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Coroner IDs man shot outside Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant
Coroner IDs man shot outside Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified a 26-year-old man who attended a child's birthday party and was shot to death Wednesday night outside a Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza shop as Lance Moorehead of Las Vegas.
Updated 3:57 p.m.
Instant Analysis: Poor shooting one of several deficiencies exposed in loss
Photo: UNLV forward Chace Stanback passes around UC Santa This loss shouldn’t have come as a surprise. The UNLV basketball team, you see, has been flirting with disaster the past week, a string a three consecutive poor performances in which their weaknesses have been ...
9:17 p.m.
School locked down after suspicious package discovered
Escobedo Middle School was locked down Wednesday night after Clark County School District Police investigated reports of a suspicious package outside, near a bike rack, Metro Police said.
Updated 10:57 p.m.
November foreclosures show big drop from previous month
November foreclosures show big drop from previous month Foreclosure filings in Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada dropped significantly in November but continue to outpace the same month last year by more than 20 percent.
9:00 p.m.
Confession of a 'Tron' nerd
Photo: Rob Curley is a nerd. I’ve always been a nerd. I had a TRS-80 computer when I was in the third or fourth grade.
8:35 p.m.
Weekly staffers reveal what's on their holiday wish lists
Weekly staffers reveal what's on their holiday wish lists An inflatable turkey and a hand grenade oil lamp. We have diverse tastes.
8:30 p.m.
'Black Swan' is ridiculous and captivating
Photo: Clear Eyes: Portman stars as a ballet dancer on th We can’t help but be swept along in the psychosexual drama about a driven ballet dancer.
8:17 p.m.
Federal grant to save 16 police officers' jobs in North Las Vegas
The North Las Vegas City Council unanimously accepted a grant Wednesday night that will allow the city’s police department to rehire 16 police officers scheduled to be laid off Dec. 31.
7:56 p.m.
'How Do You Know' is rough but lively
Photo: No, really. Are you sure? For all its rough patches, the film boasts the one element sorely missing from most Hollywood rom-coms: a pulse.
7:30 p.m.
Murder count dropped against man in death of roommate
Based on findings by the Clark County coroner’s office, a count of murder against Jose Asuncion Lara-Caamal, accused of stabbing his roommate, has been withdrawn, Metro Police said.
7:29 p.m.
Red Mountain Choir to perform annual holiday concert
The Red Mountain Choir will perform its annual Christmas concert, "What Sweeter Music," on Friday and Saturday at the College of Southern Nevada in Boulder City.
7:25 p.m.
Cosmo’s Estiatorio Milos will reflect its creator’s back-to-basics vision
Cosmo’s Estiatorio Milos will reflect its creator’s back-to-basics vision “I got into this business to change how people think about Greek food.”
7:00 p.m.
'The Fighter' is a mostly bland biopic
Photo: The Fighter Director David O. Russell seems determined to prove that he can work in the mainstream.
6:50 p.m.
Give the gift of local art
Photo: Local art A few locally made suggestions for your holiday list
6:45 p.m.
UNLV stumbles to second consecutive loss, falling to UCSB, 68-62
Photo: UNLV's Quintrell Thomas, Karam Mashour and Todd Ha Some will say that UNLV was a bit hungover from its first loss of the season on Wednesday night against UC Santa Barbara. But the Gauchos were as well-prepared as any Rebels opponent this season, ...
Updated 8:43 p.m.
Cosmopolitan a new jewel on The Strip -- especially that chandelier
Photo: A view of the Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan o An uncommon vertical feel and some lovely design effects help put Cosmopolitan Las Vegas in its own class of Vegas resort.
6:25 p.m.
Local Music: One bluesy Rose
Local singer/songwriter Walker Rose gave the Beauty Bar a taste of the blues last Saturday night.
6:25 p.m.
Cosmo’s Art-O-Mat machines offer up $5 works of art
Photo: Art-o-Mat Art-O-Mat machines already move nearly 25,000 works of art annually, vending in coffee shops, galleries and museums, including New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art.
6:20 p.m.
New 'Sinatra' show looks like another Wynn winner
Photo: Twyla Tharp's Sinatra: Dance With Me is a Twyla Tharp’s new show is what So You Think You Can Dance competitors strive for in their young careers.
