Nevada Immigrant Coalition held a public forum at a North Las Vegas Church on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The forum was to inform undocumented people of what they can do in event of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Elvis rocks Mesquite
Elvis tribute artists compete in the 10th annual Elvis Rocks Mesquite competition. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
One way to get to Encore Boston Harbor is on the water
The $2.6 billion, 671-room Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. opens Sunday at 10 a.m. with big crowds expected. One way to beat the traffic is to take a luxury harbor shuttle on the Mystic River. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
River Cats hang on to beat Aviators
Encore Boston Harbor set to open Sunday morning
The $2.6 billion, 671-room resort, Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Massachusetts, will open to the public Sunday at 10 a.m. local time. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
First look at Encore Boston Harbor
Members of the media are getting a first look at Encore Boston Harbor Friday, ahead of its Sunday opening. The $2.6 billion, 671-room resort has 3,158 slot machines, 143 table games, and 88 poker tables. Once Encore opens, only three commercial casinos will exist in the state, including a slot-machine parlor operated by Penn National Gaming at the Plainridge Park Race Track in central Massachusetts. (Nathan Asselin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Drone footage shows devastation of office park fire
In the early morning hours of Monday, June 17th, a massive fire destroyed an 84,000-square-foot office complex on Paradise Road near East Twain Avenue.
Raiders Stadium Construction Update - VIDEO
The Raiders stadium in Las Vegas is still on track to be complete by 2020 when the team arrives.
UFC's Francis Ngannou says he never doubted himself after losses - Video
UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou will face Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN 3 in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 29 in a bout that could determine the next title contender. After losing in a title bout to Stipe Miocic in 2018, Ngannou says he never doubted himself. He also talks about meeting former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A.D. Hopkins on his debut novel
Veteran journalist introduces readers to “The Boys Who Woke Up Early.” (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Summer In Las Vegas
Summer In Las Vegas (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Aces fall short against Mystics, 95-72
The Las Vegas Aces were unable to respond to the Washington Mystics' 52.9% field goal shooting and fell flat, 95-72. LVRJ host Cassie Soto and Aces beat reporter Sam Gordon break down what went wrong on Thursday night.
Aces coach Bill Laimbeer calls loss to Mystics 'disappointing'
Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer is disappointed in his team's lack of effort in the 95-72 loss to the Washington Mystics on Thursday night.
River Cats beat Aviators in 10 innings (Las Vegas Aviators)
Youth participate in STEAM Camp
As many as 500 children participate in the STEAM Camp hosted by the City of Las Vegas at Doolittle Community Center where they learned about science, physics, math and technology.
Illinois' gaming market
On June 2, the Illinois Senate passed a bill that expands its gaming industry, in part allowing up to six new casinos. Local experts say once the bill is signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, it’s sure to open new opportunities for gaming companies, including some based in Las Vegas. But with a tax structure that demands far more than Nevada’s, some companies may pass on the chance to move to the Windy City. In 2018, the effective tax rate for the 10 casinos in Illinois was 33.8 percent, including state and local wagering and admission taxes. The new Chicago casino is expected to have a 66 percent effective tax rate. By comparison, Nevada’s tax on gross gaming revenue is between 3.5 percent and 6.75 percent. Analyst Barry Jonas
The Right Take: Biden's Racially Questionable Comments
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City's class propels 10,000 to earn citizenship
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Dutch Bros Coffee To Open New Locations In Vegas - Video
Four years ago, Oregon-based Dutch Bros. Coffee opened its first Las Vegas location, and owners had the goal of operating several more in the valley. On Monday, the company announced four additional locations to join the five in the region: West Craig Road and North Rancho Drive; West Sunset Road and South Rainbow Boulevard; South Eastern Avenue and East Pebble Road; and East Serene Avenue and South Spencer Street.
