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Photos: Jabbawockeez shine bright, more intimate in ‘Prism’ at Luxor
Photo: The Jabbawockeez's opening night of their new show It’s been five years since Jabbawockeez won Season 1 of “Randy Jackson Presents MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew,” and the dance crew’s ...
11:02 p.m.
Municipal elections: City council seats in NLV, Mesquite decided
Three new members were elected into city council positions for North Las Vegas and Mesquite Tuesday night following the Clark County municipal general elections.
11:00 p.m.
Photos: Exuberant ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ sashays to The Venetian
Photo: The musical It will be a desert odyssey when the musical “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” starts the trek on I-15 through Death Valley from Los Angeles to take up ...
10:07 p.m.
Photos: Exuberant ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ sashays to The Venetian
Photo: The musical It will be a desert odyssey when the musical “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” starts the trek on I-15 through Death Valley from Los Angeles to take up ...
10:02 p.m.
Family treasures dad’s surprise return from Afghanistan
Photo: U.S. Air Force Capt. John Costa surprises his daug Talk about surprises. After a recent "Sirens of TI" show, Ally and Tally Costa will have one to talk about for years. The little girls first watched the Sirens bring down a pirate ship with ...
9:45 p.m.
Crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition
A motorcyclist suffered a severe head injury Tuesday night after crashing into a car in southwest Las Vegas.
9:29 p.m.
2013 Miss USA photos: Contestants are on a TV filming and photo whirlwind in Las Vegas
Photo: Miss California USA 2013 Mabelynn Capeluj, Miss Pe Since checking into their Planet Hollywood home over the weekend, the 2013 Miss USA Pageant contestants haven’t stopped for a moment. It’s been a whirlwind of wardrobe fittings, makeup sessions and photo and TV filming ...
7:34 p.m.
Ohio St. president retires after Notre Dame jabs
Photo: In this May 5, 2013, photo, Ohio State president E Ohio State University President Gordon Gee abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to "those damn Catholics" at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other ...
6:36 p.m.
After hearing, Nevada Supreme Court weighing decisions on Harmon Hotel's fate
Photo: The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nevada Supreme Court justices will have their say in litigation involving the flawed Harmon Hotel tower, even before the case goes to trial in Clark County District Court.
6:31 p.m.
Home run from Kirk Nieuwenhuis helps 51s rally past Fresno for seventh straight win
The Las Vegas 51s scored three runs in the eighth inning Tuesday in rallying past the host Fresno Grizzlies, 6-5, for their seventh straight win and a series sweep.
6:00 p.m.
Las Vegas City Hall honored as a top public works project
Photo: Architects, designers and planners look over the l Las Vegas’ new city hall building has been named one of the top public works projects of the year by a national organization, the city announced Tuesday.
5:45 p.m.
California lawyer's Las Vegas party costs nearly $100,000, time in jail and civil suit
California lawyer's Las Vegas party costs nearly $100,000, time in jail and civil suit California lawyer Robert Pearman was given the chance to allow his Las Vegas transgressions to stay in Las Vegas, but he declined. Now Pearman, 45, is facing charges of malicious destruction of property at Encore.
4:43 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Our Las Vegas Sin are ready for football season opener
Photo: Las Vegas Sin vs. Green Bay Chill on Saturday, Jan They’re no longer known as the Lingerie Football League, but our Las Vegas Sin are still sexy and powerful. They’re also ready for the new Legends ...
4:39 p.m.
Teenage girl killed in accidental shooting
A 13-year-old girl died after an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon in the southern valley.
Updated 9:20 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Our Las Vegas Sin are ready for football season opener
Photo: Las Vegas Sin vs. Green Bay Chill on Saturday, Jan They’re no longer known as the Lingerie Football League, but our Las Vegas Sin are still sexy and powerful. They’re also ready for the new Legends ...
4:35 p.m.
Nevada Supreme Court denies petition of convicted killer
The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the petition of Alfred Centofanti, who was sentenced to consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole for the murder of his ex-wife in Las Vegas.
4:16 p.m.
Going to miss the Nevada Legislature? You're in luck: Sessions could become annual
The 2013 Legislature, which cost $20 million, could not complete its business by the 120-day time limit and were called into special session. But on the final day of the regular session, the lawmakers were ...
3:36 p.m.
