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NLV police investigating city's first homicide of 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
The first homicide of 2014 in North Las Vegas is under investigation today. Police say the victim is a 54-year-old man, found dead in his apartment in the 2400 block of Webster Street.
Third school locked down because of nearby police activity
Two schools locked down earlier today are now reopened, but standoff closes a third
Monday, March 3, 2014
Three Las Vegas Schools were locked down today, the first two because of a manhunt in Henderson for a person suspected of driving a stolen car, and now ...
United Blood Services asking for blood donations
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
United Blood Services is in desperate need of blood donations. The center has less than a one-day supply of O-type blood, and is asking everyone to come into one of its three Southern Nevada locations — 6930 W. Charleston Blvd., 601 Whitney Ranch Drive, Ste. 200 and 4950 W. Craig Road — to donate blood.
January shooting outside strip club involved gang members, pimp, police say
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Charges have been filed against a suspect in a January homicide outside a Las Vegas strip club. Christopher Joseph Mallett, 27, is in custody at Clark County Detention Center after his arrest Wednesday.
GOP to name finalists for 2016 convention early Thursday
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Backers of the effort to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las Vegas have Thursday morning circled on their calendar. That’s when the Republican National Committee will announce what cities made the final cut for the right to host the quadrennial GOP gathering.
Green Valley Ranch Resort getting a flashier look
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson is preparing to replace its marquee along the 215 Beltway with something that promises to be easier to maintain.

Space-tourism enterprise opens office in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
Jane Poynter is joining the space-tourism race. The part-time Las Vegas resident has opened a small office in downtown Las Vegas in support of World View Experience, a venture that by 2016 would tow tourists to the upper limits of the atmosphere by helium balloon. The Las Vegas office eventually would be expanded into a sales office, but for now, it also doubles as a base from which to explore possible launch sites in Nevada.
Mayweather announces his next opponent: Marcos Maidana
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
The mystery is over: Floyd Mayweather's opponent this spring will be Marcos Maidana. "I will be fighting Marcos Maidana May 3rd on Pay-per-view Showtime/CBS," Mayweather announced on his Twitter feed this afternoon.
Pedestrian critically injured in hit-and-run incident, police say
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
A pedestrian was critically injured Thursday night in a hit-and-run with a pickup truck in the northeast valley, Metro Police said.
2 suffer smoke inhalation in fire at apartment complex
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Two people were treated for smoke inhalation from an overnight fire in a building at an eastern Las Vegas apartment complex.
Bail set for suspect accused of shooting five at weekend wedding reception
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
The man accused of shooting five people during a wedding reception this past weekend was arraigned today on a laundry list of felony charges, including four counts of attempted murder.
BLM says both of its responding officers fired weapons in fatal encounter with pedestrian
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Both responding Bureau of Land Management officers fired their weapons in the fatal shooting of a pedestrian last week near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Nellis staff sergeant now charged with murder after 3-month-old son's death this week
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Prosecutors today added murder to the charges a Nellis Air Force Base noncommissioned officer faces in a case involving his son. Three-month-old Aiden James Leach was airlifted on Feb. 1 to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in critical condition. The baby boy died Monday night.
2nd suspect in pet shop fire back in Las Vegas to face charges
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
The man charged as a co-conspirator in an alleged arson fire last month at a Las Vegas pet shop is back in Nevada and behind bars in the Clark County Detention Center.


