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Politicians offer condolences in tragedy’s aftermath
Sunday, June 8, 2014
In the hours after today’s news that two Metro Police officers and an innocent bystander were killed by two assailants in a shopping area in eastern Las Vegas, local, state and national politicians …
Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in northeast valley
Friday, June 6, 2014
A pedestrian was killed early today in a hit-and-run traffic incident in the northeast valley, Metro Police said. The pedestrian was crossing...
Henderson homeowner arrested after marijuana grow house raid
Friday, June 6, 2014
A task force arrested a homeowner and seized dozens of marijuana plants after raiding a marijuana grow house in Henderson on...
Linq to collect customer feedback via mobile devices
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Osurv, a California-based technology company, and Caesars Entertainment today announced a partnership that will allow visitors to the Linq to participate in real-time mobile surveys while ...
51s power over the Reno Aces
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Las Vegas 51s outfielder Andrew Brown blasted a two-run home run in the first inning and infielder Daniel Muno launched another in the fifth to help the 51s take down the Reno Aces 6-4 on Monday night at Cashman Field.
Las Vegas thrill rides: Would you do this?
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The VooDoo zip line recently opened, allowing the brave to fly from the 50th floor of one Rio tower to the top of a different building 20 stories lower. It's just the latest in thrill rides and attractions in Las Vegas. Here are some of the best ones. Would you ride any of these?
Cartoon contest: Clooney’s getting married, but not to you
Monday, June 2, 2014
The news might be sad for some people: George Clooney is engaged and it's not to you. That's the message of the ...
51s can’t mount comeback against Reno
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The Reno Aces opened with three straight scoring innings, which was enough to carry them to a 7-4 victory against the Las Vegas 51s today in the second of a four-game series at Cashman Field.
51s fall to Reno in series opener
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Omar Quintanilla had a double and two RBIs today for the Las Vegas 51s, but it ...
51s strand tying run at third base in one-run loss at El Paso
Friday, May 30, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s scored one run today in their final at-bats at El Paso, but stranded the potential tying run at third base in a 4-3 loss. ...
GNR concert film, shot in 3-D at The Joint, to be released July 1
Friday, May 30, 2014
“Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas” the first official Guns N’ Roses live concert film since 1992’s “Use Your Illusion,” is being released …
51s’ early lead quickly erased at El Paso in 7-4 loss
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Andrew Brown hit a solo home run today for the Las Vegas 51s in the first inning at El Paso, but the 51s ...
Two home run game from Nieuwenhuis lifts 51s past El Paso
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a pair of home runs today for the Las Vegas 51s, including a two-run shot in the first inning to help the 51s ...
Police try to ID suspect in robbery near Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Metro Police are searching for a suspect in a battery and robbery near the Las Vegas Strip earlier this month. The suspect, who was photographed on a video surveillance system...
51s snap losing streak at El Paso
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s snapped a six-game losing streak today behind a 2 for 4 performance from Andrew Brown with two RBIs in a 8-5 victory at El Paso to open a four-game series.
Union workers reach agreement with two more downtown casinos as strike date nears
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Culinary and Bartenders Unions announced negotiators for the unions have reached a tentative agreement with Boyd Gaming for new 5-year contracts with the ...
How long did these celebrity Las Vegas marriages last?
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
It's popular for all sorts of people to wed here, including many celebrities, but some of the marriages don't last long. Do you know how long these celebrities ...
51s’ slide continues, swept by Sacramento
Monday, May 26, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s have the best record in Pacific Coast League — just barely, though. ...
51s losing streak now at five games
Sunday, May 25, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s were defeated today for a fifth straight game, falling 10-1 at home to visiting Sacramento ...
Sacramento pitcher throws 7 scoreless innings, hands 51s fourth straight defeat
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Sacramento’s Dan Straily limited the Las Vegas 51s to three hits in seven scoreless innings today at Cashman Field, helping the River Cats ...
51s edged by Sacramento in series opener
Friday, May 23, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s today dropped their third straight game, falling 6-5 to visiting Sacramento in the first game of a four-game series at Cashman Field. ...
Vote here for the best Clooney cartoon caption
Friday, May 23, 2014
It's time to decide who will win the May edition of the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest ...
California teen's Michael Jackson performance earns him an invite to Las Vegas
Friday, May 23, 2014
Brett Nichols's performance of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" at a Turlock, Calif., high school talent show got the attention of Jackson's estate, which invited the teen and his family to come to Las Vegas for a performance of "Michael Jackson One" at ...
51s still lone Triple-A team with 30-plus wins
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Here’s how good the Las Vegas 51s have been in the initial two months of the season ...
51s blow lead in 8th inning at Fresno in one-run loss
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s were limited to six hits today in a 5-4 loss at the Fresno Grizzlies. Las Vegas grabbed a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning on Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ two-run home run, but ...