6:00 p.m.
What to do and what to watch this week
Photo: Christmas couture This week we've got Christmas couture and floral displays
5:50 p.m.
Leonard Cohen’s return to Vegas proves he’s got miles left if he wants ’em
Leonard Cohen’s return to Vegas proves he’s got miles left if he wants ’em Forget retirement. The man’s got a second career as a stand-up comic waiting if he wants it.
5:49 p.m.
Remember this game?
Photo: Play retro: The Tron arcade game lives on You can miss the movie, but don't miss Tron the video game.
5:43 p.m.
Brett Wesley Gallery’s latest exhibit delights in its outsider perspective
Photo: Sri Whipple's Las Vegas nurses a perpetual Southern California hangover, aesthetically as well as literally.
5:40 p.m.
'Tron: Legacy': Lovely but dumb
Photo: Sleek and new: Light cycles and flying discs get m To say that belated sequel Tron: Legacy looks amazing is both to praise and to condemn it.
5:38 p.m.
Cosmopolitan throws open doors to public right on time
Cosmopolitan throws open doors to public right on time The $3.9 billion Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opened its doors Wednesday night, giving the public its first glimpse inside the Strip’s newest resort — and the last to emerge from Las Vegas’ construction boom years.
Updated 1:23 a.m.
Three topics addressed by comedian Aziz Ansari Saturday night at the Pearl
Photo: Aziz Ansari at The Pearl in the Palms on Dec. 11, Kanye West? Yeah, he went there.
5:22 p.m.
Concert review: Miranda Lambert sticks to her roots
Photo: Cowgirl up: Miranda Lambert plays the Pearl. The cowgirl stays grounded despite fame.
5:10 p.m.
MGM Resorts-backed group files suit to block Strip arena
MGM Resorts-backed group files suit to block Strip arena A lawsuit has been filed challenging an initiative for a special taxing district to fund a sports arena on the Las Vegas Strip.
Updated 5:47 p.m.
Nevada suffers setback in battle over Yucca Mountain
Nevada suffers setback in battle over Yucca Mountain CARSON CITY – In a setback for Nevada, a federal licensing board has refused arguments that the application of the U.S. Department of Energy to build a high-level nuclear dump at Yucca Mountain was legally ...
4:46 p.m.
Man arrested after police find gun on school property
Clark County School District police arrested a man early Wednesday after an officer found him with a gun on school property near Mountain Vista Street and Russell Road.
4:36 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Holly Madison throws intimate Holly-days party for BFFs
Photo: Josh Strickland, Angel Porrino, Holly Madison and Angel Porrino, Laura Croft, Josh Strickland and Sophia Monica joined Holly, and they feasted on calamari, caprese salads and spaghetti marinara all topped off ...
4:26 p.m.
What do you want for the holidays this year?
What do you want for the holidays this year? Whatta YOU think? The Weekly wants to know.
4:20 p.m.
Party at the Silverton! Hideous holiday sweaters encouraged.
Photo: The Silverton actually wants you to wear After the successful Mustachio Bashio last month, the Silverton serves up another awesome themed event with its Hideous Holiday Sweater Party.
4:01 p.m.
Advocate: 'Saved on the Strip' is wrong to assume all hookers need saving
Photo: Former escort and Hookers for Jesus founder Annie Former prostitute Annie Lobert’s TV show comes packaged with the staged drama, overacting and ridiculous sensationalism of reality television.
3:45 p.m.
Holiday nostalgia at the Arts Factory's Bar + Bistro
Photo: Bar + Bistro at the Arts Factory will be screening As part of its Camp 107 series, the Arts Factory's Bar + Bistro presents a night of nostalgia - and drink specials.
3:42 p.m.
Notes from the opening of the world’s largest H&M store
Photo: H&M has come a long way since opening its first st The Swedes have hit the Strip, and they’ve brought with them racks and racks of impossibly inexpensive clothing.
3:35 p.m.
Neon Museum hosts open house at its Neon Boneyard
Photo: The new sign for the Neon Boneyard Park in Las Veg The Neon Boneyard opens its doors to Las Vegas signage history for one night only.
3:32 p.m.
