Las Vegas morning update for Saturday, July 8th

1. An arrest report reveals a chilling message sent from a victim’s Facebook account last month by his suspected shooter. Police say Delon Holston shot three people in a rental car on June 13, killing two of them. His arrest report shows he messaged the surviving victim’s ex-girlfriend, saying that he killed him. Holston is facing two counts of murder with a deadly weapon and one count of attempted murder.

2. Recreational marijuana hit the sales floor in Nevada a week ago and dispensaries are struggling to keep their shelves stocked. Gov. Brian Sandoval signed emergency regulations yesterday. Some dispensaries are saying the legal fight over distribution rights could put them out of product within the next several days. The industry has done millions of dollars of business over the first 100 hours of retail sales.

3. Construction is underway at Resorts World Las Vegas where the Stardust once stood. The president of Resorts World tells the Review-Journal it will hire 3,000 union employees to operate the Chinese-themed resort that will open in 2020.


Las Vegas morning update for Thursday, June 22nd

1. A body was found inside a burning car this morning in northwest Las Vegas. Arson and Metro homicide investigators are looking into the incident. No word if this has been ruled a homicide.

2. Dispensaries can now apply for retail marijuana licenses. Clark County approved special-use permits for 25 dispensaries yesterday. Commissioners say they will create specific punishments for violations of county codes.

3. The Golden Knights finally have players to put into their new uniforms. The 37-man roster will go down in history as the original face of the city’s first big-league sports team. “There’s a lot of good guys out there. We got more talent than I expected,” said head coach Gerard Gallant. “It’s kind of a collection of some veterans to help the younger guys, and we’ve got some really good younger players,” majority owner Bill Foley added. The expansion draft includes three goalies, 13 defensemen, 14 forwards and an additional seven players.


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Las Vegas News for Tuesday, April 11th

1. Raiders fans can expect to run into some major road work during the NFL team’s first few seasons, should a new stadium be built on Russell Road, near Interstate 15. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, construction could start as soon as 2020 for several freeway improvements to relieve traffic, coinciding with the Raiders’ scheduled move in date. Although a site has not been announced, developers appear to prefer a vacant, 62-acre lot between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue. The projects will be paid for by state and federal money, and possibly the county’s fuel revenue indexing fund, according to NDOT officials.

2. One of two teenage suspects have been charged with murder for a March 2017 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman. According to the arrest report, police believe 18-year-old Daelin Wagner coordinated the attempted robbery of homicide victim, Alyssa Sayago. Wagner, and Desert Rose High School student, Khari James, arranged to meet with Sayago to purchase an ounce of marijuana, but was shot after spraying Wagner with mace during the attempted robbery. Sayago killed by a single bullet to the head, and was found in the backyard of a vacant home on Copper Knoll Ave. Wagner and James face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery with a deadly weapon.

3. A prisoner broke a window to escape a Las Vegas hospital Monday night. Jay Thomas Cantrell walked away from Muri Stein Hospital, located near Jones Blvd and Charleston Blvd. According to Nevada Corrections Department officials, Cantrell had been in the facility since March, as he was being evaluated for an upcoming trail. Cantrell was under supervision when he escaped, and is considered dangerous. (Gabriella Benavidez/Las Vegas Review-Journal)


Las Vegas News for Saturday, January 14th

Police have no one in custody after an armed robber made off with items from a jewelry store near Suncoast Casino on Friday evening. Officers searched the casino floor after responding to reports of an armed robbery at MJ Christensen Diamond Center. No one was hurt and the robber made off with an undisclosed amount of jewelry before driving away. Police have found the suspects car, but have not yet located the man.
Family has identified the woman found dead Friday morning near an apartment complex in North Las Vegas as Damonea (Da-mon-ya) Hull. North Las Vegas Police responded to the apartment complex on Donna Street for reports of a body around 8:30. Officers later confirmed the woman had been fatally shot, and the death was being ruled as a homicide.
And a Sunrise Hospital employee was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of the hospital on Friday afternoon. A man threatened the employee with a gun before making off with their cell phone. The employee was not injured, and the suspect is not in custody.