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LeBron James moves basketball camp from Akron to Las Vegas
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10:34 p.m.
77-year-old wins house in Station Casinos' football contest
Photo: Ernie and Fran Carey at their current home near Su For 77-year-old Ernie Carey, who won a house in the Station Casinos’ $2 million Great Giveaway Football Contest, it took a little experience and a little luck to come up a winner.
10:30 p.m.
Star Surveillance: Matt Goss, Lil Jon, ‘Absinthe,’ ‘Le Reve,’ ‘Fantasy’
Photo: Matt Goss attends the Chinese New Year celebration Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss joined Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner and Senior VP of International Marketing Jon Jaggers for the ...
9:57 p.m.
Gorman's Philippi, Scoggins Jr. switch commitments from New Mexico to UNLV
Photo: Bishop Gorman High School lineman, and UNLV recrui The UNLV football program appears to have cleared a major recruiting hurdle. Late Tuesday night, two highly regarded three-star prospects from perennial local power Bishop Gorman High switched their verbal commitments from New Mexico to ...
Updated 10:00 p.m.
Man found dead in northwest valley
Metro Police are investigating a suspicious death of a man found Tuesday inside a home near Lake Mead and Decatur boulevards.
8:53 p.m.
UNLV using embarrassing home loss last year as fuel against Colorado State
Photo: UNLV guard Anthony Marshall heads off the court wi UNLV junior guard Anthony Marshall still hears the boos. Last January, Colorado State came into the Thomas & Mack Center and embarrassed the Rebels. The Rams shot 56 percent from the field and ran the ...
8:30 p.m.
Woman says doctor botched surgery by reusing breast implant
A 20-year-old Las Vegas woman alleges she is the victim of a botched breast augmentation after a plastic surgeon used an implant that had been used inside another woman.
8:17 p.m.
Photos of MGM Grand lions, on display at casino habitat for the last time today
Photo: Trainer Katie Massey plays with 8-week-old lions a The lions will roar no more at MGM Grand. On Tuesday night, the big cats ended their 12-year run at the casino, which is getting rid of their glass-encased, indoor habitat as part of an ...
8:02 p.m.
Steve Ross easily retains Ward 6 seat in special recall election
Steve Ross easily retains Ward 6 seat in special recall election Incumbent Steve Ross has won in a "blowout," 70 percent to 30 percent, in the special recall election for his Ward 6 seat on the Las Vegas City Council.
Updated 9:58 p.m.
Metro Police investigating officer-involved shooting
Metro Police investigating officer-involved shooting Metro Police patrolling downtown Las Vegas fired at a man waving a knife after officers initially confronted the man for jaywalking.
Updated 8:22 p.m.
Phat Phrank's is no gringo joint
Photo: The carne asada taco at Phat Phrank's. In the lingering thralls of a horrid economy, neighborhood restaurants need to seize upon any available advantage. An enticing name can attract customers, while an inappropriate one might deter them
6:00 p.m.
Motley Crue at the Joint is 'Cirque meets rock' with flames, rollercoaster drums and even 'Little Crue'
Photo: Vince Neil and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue performs a Motley Crue's residency at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel is the first of its kind in Las Vegas, and if the show blows up (in terms of ticket sales), there is the possibility ...
6:00 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Has NBC’s ‘Fear Factor’ gone too far with donkey challenge?
Photo: Jamie Yager, Diego Sanchez, Joe Rogan and Melvin G Plus, plans for a “Dancing With the Stars” revolving cast show at Tropicana have gone up in smoke, and a major makeover at the Palms is agreed ...
5:07 p.m.
Mining tax could nearly double under proposed initiative
CARSON CITY -- Nevada’s constitution cap on the state mining tax would nearly double if a conservative businessman succeeds in passing a proposed constitutional amendment filed today.
5:07 p.m.
Mitt Romney wins Florida primary
Mitt Romney wins Florida primary Mitt Romney routed Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding smartly from an earlier defeat and taking a major step toward the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich vowed to press on despite the one-sided ...
Updated 8:50 p.m.
Congress takes up STOCK Act to address insider trading, low public approval rating
Congress takes up STOCK Act to address insider trading, low public approval rating On Wall Street, hard and fast rules prohibit insider trading, securities fraud, and market manipulation -- the logic being that when you’re privy to as much information as stock brokers and investors are, you shouldn’t ...
4:43 p.m.
Civil rights suit filed over fatal Las Vegas police car accident
Civil rights suit filed over fatal Las Vegas police car accident A new round of litigation alleging civil rights violations is under way over a fatal 2007 accident involving a Las Vegas police patrol car.
3:51 p.m.
Former Nevada Rep. Vucanovich: Gingrich too erratic, arrogant to be GOP nominee
Former U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, R-Nev., unleashed on her former colleague Newt Gingrich today, calling him erratic, arrogant and full of himself.
3:31 p.m.
Spirit Airlines says DOT ignoring cost impact to customers, adds 'unintended consequences' fee
Photo: A Spirit Airlines jet takes off from McCarran Inte The battle between discount air carrier Spirit Airlines and the U.S. Department of Transportation escalated today with the airline — the fastest growing carrier at McCarran International Airport last year — adding a new $2 ...
3:13 p.m.