Random photo of the week
Photo: Random photo Submitted by Beth Andries
3:25 p.m.
Exclusive: Elaine Wynn talks about her lasting legacy for children
Photo: Robin Leach interviews Elaine Wynn on the Andre Ag Yesterday morning, the resort hotel mogul gave a $5 million donation to set up an arts education studio at the new Smiths Performing Arts ...
3:23 p.m.
For Elaine Wynn, $5 million is just a start
Photo: Elaine Wynn, right, and daughter Gillian on the An Warren Buffett gets in Elaine Wynn’s ear every so often about this little project he and Bill Gates want her to consider.
3:15 p.m.
Three questions with DJ/producer AK1200
Photo: DJ/producer AK1200 The drum and bass heavyweight chats about the U.K. versus U.S. scene, dubstep and "Sanctuary."
3:15 p.m.
North Las Vegas to close for the holidays in effort to trim budget gap
The city of North Las Vegas will close its offices between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2, and reopen Jan. 3.
3:11 p.m.
The Strippermobile returns, this time bearing gifts
Photo: Ah, memories: It was one of those “only in Vegas” scenes—a Plexiglas vehicle called the Strippermobile delivering $19,000 worth of bikes to a toy drive last week.
3:10 p.m.
Hey! Chill out, Rebel fans
Photo: UNLV fans The UNLV men’s basketball team is off to an impressive start, but apparently the good news has not reached some fans.
2:50 p.m.
My other truck is a bumper sticker
Photo: Bumper sticker We’re a country defined by golden arches, the Nike swoosh and the Apple’s apple.
2:35 p.m.
Tropicana Avenue reopens after suspicious item prompts evacuation
Metro Police have evacuated apartments and shut down a portion of Tropicana Avenue as they investigate a suspicious item.
Updated 3:45 p.m.
Thinking about the Bellagio bandit and fancy art
Photo: Vegas at night Thinking about the Bellagio bandit and fancy art
2:15 p.m.
Café Rio opens in southwest valley, promotes charity with free meals
Photo: The dining room at Cafe Rio's new location on Blue Café Rio Mexican Grill opened its fifth valley location on Wednesday by giving back to the community and asking its customers to do the same.
2:15 p.m.
Gas station chain eyes Spring Valley location
A new gas station and convenience store chain is one step closer to entering the Las Vegas Valley market after the Spring Valley Town Advisory Board recommended approval for its application.
2:10 p.m.
It’s Hollywood Week at The Mirage for Season 10 'American Idol' hopefuls
Photo: Steven Tyler, Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez and Ra Tonight, 40 of the still-surviving new Season 10 American Idol contestants watch a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles Love at The Mirage. ...
1:40 p.m.
It’s Hollywood Week at The Mirage for Season 10 American Idol hopefuls
Photo: Steven Tyler, Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez and Ra Tonight, 40 of the still-surviving new Season 10 American Idol contestants watch a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles Love at The Mirage. Call it a ...
1:31 p.m.
Mayor: More corporate offices considering downtown Las Vegas
Mayor: More corporate offices considering downtown Las Vegas Zappos' recent decision to move downtown and another project involving the Lady Luck hotel-casino are bringing more corporate attention to the downtown area, says Mayor Oscar Goodman.
1:30 p.m.
Sandoval’s proposed retirement plan examined
CARSON CITY – Governments in Nevada and current public employees would get hit with a big increase in their monthly retirement premiums under a plan by Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval to change the state pension system.
1:25 p.m.
Third defendant countersues Righthaven, Stephens Media
A Massachusetts man sued for copyright infringement over a Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial is fighting back, hitting the Review-Journal's owner with a counterclaim charging copyright fraud.
1:15 p.m.
Tax debate shifts to House and Shelley Berkley's estate provision
The Senate has passed the president’s two-year tax extension, but bets are still off in the House, where it seems the bill’s fate is hanging in the balance of one provision backed, drafted, and drilled ...
1:14 p.m.
Holiday horror movie ‘Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale’ isn’t naughty enough
Photo: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale opens in t Santa ditches his sleigh to slay in this Finnish holiday horror flick.
1:11 p.m.
Dream Zone: 'being punched in the face over and over again'
"The man died off."
1:10 p.m.