Shogun vs. Sonnen, Faber vs. Alcantara booked for UFC on Fox Sports 1 card in Boston
Photo: Urijah Faber lands a knee to Scott Jorgensen's hea The inaugural UFC on Fox Sports 1 card continues to fill up with significant bouts. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told the Sun Tuesday that a bantamweight bout between No. 2 ranked Urijah Faber (28-6 MMA, ...
Updated 7:39 p.m.
Cellphone mistaken for gun in latest officer-involved shooting, Metro reports
Cellphone mistaken for gun in latest officer-involved shooting, Metro reports An investigation is underway into a Tuesday afternoon incident in which a Metro Police officer shot at — but missed — an unarmed man who allegedly had thrown rocks at an officer at an east ...
Updated 4:23 p.m.
Mountain West unveils format for 11-team basketball tournament
Photo: New Mexico takes on Wyoming during their Mountain The Mountain West men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will include all 11 teams after the additions (Utah State and San Jose State) plus the decisions of Boise State and San Diego State to remain in ...
2:30 p.m.
Casino equipment maker SHFL reports record revenue
Las Vegas-based SHFL entertainment rode strong demand for its automatic shuffling machines to record second-quarter revenue of $77.4 million, 17 percent ahead of last year's quarter, the company announced today.
2:29 p.m.
2013 Miss USA photos: Contestants on a TV filming and photo whirlwind
Photo: Miss California USA 2013 Mabelynn Capeluj, Miss Pe Since checking into their Planet Hollywood home over the weekend, the gorgeous glamour girls of the 2013 Miss USA Pageant haven’t stopped for a ...
2:27 p.m.
Certification issues freeze local company out of county drug-testing contract
Clark County commissioners are throwing out the bids for a drug-testing services contract and starting the process over after concerns were raised about awarding the $550,000 contract to an out-of-state vendor. But those concerns aren't ...
2:23 p.m.
Joe Downtown: City begins installing customer-friendly parking meters
Joe Downtown: City begins installing customer-friendly parking meters For commuters lacking coins, the city has found a way to swipe parking fees – one credit or debit card at a time. Installation began Tuesday on the first of 233 multibay parking meters that ...
1:49 p.m.
Vice president making his way back to Las Vegas
Vice president making his way back to Las Vegas Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote speech at the annual convention for the League of United Latin American Citizens on June 20 in Las Vegas, the convention organizers announced Tuesday.
1:38 p.m.
Photos: Bellagio summer exhibit overflows with birds and sunflowers
Photo: The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens' 201 It’s only June 4, yet the temperature is over the 100-degree mark. Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but the forecast for this weekend includes 111 degrees. Guaranteed prediction: It’s going to get even ...
12:36 p.m.
Photos: Bellagio summer exhibit overflows with birds and sunflowers
Photo: The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens' 201 It’s only June 4, yet the temperature is over the 100-degree mark. Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but the forecast for this weekend has a ...
12:32 p.m.
State housing administrator demoted after prostitution arrest
The director of the state Housing Division, caught in a prostitution sting in Reno, will be suffering a $10,000 loss in salary.
11:05 a.m.
Governor signs bill banning sports kiosks in small casinos
A bill stopping small casinos and slot bars from running sports and race books has been signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
10:57 a.m.
Police plan DUI checkpoint for Blue Diamond Road area
Police plan DUI checkpoint for Blue Diamond Road area Metro Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint near Blue Diamond Road in west Las Vegas Friday night due to a number of impaired drivers and traffic fatalities in the area, police said.
10:48 a.m.
Tropicana expanding meeting space
Photo: Tropicana Las Vegas. The Tropicana Las Vegas, one of the last of the iconic classic Strip hotel brands, is expanding its meetings and conventions area in the property’s Club Tower.
10:33 a.m.
Nevada high court to hear arguments on Harmon demolition
Photo: The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, The fate of a flawed hotel at the glittery CityCenter development on the Las Vegas Strip will be argued before the Nevada Supreme Court.
Updated 12:08 p.m.
North Las Vegas resident identified as victim in I-15 fatality
The man who died Sunday evening after a one-car accident on Interstate 15 has been identified as North Las Vegas resident Martin Malasquez, 24, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said.
9:41 a.m.
Four Nevada laws that politicians adopted but Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed
Gov. Brian Sandoval has vetoed four bills including a measure to require some restaurants to post nutritional information and another on ward-only voting.
8:08 a.m.
