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Nevada leaders remember influential gambling lawyer Bob Faiss

Bob Faiss

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Numerous Nevada leaders are remembering highly respected gaming attorney Robert "Bob" Faiss who died Thursday.

Faiss' wife, Linda, says her husband died at Boulder City Hospital of complications from cancer. He was 79.

Faiss represented some of the premier organizations in the gambling industry during a decades-long career.

"A legend in Carson City and throughout the state, Bob enjoyed universal respect and admiration. Most of all, Bob was a true gentleman who loved his family and state. Nevada has lost one of its true giants today," Governor Brian Sandoval said in a statement.

Faiss was born in Illinois and moved to Nevada in his youth before attending the University of Nevada and studying journalism. He worked as a city editor for the Las Vegas Sun, an aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson and an adviser to Gov.







One person dies in moped crash in Boulder City

BOULDER  CITY, Nev. -- One person is dead after a moped crash in Boulder City Wednesday afternoon.

According to Boulder City Police, the crash happened along Adams Boulevard in front of the Boulder City Library at around 2 p.m.

A red car and the moped were both traveling westbound on Adams Boulevard when witnesses say the moped rider swerved towards the vehicle and went down. The red car continued westbound.

The rider of the moped, an 84-year-old resident of Boulder City, was taken to the Boulder City Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the red car has not been located. Police say the driver may not have even been involved in the crash, but they would like to speak to who ever was driving.

The crash remains under investigation.

I-Team: Settlement reached in ethics complaint against Boulder City councilman

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- The I-Team has learned a Boulder City councilman has reached a settlement with the State Ethics Commission.

A complaint was filed against Councilman Cam Walker for conflict of interest, when he voted on a proposal before the city council involving a plan to build a $1 billion solar plant.

At the time Walker made the vote, he was employed by a construction company that was being considered as the general contractor for the power plant project.

The ethics commission reached a stipulated agreement with Walker over the violation. The commission says it was not a willful violation, so it will not impose a penalty.

Memorial Day fun at Lake Mead comes with a warning

LAS VEGAS -- Big crowds are expected at Lake Mead this Memorial Day weekend. Summer hasn't even officially started but it's already been a deadly year at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

There have been four deaths. Officials just pulled the body of a drowning victim from the water Thursday.

Thousands of people will spend time at the national park this holiday making it the busiest weekend of the year. Hundreds were already launching their boats Friday to get the weekend started.

The dozens of officers patrolling the lake are geared up for a busy weekend and hope boaters will follow the rules to stay safe.





Body found at Lake Mead

LAKE MEAD, Nev. -- The body of a man who disappeared at Lake Mead earlier this month has been found, according to the National Park Service.

The body of a 45-year-old man who disappeared May 10 was found just before 10 a.m. Thursday morning south of Castle Reef by park rangers.

The man disappeared while swimming in the area. He was not wearing a life jacket. The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the man's name and the cause of death.

The National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife and volunteers with Earth Resource Group have been searching for the victim since he disappeared.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the man's name and his cause of death.



One dead, 15 others rescued at Lake Mead Sunday

LAKE MEAD, Nev. -- One person died and more than 15 other people were rescued in separate incidents at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sunday.

According to the park service, a 30-year-old man from Mexico City died in a single-car crash along Northshore Road. The victim was not wearing a seat belt and Nevada Highway Patrol says speed could be a contributing factor to the crash.

Rangers also rescued two children from near drowning. A 12-year-old boy is now in critical condition after being pulled from the water near Cottonwood East on Lake Mohave. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Lake Mead Cruises offers special deals to the military

LAS VEGAS -- Lake Mead Cruises is honoring past and present military members special deals on cruises aboard the Desert Princess Paddle Wheel tour boat.

The special deals coincide with Memorial Day, Father's Day and Flag Day. Here are some of the highlights:

Memorial Month - Lake Mead Cruises salutes America's troops by offering veterans and active duty military a 25 percent discount on any midday sightseeing cruise for as many as six adults. All you need is to enter or mention promo code AFM at booking and show a military ID at check-in.
Flag Day, June 14 - Veterans and active military personnel can get a 25 percent discount on any midday sightseeing cruise for as many as six adults. Enter the promo code FLG at booking and present a military ID at check-in.
Father's Day, June 15 - Lake Mead Cruises offers two special ways to recognize dads.