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November 22, 2014

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Nov. 20, 2014

11:31 a.m.

Cuomo: ‘Impractical’ for Bills to play Jets on Sunday
A severe lake-effect snowstorm hitting the Buffalo region has prompted the NFL to consider alternatives to the Bills playing their home game against the New York Jets on Sunday. Without going into detail, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote ...

11:25 a.m.

Casinos push back on Massachusetts gambling limits
Casinos push back on Massachusetts gambling limits
In a rarely used tactic meant to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines under a proposal being considered by ...

11:16 a.m.

Metro Police seeking suspect in fatal shooting
Metro Police are asking for the public’s help in finding man they identified as a suspect in a shooting death at an east valley home earlier this month. Police are looking for ...

9:57 a.m.

Photo: Chinese tourists take in the view at Grand Canyon
Longer visas for Chinese could spur tourism in Las Vegas, elsewhere
A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be ...

9:42 a.m.

Photo: Defendant Mazen Alotaibi listens to comments by Ju
Judge rejects new trial in Saudi airman rape case
A Nevada judge rejected a call for a new trial for a Saudi Arabian air force sergeant found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. Clark County District Judge Stefany Miley issued ...

9:28 a.m.

Photo: In this Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, director Mike Ni
Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols dies at 83
Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83. The death was confirmed by ...

9:01 a.m.

2 children killed in California apartment fire
Authorities say a 6-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother were killed and their father was critically injured while trying to rescue them from an early morning apartment fire in Southern California. Fire Department spokesman Rodd Mascis tells ...

8:52 a.m.

1 of 2 moderate quakes widely felt in California
Two moderate earthquakes have struck central California, one of which was widely felt across the region. The U.S. Geological Survey reported ...

8:45 a.m.

Photo: A New Jersey State Police trooper secures a police
2 children dead in New Jersey home shooting
A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman and another child wounded, state police said Thursday. State police received a report of multiple shootings in ...

8:38 a.m.

Photo: Mark Settlemyer, left, gets help clearing snow fro
Roofs collapse under crush of Buffalo snow
Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total Thursday to an epic 6 feet or more. Snow-weary residents of western New York were asked by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ...

8:31 a.m.

Las Vegas freeway ramp reopens after rollover crash
Las Vegas freeway ramp reopens after rollover crash
A rollover accident at the 215 Beltway and Interstate 15 closed a ramp this morning. The accident was reported ...

8:16 a.m.

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized with pneumonia
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized with pneumonia
Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he's being treated for pneumonia. Danny Tarkanian said Thusday the 84-year-old former Runnin' Rebels coach was ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Alexis Toone of Desert Oasis High School gives an
Moderators find ‘this generation is OK’
The moderators include business executives, civic leaders, judges, educators, media representatives and members of the Las Vegas City Council, Clark County Commission and Clark County School Board ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Qunisha Fowler of Legacy High School listens to a
Participants plan on pursuing college, then the American dream
As teenagers talked about their future during the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum, they weren’t fantasizing about dream jobs and fancy homes, or worrying about what school they’d attend next. Instead, they focused on the burden of student loans, facing unemployment, paying off bills and providing for their future family — issues faced by ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Maci Jordan, center, of Legacy High School, laughs
Students air differences on hot-button issues, leave vitriol behind
Unlike the mudslinging, belittlement and intolerance on display not just during overheated campaign seasons but, increasingly during legislative sessions, students raised hands to speak rather than talking over each other ...


Nov. 19, 2014

11:13 p.m.

Police: Shots fired possibly linked to road rage
Police: Shots fired possibly linked to road rage
Metro Police are investigating a report of shots fired Wednesday evening, possibly related to a road rage incident. Police received a report about 8:50 p.m. ...

11:12 p.m.

Photo: Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library
Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for ...

9:45 p.m.

DA closes probe of Metro Police aviation unit
DA closes probe of Metro Police aviation unit
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson says he's closed a probe of a whistleblower police lieutenant's claim that Metro Police administrators improperly buried a report claiming corruption and ...

9:01 p.m.

Investors are flipping fewer Nevada homes, report finds
Investors are flipping fewer Nevada homes, report finds
Real estate investors aren’t flipping homes in Nevada as often as last year, but they’re still more active than flippers nationally. Flipping slowed nationally to ...

7 p.m.

From hot meals to housing, annual event connects thousands of Las Vegas’ homeless to necessities
Organized by the Nevada Homeless Alliance in conjunction with the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, the day-long event put thousands of people in touch with vital resources aimed to lift them out of poverty. The expansive Center was converted into a conference-like space organized by service, where people could wander from booth to booth to get what they need ...

6:49 p.m.

Montana marriage ban overturned; licenses granted
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state gay marriage ban in Montana, one of the last states to continue defending its ban despite rulings in favor of same-sex marriage from ...

6 p.m.

Caesars reveals plan after creditor walks away
Caesars reveals plan after creditor walks away
Overwhelmed with debt and seeking a way out from under it, Caesars Entertainment Corp. floated a plan that would have turned its most debt-heavy division into a ...

5:20 p.m.

Photo: The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the clos
Firm cancels plan to buy closed Revel resort
A Toronto-based company abandoned its plan to buy the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday, dealing another blow to a city reeling from ...

4:31 p.m.

Sandoval sidesteps meeting of GOP governors, political climbers
Sandoval sidesteps meeting of GOP governors, political climbers
The annual conference of the Republican Governors Association could double as a who’s who of politicians with ambitions for ...

3 p.m.

Police: No obvious link in 2 North Las Vegas shootings
North Las Vegas police see no obvious link between a shooting that left four people wounded in one neighborhood and gunfire that killed a man less than three hours later across town. Officer Aaron Patty says two males were ...

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