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September 20, 2014

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Sept. 20, 2014

3:18 p.m.

Teen riding in truck bed critically injured in rollover crash; driver arrested
Teen riding in truck bed critically injured in rollover crash; driver arrested
The incident happened around 2:55 a.m. Saturday, Metro Police said. A 2000 GMC Sierra carrying six people was making a left turn onto Sahara from southbound Nellis ...


Sept. 19, 2014

9 p.m.

Police make arrests in robbery, shootings at Summerlin park
Police make arrests in robbery, shootings at Summerlin park
Two teenagers have been arrested after police say they connected the pair to a series of robberies and a double shooting earlier this month. An unnamed 17-year-old male identified as ...

8:36 p.m.

Photo: Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher walks off th
Florida State suspends Winston for entire game
Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made "offensive and vulgar" comments about ...

7:40 p.m.

Police ID suspect in standoff who is linked to fatal shooting
Metro Police have identified the man arrested after Thursday's SWAT standoff who is suspected in a beating and shooting that occurred hours earlier ...

6:45 p.m.

U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft
Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska. The Russian planes were identified as ...

6 p.m.

Tending to its own domestic abuse woes, UFC cuts Silva, suspends Johnson
Tending to its own domestic abuse woes, UFC cuts Silva, suspends Johnson
The UFC has suspended light heavyweight Anthony Johnson indefinitely and terminated Thiago Silva's contract. The mixed martial arts organization took the actions ...

5:40 p.m.

Photo: A Secret Service agent gives directions during an
Fence-jumper makes it into the White House
The incident occurred Friday evening shortly after President Barack Obama and his daughters left aboard a helicopter for the presidential retreat in Maryland, Camp David. A Secret Service agent at the scene says someone jumped the fence surrounding the White House. Much of the West Wing was evacuated.

5:13 p.m.

Six candidates vie for director of Board of Medical Examiners
Six candidates, five of them lawyers, have applied to become the $110,000-a-year director of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners that regulates doctors. The board will hold ...

4:54 p.m.

Photo: Maureen Cotton teaches her fourth-grade class at R
Count Day: CCSD enrolls record number of students
It’s 9:30 a.m., time for morning attendance at Rex Bell Elementary School on one of the most important attendance days of the year. The children, 30 in all, sit quietly at their desks as they wait for their name to be called ...

4:48 p.m.

Board recommends $136 million for state building construction, renovations
Plans for a new Department of Motor Vehicles office in Las Vegas and an execution chamber at the state prison in Ely are being recommended in the state’s building plans for the next two years. UNLV again sought money to ...

4:30 p.m.

Photo: This Sept. 19, 2011, photo shows the Trump Taj Mah
Ultimate leaving New Jersey online gambling market
New Jersey's fledgling Internet gambling market lost its first provider Friday when Ultimate Gaming accused its partner, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, of multiple contract breaches and said it is pulling out of New Jersey. Ultimate says it is owed ...

4:17 p.m.

Prosecutor: Charges weren’t ready before suspect in casino crash killed himself
Prosecutor: Charges weren’t ready before suspect in casino crash killed himself
Drug tests weren't back yet, and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who got out of jail and committed suicide after he was accused of ...

4:03 p.m.

Coroner IDs man killed in car, motorcycle collision
A man killed when a motorcycle and car collided Thursday night in North Las Vegas has been identified as Eric James Howell, 19, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Howell died of ...

3:36 p.m.

Coroner IDs man killed in double shooting at apartment complex
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died in a double shooting at a valley apartment complex Thursday morning as Arnoldo Hermosillo, 25, of Las Vegas. Hermosillo died of ...

3:04 p.m.

Photo: Police Chief Timothy J. Longo speaks with reporter
Police appeal to public in search for Va. student
Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student say they searched an apartment of a man they believe was with her the night she went missing but did not have enough information to arrest or detain him. In an emotional appeal Friday, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo asked ...

3 p.m.

School locked down because of nearby police activity
A school in North Las Vegas was locked down this afternoon as police responded to a barricade situation nearby, authorities said. John Tartan Elementary School ...

2:47 p.m.

Cliven Bundy says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his
Cliven Bundy says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his
A Southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents during a cattle roundup in April now says he's seen no proof that his cow caused ...

2:40 p.m.

Four-vehicle crash slowing traffic on I-15 near Cheyenne
Four-vehicle crash slowing traffic on I-15 near Cheyenne
A four-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near Cheyenne Avenue is causing traffic delays, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The wreck, which occurred just south of the Cheyenne off-ramp, was ...

1:32 p.m.

Coroner: No crime in fetus found in freezer case
Coroner: No crime in fetus found in freezer case
The coroner in Las Vegas says no crime was committed by a woman who kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year. Medical examiners determined ...

1:26 p.m.

Photo: No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the
After vote to stay in U.K., Scots must heal divide
Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide — and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold London politicians to ...

1:23 p.m.

John F. Kennedy’s WWII letters sell at auction
A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate has sold for $200,000 at an auction. RR Auction, a Boston-based auction house, said the sale happened ...

12:20 p.m.

Plane makes emergency landing in Las Vegas
A Virgin airliner made an emergency landing this morning at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Flight 147 was heading to Newark, N.J., from San Francisco when ...

11:56 a.m.

Photo: The Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway.
Eastside Cannery gets new general manager
The Eastside Cannery, a locals-oriented casino in the southeast valley, announced a new general manager today. Cannery Casino Resorts, which owns the property on Boulder Highway, said ...

11:25 a.m.

Photo: John Mihalkovic of Virginia Beach, Va., shows off
Las Vegas customers line up, camp out for new iPhone
The crowds began camping out at the AT&T store last night at 7 p.m., a full thirteen hours before the 8 a.m. opening. The most eager customers slept in their cars overnight and set up coolers and folding chairs on the sidewalk outside the store ...

10:40 a.m.

Police say barricade situation in Laughlin is over
A barricade situation in Laughlin has been resolved and a person taken into custody, Metro Police said. No injuries were reported. Police earlier said ...

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