Las Vegas – Five County Fair Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:06:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Las Vegas – Five County Fair 32 32 Omega Mart’s iconic mobile billboard Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:06:46 +0000

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It appears to be an ordinary grocery delivery truck, but like everything Omega Mart, There are things that the eye cannot see. Meow Wolf Las Vegas‘ new award-winning mobile billboard captures the vibe and innovation you’ll find at Omega Mart itself.

It’s a must-have advertising force on the Strip, with unique visuals and the hidden Easter eggs the Meow Wolf creative team is known for (go ahead, call the number on the side of the truck to report any activity unusual – 702-505-8957).

The mobile billboard also features a built-in replica of Omega Mart’s Cooler Portal, a replica Double Helix slide from Meow Wolf Las Vegas, and three Daikon Pals escaping from the cab of the truck. Additionally, the billboard wrapped in Omega Mart’s eye-catching store brand, has several motorized features, including a spinning 3D tomato and a larger-than-life hand demonstrating Omega Mart’s P-2000 Cracker Spackle Product. There is an external stereo sound system and the ability to emit fog. There is a hidden door for product sampling during special events. There is an Infinity Melon facility. And more.

It’s one more element of the Meow Wolf universe that has to be seen to be believed.

Check out the billboard on Las Vegas Blvd., or go straight to the source – get tickets to explore Omega Mart here.

| Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District remains closed due to fire activity and post-fire impactsNM Fire Info Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:55:53 +0000

Predicted rainfall increases risk of flash flooding in canyons

SANTA FE, New Mexico – June 25, 2022 – The Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) remains closed to the public due to fire activity related to the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfires and potential impacts after the fire, including flash flooding and a dangerous debris flow. Closure Order #10-508, posted here, remains in effect to protect public health and safety.

Hikers and campers all over the Pecos/Las Vegas District, including the popular areas of Pecos Canyon and Dalton Canyon, are violating the ordinance, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $5,000 for individuals and/or imprisonment for not more than six months.

The public safety message is simple: If you are camping or hiking anywhere in the district, but especially in or near drains, please pack up and go home.

Although an early monsoon considerably moderated fire behavior, the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires are 78% have been contained and could become active again if dry conditions and critical fire weather return. Persistent rainfall can also expose communities within the fire zone to flash flooding and debris flows from the fire scar.

The weather forecast for this weekend predicts daily showers and thunderstorms starting this afternoon. Rainfall, at times moderate to heavy, will continue intermittently through Sunday and Monday, which could lead to flash flooding.

The Burn Area Emergency Response Team (BAER) on the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires is entering Phase 3 of its assessment. Preliminary analysis indicates that the headwaters of the Pecos River are susceptible to flooding after a fire. A rainfall intensity of 1.5 inches per hour would result in a 60% probability of debris flow in most stream reaches and small drainage basins.

The Pecos/Las Vegas District may be able to safely open portions of the east side of the district to the public in the near future.

Current fire information regarding the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfires is posted on these online platforms:;;; and Santa Fe NF.

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Father and son Victor and Dustin Drai look back on 25 years of Drai’s in Las Vegas Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:02:03 +0000

Through all the changes the Strip has seen over the past quarter century, Drai’s After Hours has remained a mainstay of the Las Vegas nightlife scene.

The iconic Cromwell venue will celebrate 25 years of adventure on June 25. For founder Victor Drai, creating such a long legacy will always feel like a happy accident.

“I never think that far, says Drai, the Moroccan mogul and film producer who helped modernize Vegas clubs. “It’s my magic. I always do things and I live with them.

When he opened Drai’s as a restaurant in 1997, in the basement of what was then the Barbary Coast, he knew he had a wonderful space in a prime location. It was just a matter of what to do with it after the dinner service was over.

Drai’s pioneered the late-night lounge, keeping revelers enticed into the wee hours with glamorous and exclusive vibes. His influence would touch every aspect of the Las Vegas nightlife industry, from introducing the first sounds of EDM to ushering in the era of bottle service.

