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Reward offered for information on dead ducks

A hefty reward is being offered to track down those believed to be responsible for the deaths of ducks at Desert Shores.

The remains were found last month. Neighbors called animal control to pick up the birds. Officials say it appears a coyote or coyotes attacked the ducks and a nest of eggs.

Animal lovers, however, are not convinced and suspect foul play.

Nevada Political Action for Animals - along with residents and local leaders - is offering a reward of $6,000.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555... Read More

Bishop Gorman wins 7th straight state title

It's been a busy Saturday for high school football. The suspense of the state high school football championship pitted the Liberty Patriots against powerhouse Bishop Gorman. ... Read More

George Tiaffay to spend the rest of his life in prison

George Tiaffay, the former firefighter who paid a man to kill his wife, was back in court Monday where he was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole plus a maximum of 81 years.

Tiaffay was convicted of first degree murder in September for the beating death of his wife Shauna Tiaffay. He was also convicted on six other charges including conspiracy to commit murder, robbery and burglary with a deadly weapon.

Shauna Tiaffay was killed in September 2012 by Noel Stevens. Tiaffay paid the homeless man $600 to kill Shauna. For weeks, the two plotted the killing.

Shauna's sister tearfully read a letter to the court that was written by her mother about Shauna's death.

"She was very petite and feminine, and absolutely beautiful to look at, but she was even more beautiful as a person on the inside," said Paula Stokes, Shauna Tiaffay's sister... Read More

Nevada issues health guidelines for cryotherapy

Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures, a treatment that experts say has been growing in popularity but is largely unregulated and whose benefits aren't proven.

Dr. Tracey Green, the state's chief medical officer, says the guidelines from the health department recommend that the machines cannot be used by minors under 18, those under 5 feet tall and anyone with certain health conditions. The guidelines take effect Friday.

The state also will ask cryotherapy centers to provide proper training and signage and obtain user waivers. Emergency kits and a defibrillator also should be on site.

Green said the state will work with businesses but the guidelines won't come with penalties... Read More

Nevada unemployment rate falls to new 7-year low

Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen to a new seven-year low.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Wednesday that the jobless rate in October was 6.6 percent, which is the lowest it's been since June 2008.

October marked the 56th straight month that the unemployment rate has declined year-over-year. Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 6,200 jobs in October, and the number of jobs is up more than 42,000 compared with the same time a year ago.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said 2015 has been a solid year for Nevada's job market, and he said he was committed to helping further diversify the state's economy... Read More

Nevada unemployment rate falls to new 7-year low

Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen to a new seven-year low.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Wednesday that the jobless rate in October was 6.6 percent, which is the lowest it's been since June 2008.

October marked the 56th straight month that the unemployment rate has declined year-over-year. Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 6,200 jobs in October, and the number of jobs is up more than 42,000 compared with the same time a year ago.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said 2015 has been a solid year for Nevada's job market, and he said he was committed to helping further diversify the state's economy... Read More

Red Rock Canyon near Vegas marks conservation anniversary

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas is marking an anniversary.

The Bureau of Land Management says then-President George H. W. Bush signed legislation 25 years ago Monday to create Nevada's first national conservation area.

The scenic area is marked by rugged red rocks, climbing, hiking and picnicking spots.

It's now one of the most popular BLM-managed areas.

Red Rock Canyon covers more than 300 square miles, but most of its 2 million visitors a year are draws to a 13-mile scenic drive about 20 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Records kept by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, say Congress first recognized the site in 1936, when it was included in what is now the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

A visitor center opened in 1982... Read More