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Tom Hawley revisits the 1980 Bombing of Harvey's Casino 
In August of 1980, two men wheeled a large container into the offices of Harvey's Casino at State Line, Nevada, in what became the most infamous extortion case in state history.
Video Vault | 'Bugsy' Siegel's Las Vegas years 
A talk with Dr. Larry Gragg about his new biography of Bugsy Siegel.
Carla Rea in 1992 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Carla Rea marks 30 years in comedy 
Carla Rea has been doing the comedy thing for quite a while now. In fact, in the early 1990s, some of her material made its way to the News 3 Video Vault.
February 6, 1909 (Las Vegas Age)
Video Vault | A Tale of Two Clarks 
Drive around the Las Vegas Valley and you will encounter a Clark High School and a Clark Street ... both of which are in Clark County. But they are not all the same Clark.
11:00 News Opening Sequence (KSNV-TV/Channel-3 )
Video Vault | 'The Herd' and his Las Vegas start 
Colin Cowherd is a well-known ESPN personality and host of a nationally syndicated radio show. But he got his start in broadcasting back in the late 1980s here at News 3.
Video Vault | The Riviera in the 1980s 
The history of the Riviera dates back to 1955. This story is focusing on a particularly tumultuous decade for the property.
February 2, 1990 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | 1990 'Traffic Summit' over Las Vegas 
In February 1990, transportation policy makers from local, state and federal levels went airborne to figure out our traffic problems.
by Dr. Joanne L. Goodman (University of Nevada Press)
Video Vault | Women's evolving roles in Vegas work force 
A new book by UNLV Professor Joanne Goodwin looks at the evolution of women's roles in the Las Vegas work force.
Video Vault | Betting on the Big Game '80s style 
A look back at how News 3 covered Super Bowl wagering three decades ago.
March 1, 1990 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Moby Grape place for rock in Las Vegas 
From the mid-1970s into 1990, one nightclub stood above the others for 20-somethings to rock out in Las Vegas.
Artist Rendition With Canals (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | 'Las Venice' 1991 dream for Downtown 
If you think the Fremont Street Experience is wild, wait until you see the alternative that fell by the wayside first.
Poster For Exhibit (City of Las Vegas)
Video Vault | Midcentury Las Vegas Stage exhibit 
A photography and fashion exhibit is the jump-off point to explore the Las Vegas Lounge scene from decades gone by.
William Nellis Superimposed (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Namesake of Nellis Air Force Base 
Seventy years after he died in World War II's Battle of the Bulge, Video Vault takes a look back at the legacy of William H. Nellis.
1969 at Million Dollar Display (UNLV Special Collections)
Video Vault | Remembering gambling legend Benny Binion 
He was a colorful character with a criminal past, who rose to be guiding force on Fremont. Binion passes away on Christmas Day 1989. News 3 looks back 25 years later.
Video Vault | Soccer stadium site part of city's development 
It’s put up or shut up today for a possible downtown soccer stadium, with the Las Vegas City Council planning a decisive vote on a funding package that would plans to move forward.
February, 1960 (AFP/Getty Images)
Video Vault | JFK's several visits to Las Vegas 
John F. Kennedy famously made a speech at the Las Vegas Convention Center in 1963. But he was here several other times, too.
Speaking to News-3 in 2010 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | 'Hey Reb' great deal for UNLV 
In the 1980s into the early '90s, it was one of the most profitable mascot logos in college sports. But the creator earned just $1.
1940 Performance (Source Unknown)
Video Vault | Myths, truths about Sinatra/'Godfather' link 
There has long been a suggestion that the "Godfather" character Johnny Fontane was loosely based on singer Frank Sinatra. Here is an examination of the scenes in question.
November 9, 1989 (NBC News)
Video Vault | Las Vegas soldier recalls Berlin Wall fall 
It's been 25 years since a symbol of the Communist dominance over Eastern Europe was breached. A Las Vegan who was there at the time remembers.
Undated Photograph (LaMafia.co.il)
Video Vault | 'Handsome Johnny' Roselli: Vegas mob boss 
He is one of the lesser known characters in the pantheon of Las Vegas wiseguys. But make no mistake, John Roselli was in charge from the 1950s through the mid-'60s.
Early 90s (Channel-33
Video Vault | Horror movies with 'Count Cool Rider' 
In the 1990s, it was a Saturday night tradition for local scary movie fans to get their frights from "Count Cool Rider."
A Tale of Three Cities (University of Nevada Press)
Video Vault | 'Reno, Vegas and the Strip: A Tale of Three Cities' 
A new book from the University of Nevada Press by Dr. Eugene Moehring tells the interconnected stories of the three most important gaming centers in the state.
1981 News-3 Interview (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Monk Montgomery and the Jazz Society 
A successful jazz musician who decided to make Las Vegas his home found the music scene lacking. So he did something about it.
Special to Channel-3 (National Park Service)
Video Vault | WW II Bomber in Depths of Lake Mead 
Most of the B-29 "Superfortress" bombers left after World War II were dismantled. But a few still exist, including one that went to watery grave in Lake Mead.
February 18,1981 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Frank Sinatra vs. Harry Reid 
The Chairman of the Board (Sinatra) applied for a Nevada Gaming License in 1980. But the Chairman of the Gaming Commission (Reid) had some serious questions about allegations of ties to known criminals.
Undated Postcard (Source Unknown)
Video Vault | Sinatra at the Sands Copa Room 
Old Blue Eyes performed at countless venues over the decades, but the one he himself remembered most fondly was the Copa Room at the Sands.
