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Tickets on Sale for Electric Daisy Carnival

Tickets on Sale for Electric Daisy Carnival

The final allotment of tickets for next year's Electric Daisy Carnival went on sale to the general public Monday.

The three-day music festival will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 20 through June 22, 2014.

Tickets for this past year's festival sold out and brought in a crowd of about 345,000 music fans. The festival features three days of music, carnival rides, theatrical performances and art installations.

Tickets start at $345 for general admission and $599 for VIP tickets for people 21 and over. The tickets are for the entire three days, single-day tickets are not available.

Fans will also be able to buy shuttle passes and make reservation to dine at the VIP Dining Deck Experience.

Tickets, hotel information and more about the activities leading up to the festival are available at electricdaisycarnival.com. 

Airman Enjoy Special Thanksgiving Dinner

Airman Enjoy Special Thanksgiving Dinner

A special family was created for Thanksgiving dinner at a local fire station.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Station 1 wanted to make sure that those who sacrifice for the rest of us on a daily basis, weren't left alone on this occasion.

They invited Nellis airmen, other firefighters and Metro officers, anyone who didn't have a place to go or family to be with.

It gave a warmth to a day that could have been lonely for some.

"All the guys treated me really awesome, and all treated me like family," airman James Miller said.

"No uniforms required. We wanted them to come here and get a hot meal. Firefighters are notoriously good cooks. We have so much food, We could probably feed the homeless shelter down the street at this point," Mark Saragosa with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said.

Many in this instant family know all too well what it is like to be away from home at the holidays.

Prospects brighten for small-scale budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite the poisonous environment in Congress, chances are improving for a small-scale budget deal next month that would ease automatic spending decreases that threaten to cut more deeply into domestic programs and military priorities in 2014.Democrats won't get Republicans to agree to higher taxes, nor will Republicans get Democrats to address the exploding cost of retirement programs.But a mutual desire to avert another government shutdown sets the stage for splitting the $91 billion difference between what Senate Democrats and House Republicans want to spend next year on operating budgets of the Pentagon and domestic agencies.Both House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, and his counterpart, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state, profess optimism while working hard to minimize potentially damaging leaks that could derail their efforts.  

Hundreds of Crashes as Las Vegas Gets Rain

Nevada Highway Patrol monitors streets in its traffic management center.

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities in Las Vegas have responded to hundreds of car accidents after a storm system dropped an inch of rain over southern Nevada.

Trooper Loy Hixson says the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to 141 crashes between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday, including 37 with minor injuries, which is four to five times what the agency sees on a normal day.

Hixson says most of the crashes have just involved one car and many are due to hydroplaning, which is when a driver loses steering and breaking control because of a layer of water between the tires and the road. 

He says motorists used to bone-dry roads forget they need to change their driving habits when storms roll in.

"Pumping the breaks, applying light pressure but yet enough to get the vehicle to slow down but not to the point that it causes the tires to lock up, because then you're at the mercy of where gravity is taking you," Trooper Hixson said.

Workforce Center Aimed at Providing Skilled Employees

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevada was one of the hardest hit states when the recession hit, causing the state's unemployment rate to skyrocket. A unique center opens Wednesday that could bring more employers to the state.

Economic leaders in Nevada constantly try to convince companies to move to Nevada. The new Workforce Development Center will help companies see the benefits of operating in the Silver State.

The College of Southern Nevada and Nevada Job Connect are teaming to open the center on the CSN Cheyenne campus.

Business owners now can go to the college campus for a range of resources. They can learn about customized training for employees or get help identifying potential hires with specific skill sets.

In other words, the center is a one-stop-shop for businesses that want talented workers.

Senate Women Unite in Fighting Sexual Assault in the Military

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One by one, the record number of women in the Senate spoke out about fighting sexual assault in the military.

In an unusual series of speeches, Republicans and Democrats insisted on Tuesday that it was their historic number that has forced Congress to embrace sweeping changes to the military justice system in the annual defense policy bill.

They set aside their differences over how best to prosecute attackers and focused on how their actions will help the victims. The work began with the seven women who serve on the 26-member Armed Services Committee.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said the women of the Senate have driven the issue. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state said the historic number of women on the committee helped drive the change.

Electric Daisy Carnival Returns in June

Electric Daisy Carnival Returns in June

The producers of one of the largest music festivals in the country announced Monday plans to bring the festival back to Las Vegas.

Insomniac says the Electric Daisy Carnival will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 20 through June 22, 2014.

This year people who have attended the festival over the past three years will be able to get tickets first through the Headliner Loyalty Program. The passes will go on sale for 24 hours before the pre-sale of tickets.

The loyalty tickets will start selling at noon Pacific Standard Time, Nov. 25 through noon the next day. Early Owl Pre-Sale tickets will be available starting at noon on Dec. 2.

All tickets will be available through the Insomniac and EDC websites. Tickets start at $249 for general admission.