They were 12 ordinary citizens who didn't oppose the death penalty. But unlike spectators outside the courthouse who followed the case like a daytime soap opera and jumped to demand Jodi Arias' execution, the jurors faced a decision that was wrenching and real, with implications that could haunt them forever.
Early voting is underway for three municipal election races not settled during the April primaries. There is one race each in Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite and voters in these cities have the next week to cast an early ballot before the June 4 general election.
One person was taken to the hospital after a fire early Friday morning at a home near Desert Inn Road and Boulder Highway. Firefighters responded to the fire in the 3500 block of Anthony Drive about 1 a.m.
Having an emergency and going to the hospital might be less financially burdensome if the Legislature passes a constitutional amendment this year. Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, wants emergency room bills to be constitutionally capped, a move she says will save constituents from expensive hospital bills incurred when they’re taken to out-of-network hospital emergency rooms.
Caesars is preparing to launch a fully functional WSOP.com during the World Series of Poker to perhaps become the second website in Nevada to roll out real-money poker tables. And if all goes as planned, WSOP.com will go live before the July 6 Main Event.
Las Vegas adds yet another club to its nightlife ranks this weekend with the grand opening of Light at Mandalay Bay. The highly anticipated collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and nightlife operators The Light Group is just the latest addition to a slate of new nightlife and entertainment options that have transformed the Strip (and nearby) in the past six months.
It took 15 minutes for the trunk of Jody Esposito’s car to turn from a good spot for hide-and-seek to an overheated deathtrap on May 6, 2001. Fifteen minutes is all it took for Jody Esposito to realize that Michael Esposito, her 5-year-old son, was missing from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. By the time she checked her car, she found Michael unconscious, on his side with orange vomit dripping out of his mouth. Four days later, Jody Esposito made the decision to cut off Michael’s life support.