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September 15, 2014

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Sept. 15, 2014

7:16 a.m.

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1:36 p.m.

Photo: Winds blow palm trees on the beach in Los Cabos, M
Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja California
Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to big box stores and luxury hotels, leaving roads and entire neighborhoods as disaster zones Monday. The storm, which made landfall near ...

7:03 a.m.

Updated
2:19 p.m.

Police: Man fatally shot in parking lot had pulled gun on people
Police: Man fatally shot in parking lot had pulled gun on people
A man was killed early today in a parking lot after he pointed a gun at a vehicle during an argument and one of the passengers shot him, Metro Police reported. The shooter was ...

2 a.m.

El Sombrero reopens; Touro University expands campus
El Sombrero reopens; Touro University expands campus
Openings & Closings:
Touro University is expanding its campus to support the growing health needs of Southern Nevada. El Sombrero has reopened under new management, and the Mirage now has a 24-hour restaurant, Pantry. Elsewhere in the valley ...

Saturday

Sept. 13, 2014

6:04 p.m.

Car with right of way kills bicyclist, North Las Vegas Police say
Car with right of way kills bicyclist, North Las Vegas Police say
The man was riding his bike west on Lake Mead Boulevard just after 7 a.m. when he collided in an intersection with a Honda sedan traveling south on 5th Street ...

2:55 p.m.

Man arrested after standoff at northwest valley home
Man arrested after standoff at northwest valley home
Police received a call around 1 a.m. about a domestic dispute at a home in the 8300 block of Valleybreeze Avenue in the northwest valley. A man reportedly pointed a gun ...

Friday

Sept. 12, 2014

9:15 p.m.

Teen girl shot in leg in northwest valley, police say
Teen girl shot in leg in northwest valley, police say
A teenage girl was shot in the knee Friday evening near Smoke Ranch Road and Jones Boulevard. Police lieutenant Yaz Yatomi said the minor was walking up stairs in ...

8:33 p.m.

Photo: In this July 2014 photo, Fred McQuire, left, and G
Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized
In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because ...

8:29 p.m.

Photo: This file photo provided April 19, 2013, by the Fe
Boston bomb case lawyers want 2,000 jury summonses
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say they will need to summon 2,000 people to pick a jury. The two sides jointly submitted their ...

6:15 p.m.

Police bust marijuana grow house, credit card lab in southwest valley
Police bust marijuana grow house, credit card lab in southwest valley
Metro Police say they discovered a marijuana grow operation and ID theft lab on Friday at a home in the Spring Valley area. Police served a search warrant in ...

5:35 p.m.

70 CCSD schools drop in state’s latest performance rankings
70 CCSD schools drop in state’s latest performance rankings
The stars are falling in the Clark County School District as more schools slipped in the latest Nevada public school rankings than increased. The Nevada School Performance Framework results ...

5:33 p.m.

Photo: John Katsilometes flies (with the help of a multi-
Facing down the ’Zilla thrillas on Fremont Street
First, you merely stare in suspended belief. You stare at the crowd massed far below as you are harnessed into a contraption hooked to a metal wire more than 100 feet above Fremont Street Experience. And you stare at ...

4:27 p.m.

Flood-damaged section of I-15 partially reopened after repair work
Flood-damaged section of I-15 partially reopened after repair work
A stretch of Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas that was washed out by heavy flooding on Monday has been partially reopened. One northbound lane and one ...

3:53 p.m.

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Vikings’ Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse
Authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. He was swiftly benched by ...

3:34 p.m.

Police probe fight at party attended by Sarah Palin family members
Police say they are investigating a fight that broke out among a large crowd at a party attended by family members of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said ...

3:21 p.m.

Mojave High School student, 16, arrested in shooting death
Mojave High School student, 16, arrested in shooting death
A 16-year-old Mojave High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon in the shooting death of a woman in North Las Vegas, authorities said. The boy was arrested at ...

3:12 p.m.

Bicyclist injured in crash with car
A bicyclist was injured in a crash this afternoon near the intersection of North Main Street and Foremaster Lane. The cyclist was transported to ...

3:03 p.m.

Photo: Patrick Duffy admires Gustavo Foppiani's
Bingo! Life Is Beautiful sets its gallery, street program in downtown Las Vegas
Patrick Duffy sounds as if he’s on top of the world, and maybe he is, metaphorically. But in fact, he’s on top of an old hotel in downtown Las Vegas. “I’ve spent the day on the roof of the Western,” says the city’s great art collector ...

2:56 p.m.

Photo: This image provided by NASA shows an extreme ultra
Solar storm hits Earth, but no problems so far
A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights. Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Chris Smith said ...

2:43 p.m.

Police: Man was arguing with woman before he was shot
Metro Police are still looking for a man who shot and killed another man Thursday night at the Sherman Garden Apartments in West Las Vegas. The incident was reported ...

2:09 p.m.

Man indicted in slaying of 8-year-old Arizona girl
Man indicted in slaying of 8-year-old Arizona girl
A man accused of killing 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella was indicted Thursday by a Mohave County, Ariz., grand jury on charges including ...

1:52 p.m.

Photo: Malala Yousafzai listens as Harvard President Drew
Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala
Pakistan's army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and education for women. Army spokesman Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said ...

1:46 p.m.

Photo: This Oct. 5, 2009, file photo shows Joan Rivers as
Medical director out at clinic that treated Joan Rivers
The medical director of the facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic. A Yorkville Endoscopy spokeswoman said Friday that ...

1:44 p.m.

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence
tlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. The team's CEO, Steve Koonin, made ...

12:53 p.m.

Pia Zadora suffers head injury in golf cart accident
Pia Zadora suffers head injury in golf cart accident
Las Vegas entertainer Pia Zadora suffered a head injury Thursday evening when she fell from a golf cart near her home in Summerlin, her husband, Mike Jeffries, said. Zadora, 60, is in intensive ...

11:43 a.m.

Photo: Deportation Decreases
Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007
President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. The Homeland Security Department is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants since 2007, according to ...

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