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August 27, 2014

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Aug. 27, 2014

3:24 p.m.

Photo: People are seen at the Last Stop outdoor shooting
Shooting by 9-year-old girl with Uzi stirs debate over guns
The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering ...

2:54 p.m.

3 charged with Las Vegas-to-Alaska drug conspiracy
3 charged with Las Vegas-to-Alaska drug conspiracy
An Anchorage federal grand jury has indicted three Las Vegas men on charges of conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine to Alaska. Federal prosecutors say ...

2:19 p.m.

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Baltimore’s first casino highlights gaming trend toward urban areas
At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne. The glitz and glamour Tuesday ...

2 p.m.

Police investigating rash of burglaries in southwest valley
Metro Police are trying to identify three young men caught on video outside a home where someone broke a window in a neighborhood that has seen a rash of break-ins. At about 9:30 p.m. on July 2, a homeowner ...

1:10 p.m.

Photo: In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, photo, Omaha polic
‘Cops’ crew member killed in Omaha police shooting
Police who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha struck and killed a crew member with the "Cops" television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun, authorities said Wednesday. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said ...

1:02 p.m.

Truck fire shuts down Interstate 15 North near Apex
Truck fire shuts down Interstate 15 North near Apex
Interstate 15 North was closed near the Apex Industrial Park after a tractor-trailer hauling sheet metal caught fire, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported. The freeway was expected to remain closed until ...

12:47 p.m.

Las Vegas vigil planned for teen killed by police in Missouri
A group of community activists plans to gather Thursday night in Las Vegas to commemorate Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The group has ...

12:38 p.m.

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons
A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. David Barajas cried after the verdict was read and ...

12:15 p.m.

12:36 p.m.

Transport Workers Union gets behind margin tax
A union representing 2,000 casinos employees is throwing its support behind the Education Initiative, also known as the margin tax. The endorsement from the ...

11:15 a.m.

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Mom pleads with ISIS to release captive U.S. journalist
The mother of an American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video message aimed directly at his captors. Shirley Sotloff, who lives in the Miami area, addressed the leader of the Islamic State in seeking ...

10:20 a.m.

Photo: In this Aug. 4, 2014, photo, Cleveland Browns wide
Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended for 2014 season
Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended the entire NFL season for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy. The league announced Wednesday that arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld Gordon's suspension, which the ...

10:17 a.m.

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel
Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebels said. The capture of the post along Syria's de facto border in the Golan held more ...

10:02 a.m.

Photo: Peter Theo Curtis smiles as he talks with reporter
U.S. journalist thankful for work to secure freedom
A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group. Peter Theo Curtis, who was freed Sunday after 22 months in captivity ...

9:32 a.m.

Toddler pulled from backyard pool dies at hospital
A toddler pulled from a backyard swimming pool in North Las Vegas on Monday has died, according to North Las Vegas Police. The child died ...

8:59 a.m.

Video shows girl, 9, firing Uzi before instructor killed
Video shows girl, 9, firing Uzi before instructor killed
A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday ...

8:47 a.m.

Photo: A Japan Airlines jet taxis to a gate at McCarran I
Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.9 percent in July
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.9 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Wednesday show more than 3.7 million people ...

8:41 a.m.

Sources: U.S. considering new relief mission in Iraq
he Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. The mission, if it went forward, would be ...

8:31 a.m.

Police: 911 botches call about child locked in hot car
A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said. Shana Dees said she put her son Jack in his car seat Saturday afternoon and ...

8:22 a.m.

Iowa farmer Chris Soules is ABC’s new ‘Bachelor’
ABC has chosen its next "Bachelor." Chris Soules, who came in third last season on "The Bachelorette," will look for love among 25 women vying for his heart. His selection was announced ...

7:43 a.m.

11:07 a.m.

Photo: A U.S. F-15 fighter takes off in Saudi Arabia in a
Mass.-based fighter jet crashes in Virginia
An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's fate was unknown.No injuries were reported on the ground as authorities ...


Aug. 26, 2014

9:40 p.m.

Lawyer wants feds to probe BLM shooting of pedestrian near Red Rock
Lawyer wants feds to probe BLM shooting of pedestrian near Red Rock
A Las Vegas attorney invoked events in Ferguson, Mo., in a call Tuesday for federal prosecutors in Nevada to take over the investigation of the February slaying of ...

9 p.m.

Las Vegans’ credit card debt rising faster than you might think
Las Vegans’ credit card debt rising faster than you might think
Southern Nevadans are swiping their credit cards more often and racking up debt faster than most consumers nationally. Residents of the Las Vegas metro area had ...

7:15 p.m.

UNLV economists say margin tax study is not opinionated
UNLV economists say margin tax study is not opinionated
UNLV economists are standing behind the results of a study they conducted on a controversial tax initiative that was assailed by acting school president Don Snyder. Stephen Brown ...

5:03 p.m.

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Police: Slain woman ID’d ex-deputy as her attacker
A woman told police before she died that she had been shot by her brother-in-law, a newly retired Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. Andy Steele, a former Dane County Sheriff's deputy, was arrested after ...

4:26 p.m.

UFC, Dana White apologize for removing judge in Macau
The UFC has apologized for breaching its own protocol when President Dana White removed a judge from its show in Macau last weekend. White removed judge Howard Hughes from the five-judge rotation after ...

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