Nevada News Minute
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say about 20 people have been rescued after being trapped in a broken elevator at a Las Vegas nightclub for about three hours. Crews from Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to the scene at Drai's Nightclub inside The Cromwell early Sunday. The FOX5 TV station reports that the elevator got stuck around 3:30 a.m. and everyone was safely evacuated by 7 a.m. Firefighters passed out water bottles to those trapped inside the elevator during the rescue.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The skies around Nevada's largest cities are about to see more drones, after federal agencies picked the state for testing remote-controlled aircraft in urban airspace. The Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation announced Jan. 15 that the Nevada UAS Test Site Smart Silver State program will oversee testing in Reno and Henderson. Other sites picked were in North Dakota and at Virginia Tech.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 21-year-old woman accused of using a car to fatally run over a salon worker in Las Vegas after skipping out on a $35 manicure is back in Nevada after being arrested in Arizona. Krystal Whipple waived extradition proceedings Jan. 12 after being arrested in Glendale, Arizona, and Clark County Detention Records indicate she was booked into that facility Friday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The state Board of Regents has approved a resolution meant to provide financial relief to higher education students affected by the federal government shutdown. In a statement, the Nevada System of Higher Education said that the resolution was passed unanimously as students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and University of Nevada, Reno faced a deadline Friday to pay tuition and fees for the spring semester in order to avoid late charges.
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