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Archive for October 29, 2013

State's bond sale to benefit businesses
Nevada businesses are going to enjoy a small cut in their annual unemployment taxes next year.
11:34 p.m.
Florida still unbeaten after victory over Wranglers
Photo: Las Vegas Wranglers goaltender Travis Fullerton at The Florida Everblades defeated the Las Vegas Wranglers 5-3 on Tuesday night before a crowd of 2,867 in Florida's first appearance in Las Vegas since the 2012 Kelly Cup Finals.
11:05 p.m.
Man shot dead near UNLV campus
Man shot dead near UNLV campus A man was shot dead tonight near UNLV. Witnesses called 911 about 8 p.m. to report the sound of gunshots at the 4300 block of Escondido Street, just east of the UNLV campus.
10:30 p.m.
LIB recap: Art Odyssey is a '48-hour nirvana'
Photo: The Chuck Close tapestry at the 'Art Odyssey' is t Life and death are nailed to the wall in the form of potatoes.
9:18 p.m.
Costumes good, bad and strange at the 2013 Fetish & Fantasy Ball
Photo: Disney-fied: Animated characters get the adult tre "I spotted a panda kissing a pirate, a team of human lampshades, a fleet of pilots and stewardesses, and a guy in a thong."
6:41 p.m.
Police investigate unusual find at recycling plant
Metro Police this afternoon were summoned to examine what appeared to be military ammunition found at a recycling facility in North Las Vegas this afternoon.
6:25 p.m.
Alworth Super Bowl ring stolen 21 years ago is found
Photo: NFL Hall of Fame player Lance Alworth displays his NFL Hall of Famer Lance Alworth got his Super Bowl ring back Tuesday — 21 years after it was stolen.
6:20 p.m.
Helicopter tour operator files for bankruptcy
Helicopter tour operator files for bankruptcy A scenic helicopter tour operator — Heli USA Airways, based at McCarran — will continue to operate through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, a company attorney said today.
Updated 6:35 p.m.
Joe Downtown: Against councilman’s wish, Pinches Tacos will stay Pinches Tacos
Joe Downtown: Against councilman’s wish, Pinches Tacos will stay Pinches Tacos The fight over the name of a Mexican restaurant destined for the Downtown Container Park is over. Pinches Tacos is going to keep its name, despite a Las Vegas councilman’s suggestion to change it.
5:00 p.m.
Q&A: Sisolak on police arbitration dispute, assault weapons ban and running for governor
Photo: Commissioner Steve Sisolak (center) with Larry Bro The chairman of the county commission has made headlines recently for calling out Metro and the police officers union, saying they broke the law when they negotiated a new contract. He’s also led the charge ...
4:59 p.m.
NLV police hunt suspect in sexual assault of child
Photo: North Las Vegas Police are looking for Guadalupe B North Las Vegas police are asking the public for help finding a man suspected of sexually assaulting a child earlier this month.
4:35 p.m.
LIB recap: Studio X Live’s acoustic sets showed a different side of some big acts
Photo: Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos plays Brass Lounge Sometimes stripped-down is best.
3:50 p.m.
Joe Downtown: Speakeasy-inspired lounge opening in Las Vegas Arts District
Joe Downtown: Speakeasy-inspired lounge opening in Las Vegas Arts District A new urban lounge will bring more competition to downtown’s loaded bar scene, but it won’t be located on East Fremont Street, where much of the property is already owned by Downtown Project.
3:50 p.m.
Caretakers get community service after elderly man drowns
A husband and wife were sentenced today to community service on two counts of neglect of an older person after an elderly man drowned at an illegally operated group home, authorities said.
3:25 p.m.
Chef Mike Minor is leaving Border Grill to launch Truck U Barbecue
Chef Mike Minor is leaving Border Grill to launch Truck U Barbecue The longtime local chef plans to combine his two favorite foods, barbecue and Mexican, into a new high-energy mobile eatery.
3:00 p.m.
OSHA fines Cirque du Soleil and MGM Grand in ‘Ka’ performer’s death
OSHA fines Cirque du Soleil and MGM Grand in ‘Ka’ performer’s death Nevada OSHA has concluded that “Ka” artist Sarah Guillot-Guyard fell after the wire rope suspending her during the show’s Final Battle scene broke, causing her to fall a reported 94 feet to the floor.
2:54 p.m.
Nevada OSHA fines Cirque and MGM Grand in ‘Ka’ performer’s death
Photo: Sarah Guyard-Guillot, left, and Sami Tiaumassi per Nevada OSHA inspectors have issued six citations against Cirque du Soleil and three against MGM Grand in the June 29 death of “Ka” artist Sarah Guillot-Guyard.
2:54 p.m.
Caesars Entertainment reports 3rd-quarter loss of $761.4 million
Photo: Caesars Palace is seen Thursday, July 25, 2013. Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment, operator of Caesars Palace, Bally’s, Paris-Las Vegas, Harrah’s, the Flamingo and the Rio in Las Vegas as well as several properties around the country, reported its third-quarter earnings Tuesday.
