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Looking back at the first day of same-sex marriages in Nevada
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
A judge signs an order to approve gay marriage in Nevada and Las Vegas quickly begins marketing itself as the place for gay couples to marry. Here's a look at how it played out on social media ...
Former UNLV employees plead guilty in misappropriation of $292,000
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Two former UNLV employees pleaded guilty Thursday in the misappropriation of at least $292,000 from the university for their personal benefit, according to the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. Lina Khachekian, 35, of Las Vegas pleaded guilty to two felony counts of ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Nevada advocates, leaders react to gay marriage ruling
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Nevada gay-marriage advocates and political leaders celebrated a federal appeals court ruling today upholding gay marriage in Nevada and Idaho.
Toy drive to benefit USO Las Vegas ends Oct. 15
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
A toy drive spearheaded by a Las Vegas company will benefit military families who are supported by the USO Las Vegas.
Homicide detectives seek information about man found in Lake Mohave
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
A man found dead in Lake Mohave on Wednesday has been identified and Metro Police homicide detectives are seeking information about the circumstances surrounding his death. The man was identified today as ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Firm’s process offers 3-D look at building design, construction
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
The projects that architects and engineers dream up are starting to take shape faster thanks to changes in technology ...
Motorcyclist killed, passenger critically injured in weekend crash
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
A motorcyclist was killed and a passenger critically injured Sunday night in a crash on Calico Basin Road, north of State Route 159, Metro Police reported. The wreck happened about 9:15 p.m. when ...
Las Vegas man gets death penalty in 12-year-old girl’s slaying
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
A federal jury in Louisiana today sentenced a Las Vegas man to death in the kidnapping and slaying of a 12-year-old girl. Thomas Sanders, 57, was convicted on Sept. 8 of ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Suspect sought in east-valley convenience store robbery
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Metro Police are asking for help finding a man accused of holding a clerk at gunpoint inside a convenience store this month. Police said in a statement the robbery happened near ...
Henderson man gets 2 years for pointing laser at helicopter
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
A Henderson man was sentenced today to two years in prison for aiming a laser pointer at a Metro Police helicopter. James David Zipf, 30, pleaded guilty in June to ...
Man run over by semi-truck downtown dies
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
The 50-year-old man was killed some time between 8 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. in a parking lot located at 300 N. 6th Street, near Stewart Avenue, according to police. After the collision, the driver of the semi-truck left the scene and drove south on 6th Street. It is unclear whether he was aware of running over the man, according to Metro.
Sun’s Brian Greenspun ‘humbled’ by induction into Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame
Greenspun Media Group collects 126 awards in annual statewide contest
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
The Nevada Press Association honored GMG with 126 awards — including 54 first-place plaques — during a dinner banquet at the ...
Strong second half propels Spring Valley to Thursday win over Clark
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
The Spring Valley High football team scored 37 unanswered points Thursday to finish the game against visiting Clark for a 37-6 victory in a Division I-A Sunset game. ...
Police say barricade situation in Laughlin is over
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
A barricade situation in Laughlin has been resolved and a person taken into custody, Metro Police said. No injuries were reported. Police earlier said ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Woman arrested in North Las Vegas shooting death
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
A woman is in custody in the shooting death last weekend of a female acquaintance in North Las Vegas. Police said Christine Sanchez, 44, was arrested in ...
Police find fetus in freezer while searching apartment
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Officers made a bizarre discovery — a jar containing a human fetus — when they stopped at a Las Vegas apartment ...
Latest storm threat brings flash flood watch for Las Vegas
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Southern Nevadans have a day to brace for new thunderstorms and flash flooding, as forecasters are expecting showers ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Done deal: Sandoval signs record $1.3B tax break package for Tesla
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Seven days and six hours after he proposed giving the biggest tax break in Nevada history to Tesla Motors, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed the deal into law late Thursday. The deal ...
Social justice group calls Tesla deal far too generous, far too risky
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Bob Fulkerson, executive director of the social justice group Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, called the Tesla deal far too generous and far too risky in a letter to lawmakers today.
Live coverage: Nevada lawmakers call it a night without a vote
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
The Nevada Legislature finished off the first day of its Tesla special session about 9 p.m. today without taking a vote on any of the four bills proposed. Lawmakers are planning to start again around 9 a.m. ...