Boys and Girls Clubs could net $5,000 from Station Casinos bankruptcy
Boys and Girls Clubs could net $5,000 from Station Casinos bankruptcy The Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas may be receiving a $5,000 donation from an unlikely source: the Station Casinos Inc. bankruptcy.
1:06 p.m.
Part of Las Vegas Boulevard downtown to close for bridge project
A downtown section of Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed for two nights this week and five nights next week while a pedestrian bridge is built.
1:00 p.m.
Henderson cites cost-savings, votes to close between Christmas, New Year’s
At their Tuesday night meeting, the Henderson City Council unanimously approved the closing of the city’s offices Dec. 27 through Dec. 30.
12:55 p.m.
Report: Economy to see slight improvements through 2012
Report: Economy to see slight improvements through 2012 Improvement in the U.S. economy will trickle down to Nevada in 2011 and 2012 and slightly boost visitor volume and gaming revenue, according to a UNLV forecast.
12:50 p.m.
Clubbing confidential: When LAX goes 1920s, it’s Patron meets pearl strings
Photo: Sarah G... er No, you cannot wear my hat, even though it’s better than yours. Yes, you can kiss me, even though my pants are manlier than yours.
12:41 p.m.
Photos: New aerials of the Strip include Cosmopolitan
Photo: Aerial views of The Strip in December 2010. It was a match made in heaven, as the saying goes! Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue loaded up his Nikon cameras aboard a Maverick ...
12:39 p.m.
Oceguera: More state cuts in education, elderly care, prisons on the way
Nevada Assembly Speaker-elect John Oceguera started off with grim news about the state's economy. And then the key legislative leader's news spiraled downward.
12:25 p.m.
A deep burn: Turn to bourbon for vintage cocktails that will warm you from the inside out
A deep burn: Turn to bourbon for vintage cocktails that will warm you from the inside out Mmmm. It hurts (and tastes) so good...
11:50 a.m.
Photos: Paris Hilton hosts Playmate’s birthday party at Pure
Photo: Paris Hilton hosts former Playboy Playmate of the Paris Hilton is back in Las Vegas, this time filming for her new reality TV series on Oxygen, and looking as gorgeous as ever. Last night, after a ...
11:06 a.m.
Cosmopolitan cuts ribbon to mark 'beginning of a new era'
Photo: John Unwin, second from left, CEO of the Cosmopoli Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas executives on Wednesday cut the ribbon on the $3.9 billion resort. Resort executives and partners marked the occasion in front of one of Cosmopolitan's signature spaces: the David Rockwell-designed Chandelier Bar, ...
10:54 a.m.
Coroner identifies 2-year-old boy in apparent pool drowning
The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified a 2-year-old boy who apparently drowned in his family's pool at their home in Boulder City on Tuesday afternoon.
10:13 a.m.
Findlay Prep sophomore guard Nigel Williams-Goss verbally commits to UNLV
Photo: Nigel Williams-Goss, left, drives past teammate Ni In the end, Nigel Williams-Goss said he didn't want to lead anyone on. It's a big — and somewhat rare — decision for someone who's just a sophomore in high school to make, and it will ...
Updated 10:40 a.m.
Pinnacle Entertainment executive departs
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9:05 a.m.
Berkley's estate tax measure at issue as Congress takes up taxes
The president’s two-year tax extension is all but guaranteed to pass the Senate later today, but bets are still off in the House, where it seems the bill’s fate is hanging in the balance of ...
8:54 a.m.
Slight chance of rain tonight for Las Vegas
Photo: A man walks by a pile of fallen leaves at UNLV Wed Cloudy skies today, with high temperatures hitting the low 60s and a slight chance of rain tonight are in the forecast for Las Vegas.
5:39 a.m.
Anthony Marshall strives for smooth transition back into reserve role
Photo: UNLV guard Anthony Marshall swats the ball away fr No, Anthony Marshall didn't do anything wrong. However, the UNLV sophomore guard knew the day would come this season when his starting job likely went back to senior Tre'Von Willis. While Willis served a four-game ...
2:15 a.m.
Austin Nelson leads Coronado in rout over rival Basic
Photo: Coronado basketball players Michael Louder, Austin Coronado started Southeast division play with a statement victory Tuesday night against Basic. The Cougars blew out their Henderson rivals 87-53.
