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Jan. 23, 2015

10:39 a.m.

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Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy
Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy. The quirky in-flight shopping catalog has been a mainstay on airlines for more than three decades. Passengers with nowhere to go would ...

10:33 a.m.

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McDonald’s earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers
McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about it. The world's largest hamburger chain reported falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter on Friday and says it is going to take action this year to save money and bring customers back. This includes slowing down new restaurant openings in some markets. It's also making changes to ...

10:28 a.m.

Coroner IDs pedestrian killed while running across I-15
Coroner IDs pedestrian killed while running across I-15
A pedestrian hit by a pickup truck on Interstate 15 was running across the northbound lanes of the highway when he was struck ...

9:58 a.m.

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Miss Universe: New friends, countless dresses and 1 crown
Contestants from 88 countries will vie for the title of Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida. The women arrived in Miami nearly two weeks ago ahead of the main event, in which Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, will pass on her crown. "Today Show" personality Natalie Morales will ...

9:46 a.m.

Army: Fort Hood lacked system to ID threat of 2014 rampage
Fort Hood did not have a system in place that could have anticipated a deadly rampage last April that left four soldiers dead and 16 wounded, according to a U.S. Army report released Friday. There were no clear warnings ...

9:37 a.m.

Vietnam allows new casino, may allow Vietnamese to gamble
A recently announced government decision to allow a casino on Vietnam's biggest island drew mixed reactions Friday from citizens, who weighed its potential economic benefits against its perceived social vices. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's approval in principle of ...

8:53 a.m.

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Volunteers sought for homeless tally in Las Vegas area
Organizers say volunteers are still needed for next week's eighth annual effort to count every person living on the streets in and around Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Homeless Census is scheduled ...

8:49 a.m.

DNA ties prisoner to 2 of 6 serial killings from 1976
DNA evidence linked an Oregon prisoner to at least two of the six serial killings of young women that terrified the San Francisco Bay Area and a city in Nevada four decades ago, investigators say. He is suspected of the other slayings. The San Mateo district attorney's office charged ...

8:33 a.m.

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Amid mourning, a new generation enters line to Saudi throne
Saudi Arabia's newly enthroned King Salman moved quickly Friday to name a future successor to the crown in his oil-rich kingdom, a significant appointment that puts the kingdom's future squarely in the hands of a new generation. King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud's actions came as ...

8:24 a.m.

Woman, 56, hit by car, critically injured crossing street
Woman, 56, hit by car, critically injured crossing street
A 56-year-old woman was hit by a car and critically injured Thursday night while crossing Charleston Boulevard, Metro Police said. The accident, which remains under investigation, was ...

2 a.m.

Crumbling, off-Strip tower in Las Vegas scheduled for daytime implosion
Crumbling, off-Strip tower in Las Vegas scheduled for daytime implosion
Stardust. Desert Inn. New Frontier. Dunes. All famed Las Vegas casinos, all imploded in spectacular fashion. Add a property to this list of dynamite and destruction: the Gramercy ...

Thursday

Jan. 22, 2015

10:41 p.m.

Police seek suspect in robbery of store employee
Metro Police are looking for a man they say robbed a store employee on Eastern Avenue near Charleston Boulevard ...

10:15 p.m.

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Students join polarizing sex ed discussion at school board meeting
Students who clashed with parents at the Clark County School Board meeting Thursday over what schools should be teaching about sex said they had a right to know information like ...

9:10 p.m.

Think tank: Nevada has eighth-highest rate of women killed with guns
Think tank: Nevada has eighth-highest rate of women killed with guns
The group found that women in Nevada face a higher risk of gun violence than men in the state — women were shot dead at a rate that is 38 percent higher than ...

8:45 p.m.

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Gaming group: Illegal bets on Super Bowl will total $3.8 billion
Americans will illegally wager 38 times more money on this year’s Super Bowl than they will legally in Nevada, the only state with full-fledged sports betting, according to ...

8:40 p.m.

Troopers investigating pedestrian death on I-15 near Tropicana
Troopers investigating pedestrian death on I-15 near Tropicana
A pedestrian was killed this evening on Interstate 15 just south of Tropicana Avenue when he was hit by a pickup and then hit again by a car. The man was in ...

7 p.m.

Las Vegas ranked among least healthy cities
Las Vegas ranked among least healthy cities
Las Vegas is a mecca for many things, but health does not appear to be one of them. The BetterDoctor.com Healthy Cities Index ranked Las Vegas the seventh least healthy metro area in the nation. A high number of uninsured residents and poor ...

5:45 p.m.

Exec who led Nevada health exchange amid rollout woes resigns post
Exec who led Nevada health exchange amid rollout woes resigns post
A top official from the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange resigned as its chief operating officer. Shawna DeRousse will leave at the beginning of next month ...

4:25 p.m.

Implosion to take down Clarion Hotel off Las Vegas Strip
Implosion to take down Clarion Hotel off Las Vegas Strip
The Clarion Hotel and Casino off the Las Vegas Strip is expected to collapse in an early-morning Feb. 10 implosion. Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said Thursday the planned explosive demolition is scheduled ...

4:16 p.m.

Heller urges swift action by NFL over deflated footballs
Heller urges swift action by NFL over deflated footballs
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is urging the National Football League to quickly address possible cheating after balls used in a weekend championship game were found to be ...

4:10 p.m.

Las Vegas producer and Johnny Carson manager Stan Irwin dies
Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94. Irwin's friend and business partner George Michaud says Irwin died Wednesday of ...

4:04 p.m.

Man hospitalized, woman arrested after domestic dispute, barricade
Man hospitalized, woman arrested after domestic dispute, barricade
A woman accused of cutting a man during a domestic disturbance was taken into custody today after barricading herself in an apartment near East Harmon Avenue and ...

3:44 p.m.

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Wendell Ford, ex-Kentucky governor, U.S. senator, dies at 90
Former U.S. Sen. and Kentucky Gov. Wendell Ford, an unapologetic smoker whose unfiltered chats and speeches endeared him to voters in a state that once thrived on tobacco and coal, has died at age 90. Ford's health had declined in ...

3:35 p.m.

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Saudi King Abdullah has died, Prince Salman is successor
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including ...

3:29 p.m.

Officials report first Clark County measles case since 2011
Officials report first Clark County measles case since 2011
A school-age child in Clark County has been diagnosed with measles, prompting health officials to urge parents to watch for signs of the contagious disease ...

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