Victor Drai went on to open other venues like Tryst and XS at the Wynn and Liaison at Bally’s – the first LGBTQ nightclub inside a casino – while expanding the Drai’s brand with the Cromwell’s rooftop nightclub and nightclub. .

These days, he’s being hailed by many, but especially by his son, Dustin Drai, Vice President of Marketing and Entertainment for The Drai Group.

“Yes, we’re celebrating 25 years of Drai’s After Hours,” says Dustin, “but what we’re really celebrating is 25 years of being part of Las Vegas nightlife and how [my father has] created not only jobs for the companies he owns, but just an industry that provided livelihoods and careers for thousands and thousands of people who may or may not have come [here] without him coming here.

Like most things in this family business, Dustin joining his father wasn’t part of a master plan. In fact, Victor says he thought his son would become an actor. But the father-son duo made a great team.

“We have always been together. I traveled all over the world with him,” says Victor. “I didn’t look at it as something weird. For me, it was just my kid and we were doing things together because I was working. We were very close, and we also work closely.

There was never a board meeting that Victor didn’t allow his son to observe, or a discussion that he couldn’t engage in, even at 12 years old.

“I was always raised like that, being there and him never being afraid to ask my opinion,” Dustin says. “Through that, I could see how hard he worked, and that really translated to how my work ethic is now.”

It “develops more and more into a partnership as I get older,” Dustin says of the relationship, though nothing overshadows the personal connection they have when it comes to business.

“The whole company knows when they need something, they go to him, he comes to me and he knows how to approach me,” explains Victor. “He knows when I go crazy to back off, and leave me and my shit for a few hours and come back. He is very diplomatic. He knows me better than myself.

Innovation is in the family DNA. He kept Drai thriving for 25 years and transformed Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub into a live concert destination for today’s biggest hip-hop and R&B stars.

“Here you can almost touch the [artist onstage], and people are freaking out about it. That’s what we like,” says Victor. “It’s another level of spectacle, almost like a showroom in the nightclub.”

As the anniversary approaches, the Drais are determined to stay in the moment and trust their instincts. “You must,” said Victor. “Otherwise, you’ll never be great.”

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]]> Las Vegas mother sues SDCC over allegation teacher kicked daughter as part of ‘play’ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:18:49 +0000

CCSD teachers and administrators deny allegations in response, internal communications

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas mother is suing the Clark County School District over allegations that a teacher kicked her daughter in a so-called “kicking game.” “, according to court documents.

“I knew something was wrong because she was acting different from her norm,” Jessica Hernandez said. Hernandez’s daughter is on the autism spectrum and has trouble forming sentences. The 8 News Now I-Team does not name the child.

Until October 2021, Hernandez’s daughter was a student at Joseph Neal STEAM Academy, an elementary school near Tropical Parkway and Jones Boulevard in the Northwest Valley. But something happened that caused Hernandez to pull her daughter out of class.

In the lawsuit, Hernandez claims her daughter, who was 7 at the time, was subjected to “physical force”, “verbal abuse” and “humiliation”.

Jessica Hernandez (center) speaks with her attorney, Neal Hyman (right) about their lawsuit against the SDCC. (KLAS)

“It hurt his feelings and it hurt his body,” Hernandez said.

The lawsuit refers to an incident involving “playing a ‘game’ where the teacher kicks the student on the buttocks and/or legs. Hernandez alleges that a teacher played the so-called “game” with another student in the class and then played it with her daughter.

The I-Team has filed a request for public registration with the SDCC for any emails regarding the alleged “game”. In an email, a teacher responded to an admin saying “there was no kicking involved” and “the game involved the teacher lightly bumping/tapping the toe of her shoe against the student’s heel/ankle”.

“The teacher lifted her foot and kicked the boy,” Hernandez said. “My daughter took this to kick. She said it was kicking.

The lawsuit claims the alleged kicks “constituted a battery.” Because of this, Hernandez said the CCSD should not only have informed him, but should have filed the appropriate documents as well. No employee filed the Form 624 required for “aversive intervention,” the lawsuit said.

