CARSON CITY — The discovery of naturally occurring asbestos in and around Boulder City is delaying work on a $600 million highway bypass around the community while the state Transportation Department tries to figure out how to deal with the issue.
As a reconnaissance Marine sergeant four years ago in Afghanistan, Russell Cameron’s mission focused on disrupting enemy forces and destroying enemy threats. Now as a UNLV senior and one of the few Army ROTC cadets chosen to receive a George C. Marshall leadership award, Cameron’s goals are to learn how to combat cyber security threats and get a grasp on future military projections for Asia, particularly China.
The man shot by Las Vegas police last week confronted officers with a fake gun, police said Monday. Jason Mahe, 29, was shot seven times in the parking lot of Dotty’s Casino near Rancho and Vegas drives during the late-night confrontation, according to police. He remained in critical condition at University Medical Center.
The mother accused of drowning her son told police the “voices in her head” made her do it. Noah Lane Allen, 3, was found unresponsive by firefighters in an apartment near Vegas and Buffalo Drives. Christine Allen has been charged in the case.
A North Las Vegas police officer shot and killed a homeless man after an early-morning confrontation Monday. A patrol officer stopped the man walking near Tonopah Avenue and Woodard Street about 1:10 a.m., officer Chrissie Coon said. The officer shot the man a few minutes later, she said.
One of the two men traveling with a stolen passport on a missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner was a 19-year-old Iranian believed to seeking asylum in Germany, officials said Tuesday, as baffled authorities expanded their search for the Boeing 777 on the opposite side of the country from where it disappeared nearly four days ago with 239 people on board.
Sbarro has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization for the second time in just three years as the pizza chain struggles to turn its business around amid a drop in traffic at shopping mall food courts.
A woman who was hit by a truck in east Las Vegas Saturday afternoon has died from her injuries, Las Vegas police said. Jasmin Bryant, 23, was hit by a 2004 Ford F-150 while crossing Bonanza Road near Mojave Road. She was taken to University Medical Center, where she died the next day, police said.
A skydiver injured when a small plane crashed into him near Tampa, Fla., says he’ll jump again as soon as he feels safe. Forty-nine-year-old John Frost told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview that aired Monday that he’s sore and has some bruises, but no broken bones.
The state Transportation Board delayed action Monday on a research project that would cost the agency $1 million over four years because of concerns about the availability of federal road funds beginning later this year.
A Minnesota lawmaker apologized Monday for his tweet about NBA players that some saw as racist, saying he was rightly held accountable for inaccurate stereotyping.
Greek Orthodox nuns freed after being held hostage by al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels arrived in Damascus Monday morning, ending their three-month ordeal in a rare prisoner exchange with the government.