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Circa Sports opening Reno-Sparks' first new casino in 26 years

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - The operator of the world's largest sportsbook in Las Vegas is expanding into northern Nevada this year as part of a collaboration with what will be the first new casino built in Reno-Sparks in more than a quarter-century.

Circa Sports secured a deal with Legends Bay Casino owner Olympia Gaming to operate a sportsbook at the property being constructed just east of Reno.

The 80,000-square-foot casino will have table games, slot machines, video poker, and multiple restaurants. It's scheduled to open sometime this summer at the Legends at Sparks Marina along Interstate 80... Read More

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VIDEO: Stunning 'Super Blood Moon' eclipse

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A special show took place in the sky Sunday night when the "Super Blood Moon" went into a total eclipse.

During the eclipse, the entire moon fell within the darkest part of Earth's shadow, causing the moon to take on a reddish hue... Read More

Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before a pastor hit the gunman on the head with a chair and parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords.

Jerry Chen had just stepped into the kitchen of his church's fellowship hall around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when he heard the gunshots.

Chen, 72, a longtime congregant at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, peeked around the corner and saw church members screaming, running and ducking under tables.

“I knew someone was shooting," he said. “I was very, very scared. I ran out the kitchen door to call 9-1-1. ”

Officials said the shooting ended after the gunman killed one man and wounded five senior citizens before worshippers hog-tied his legs with an electrical cord until deputies arrived. Four of the five people wounded suffered critical gunshot injuries. ... Read More

Amber Heard expected to resume testimony in Depp libel trial

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard is expected to take the witness stand Monday for a third day of testimony in a libel suit filed against her by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

The high-profile trial is resuming after a one-week hiatus to accommodate a judicial conference. Jurors have already heard four weeks of testimony.

Heard has already spent two days on the witness stand and still has not been cross-examined by Depp's lawyers.

Heard told jurors she was physically and sexually abused on multiple occasions before and during her brief marriage to Depp, which lasted from 2015-16. Depp has already testified and denied he ever hit Heard.

Depp is suing Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court for libel over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” His lawyers say he was defamed by the 2018 article even though it never mentioned his name... Read More

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Valley residents take advantage of warming weather

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- As temperatures continue to rise in southern Nevada, many families are taking advantage of the warmer weather by visiting their local parks.

Splash pads throughout North Las Vegas have been opened recently, ahead of the incoming triple-digit temperatures.

Craig Ranch Regional Park is among several other parks where families can enjoy the splash pads.

"My little ones like to get out here in the water and jump around, and feel free," Says Martell Foster, a local who has come to Craig Ranch Park to enjoy the weather. But, with the rising heat, comes an increased need for hydration. "we come out with at least about four waters, and we have a water before we leave," Foster continues... Read More

Politics Now: May 14, 2022

This week on Politics Now with host John Langeler:

We dig into Clark County Board of Trustee races. Trustee Danielle Ford says she still wants to fire the Superintendent and levels accusations against him and some fellow board members. Former Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams is running against her and tells us why. A group of former School Board Trustees tells us why they are trying to find and endorse qualified candidates who would show more decorum on the board.

The first Republican Senate primary debate between Adam Laxalt and Sam Brown.

How Democrats plan to use abortion as an election issue. ... Read More

New 3-on-3 ice hockey league holds opening game in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- 3ICE, a new three-on-three professional ice hockey league is having its inaugural season opener at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, June 18, and its playoffs and championship game on Saturday, August 20.

The league consists of six teams, which travel and compete in a tournament where each game consists of two, eight-minute halves on a full-sized rink. Each team has seven players, including one goalie, and competes in a nine-week season that will feature six games each night. The bracket-style, single-elimination format will include three first-round games and two semifinal matchups, followed by a title game.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.orleansarena.com.

For more information about 3ICE, visit www.3ice.com... Read More