2019 NHL Awards Highlight Video
The 2019 NHL Awards took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Though Vegas Golden Knights forward Mark Stone came close to winning the best defensive forward trophy, St. Louis Blues center Ryan O' Reilly took home the coveted Frank Selke Trophy. Jason Zucker, who was raised in Las Vegas and plays for the Minnesota Wild, accepted the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership and humanitarianism. Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov took home the NHL's MVP Award.
LVMPD Robbery Suspect June 8, 2019
Seven Magic Mountains restoration complete
Artist Ugo Rondinone’s iconic Seven Magic Mountains receives a complete painting restoration in June 2019.
NHL Awards Take Over Las Vegas - Video
The 2019 NHL Awards were held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes spoke with awards show host Kenan Thompson, actor Jon Hamm and Golden Knights forward Mark Stone.
Gary Bettman discusses NHL rule changes - VIDEO
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the media after Wednesday’s Board of Governor’s meeting.
Christopher Rufo Discusses Homelessness In The USA - VIDEO
Christopher Rufo discusses homelessness in the United States and how politicians can work to improve conditions for those with drug addictions.
Train derails in Northern Nevada - VIDEO
A train carrying ammunition derailed near Wells in Northern Nevada on Wed., June 19, 2019, closing part of Interstate 80, authorities said. (Michael Lyday/Twitter)
Artist Andy Mendre talks about his sculpture
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American Ninja Warrior Comes To Las Vegas - VIDEO
American Ninja Warrior starts filming its 11th season in Las Vegas.
Dana White on Contender Series contracts: "I'm looking for killers." - Video
On opening night at the UFC's newest facility, the UFC Apex, the promotion signed Punahele Soriano and Yorgan De Castro to contracts after their performances on Dana White's Contender Series. UFC president Dana White explains why he signed the fighters he did.
Franklin Barreto doubles to give Aviators a 5-0 lead (Pacific Coast League)
Golden Knights' Mark Stone up for Selke Trophy
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Wayne Newton testifies during burglary trial
Wayne Newton takes the stand during the trial of Weslie Martin, one of two men who allegedly broke into and burglarized the Newton family residence.
Inside Las Vegas goes inside Las Vegas
“Inside Vegas,” a unique new behind the scenes look at tough local issues and how they are navigated in the city of Las Vegas, is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, June 20, via the GoVegas app and on the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms. (KCLV-TV Las Vegas City of Las Vegas Television)
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Billie Jean King announce partnership
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman left, tennis legend Billie Jean King announce a new partnership to promote gender equity in hockey at Encore Las Vegas on June 18, 2019. (Ron Kantowski Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas Golden Knights announce preseason schedule
The Golden Knights announced their preseason schedule Tuesday, as well as the date of their rookie camp and training camp.
UFC Apex is the promotion's newest cutting-edge facility - VIDEO
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UFC President Dana White on the UFC Apex, ESPN deal, when Conor McGregor could return and more - Video
UFC President Dana White gave the Review-Journal an exclusive interview where he spoke about the promotion's new facility, the UFC Apex, their new deal with ESPN, when Conor McGregor may return to the octagon and more.
LVMPD Briefs Media On Officer Involved Shooting - VIDEO
LVMPD briefs the media on an officer-involved shooting near Hualapai and Sahara Avenue.
Mark Stone and Stanley Cup visit MGM Grand
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Twinkie Celebrates 100 Years At Hoover Dam - Video
Hostess twinkie celebrates 100 years at the Hoover Dam in Boulder City.
Tyson Fury says his fighting style is 'kryptonite' for anybody
Following his second-round technical knockout of Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand hotel-casino on Saturday, lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he's fighting at the top of his game, is ready for a rematch with Deontay Wilder and that his style is "kryptonite for anybody."
Golden Knights, Raiders Unite for Charity Softball Game - Video Highlights
Golden Knights and Raiders players alike were more than excited to join together in a charity softball game to raise money for pediatric cancer. Players from both teams cannot wait for the Raiders to arrive in Las Vegas so more joint events can take place.
