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  • Man in custody after barricading himself in 'homemade' armored truck near Hoover Dam

    06/15/2018 5:34:40 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/15/2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A man was taken into custody Friday after he barricaded himself inside a “homemade” armored vehicle near the Hoover Dam on U.S. Highway 93, investigators said. Officials received calls around 11:54 a.m. local time about a white man who had stopped on the highway near the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which heads into Arizona, Jason Buratczuk from the Nevada Highway Patrol said at a news conference. Officials said the unidentified man was holed up in what looked to be a “homemade” armored vehicle and he appeared to have some kind of “long gun rifle” and signage. Authorities stopped traffic...
  • LVMPD: Man with a gun on Hoover Dam bridge

    06/15/2018 12:58:08 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 38 replies
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, units are responding to report of a person with a gun at Hoover Damn on the bridge.
  • Dennis Hof, Nevada's most famous pimp, wins GOP primary

    06/13/2018 6:05:32 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    AP and MSN ^ | 6/13/2018 | MICHELLE L. PRICE
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He'll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be the favored candidate in the Republican-leaning Assembly district. Hof celebrated his win at a party in Pahrump with Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss at his side. "It's all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me," Hof told the Associated Press in a phone...
  • Hillary Clinton endorses, records robocall for Chris Giunchigliani for Nevada governor

    06/11/2018 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/11/18 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, endorsed Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani for Nevada governor on Sunday in a robocall posted by the candidate's Twitter account. The robocall is not Clinton's first -- she recorded endorsements for Stacey Abrams' gubernatorial campaign in Georgia and J.B. Pritzker's gubernatorial campaign in Illinois -- but it does represent a to-date rare foray into politics for Clinton after the 2016 election. Clinton, despite being the Democratic standard bearer less than two years ago, has largely sat out the 2018 midterms. Clinton touts Giunchigliani, who faces a Democratic primary in Nevada against fellow...
  • Las Vegas Residents June 12th We can vote out Lombardo and vote in Bedwell

    06/08/2018 12:10:39 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 7 replies
    360daily.net ^ | 10/10/17 | Rob Lauer
    It was only last week when Channel 13 KTNV was trying to discredit anyone who questions the police and FBI’s official story including their timeline of the Vegas shooting. This week Sheriff Lombardo was forced in a news conference by an independent journalist, not a mainstream reporter, to admit the timeline was all wrong. Investigative Journalist Laura Loomer uncovered the fact that alleged shooter Stephen Paddock had checked into his hotel room far earlier than Thursday, Sept 28, 2017, as reported by Sheriff Lombardo last week. Loomer uncovered room service receipts for Paddock from Monday, September 25, 2017, one week...
  • Tax cuts increased take-home pay of Democrat Senate candidate Jacky Rosen’s campaign staff

    06/01/2018 9:13:11 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | June 1, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    In February, the campaign team of Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen saw a pay bump — thanks to the Republican tax plan. Rep. Rosen is challenging Sen. Dean Heller, and she’s repeatedly voiced her opposition to the tax cuts Republicans passed last year. The tax cuts will “increase the economic anxiety of too many Nevada families at their kitchen tables,” she wrote in November. In December, she called it a “disastrous tax scheme” and accused Heller of raising taxes on “hardworking Nevadans.” Given their refusal to return phone calls seeking comment, it’s debatable whether Rosen’s staff qualifies as “hardworking.” What’s not...
  • Vegas Killer WARNED UBER DRIVER of Looming “Terrorist Attack at Mandalay Bay” — With Woman in Car

    05/31/2018 10:54:05 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 31, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: HUGE BREAKING NEWS=> Vegas Killer WARNED UBER DRIVER of Looming “Terrorist Attack at Mandalay Bay” — With Woman in Car with Him! Investigative reporter Laura Loomer broke a tremendous update on the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay massacre today. Laura has documents that reveal killer Stephen Paddock warned an Uber driver of the impending massacre. AND Paddock was traveling in the Uber with another woman. A witness statement that is part of a batch of newly released police documents concerning the Las Vegas shooting reveals that in the days before the Las Vegas shooting, Stephen Paddock and...
  • Media more eager to defend MS-13 than NRA

    05/23/2018 10:10:18 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | May 22, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    It’d be nice if the media defended the NRA as fiercely as they defend MS-13. Last week, President Donald Trump hosted a summit with California law enforcement officers to discuss the dangers of the state’s “sanctuary” policies. During Q&A, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims worried that the sanctuary law prevented her from telling federal officials if she had an MS-13 gang member in custody. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,” said Trump. “These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.” The...
  • Utah Sen. Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service ( Dan Love vs Cliven Bundy .. )

    05/21/2018 5:51:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 21, 2018 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    Dan Love .. led Operation Cerberus ... Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to rein in the law enforcement authority of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service and is crafting legislation he says will either restrict or abolish their authority. Lee said Monday he aims to hem in powers he says were never envisioned under the Federal Land Management Policy Act of 1976. "Our federal land management agencies have drifted far from their intended purposes.. The BLM has expanded its operations far from public lands." ... The senator added federal land agencies exercise police powers on private land...
  • The Latest: Hotel guest reported hearing Vegas shots nearby

    05/17/2018 3:23:08 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 5 replies
    AP News ^ | 05-17-2018 | Staff
    *SNIP* The man, whose name was redacted in reports released Wednesday, quoted Paddock saying somebody has to wake up the American public and get them to arm themselves. The man said he met with Paddock outside a Las Vegas sporting goods store after posting an online ad to sell schematics to convert semi-automatic guns to fire automatically. Police and the FBI refused to answer questions from The Associated Press about the account.
  • Nevada police find wrecked $300,000 McLaren supercar in the desert, but no one with it

    05/15/2018 10:38:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | By Gary Gastelu
    Police say seatbelts saved the lives of two people who crashed their $300,000 supercar in the Nevada desert, but the vehicle’s engineers deserve a fair share of the credit. The Nevada Highway Patrol found the totaled McLaren 720 about 70 yards off a road near Lake Mead last week, with damage suggesting that it had rolled at least once as it just missed falling down a ravine. The 710 horsepower coupé is one of the quickest cars in the world, and has a top speed of 212 mph. It features a carbon fiber passenger cell, similar to a racecar’s, that’s...
  • Melania and Harry Reid Both Had Surgery, Guess Who John McCain Offered ‘Prayers and Best Wishes’ To?

