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Training trip takes Thunderbirds to New Mexico, Arizona

Jan. 20, 2022 00:12 AM EST

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — The Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force's aerial demonstration squadron, have begun a month-long training trip to New Mexico and Arizona in preparation for their 2022 show season. The unit based at Nellis Air Force Base in metro Las Vegas arrived...

NFL's wild-card round TV ratings increase 21% over last year

Jan. 19, 2022 21:12 PM EST

TV ratings for the NFL's wild-card round increased 21% over last year despite most of the games not being in doubt going into the fourth quarter. The six games averaged 30.5 million viewers, making it the second-highest average for the postseason's opening weekend over the past six...

Sisolak starts 2022 with cash advantage over GOP challengers

Jan. 19, 2022 20:45 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The long list of Republican gubernatorial candidates immersed in the bruising primary battle underway in Nevada began 2022 with millions of dollars less in campaign cash than incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. Though Republicans expect to make gains...

Nevada enlisting nursing students for hospital staff crisis

Jan. 19, 2022 20:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With Nevada hospitals reporting a staffing “crisis” and health officials reporting COVID-19 patient tallies at pandemic highs, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak highlighted a program Wednesday to enlist nursing students to help meet the demand for medical providers. ...

Grammy Awards move ceremony to Las Vegas site in early April

Jan. 18, 2022 17:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to rising COVID-19 cases because the omicron variant. The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, according...

Actor-comedian Louie Anderson undergoing cancer treatment

Jan. 18, 2022 15:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson is being treated for cancer in a Las Vegas hospital, a spokesman for the actor and comedian said. Anderson, 68, was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and “is resting comfortably,” his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz said Tuesday. ...

Montana magician nixes plans for Las Vegas tiger sanctuary

Jan. 18, 2022 13:41 PM EST

A Montana man has withdrawn a proposal to open a tiger sanctuary in Las Vegas for his magic show. KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported Tuesday that Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom and other officials confirmed the withdrawal. Jay Owenhouse, a magician based in...

Smoky fire guts lighting company warehouse in Las Vegas

Jan. 18, 2022 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters spent several hours Tuesday battling a smoky pre-dawn fire that gutted a lighting company warehouse and sent smoke wafting over the Las Vegas Strip. No injuries were reported in the blaze that was reported a little before 4 a.m. at the one- and...

Penguins score 5 unanswered goals to rally past Vegas 5-3

Jan. 18, 2022 01:50 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jason Zucker scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3 on Monday night. It was a perfect birthday homecoming for Zucker, who grew up in Las Vegas until he was 15 and turned 30 on Sunday....

Clark County struggles to fill vacancies at public pools

Jan. 17, 2022 17:31 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County is struggling to fill vacancies at public swimming pools around Las Vegas. A shortage of lifeguards has meant shorter operating hours and delays in opening some pools, Las Vegas television station KTNV reports. The pandemic also limited...