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Pizza is a beloved food group, especially in Las Vegas. There are dozens of spots in Vegas from the neighborhood favorites to the places on The Strip.

A new documentary chronicling the formative years of the city of Las Vegas is now playing. 

Thanksgiving Safety Tips
11/21/2019 12:00:00 PM
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While the holiday is an opportunity to bring together families and good food, those who celebrate Thanksgiving should take a few precautions to ensure the holiday is a safe one.

The National Fire Protection Association reports Thanksgiving is a peak day for home cooking fires, with unattended cooking as the leading contributing factor.

The NFPA recommends some safety precautions when cooking Thanksgiving meals, including:

  • Frequently checking food as it is being cooked;
  • Keeping children away from the stove, hot food, matches/candles and sharp objects;
  • Make sure smoke alarms are in working order; and
  • Keeping the floor clear of obstacles.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and Centers for Disease Control also offer tips to ensure your Thanksgiving meal is safe, including:

  • Carefully reading the labels on your turkey before cooking it;
  • Using two thermometers – one to ensure the turkey is stored at the appropriate temperature and one to ensure the turkey is cooked to the appropriate temperature;
  • Separating the turkey from all other foods;
  • Refrigerating leftovers within two hours;
  • Avoiding eating leftovers that have been left in the refrigerator for longer than three to four days.

Thanksgiving can be a joyous occasion for many southern Nevada families. Taking some precautionary steps can help preserve the fun.

Items Not Allowed in the Downtown Area
11/20/2019 12:00:00 PM
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The City Council has approved a new ordinance that will prohibit the use or possession of certain types of weapons downtown. 

The surrounding areas include public sidewalks within the area bounded by the west right-of-way line of Main Street on the west, the north right-of-way line of Ogden Avenue on the north, the east right-of-way line of 7th Street on the east, and the south right-of-way line of Carson Avenue on the south. The bill is similar to one adopted by the Clark County Board of Commissioners several years ago regarding the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding areas.

The following weapons will not be allowed:

  • A sword
  • A knife or other bladed edge with a blade longer than three inches
  • A bow and arrow or arrows, including a crossbow
  • A device emitting flames of three inches or higher
  • Any toy firearm, imitation firearm, or replica firearm

Misdemeanor penalties include a fine of up to $1,000 and/or six months in jail.