Las Vegas Sun

July 29, 2015

Currently: 83° — Complete forecast | Log in

Breaking News


July 29, 2015

2 a.m.

Photo: Designed and built in the 19th century with Italia
Baz Luhrmann’s Sydney home is as theatrical as Las Vegas show he inspired
Fabulous Las Vegas(-Related) Homes:
Luhrmann’s eccentricity doesn’t end at his movies. Earlier this month Luhrmann put his “Great Gatsby”-inspired home in Sydney on the market ...


July 28, 2015

6:35 p.m.

Photo: In this frame from video, officials work to remove
8 children hurt, 2 critical, by falling tree in California
A huge, ancient pine tree uprooted and fell onto kids at a summer day camp Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them critically ...

6:10 p.m.

FAA investigating Allegiant airliner that nearly ran out of fuel
FAA investigating Allegiant airliner that nearly ran out of fuel
Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to ...

5:30 p.m.

Photo: A helicopter flies over Willow Creek Canyon as a w
Prosecutor: Boy acknowledges starting California wildfire
A prosecutor says a boy has acknowledged starting a California wildfire that threatens hundreds of mountain homes near ...

5:12 p.m.

Photo: Traffic flows in both directions at the bypass at
September target to fully reopen Interstate 10 in California
California transportation officials say they'll need till the end of September — and about $5 million — to fully reopen the desert highway where flash flooding washed out ...

5 p.m.

Female inmate, 21, escapes from work crew in eastern valley
Female inmate, 21, escapes from work crew in eastern valley
Kerran Dade, 21, who is serving up to four years for an attempted home invasion, was part of a state Forestry Department work crew when she went missing about ...

4:46 p.m.

Photo: Mexico fans hold an image of head coach Miguel Her
Run-in with reporter triggered Mexico coach Herrera's ouster
Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter's claim that the man known as ...

4:20 p.m.

Photo: In this undated photo provided by the Bland family
Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death
Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said such conspiracy theories — including one ...

3:54 p.m.

Allegiant pilot says jet from Las Vegas low on fuel, makes emergency landing
Allegiant pilot says jet from Las Vegas low on fuel, makes emergency landing
The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into why an Allegiant Air pilot declared a plane to be so low on fuel it needed to make an emergency landing last week in ...

3:16 p.m.

Photo: Bull rider Tyler Smith of Fruita, Colo., sits tall
National Finals Rodeo to remain at Thomas & Mack
Officials say the National Finals Rodeo will return to the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus this December and as long as 10 more years. Las Vegas Events announced the deal Tuesday. Terms ...

2:38 p.m.

Harry Reid vows Democratic candidate in 3rd Congressional District race
Harry Reid vows Democratic candidate in 3rd Congressional District race
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says there's "not a chance" he'll leave Nevada's 3rd Congressional District race without a Democratic candidate. Reid told the Reno Gazette-Journal ...

2:27 p.m.

Photo: In this image taken from Colorado Judicial Departm
Father: Colorado theater shooter is an ‘excellent kid’
The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes said Tuesday that he didn't know his son suffered from mental illness before he attacked the audience at a Batman movie, killing 12 people three years ago. Emotions just weren't talked about in his family, Robert Holmes acknowledged after ...

2:16 p.m.

Photo: In this Sunday, June 8, 2014, file photo, a Boy Sc
Mormon church warns it might split from Boy Scouts
The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church — the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units — warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own. Mormon officials described the admission of openly gay leaders as ...

1:52 p.m.

Photo: This undated photo provided by the Santa Cruz Poli
Authorities: California teen accused of killing 8-year-old
A teenage boy lured an 8-year-old girl into his apartment and killed her before hiding her body in a recycling bin at the housing complex where they lived, authorities said Tuesday. Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel told reporters that Madyson Middleton was probably ...

1:20 p.m.

Las Vegas hosts 21 million visitors in 6 months
Las Vegas hosts 21 million visitors in 6 months
Tourism officials say more than 21 million people have visited Las Vegas in the first half of 2015, about 1.5 percent more than a year ago when ...

12:54 p.m.

Tourism authority committee votes for $42 million Riviera demolition plan
Tourism authority committee votes for $42 million Riviera demolition plan
The shuttered Riviera inched closer to destruction today when a subgroup of the Las Vegas tourism authority voted in favor of plans to demolish it for $42 million. A Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority committee considered ...

12:34 p.m.

Photo: Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, right, moti
After threatened Las Vegas move, Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal
The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for ...

11:56 a.m.

Photo: In this Jan. 18, 2015, photo, New England Patriots
NFL’s Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension
Calling the appeal process "a sham," Tom Brady's agent says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "failed to ensure a fair process" in upholding the quarterback's four-game suspension. Don Yee says Tuesday that Brady's side was given only four hours to present a defense, and when he asked ...

11:52 a.m.

Nation’s youngest convicted murder released from prison
The nation's youngest convicted murderer was released from a Florida prison Tuesday after serving 16 years of an 18-year sentence. Florida Today reports that 29-year-old Curtis Jones was released from ...

11:39 a.m.

Photo: This combination made from photos provided by the
Teens missing on fishing trip strayed from agreed-upon route
Two teens missing at sea had strayed from the agreed-upon boundaries for their fishing trip, the stepfather of one of the boys said Tuesday, as the Coast Guard continued a massive search off Florida's Atlantic coast. Nick Korniloff said his 14-year-old stepson Perry Cohen and the boy's friend Austin Stephanos were supposed to ...

11:30 a.m.

Photo: A view of the Mob Museum, the National Museum of O
Mob Museum in Las Vegas to open soccer scandal exhibit
The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal. The permanent display entitled "The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly" will open at ...

11:15 a.m.

Cops: 2-state chase began over warrant for stolen underwear
Police say a man who led officers on a wild two-hour chase spanning two states had been facing charges of stealing $21 worth of underwear from a supermarket. Police records show 54-year-old Robert Ritter was accused of ...

10:58 a.m.

Fugitive’s role in horror film leads to his arrest
A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie. The News Tribune reports that 44-year-old Jason Stange, a convicted bank robber, plays ...

10:55 a.m.

Pollard to be freed; U.S. analyst spied for Israel
Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard ...

10:32 a.m.

Firefighter tells 911 caller to ‘deal with it yourself’
An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports that 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during ...

Most Popular

  • Viewed
  • Discussed
  • E-mailed