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Florida shootings put spotlight on blood donations

June 13th, 2016

Las Vegas resident Erin Wise, 32, has been donating blood since high school.Though she’d neglected to donate recently, the chaos that erupted early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, sparked her desire to help.“There’s so many people trying to donate there that I figure it’s the least I can do,” she said, seated at a table in the United Blood Services c...Read More >>

Breaking down barriers are priority for Board of Education District 3 candidates

June 10th, 2016

Poverty and difficulty with English are among the key roadblocks three candidates want to remove if elected to the State Board of Education, District 3, in Tuesday’s primary.Incumbent Felicia Ortiz was appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval in February. Now, the Las Vegas businesswoman faces challenges from Dave Hales and Barry Herr.The candidate elected to the four-year term also will wrestle ...Read More >>

Infiniti QX50 undergoes growth spurt

March 4th, 2016

The name remains the same, but the 2016 Infiniti QX50 is now larger and roomier and sports a much fancier body.A 325-horsepower V-6 carries over as the sole engine.The original EX35 that became the QX50 for 2014 has finally received the significant redesign that it has been owed the past two years.The alterations place the entry-luxury wagon in step with the rest of the Infiniti lineup. Virtual...Read More >>

DEALERSHIP NEWS

March 4th, 2016

Veteran automotive executive John Barr, a resident of Las Vegas since 1993, has been named general manager of Findlay Toyota.The former general sales manager of the dealership and an 18-year employee with Findlay Toyota, the 56-year-old Barr succeeds Rich Abajian, who passed away of natural causes Feb. 9 at age 62.A native of Portsmouth in Hampshire, England, Barr is a former rock musician and ...Read More >>

Fighter pilot and Western High grad andbacks social media campaign showcasing women veterans’ stories

March 3rd, 2016

She blazed the trail for future female fighter pilots who dream of flying for the Air Force’s elite Thunderbirds air demonstration team at Nellis Air Force Base.Now Col. Nicole Malachowski is helping first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, founders of the Joining Forces Initiative, promote a social media campaign, #WomenVets, to showcase stories of women veterans.Their goal is to li...Read More >>

Auto dealers in Las Vegas Valley point to growth in 2016

January 3rd, 2016

A move by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates will boost the cost of loans for cars and trucks, but auto dealers aren't expecting it to dent sales in 2016.The Fed in December announced it lifted its key rate by a quarter point, ending a seven-year run of borrowing rates near zero. It said that rates would remain low for an extended period and that it expects to increase the rates gradua...Read More >>

Injuries leave Wichita State vulnerable entering UNLV game

December 8th, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. — While some college basketball coaches sit on a hot seat, Gregg Marshall occupies the opposite seat. He's a hot commodity, mentioned each spring as a candidate for major-conference job openings yet never lured away from this quiet Kansas town.In early April, Marshall turned down Alabama and returned for his ninth season at Wichita State, which rewarded him with a new contract ...Read More >>

Barrel racer Nancy Hunter rides for a cause

December 4th, 2015

Competing in her second straight National Finals Rodeo at age 58, barrel racer Nancy Hunter hit two barrels in a disappointing run in the second round Friday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. But she had no problem putting things in perspective."I'm very competitive and love barrel racing and making money, but it's not life or death," Hunter said. "It's a fun game, but it's not life or dea...Read More >>

Rolling out the dream cars at LA Auto Show — PHOTOS

November 21st, 2015

From Porsche to Lexus, Fiat to Ford Mustang, the stars are out at the Los Angeles Auto Show, running through Nov. 29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.For more information, go to laautoshow.com.Read More >>

Rare vintage cars roll into Downtown Las Vegas — PHOTOS

November 6th, 2015

Owners of classic and rare Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg cars gathered Friday outside of the Downtown Grand in Las Vegas to show off their vintage vehicles, primarily from the 1920s and 1930s. The event was part of the group's 59th annual West Coast Meet. The group had scheduled 25 cars for the event, with cars and owners coming from all over the United States.Read More >>

Cobra sells for $134k at Barrett-Jackson auction — PHOTOS

September 27th, 2015

A 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 6000 Roadster sold Saturday for $134,200 during the annual Barrett-Jackson classic car auction at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The Cobra, in LeMans blue with Wimbledon white stripes, was among more than 800 vehicles auctioned during the three-day event. Read More >>

Ex-NFL running back charged with killing prison cellmate

September 2nd, 2015

Lawrence Phillips, a former first-round NFL running back, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his cellmate at a California prison.Phillips, 40, is suspected of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, Calif., in April. Officials determined Soward was strangled.The Kern County district attorney's office said Phillips faces a first-degree murder ch...Read More >>

