Las Vegas morning update for Friday, July 28th

1. Standout Las Vegas high school soccer player Haylei Hughes took a deadly fall Wednesday night while hiking in Washington State. Her friends say they heard her scream but when they looked back, she was already gone. The soccer player graduated from Cimarron-Memorial High School last year.

2. A judge granted two-time convicted murderer Scott Dozier his wish: the death penalty. He spent the last year persuading the state to kill him. Dozier says it’s been a long time coming and that he’s ready.

3. Overnight, police responded to three fatal collisions across the valley. All of them about an hour apart. The string of crashes started about 10:15 p.m. when a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run near Charleston Boulevard and Scholl Drive. After that, a motorcyclist died near the Strip and one person was killed in a rollover crash in North Las Vegas.

4. Police say a pedestrian was shot in the face while walking down the street yesterday near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. No word on what led to the shooting. Police say the victim is expected live.


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 Saturday, July 1st

1. Monsoon season is officially here, and tunnels and washes are one of the deadliest threats during flash floods. Officials say there’s been 32 flash flood deaths in Clark County since 1960. Last year, the county fire department received 56 flood rescue calls. HELP of Southern Nevada is offering services for the homeless to help minimize threats to people living in washes and tunnels.

2. If you lost something at EDC, chances are Insomniac Productions has it. They say they collected over 2,000 items like bags, cellphones, wallets and IDs. A similar amount of items were collected by lost and found during last year’s EDC.

3. Legal marijuana sales have officially started in Nevada. As of midnight, cannabis dispensaries across Nevada can sell recreationa marijuana to any adults 21 and older. The first sales come almost eight months after Nevadans voted to legalize the use and sale of recreational pot.


Las Vegas morning update for Friday, June 30th

1. Police are accusing a man of having sex with a dead woman in public. Joseph Martinez was arrested on Sunday after several 911 calls reporting a sexual assault on the side the road near Charleston Boulevard and Rancho Drive. Officials are saying the woman may have been homeless and died two to four hours before the incident.

2. An arrmed patient opened fire yesterday inside a medical facility, shooting two employees before turning the gun on himself. Police say he started shooting when he was denied a walk-in appointment. The employees and two others who were injured are expected to live. A spokeswoman for the police department says officers acted quickly.

3. At 12:01 a.m. this Saturday, you can officially buy recreational marijuana from 37 dispensaries around the valley. This means dispensaries are upping their security measures and stockpiles. Recreational pot will be pricey, costing an estimated $80 for ⅛ ounce at some stores.


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.