Military brass: Sexual assault ‘like a cancer,’ but commanders keep authority
Military brass: Sexual assault ‘like a cancer,’ but commanders keep authority Military leaders said Tuesday that sexual assault in the ranks is “like a cancer” that could destroy the force, but they expressed serious concerns about far-reaching congressional efforts to strip commanders of some authority in ...
7:39 a.m.
Failure to pass More Cops bill forces Legislature into special session
Failure to pass More Cops bill forces Legislature into special session In a twist of political irony, Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has vowed to not raise taxes, called a short special session early Tuesday to do just that.
Updated 9:35 a.m.
Remembering Nevada's wizard of higher ed
I just returned from a “celebration of life” event in Elko that honored one of my most cherished mentors — Dorothy Gallagher.
2:01 a.m.
Las Vegas should stick with its energy code
If ever there was a case to call a proposed ordinance a rotten apple, that case is at hand with one on Wednesday’s Las Vegas City Council agenda.
2:00 a.m.
Driver cards and immigration role
I can see one advantage to issuing driver’s authorization cards to illegal immigrants.
2:00 a.m.
The GOP and the presidential race
In response to Michael Casler’s letter, “Congress has no desire to change,” the title is fine but the letter is not.
2:00 a.m.
Give Manning a plea deal
The treatment of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been excessively harsh, as far as I can tell. If he is found guilty of leaking more than 700,000 classified documents, he deserves some punishment — probably ...
2:00 a.m.
If Buffett buys NV Energy, will customers trust the company more?
If Buffett buys NV Energy, will customers trust the company more? When retiree Shelley Chin taught junior high school in Henderson, she told her students about people like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, billionaire businessmen whose hard work paid off big.
2:00 a.m.
‘Tea Party’ tempest brewing
The “Tea Party” is back and is brewing trouble for the Republican establishment.
2:00 a.m.
Gorman football receives nod in national preseason rankings
Gorman football receives nod in national preseason rankings The four-time defending state champions are ranked No. 25 by maxpreps.com in its preseason rankings.
2:00 a.m.
A new reason to smile on the Las Vegas Strip: You're on camera
A new reason to smile on the Las Vegas Strip: You're on camera Security on the Strip just got more high-tech. Thirty-seven surveillance cameras now sit atop traffic poles along a 4-mile stretch of the famed Las Vegas Boulevard, part of an effort to boost safety in the ...
2:00 a.m.
Firefly owners reduce hours, lay off workers at Sahara Ave. location
Firefly owners reduce hours, lay off workers at Sahara Ave. location After a salmonella outbreak at a different location rocked the local chain, the restaurant’s westside location will no longer serve lunch Monday through Friday, co-owner Tabitha Simmons confirmed. Instead, it will open at 4 p.m. ...
Updated 11:46 a.m.
City Council decisions may go green, go to the chapel and go to class
Rehabbing an old building downtown could get cheaper and easier if the Las Vegas City Council decides to loosen energy-efficiency standards Wednesday. The council will vote on the proposed change, which has split developers and ...
2:00 a.m.
Legislators run out of time, opening door for special session
Legislators run out of time, opening door for special session The final day of the Legislature ended in as hectic a manner as it began. When the clock struck midnight, some bills survived. Many didn’t, leaving Gov. Brian Sandoval to call a special session.
Updated 4:00 a.m.
NV Energy bill wins passage, signaling state's shift from coal
Photo: NV Energy's Reid Gardner power station near Moapa Legislators have officially moved Nevada out of the coal business. In a vote Monday night, the Assembly approved a shift away from coal-fired power plants and mandated investment in renewable energy and natural gas.
2:00 a.m.
Despite delays, water authority still banking on 'third straw' to deliver water to valley
Photo: Workers build a water intake tunnel under Lake Mea Thomas Albert Turner’s death and the injury of another worker in a 2012 accident halted progress on the third intake straw at Lake Mead and added a stark human cost to the hundreds of millions ...
2:00 a.m.
CCSD actually donated $5 million
David Pisetzner’s letter regarding the generosity of the Clark County School District requires a $4 million correction.
2:00 a.m.
Single races in three cities on the table in today's municipal elections
One race each in Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite will be decided by voters during today’s general election. Polls in the three cities will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
2:00 a.m.
Despite their majority, Democrats trumped by Sandoval on budget but pleased overall with session
Photo: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, second from right, tal After handing Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval a budget that funds nearly all of his priorities, some in the Democratic majority consoled themselves with one mantra: This is the most progressive Legislature in history.
2:00 a.m.

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