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With 'great team' in place, Bilbray bullish on chances versus Heck
With 'great team' in place, Bilbray bullish on chances versus Heck
Despite a lack of financial support from some national Democrats and being written off by pundits, congressional candidate Erin Bilbray says she's confident she can win ...

4:35 p.m.

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said ...

4:35 p.m.

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Flores criticizes Hutchison over school spending
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores criticized Republican Mark Hutchison in a debate in Reno for opposing legislation last year to directly help the Washoe County School District repair its ...

4:31 p.m.

Man convicted in 1994 California nicotine poison death
A former nuclear engineer has been convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with nicotine in Southern California in 1994. City News Service reported Tuesday that jurors ...

4:24 p.m.

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2nd bidder named in auction of failed Revel casino
A Canadian asset management firm that owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas has been identified as a second bidder in the ongoing bankruptcy auction of the failed Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. In a court filing Tuesday, Revel's attorneys identified ...

4:18 p.m.

Man accused of barging into White House indicted
Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife. A three-count federal grand jury indictment accuses the Army veteran of ...

4:10 p.m.

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Forensic link at center of missing Va student case
Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday. Between searches of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.'s car and apartment and ...

3:49 p.m.

Poker player accused of violating commodities trading ban
Last fall, Las Vegas poker player and investor Daniel Shak was hit with a $400,000 penalty and trading ban after he was accused of attempting to manipulate oil markets. But, regulators claim, he didn’t ...

3:19 p.m.

Driver might have suffered medical episode, rams building
A woman who might have suffered a medical episode while driving hit a business in the western Las Vegas Valley, Metro Police said. Police received a call about ...

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Police find 300 marijuana plants at North Las Vegas house
Police find 300 marijuana plants at North Las Vegas house
Police say they busted a marijuana grow operation this afternoon in North Las Vegas. Officers found about 300 marijuana plants at a house in ...

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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the U.S. The unidentified patient is ...

2:13 p.m.

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Tony Hsieh steps down from lead role at Downtown Project
Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and founder of the ambitious startup-city development Downtown Project in Las Vegas, stepped down as leader of the project a few weeks ago, sources close to the project told Re/code, which has ...

2:04 p.m.

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5 Nevadans on Forbes list of the nation’s richest
Nevada is home to five billionaires, and even nongamblers could wager where the money comes from. Four of the state’s billionaires made their money in gaming, according to the Forbes list of the nation’s 400 richest people. Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson is the richest ...

1:15 p.m.

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Study: Gaming contributes $240 billion to U.S. economy
The gaming industry contributed $240 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013, as much as the state budgets of New York and Texas combined, according to a study released today. The American Gaming Association announced the results of the study at ...

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Sandoval to head education, workforce committee for Governors Association
The National Governors Association has selected Gov. Brian Sandoval to lead its Education and Workforce Policy Committee. The two policy areas — education and employment — are among ...

12:17 p.m.

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Police: Shots fired at Kentucky school; 1 student hurt
A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday. The student had non-life-threatening injuries and was

11:42 a.m.

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Goodwill opening new stores in Las Vegas Valley
Goodwill of Southern Nevada is adding two retail stores and relocating another. The nonprofit group, which sells low-priced used clothing, furniture and other goods, said today it will open a new store at ...

11:14 a.m.

2 Las Vegas Valley schools named among best in the country
2 Las Vegas Valley schools named among best in the country
Two Las Vegas Valley schools were named among the best in the country today, earning the National Blue Ribbon School award from the ...

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1 found dead in Henderson apartment fire
A person was found dead this morning in an apartment fire in Henderson, city officials said. Firefighters responded about 8:40 a.m. to Sunset Hills Apartments near Eastern Avenue and Windmill Parkway after reports of smoke coming from a two-story building. The fire was in the space between ...

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Head of Nevada Taxicab Authority resigning
The top official regulating taxis in southern Nevada is leaving his post. State officials confirmed Tuesday that Nevada Taxicab Authority Administrator Charles D. Harvey informed them ...

10:14 a.m.

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Missing Arkansas real estate agent’s body found in shallow grave
A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman's body was discovered in a shallow grave. Arron Michael Lewis appeared in court Tuesday and ...

9:53 a.m.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge
Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at ...

9:47 a.m.

Henderson Police get $610,000 grant to catch online criminals
Henderson Police get $610,000 grant to catch online criminals
Henderson Police will receive a $610,000 grant to catch criminals selling stolen property online. The grant was awarded through the Smart Policing Initiative, a program in ...

9:06 a.m.

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Las Vegas lands 3rd weekly nonstop Swiss flight
Tourists flying between Las Vegas and Zurich will have another nonstop flight. Edelweiss Air announced Monday it will add ...

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Prosecutor: Oklahoma man charged in beheading was out to get revenge
An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of ...

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