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April 17, 2014

6:43 p.m.

Pedestrian injured by moving truck
A pedestrian is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after darting in front of a moving truck, according to Metro Police.

6:20 p.m.

Las Vegas has three fatal stabbings in 24 hours, but police say not to worry
Las Vegas has three fatal stabbings in 24 hours, but police say not to worry
There have been three fatal stabbings in the Las Vegas Valley in less than 24 hours, according to Metro Police. It's unusual — but not cause for concern — said ...

6:06 p.m.

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Education department doesn't have money to meet lawmakers' new test mandate
The Nevada Education Department doesn’t have the money to administer a new state-mandated exam to high school juniors next year, so it plans to raise the funds through …

5:35 p.m.

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State Board of Education lays out new rules for graduation requirements
Classes of 2017 and 2018 won't have to pass prescribed tests
Current eighth- and ninth-graders won't have to pass new exams in math, reading and writing to graduate from high school, Nevada’s K-12 education leaders decided today. The decision means some students will be …

4:01 p.m.

Ad slams lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden for Harry Reid donations
Mark Hutchison's campaign for Nevada lieutenant governor is taking on Republican primary opponent Sue Lowden for donating to Harry Reid in previous elections. The 60-second radio ad released...

3:51 p.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama pauses as he talks to repor
Obama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine
President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't...

3:32 p.m.

Henderson casino settles complaint over cash shortfall
The state Gaming Commission today approved an agreement to settle a complaint that the Klondike Sunset Casino in Henderson repeatedly failed to keep enough cash on hand. The casino at 444 West Sunset Road could suffer...

3:31 p.m.

Ex-girlfriend, kicked-over motorcycle sparked fight that led to fatal stabbing, police say
Bruce Reid made two potentially fatal mistakes during the fight that preceded his death Tuesday afternoon. One was releasing his combatant, Cody James Bradbury, from a bear hug. The other was …

2:54 p.m.

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No surgery planned for former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is expected to leave a Las Vegas hospital soon after doctors performed a diagnostic procedure and determined no immediate...

2:31 p.m.

Harry Reid calls rancher's gun-toting backers 'domestic terrorists'
Harry Reid calls rancher's gun-toting backers 'domestic terrorists'
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management. The Democrat was speaking at...

2:06 p.m.

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3:36 p.m.

Photo: In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child later this year
Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced...

1:40 p.m.

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Hunt for 'most wanted' fugitive sought since 1976 focusing on western US
The FBI said William Bradford Bishop Jr., the “Family Annihilator” would be 77 if he were still alive. He is wanted in the decades-old slayings of his …

1:31 p.m.

A new pot vending machine with marijuana-laced treats could be coming to California
http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-pot-vending-machine-brownies-20140415,0,2132821.story#axzz2zAAFx67n

1:27 p.m.

US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine
The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are...

1:23 p.m.

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2:46 p.m.

Photo: Dale Erquiaga gives a press briefing Friday, May 2
Nevada superintendent: Kids are victims in cheating scandal
Nevada's state superintendent says children are the victims in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school. Superintendent Dale Erquiaga spoke briefly about the matter Thursday at...

1:06 p.m.

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2:59 p.m.

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care through exchanges
Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...

12:37 p.m.

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4:09 p.m.

Photo: Artist's rendering of the Main and Commerce street
Joe Downtown: Construction to begin on downtown beautification project
The city is about to shower some love on a part of downtown that needs it. Construction on a Main and Commerce streets beautification project, which will eventually stretch from Stewart Avenue south to Sahara Avenue, will begin next month. City Council members voted unanimously Wednesday for a contract with Las Vegas Paving Corp. to begin the first phase, at $13 million-plus, from...

12:17 p.m.

Photo: This artist's rendering provided by NASA on Thursd
Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too...

11:38 a.m.

Baby, 2 adults suffer smoke inhalation in apartment fire
Baby, 2 adults suffer smoke inhalation in apartment fire
A baby and two adults were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation after an apartment caught fire Wednesday night, officials said. Firefighters from Clark County...

10:59 a.m.

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6:24 p.m.

Man arrested after fatal stabbing outside a Las Vegas McDonald’s
Man arrested after fatal stabbing outside a Las Vegas McDonald’s
A man was stabbed to death today outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Sahara Avenue near Rancho Drive. Metro Police responded about 8:25 a.m. to the stabbing in...

10:52 a.m.

Teens missing since 1971 found in wrecked Studebaker
Teens missing since 1971 found in wrecked Studebaker
Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road. But the 17-year-old girls weren't known for ...

10:18 a.m.

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12:51 p.m.

Audit details problems with Nevada health exchange
An audit of Nevada's health insurance exchange cites Xerox for failing to achieve key performance benchmarks, some of which could subject the technology firm to possible penalties. Xerox officials defended...

10:11 a.m.

Photo: In this June 20, 2008, file photo, Cheo Feliciano
Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78
Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning. Feliciano, a member of the Fania All Stars, was one of the most...

10:06 a.m.

Photo: Shoppers arrive at a Target store in Los Angeles o
Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take...

10 a.m.

Photo: A Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130H Hercules aircra
Tests find oil slick not from missing Malaysian jetliner
Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. The unmanned sub's first two...

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