Victor Joecks: 4 reasons Tarkanian can beat Heller

History says Danny Tarkanian is wasting his time challenging Sen. Dean Heller in next year’s Republican primary. but past trends ignore the unique problems Heller faces in his re-election bid. (Victor Joecks/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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Centennial wins eighth consecutive Sunset Region title
Bishop Gorman wins Sunset Region basketball title with 57-46 win over Clark
Bishop Gorman defeated Clark 57-46 Saturday to win the Sunset Region boys basketball title at legacy.
Golden Edge: Knights dominate Canadiens
Bryan Salmond, Steve Carp and David Schoen talk about the Golden Knights dominant win over Montreal, including Vegas' upcoming schedule.
Gerard Gallant talks about the Golden Knights win over Montreal
Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant answers questions about his team's 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Black History Month Festival 2018
The ninth annual Black History Month Festival at Springs Preserve. (Briana Erickson)
Golden Edge: Vegas explodes for 6 goals against Montreal
Bryan Salmond recaps the Golden Knights' 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Kathy Olivier talks about the Lady Rebels' win over SDSU
Kathy Olivier talks about the Lady Rebels' win over SDSU on Feb. 17, 2018, at Cox Pavilion. (Betsy Helfand/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
WNBA laying pro basketball groundwork In Las Vegas
Bill Laimbeer, coach of the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces, talks about the role the team will play in perhaps bringing an NBA team to Las Vegas. (Ron Kantowski /Las Vegas Review Journal)
Las Vegas Morning Update For Sunday, February 18th
Sunday's headlines: 2 more flu deaths in Clark County push death toll to 24, Las Vegas teacher grabbed first-grader by neck, police report says, 2 Nevada charter schools face possible closure over student performance
Las Vegas Morning Update For Sunday, February 18th
Sunday's headlines: 2 more flu deaths in Clark County push death toll to 24, Las Vegas teacher grabbed first-grader by neck, police report says, 2 Nevada charter schools face possible closure over student performance
Shepard Fairey and Sum 41 drummer Frank Zummo unveil one-of-a-kind drum kit at Hard Rock Hotel
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck has arrived in Las Vegas
Breaking down UNLV at San Diego State on Saturday
UNLV heads to San Diego on a three-game winning streak after a 81-73 win over Air Force. Tervell Beck has helped the UNLV frontcourt, scoring 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting against the Air Force Falcons. The Rebels haven't won at Viejas Arena since 2013, and Aztecs fans usually make it a very difficult place for them to play. The game starts at 1 p.m. Saturday.
CCSD's high transiency rates poses challenge for district
D'Andre Burnett has been in six school since the sixth grade. The transiency rate, of the district interrupts learning and graduation rates. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Morning Update For Saturday, February 17
Saturday's headlines: No severance pay for Steve Wynn, must leave property by June 1, Police seeking 2 people of interest in Las Vegas shooting, Caesars to check all ‘Occupied’ rooms on daily basis
Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant
Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant on the play of the team's fourth line Friday at City National Arena. (David Schoen/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas Nation Stadium Show: Estimated Cost Remains at $1.9 Billion
Ed Graney, Rick Velotta and Bill Bradley discuss updates around the Las Vegas Raiders stadium, scheduled to be completed by 2020.
Garcia and Rios engage in a skirmish during boxing weigh-in
During the weigh-in ahead of their Feb. 17 welterweight boxing bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Danny Garcia and Brandon Rios got into a heated skirmish.
The last Haggen
Grocery chain Haggen went bankrupt in 2015, but one former store in Las Vegas is still empty and boarded up. The store, in Boca Park, seems like a choice spot for retailers. It's near affluent communities and a busy intersection. But big-box retail is on shakier footing, and there's no shortage of competition nearby. “I don’t know specifically what the problem is. I’m befuddled by why it’s taken so long.” -- Dan Adamson, founder of brokerage firm ROI Commercial Real Estate
Cabana Market Shooting -- Persons of Interest
On February 3, 2018 at approximately 1:57 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to a parking lot located in the 3900 block of East Owens Avenue to investigate a report that a man had been shot. Responding officers located an unresponsive adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Review-Journal Reporter Roundtable: Parkland Shooting Leaves Many Questions
Review-Journal reporter Elaine Wilson and White House Correspondent, Debra J. Saunders discuss gun laws and the many questions Americans have after the Parkland school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 victims.
