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Dec. 19, 2014

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Photo: Senator Dean Heller
Sen. Dean Heller: Can’t live without FaceTime, puts family first
Q+A:
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Sen. Dean Heller.

Thursday

Dec. 18, 2014

4:15 p.m.

Teen injured in car crash dies at hospital
A 17-year-old boy critically injured in a single-car crash into a lamp post earlier this month has died, Metro Police reported. Police were notified about ...

3:27 p.m.

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run back at county jail
Suspect in fatal hit-and-run back at county jail
A woman accused of leaving the scene of an accident that killed a grandfather pushing a baby stroller is back at the Clark County jail after ...

1:52 p.m.

Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic ridge in the Nevada desert. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report Thursday saying ...

1:22 p.m.

Gaming regulators OK $1.73 billion sale of Cosmopolitan
Gaming regulators OK $1.73 billion sale of Cosmopolitan
The sale of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas cleared its last regulatory hurdle today when the Nevada Gaming Commission approved the $1.73 billion transaction. The sale was ...

12:43 p.m.

SLS visionary Sam Nazarian gets limited gaming license
SLS visionary Sam Nazarian gets limited gaming license
Sam Nazarian, the Los Angeles nightclub tycoon and visionary behind SLS Las Vegas, was awarded a limited gaming license from Nevada regulators today. But under terms of the license ...

11:37 a.m.

Judge to decide evidence issue in gambling case
Judge to decide evidence issue in gambling case
A federal judge said Thursday she'll rule soon on whether the FBI improperly entered suites at a Las Vegas Strip casino without a warrant during a probe of what prosecutors say was ...

11:01 a.m.

School lockdowns lifted; reports of armed man unfounded
School lockdowns lifted; reports of armed man unfounded
Lockdowns at two west valley elementary schools were lifted this morning after no armed man was found near the schools, Clark County School District Police said. Metro Police said ...

2 a.m.

Hate crimes drop across Southern Nevada, FBI reports
Law enforcement agencies throughout the Las Vegas Valley had a drop in hate crimes last year ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Alan Feldman
Executive VP Alan Feldman: ‘Las Vegas is the least hypocritical place in the universe’
Q+A:
Fourteen days. Fourteen personalities. Fourteen questions. As 2014 draws to a close, here is how some notable people in Nevada answered a list of fun questions.

Wednesday

Dec. 17, 2014

7:50 p.m.

After five-year hiring freeze, NLV to enlist three new police officers
After five-year hiring freeze, NLV to enlist three new police officers
The cash-strapped North Las Vegas Police Department, which hasn't hired a new officer in five years, will enlist three recruits to join its ranks ...

3:06 p.m.

Former MGM executive named next CEO at Cosmopolitan
Former MGM executive named next CEO at Cosmopolitan
William McBeath, a former MGM Resorts International executive, is the next chief executive officer of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The resort announced McBeath’s appointment ...

1:54 p.m.

Las Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors
Las Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors
Las Vegas tourism officials say 40 million people have visited the destination in 2014, breaking an all-time record for the gambling and entertainment hub. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...

1:04 p.m.

Nevada politicians, advocate react to shift in Cuba policy
Nevada’s reaction to President Obama’s announcement on re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba has been mixed. Some expressed concern over Obama’s efforts to weaken the country’s embargo against Cuba, while others ...

12:06 p.m.

Sandoval names 3 judges to new Court of Appeals
Gov. Brian Sandoval today named three Nevada judges to sit on the newly created Court of Appeals. The governor selected ...

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