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December 1, 2015

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Dec. 1, 2015

10:45 a.m.

Education cost-cutting panel will focus on buildings, staff
A committee focused on tracking down waste and inefficiency in Nevada's K-12 education system will kick off its work by taking a look at building and maintenance costs. Members of the new Spending and Government Efficiency Commission, also known as the SAGE Commission, held ...

10:23 a.m.

Photo: Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfeld to appear monthly at NYC's Beacon Theatre in 2016
Beginning in January, fans of Jerry Seinfeld will be able to catch the comedian once a month at a New York City theater. The Madison Square Garden Company announced Tuesday that Seinfeld will perform at the Beacon Theatre in Upper Manhattan as part of a residency called ...

10:13 a.m.

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Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release
Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chicago officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. Emanuel called a news conference to announce the dismissal of ...

9:38 a.m.

Photo: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks to report
Reid: GOP leaking 'confidential' information on Hillary Clinton aide
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday suggested that Republican staffers are leaking "confidential" information on Huma Abedin, a long-time aide ...

9:18 a.m.

UNR to increase security at graduation ceremony
The University of Nevada, Reno says it will be increasing security at Saturday's winter graduation ceremony in response to current world events. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that UNR spokesman ...

8:34 a.m.

Photo: Dennis Ferrell, a coal miner of 15 years, watches
Appalachia grasps for hope as coal jobs fade
The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day. To keep his business operating with such a paltry amount of coal, Asbury has to do everything himself. He has no ...

8:31 a.m.

Network veteran, Nick News chief Linda Ellerbee retiring
Linda Ellerbee, a veteran newswoman who wrote an irreverent best-seller about her time on television and built a second career at Nickelodeon explaining ...

8:22 a.m.

Maine woman tapes free coats to light poles for the needy
A woman in Portland, Maine, is starting a campaign to encourage people to tape free coats to light poles to help the needy this winter. Gabby Kaper taped several jackets with notes ...

8:17 a.m.

10:29 a.m.

Photo: Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol
U.S. sending more special ops forces to fight Islamic State
The U.S. is expanding its special operations force in Iraq and Syria to help fight Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. The additional troops ...

8:14 a.m.

Report: Blast at Istanbul subway station causes injuries
Turkey's private NTV television says an explosion at an Istanbul metro station has caused some injuries. The cause of the explosion wasn't immediately known. Subway services ...

8:11 a.m.

Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad’s future
President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround ...

8:09 a.m.

Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding
Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge ...

8:07 a.m.

9:02 a.m.

Police investigate death of Alaska’s capital city mayor
The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city was found dead at his Juneau home, and police are investigating a range of possible causes. The Juneau Police Department released few details on Stephen "Greg" Fisk's death but called rumors ...

8:02 a.m.

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Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash
A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane that killed ...

2 a.m.

Snow on the Strip, underwater Santa and more: It’s holiday season in Las Vegas
Snow on the Strip, underwater Santa and more: It’s holiday season in Las Vegas
The holiday season has arrived, and Las Vegas is responding with lights, artistry, and, in some cases, snow. These 10 holiday displays offer ...

12:28 a.m.

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Nearly half of U.S. homes use cellphones only, shun landlines
Nearly half of U.S. households only use cellphones, according to new federal statistics that show more and more people are cutting the cord on landlines ...


Nov. 30, 2015

11:37 p.m.

2 injured in east valley shooting at extended-stay motel
Two people were shot at an extended-stay motel tonight in the east valley. The shooting was reported about 9 p.m. at ...

11:05 p.m.

10:02 a.m.

Two pedestrians hit and killed in separate accidents
Two pedestrians hit and killed in separate accidents
A pedestrian died after being struck by an SUV tonight in the east valley, the second such incident reported in the Las Vegas Valley on Monday evening ...

10:42 p.m.

Pedestrian dies after being struck near Sahara, Arville
Pedestrian dies after being struck near Sahara, Arville
A pedestrian died after being struck by at least one vehicle Monday afternoon near Arville Street and Sahara Avenue. Police were called about ...

6:35 p.m.

Police: Man shot, killed by Metro officers had criminal past, mental illness
Police: Man shot, killed by Metro officers had criminal past, mental illness
A man killed last week by Metro Police after aiming a pellet gun in the direction of an officer had a lengthy criminal history as well as a history of mental illness ...

6:02 p.m.

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NV Energy seeks to buy more solar power for its big customers
NV Energy, which serves more than 1 million customers throughout Nevada, filed an application on Monday with the Public Utilities Commission to buy power from ...

5:15 p.m.

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Prosecutors charge 4 in shooting of Minneapolis protesters
Four men were charged Monday in last week's shooting of demonstrators protesting the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police, while the city's mayor separately asked the protesters to end ...

5 p.m.

2 UNR students from Las Vegas killed in crash near Tonopah
2 UNR students from Las Vegas killed in crash near Tonopah
Authorities say two students from the University of Nevada-Reno died in a car crash about 7 miles outside of Tonopah. The Nevada Highway Patrol say 19-year-old driver ...

4:50 p.m.

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California’s top oil regulator quits after 17 months on job
California's top oil regulator announced his resignation on Monday after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of ...

3:24 p.m.

Jury selection begins for officer charged in Freddie Gray’s death
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 ...

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