Las Vegas Sun

August 23, 2014

Currently: 86° — Complete forecast | Log in

Sun Staff

Email »

Story Archive

Confronted with allegations of sexually touching young boy, suspect tried to commit suicide, police say
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Shortly after being confronted about inappropriate touching of a young boy, a 40-year-old Henderson man tried to take his life by slitting his wrists, according to …
Las Vegas man run over by car, dragged about a mile, police say
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A man was run over by a car early today and dragged about a mile before the driver heard him under the vehicle and stopped. The man, identified as Citez Harvell, 22, of Las Vegas was taken to ...
Blast from den Dekker gives 51s a walkoff victory over Memphis
Monday, June 23, 2014
Matt den Dekker hit a game-ending three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning today for the Las Vegas 51s ...
Sweep in Las Vegas recovers 7 child-trafficking victims, arrests 2 pimps, FBI reports
Monday, June 23, 2014
Las Vegas was one of 106 cities nationwide where the operation was carried out last week. Across the country during the operation, the FBI reported 168 recoveries of children who were …
Steve Wynn, Gov. Brian Sandoval’s campaign among Nevadans with unclaimed property
Monday, June 23, 2014
Central Telephone owes Gov. Brian Sandoval’s campaign $500 in refunds from 2002. Gingko Acquisition Corp. owes hotel tycoon ...
Northshore Road near Lake Las Vegas reopens after fatal accident
Monday, June 23, 2014
One man is dead, two people were airlifted to area hospitals and a road within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is temporarily closed after a head-on accident this morning northeast of …
Work to get under way in 2015 on new luxury housing community planned for Summerlin
Monday, June 23, 2014
Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin, is partnering in the venture with Scottsdale, Ariz.,-based Discovery Land Co. in the unnamed 555-acre, high-end community that will be south of...
51s win fifth straight game
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Anthony Seratelli and Cesar Puello hit home runs for the Las Vegas 51s today in an 11-5 victory against visiting Memphis to open a four-game series at Cashman Field.
51s score four times in the 9th, earn sweep of Nashville
Friday, June 20, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning today to rally for a 5-4 victory against visiting Nashville. ...
Electric Daisy Carnival 2014: Live blog
Friday, June 20, 2014
Keep up with Electric Daisy Carnival all weekend long with our live blog, where we'll be aggregating social media response to EDC as it happens. See what everyone else is wearing, where they are and how they plan to spent their weekend under the electric sky.
Las Vegas wins U.S. Conference of Mayors award for green initiatives
Friday, June 20, 2014
Sustainability efforts undertaken by the city of Las Vegas are now being recognized nationally. The U.S. Conference of Mayors today named Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Gresham, Ore., Mayor Shane Bemis as the top winners in its...
Obama administration launches project to keep sage grouse off threatened list
Friday, June 20, 2014
The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the Nevada-California line with $31 million in spending commitments through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve grouse habitat. A top official ...
Investigation details military drone crashes, including 12 in Nevada
Friday, June 20, 2014
Drones might help fuel Nevada’s economy in the coming years, but a Washington Post investigation calls into question the safety of unmanned aircraft. During a yearlong investigation, the Post said it gathered documents showing more than 400 large U.S. military drones crashed in major accidents worldwide ...
51s pitcher Gorski fans 11 in victory against Nashville
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s won their third straight game against the Nashville Sounds today, using a three-run home run from Travis d’Arnaud in a 6-2 victory.
Woman arrested on arson charges after fire burns vacant apartments
Thursday, June 19, 2014
A 29-year-old Las Vegas woman has been arrested in connection with an alley fire this morning near downtown that spread to two vacant apartment buildings. June A. Wilkinson was arrested on ...
Motorcyclist killed in crash near the airport
Thursday, June 19, 2014
A 22-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday after colliding with a car on Eastern Avenue near McCarran International Airport, Metro Police said. At about 6:40 p.m., a Chevrolet Cruze traveling north on...
Two children die in overnight house fire
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Crews from Clark County and Las Vegas responded about 1:10 a.m. to the fire in a single-story home in the 5700 block of ...
51s beat Nashville, 8-2
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Omar Quintanilla went 2 for 5 with three RBIs today for the Las Vegas 51s ...
Tony Alamo appointed chairman of Nevada Gaming Commission; Pat Mulroy replacing Pete Bernhard on board
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The commission’s longtime chairman, Las Vegas attorney Pete Bernhard, is not seeking reappointment and will resign his seat effective June 30. Taking over as chairman will be Dr. Tony Alamo, a Las Vegas doctor and board member since 2008. Replacing Bernhard on the board is …
Newest McCarran security fast-pass to depend on biometrics, memberships
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Travelers willing to pay an annual fee could have an easier time making their way through security checkpoints beginning...
1 killed in shooting in western valley, police say
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A person is dead after a shooting late Tuesday near Tropicana Avenue and Valley View Boulevard, according to Metro Police. Lt. David Gordon confirmed one gunshot victim had died ...
51s score twice in the ninth to rally past Nashville