Updated 4:43 p.m.
NBA by the Las Vegas odds: Locking in 8 season win total bets
Photo: The Los Angeles Clippers take on the Atlanta Hawks There’s a reason the NBA season will tip off in a few hours without some local sports books having ever released season win totals on the 30 teams. The over/under wagering propositions aren’t a big ...
2:30 p.m.
Photos: Renderings released of Jeff Beacher’s Madhouse opening NYE at MGM Grand
Photo: Renderings of Jeff Beachers Madhouse at MGM Grand Renderings of Jeff Beacher’s Madhouse have been released today; the wild-and-crazy party is scheduled to open at MGM Grand, in the former site of “Crazy Horse Paris,” on New Year’s Eve.
2:09 p.m.
Las Vegas vying to host 2016 Republican National Convention
Las Vegas vying to host 2016 Republican National Convention Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today he’s leading an effort to attract the Republican National Convention to Las Vegas in 2016.
Updated 5:07 p.m.
Dow closes at a record high as Fed meeting begins
Investors drove the Dow Jones industrial average to an all-time high Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep its economic stimulus program in place.
1:48 p.m.
As economy improves, more high rollers paying up on gambling debts
Photo: In this Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, croupiers sit How do you know the economy is coming back? High rollers are paying their gambling debts. All four major U.S. casino corporations bumped up their allowances for bad debt during the recession, with one company ...
1:46 p.m.
Pahrump casino agrees to $5,500 fine over unregistered employees
A casino in Pahrump has agreed to pay a $5,500 fine to the state Gaming Commission for failing to register its bartenders as gaming employees.
1:37 p.m.
Golf long driving event invades Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Photo: An aerial view of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Serie This won’t be your typical sporting event. The RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship on Wednesday comes to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, featuring eight long-drivers — the “October 8” — hammering tee shots more than ...
1:10 p.m.
The Jonas Brothers announce breakup
Photo: The Jonas Brothers  Nick and Joe Jonas are picture The Jonas Brothers are disbanding. Nick, Joe and Kevin announced Tuesday they're ending their highly successful run. The news comes after the brothers abruptly canceled their tour over creative differences earlier this month.
12:39 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Carla Pellegrino departs for Miami; Hannah Fraser fights to save the whales
Photo: Carla Pellegrino attends the 2013 Keep Memory Aliv “I miss you already,” sobbed “Top Chef” in Seattle beauty Carla Pellegrino at her “farewell party” Monday night at her restaurant Bratalian in Henderson. Chef Carla leaves Wednesday for Miami to open a brand new ...
12:09 p.m.
Committee recommends $6.4 million budget increase for tourism agency
The audit committee of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recommended the full board approve a $6.4 million increase in the LVCVA's 2013-14 fiscal budget.
11:55 a.m.
Lawmakers: US spy programs may have gone too far
Photo: From left, National Security Agency Deputy Directo Faced with anger over revelations about U.S. spying at home and abroad, members of Congress suggested Tuesday that programs the Obama administration says are needed to combat terrorism may have gone too far.
11:38 a.m.
Has Criss Angel gone too far in his attempt to raise the dead on Spike TV’s ‘Believe’?
Photo: Criss Angel in Times Square in New York for his Sp Criss’s incredible levitation of legendary NBA giant Shaquille O’Neal 60 feet above the ground lightens the Spike TV telecast, but Criss knows that he’s certain to face criticism, outrage and scrutiny for his off-kilter activity ...
11:06 a.m.
LIB recap: Jet Tila, the Dragon, and the firebreathers
Photo: Imagine Dragons' Ben McKee, left, Jet Tila, and th Hey, you try and sing with a habanero pepper in your mouth.
11:06 a.m.
Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas closes over lease issues
Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas closes over lease issues For the second time in three and a half years, Casino MonteLago is shutting its doors. The small gambling spot “suspended operations today pending resolution of lease issues.”
Updated 12:47 p.m.
Boy dies after swallowing camera battery
Boy dies after swallowing camera battery Family members and doctors knew something was wrong when 1-year-old Julian Wilson started vomiting blood, but they didn’t find out he had swallowed a small battery until after an autopsy was performed.
10:53 a.m.
Dutch museums identify 139 artworks likely looted by Nazis
Photo: This photo provided by Stedelijk Museum in Amsterd Dutch museums announced Tuesday they have found 139 artworks that may have been looted during the Nazi era, including paintings from masters such as Matisse, Klee and Kandinsky.
10:26 a.m.
Father of NFL player killed in Utah bus crash
Photo: A Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, photo shows the crash si A tour bus driver killed in a crash near the Utah-Nevada border was the father of Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata, officials said Tuesday.
Updated 4:07 p.m.