Southwest expands mobile boarding pass program to McCarran passengers
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Southwest, the largest carrier at McCarran, last year launched a pilot program in Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas, for its mobile boarding pass, an electronic document that enables passengers to
JetBlue announces new nonstop route between Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Florida-based JetBlue Airways today announced a new nonstop route between Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., beginning in …
Cop cleared in shooting of man mistaken for slaying suspect
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
A Metro Police officer was justified in shooting an unarmed man who resembled a suspect in a double-homicide and failed to follow the officer’s orders to show his hands, according to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. Patrol Officer Jason Evans ...
Las Vegas has its share of reality TV stars
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
It's a hot week for Las Vegans on reality TV shows, with Amy Purdy in the finale last night of "Dancing With the Stars" and former UNLV football player Marquel Martin debuting on "The Bachelorette" ...
National study reconfirms Las Vegas is a dangerous place for pedestrians
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
“Dangerous By Design,” issued by the National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America, ranked Las Vegas-Paradise as the country’s 13th most dangerous metro area to …
Bullpen carries 51s to win at Fresno
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Matt den Dekker’s two-run double in the seventh inning today lifted the Las Vegas 51s to a 3-2 victory against ...
51s fall at Fresno, 7-5
Monday, May 19, 2014
Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a home run today for the Las Vegas 51s, but it wasn’t enough ...
Las Vegas back in familiar territory as website’s top Memorial Day destination
Monday, May 19, 2014
Las Vegas is again the top destination for travelers over Memorial Day 2014, according to a new survey released today. Directly behind Las Vegas on the this year's list are …
Southwest taking reservations for new nonstop Vegas-to-Dallas flights
Monday, May 19, 2014
Southwest Airlines started taking reservations today for new nonstop service from McCarran International Airport to Dallas Love Field. The flights begin …
51s beat El Paso for sixth straight victory
Saturday, May 17, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s won their sixth straight game today, using a home run from Brandon Allen in a 6-4 victory against host El Paso. ...
51s hitters den Dekker, Satin have big games in blowout of El Paso
Friday, May 16, 2014
Matt den Dekker was a triple away from hitting for the cycle today for the Las Vegas 51s ...
Las Vegas records first 100-degree day of 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
If it feels like it’s 100 degrees out there, it’s because it is. For the first time in 2014, the temperature in Las Vegas officially has hit the century mark. Las Vegas temperatures...
51s take down El Paso to open road trip
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s won for the eighth time in nine games today, using a 3 for 5 performance with a home run from Cesar Puello in beating host El Paso 4-3 in the first game of an eight-game road trip. ...
Cartoon contest: Broken up over Clooney’s engagement
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
News that George Clooney is engaged hit some people pretty hard. But what would you say to such people? You can tell us in this month's edition of the Smithereens ...
51s win in last at-bat against Tacoma
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s beat the visiting Tacoma Rainiers 5-4 in 10 innings today in the final of a four-game Pacific Coast League series. The game was tied at four until ...
51s still have the best Triple-A record, beat Tacoma
Monday, May 12, 2014
Matt den Dekker and Allan Dykstra hit home runs for the Las Vegas 51s today in a five-run second inning, helping them down visiting Tacoma 9-4 at Cashman Field.
Driver critically injured when car crashes into light pole
Monday, May 12, 2014
A 24-year-old Las Vegas man was critically injured this morning when the car he was driving ran off Dean Martin Drive near Tropicana Avenue and crashed...
51s use eight-run inning to down Tacoma
Sunday, May 11, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s exploded with eight runs in the sixth inning today for an 8-3 victory against visiting Tacoma at Cashman Field. ...
51s sweep Salt Lake, return Saturday to Cashman Field
Friday, May 9, 2014
Rafael Montero pitched 5 and 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball today for the Las Vegas 51s and Andrew Brown clubbed his sixth home run of the year, helping Las Vegas beat host Salt Lake 6-3 to complete a four-game sweep.
Police investigate fatal shooting overnight in NE valley
Friday, May 9, 2014
In a news release this afternoon, Metro said police were called about 11:30 p.m. Thursday to the 3400 block of Marion Drive, near North Nellis Boulevard and East Cheyenne Avenue, to investigate a report of an injured male …
51s explode for 21 hits, beat Salt Lake by double digits
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Andrew Brown went 3 for 4 with five runs scored today for the Las Vegas 51s, hitting one of five home runs in a 21-hit attack for a 16-4 victory against host Salt Lake.
Down to their last out, 51s rally to beat Salt Lake in 10 innings
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Eric Campbell had three hits today for the Las Vegas 51s, plating the eventual winning run with a RBI ground rule double in a 7-5 victory against host Salt Lake in 10 innings. ...
51s use long ball to edge Salt Lake
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Three of the Las Vegas 51s eight hits today against Salt Lake went for home runs in a 7-6 victory against the host Bees to open a four-game series. The home runs were hit by ...
Cooler temperatures, possibly accompanied by rain, moving into region
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
A low-pressure system dropping down from the Pacific Northwest will bring a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms – especially in …
51s settle for doubleheader split at Tacoma after blowing ninth-inning lead
Monday, May 5, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s split a doubleheader today against the host Tacoma Rainiers, falling 3-2 in the nightcap after winning the opener, 7-5, in seven innings.

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