In the lawsuit, Hernandez claims her daughter, who was 7 at the time, was subjected to “physical force”, “verbal abuse” and “humiliation”. (KLAS)

Court documents reveal that the SDCC police did not open an investigation and that no cameras were recording in the classroom. The request for I-Team recordings was also found while there were cameras recording in certain parts of the school building, the footage was overwritten when requested.

“If they don’t report it and they don’t record it and make sure somebody else knows about it, then I have to do it,” Hernandez said.

The principals and teachers involved met with Hernandez several days later.

“Regarding the ‘kick game’, it was decided that it would no longer be played in class, and it was not,” a teacher wrote in a document obtained by the I. -Team.

Jessica Hernandez’s daughter attended Joseph M. Neal STEAM Academy in the Northwest Valley of Las Vegas. (KLAS)

“The teacher explained to me that she had indeed kicked my child, but it was part of a game,” Hernandez said of the reunion.

Internal documents obtained by the I-Team indicate that the teachers vehemently deny the claims, saying “the accusations…are completely false.”

“This really is one big school district out of control,” Hernandez attorney Neal Hyman said. “The mother must be warned. You have to go up the chain of command.

“Could this just be a case of misunderstanding, we were playing a game?” I-Team’s David Charns asked Hernandez and Hyman.

“No,” Hernandez said. She is now homeschooling her daughter.

Internal communications that the 8 News Now I-Team obtained from a teacher to her administrator say, “Regarding the ‘kick game’, it has been decided that this will no longer be played in class. , and it was not.” (KLAS)

“I have a hard time keeping her out of my sight now,” she said.

Hernandez said her daughter loved her school and made progress, but then regressed in the months before Hernandez finally pulled her out.

“I feel like we’ve been cut off from the outside world even more,” Hernandez said.

The I-Team asked the district to comment on the lawsuit, but a spokesperson said the SDCC does not comment on ongoing litigation. District attorneys, however, deny the allegations in court documents. A teacher wrote in documents obtained by the I-Team that the allegations were “offensive”.

A filing in last week’s case says Hernandez and the district are settling out of court, though terms of that agreement were not available Monday.

Colonel Tom Parker is about to bring Celine Dion to Las Vegas Sun, 19 Jun 2022 05:23:00 +0000

Despite his larger-than-life personality, Colonel Tom Parker rarely granted interviews and remained largely out of the spotlight following the death of his star client, Elvis Presley.

That doesn’t mean he hasn’t kept a hand in the Las Vegas entertainment scene.

Like the time he landed George Strait, whom he would see during his frequent performances at the Las Vegas Hilton, the lead role in 1992’s “Pure Country” through his longtime friend, producer Jerry Weintraub.

Or when he tried to bring a young Celine Dion to the Strip nearly a decade before she opened the Colosseum in 2003.

Rene Angelil, Dion’s late husband and manager, came to Las Vegas in 1987 to see Wayne Newton’s tribute to Presley and met Parker during one of the Hilton’s Elvis Suite tours. Flash-forward to 1994, when Dion began closing his shows with a new version of Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Parker called as soon as he heard it.

“He says, ‘I’ve heard this song so many times since Elvis died, and I’ve never heard it like this,'” Angelil told Time magazine. “’I’m a consultant for the Hilton, and she’s never performed in Las Vegas. I want her at the Hilton. ”

Angelil must have hesitated, saying his client was still new to American audiences and not ready yet. Dion, however, dedicated the song to Parker when he was in the audience that summer in his Las Vegas debut, opening for Michael Bolton at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Parker’s efforts didn’t stop there. In the 2002 documentary “The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and the Colonel,” Steve Wynn says Parker called him regularly with advice, including that he should sign young Dion.

“’Now this girl is from Canada. She has a voice the size of the Empire State Building. She’s going to be a giant star,” Wynn recalled, advising Parker. “’You figure out how to make a connection and get this girl to work at the Mirage.’

