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LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad.More>>
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LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
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LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
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LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
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Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas has started diversifying its economy into a high-tech hub.
Data centers are investing millions of dollars in the economy, and unlike many other areas of the United States, Las Vegas has a distinct advantage as a so-called safety zone.
Cobalt Data Centers has opened a state-of-the-art, $25 million facility in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.
Outside Cobalt's Las Vegas office, it appears as any business park, but inside is housed a secure environment that allows the magic of the Internet and cell phone apps to happen.
"(Companies) want to be connected to the Internet, and they never want to go down, so they come to Cobalt," Cobalt CEO Mike Ballard said.
On Monday, he gave U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford a tour of the company's new W. Cheyenne Avenue data center.
Companies come to cobalt for their high-tech needs, he said.
"We like to describe, this is where the cloud lives," Ballard said. "This is where people come to connect to the Internet."
Horsford said he likes the success he's seen.
"This is so exciting because it's all about creating jobs," said Horsford, who represents Nevada's 4th Congressional District. "Good paying jobs in a new sector that we desperately need here in Nevada."
To understand why Las Vegas is a safe bet for data storage, there are known risk factors in other parts of the country, from earthquakes in California to nuclear plants and bad weather along the East Coast and in the South. Las Vegas' location is in the middle of a safety zone and makes the metropolitan area ideal.
"We also have a new power grid," Ballard said of the advantages of storing data in southern Nevada. "We have a great tax environment and significant, significant fiber connectivity."
Major businesses are putting their money on Las Vegas, he said.
"Our customers include health care companies, gaming companies, numerous companies (from) California that are seeking to get off the fault line," he said.
Ballard said Cobalt expects to hire up to 25 highly-qualified workers. Other big players in data storage in Las Vegas include Switch and ViaWest.