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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.
Las Vegas welcomes 2014 with typical spirited revelry
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
Harley riders have their Sturgis in August, swallows have their San Juan Capistrano in March and partyers have their Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.
Pedestrian dies in accident on Boulder Highway
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
A woman died early today after being struck by a pickup truck on Boulder Highway, Henderson authorities reported.
Motorcyclist dies after smashing into concrete wall
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
A motorcyclist died early today after crashing into a wall along Dean Martin Drive near Tropicana Avenue, Metro Police reported.
Wranglers drop sixth straight game, fall 4-1 to Idaho
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
The Las Vegas Wranglers recorded a season-best 50 shots on goal tonight against the visiting Idaho Steelheads, but didn’t score until the last minute of a 4-1 defeat.
Wranglers fall to Idaho; game dominated by penalties, called with 1.7 seconds left
Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
The Las Vegas Wranglers surrendered three first-period goals today in a 5-2 loss to the visiting Idaho Steelheads at the Orleans Arena. The game included 86 penalty minutes and was called with 1.7 seconds remaining after three game misconduct-penalties were issued.
Police: Man pretending to have gun fails at robbery
Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
A man who tried to rob a fast-food restaurant by pretending to have a gun fled after nobody would cooperate with his demands, according to Metro Police.
Car overturns on freeway, lands on Highway Patrol cruiser
Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
A piece of debris on Interstate 15 this morning caused a five-vehicle crash that included a car that overturned and landed on a Nevada Highway Patrol cruiser. Two people suffered minor injuries, authorities said.
Nevada AG warns Target shoppers to watch accounts
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
Nevada’s attorney general is warning Target customers to keep a close eye on their credit and debit card statements after up to 40 million accounts may have been compromised.
Mother, daughter file suit against CCSD, former teachers over sexual allegations
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
The Clark County School District and two former teachers accused of having sex with a Basic High School student over the 2011 Christmas break are being sued in federal court by the student and her mother.
Another prisoner dies in custody of Nevada Department of Corrections
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
A Virginia inmate serving time in the Northern Nevada Correctional Facility has died, the sixth inmate death in the Nevada Department of Corrections system since November.
Metro seeks details in how unconscious man came to be in park restroom
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
Detectives with Metro Police’s Violent Crimes Detail are trying to piece together what happened to a man who was found unconscious earlier this month in a Las Vegas park. The unconscious white male adult was discovered about 2:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in a men’s restroom at Northwest Area Community Park. The park, known as “South Tower Park,” is in the Vistas Housing Development near West Charleston Boulevard and Vista Run Drive.
Vote here for the Christmas cartoon caption contest
Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
It's time to decide who will win the December edition of the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest.
Affinity Gaming reports ‘intrusion’ into card processing system
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
Affinity Gaming, which operates five casinos in Nevada, has reported an “unauthorized intrusion” into a system that processes customer credit and debit cards.
Preteen reports being accosted on way to school in North Las Vegas
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
North Las Vegas Police detectives want the public’s help in identifying the occupants of a van who reportedly tried to lure a 12-year-old schoolgirl Wednesday.
Obama appoints MGM's Murren to national council
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
The CEO of MGM Resorts is joining the Obama administration to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. The White House announced the appointment of James J. Murren to the advisory council in a news release issued this afternoon.
Metro IDs officers involved in shooting near UNLV
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
Two officers involved in Monday’s shooting of a man Metro Police allege reached for a shotgun as he was being arrested were identified today as Todd R. Fasulo Jr. and Ronald D. Thoma.
Suspect in March shooting in custody
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
For nine months, 22-year-old Curtis McAllister of Las Vegas had eluded the reach of Metro Police. But police finally caught up to McAllister on Tuesday and arrested him for allegedly firing a handgun at a man in an unsuccessful robbery in March.
Wranglers rally to force OT, take shootout at Colorado
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Las Vegas Wranglers goalie Travis Fullerton stopped 4 of 5 attempts from the host Colorado Eagles in a shootout today, helping the Wranglers grab a 4-3 win in the first game of three-game ECHL series in Loveland, Colo.
Graphic video shows October shooting outside Bally’s nightclub
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Video surveillance released Wednesday by Clark County District Court shows a fatal shooting in October at a Strip after-hours club.
Nevada drivers paying less at pump than a month ago, AAA reports
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
The lowest gasoline prices in Nevada can be found in North Las Vegas, but drivers throughout the state are seeing prices at the pump drop, according to AAA Nevada.
Sun apologizes after automated feed grabs New York Times content prematurely
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun issued an apology late Sunday after inadvertently posting New York Times content prematurely at lasvegassun.com and also publishing Times story lists that were not meant to be released online.
11 takeaways from Sen. Harry Reid's visit to the Sun
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spent part of an afternoon with the Sun, where he talked at length about issues such as immigration, Republican “anarchists,” prostitution, income inequality, President Barack Obama’s health care law, and his perfect candidate for Nevada governor in the 2014 election.