“I could never convince him,” Wynn says, “that I had Siegfried & Roy there, that I couldn’t just push them away.”

Contact Christopher Lawrence at or 702-380-4567. Follow @life_onthecouch on Twitter.

‘This Could Be My Father’, Suspicious Las Vegas Native Remains Found At Lake Mead Could Be The Father Fri, 17 Jun 2022 06:11:56 +0000

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas native believes skeletal remains found at Lake Mead last month may be his father who died more than six decades ago.

Daniel Kolod was 22 when he drowned in Callville Bay in 1958. His body was never found.

Daniel Kolod and Todd Kolod photographed in 1955. (KLAS)

Lake Mead’s water levels have dropped drastically since their peak was first reached in the 1940s and then again in the 1980s. The lake fell below 1,044 feet above sea level on Thursday – nearly 200 feet below altitude when full.

Lake levels are expressed in altitude, not depth. At its highest levels, the lake is nearly 1,225 feet.

Compare Lake Mead’s shoreline retreat from 2021 to 1986. Calville Bay is on the north shore of the eastern portion of the lake. (Earth Resources Observation and Science Center/USGS)

“After he drowned, I was told he was ‘gone,'” Daniel Kolod’s son Todd Kolod told 8 News Now I-Team from his home in Spain.

“He was going out regularly,” Todd Kolod said. “He ran out of people to give fish to.”

Todd Kolod was 3 years old when his father drowned. Daniel Kolod was on a speedboat with a friend when they hit a wake. The two men overturned and fell into the water. Only one survived.

Witnesses found the boat spinning on its own about a mile from the drowning site near Swallow Bay, according to documents reviewed by the I-Team. Passers-by said they saw Kolod drown in Callville Bay. Crews, including divers and a helicopter, never found his body.

Danny Kolod with his wife, Sandy, at their wedding in the 1950s. (Todd Kolod/KLAS)

As the lake recedes, more of its secrets are revealed. What was once a popular spot for swimmers and boaters in Callville Bay is now sand strewn with debris including boats, propellers and chairs. Relics of the good times of the lake’s past can now be seen on its newly exposed shore.

Since the lake was filled in the 1930s, 300 people have drowned in its waters, park service officials said. The number does not reflect those whose bodies have not been recovered.

The first page of the National Park Service report on the death of Danny Kolod. (KLAS)

In May, kayakers discovered the skeletal remains not far from where Daniel Kolod allegedly drowned. Police and park officials determined the death was not suspicious.

“When I saw Callville Bay, my eyes widened,” Todd Kolod said.

Todd Kolod, watching news reports from across the Atlantic Ocean, thinks the remains might be his father.

The skeletal remains discovered at Lake Mead in May 2022. (Lindsey Melvin/KLAS)

“Does something say to you, ‘I really think that’s him?’ I-Team’s David Charns asked Todd Kolod.

“I’m just lining up the clues,” he said.

A clue surrounds the teeth of Daniel Kolod. He was in a car accident a few years before he drowned and lost his front teeth, Todd Kolod said, adding that his father wore partial dentures.

The I-Team brought photos of the remains and Daniel Kolod’s story to Dr. Deborah Staten, owner and dentist at Desert Hills Dental. Staten is certified to help identify the remains of dental records. Often, teeth are the last resort in trying to identify the victim of a crime, as bones do not decay.

The Callville Bay area as seen in June 2022. The 2021 waterline in this photo is several hundred yards from the receding shore of the lake. (KLAS)

“Bones and teeth are strong, which is why they become this gold standard for identification because they don’t change,” Staten said. “If he stayed there undisturbed, that’s probably how he got there.”

“What stands out to you in this photo, especially as a dentist? Charns asked Staten.

“Well, that there are only four teeth in particular, Staten said.

A photo of skeletal remains discovered at Lake Mead in May 2022. (Lindsey Melvin/KLAS)

“What can you learn from someone’s teeth?” Charns asked.

“There are a lot of them,” she said. “Teeth are a signature basically, just like your fingerprint.”

