Las Vegas was a small railroad town when Nevada formally established it in 1905. Five years after its founding, the U.S. census recorded only 800 residents. Yet by the 1950s, it was known as a gambling tourist haven, where visitors could see a show with celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. in between trips to the baccarat tables.
Bodies in Lake Mead recall Las Vegas’ organized crime days
Stories about long-departed Las Vegas organized crime figures are surfacing after a second set of unidentified human stays had been revealed because the water degree falls on drought-stricken Lake Mead.
A new wave of COVID-19 infections has hit southern Nevada, caused by a new omicron subvariant, decreased immunity and riskier behavior, a senior official of the Southern Nevada Health District said on Wednesday.