    05/15/2018 9:48:25 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Shortened title. Full title: Melania Trump and Harry Reid Both Had Surgery on Monday, Guess Who John McCain Offered His ‘Prayers and Best Wishes’ To? First Lady Melania Trump had surgery on Monday for a benign kidney problem that will keep her hospitalized for several days. Also on Monday, retired Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had surgery to treat pancreatic cancer.
  • Former Democratic leader Harry Reid is being treated for pancreatic cancer

    05/14/2018 1:59:55 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 9 replies
    cbs ^ | 5/1/18
    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Utah, is being treated for pancreatic cancer, his family said in a statement Monday. Reid underwent surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center to remove a tumor from his pancreas. "His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good," the family statement said. Reid is out of surgery and in good spirits, his family went on to say, and he will now undergo chemotherapy as the next step in his treatment. Senate Minority...
  • Former senator Harry Reid undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer

    05/14/2018 2:00:10 PM PDT · by NRx · 93 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-14-2018 | Seung Min Kim
    Former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent surgery on Monday to remove the tumor, his family announced. Reid, who led the Senate Democratic Caucus for a dozen years until his retirement in early 2017, had the surgery at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore, and now plans to have chemotherapy treatments, according to the statement from his family on Monday. “His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good,” the Reid family...
  • Former Sen. Harry Reid undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer

    05/14/2018 11:53:54 AM PDT · by jonascord · 56 replies
    Nevada Independent ^ | May 14th, 2018 - 11:29am | Michelle Rindels
    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer. The operation, first reported on Twitter by KLAS-TV journalist George Knapp and confirmed by a source close to the powerful former lawmaker, took place Monday morning. “They caught it early. The doctors believe it went well, and he is expected to make a full recovery,” the source told The Nevada Independent. Reid, 78, served for 30 years in the Senate before retiring following a debilitating eye injury. He was succeeded by Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. Along with Republican former House Speaker John Boehner, Reid is co-chair of...
  • Harry Reid sent sensitive Trump collusion letter over CIA objections

    05/12/2018 10:15:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Then-Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid released a letter in the heat of the 2016 election alleging Trump-Russia collusion even though the CIA director at the time urged him not to, according to a person familiar with their conversation. Mr. Reid’s Aug. 27 letter to the FBI appears to mark the first time a Democrat officially accused President’ Trump’s campaign of colluding with the Russian government to hack his party’s computers. The letter has come to represent for conservatives the “deep state” — Obama loyalists leaking unproven allegations to the press against Mr. Trump and his people to ruin the campaign,...
  • Six Months Out: The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators in 2018

    05/10/2018 11:03:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 10, 2018
    Sen. Dean Heller is the only Republican running for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo) Senate Democrats are still defending 10 states that President Donald Trump won in 2016, but six months out from Election Day, the most vulnerable senator remains a Republican. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller no longer faces a primary threat, but he’s the only Republican up for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton won, and in this national environment that’s a tricky place to be. The Democrats’ odds of flipping a few GOP-held open seats in Arizona and...
  • He kept talking over her TV show, so she killed him, Las Vegas cops say

    05/09/2018 1:34:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 9, 2018 | by Don Sweeney
    Jace Trevon Ernst, 25, simply would not stop talking during a television show late Friday night, Las Vegas police say. It ended up costing him his life. When his roommate, Dymund Ellis, 19, told Ernst to shut up about 11 p.m., he replied, “Shut up, b----,” police said. Ellis armed herself with a kitchen knife, then told Ernst to call her a b---- again. He did. Ellis stabbed him once in the chest, police told KVVU. Ernst was later pronounced dead at a Las Vegas hospital. Police arrested Ellis on suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon. Ellis and Ernst...
  • Fewer people are visiting Las Vegas. One insider thinks hotel resort and parking fees are to blame

    05/03/2018 8:43:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 169 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 5/2/2018 | Jay Jones
    Daily resort fees and parking charges are rising and spreading in Las Vegas, adding as much as $45 a day to visitors' hotel bills. The publisher of Las Vegas Advisor blames the extra charges for a recent decline in the number of visitors. "Everyone hates resort fees, but the parking [fee] is even worse," said Anthony Curtis of Las Vegas Advisor. "Everyone wants some kind of comp, [and] the most basic comp is free parking. That was the one comp that everyone got." The Advisor, a decades-old, monthly newsletter highlighting what's new in Vegas and featuring deals for visitors, provides...
  • Rosen sells out veterans by raising money with ‘Hanoi Jane’

    04/25/2018 10:16:54 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 16 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 25, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Most politicians would do anything to avoid disparaging veterans. But Rep. Jacky Rosen, now running for the U.S. Senate, isn’t most politicians, and Sen. Dean Heller wants to make sure you know about it. Last Friday, Rosen and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto attended a fundraiser hosted by Jane Fonda and other Hollywood elites. Yes, that’s the same Jane Fonda whom many Vietnam War veterans dubbed “Hanoi Jane” when she was photographed smiling while sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. The same Jane Fonda who said POWs claiming torture were “hypocrites and liars.” The same Jane Fonda who voiced North...