UNLV's Katie Powell talks about differences in her game
Katie Powell talks about differences in her game from last year to now on Feb. 15, 2018, at UNLV. (Betsy Helfand/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Luca Sbisa looking forward to returning to Golden Knights lineup
The defenseman has been out since Jan. 5 with an injured left hand and talked about the layoff Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at City National Arena. (Steve Carp/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV's Brandon McCoy on his improvement through the season
UNLV forward Brandon McCoy talks about his growth as a player. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Right Take: Mass Shootings And Gun Control
After every mass shooting, elected Democrats and their allies in the media tell Americans to “do something.” The response to Wednesday’s horrific shooting in Florida has been no different.
The Right Take: Mass Shootings And Gun Control
After every mass shooting, elected Democrats and their allies in the media tell Americans to “do something.” The response to Wednesday’s horrific shooting in Florida has been no different.
Danny Garcia explains his one-year hiatus from boxing
After losing for the first time in his professional career, Danny Garcia took close to one year off from boxing. He explains why the time off was needed ahead of headlining the Feb. 17 fight card at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas against Brandon Rios.
Garcia: 'I'm in this business to be a world champion'
Welterweight boxer Danny Garcia will go toe-to-toe with Brandon Rios on Feb. 17 in the main event at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It'll be the first time Garcia steps into the ring since suffering his first career loss to Keith Thurman almost one year ago.
Seven Magic Mountains may stay longer in Nevada desert
The Seven Magic Mountains may stay longer in the Nevada desert. The painted rock totems — located south of Las Vegas off Interstate 15 — opened in May 2016 for an announced two-year run. “Due to the incredible success of the installation since its opening, artist Ugo Rondinone has expressed a strong desire to explore ways to keep the artwork on view at its current site,” according to a statement issued by Reno’s Nevada Museum of Art. “At the end of this year is 100-percent certain,” according to museum spokeswoman Amanda Horn, who added that “we’re working on a longer-term plan” at the location.
Caesars to check ‘Do Not Disturb’ rooms daily after Las Vegas shooting
Caesars Entertainment will check "Do Not Disturb" rooms daily, the company announced Friday. The company becomes the latest hospitality firm to adopt new room check policies after the Las Vegas shooting. “In light of recent tragic events and to further strengthen security, we intend to check rooms with ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs on the door every 24 hours,” spokeswoman Noel Stevenson said. The room checks will be conducted by security guards. Caesars is also considering giving panic buttons to its employees to enable them to quickly summon help if they are in danger or feel threatened.
Robert Mueller Announces 13 Indictments in Election Interference
Robert Mueller Announces 13 Indictments in Election Interference On Friday, Mueller said a grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals for the 2016 presidential election hacking. Statement from indictment Statement in indictment Three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, according to news outlets. Five have been charged with aggravated identity theft.
Lights FC prepare for second exhibition game
The Lights FC will play Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 8 p.m. Saturday at Cashman Field. The Whitecaps were 15-12-7 last season and won a playoff game. The Lights looking for another sellout after 10,387 fans attended their first preseason game. The Lights are also hoping to score after losing 2-0 last Saturday. Coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola wants his forwards to move more to create chances. We need to have more options to pass in the second half of the field. More passes, more movement.
FBI Failed to Investigate Tip About Florida Gunman
FBI Failed to Investigate Tip About Florida Gunman According to reports, the FBI was contacted on Jan. 5 about Nikolas Cruz's "gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting." The FBI confirmed that the information from the caller should've been assessed "a potential threat to life." FBI Christopher Wray, FBI Director on Friday Cruz killed 17 people on Feb. 14 in one of the deadliest school shootings in modern U.S. history. He was taken into custody shortly after the massacre and has been charged with all 17 murders.
Las Vegas Morning Update For Friday, February 16th
Friday's headlines: Wisconsin man wins $1.23M jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino, Officials to determine final cost of Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, Police ask for help finding woman missing at Red Rock Canyon
Golden Edge: Knights Get Win Over Oilers
Golden Edge host Bryan Salmond, Review-Journal reporters Steve Carp and David Schoen go over the Golden Knights first win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Golden Knights React To Win Against Oilers
The Golden Knights react to their win against the Edmonton Oilers and Gerard Gallant comments on if he would let one of his players marry during one of their games.
A Golden Night To Remember
The first in-game wedding in team history occurred during the second intermission of the Knight’s 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Vegas Nation: Las Vegas could host NFL Draft
Bryan Salmond and Michael Gehlken talk about Vegas' chances to host the NFL Draft.