Part of I-15 in downtown Las Vegas closed due to repaving — VIDEO
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LeBron James Watches LV Aces Beat NY Liberty, 100-65
NBA superstars LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul were in attendance to witness the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 100-65 on Friday night. LVRJ host Cassie Soto and Aces beat reporter Sam Gordon break down how the Aces were able to come away with the huge win.
Real Estates Millions: Midcentury Remodel - Video
Originally built in 1966, this Midcentury Remodel has been modernized to appeal to the masses. The larger than life windows brighten up the entire home and offer brilliant views of the nearby mountains and golf course.
Golden Knights and Raiders Raise over $100K in Charity Softball Game - Video Highlights
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Las Vegas Aces Score 100 Points vs. Liberty - Video Highlights
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Tel Aviv to Las Vegas, El Al's first nonstop flight lands at McCarran
The Israel-based airline El Al now has a nonstop flight from Tel Aviv to Las Vegas.
The Right Take: Keeping Score in Kids' Sports
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After the second day of the mandatory three day mini-camp, Ed Graney gives insights from players and coaches about being on HBO's show "Hard Knocks' which will be filming during the preseason.
Tyson Fury says it is a great experience to fight in Las Vegas
Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury kept the mood light during a press conference on Wednesday at the MGM Grand hotel-casino to promote his lineal heavyweight champion bout against the unbeaten Tom Schwarz on June 15 in Las Vegas.
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Urban Underdogs helps homeless Las Vegas pups
Urban Underdogs provides things like food, water and booties to dogs of the Las Vegas homeless. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Early morning fire engulfs business complex near Paradise Road - VIDEO
Clark County Fire Chief updates the media on a business complex fire near Paradise Road and East Twain Avenue.
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Las Vegas Aces highlights vs. Minnesota Lynx
Kayla McBride scored 22 points and Kelsey Plum scored 21 Sunday to propel the Aces to an 80-75 win over the Minnesota Lynx at Target Center in Minneapolis. (WNBA)
Fire damages an office complex in central Las Vegas - VIDEO
A fire causes heavy damage to an office complex at 3900 Paradise Rd. in Las Vegas on June 17, 2019. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas Golden Knights announce preseason schedule
The Golden Knights announced their preseason schedule Tuesday, as well as the date of their rookie camp and training camp.
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LVMPD briefs the media on an officer-involved shooting near Hualapai and Sahara Avenue.
NHL Awards Take Over Las Vegas - Video
The 2019 NHL Awards were held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes spoke with awards show host Kenan Thompson, actor Jon Hamm and Golden Knights forward Mark Stone.
2019 NHL Awards Highlight Video
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American Ninja Warrior Comes To Las Vegas - VIDEO
American Ninja Warrior starts filming its 11th season in Las Vegas.
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Dana White on Contender Series contracts: "I'm looking for killers." - Video
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UFC President Dana White gave the Review-Journal an exclusive interview where he spoke about the promotion's new facility, the UFC Apex, their new deal with ESPN, when Conor McGregor may return to the octagon and more.
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The UFC Apex will officially open as Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series kicks off on June 19. Here's a look at what the promotion's newest facility in Las Vegas has to offer.
Franklin Barreto cranks a grand slam
(Pacific Coast League)
Dutch Bros Coffee To Open New Locations In Vegas - Video
Four years ago, Oregon-based Dutch Bros. Coffee opened its first Las Vegas location, and owners had the goal of operating several more in the valley. On Monday, the company announced four additional locations to join the five in the region: West Craig Road and North Rancho Drive; West Sunset Road and South Rainbow Boulevard; South Eastern Avenue and East Pebble Road; and East Serene Avenue and South Spencer Street.
Crews working 24/7 to complete Circa downtown - VIDEO
Owner Derek Stevens goal is to open the doors to the 1.25 million-square-foot project by December 2020. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Billie Jean King announce partnership
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman left, tennis legend Billie Jean King announce a new partnership to promote gender equity in hockey at Encore Las Vegas on June 18, 2019. (Ron Kantowski Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mark Stone and Stanley Cup visit MGM Grand
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