The lawyer who defended O.J. Simpson on armed robbery charges delivered a potentially heavy blow to the former football star's bid for a new trial Friday, testifying that Simpson knew his buddies had guns when they went to a hotel room together to reclaim some sports memorabilia.
Twin explosions ripped through a crowd of Sunni worshippers in Baghdad on Friday, an attack which, combined with a second deadly bombing at a Sunni funeral just outside the city, deepened fears Iraq may be headed toward a new round of sectarian conflict.
Most of the services provided by Clark County are paid for using revenues from property tax collections. But several county functions — ranging from airports to the Las Vegas Township Constable’s Office — are expected to pay for their operations using fees and other charges they collect from customers, much like a private business. While some of these “self-funded” operations make enough money each year to cover their expenses, many find their budgets in the red. When that happens, the department has several options, including cutting staff, keeping vacant positions open, raising prices or drawing on their reserves.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development carefully considered the largest request for tax abatements in its history on Thursday — carefully, because the request came from one of the members of the board making the decision.
Eric York was obsessed with the big cats — their health, temperaments and survival rates amid the Grand Canyon National Park's annual tourist invasion. Today, officials will hold a Celebrate Wildlife Day at the national park in honor of York, who died in 2007.