Las Vegas Sun

September 30, 2016

Currently: 74° — Complete forecast

Breaking News

Today

Sept. 30, 2016

2 a.m.

MGM Resorts, Wynn to stop purchasing NV Energy power Saturday
MGM Resorts, Wynn to stop purchasing NV Energy power Saturday
Nobody will flip a switch. Lights are not expected to flutter on the casino floors. Yet 15 Strip properties owned by MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts will start ...

Thursday

Sept. 29, 2016

7:25 p.m.

Photo: Poll worker Barbara Brune hands out stickers to vo
Help wanted: Election Day poll workers needed in Clark County
The Clark County Election Department is seeking 350 people to work at voting polls on Election Day, Nov. 8.

6:40 p.m.

Photo: FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, the Capito
Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come
A bitterly divided Congress adjourned Thursday for the election, having accomplished little more than the bare minimum, with lawmakers looking ahead to a lame-duck session and a weighty to-do list already piling up for next year. A must-pass spending bill, agreed to after an ...

4:59 p.m.

Man killed, officer hurt in Kingman shooting
A man was killed and a Kingman police officer was seriously wounded in a shooting this morning, according to Arizona …

4:18 p.m.

Woman burned in fire last week dies at hospital
A 48-year-old Las Vegas woman burned in a northeast valley fire last week died on Wednesday, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Krista Nelson died at University Medical Center, where she was taken ...

4:07 p.m.

Ex-Kentucky official gets nearly 6 years in kickback scheme
Rebuked for further eroding public confidence in government, a former high-ranking official in Kentucky government was sentenced to nearly six years in prison Thursday for orchestrating a kickback scheme that netted him more than $200,000. Tim Longmeyer apologized for the actions, which led to ...

3:54 p.m.

Photo: Demonstrators protest next to a police officer aft
Police shooting audio appears to back up officer statements
A Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer calls for backup, saying he has spotted a man with a gun and a marijuana joint in his SUV. In follow-up radio traffic, the officer says a suspect has been wounded and is lying on the ground. The two snippets of audio the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released ...

3:41 p.m.

Photo: Maritza Fernandez, the mother of Miami Marlins pit
Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeral
Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business. The choir struck up "God Bless America," and mourners began to cry yet to again as they joined in, celebrating the place that ...

3:36 p.m.

Photo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speak
Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past
Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign's top backers out to do the same. "An impeachment for lying," Trump said Thursday at a ...

3:21 p.m.

Fire at dental clinic does $50,000 in damage
A fire at a dental clinic early this morning caused $50,000 in damage, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Nobody was injured. Firefighters responded about ...

2:13 p.m.

Stern: Legal sports betting nationwide would be ‘big hit to organized crime’
Stern: Legal sports betting nationwide would be ‘big hit to organized crime’
Legal betting nationwide on professional sports would help protect the integrity of American sports while cutting down substantially on black market wagering ...

1:19 p.m.

Photo: In this Sept. 7, 2016, photo, Monique Causey holds
Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month
Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans. His mother tried to stop him. She yanked ...

1:08 p.m.

Photo: A woman hugs a boy following a shooting at Townvil
More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting
When two firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck. Within minutes, though, they performed actions that led to them being hailed as ...

11:57 a.m.

Man fleeing police killed by big rig on freeway
Man fleeing police killed by big rig on freeway
A man sought for questioning in a shooting was hit and killed by a semitractor-trailer today when he tried to run across a Las Vegas freeway with officers in pursuit, Metro Police said. The incident happened ...

11:47 a.m.

Photo: Ammon Bundy speaks with reporters at a news confer
Ammon Bundy's lawyers seek to stop trial amid appeals
Ammon Bundy's federal conspiracy trial resumed Thursday despite a motion from his lawyers seeking a postponement until a court rules on their appeals. Among other things, attorneys Marcus Mumford and ...

11:28 a.m.

Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program
Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state's voucher-style Education Savings Accounts program — seen as the broadest school choice initiative in the country — has an unconstitutional funding mechanism that ...

10:17 a.m.

Photo: The Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez pitches Friday,
Jose Fernandez's high school jersey missing
School officials in Tampa say the high school jersey that belonged to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez disappeared following a candlelight vigil. In a news release Thursday, Hillsborough County School District officials said the jersey was in the dugout during ...

10:11 a.m.

Man taken into custody after barricade situation
A man was taken into custody early this morning after he barricaded himself in a home near Bruce Street and Charleston Boulevard, according to Metro Police. Officers responded about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday to ...

9:42 a.m.

Israelis pay respects to Peres; Bill Clinton arrives in Israel
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a ...

9:37 a.m.

Photo: Mary J. Blige performs during Night 2 of the 2012
Mary J. Blige explains why she sang to Clinton during talk
Mary J. Blige said she decided to sing Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)" to Hillary Clinton during her recent interview because she was trying to get the Democratic presidential nominee to feel and understand the widening frustration among blacks in America over police brutality and similar topics. A pair of clips ...

9:32 a.m.

Congress, after partisan convulsions, does the bare minimum
Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline. The legislation extends existing spending levels a mere 10 weeks, past the Nov. 8 election, while finally ...

9:30 a.m.

Police: Man kills wife, goes to college town, kills son
Authorities say a man killed his wife at their Maryland home and then drove to the Washington suburbs, where he killed his 19-year-old son and himself. The Harford County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that deputies checking on ...

9:25 a.m.

Russia accuses U.S. of siding with 'terrorists' in Syria
Russian officials accused the U.S. on Thursday of siding with "terrorists" in Syria, in a sign of escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington amid the battle for Aleppo. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby's warning that the collapse of U.S.-Russian cooperation in ...

9:21 a.m.

Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark
A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous warming levels in about 35 years. Six scientists who were leaders in past international climate conferences joined ...

9:18 a.m.

Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets underway
With early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year's election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day. Clinton's 10-city tour of Iowa brought the Democratic presidential nominee back to ...