Apple defends Dr Dre after he apologizes for hurting women

August 21st, 2015

LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. came to the defense of rapper and Beats co-founder Dr Dre on Friday following his apology "to the women I've hurt" as reports of his past altercations with women resurfaced around the release of N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton."Apple, which acquired Dr Dre's headphone and music streaming company Beats Electronics last year for $3 billion and made Dre an executive,...Read More >>

Nevada Tesla battery plant 'on track' for 2016 startup

August 5th, 2015

Tesla Motors Inc's new storage battery business could generate "a few billion dollars" in revenue in 2017, Chief Executive Elon Musk told analysts on Wednesday.Tesla Chief Technology Officer J.B. Straubel says the Nevada battery plant is "on track" for production startup in early 2016.Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja said the company may not be cash-flow positive until early 2016. Previousl...Read More >>

Ford Fiesta may be small but is built for great economy savings, safety

January 2nd, 2015

The 2014 Ford Fiesta is built for economy and safety, as its fuel-efficient engines and seven standard air bags demonstrate.The air bags knee air bags in front of both passenger and driver seats, which keep passengers from sliding under the dashboard. The car also has a rigid safety cage made from ultra-high-strength boron steel, and the side-impact protection is excellent, Friendly Ford sales ...Read More >>

Findlay Fiat adds Alfa Romeo in the Valley Auto Mall

January 2nd, 2015

Findlay Automotive Group has welcomed a new product line at its Findlay Fiat dealership with the introduction of Alfa Romeo 4C at the store located in the Valley Automall at 210 N. Gibson Road.With a limited supply available monthly, the Alfa Romeo already has stirred a high level of excitement as evidenced by the fact that the first model was purchased by a Temecula, Calif., business owner.Shi...Read More >>

Sporty 2015 Genesis Coupe at Planet Hyundai Centennial

January 2nd, 2015

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe sports car is another Hyundai success story.The car has daring design and a 3.8-liter direct-injected 348-horsepower V6 engine that generates a throaty growl the result of a tuned exhaust and a direct-injection technology.The Genesis Coupe, which comes with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed Shiftronic transmission, has created a long list of impres...Read More >>

Friendly Ford’s Ed Olliges buys anniversary Mustang

January 2nd, 2015

The first buyer of the 50-year anniversary 2015 Ford Mustang at Friendly Ford is the chairman of the dealership at 660 N. Decatur Blvd.In fact, Ed Olliges has sold Mustangs for years and the latest produced by Ford Motor Co. may be his favorite.“This car is truly a fantastic vehicle,” said Olliges, whose 44-year-old dealership is among the oldest in Nevada. “When the Mustang hit the cover...Read More >>

Drive Briefs

January 2nd, 2015

The Assistance League of Las Vegas recently received a check from Findlay Automotive Group for $5,000 to help meet clothing needs for schoolchildren. Findlay Automotive Group Chief Financial Officer Tyler Corder delivered the check Dec. 4 to the chapter’s offices at 6446 W. Charleston Blvd.“We didn’t realize what need there was, and also didn’t know what Assistance League of Las Vegas d...Read More >>

The new Hyundai Genesis sedan has a brain of its own

January 2nd, 2015

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan, rated the No. 1 midsize Premium Car by J.D. Power and Associates, has a long line of standard features. But the car’s smart cruise control has drawn international acclaim.Planet Hyundai Sahara Delivery Specialist Bob Higdon says the Genesis sedan drives itself; it automatically slows when approaching traffic and will even stop in an emergency situation.A YouTub...Read More >>

Las Vegas company creates 3-D car for SEMA

December 27th, 2014

Local Motors in downtown Las Vegas has been teaching innovation to local students, while also leading the development of technologies that may someday disrupt the way consumers select and buy their automobiles.The company was in the spotlight last month during the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show at Las Vegas Convention Center. The local microfactory was involved in a de...Read More >>

Drive Briefs

December 19th, 2014

Toys for Tots program back in full swingFriendly Ford Customer Care Manager Geri Bich has been in charge of the dealershp’s toy gathering efforts for the last 14 years for the Toys for Tots program.“There are two groups you can never say no to during the holidays. Children in need, and the Marines,” said Bich. “It’s great to see all of our employees get behind this event and help make...Read More >>

Murano plots new course

December 19th, 2014

Above all else, the Nissan Murano was originally created to appeal primarily to the buyer’s heart and not their heads.The eye-appealing five-passenger tall wagon remained true to this philosophy through its 2003 and 2009 model-year iterations, but charts a uniquely dissimilar course for 2015.For the first really major overhaul, Nissan’s designers have left virtually nothing on the table fro...Read More >>

Just truckin’ the trend

December 15th, 2014

The truck is revolutionary, but you would never really know it by looking at it.Under the new F-150’s shiny paint, the steel body panels have been replaced with aluminum, somehow without driving the price through the roof.Yes, that’s just how much Ford has riding on the new F-150: It’s willing to spend millions of dollars to make a truck … lighter.The tricky part, it seems, is telling y...Read More >>