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Jan. 27, 2015

8:37 a.m.

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Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC
A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total accumulation was expected to ...

8:19 a.m.

Nevada unemployment rate dips to 6.8 percent in December
Nevada unemployment rate dips to 6.8 percent in December
Nevada’s unemployment rate last month dropped to 6.8 percent, its lowest since June 2008 and down from 9 percent in December 2013. The rate was also down from ...

2 a.m.

Las Vegas philanthropists to meet to talk strategies, successes
About 150 philanthropists will gather Feb. 6 for the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit at Las Vegas City Hall. The agenda will include local and national speakers sharing new and time-honored fundraising and operating strategies. ...

2 a.m.

Photo: A KB Home roof is tiled during the Super Saturday
2014 not a robust year for Las Vegas homebuilders
Real Estate:
Las Vegas homebuilders, after bouncing back strong from the recession, had a lackluster 2014. Sales volume dropped hard, prices were volatile, and after ramping up construction plans in the first half of the year, developers pulled back sharply ...

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Jan. 26, 2015

9:30 p.m.

Las Vegas limo company gets $200,000 fine for cheating its workers
Las Vegas limo company gets $200,000 fine for cheating its workers
Labor:
A Las Vegas limousine company has been fined $232,317 for illegally withholding pay from nearly 500 employees. An investigation found that limousine and shuttle bus service Executive Las Vegas made improper ...

8:56 p.m.

NLV motorcycle cop crashes, shutting down Interstate 15
NLV motorcycle cop crashes, shutting down Interstate 15
Southbound Interstate 15 at Cheyenne Avenue is closed after a crash involving a North Las Vegas Police motorcycle Monday night. Nevada Highway Patrol reported that at about ...

5:30 p.m.

Storm brings showers to Southern Nevada
Storm brings showers to Southern Nevada
weather:
Las Vegans didn't have to worry about the onset of blizzards Monday night like those in the Northeast, but they might have experienced a bit of discomfort when ...

5:20 p.m.

Assembly Democrat Harvey Munford mulls going independent
A longtime Nevada Assembly Democrat says he's considered leaving his party's caucus and going independent. The 74-year-old said he might sit out in the chamber "and tell them all to go to hell" ...

3:44 p.m.

Lacrosse player from Las Vegas found dead in Maryland dorm room
Lacrosse player from Las Vegas found dead in Maryland dorm room
Authorities in Maryland say a freshman Johns Hopkins University lacrosse player from Las Vegas was found dead in his dorm room. University officials identified the student as ...

3:25 p.m.

Sen. Harry Reid recuperating at home after eye surgery
Sen. Harry Reid recuperating at home after eye surgery
Sen. Harry Reid was released from the hospital this afternoon after undergoing three and a half hours of surgery in hopes of restoring vision in his injured ...

2:44 p.m.

Protesters to rally against high payday lending fees
With federal regulators scrutinizing payday lenders, activists in Las Vegas and across the country will take to the streets to protest an industry known for its sky-high fees. The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada plans to ...

2:21 p.m.

Photo: Clark County Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky.
Skorkowsky: CCSD overcrowded, underachieving — but improving
Clark County schools are often overcrowded, underachieving and underfunded, but the tide is turning. Or at least that was the gist of Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky's State of the District speech this morning. The top administrator ...

2:04 p.m.

Bodies found near vehicle of missing Georgia couple
The car belonging to a Georgia couple who disappeared after traveling to meet a man claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake with two bodies nearby. Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said Monday that ...

1:53 p.m.

Photo: Pedestrians make their way through snow in New Yor
Millions hunker down as Northeast storm totals downgraded
Tens of millions of people along the East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most failed to live up to predictions that it would be one of the worst they'd ever seen ...

1:28 p.m.

Scientific Games moving headquarters to Las Vegas after Bally merger
Scientific Games moving headquarters to Las Vegas after Bally merger
Gambling technology company Scientific Games said today that it’s moving its corporate headquarters from New York to Las Vegas. Nevada gaming regulators approved ...

1:19 p.m.

Photo: In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles La
Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season
Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant's surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers say ...

1:04 p.m.

Lawsuit over Obama immigration action divides Sandoval, Laxalt
Lawsuit over Obama immigration action divides Sandoval, Laxalt
Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced today that Nevada will join a multistate coalition suing President Barack Obama’s contentious deportation deferral program ...

12:52 p.m.

Photo: A vehicle crashed into a Tropical Smoothie at 6350
Car smashes into Tropical Smoothie Cafe on West Charleston
A car crashed into a Tropical Smoothie Cafe this morning, according to Metro Police. Police were called about 11:40 a.m. to the ...

12:37 p.m.

Coroner IDs woman found dead near the Stratosphere
A woman whose body was found Saturday morning near the Stratosphere has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Stacey Forsberg, 52, of Las Vegas. Forsberg was found in the ...

12:12 p.m.

Golden Gaming to take over Maryland casino in merger with Minnesota company
Golden Gaming to take over Maryland casino in merger with Minnesota company
Golden Gaming is growing again — this time beyond state lines. The Nevada tavern and slot route operator announced ...

12:03 p.m.

Photo: Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey
Conviction upheld over contributions to Sen. Harry Reid
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Nevada lobbyist accused of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid's 2010 reelection campaign. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected F. Harvey Whittemore's contention that ...

11:39 a.m.

Police: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters
Police say a former Fox news television producer in Texas has shot himself to death outside company headquarters in midtown Manhattan. Philip Perea, 41, died after the shooting at about ...

11:24 a.m.

Northeast storm triggers cancellations of Las Vegas flights
Northeast storm triggers cancellations of Las Vegas flights
Dozens of flights between Las Vegas and the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor were cancelled today as the Northeast braces for a powerful winter storm expected to dump as much as 3 feet of snow. According to McCarran International Airport’s website, more than ...

10:58 a.m.

Boy, 4, shot in leg at northwest valley home
Boy, 4, shot in leg at northwest valley home
A 3-year-old boy shot himself in the leg with a handgun Sunday night at a home in the northwest valley, Metro Police said. Officer Larry Hadfield said ...

10:49 a.m.

Attorneys battle over venue for Caesars bankruptcy case
Attorneys battle over venue for Caesars bankruptcy case
A court battle over whether the bankruptcy case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois was postponed Monday because of a snowstorm bearing down on the East Coast. The judge presiding over ...

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