2:05 a.m.
Sunset Park renovation helps put focus on frontier history
Photo: Cyclists travel down a newly renovated path at Sun The focus of a newly renovated portion of Sunset Park is partly on preserving what’s old: Southern Nevada’s desert frontier history.
2:05 a.m.
Cosmopolitan prepared to take its place on the Las Vegas Strip tonight
Cosmopolitan prepared to take its place on the Las Vegas Strip tonight The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas first piqued curiosity when it sent a horde of furry, little animals through the resort in its national TV ad campaign. Tonight, curious travelers will get to discover what the ...
2:05 a.m.
LVCVA focusing marketing, ad strategy on 'core' visitors
LVCVA focusing marketing, ad strategy on 'core' visitors The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is revamping its marketing and advertising strategy to focus on attracting the likeliest visitors in a post-recession economy.
2:05 a.m.
More cabs OK'd for New Year's Eve, upcoming conventions
Photo: Taxis wait at In another sign that the Las Vegas tourism economy is showing signs of life, the Nevada Taxicab Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved the temporary allocation of additional cabs on Las Vegas streets for the New ...
2:05 a.m.
SEC accuses Henderson men of defrauding investors
The Securities and Exchange Commission sued four Henderson residents Tuesday, claiming they defrauded investors of $6.88 million by manipulating the stock of a company.
2:05 a.m.
Judge focuses on question of 'fair use' in copyright lawsuit
Critics of copyright infringement lawsuits over Las Vegas Review-Journal stories keep coming back to one simple argument: There can be no online copyright infringements because the Review-Journal encourages readers to save, e-mail and print stories ...
2:05 a.m.
Strong-armed QB Sean Reilly ready to compete for UNLV starting job
Photo: Saddleback Junior College quarterback Sean Reilly If coach Bobby Hauck does transform the UNLV football team into a winner, the quarterback under center calling the shots for the Rebels could be this man. Sean Reilly, a 20-year-old sophomore at Saddleback Junior ...
2:05 a.m.
Value of school lunches lost on Palin
The other day I sat reflecting on all I have to be thankful for as 2010 draws to a close.
2:04 a.m.
$16 billion is a lot of money to call minuscule
Bob Franken, in his column in Sunday’s Las Vegas Sun on banning earmarks, writes that “by federal spending standards, the amounts are minuscule, slightly under $16 billion, which is less than one half of 1 ...
2:03 a.m.
Ban the use of cell phones while driving
Cell phone use in automobiles is a problem that is increasing rapidly and is something that should be made illegal in Nevada.
2:02 a.m.
A poor decision
A federal judge in Richmond, Va., ruled Monday that a key provision of the historic health care law is unconstitutional.
2:01 a.m.
Secretary of state dives into immigration debate
Secretary of state dives into immigration debate It’s almost impossible to separate politics from policy. So it was inevitable that Secretary of State Ross Miller’s venture into immigration policy/politics Tuesday would be seen as a possible prelude to a 2012 U.S. Senate ...
2:01 a.m.
Angle shows (again) how politics can reward failure
Let’s say you are the marquee player for a franchise — a walk-on who defeated the anointed favorite.
2:01 a.m.
Pickpockets strike through the ether to steal identities
Pickpockets strike through the ether to steal identities Law enforcement officers learned last week how easy it is to have one’s identity stolen when a cybercrimes expert powered a $30 machine and intercepted some of the wireless transmissions coming from their smart phones ...
2:01 a.m.
Legalizing online poker of no help to average Nevadans
If Internet poker were to be legalized, what exactly would be the benefit to the citizens of Nevada?
2:01 a.m.
Sports legend’s Henderson stint a season to forget
Memory dissipates. Especially in a forgettable place like this stretch of Boulder Highway, sliding north through the last sputter of old Henderson before heading toward Las Vegas.
2:01 a.m.
Strip Scribbles: Elaine Wynn donates $5 million for children’s arts education
Photo: Elaine Wynn, right, and daughter Gillian on the An Her new studio will include classrooms, conference rooms and offices for education program staff, interns and artists-in-residence in the ...
1:23 a.m.

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