Clark County officials outline active shooter training
Clark County School District police Captain Ken Young discusses different training students, staff and law enforcement undergo to help keep students safe in the event of an emergency. (Meghin Delaney/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Roy Nelson reveals which fighter he wants to battle most in the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix
Heavyweight Roy "Big Country" Nelson will face Matt Mitrione in the next quarterfinal of the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix. Should he defeat him, Nelson explains which fighter he'd want to battle most in the tournament.
News of Florida shooting hits some in Las Vegas hard
News reports of yet another mass tragedy, this time at a high school in Florida, may have set off a wave of renewed sorrow and stress across Las Vegas. Local psychologists say they’re ready to help Oct. 1 survivors and Las Vegans affected by the shooting on the Strip who exhibit symptoms of post-traumatic stress triggered by the killing of 17 students and staff in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. Call volumes are increasing at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center following the shooting in Florida, said Clark County Assistant Manager Kevin Schiller. “It’s definitely a trigger point, and it’s definitely causing an increase in a need for service,” Schill said. The reaction is normal, said Michelle Paul, director of The Practice, UNLV’s therapy clinic. “I would expect everybody to be triggered at some level,” Paul said. Many of those affected will feel a range of emotions, from sadness and anger, to flashbacks and difficulty sleeping and eating, Paul said.
Office sales climb as Las Vegas economy rebounds
Las Vegas’ office market was left for dead during the recession as job losses soared and buildings emptied. Now, investor purchases are climbing fast. There were 94 office-property sales in Southern Nevada last year, more than double 2016’s tally. Employment is growing and vacancies are shrinking, making the once-battered office business a safer investment.
Why is Apple's HomePod discoloring people's wooden tables?
Apple's HomePod is discoloring people's wooden tables, according to CNN Money. In an explanation posted Wednesday, Apple said the problem occurs with speakers that, like the HomePod, are equipped with a silicon base to minimize vibration. The company said the marks will often “go away” after a few days if you move the speaker somewhere else.
Lights Out: Ferrino Plays Aggressive During First Preseason Game
Review-Journal reporter Ben Gotz recaps the first preseason game against the Montreal Impact and the aggressive plays Ferrino made.
'Sugar' Shane Mosley on being inducted to the 2018 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
"Sugar" Shane Mosley, an inductee of the 14-member 2018 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame class, remembers the signature fight of his career, says that he's completely done with fighting and also breaks down the main and co-main event boxing bouts on the Feb. 17 card taking place at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.
No severance pay for Steve Wynn
Steve Wynn’s separation agreement with Wynn Resorts includes no “golden parachute” for the 76-year-old former chairman and CEO. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company confirmed that “Wynn is not entitled to any severance payment or other compensation from the company under the employment agreement.” According to proxy statements filed with the SEC, Wynn was paid $28.2 million in 2016. Wynn resigned on Feb. 6 over reports alleging sexual misconduct.
A Golden Night to Remember: Couple gets married during Vegas hockey game
The first in-game wedding in team history occurred during the second intermission of the Knight’s 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
No severance pay for Steve Wynn
Steve Wynn’s separation agreement with Wynn Resorts includes no “golden parachute” for the 76-year-old former chairman and CEO. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company confirmed that “Wynn is not entitled to any severance payment or other compensation from the company under the employment agreement.” According to proxy statements filed with the SEC, Wynn was paid $28.2 million in 2016. Wynn resigned on Feb. 6 over reports alleging sexual misconduct.
Will this be Kyle Busch's year at Daytona 500?
Last year Kurt Busch of Las Vegas finally won the Daytona 500 This year, younger brother Kyle hopes it will be his turn Kyle Busch is winless in the Great American Race in 12 starts The 2015 Cup Series champ has only three top finishes in the Daytona 500 Busch crashed out of last year's race
Premier Vegas Sports: Boxing Editing - Presser recap
Bryan Salmond and Gilbert Manzano recap the press conferences ahead of the fights taking place on February 17.
Brandon Rios explains why he's calling himself a 'wild berry' ahead of the Danny Garcia bout
Welterweight boxer Brandon Rios will face Danny Garcia at the Mandalay Bay on Feb. 17. Ahead of the bout, he explains why he'd rather be called a 'wild berry' and not a 'cherry'.
Las Vegas theater showing ‘Black Panther’ on 270-degree screen
Want to see more of “Black Panther”? Like, say, 180 degrees more? AMC Town Square is one of three places in the U.S. where you can, thanks to ScreenX. The format uses multiple projectors and screens along the theater's side walls to create an immersive, 270-degree viewing experience.