Undated Photgraph (Railroad Pass Casino Collection)
Video Vault | The Rich History of Railroad Pass 
Railroad Pass Casino in the process of changing hands. But for most of it's eight decades plus, this has been one of the most stable gambling halls in Southern Nevada.
Tempoary Location on Meadows Lane (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Birth of the Meadows School in Vegas 
Now a local institution in Las Vegas, when The Meadows School opened on Sept. 4, 1984, it was a bold experiment in education.
Fremont & Main, July 15, 1981 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Street Tile Fail on Fremont Street 
The City of Las Vegas has tried many downtown redevelopment projects over the years. Some have worked better than others.
August 20, 1964 (Las Vegas News Bureau)
The Beatles in Las Vegas 
The Beatles performed in Las Vegas just one time, and it was an odd fit in their 1964 US Tour.
Biography of Willie Martello  (Just A Martello Books)
Video Vault | Willie Martello's legendary El Rey Casino 
If the name is not familiar, perhaps it's because Willie Martello plied his trade in Searchlight. But a new book argues that he is one of the great casino promoters in southern Nevada history.
Changed in 1996 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | From State Line to Primm 
Primm is the name of the casino town on the Nevada side of I-15 at the California border. But it took some convoluted history to make that name official.
May 16, 1985 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Murder, Cannibalism and Prison Break Attempt 
In 1985, Metro Homicide detectives had to deal with one of the most gruesome and bizarre cases they had ever confronted.
Third week of July, 1989 (Tom Hawley Collection)
Friends in Morning News history share memories
Available information on former reporters, weathercasters and anchors from the first 25 years of Channel 3 morning news.
Anchoring News-3 at Sunrise in 1991 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | 25th anniversary of Channel 3 Morning News 
The 2 1/2-hour news program now known as "Wake Up With the Wagners" began on July 25, 1989, as the 30-minute "News-3 at Sunrise," Here is a look back at the evolution of this newscast.
Portrait (Fallen Officers Memorial Website)
Video Vault | Grim anniversary for Metro 
The recent killings of two Las Vegas police officers happened 81 years to the day after the death of the first Las Vegas police officer to lose his life on the job.
North Central Las Vegas Valley (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Tow targets on the Nellis Range 
Some strange reminders of times gone by exist in the desert north of Las Vegas. But very few people ever see these odd objects.
Photo on Display at Morelli House (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Preserving the Antonio Morelli home 
One of the success stories for preservation of Las Vegas' past can be found downtown at 9th and Bridger. The house there was moved from a previous location, where it was home to Antonio and Helen Morelli.
Summer, 1989 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | The Summer the Music Died 
Las Vegas was arguably the showbiz music capital of the world from the 1950s through the '80s. That all changed in the summer of 1989.
January 11, 1994 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | The Importance of a Clean Desk 
Video Vault looks back at the life of KSNV-TV Owner Jim Rogers. In the big picture, he was a philanthropist and education champion. This report is about a smaller interest: keeping a clean desk.
by Cathy Scott (AuthorHouse Books)
Video Vault | Murder of a Mafia Daughter, Part 2 
Susan Berman, brought up as the daughter of a connected Las Vegas casino boss, died in a manner that looked like a mob hit. But there was more to it than met the eye.
Last Known Publicity Photo (Kurt Rogers)
Video Vault | Murder of a Mafia Daughter, Part 1 
Susan Berman met a tragic end in 2000 as chronicled in Cathy Scott's book "Murder in Beverly Hills." To understand Susan, you have to learn about her father, Davie Berman.
February 18, 1976 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Goodman in action as defense attorney 
Most people know that Oscar Goodman achieved success as a defense attorney for alleged organized crime associates. Video Vault looks at one of his big cases from the mid-1970s.
Stupak About to Leave (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | '87 Vegas mayoral race had fireworks 
Las Vegas has had some strange elections, but this one may take the cake.
Undated Photo (Unknown Source)
Video Vault | Shocking Orbit Inn blast of 1967 
A cold and relatively quiet morning in January 1967 was shattered in the wee hours by a huge explosion in downtown Las Vegas.
April, 2014 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Exhibits looks at Ralph Lamb's historic career 
A new exhibit at the Mob Museum celebrates the legend of Ralph Lamb, the longest serving sheriff in the history of Clark County. Lamb came in to News 3 to reminisce about his career.
Intimidating a Taxi (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | 1984 four-union strike paralyzes Strip 
There has been some labor unrest in casinos this past year. While each situation important to those involved, none has shaken the entire city the way a strike 30 years ago brought Las Vegas to a halt, when the Culinary, Bartenders, Stagehands and Musicians unions all struck simultaneously.
Blessing the Black Mountain Golf Course (Henderson Historical Society)
Video Vault | 'Henderson Speaks' looks at state's Second City 
The Henderson Historical Society has access to countless photographs detailing the city's past. Here's a thumbnail sketch.
Grand Opening 1992 (KSNV-TV/Channel=3)
Video Vault | Spot not so lucky for lot near Convention Center 
The Las Vegas Convention Center has been an important part of the local economy and has clearly contributed to the growth and prosperity of southern Nevada. So you would think that developing a property right across the street is a no-brainer, right? Guess again.
Commissioner Bud Albright at Center (Las Vegas News Bureau)
Video Vault | Convention Center's 55th anniversary 
A short list of game-changers for the Las Vegas valley has to include the opening of the Las Vegas Convention Center in April 1959.


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