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November 30, 2015

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  • The wedding of Angie Fiore and Terry Fator on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Lake Las Vegas Hilton.
    Photos: Terry Fator’s wedding — ‘It’s so beautiful to be truly in love’
    Nov. 30, 2015
    It could not have been a more magical and romantic wedding ceremony, even though for Mirage headliner Terry Fator and new bride Angie Fiore, it was their second time in three months exchanging vows. “Terry is my dream come true — a blessing from God. My Prince Charming,” said Angie.
  • Jury selection begins for officer charged in Freddie Gray’s death
    Nov. 30, 2015
    Jury selection for the first police officer to go to trial in Freddie Gray' s death began Monday with a judge questioning potential jurors about their knowledge of the explosive case, which led to widespread protests and ...
  • Metro Police say this woman is a suspect in the kidnapping and robbery of an elderly woman Nov. 17, 2015. The victim was forced with a knife to get money from an ATM, police said.
    Suspect sought in kidnapping, robbery of elderly woman
    Nov. 30, 2015
    Authorities are releasing images of a woman who they say kidnapped and robbed an elderly woman. Metro Police made the photos public Monday after a Nov. 17 incident where an elderly woman was ...
  • Tourists take photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Saturday, March 14, 2015, on the Strip.
    Number of Las Vegas visitors hits 3.8 million in October, up 5.6 percent
    Nov. 30, 2015
    The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says nearly 3.8 million people visited the destination in October, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to a year ago. The agency ...
  • Fire at southwest valley house contained to garage
    Nov. 30, 2015
    Firefighters put out a garage fire today before it spread to the living area of a house in the southwest valley, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Nobody ...
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with reporters while surrounded by a group of African-American religious leaders Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in New York. Trump met with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower.
    Donald Trump meets with black pastors at ‘amazing meeting’
    Nov. 30, 2015
    Donald Trump met with a group of black pastors for several hours Monday, calling the session an "amazing meeting" that went longer than planned because "we came up with lots of good ideas." But there was no wide-ranging endorsement from the group, some of whom had said ...
  • SolarCity workers practice installing solar panels at the company's new facility in Las Vegas.
    SolarCity opens training facility in Las Vegas
    Nov. 30, 2015
    For rooftop solar panel installers, walking on shingles or Spanish tile on sloped roofs is second nature, but it’s not an innate skill. That’s why SolarCity ...
  • In this Nov. 25, 2015, photo, Donnie Walters’ son, Zeke, snuggles up on Santa’s lap during a visit to a shopping mall in Evansville, Ind. Walters said his son fell asleep waiting in line, and when they got to Santa, he asked him not to wake the boy.
    Santa obliges dad of sleeping boy with snoozing photo
    Nov. 30, 2015
    When Donnie Walters took son Zeke to have his picture taken with Santa Claus, the 6-month-old boy couldn't stay awake while they waited in line. So Santa obliged Walters and posed asleep with the snoozing child resting on his belly. Walters posted the photos ...
  • World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
    Nov. 30, 2015
    With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce ...
  • Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over warplane downing
    Nov. 30, 2015
    Turkey won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country's airspace. Ahmet Davutoglu also said Turkey hopes ...
  • U.S. warns of ‘imminent’ attack in Afghan capital
    Nov. 30, 2015
    The U.S. Embassy says it has received "credible reports of an imminent attack" in the Afghan capital. A statement on the embassy's website Monday urges U.S. citizens to ...
  • This Nov. 24, 2015, file photo released by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with first-degree murder after a squad car video caught him fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times.
    Bond set at $1.5 million for Chicago officer who fatally shot teen
    Nov. 30, 2015
    A judge on Monday set bond at $1.5 million for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car video caught him fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been locked up since ...
  • UNLV's Hey Reb greets fans gathered at the Rebel Block Party as they ready to face UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
    UNLV president says Rebels nickname, mascot should stay
    Nov. 30, 2015
    UNLV President Len Jessup today announced his support for the university’s Rebels nickname and mascot, despite recent protests by students who assert they are ...
  • Tapanee "Jib Jib" Songsee deals blackjack at the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
    Nevada gaming revenue down 2.9 percent in October
    Nov. 30, 2015
    Gaming revenue from Nevada casinos dropped nearly 3 percent in October, the state reported today. The Gaming Control Board said casinos won ...
  • Girl, 16, dies a week after being hit by truck
    Nov. 30, 2015
    A 16-year-old girl hit by a pickup truck a week ago near West Craig Road and North Pioneer Way died Thursday, according to Metro Police. The teen was crossing ...
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  • Three of Station Casinos' property general managers are women: Carol Thompson at Green Valley Ranch, Lydia Mason at Texas Station and Stacy Stagg at Fiesta Rancho. They are pictured here at Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis at Green Valley Ranch.

    Three Stations Casinos employees climb the corporate ladder — in heels

    November 30, 2015

    The gaming industry traditionally has been dominated by men, but three women have risen to impressive heights at Station Casinos. They spoke with us about their journey up the corporate ladder and offered advice to young people who want to work their way up to become executives ...

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    Portraits of homelessness in Las Vegas

    November 30, 2015

    In their own words, people who struggle daily for food and shelter talk about life in Las Vegas without a permanent address. Plus, we share statistics breaking down the age, gender and race of Southern Nevada's homeless population ...

  • In this Feb. 2, 1998 file photo, work crews attempt to repair a damaged pier caused by waves that reached 15 feet from the massive El Nino-driven storm in Ventura, Calif. Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s.

    El Niño is here: Keep your umbrella handy

    November 30, 2015

    When the water gets warmer in the Pacific Ocean, precipitation increases in the Southwestern United States, and people start talking about El Niño. But what exactly is ...

  • Cody Huff conducts a sermon during Bible study for the homeless at Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park.

    Pastor goes from FBI’s most wanted list to helping those most in need

    November 30, 2015

    Pastor Cody Huff was once on the FBI’s most wanted list and was barred from every casino in Las Vegas because of his role in a counterfeiting ring. Now, he works with ...

  • Editorial: Now we can seriously get down to recycling in this community

    November 30, 2015

    With Republic Services’ new plant up and running, Southern Nevadans’ well-meaning efforts will not be in vain.

  • New health care model puts results first

    November 30, 2015

    By rewarding comprehensive care that results in improved health, medical organizations are working to prevent further health issues down the road, helping to control medical costs in the long run.

  • Beth Tom and Dave Kimler own Santa’s Wrap, which began as a pop-up seasonal concept but now has a permanent space. It also has expanded its product line.

    Santa’s Wrap not just for Christmas anymore

    November 30, 2015

    Beth Tom and Dave Kimler opened their seasonal pop-up store in 2012 but have since expanded their product sales and secured a permanent location that allows them to do business throughout the year.

  • Nick Nasrollahi is a franchisee for and handful of Checkers restaurants.

    Former refugee is living an American dream

    November 30, 2015

    The chief operating officer of Food in the Fast Lane, better known as Checkers to its customers, talks about his climb up the corporate ladder in the fast-food industry and the philosophy that motivates him to make the most out of any situation.

  • A sparse number of customers make their way about Fashion Show Mall during the early opening for Black Friday shopping on Friday, November 27, 2015.

    Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps retailers

    November 30, 2015

    U.S. shoppers no longer blow the bulk of their holiday budgets on the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday. It's a major shift that has made it difficult for stores to ...