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March 27, 2015

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Thursday

March 26, 2015

11:15 a.m.

House bill would extended proposed I-11 in Arizona, Nevada
A bill proposed in the U.S. House would extend the proposed Interstate 11 into northern Nevada and southern Arizona. Congress in 2012 officially designated a corridor between Phoenix ...

11:07 a.m.

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Bergdahl describes torture, attempts to escape Taliban
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained spread-eagle to a bed, and threatened with execution after ...

11 a.m.

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The Latest: German airlines plan 2-pilot cockpit rule
Germany's biggest airlines, including Lufthansa and Air Berlin, say they plan to introduce a two-pilot rule in the cockpit following the Germanwings crash that killed all 150 people aboard the plane. German Aviation Association spokeswoman Christine Kolmar says ...

10:50 a.m.

2 appear before judge in neighborhood slaying case
2 appear before judge in neighborhood slaying case
Talk about whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty dominated the first court appearance Thursday by a man suspected of driving the getaway car in ...

10:27 a.m.

Bill would ban smoking in cars with children present
Bill would ban smoking in cars with children present
A coalition of heath organizations offered its support today to a bill that would make it illegal for adults to smoke tobacco in a car with children present. Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle said his bill ...

10:08 a.m.

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Bomb threat at courthouse halts Aaron Hernandez murder trial
A bomb threat called in to the courthouse where the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is being held has temporarily halted proceedings. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said Thursday ...

10:02 a.m.

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Las Vegas airport traffic up nearly 3 percent in February
Officials say the number of travelers flying into and out of Las Vegas grew nearly 3 percent in February compared to the year prior to 3.15 million people. McCarran International Airport officials ...

9:45 a.m.

Fourth-quarter revenue, income up at Stratosphere parent company
Fourth-quarter revenue, income up at Stratosphere parent company
The company that owns the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s and the Aquarius in Laughlin, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings today. The company attributed its net revenue increase for the quarter to ...

8:49 a.m.

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Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas
The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities. New data released from the U.S. Census Bureau showed ...

7:53 a.m.

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Co-pilot was ‘very happy’ with Germanwings job
Andreas Lubitz never showed any sign he was anything but thrilled to have landed a job with Germanwings, according to those who taught him the trade as a teenager in this town in the woody hills of Western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said ...

7:39 a.m.

Alone at controls, co-pilot deliberately crashed plane into mountain
Alone at controls, co-pilot deliberately crashed plane into mountain
Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately ...

2 a.m.

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8 things to do in Las Vegas before it gets too hot
Summer is coming ...

Wednesday

March 25, 2015

10 p.m.

Assembly bill could break up CCSD
Assembly bill could break up CCSD
When Gov. Brian Sandoval took to the podium at the Legislature and announced his support for splitting up big school districts and appointing school board members, more than a few in the audience ...

9:01 p.m.

Las Vegas home prices leave wage growth in the dust
Las Vegas home prices leave wage growth in the dust
Las Vegas’ soaring home prices outpaced wage growth at one of the fastest rates in the nation the past few years. The average weekly wage in Southern Nevada last year was ...

8:57 p.m.

Driver dies in rollover accident in Nye County
A man died in a single vehicle rollover Tuesday in Nye County ...

8 p.m.

Girl hit by car near Western High School is critical
A girl was critically injured today after being struck by a car on West Bonanza Road ...

6:15 p.m.

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Pilot was locked out of cockpit before crash in France
As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated ...

5:45 p.m.

Judge appoints examiner in bankruptcy of Caesars division
Judge appoints examiner in bankruptcy of Caesars division
A former Watergate prosecutor who was later involved in efforts to secure the release of Americans during the Iran hostage crisis is now investigating business deals made by ...

5 p.m.

In Congress, debate over banning online gaming moves forward
In Congress, debate over banning online gaming moves forward
In a choose-your-own-facts debate, a Sheldon Adelson-backed bill to ban online gaming got its first airing in Congress with a controversial hearing.

4:57 p.m.

Community health fair features free medical screenings
A community health fair featuring medical screenings and fitness activities will be held Saturday in the eastern Las Vegas Valley. Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada is sponsoring the ...

4:26 p.m.

Watchdog says SLS Las Vegas got green light with Reid’s help
Watchdog says SLS Las Vegas got green light with Reid’s help
Homeland Security's inspector general says applications for immigration visas for investors in the SLS Las Vegas casino-hotel development were sped through the approvals process with pressure ...

4:23 p.m.

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Sides square off over bill to slash public union power
In what unions are slamming as an Armageddon for workers, legislative Republicans today vetted a bill that would weaken collective bargaining for police, firefighters, teachers and other local government employees. A panel of state lawmakers ...

3:29 p.m.

Baby who fell in pool last week dies at hospital
An 8-month-old baby who fell into a swimming pool last week died Sunday, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. The child died at Centennial Hills Hospital of ...

3:22 p.m.

Delaware, Nevada poker players can now play together online
State officials say a multistate online poker network allowing gamblers in Delaware and Nevada to play against one another is up and running. Govs. Jack Markell of Delaware and Brian Sandoval of Nevada announced ...

3:10 p.m.

Lawyer: 2 Nevada inmates were handcuffed when guard shot them
Lawyer: 2 Nevada inmates were handcuffed when guard shot them
A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said Wednesday that her client was ...

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