McDonald's Planning Big Change for Happy Meals
McDonald's Planning Big Change for Happy Meals The restaurant chain has made a pledge to make one of their signature meals healthier by 2022. Happy Meal choices will be hamburgers and four- and six-piece Chicken McNuggets. However, parents will still be able to ask for cheeseburgers. Here are a few more key notes: • Bottled water will be added • Chocolate milk will contain less sugar • More fruits, vegetables and grains will be served French fry sizes will also be smaller. McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. will serve Happy Meals containing 600 calories or less by June. Ernest Baskin, professor of food marketing at St. Joseph's University (Money)
Las Vegas morning update for Thursday, February 15
A first-grade teacher at Cunningham Elementary School was arrested on a child abuse charge. Police say the teacher grabbed a 6-year-old boy. A local mom says four middle school students were pepper-sprayed near a school bus stop in the southwest valley. She says a car pulled up next to the kids and then sped off. A man has pleaded guilty after he punched a father of five in downtown Las Vegas. The victim died four days later. Billboard’s annual Latin Music Week is moving to Las Vegas for the first time. It will take place April 23-26 at The Venetian. The show was previously held in Miami. A Las Vegas police lieutenant and three others have been indicted in an elder abuse case. James Melton faces 14 felony counts. A Clark County school bus was in a head-on crash in Moapa Valley Wednesday. No children were on board. A Las Vegas police officer has pleaded not guilty to dozens of sexual assault and kidnapping charges involving a child. Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is running for Senate in Utah. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is moving into Boulevard Mall this summer. It’s expected to staff 850 people. The art installation Seven Magic Mountains was supposed to stay here through May. It will now remain through 2018, and possibly after that.
Changes to Happy Meal on the way
A Happy Meal featuring non-fat chocolate milk and a cheeseburger with fries soon will be a thing of the past. McDonald’s wants to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners still can ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with their Happy Meal. McDonald's hopes that not listing these items will reduce how often people order them. The menu changes will take place in the United States in June.
What you need to know about the Florida shooter
According to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Nikolas Cruz posted disturbing images on YouTube video comments and Cruz used one AR-15 style firearm and multiple magazines. The massacre is now one of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.
Lights FC hope to end use of controversial chant
The Lights FC successful preseason opener had one major issue. Certain fans used a chant that has anti-homosexual connotations. The club is hoping to end its use immediately. The chant has a history of use in Mexican soccer but has been condemned by FIFA. Lights owner Brett Lashbrook: “Of course it’s not permitted. Of course it’s not tolerated.”
Architect Gives Virtual Tour Of New CSN Student Unions
Jeni Panars, project architect for Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects in Henderson gives a sneak peek of the inside of a new student union for the Charleston campus of the College of Southern Nevada. Natalie Bruzda/Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Class 4A girls league MVPs
Here are the girls Class 4A league MVPs, as selected by coaches Northeast League: Kyndal Ricks, Rancho 16.0 Ppg, 5.0 Rpg, 1.9 Apg, helped Rams reach postseason for fifth year in a row Southeast League: Dre'una Edwards, Liberty Class 4A-leading 19.0 Ppg, 7.7 Rpg, helped Patriots win league for sixth year in a row Northwest League: Justice Ethridge, Centennial UNLV commit helped Bulldogs win league for fourth year in a row Southwest League: Essence Booker, Spring Valley 16.5 Ppg, 5.0 Rpg, 4.2 Apg, helped Grizzlies win league for first time as Class 4A team
Mardi Gras At Harrison House
Westside Las Vegas residents gathered at Harrison House Tuesday to celebrate the African American history of the neighborhood and discuss the future. (Madelyn Reese)
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Cabana Market Shooting -- Persons of Interest
On February 3, 2018 at approximately 1:57 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to a parking lot located in the 3900 block of East Owens Avenue to investigate a report that a man had been shot. Responding officers located an unresponsive adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Who is Drew?