Health policy cancellations a new blow for Obama administration
Photo: Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers Move over, website woes. Lawmakers confronted the Obama administration Tuesday with a difficult new health care problem — a wave of cancellation notices hitting small businesses and individuals who buy their own insurance.
Updated 5:49 p.m.
Barneys case stirs talk of 'Shopping While Black'
Photo: Pedestrians pass Barneys New York department store The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs. Yet when a black teen said he was wrongly jailed after buying a $350 belt at a Manhattan luxury store, it ...
9:51 a.m.
US spying prompts reversal by anti-terror lawmaker
Photo: Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis, right, speaks at He gave more surveillance power to U.S. government spies, railed against civil liberties advocates who warned about privacy abuses, and famously shut down a 2005 hearing to silence critics. Now Rep. James Sensenbrenner wants to ...
9:38 a.m.
Woman on Concordia bridge: I was captain's lover
Photo: Domnica Cemortan, from Moldavia, leaves the conver A Moldovan dancer who was on the bridge when the Costa Concordia cruise ship crashed into a reef near Italy, killing 32 people, has testified at the captain's manslaughter trial that the two were lovers.
9:29 a.m.
Calmer weather on tap after damaging winds sweep valley
Photo: Blustery winds blew down a tree at the Public Admi Calmer winds are expected today, a day after gusts howled through the Las Vegas Valley causing scattered power outages, toppling trees and sending Halloween decorations tumbling through streets.
Updated 10:37 a.m.
Taxable sales keep climbing, up 3.7 percent in August
Taxable sales rose by 3.7 percent in Nevada in August compared to the same month a year ago, sparked mainly by car sales and business in bars and restaurants.
8:41 a.m.
Barking dogs may have sparked slaying of Arizona family
Barking dogs may have sparked slaying of Arizona family Michael Guzzo was becoming increasingly unhinged. He complained for months about incessant dog barking coming from homes all around him. This weekend, police say, he went on a rampage, killing four members of a family ...
8:14 a.m.
1 year on, Sandy survivors to light up shore
Photo: The view of storm damage over the Atlantic Coast i Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago.
7:56 a.m.
Let’s blame Canada — or fire Sebelius
If you’re a citizen who tries to keep up with current affairs, your latest responsibility is having a strong opinion about the troubled rollout of the health insurance marketplace.
2:03 a.m.
Preschools or prisons?
Congress is often compared to pre-K, which seems defamatory of small children. But the similarities also offer hope, because an initiative that should be on the top of the national agenda has less to do ...
2:02 a.m.
Leadership from Obama is lacking
It is part Greek tragedy, part carnival sideshow that has presented itself over time in the Obama administration. Here is a genuinely brilliant president with lofty goals to move America forward but cannot get out ...
2:01 a.m.
Sense may be in short supply, but that gives us plenty to write about
Sometimes, life can be overly generous. You go from a dateless Saturday night to an overflowing eHarmony inbox. You want just one little tomato for your salad and the garden yields enough produce to feed ...
2:01 a.m.
Here's a Nevada nuclear blast site you can visit — just don't eat the dirt
Photo: At the Project Shoal site, where a nuclear weapon Nevada is famous as the host of nuclear explosions at the old test site. But here's another site of an underground test — one that you can visit if you know how to find it. ...
2:00 a.m.
Behind the scenes: How casinos prepared for the new $100 bill
Behind the scenes: How casinos prepared for the new $100 bill For years, Las Vegas' gaming companies had been preparing for the Oct. 8 debut of a new $100 bill. In advance of its arrival, resorts and equipment manufacturers spent thousands of hours making sure every ...
2:00 a.m.
High school football top 10: With playoffs looming, a new team enters the weekly rankings
Photo: Faith Lutheran football players, from left, Danny We are getting to the part of the high school football season where rankings won’t be necessary. The best team will be determined on the field in the postseason. The Division I-A playoffs begin Friday ...
2:00 a.m.
Q+A: Holly Madison talks marriage, motherhood, and returning to the Las Vegas stage
Photo: Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella pose for photos Newlywed, new mom, reality TV star and former “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison talks candidly about being married and plans to have more babies — and also return to the Strip as a ...
2:00 a.m.
Stanley Gibson's widow says Metro settlement will allow her to help others
Stanley Gibson's widow says Metro settlement will allow her to help others The black leather jacket sports bullet holes and military medals. It’s the garment 43-year-old Stanley Gibson, a Gulf War veteran, was wearing in December 2011 when a Metro Police officer fatally shot him.
2:00 a.m.
Goodwill: Where teddy bears, sport coats and sometimes jewels go to die — or get a second life
Photo: Wire-bound bundles of stuffed animals and clothing Near the back of a sprawling North Las Vegas warehouse, hundreds of stuffed animals are smashed and bound together, a 1,200-pound massacre of unwanted pandas, frogs and bunnies. Children once clutched the animals, cuddling them ...
2:00 a.m.

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