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July 30, 2014

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Federal charges filed against Bellagio robbery suspect
Federal charges filed against Bellagio robbery suspect
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Prosecutors have filed federal charges against the man accused of robbing the Bellagio and a Las Vegas bank last week. Scott Carmitchel, 34, was charged with ...
Las Vegas Strip's first Bitcoin ATM becomes operational
Las Vegas Strip's first Bitcoin ATM becomes operational
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
For those willing to take a chance on the digital currency Bitcoin, there's a new way to get cash on the Strip. As with a regular ATM, people who use this ...
Nevada taxable sales up 8 percent in May
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Taxable sales, one indicator of the economy, rose by 8 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago, spurred by business in Clark and Washoe counties. The state Department of Taxation reported...
37,000 Nevadans must re-enroll for coverage following Silver State Exchange glitches
37,000 Nevadans must re-enroll for coverage following Silver State Exchange glitches
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The decision is the latest in a series of ongoing changes at the exchange as it tries to recover from a tumultuous first year of signing up consumers for plans that comply with ...
Photo: From left, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, first lady
Sandoval proud of his wife after she lashed out at school board
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he “fully supports” his wife, Kathleen, in her comments criticizing the Washoe County School Board over its firing of ...
Photo: An Allegiant Airlines jet takes off from McCarran
Jackson-Orlando flights in works with Allegiant
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
ow-cost carrier Allegiant Air and Jackson airport officials are awaiting federal approval of two direct flights a week to and from Orlando, Florida. The airline is seeking a subsidy from the...
Photo: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio strides to the
GOP-led House gives the go-ahead to sue Obama
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a day before...
Coroner IDs man shot by Henderson Police after officer stabbed
Coroner IDs man shot by Henderson Police after officer stabbed
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A man shot to death after he reportedly stabbed a Henderson Police officer early Tuesday was identified today by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 51-year-old Jesse Vigil. Two officers stopped Vigil, who ...
Could this be the worst beat in poker history?
Could this be the worst beat in poker history?
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The stakes: $1 million. The hand: Pocket aces. Longtime ESPN poker commentator Lon McEachern called it “the worst beat in the history of tournament poker.” You decide. ...
3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans. A total of eight people were added to...
Northern Nevada lands bill gets new lease on life
Northern Nevada lands bill gets new lease on life
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A sweeping lands bill for Northern Nevada that had a bleak outlook in Congress just a few months ago suddenly has new life. Legislation to create up to 71,500 acres of wilderness and...
GOP pushes House toward approving Obama lawsuit
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Republicans pushed a divided House Wednesday toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a day before lawmakers...
Police release video of shooting at Las Vegas Strip mall
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Metro Police have released surveillance video of a shooting earlier this month at the Fashion Show mall on the Las Vegas Strip as well as video of a vehicle of interest. A suspect was seen getting into...
Photo: In this May 22, 2013, file photo, Internal Revenue
Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies’
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny. Lerner headed the IRS division that...
Overturned truck blocking traffic on 215 Beltway ramp
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
An overturned box truck was blocking traffic on a southern 215 Beltway ramp near Interstate 15, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. Troopers received reports at 10:49 a.m. today of the...

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