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April 19, 2014

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11:18 p.m.

Brush fire consumes 6 acres near Overton
Firefighters battled a large brush fire in Overton from late afternoon into the early evening, according a release from the Clark ...

10:33 p.m.

One dead, one injured in NLV shooting
A 60-year-old man is dead after a double shooting in a North Las Vegas home, according ...

8:46 p.m.

Illegal immigrant arrested for Nevada voter fraud
Illegal immigrant arrested for Nevada voter fraud
Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ...

8:35 p.m.

Photo: Cattle graze by the Virgin River near Bunkerville
Western officials discuss taking land from feds
Officials from nine Western states say it's time they take control of federal lands within their borders. The lawmakers and county commissioners met at Utah's Capitol on Friday to ...

5:10 p.m.

Two hospitalized after stabbing
A double stabbing this afternoon sent two people to the hospital, according to ...

4 p.m.

Athletic commission selects retired FBI agent as new director
A retired FBI agent and professional boxing judge is the new executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Robert Bennett, one of three finalists for the position, was the …

3:36 p.m.

Guinness confirms another world record for Las Vegas
Guinness confirms another world record for Las Vegas
The Strip:
The High Roller now has a page in the “Guinness World Records” book as the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 550 feet tall, the wheel is bigger than …

3:10 p.m.

Photo: The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremon
Are The Spice Girls gearing up for a Las Vegas residency?

2:53 p.m.

Six takeaways from a rare joint TV interview with Nevada Sens. Harry Reid, Dean Heller
Six takeaways from a rare joint TV interview with Nevada Sens. Harry Reid, Dean Heller
Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller don’t agree on everything. But the Democrat and Republican did agree ...

2:21 p.m.

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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline
The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement...

1:52 p.m.

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Photo essay: The iconic Stratocaster guitar turns 60
Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive...

1:43 p.m.

Nevada retailers expect $235 million Easter sales
The Retail Association of Nevada says it expects the Easter holiday will equate to higher spending in stores. The association on Friday predicted Easter-related sales this year will reach...

1:39 p.m.

Professor: 'Game of Thrones' picture got me suspended
A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" that he says a school official perceived as a threat. Francis Schmidt, who teaches art and animation at Bergen Community College, says

12:57 p.m.

Man dodges $525 fine for refilling his soda
A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning. When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without...

12:16 p.m.

Corner IDs victims in 2 unrelated stabbing deaths
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified two men stabbed to death earlier this week in separate attacks. Bruce Charles Reid, 52, of North Las Vegas, died Wednesday after he was...

11:21 a.m.

Police: Man fatally stabbed with stick in argument about phone
Police: Man fatally stabbed with stick in argument about phone
An argument over a cell phone led to a fatal stabbing with a pointed stick Thursday morning outside a McDonald’s on Sahara Avenue, according to Metro Police. Witnesses told police...

10:58 a.m.

Photo: Anthony Bourdain films his CNN series Parts Unknow
Anthony Bourdain of ‘Parts Unknown’ shares his spin on Las Vegas

10:21 a.m.

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Student struggles to recount fiery Calif. bus crash
Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to...

9:59 a.m.

Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game
A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with...

9:42 a.m.

Ex-quarterback Donovan McNabb spends day in Arizona jail
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was...

9:32 a.m.

Ukraine insurgents reject call to vacate government buildings
Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People's Republic told...

9:16 a.m.

US arrests about 80 immigrants at Texas camp
At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas. They were found in an undeveloped patch of...

9:02 a.m.

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Texas seizes ranch where followers of polygamist Warren Jeffs lived
The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations. The Texas Department of Public Safety said...

8:44 a.m.

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Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings
Authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference that...

8:38 a.m.

Nevada unemployment rate holds at 8.5 percent in March
Nevada’s unemployment rate held steady in March at 8.5 percent, the same as the previous month. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported

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