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Dec. 21, 2014

2 a.m.

Million-dollar middlemen: With sports contests booming, proxies bring betting to out-of-towners
Million-dollar middlemen: With sports contests booming, proxies bring betting to out-of-towners
The business of proxy entries has grown with popularity of Westgate’s $2.1 million NFL handicapping contest — or is it the other way around?

2 a.m.

Chef Kim Canteenwalla: May have had too many tall double shot soy cappuccinos
Chef Kim Canteenwalla: May have had too many tall double shot soy cappuccinos
Q+A:
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Chef Kim Canteenwalla.

Saturday

Dec. 20, 2014

2:43 p.m.

Motorcyclist, driver killed in collision on Valley View Boulevard
Motorcyclist, driver killed in collision on Valley View Boulevard
A child in the vehicle was ejected and taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in serious condition.

11:04 a.m.

Driver dead after car rear-ends parked van
Driver dead after car rear-ends parked van
Metro Police said the accident happened around 1:07 a.m. on Richmar Avenue near Silverado Ranch Boulevard and Bermuda Road in the ...

2 a.m.

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey: Definition of happiness ‘the absence of wants’
UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey: Definition of happiness ‘the absence of wants’
Q+A:
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of interviews with 14 prominent Nevada personalities who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Friday

Dec. 19, 2014

6 p.m.

Supreme Court won’t stop gay marriages in Florida
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings. In a one-paragraph order ...

5:45 p.m.

Union: Cosmopolitan workers remain employed through sale
Union: Cosmopolitan workers remain employed through sale
The new ownership of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will undoubtedly institute changes to the resort. But the resort’s workforce, apparently, will remain intact. The Culinary Union ...

5:30 p.m.

Police: Child sex abuse involved bestiality, kids as young as 3
Police: Child sex abuse involved bestiality, kids as young as 3
Authorities have released new details about a Las Vegas trio accused of sexually assaulting at least eight children in their own family. In police records released this week ...

5:02 p.m.

Photo: Nevada Superintendent Dale Erquiaga speaks at Spri
Spring Valley High English instructor named Nevada Teacher of the Year
“I started to tear up,” he said. “It was a total surprise.”

4:50 p.m.

Las Vegas limo firm owner takes racketeering plea deal
Las Vegas limo firm owner takes racketeering plea deal
A Las Vegas limousine company owner has pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering charge in a case that prosecutors say involved a multimillion-dollar prostitution drug trafficking and fraud scheme ...

3:46 p.m.

Photo: From left, Joe Burns, Scott Carrigan and Dan Johns
Test site’s inaugural drone flight ends with a thud
Magpie has seen better days. The orange unmanned aircraft was set to fly over the state’s most powerful leaders and a slice of desert today in Boulder City to commemorate the beginning of a new drone testing program. But just 10 feet after leaving ...

3:25 p.m.

Haggen grocery stores to open in Las Vegas
Pacific Northwest grocer purchasing 7 Albertsons, Vons stores
A Pacific Northwest grocery chain is entering Southern Nevada with the purchase of seven Albertsons and Vons stores. Haggen, based in Bellingham, Wash., is buying the groceries as part of a 146-store acquisition in the western U.S. that stems from ...

2:56 p.m.

7 motorcycles crash on Blue Diamond Road, killing 1
7 motorcycles crash on Blue Diamond Road, killing 1
One man is dead and one was critically injured after a collision involving seven motorcycles and a pickup truck on Blue Diamond Road near ...

2:31 p.m.

Legislator wants Bishop Gorman banned from football playoffs
Legislator wants Bishop Gorman banned from football playoffs
Assemblyman Harvey Munford, D-Las Vegas, has proposed a bill-draft for the 2015 Legislature that would ban the Bishop Gorman football program for the state-championship playoffs ...

2:07 p.m.

Caesars subsidiary to file bankruptcy, restructure finances
Caesars subsidiary to file bankruptcy, restructure finances
Business will ‘continue as usual,’ CEO Gary Loveman says
Casino giant Caesars Entertainment, which for years has struggled with massive debt, announced today that its largest subsidiary reached an agreement with key creditors on a financial restructuring plan. The subsidiary ...

1:34 p.m.

Photo: In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, file photo, Gisel
Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire
Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales were up 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday compared with the same period a year ago, according to data tracker First Data Corp., which declined to provide sales figures. The numbers are ...

1:27 p.m.

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Sony defends shelving movie after Obama criticism
Amid mounting pressure and criticism from President Barack Obama, Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has defended the company's shelving of "The Interview." In an interview Friday with CNN, Lynton insists that ...

1:24 p.m.

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before ...

1:19 p.m.

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Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings
The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and leaders were briefing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday. Details about the probe's conclusion have been ...

12:13 p.m.

At least 2 hurt in multi-car crash in west valley
At least 2 hurt in multi-car crash in west valley
At least two people were injured in a three-car crash at a west valley intersection this morning. The accident happened about ...

11:40 a.m.

Heidi Klum is too sexy for the Las Vegas airport
Heidi Klum is too sexy for the Las Vegas airport
Sin City is cleaning up its act! A few weeks after Sharper Image debuted its holiday campaign featuring a scantily clad Heidi Klum, the ads were banned from McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. Apparently, the black-and-white shots ...

11:08 a.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama gestures during a news conf
Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader and pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government. Speaking of Sony executives, Obama said at a year-end news conference ...

10:48 a.m.

FAA authorizing first drone in Nevada test program
FAA authorizing first drone in Nevada test program
The Federal Aviation Administration is authorizing the first drone that will fly in Nevada as part of the federal drone test site program. The agency ...

10:43 a.m.

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Hackers warn not to release ‘The Interview’ in any form
Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form." The email was confirmed Friday by a person close to ...

10:04 a.m.

Photo: James Holmes, Aurora theater shooting suspect, sit
Parents of suspect in theater shooting plead for son’s life
The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial. The statement released by Robert and Arlene Holmes emphasized ...

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