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September 18, 2014

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8:10 p.m.

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Radisson suspends Minnesota Vikings sponsorship
The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in ...

6:40 p.m.

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes
A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to ...

4:34 p.m.

Northern Nevada lands bill passes House, heads to Senate
A sweeping lands bill for Northern Nevada that had a bleak outlook just a few months ago passed the House of Representatives with unanimous support Monday. Thought for dead much of this year, legislation to create ...

4 p.m.

Man who killed girlfriend with beer mug sentenced to 25 years
Man who killed girlfriend with beer mug sentenced to 25 years
Dana "Doc" Baker, 62, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in July. According to Baker, he and his girlfriend, Jennifer Evanson, 52, were fighting in their RV when ...

2:57 p.m.

Photo: Singer/actress Pia Zadora performs during a guest
Pia Zadora home from hospital after accident
A spokeswoman says entertainer Pia Zadora is home from a Las Vegas hospital to continue treatment for serious head and ankle injuries received when she fell from a golf cart last week. Zadora representative Eileen Koch said ...

2:53 p.m.

Applications being accepted for preschool scholarships
The application process is underway for parents to receive part of a $1 million grant to send their children to preschool programs in Las Vegas. For the fourth consecutive year, Windsong Trust ...

1:51 p.m.

Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane sentenced in assault
Prosecutors say rapper Gucci Mane has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for attacking a fan at an Atlanta nightclub. Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones says ...

1:45 p.m.

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Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash
A wing apparently malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crash killed a retired Air Force pilot from California during qualification heats of the Reno National Championship Air Races in Nevada last week, according to a preliminary crash report. Portions of the right wing separated from ...

1:41 p.m.

4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire
Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said. Three students were treated and released from hospitals, and the fourth was ...

1:24 p.m.

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1 p.m.

Bob Crewe, ‘Walk Like a Man’ writer, dies at 83
Bob Crewe, co-writer of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," ''Big Girls Don't Cry" and many other pop hits, died last week. He was 83. Crewe's brother, Dan Crewe, said Monday in an email that the producer, songwriter and "Jersey Boys" lyricist ...

12:51 p.m.

Photo: In this May 22, 2014, photo, patrons enter an Oliv
Olive Garden defends breadstick policy
Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity." The remark is part of a response by ...

12:40 p.m.

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Hillary Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state
Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual ...

12:32 p.m.

Powerful Washington lobbyist Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. dies at 73
Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday at his home outside Washington, D.C. He was 73. Boggs was a driving force in ...

12:08 p.m.

Will Hurricane Odile bring more flooding to Las Vegas?
Will Hurricane Odile bring more flooding to Las Vegas?
Las Vegas will likely see storms this week from Hurricane Odile, but predicting the impact of the hurricane here is a complex task, meteorologists said. Odile, now straddling Baja California near ...

11:23 a.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor
Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor
Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by ...

10:56 a.m.

I-15 traffic flowing after chunks of washed-out road repaired
I-15 traffic flowing after chunks of washed-out road repaired
Traffic on Interstate 15 near Moapa is flowing smoothly, despite ongoing work to repair chunks of road washed out last week by heavy flooding, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. One lane in each direction ...

10:21 a.m.

Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory in Flagstaff
Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff Sunday, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns, authorities said. The four contractors were ...

10:03 a.m.

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Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress
Police say they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct. Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," says she was ...

9:56 a.m.

Authorities ID 2 women killed in crash while following relatives
Authorities ID 2 women killed in crash while following relatives
Authorities have identified two women who died after the car they were riding in crashed while they followed relatives on a Las Vegas highway. Nevada Highway Patrol troopers say ...

9:53 a.m.

Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires; homes burn
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near a ...

9:40 a.m.

Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day
Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. The company said the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be ...

9:20 a.m.

Photo: In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2014, photo, Minnesota
Vikings reinstate Adrian Peterson despite abuse charge
The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said the decision ...

8:40 a.m.

Photo: David Koch, Executive Vice President of Koch Indus
Expect more attacks from Dems on billionaire Koch brothers
Senate Showdown:
In seven weeks, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid will know if he will still run the U.S. Senate. The campaign to control the Senate is the defining storyline of American politics in the Nov. 4 election, and Reid is ...

8:09 a.m.

Motorcyclist critically injured in west valley crash
A woman was in critical condition Sunday evening after a motorcycle and car collided ​in the west valley, Metro Police said. The collision occurred ...

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