Metro officer indicted on sexual harassment charges
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
Metro Police officer is under indictment, accused of sexually harassing two women while on duty earlier this year. A Clark County grand jury returned the indictment today against Solomon Dan Coleman.
Christmas decorations looking sad? Find some joy in a cartoon contest
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013
It's time for the December edition of the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest, with a holiday theme.
Here's the winner of the Miley Cyrus cartoon contest
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
You gave us your captions. You voted for the best one. Now you get to see the results. The winner of the November Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest is "You're not going to watch the 'Wonderful World of Ditzy.' "
Ruling absolves trooper in 2012 death of pedestrian at 215 and Decatur
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper acted “reasonably and lawfully” in pursuing a man last year on the 215 Beltway before the man jumped a barrier and fell to his death, according to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.
Fire breaks out at vacant apartment building used by homeless
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
Fire broke out in downtown Las Vegas on Thanksgiving morning at a vacant apartment building being used by homeless people, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said.
Las Vegas man killed when motorcycle hits tree
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
A 28-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Thursday night when the motorcycle he was riding ran off Centennial Center Boulevard and hit a palm tree, Metro Police said.
Passenger traffic at Las Vegas airport up 1.2 percent in October
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport was up 1.2 percent in October compared to the same month a year ago, with 3,729,896 travelers arriving and departing.
Wranglers fall at Idaho, 4-1
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Forward Matt Tassone tallied the Las Vegas Wranglers lone goal today in a 4-1 loss at the Idaho Steelheads. Tassone scored at the 6:27 mark of the second period to tie the game at 1-all, but Idaho scored the final three goals to hand Las Vegas the loss.
O.J. Simpson denied bid for new trial, but his lawyers vow to keep up fight
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Former football star O.J. Simpson faces at least four more years in prison after a judge rejected his attempt at a new trial in his Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.
Wranglers five-week road trip almost over; they fall Saturday in Colorado
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
The Las Vegas Wranglers were defeated for the second straight night at the Colorado Eagles, falling 4-3 after Colorado’s Trent Daavettila scored the winning goal with 42 seconds remaining.
Wranglers nipped in overtime at Colorado, 4-3
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
The Las Vegas Wranglers were defeated 4-3 Friday in overtime at the Colorado Eagles. Ray Sawada scored the game-winner for Colorado less than three minutes into overtime, evening the three-game ECHL series at one game apiece.
Time to vote for the cartoon contest winner
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
It's time to decide who will win the November edition of the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest.
Poll: What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
With endless dining options ranging from buffets to meals prepared by some of the world's finest chefs, will you keep the tradition of turkey and stuffing at home or venture out to celebrate?
Sharing Thomas & Mack memories
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun asked readers to share their favorite memories from the Thomas & Mack's 30 year history. Here are some of their responses.
Looking back on the early-morning blaze that destroyed the Sun building
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
Fifty years ago today, a fire swept through the Sun newspaper offices, destroying the facility and crippling the printing press beyond repair. Cause of the fire was never determined, leading to much speculation about who was out to get the newspaper’s crusading founder, publisher and editor, Hank Greenspun. Today, we reprint the news article that was published the following day as well as two columns printed after the event.
Wranglers fall in Alaska, 2-1
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013
The Las Vegas Wranglers were defeated today 2-1 at the Alaska Aces in the finale of a three-game weekend series in Anchorage.
Wranglers hang on for one-goal victory at Alaska
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
The Las Vegas Wranglers opened a three-game series Friday at the Alaska Aces with a 4-3 victory. Las Vegas used goals from Geoff Irwin and Carlo Finucci three minutes apart in the second period to break a 1-1 tied and give the Wranglers a 3-1 advantage heading into the final period.
Grand jury indicts suspect accused in deaths of California lawman, brother-in-law
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Clark County grand jury today indicted the man accused of carjacking a California Highway Patrol officer’s pickup at a Las Vegas Strip hotel and getting into an accident that subsequently killed the officer and his brother-in-law.
Private group announces plans for downtown cultural center, art museum
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
A new, multimillion-dollar cultural arts center is planned for the burgeoning downtown arts district.
Las Vegas woman, 22, charged with first-degree murder in fatal bar fight
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
A 22-year-old woman was charged in the stabbing death of another woman late Tuesday after a fight at a Maryland Parkway bar spilled out into the parking lot.
Electrical short sets off smoke alarms at Stratosphere
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
An electrical short below the Top of the World revolving restaurant at the Stratosphere set off smoke alarms early today and prompted the temporary evacuation of the tower, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said.
Man killed in single-car, rollover crash near Bunkerville
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
A 38-year-old man was killed this morning when the car he was driving overturned on State Route 170, just south of Bunkerville.
Here's the caption contest — with special guest Miley Cyrus!
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
It's time for the November edition of the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest, featuring Miley Cyrus.

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