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Dec. 7, 2016

4:34 p.m.

Deadly fire in North Las Vegas blamed on unattended cooking
Unattended cooking caused a North Las Vegas fire that killed two adults and a child Thursday night, according to fire officials. The victims were pulled from the house and were hospitalized in critical condition before ...

4:14 p.m.

Superintendent: Proposal crosses boundary in dust-up over School District reorganization
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and some Clark County School Board members squared off today over a proposal to hire an outside consultant as a liaison between the board and ...

2:53 p.m.

An NFL franchise in Las Vegas could be a disaster, for one very simple reason
An NFL franchise in Las Vegas could be a disaster, for one very simple reason
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is one of the better owners, and in a preview clip for his appearance on this week’s “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” show, he shared some ...

2:42 p.m.

Overturned truck closes southbound I-15 at Lake Mead
The southbound lanes of Interstate 15 at Lake Mead Boulevard were shut down today while authorities investigate a crash involving an overturned semitractor-trailer. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada ...

2:31 p.m.

Firefighters put out blaze at NLV commercial building
North Las Vegas firefighters put out a blaze today on the roof of a commercial building near Craig and Pecos roads, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded ...

2:08 p.m.

Photo: Nevada Sen. Dean Heller.
Heller says Cadillac tax ‘most onerous’ part of Obamacare
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller today called the so-called Cadillac tax the “most onerous” part of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare. The provision, a 40 percent excise tax on ...

12:59 p.m.

Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in Henderson crash
Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in Henderson crash
A motorcyclist killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Stephen Metaxas, 25, of Henderson, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Metaxas was thrown from his motorcycle about ...

12:48 p.m.

Photo: In this Jan. 28, 2016, photo, moderator Megyn Kell
Megyn Kelly, Tina Fey talk empowerment in the time of Trump
"What an amazing year it's been for women," Tina Fey shouted out Wednesday morning before she buckled over with a sustained and slightly maniacal laugh. Speaking to a room of celebrities, Hollywood execs and reporters in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment event, Fey, accepting ...

12:42 p.m.

Photo: A structure and vehicle are damaged from the wildf
2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14
Authorities have charged two juveniles with starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, local District Attorney General James Dunn and ...

12:22 p.m.

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12:40 p.m.

Photo: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at
Source: Trump to tap Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday. Environmental groups quickly ...

12:12 p.m.

Photo: The dashboard of an Audi A4 is seen during a demon
Audi offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas
On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be. It's a simple display for the driver — a dashboard traffic signal icon and ...

11:49 a.m.

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2:21 p.m.

Campus police officer shoots teen at Reno high school
Campus police officer shoots teen at Reno high school
A campus police officer shot a knife-wielding Nevada high school student who was fighting with a classmate Wednesday, according to ...

10:27 a.m.

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11:12 a.m.

Reputed mobster from Henderson pleads guilty in plot to kill crime rival
Reputed mobster from Henderson pleads guilty in plot to kill crime rival
A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO's "The Sopranos" has admitted plotting the death of ...

10:04 a.m.

Democratic states wary as Trump embarks on victory tour
As Donald Trump makes his thank-you tour of states that voted for him, other parts of the country are gearing up to do battle with his administration. Three of the most populous, urban and ethnically diverse states — California, New York and Illinois — voted heavily for ...

9:58 a.m.

Study: 2016 campaign coverage was overwhelmingly negative
A Harvard University study released Wednesday concludes that media coverage of the 2016 presidential election was topped only by the 2000 Bush-Gore campaign for its overwhelming negativity. Strip away "horse race" stories about who was leading or trailing in ...

9:40 a.m.

Photo: Bill Robinson as the butler is caught in the act o
Auction of Shirley Temple items includes childhood tap shoes
Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000. Heritage Auctions says a diamond ring given to the child who sang and danced her way into ...

9:29 a.m.

Trumps taps retired Marine Gen. John Kelly for DHS
President-elect Donald Trump is tapping another four-star military officer for his administration. He has picked retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to lead the Homeland Security Department, according to people close to the transition. Kelly's last command included ...

9:26 a.m.

Authorities: 2 south Georgia officers shot; shooter at large
Authorities say two law enforcement officers have been shot in south Georgia. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says two officers were shot Tuesday in Americus, about ...

9:06 a.m.

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11:10 a.m.

Police: Man in custody after reports of gunshots at apartment complex
Police: Man in custody after reports of gunshots at apartment complex
SWAT officers and crisis negotiators were at a southwest valley apartment complex this morning after reports of gunshots and a man with ...

8:32 a.m.

Photo: President-elect Donald Trump shades his eyes while
Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year
Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an "honor" even as he derided the idea that ...

8:22 a.m.

Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard
A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed on Wednesday with 48 people on board, apparently killing all of them, police and an airline spokesman said. According to senior police officer Khurram Rasheed, the plane crashed in ...

8:18 a.m.

Photo: Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Ro
Jury picked, opening statements set in church slayings trial
Twelve jurors were chosen Wednesday to decide the death penalty trial of a white man who authorities say wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church. Opening statements were to begin later in the day as the trial of ...

5 a.m.

Home resale price gains heat up amid typically slow season
Home resale price gains heat up amid typically slow season
Christmas came early for the local real-estate community with news that housing resale prices edged upward in November, defying the usual trend for ...

Tuesday

Dec. 6, 2016

4:35 p.m.

Propane tank explosion injures woman, child
A woman and a child were hospitalized following an apparent propane tank explosion ...

4:19 p.m.

Photo: In this Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, photo, actor and
Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld to star in benefit
More than two years after narrowly escaping death in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, comedian Tracy Morgan is ready to give back, and he's doing it on a huge stage. The former "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live" star will be among an all-star group of comedians for a one-day benefit in ...