Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:16 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital will maintain its federal funding despite not meeting some of the government's requirements. The hospital came under scrutiny for its discharging procedures.More>>
The Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital will maintain its federal funding despite not meeting some of the government's requirements.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:58:32 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Grand Jury has indicted Michael Smith on murder and assault charges in the shooting death of a man in January. Michael Smith is accused of killing Carlos Bell on Jan. 14,More>>
The Clark County Grand Jury has indicted Michael Smith on murder and assault charges in the shooting death of a man in January.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:36 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:36:46 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school. Two hours after landing in Las Vegas, Maj. PowellMore>>
Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 3:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:15:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS - The wolf pack is back in theaters this week with the release of "The Hangover 3". The film series returns to Las Vegas, and Caesars Palace is making the most of its role. "The Hangover" fansMore>>
The wolf pack is back in theaters this week with the release of "The Hangover 3". The film series returns to Las Vegas, and Caesars Palace is making the most of its role.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:36 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:36:32 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Nevada Highway Patrol says two people were injured from a crash on southbound I-15 at Blue Diamond Road. A work truck rear-ended a car. Both drivers were transported to University MedicalMore>>
TheNevada Highway Patrol has reopened a busy stretch of I-15 south of Las Vegas following a two-vehicle crash Friday morning.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:30:23 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Salvation Army Family Services is in need of baby products for distribution. The office gives out between 60 to 150 food boxes to families in need every weekday. Salvation Army officialsMore>>
Salvation Army Family Services is in need of baby products for distribution. The office gives out between 60 to 150 food boxes to families in need every weekday.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:53 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:53:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The dream of attending college came true for more than 400 Clark County students Thursday as they were awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships. Scholarships were given to 440 students thanksMore>>
The dream of attending college came true for hundreds of Clark County students Thursday as they were awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:27 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:27:04 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Frankie Moreno is used to a stage. To the students at Las Vegas Academy of Arts, he's more than a performer. He's a teacher. Moreno and his two brothers are teaching a course in songwriting.More>>
The students at Las Vegas Academy of Arts are learning the basics of songwriting from a Las Vegas Strip star: Frankie Moreno. It's What's Cool at School.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:21 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:21:40 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. - Doc Holliday's Saloon is a bar in Henderson where regulars order drinks and play some games. "We are more of a ‘Cheers' bar," Doc Holliday's manager Craig Dahlheimer said. "EverybodyMore>>
8 on Your Side uncovered a huge scam before it victimized a local bar and cost the business owner thousands of dollars.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Besides the governor, there is one man responsible for plotting Nevada's economic future. Steve Hill is the director of Nevada's economic development office. The governor has tasked him with enabling private companies to create 50,000 jobs in Nevada within two years.
Economic diversification for Nevada means relying less on the old the standbys of gaming and construction and focusing more on manufacturing.
Every governor since Bob List left office in 1983, has left behind an economic diversification plan for Nevada. But rising gaming revenues made it convenient for Nevada to shelve those plans over the years. It's Governor Sandoval's turn now. His point man is Steve Hill, the founder of Silver State Materials Corporation.
"I understand the skeptics," said Hill. "I don't sense right now that people around Nevada doubt that the energy will be behind this. I think they need to see results. I think that's understandable. It's different now because the economy is so different. We had a real game change in 2008/2009."
One difference is finding out where Nevada gets it wrong. The low-scoring public education is known to scare off high-tech companies.
"The information we have is anecdotal. We are starting a process to compile that so that we actually have data on the reasons that cause concern or cause companies not to come to Nevada," Hill said.
The I-Team's George Knapp highlighted the ways the state can benefit from using the Nevada Test Site, something Hill is looking at too.
"I do think that it provides opportunities in data storage. I think the renewable energy efforts that are going on out there. It's a wide open space and there's a tremendous amount of talent," he said.
"Tony Hsiehs' don't grow on trees and we're really happy to have him here and really happy to have him doing what he's doing," Hill said.
Nevada is also looking to its neighbor.
"The folks in Utah have been very helpful in helping us craft our economic development effort. I think they offer an example at times that we should follow."
One positive development Hill mentioned was that increased state budgets will lead to the likelihood the "knowledge fund" would actually get funded. That would help UNLV hire staff tasked with inventing products and services that would be the basis for job-creating spin-off companies.