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Preparing plants, gardens and pipes for cold weather

At 32 degrees, the temps around the valley are predicted to dip to near freezing Wednesday night.

Many neighborhoods in the edges of the valley will drop to the mid to high 20's by the early morning, so it's important to keep yourself and pets warm.

But your plants and pipes also need some special attention.

"I"m buying burlap to cover citrus trees," said Tim Hasselbalch, taking steps to protect plants.

Hasselbalch is not the only homeowner rushing to nursery stores to stock up on burlap.

"With the cold weather -- some plants are very frost tender, and they have to be wrapped in burlap," said Josiah Eizman, Assistant Manager, Star Nursery.

Many popular plants around the valley can resist the cold weather better than others. Pigmy Palm trees and cactus don't do well, but Oleanders and Glossy Privet trees tend to do better... Read More

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