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Cory Vaughn’s run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning today scored Travis d’Arnaud with winning run for the Las Vegas 51s ...
Retired Metro Police dog dies after bee attack
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
retired member of Metro Police’s K9 unit died today after being attacked by a swarm of bees. News of the death of “Micky” was reported this afternoon on …
51s manage just 5 hits, fall at Oklahoma City
Monday, June 16, 2014
The Las Vegas 51s were limited to five hits today at Oklahoma City in a 5-1 loss in the final game of a four-game series. ...
Florida woman claims $1 million jackpot on Bellagio slot machine
Monday, June 16, 2014
A Florida slots player struck it big last week at Bellagio, hitting a $1,094,560.56 jackpot on a …
Bullhead City man drowns in Lake Mohave
Monday, June 16, 2014
Christie Vanover, a spokeswoman for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, said officials received a 911 call at 12:40 p.m. reporting the man had disappeared underwater. Initial reports indicated he was …
51s can’t erase 10-run deficit, fall at Oklahoma City
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Travis d’Arnaud homered for the fifth time in seven games today for the Las Vegas 51s, but it wasn’t enough ...
Recently demoted d’Arnaud homers again in 51s win
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Travis d’Arnaud homered again for the Las Vegas 51s, giving the catcher four home runs in six games since being demoted from the New York Mets and ...
51s fall in extra innings at Oklahoma City
Friday, June 13, 2014
Gregorio Petit’s game-ending solo home run with two outs in the 12th inning today gave host Oklahoma City a 6-5 victory against the Las Vegas 51s.
Funeral for slain Wal-Mart shopper set for June 22
Friday, June 13, 2014
Funeral services for Joseph Wilcox, the shopper who was shot and killed after confronting a gunman Sunday inside an east Las Vegas Wal-Mart, have been scheduled …
After tragedy, community shows it cares through contributions, condolences
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Las Vegans continue to open their hearts and their wallets with outpourings in honor of the three victims of an extremist couple's killing rampage Sunday. Tens of thousands of dollars have been …
Firefighters battle blaze at vacant house near downtown Las Vegas
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
An unoccupied home caught fire Wednesday night near ...
Catcher leads 51s’ show of power in victory at Colorado Springs
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Las Vegas 51s catcher Travis d’Arnaud’s trip to the minors won’t last very long if he keeps hitting like he did today. In his third game with the 51s, d’Arnaud launched two home runs in a 14-7 road victory against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Funerals set for officers killed in Sunday attack
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Officer Igor Soldo will be laid to rest Thursday; a service in Las Vegas for Officer Alyn Beck will be Saturday …
Air-quality advisory issued for Clark County today
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
In a news release, the Clark County Department of Air Quality said several contributors led to issuance of the smoke and ground-level ozone advisory, including  …
Metro to update shooting investigation in news conference
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Three days after an anti-government couple gunned down two police officers and a bystander in separate attacks, Metro Police officials have scheduled a midmorning news conference to provide ...
Five takeaways from Mark Hutchison’s win, the Tea Party’s defeats and the union-business battle brewing for sheriff
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Near record low turnout, the expected happens, the Democrats hole at the top and big fights coming in November ...
Worker dies from fall at MGM Grand Conference Center
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A worker is dead after an accident this afternoon at the MGM Grand. Few details were being released, but MGM Resorts International spokesman Gordon Absher said in a statement the MGM worker “died after an accident that resulted ...
Report: Seven young adults suffer burns at bonfire south of Henderson
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A least seven people suffered burns overnight at a desert bonfire and were taken to an area hospital, Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said this afternoon. The fire, set by a group of high school students or young adults, was in the desert about...
Nevada finally got a pageant winner; here are 10 who failed but gained notoriety anyway
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
No contestant from Nevada has ever won a Miss America or Miss USA pageant — until this week when Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez won the Miss USA Pageant. But several ...
51s lose to Colorado Springs
Monday, June 9, 2014
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox jumped on the Las Vegas 51s early and the home team held off the 51s 11-5 in the first of a four-game series in Colorado.
‘Anti-government’ killers put swastika, flag on Metro Police officer’s body
Monday, June 9, 2014
Metro Police today identified Jerad Miller, 31, and Amanda Miller, 22, as unaligned extremists who carried out the ambush of Metro Officers Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31 …
Fire does $30,000 damage to vacant house
Monday, June 9, 2014
A fire that started in a shed spread to a vacant house and did about $30,000 damage before firefighters put it out, Clark County Fire Department officials said. The fire, reported at...
A look inside the lives of shooters Jerad Miller, Amanda Miller
Monday, June 9, 2014
The couple had a reputation for spouting racist, anti-government views, bragging about their gun collection and boasting that they’d spent time at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during a recent standoff, according to residents at an apartment complex where it appeared the couple lived.
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?

Most Popular

  • Viewed
  • Discussed
  • E-mailed