Staten said it was clear the skeleton had lost its front teeth, but she believes the person was missing other teeth before he died.

“I feel like the front ones were freshly taken out,” she said.

Simply based on the photos, Staten couldn’t go any further. The key, she says, is to find Daniel Kolod’s dental records, but they are almost certain to have been destroyed.

The 8 News Now I-Team brought photos of the remains to Las Vegas dentist Dr. Deborah Staten. (KLAS)

There was no DNA testing in 1958. Getting a sample from Todd Kolod today and matching it with the remains is the only way to potentially solve this mystery.

“My grandfather, he did everything he could to find the body,” Todd Kolod said. “I just assumed finding the body was an impossibility.”

For a son who does not remember his father, what was once impossible may now become possible in time.

Yearbook photo of Daniel Kolod taken in the mid-1950s. (Todd Kolod/KLAS)

“It could be my dad, or my dad could be the next discovery,” he said.

In an unrelated case, Metro police and the FBI are working to identify the body found in a barrel in May. The person, believed to be male, is believed to have been murdered in the late 1970s or 1980s, investigators said.

The Vegas Justice League, a contractor group that has donated money to the Las Vegas Metro Police to help solve cold cases, has offered to pay for DNA processing in that case, said League member Justin Woo at the I-Team.

A speedboat appears on land as Lake Mead recedes. This part of the lake was under water until 2021. (KLAS)

As the I-Team has reported for years, Lake Mead was a popular dumping ground for murderers. Police said they suspected they would find more barrels with bodies as the lake receded. Lake Mead will drop nearly 30 feet from its current level by September 2023 if forecasts released Thursday are accurate.

Police said they received multiple clues about who was in the barrel.

Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 702-385-5555 or at Information can also be transmitted by SMS by sending “CRIMENV” then your message to “CRIMES” (274637). Crime Stoppers offers a reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Ex-Mokena man killed in car crash while traveling to Las Vegas airport for Illinois visit – Chicago Tribune Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:58:00 +0000

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help the family of a former Mokena resident who was killed in a Las Vegas hit-and-run accident allegedly caused by a drunk driver.

Stephen Palmatier, 37, was killed when a Jeep drove through a stop sign and hit the car he was in, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. on June 1 near the intersection of North Shaumber Road and West Centennial Parkway.

Palmatier, a 2004 graduate of Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, died at the scene, and his wife, Kristen, and two children were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said.

The driver of the Jeep did not stay at the scene of the accident and left on foot, to be found later at her home, according to the police report. Police said impairment is suspected to be the cause of the accident.

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A Go Fund Me account was set up by Palmatier’s sister, Cynthia Robertson, in Kristen Palmatier’s name. She wrote that the family, which included Riley, 6, and Wyatt, 3, were on their way to the airport to visit family in Illinois when the crash happened about five minutes after they left .

“Steve Palmatier was a nice person who loved to laugh,” Robertson wrote on the Go Fund Me page. that he was laughing at three things and that’s why it was so funny. He loved his family, mountain biking, driving his truck and camping in the desert.

Police say Kristen and Riley suffered minor injuries.

Wyatt, who suffered serious injuries in the accident, is improving, according to the Go Fund Me page.

“They anticipate a full recovery, but it will be a long, painful process that will include a stay in a rehabilitation center,” Robertson wrote. “He will need to undergo physical therapy for gross and fine motor skills, including sitting alone, walking and feeding.”

Another Go Fund Me page was created by Wyatt’s preschool classmates at Seton Academy.

“We want to show the power and support of a community coming together to help a family in need. We would appreciate any support that can be given to Wyatt and his family during this difficult time, the page said. “Wyatt was the boy in the class who greeted every child and parent with a warm welcome and a hug. His positivity is contagious and we hope he can feel our love and prayers.

Raiders assistant Antonio Pierce adds Championship pedigree Sun, 12 Jun 2022 22:36:00 +0000

Don’t be fooled by the muscular physique. Antonio Pierce no longer plays football. He coaches linebackers for the Raiders.

