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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?
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 …

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