Tonight's Powerball lottery jackpot rises to $400 million
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
The sixth largest jackpot in U.S. history is on the line with tonight’s Powerball lottery drawing. Officials with the multistate lottery game estimate the jackpot at $400 million.
Temperature in Las Vegas falls just shy of Presidents Day record
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
The mercury didn’t reach a record for a second-consecutive day, but the 78-degree high measured today at McCarran International Airport was the third-warmest Presidents Day ever in Las Vegas.
Two women die in early morning accident downtown
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Metro Police say shortly before 1 a.m., a 2005 Hyundai Sonata was traveling along West Ogden Avenue near South City Parkway when the driver lost control of the vehicle at a curve.
One-hitter from Fedde helps UNLV baseball down Central Michigan in opener
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
Junior Erick Fedde, the Rebels’ Friday night starter, showed why he’s considered one of the nation’s best, striking out 11 today in a 5-0 victory against visiting Central Michigan in the season opener.
Officer-involved shooting leaves pedestrian dead at Red Rock Canyon
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
A man died this afternoon after an officer-involved shooting in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area outside Las Vegas.
Five Las Vegas intersections most prone to injury accidents
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
A familiar location sits atop a new list of Las Vegas’ five most dangerous intersections: Lamb Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard. Metro Police released the latest incarnation of its list this week, and as with similar lists from 2012 and 2013, the intersection of Lamb and Charleston again had the highest number of injury accidents. It also was the only one with the dubious distinction of being on lists in 2012 and 2013. But drivers wanting to avoid injury accidents also might steer clear of Tropicana Avenue, which had three intersections on the top-five list.
Man killed when car overturns, hits building
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
A Las Vegas man was killed this morning after he failed to pull over for a traffic stop and instead sped away, losing control of his car, which overturned and slammed into a building, Metro Police said.
Alleged co-conspirator in pet store fire waives extradition from Indiana
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
The man accused of setting fire to a Las Vegas pet shop last month will be returning to Nevada after his arrest last week near Chicago. Kirk Bills has waived extradition and will be returned to Nevada, according to Beatriz Aguirre, assistant public information officer in the Nevada Attorney General's Office.
Who's your Vegas valentine going to be?
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
Afraid you're going to be alone this Valentine's Day? Sorry. We can't help you much with that. But we can help you find a notable Las Vegan you can dream of dating.
Valley's cheapest gasoline found in North Las Vegas, AAA reports
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
Motorists filling up their gas tanks in North Las Vegas are benefiting from the lowest average price in Nevada – $3.25 a gallon for regular unleaded – according to the AAA Nevada monthly gas survey.
Barricade situation closes Gilespie Street in southern valley
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
Metro Police arrested a man Monday after he barricaded himself inside a residence for more than four hours.
Stage lights spark fire call at Rancho High School
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
Rancho High School in North Las Vegas was evacuated today after the drapes in the auditorium caught fire, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said.
UNLV kicks off fundraising effort for Hotel College academic building with announcement of $2.5 million gift
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
A drive to raise money for construction of a new academic building for UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration kicked off today with the announcement of a $2.5 million gift.
Alleged co-conspirator in pet store fire arrested in Indiana
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
The man accused of plotting with a Las Vegas business owner to set fire to the woman's pet shop last month has been arrested near Chicago, authorities said late Friday.
Introducing The Sunday: A new way to get news in Nevada
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
Against a local and national media landscape characterized by decline, the Greenspun Media Group is bucking the trend and will grow with today’s launch of The Sunday, a free weekly news publication.
Rough first period too much for Wranglers to overcome
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
The Las Wranglers surrendered three first-period goals today against the Colorado Eagles, falling 5-2 at the Orleans Arena.
Las Vegas professional tennis team to begin play in July
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
Las Vegas is getting a professional sports team. No, it’s not one of those from the four major sports the area's hoped to attract the past decade. Las Vegas is the new home to the Mylan World TeamTennis league's Sacramento Capitals franchise, the WTT announced today, and the Las Vegas Neon will play seven home matches at the Darling Tennis Center from July 6 to July 27.
Motorcyclist airlifted to UMC after accident near Lake Mead
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
Christie Vanover, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service at Lake Mead, said shortly after 10 a.m. authorities responded to reports of a single-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle on North Shore Road, about six miles east of Callville Bay Road.
Mayweather KO's reports of $10 million losing bet on Broncos
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather took to social media this weekend to put to rest a rumor that he bet — and lost — $10 million on the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII.
Wranglers fall to Ontario; homestand continues Tuesday
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
The Las Vegas Wranglers were defeated today by the Ontario Reign 4-2 at the Orleans Arena. Chad Nehring’s second-period goal for Las Vegas evened the game at 1, but Ontario scored three unanswered goals to secure the win.
Wranglers fall at Utah in first game in more than 10 days
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
The Las Vegas Wranglers tonight played their first game since Jan. 18, falling 2-1 at the Utah Grizzles. John Armstrong scored his eighth goal of the season for Las Vegas 5:58 into the first period, but the Wranglers couldn’t score the remainder of the game.
Female pedestrian on U.S. 95 off-ramp is hit, killed
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
A female pedestrian was killed this evening when she was hit by a pickup truck while walking along the U.S. 95 northbound off-ramp to Valley View Boulevard.
Land purchased for hospital at planned Henderson health village
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
A billion-dollar health care complex in Henderson in the works since at least 2011 moved forward this week with two land transactions.
Greenspun Media Group launching innovative weekly news publication
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
On Feb. 9, the Greenspun Media Group will launch a groundbreaking publication — The Sunday, a free weekly news publication serving the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Las Vegas poised to break 53-year-old record for winter dry spell
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
Feeling a little parched? You should. Monday was the 47th consecutive day without precipitation in Las Vegas, as measured at McCarran International Airport.
Wranglers earn one point at Alaska
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
The Las Vegas Wranglers fell 3-2 tonight in a shootout at the Alaska Aces to earn one point in the standings.
Arrest puts armed-robbery spree to end, Henderson Police say
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
A 42-year-old Henderson man is in custody, accused of armed robbery at four businesses over a three-week period. Brandon Sprout, 42, was arrested Friday at the Palm Villas apartments.
How's this for winter? 70 degrees in Las Vegas
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Spring doesn’t officially arrive until April, but Las Vegas today registered its first official 70-degree reading of the year.
Drivers paying more this month at pump in Nevada, U.S., AAA reports
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
Gasoline prices inched upward an average of 3 cents a gallon in Nevada compared to what drivers paid in December, according to AAA’s monthly fuel gauge report.
Firefighters battle blaze at apartment complex near UNLV
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
The Clark County Fire Department responded early today to a fire at the Century Village apartments, 4801 Spencer St., not far from the UNLV campus.
Las Vegas Wranglers nipped at Utah, 3-2
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
The Las Vegas Wranglers were defeated 3-2 today at the Utah Grizzlies, surrendering a power play goal early in the third period to split a two-game road series.
School Board elects Cranor as new president
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
The Clark County School Board appointed a new president, vice president and clerk today.
Wranglers' 10-game losing streak halted at Utah
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
The Las Vegas Wranglers won for the first time since Dec. 11 tonight, snapping a 10-game losing skid with a 3-2 shootout victory against the host Utah Grizzlies.
Health District reports three flu-related deaths in Southern Nevada
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
The first flu-related deaths of the season have been reported in Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District said today.
Wranglers fall late to Ontario, 3-1
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
The Las Vegas Wranglers surrendered three goals today in the final 2 minutes, 38 seconds against the visiting Ontario Reign in a 3-1 defeat at the Orleans Arena.
Here's the winner of the Christmas cartoon contest
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
If the shopping, cooking, cleaning, traveling and now credit card bills have you down, here's a cartoon to help you smile now that the holidays are over.

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