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Local teens compete on Wheel of Fortune, it airs Tuesday

This week on Wheel of Fortune, two talented Las Vegas will show off their spinning skills on television sets across the nation.

Taylor Berkabile and Emma Shepherd were chosen to compete on the game show for 'teen best friend week.'

"It's just been like a dream of mine for so long to be on Wheel of Fortune. So, it is kind of surreal," said Emma. " I always watch Wheel of Fortune with my dad. My dad has filled out an application before, so I was like I am going to give it a try," said Emma Shepherd.

It was a while before the teens heard anything, but just when these best friends were about to give up hope on the dream.

"It was completely unexpected when they called us and said we had made it," Taylor said.

"I thought it was kind of scam, at first, I was like 'is this real?' I automatically thought of Taylor. Since we are always talking about game shows."

The teen pair believes friends who spin together may win together... Read More

Meeting focused on crime prevention tonight in Summerlin

Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman will host a Neighborhood Meeting on Crime Thursday, January 21. Seaman organized the event, which will feature Las Vegas City Councilmen Stavros Anthony and Bob Beers, together with representatives from the Nevada Attorney General's office and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, in response to a number of brazen home invasions and robberies in the Summerlin-area.

"Public safety is a top concern for me-and for my neighbors. I'm pleased to be able to organize this meeting to hear the experiences of those in the area and to put them in touch with the people who can help them prevent crime and who are engaged in the day to day effort to keep criminals in check," said Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman.

The event is being held at the Durango Hills YMCA, conveniently located at 3521 N Durango Drive, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21. The event is free and open to the public... Read More

Proposal to raise Nevada minimum wage to $13 moves forward

A Carson City judge says a proposed ballot measure to gradually raise Nevada's minimum wage to $13 can move forward.

The Nevada Appeal reports District Judge James Wilson sided with minimum wage hike supporters on Wednesday and ruled the petition language doesn't need to be changed. Opponents included Las Vegas and Reno-Sparks chambers of commerce, who sought to disqualify the petition on technical points.

Opposition lawyers said they're not sure whether they'll appeal. Nevada's minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, or $7.25 if an employer offers health insurance.

The measure would create a single, $9.25 an hour rate in late 2018, then increase it by 75 cents each year until it reaches $13 in 2024. Backers must gather more than 55,000 signatures to put the proposal on November's ballot... Read More

Proposal to raise Nevada minimum wage to $13 moves forward

A Carson City judge says a proposed ballot measure to gradually raise Nevada's minimum wage to $13 can move forward.

The Nevada Appeal reports District Judge James Wilson sided with minimum wage hike supporters on Wednesday and ruled the petition language doesn't need to be changed. Opponents included Las Vegas and Reno-Sparks chambers of commerce, who sought to disqualify the petition on technical points.

Opposition lawyers said they're not sure whether they'll appeal. Nevada's minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, or $7.25 if an employer offers health insurance.

The measure would create a single, $9.25 an hour rate in late 2018, then increase it by 75 cents each year until it reaches $13 in 2024. Backers must gather more than 55,000 signatures to put the proposal on November's ballot... Read More

Powerball lottery numbers revealed

Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $500 million as more people across the country bought a ticket Wednesday for chance at the biggest prize in nearly a year.

The Powerball numbers are 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 -- the Powerball is 17.

For the complete list of all of the lottery numbers go here.

The jackpot ranks as the sixth largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.

A winner of Wednesday's jackpot could claim the pre-tax $500 million prize through an annuity over 29 years or in a single pre-tax payout of $306 million. Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico... Read More

Woman struck, killed by SUV on Durango Drive

Metro Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian Sunday evening in the Lakes community.

Police said, the woman,who was not in a crosswalk, was hit in the 2900 block of Durango Drive near Desert Inn Road around 9:20 p.m.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated.

Alcohol and speed did not appear to be factors, police said.

This is the first traffic-related fatality of 2016 in Metro's jurisdiction... Read More

Woman struck, killed by SUV on Durango Drive

Metro Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian Sunday evening in the Lakes community.

Police said, the woman,who was not in a crosswalk, was hit in the 2900 block of Durango Drive near Desert Inn Road around 9:20 p.m.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated.

Alcohol and speed did not appear to be factors, police said.

This is the first traffic-related fatality of 2016 in Metro's jurisdiction... Read More