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November 26, 2014

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Las Vegas man gets 10 years in federal methamphetamine case
Las Vegas man gets 10 years in federal methamphetamine case
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A Las Vegas man who had more than 2 kilos of methamphetamine in his car and 4.5 kilos in a rented storage unit has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. John Ortega, 25, was sentenced Tuesday to ...
Photo: In this Sept. 21, 2014, photo taken by hiker Darsh
Hiker photographed bear before it killed him
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death. Police in West Milford have released ...
Uber removes racy blog posts on prostitution, one-night stands
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Uber tracks and analyzes a lot more than you'd think -- from your one-night stands to the prevalence of prostitutes in your favorite pick-up location.
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Garth Brooks cancels ‘Tonight’ show appearance, cites Ferguson unrest
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC on Wednesday confirmed the postponement, saying ...
California man dead, sons missing at Northern Nevada lake
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A 76-year-old California man has been found dead and the search for his two sons has been discontinued after their boat was found capsized in northern Nevada. Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe emergency response coordinator Don Pelt tells ...
3 children hit by vehicle near elementary school
3 children hit by vehicle near elementary school
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Three children were hit by a vehicle near a Las Vegas elementary school this morning and taken to a hospital with injuries that didn't appear life-threatening, Metro Police said. The accident was ...
Photo: Tapanee "Jib Jib" Songsee deals blackjac
Nevada gaming revenue slumps for third consecutive month
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Nevada gaming revenue declined for the third consecutive month in October, the state reported today. State casinos won $913.6 million last month, a 4.26 percent decrease from ...
Photo: Travelers wait to claim their baggage at LaGuardia
Storm in Northeast cancels hundreds of flights
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow. Hours before snow was forecast to begin ...
150 California roosters used for fights euthanized
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Authorities say about 150 fighting roosters have been euthanized after being discovered at a home in Southern California. The Desert Sun reports that police found the birds Tuesday while ...
Advocates program hosts toy drive for foster kids
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A program that pairs adult advocates with children in foster care and court cases in Clark County is hosting an annual angel tree toy drive ahead of the holiday season. Until Dec. 12, the CASA Foundation of Las Vegas is ...
Guard reinforcements prevent more widespread chaos in Ferguson
Guard reinforcements prevent more widespread chaos in Ferguson
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to ...
Photo: This July 31, 2014, file photo shows Supreme Court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets heart stent
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery, court officials said. The 81-year-old justice had ...
From racism controversy to court: Hansen faces animal-trapping charge
From racism controversy to court: Hansen faces animal-trapping charge
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Facing a misdemeanor charge for illegally setting animal traps, embattled Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen insists he is the target of a vendetta spurred by ...
Photo: People vote at Jo Mackey Magnet Elementary School
Interactive: Where voter turnout was highest (and lowest) in Clark County
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Election 2014:
The story of the 2014 election in Nevada in many ways boils down to a single factor: voter turnout. A lack of prominent races on the ballot and growing disenchantment with President Barack Obama kept voters, especially Democrats, at home on election day. Statewide, overall voter turnout was 45 percent, the lowest since 1978. That's well below ...
Killings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the capture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly ...

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