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Domestic Airlines Readying For Terminal 3 Switch

Domestic Airlines Readying For Terminal 3 Switch

CLARK COUNTY -- Some domestic airlines are preparing for the upcoming move to McCarran International Airport's new Terminal 3.

International airlines have already made the shift to the new terminal. As of July 31, Alaska, Frontier, JetBlue, Sun Country and Virgin America will join them.

The move is making some travelers nervous.

"That sounds terrible," said traveler Harry Rennick Sunday. "I don't like that at all."

Some airline passengers are worried about the confusion that may happen on July 31. Some domestic airlines will be staying in the old Terminal 1, while others will be the new Terminal 3. To combat that confusion, officials at McCarran have put up a lot of signs explaining exactly where travelers need to go. They have also come up with a catchphrase to spread the message, "Know Before You Go."

The message of being prepared was echoed by some people using the airport Sunday.

EEOC Wins Federal Order Against Vegas Airport Firm

EEOC Wins Federal Order Against Vegas Airport Firm

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A federal judge in Nevada is ordering one of two companies providing Las Vegas airport wheelchair services to implement policies to prevent employee sexual harassment.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Friday that it asked the judge to act because Prospect Airport Services Inc. failed to protect employees even after a $75,000 settlement in the case of a man receiving unwanted sexual advances by a female co-worker.

Company lawyer Tom Murphy said that Prospect had already agreed to do most of the things the judge ordered.

U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson in Las Vegas issued the injunction Wednesday.

Acting EEOC Las Vegas office chief Adriana Lopez said 16 percent of all sexual harassment charges at the EEOC last year were filed by men.

Nevada National Guard Troops Return Home

Nevada National Guard Troops Return Home

 

Soldiers with the Nevada National Guard returned home Wednesday after a year in Afghanistan.

About 30 guardsmen returned to Las Vegas. Another 90 returned to Reno. The first group to arrive at McCarran International Airport was the 485th Military Police unit. They spent the past 10 months running a prison in Afghanistan.

Family members said they often had no idea what their loved ones were up to, but now it is time to reconnect

"Not knowing if he was inside the base, outside the base, what he was doing," Denny Haney of North Las Vegas said.  "I just didn't want anything to happen to him. I didn't want to have to tell his son that something had happened to him."

Now the soldiers have to readjust to civilian life.

Colleges, Cameras Converge at Mountain West Media Day

LAS VEGAS - College football took center stage at the Cosmopolitan Tuesday as the Mountain West Conference held its annual Media Day.

More than 100 members of the media were on-hand to conduct enough interviews to make you dizzy.

"I came here really nervous, and I'm still nervous," said UNLV linebacker John Lotulelei.

"I've had one public speaking class, and I got a ‘B' in it," said Wyoming offensive guard Nick Carlson.

Podium, print, radio and TV interviews are a large part of Media Day. UNLV Coach Bobby Hauck admits he sometimes feels like a piece of meat.

"It's just kind of been my life - people after me all the time," he said.

"Everybody can grab a little piece of everything," added Colorado St. Head Football Coach Jim McElwain.

"I've heard it referred to as the ‘push-pull'. You get pushed in, and then you get pulled out," said UNLV offensive lineman Doug Zismann.

Runnin' Rebels Tickets Selling Fast

Runnin' Rebels Tickets Selling Fast

LAS VEGAS - Can you imagine a day when they have to throw up a "No Vacancy" sign at the Thomas and Mack Center? If seat sales are an indication, there hasn't been this much interest in Runnin' Rebels basketball in 20 years.

"Coming off last season, the excitement was really strong," said Thomas and Mack Center Ticket Sales General Manager Matt Smith.

"We have an exciting style of play. We have good players who are returning. We have good players coming in," said UNLV Head Coach Dave Rice.

Whether it's tradition, interest in players, or recruiting, the Thomas and Mack is selling out. Available seats in the lower bowl have nearly vanished.

"I expect after these two days, with all the deposits, with all the deposit holders, they will come in and take up the lower level inventory," Smith said.

"It's a great home-court advantage for us, and we just like to share all the success with the fans," Rice said.

Coroner Identifies Man Killed Sunday

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office released the name of the man found shot to death Sunday evening.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Brandon Maurice Campbell of Las Vegas. Campbell died as a result of a gunshot wounds to the head and chest. His body was discovered near an apartment building at Twain Avenue and Cambridge Street.

Charity Starts Collection of School Supplies for Kids in Need

Charity Starts Collection of School Supplies for Kids in Need

 

HELP of Southern Nevada is holding a drive for school supplies for kids in need this school year.

The nonprofit is collecting all kinds of items from colored pencils to calculators. The group will be putting the supplies into backpacks to distribute to their school-aged clients.

The collection started Monday at HELP’s office at 1640 E. Flamingo. It will last through Thursday, September 13. People can also donate online at helpsonv.org.