Voting in Ward 6 recall race on track for 10 percent turnout
Voting in Ward 6 recall race on track for 10 percent turnout As of early afternoon, it appears as if voting for today’s recall election for the Ward 6 seat on the Las Vegas City Council is on track for a 10 percent turnout.
1:57 p.m.
SHOT Show sets record attendance of 61,000, commits to Vegas through 2015
Photo: Kenton Schuett of Raton, N.M. looks through a Hens January’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show had record attendance of 61,000 people, and the owner of the annual firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry event has signed a three-year contract extension to have ...
1:28 p.m.
Photos: Scott Disick, Chmerkovskiy brothers, Christina Milian at 1 OAK
Photo: Maksim Chmerkvoskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy at the of The official grand-opening weekend of 1 OAK Las Vegas at the Mirage wrapped up Saturday night with the star-studded I Love New York party ...
1:27 p.m.
Foreclosure processor fights Nevada attorney general's robosigning lawsuit
Foreclosure processor fights Nevada attorney general's robosigning lawsuit Saying there’s nothing illegal about “robosigning” and “surrogate signing,” a big processor of foreclosure paperwork is seeking dismissal of a fraud lawsuit filed by Nevada’s attorney general.
12:56 p.m.
Rematch between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto postponed
Photo: The Las Vegas will have to wait a while longer for its first major boxing event of 2012. Golden Boy Promotions announced Tuesday that a welterweight bout between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto, scheduled for Feb. ...
12:40 p.m.
UFC fighter Alistair Overeem cited on misdemeanor battery count
UFC fighter Alistair Overeem cited on misdemeanor battery count Metro Police cited UFC fighter Alistair Overeem on a count of misdemeanor battery earlier this month after he allegedly shoved a woman on the Las Vegas Strip, according to a complaint released Tuesday.
12:03 p.m.
State medical board files complaints against weight loss clinic owner
CARSON CITY -- The state Board of Medical Examiners has filed a seven count complaint against the owner of a Las Vegas weight loss clinic accusing its owner of mishandling controlled substances and forging records.
11:42 a.m.
Sports legends film TV special at Palms, sign N9NE Steakhouse door
Photo: Chef Barry S. Dakake with sports legends in his ki Star chef Barry S. Dakake is used to having Hollywood and sports stars in his N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms, but not on the scale of this past weekend. ...
11:31 a.m.
'Dead' man who hid out in Las Vegas for decades sentenced to probation
'Dead' man who hid out in Las Vegas for decades sentenced to probation No, Arthur Jones, the man who had been legally dead for 25 years while hiding out in Las Vegas, won't have to go to prison for fraud. Jones was given a suspended sentence today of ...
11:26 a.m.
Student detained after bringing weapon to Centennial High School
Clark County School District Police confiscated a loaded gun from a teen Monday morning at Centennial High School, officials said.
11:26 a.m.
DUI checkpoint, patrols set for Super Bowl Sunday
DUI checkpoint, patrols set for Super Bowl Sunday Metro Police announced they would conduct a Super Bowl Sunday sobriety checkpoint west of Interstate 15 to keep impaired drivers off the roads.
11:17 a.m.
Punk Rock Bowling fest reveals first five bands
Punk Rock Bowling fest reveals first five bands Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise to play Downtown Las Vegas Memorial Day weekend.
9:30 a.m.
Las Vegas home prices sink to 1997 level, Standard & Poor's reports
Las Vegas home prices sink to 1997 level, Standard & Poor's reports Las Vegas-area home prices fell in November to a level last seen 15 years ago and will likely keep dropping through late 2013, says new housing data.
9:16 a.m.
Clouds moving in, but warm weather persists in Las Vegas
Expect some high clouds today, with temperatures climbing into the low 60s for Las Vegas, says Kevin Janison, KSNV-TV meteorologist.
4:49 a.m.
Campaign money could go to charity
With so many people in the United States who go to bed hungry, and with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich spending millions of dollars trying to become the next president, it’s totally insane that they ...
2:02 a.m.
Help the economy; buy American
Not to worry America, there is a solution to our economic woes; it’s called “full employment.”
2:01 a.m.
Ron Paul: Stop taxing tips
Ron Paul: Stop taxing tips During any presidential election year, taxes are sure to be a large part of the debate.
2:00 a.m.
On the auction block: 12-bedroom, 16-bathroom, $14 million mansion
Photo: La Maison des Jardins at Spanish Trail in Las Vega Up a cobblestone path and behind the large, white double doors of a Mediterranean-inspired home in the Spanish Trail community sits a gleaming monument to when economic times were good in Las Vegas. The entrance ...
2:00 a.m.
Caucus 101: A guide to helping pick the GOP presidential nominee
Caucus 101: A guide to helping pick the GOP presidential nominee You’re scrambling to look for a job or working overtime to keep the one you have. Your house is underwater. The kids need rides to soccer practice.
2:00 a.m.
Freddie Mac bets against homeowners stuck in high-rate mortgages
Freddie Mac bets against homeowners stuck in high-rate mortgages Freddie Mac, the taxpayer-owned mortgage giant, has placed multibillion-dollar bets that pay off if homeowners stay trapped in expensive mortgages with interest rates well above current rates.
2:00 a.m.
Overstating an energy ‘crusade’
President Barack Obama’s recent embrace of natural gas can barely be called a “crusade.”
2:00 a.m.

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