Even though he looks like he could still rack up 10 tackles on any Sunday.

“I’m still in pretty good shape. I can do it physically, Pierce said last week, knowing he can credibly demonstrate the techniques he teaches during practice. “It’s kind of a blessing for me to go out there and walk with them and talk to them.

“But above all, I think they understand me and relate to me as a former player, but respect me and their coach at the same time.”

The transition seems seamless for the former Pro Bowl inside linebacker, who, at 43, displays palpable excitement about his first NFL coaching opportunity. He was an “on-court coach” for the nine seasons he played for the Washington Commanders and New York Giants.

Why wouldn’t coaching come naturally to a long-time student of the sport?

“I sat there, and I probably did the hours like the coaches, but I was in the fucking building as much as those guys and I was studying and preparing, making sure that as defense, we saw things the same way.” he said. “As coaches you can tell guys one thing, but when those guys get between the lines, they have to see it the same way.

“And for me, that transition, I would say, was pretty easy.”

From player to coach

Raiders freshman coach Josh McDaniels brings a championship coaching pedigree to Las Vegas, bolstered by six Super Bowl wins as offensive coordinator in New England, as well as three Super Bowl losses.

Pierce captained the first team to beat McDaniels’ almighty Patriots, holding quarterback Tom Brady’s historically excellent offense to 14 points en route to New York’s stunning Super Bowl XLII victory.

Count Peyton Manning and Tony Romo among other opposing quarterbacks who have tested Pierce’s preparation. Plus two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning, who played five years alongside Pierce — and against him in Giants practices.

“There were a lot of chess matches (when) we faced each other,” Pierce said. “So I really prepared myself when I played as a coach.”

But first a few years as an analyst for ESPN after retiring in 2010. Then four years as a high school coach in his native Southern California.

Then four years as linebacker coach, defensive coordinator and associate head coach under Herman Edwards at Arizona State.

“Just like you learn to be a pro as a player, learning to be a professional coach is the same thing,” Pierce said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re in college, but how you prepare, how you detail, how you check all the extra grades, tick the I’s and the T’s, those are things I brought here with me.”

Shape a culture

Alas, that attention to detail is something Raiders linebackers can look to, along with the championship pedigree and natural charisma that has helped Pierce to this point. He says he’s a proud Raiders fan, having grown up in Los Angeles during the franchise’s 13 years in the city.

Proud coach now too, tasked with shaping the culture McDaniels wants to build.

Only Denzel Perryman and Divine Deablo return from last year’s squad, giving Pierce the chance to form a relatively new squad under defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.

“You’re always kinda fair” OK, what’s next? And once that happens, everyone becomes a sponge, right? said Pierce.

“Everyone wants more information, and that makes the dialogue in the room more important.”

Especially with Pierce part of it.

Contact Sam Gordon at Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter.

Conor McGregor promotes fan contest, winner will get a free trip to Las Vegas and the chance to meet the UFC megastar in person Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:29:24 +0000

Conor McGregor has promoted a fan contest regarding his sports brand TIDL (Tenacity, Intensity, Dedication, and Lifestyle). As messages posted via McGregor’s Instagram account and TIDL Sport’s Instagram account suggest, the contest winner will receive a free trip to Las Vegas, tickets to UFC 276 on July 2 and an opportunity to meet “The Notorious” in person. nobody.

McGregor launched TIDL Sport, a sports recovery product that focuses primarily on post-workout relief and recovery, and has been promoting the brand for a few years. McGregor has now reposted TIDL Sport’s Instagram post regarding his aforementioned fan contest, an excerpt of which reads:

“Hundreds of prizes to be won, including ONE lucky winner and one guest who will win a VIP trip to Las Vegas!” The package will include flights, hotel stay and event tickets to fight the night of July 2 in Las Vegas. Of course the winner meets Champ Champ @thenotoriousmma”

The message pointed out that anyone wishing to enter the contest should go to the nearest Walmart, buy a TIDL product and take their picture at Walmart with the product.