Nevada says Tesla will be economic boon, but watchdog group isn’t so sure
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Greg LeRoy, executive director of the watchdog group Good Jobs First, issued a statement today on Nevada's study on the economic impact of the Tesla deal. LeRoy's statement is in response ...
Las Vegas apartment shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
Metro Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday at an apartment complex on East Bonanza Road. Police received a report of ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Here are 3 winners in the NFL for Week 1
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
Football is finally here. After a grueling summer piecing together the Play of the Day column using baseball games and women’s professional basketball, the NFL ...
51s’ season ends with third straight playoff loss to Reno
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s were eliminated today in the PCL Conference Championship Series ...
My kid’s not getting along with her teacher. What can I do?
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
For parents whose children aren't getting along with their teachers, there's hope. For starters ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Reno pitcher blanks 51s to even playoff series
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s were limited to four hits today by Reno’s Andrew Chafin in a complete game shutout ...
51s grab playoff opener on game-winner from son of Mets legend
L.J. Mazzilli’s dad, Lee, was on the Mets' 1986 World Series champion team
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
L. J. Mazzilli’s run-scoring single in the bottom of the eighth inning today scored Cory Vaughn with the winning run for the Las Vegas 51s in a 5-4 victory against the visiting Reno Aces in the first game of a five-game PCL Conference Championship Series.
51s finish regular season with PCL’s best record, start playoffs Wednesday
Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s beat host Albuquerque 5-0 today in their regular season finale, finishing with a Pacific Coast League best 81-63 record and second straight division title.
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
51s’ win streak ends at seven games
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s’ season best seven-game winning streak was snapped today at Albuquerque in a 10-5 loss to open a four-game series to close the regular season.
Cactus Avenue interchange to open Friday, ahead of schedule
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
The Cactus Avenue interchange over Interstate 15 will open at 2 p.m. Friday, two months ahead of schedule, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced today. The project was initially scheduled to ...
Former U.S. attorney pleads guilty to failing to file tax returns
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
A local lawyer who served as U.S. attorney for Nevada from 1975 to 1977 pleaded guilty today to failing to file federal individual and corporate income tax returns from 2006 to 2010, said Daniel G. Bogden, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada. Lawrence J. Semenza II pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan to three misdemeanor counts of ...
51s finish sweep of Round Rock for 7th straight win
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s are peaking at the right time of the season ..
3 charged with Las Vegas-to-Alaska drug conspiracy
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
A Las Vegas airport employee and two other men are accused of conspiring to sneak pounds of cocaine in carry-on bags onto commercial flights to Alaska, according to a federal indictment. ...
Victim critical after being shot several times in the back
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Metro Police are investigating a shooting in the northwest Las Vegas Valley that left a person in critical condition late Monday. Authorities were alerted to a report of shots fired in the area ...
51s beat Round Rock for fifth straight win
Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Anthony Seratelli had a three-run home run today for the Las Vegas 51s, helping them beat visiting Round Rock 9-3 for their ...
51s handle Round Rock, 6-5
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
Cory Vaughn’s three-run home run today in the sixth inning helped the Las Vegas 51s beat Round Rock, 6-5.
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Rollover shuts down Las Vegas Boulevard, sends 2 to hospital
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
A single-vehicle accident Thursday night shut down southbound Las Vegas Boulevard at Russell Road. The rollover occurred about 10 p.m. when ...
51s blanked by New Orleans, still likely to clinch playoff berth this week
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
The earliest the Las Vegas 51s can clinch a playoff spot is ...
Attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt ‘train wreck’ as lawyer, records show
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Adam Laxalt, a candidate for Nevada attorney general, gave himself “glowing” assessments as a private attorney. But his supervisors said his work was “sloppy” ...
Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford to attend Michael Brown’s funeral in Ferguson
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford will attend the funeral of Michael Brown in Ferguson on Monday, he announced on Twitter today. ...
Couple found dead in murder-suicide, police say
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
A couple were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide late Tuesday at their residence near Valley View and Oakey boulevards. Police received a welfare check request ...
51s can’t overcome giving up 5 runs in first inning at Omaha
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s surrendered five first-inning runs today at Omaha in a 9-5 defeat. ...

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