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April 16, 2014

12:21 p.m.

State investigation finds cheating at Las Vegas elementary school
State investigation finds cheating at Las Vegas elementary school
An investigation by the Nevada Education Department into testing irregularities at Matt Kelly Elementary School in Las Vegas found student answer sheets were altered but could not determine...

11:58 a.m.

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Police: Utah woman accused of killing babies gave birth at home
A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday. Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped...

11:51 a.m.

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Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside prize-claw arcade game
Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. Lincoln police say...

11:32 a.m.

Rampart Casino ready to open new bingo room
Rampart Casino ready to open new bingo room
Rampart Casino’s new bingo room is opening Saturday, with six one-hour sessions every day. The 300-seat room next to the buffet will include...

11:01 a.m.

Owner pleads not guilty to insurance fraud in pet shop fire
Owner pleads not guilty to insurance fraud in pet shop fire
A woman accused of torching her Las Vegas pet shop and endangering 27 puppies in an alleged insurance scheme pleaded not guilty today to fraud and attempted theft charges. Gloria Eun Hye Lee, 35, was...

10:37 a.m.

Body with stab wounds found in flood-control channel
Body with stab wounds found in flood-control channel
The body of a man believed to be dead for more than two weeks was discovered Tuesday in a flood-control channel near downtown. Metro Police found the body about...

10:06 a.m.

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Court to decide if political candidates can face prosecution for lying
As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that...

9:54 a.m.

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Nevada Supreme Court removes candidate from ballot over residency
The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a state controller candidate from the June primary ballot because of his residency status. Justices unanimously agreed with a lower court ruling that...

9:38 a.m.

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German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey
At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned...

8 a.m.

Sun series ‘Grace Through Grief’ wins prestigious national Dart Award
Sun series ‘Grace Through Grief’ wins prestigious national Dart Award
Last year, the Las Vegas Sun presented a series that followed the family of Arturo Martinez-Sanchez as they rebuilt their lives after the killings of Arturo's wife and daughter. Today, the Sun was awarded...

8 a.m.

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Martinez family settles into work, school routine in North Las Vegas
Recovery:
It's been two years since the killings of Yadira Sanchez and her 10-year-old daughter Karla in their home on Robin Street. Husband and father Arturo Martinez-Sanchez survived a brutal bludgeoning, and his young sons were unharmed in the intruder's attack on the family. Last year, the Las Vegas Sun told the family's story of forgiveness and recovery in a series called "Grace through Grief: A Shattered Family Recovers." Here's an update on the family.

7:50 a.m.

Photo: Alex Hribal, center, the suspect in the stabbings
Classes resume at Pa. high school rocked by stabbings
Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with...

Tuesday

April 15, 2014

11:36 p.m.

Domestic dispute leads to stabbing, arson, police say
Domestic dispute leads to stabbing, arson, police say
A couple’s quarrel launched an arson investigation and sent a man to the hospital Tuesday night. A man dumped gasoline on his apartment and set it on fire after ...

10:15 p.m.

Heck, challenger Bilbray-Kohn step up fundraising in House race
Heck, challenger Bilbray-Kohn step up fundraising in House race
Politics:
Taxes weren’t the only thing that needed filing on April 15; for those running for Congress, it was also the day to turn in the first election reports of the year. In the House ...

9:10 p.m.

Metro investigates burned body found in LV backyard
Metro investigates burned body found in LV backyard
Homicide detectives are investigating a burned body found late Tuesday afternoon in the backyard of a western Las Vegas Valley home. The body was discovered after ...

7:20 p.m.

Photo: Police remove a body from the scene of a multiple
5 dead in Calgary stabbing spree; student charged
A University of Calgary university student was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party Tuesday that the police chief called the worst mass murder in ...

7:12 p.m.

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Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing
A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite...

6:07 p.m.

North Las Vegas finalizing budget to submit to state
North Las Vegas finalizing budget to submit to state
North Las Vegas administrators were finishing a tentative budget to submit to the Nevada Department of Taxation on Tuesday in a bid to avoid a state takeover of city finances and ...

5:42 p.m.

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Police: GPS helped solve, didn’t deter killings
GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to ...

5:05 p.m.

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Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line
A man behaving suspiciously near the Boston Marathon finish line dropped a backpack containing a rice cooker. He was taken into custody ...

5 p.m.

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N.Y. police nix unit that spied on Muslims
A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded. Detectives assigned to the unit had been ...

4:28 p.m.

Photo: A view of the Hoover Dam Wednesday, January 16, 20
Work on Hoover Dam Access Road to cause delays
Motorists traveling to and from the Hoover Dam are expected to face delays this week while the Hoover Dam Access Road undergoes repairs. Nevada Department of Transportation put traffic restrictions on …

3:56 p.m.

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian suffered heart attack, doctors say
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian suffered heart attack, doctors say
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and...

3:46 p.m.

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Hundreds pay respects to former lawmaker Joe Dini in Yerington
Several hundred people paid their respects at a funeral mass for Joe Dini in Yerington where the former, longtime Nevada Assembly speaker was described as a quiet, humble man who became a "legislative giant" during three decades in the legislature. Dozens of...

1:51 p.m.

Woman accused in Hillary Clinton shoe-throwing incident is detained
Woman accused in Hillary Clinton shoe-throwing incident is detained
A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton during ...

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