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Robots Take Over Cashman Center for Competition

Some of the best and brightest students from around the country are in Las Vegas this weekend for the FIRST Robotics Competition Southwest Regionals.

More than 47 high school teams from seven states and seven countries will be competing against each other at Cashman Center.

The students have spent the past six weeks creating robots that can toss disks into a goal and then climb a pyramid. During the competition, the robots must try to score as many disks into the goals as possible in two minutes and 15 seconds.

Disks that hit higher goals score more points. Robots which can then climb the pyramids at the end of the match get bonus points.

The winners of this weekend's competition move on to the national championships set for later this month in St. Louis, Missouri.

The whole idea behind the competition is to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, classes.  

Sewer Work Restricts Lanes along Residential Street

Sewer Work Restricts Lanes along Residential Street

 

Sewer work will force lane closures along Bronco Street for the next few months.

According to the Clark County Water Reclamation District, the lane restrictions will go in place Monday and stay in place through May 17.

Lanes along Bronco Street from Desert Inn Road to Edna Avenue will be in place during work hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The street will be closed to through traffic while work is being done.

Residents in the area should also be aware that street curb parking will be restricted in work zones.

Teen Driver Appears in Court for Egg & I Crash

Lindsey's car crashed into the patio dining area of the Egg & I restaurant.

LAS VEGAS --  Bail for the teen accused of crashing his car into a Las Vegas restaurant and injuring 10 people has been set at $500,000.

Gage Lindsey, 18, made his initial court appearance at Las Vegas Justice Court Thursday morning. His attorney said he will plead not guilty.

Lindsey is facing charges of DUI, felony reckless driving and felony hit and run for the crash that occurred on Monday, April 1. His vehicle hit two cars and crashed into the front of the Egg & I diner on Sahara Avenue near Arville Road. Three of the 10 people hurt suffered substantial injuries.

SLIDESHOW: Car Crashes Into Diner

Arville Closed for Sidewalk Construction Work

Arville Closed for Sidewalk Construction Work

 

Arville Street will be closed between Oakey Boulevard and Sahara Avenue until Saturday to allow construction of sidewalk ramps.

Residential traffic will be allowed into the area at Sahara, but traffic will not be allowed to go through the south side of the Oakey and Arville intersection. The construction is necessary to bring the existing ramps into federal compliance.

Valley View and Decatur are recommended as alternative routes.

Man Critical After Being Stabbed Several Times

LAS VEGAS -- A 53-year-old man is in critical condition after being stabbed about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Kasper Avenue, near D Street and Lake Mead Boulevard.

Police said the man was stabbed several times and was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Authorities said they believe the man was stabbed by his ex-wife.

The female suspect, in her 50's, was taken into custody by Metro Police.

UNLVino Expands to Include Mixed Cocktail Event

UNLVino Expands to Include Mixed Cocktail Event

 

The popular fundraiser for UNLV is expanding to include its first ever BAR-b-q Brunch.

Tickets are on sale now for UNLVino’s new brunch which will focus on mixed cocktails and farm-to-table, gourmet offerings from top Las Vegas chefs.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Celebrity chefs, including Scott Conant of Scarpetta, Angelo Sosa of Poppy’s Den and Gustav Mauler of Spiedini will showcase signature dishes. There will also be food from Charlie Palmer Steak, Diego, Fiamma Trattoria & Bar, Mundo, Shibuya and Todd English P.U.B.

The drinks, which will be served at three bars around the event, will be created by renowned mixologist Francesco Lafranconi. Commonwealth will also provide some of its signature classic cocktails.