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Happy Nevada Day! Celebrating the day Nevada was added to the Union

Happy Nevada Day! Nevada Day is a state holiday that is celebrated across the entire state of Nevada.

Nevada Day commemorated the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. However, since the 2000s the holiday has always been celebrated on the last Friday of the month.

On Nevada Day holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries. Some private businesses, like banks, also close to commemorate the holiday.

Here are some facts about Nevada Day courtesy of Piktochart.com:... Read More

Motorcyclist killed in crash in North Las Vegas

A motorcyclist was killed in an afternoon crash in North Las Vegas.

The collision between the motorcycle and vehicle happened around 12:20 p.m. at the intersection of E. Azure Avenue and Donna Street.

The intersection is currently closed as police investigate.

The 28-year-old man on the motorcycle was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The driver in the vehicle stayed at the crash scene... Read More

Former corrections officer charged with lewdness with minor, probation revoked

A former Nevada Department of Corrections officer is back behind bars.

Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced Wednesday that Derland Blake, 32, of North Las Vegas' probation was revoked.

"Former Corrections Officer Blake put the safety of inmates, visitors and co-workers at risk while serving at the Nevada Department of Corrections, and now he has been charged with compromising the emotional well-being of a minor," said Laxalt.

Blake pleaded guilty and was sentenced earlier this year, in Jan. 2015 for his involvement in a smuggling plot at the High Desert State Prison. Blake entered a guilty plea to bribery charges for accepting bribes to smuggle cell phones and other contraband into the prison to assist, Ammar Harris, an inmate, with his escape.

Harris is known as the notorious "Strip Shooter" who was ordered to serve three life sentences for murder. ... Read More

Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

Obama says Nevadans have drawn a winning hand with Democrats

Getting into the Las Vegas spirit, President Barack Obama told Nevadans late Sunday they have a winning hand in Democrats Hillary Clinton and Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto.

Obama was campaigning to boost Clinton's prospects and help Democrats to retake Senate control, scheduling a stop Sunday in tightly contested Nevada before headlining party fundraisers in California.

"You've got black jack," Obama told a crowd of 3,000 boisterous supporters packed into a local high school, while another 2,100 were in an exterior courtyard.

Obama was unsparing in his criticism of Trump, describing the billionaire businessman as unfit to serve as president. Obama said that for years, Republican politicians and far right media outlets have trumped up "all kinds of crazy stuff" about him, Clinton and Reid. He cited as an example those who questioned whether he was born in the U.S. or alleged that he would take everybody's guns away... Read More

WATCH: President Obama to speak at rally Cheyenne High School

President Barack Obama will stump for his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in North Las Vegas Sunday.

The president is expected to speak to a crowd at a rally at Cheyenne High School.

WATCH LIVE

Air Force One arrived at McCarran International Airport shortly before 3:30 p.m... Read More

Bill Clinton makes surprise stop in North Las Vegas

Bill Clinton made a surprise visit to a Democratic campaign office in North Las Vegas to rally volunteers the morning after the final presidential debate at UNLV.

Clinton told a crowd of about 60 people on Thursday that it was "weird" that Donald Trump said he might not accept the outcome of the election, and later said he would if he won. He said it would be great if people could win all the time, but they don't, and what's important is living in a free and open country where there's equal opportunity.

He urged volunteers to make the case for his wife and not "respond in kind" when they meet hostility.

Clinton was introduced by Nevada Democratic House candidate Ruben Kihuen... Read More