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December 20, 2014

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  • Derek Hough, Amy Purdy and Erin Andrews on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
    From tragedy to triumph: Amy Purdy has become a courageous heroine
    Dec. 19, 2014
    It’s an extraordinary story of courage, heroism and determination to overcome all the odds. Former Las Vegas massage therapist and Mount Charleston skier Amy Purdy lost her legs, underwent a kidney transplant and approached death’s door.
  • CLS Transportation owner Charles Horky is shown in front of a company car in a Facebook image.
    Las Vegas limo firm owner takes racketeering plea deal
    Dec. 19, 2014
    A Las Vegas limousine company owner has pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering charge in a case that prosecutors say involved a multimillion-dollar prostitution drug trafficking and fraud scheme ...
  • The 2014 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest at Surrender on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Encore.
    Photos: Sexy defeats ugly at Surrender’s holiday sweater contest
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Surrender in Encore hosted its 2014 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest on Dec. 10, and Daniella Deegan ran away with first place and $2,500 with her barely there half sweater and matching barely there shorts.
  • From left, Joe Burns, Scott Carrigan and Dan Johnson of Sensurion Aerospace prepare the Sensurion Aerospace Magpie commercial drone for a flight Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, near Boulder City.
    Test site’s inaugural drone flight ends with a thud
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Magpie has seen better days. The orange unmanned aircraft was set to fly over the state’s most powerful leaders and a slice of desert today in Boulder City to commemorate the beginning of a new drone testing program. But just 10 feet after leaving ...
  • Frankie Moreno performs at the Stratosphere on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
    Frankie Moreno hitting Carnegie Hall in 2015; Wynn gives ‘Showstoppers’ dancers room to stretch legs
    Dec. 19, 2014
    The Kats Report Bureau this week made a stop at an open terrace just outside the 50th-floor Voodoo Steakhouse at the Rio for announcement of the New Year’s Eve fireworks show on the Strip. Seven hotels will fire pyrotechnics during …
  • Haggen grocery stores to open in Las Vegas
    Dec. 19, 2014
    A Pacific Northwest grocery chain is entering Southern Nevada with the purchase of seven Albertsons and Vons stores. Haggen, based in Bellingham, Wash., is buying the groceries as part of a 146-store acquisition in the western U.S. that stems from ...
  • 7 motorcycles crash on Blue Diamond Road, killing 1
    Dec. 19, 2014
    One man is dead and one was critically injured after a collision involving seven motorcycles and a pickup truck on Blue Diamond Road near ...
  • Bishop Gorman's Biaggio Walsh (7) on his way to the end zone for one of his touchdowns during the NIAA State Championship game against the Reed Raiders at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.
    Legislator wants Bishop Gorman banned from football playoffs
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Assemblyman Harvey Munford, D-Las Vegas, has proposed a bill-draft for the 2015 Legislature that would ban the Bishop Gorman football program for the state-championship playoffs ...
  • An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
    Caesars subsidiary to file bankruptcy, restructure finances
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Casino giant Caesars Entertainment, which for years has struggled with massive debt, announced today that its largest subsidiary reached an agreement with key creditors on a financial restructuring plan. The subsidiary ...
  • In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, file photo, Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at a Kmart store in New York on Thanksgiving Day.
    Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales were up 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday compared with the same period a year ago, according to data tracker First Data Corp., which declined to provide sales figures. The numbers are ...
  • This Dec. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif.
    Sony defends shelving movie after Obama criticism
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Amid mounting pressure and criticism from President Barack Obama, Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has defended the company's shelving of "The Interview." In an interview Friday with CNN, Lynton insists that ...
  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before ...
  • In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.
    Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings
    Dec. 19, 2014
    The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and leaders were briefing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday. Details about the probe's conclusion have been ...
  • At least 2 hurt in multi-car crash in west valley
    Dec. 19, 2014
    At least two people were injured in a three-car crash at a west valley intersection this morning. The accident happened about ...
  • Supermodel Heidi Klum.
    Heidi Klum is too sexy for the Las Vegas airport
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Sin City is cleaning up its act! A few weeks after Sharper Image debuted its holiday campaign featuring a scantily clad Heidi Klum, the ads were banned from McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. Apparently, the black-and-white shots ...
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