Entrants must then post the photo to their Instagram account and tag Walmart, TIDL Sport and Conor McGregor Instagram accounts there. Additionally, entrants should also follow the TIDL Instagram page. The post noted:

“That’s it! The winner will be drawn on Friday, June 24 to fly with a guest to Las Vegas and enjoy the VIP experience. The other winners drawn will win new TIDL merchandise, merchandise and apparel. For full contest rules, visit »

Step-by-step instructions for the contest can be viewed in the Instagram post below:

Conor McGregor responds to fan’s claim that his yacht vacation will negatively affect his return to the UFC

Conor McGregor suffered a horrific leg injury last July and hasn’t competed in the octagon since. While McGregor has been setting the bar high on his training lately, some of his social media posts show him vacationing on his 63-foot-long Lamborghini “Supercar of the Seas” yacht that cost him around $3,000. $6 million.

A Twitter user named MMASqualayee poked fun at McGregor while on vacation and claimed it would hurt him in his upcoming MMA fights:

“While Conor is on a yacht, everyone in the lightweight division is training. Keep that in mind when he returns to the UFC.”

While Conor is on a yacht, everyone in the lightweight division is training. Keep that in mind when he returns to the UFC.

Not one to be outdone, McGregor fired back saying his shoulders are like cannonballs and he’s more than capable of beating any opponent. McGregor tweeted:

“Absolute Cannon Ball shoulders, step into the pocket and find out. Any of them. Any weight. Everywhere.”

@MMASqualayeee Absolute Cannon Ball shoulders, step into the pocket and find out. Any of them. Any weight. Everywhere.

Las Vegas man sentenced to prison for committing COVID relief fraud while on bail | USAO-NV Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:03:40 +0000

LA VEGAS – A Las Vegas resident was sentenced today to one year and nine months in prison for filing fraudulent loan applications that solicited more than $100,000 in loans backed by the Small Business Administration under Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Keyawn Lloyd Cook Jr. (27) pleaded guilty on March 9, 2022 to one count of wire fraud. In addition to jail time, U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro sentenced Cook to three years of probation.

According to court documents, Cook – while on bail on a charge of attempted theft – submitted at least five fraudulent loan applications over a 15-month period for Economic Disaster Loan funding (EIDL ) and for funding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As part of the scheme, Cook submitted loan applications on behalf of several fake companies claiming to operate in various industries. Cook falsely claimed to have between nine and 12 employees in EIDL funding applications, and in his PPP application he falsely claimed gross revenues of $50,000 from a non-existent hair salon. In total, Cook sought to fraudulently obtain more than $100,000 in COVID relief funds for which he was not eligible.

In a separate case, Cook was sentenced in March 2022 to five years in prison for an attempted robbery during an armored car delivery to a bank in 2019.

U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada; Special Agent in Charge Spencer L. Evans for the FBI; Special Agent in Charge Weston King for the Office of Small Business Administration of the Western Region Office of the Inspector General (SBA OIG); Special Agent in Charge Albert Childress for the IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI); and Acting Special Agent in Charge Cory Nootnagel for the Western Region, Office of the Inspector General of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (FRB-OIG) made the announcement.

This matter was investigated by the FBI, SBA OIG, IRS-CI, FRB-OIG and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jessica Oliva and Kimberly Frayn prosecuted the case.

In May 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to mobilize Department of Justice resources in partnership with agencies across government to intensify enforcement efforts. and prevention of pandemic-related fraud. The task force strengthens efforts to investigate and prosecute the most culpable domestic and international criminal actors and assists agencies administering relief programs to prevent fraud, among other methods, by increasing and integrating coordination mechanisms existing ones, identifying resources and techniques to uncover fraudulent actors and their agendas, and sharing and leveraging information and knowledge gained from previous enforcement efforts. For more information about the department’s response to the pandemic, please visit

Anyone with information about alleged attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of Justice’s National Disaster Fraud Center hotline at 866-720 -5721 or through the NCDF’s online complaint form at: https://www.justice. gov/disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form.