Developer Steve Witkoff has renamed the former Fontainebleau: The Drew Las Vegas. We can't tell you who Drew is — yet. But here's what we know about the project: • 4,000 rooms • Will debut the Edition brand in Las Vegas and feature the Strip’s first JW Marriott • 500,000 square feet of convention and meeting space • The 60-plus story tower, mothballed since the recession, is scheduled to open in late 2020 • Purchase price: $600 million • Former Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin will oversee The Drew’s launch and operations
First responder and patient die in rollover
A first responder and patient were killed early Tuesday morning after an ambulance rolled over on Interstate 15. An ambulance was transporting a patient between medical facilities about 12:45 a.m. when it hydroplaned on the ramp leading from northbound I-15 to the westbound 215 Beltway. The ambulance rolled into a rocky embankment on the side of the highway. An EMT in his 50s and a patient in his 60s were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the ambulance was hospitalized at University Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Las Vegas 51s president Don Logan talks about groundbreaking for new stadium
Don Logan talks about the groundbreaking for the new stadium on Feb. 13, 2018, at Findlay Toyota in Henderson. (Betsy Helfand/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Comedy legend Marty Allen dies at 95 in Las Vegas
Marty Allen, a member of the famous comedy team Allen & Rossi dating to the late-1950s, died Monday in Las Vegas Allen had been suffering from effects of pneumonia On Christmas morning, he suffered a broken hip Allen and Rossi made 44 appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" Including The Beatles' second performance on the show in February 1964 Allen performed his last show at South Point in March, just before his 95th birthday “I told my wife I wanted an antique for my birthday,” he said that night. “So she framed my birth certificate.”
Helicopter Crash Press
Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Eurocopter EC130 belonging to Boulder City-based Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters when it crashed about 5:20 p.m. Saturday near Quartermaster Canyon, about 60 miles west of Peach Springs, Arizona, Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis Bradley confirmed.
Bull Captured After Roaming Through Central Las Vegas
Las Vegas police and animal control captured a bull Wednesday morning after it roamed through central Las Vegas for several hours.
AMR releases name of employee killed in crash
AMR Regional Director Scott White briefs media regarding the fatal overnight crash that killed one first responder and a patient.
Vegas Nation Stadium Show: Estimated Cost Remains at $1.9 Billion
Ed Graney, Rick Velotta and Bill Bradley discuss updates around the Las Vegas Raiders stadium, scheduled to be completed by 2020.
Las Vegas Lights Lose 2-0 To Montreal
Review-Journal reporters Ed Graney and Ben Gotz go over the Las Vegas Lights first preseason loss against the Montreal Impact.
Helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon (Video by Teddy Fujimoto)
Rescue efforts from the helicopter crash scene in the Grand Canyon, Arizona. A Papillon Grand Canyon helicopter crashed on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, and killed three people. Video by Teddy Fujimoto
Las Vegas Lights vs Montreal Impact Highlights
Las Vegas Lights Lose 2-0 Against Montreal.
Rebel Nation: UNLV putting it together down the stretch
Bryan Salmond, Mark Anderson and former UNLV basketball player Wink Adams talk about UNLV's recent success and how the team seems to be hitting its stride late in the season.
What's it like in the standing room only area for Golden Knights games?
Hockey fans talk about the standing room only party deck at T-Mobile Arena where one can enjoy all-inclusive beer and hot dogs during Vegas Golden Knights games. (Ron Kantowski/ Las Vegas Review Journal)
People enjoy feline fun at a pop-up cat cafe
Hearts Alive Village and Meow or Never Cafe & Rescue hosted a pop-up cat cafe and adoption event. (Video by Patrick Connolly)
Las Vegas police say deadly shootings gang, drug related
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's gang unit are working with homicide detectives after a man was shot and killed Sunday night in central Las Vegas. Two shootings occurred only a block from each other. The first shooting took place around 8:40 p.m. on Van Patten Street and might have involved narcotics, police said. The man shot was taken to the hospital, where he died in surgery. Two hours later, while investigating the first shooting, police heard gunfire and found another man wounded on the 2500 block of Sherwood Street. He is expected to survive. Police say the shootings appear to be related. The suspect or suspects remain on the loose.
Nevada Preps: Weekly basketball preview Feb. 12, 2018
Review-Journal reporters Ben Gotz and Elaine Wilson preview this week’s biggest basketball matchups in Southern Nevada.
Vegas Golden Knights cross train with Cirque du Soleil
The Vegas Golden Knights joined artists from Cirque du Soleil for some cross training at the KÀ Theater at MGM Grand.
Rebel Nation: Wink Adams interview
Bryan Salmond talks to former UNLV basketball player Wink Adams about his time with the Rebels, what he thinks of the current state of the program and what life was like following his collegiate career.
Sports Betting Spotlight: College Basketball Week 15
Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey, Kelly Stewart and Westgate Sports Book Director John Murray.
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