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Sept. 17, 2014

12:16 p.m.

Wells Fargo pays $290,000 in same-sex harassment case
Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $290,000 to four tellers in Nevada to settle a same-sex sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit accused a female manager and female teller ...

12:12 p.m.

West Nile virus identified in 9 Nevada counties
West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in nine Nevada counties, state officials said today. More than 3,300 groups of mosquitoes ...

12:11 p.m.

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Boulder City bypass gets green light after asbestos testing shows no threat
Transportation:
Officials with the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada gave the green light after concluding workers could safely …

11:56 a.m.

Firefighters aid ailing man on flight to Las Vegas
A man who collapsed during a United Airlines flight from Houston to Las Vegas was fortunate that a group of Jacksonville firefighters were onboard en route to a bachelor party. The group was on ...

11:21 a.m.

Financial analysis understated income from proposed soccer stadium
Financial analysis understated income from proposed soccer stadium
Las Vegas released a new financial analysis today correcting errors in a previous report on the viability of bringing a soccer team and stadium downtown. The new analysis shows the stadium would bring in ...

10:30 a.m.

Car catches fire in crash at Summerlin Parkway, 215 Beltway
First responders are on the scene of a car crash at Summerlin Parkway and the 215 Beltway. The crash happened about ...

10:20 a.m.

Coroner IDs man shot in parking lot after reportedly pulling gun
A man fatally shot Monday in a strip mall parking lot across from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has been identified as Michael Johnson, 30, of Las Vegas, the Clark County Coroner’s Office reported. Metro Police said Johnson was killed ...

10:10 a.m.

Nevada recoups $50 million investment with bankrupt Lehman Brothers
Nevada recoups $50 million investment with bankrupt Lehman Brothers
Six years after the collapse of financial firm Lehman Brothers, Nevada has recouped a $50 million investment it made with the now-bankrupt investor. For Treasurer Kate Marshall ...

9:34 a.m.

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Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq
President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out ...

9:20 a.m.

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Vikings owner says it was a mistake to bring back Adrian Peterson
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" in bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. The Vikings had benched Peterson for last Sunday's loss to ...

9:08 a.m.

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels
Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to ...

8:53 a.m.

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12:05 p.m.

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Police think robber at Palace Station had a gun
Police in Las Vegas now say a man who punched a sports book employee during a weekend heist at the Palace Station casino-hotel may have had a gun. Officer Laura Meltzer says witnesses reported seeing ...

8:47 a.m.

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Crews battle California fire’s explosive growth
Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences. Hundreds of additional firefighters were dispatched to ...

8:34 a.m.

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11:31 a.m.

Judge pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge
Judge pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge
A longtime Las Vegas-area state court judge has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge that could get him 27 months in prison for his role in a decade-long investment scheme that reaped more than $2.6 million. Steven Jones also promised to ...

8:13 a.m.

Police search for suspect in rash of robberies
Metro Police are searching for a man they say committed several armed robberies in the valley this month. The man entered businesses posing as ...

8:06 a.m.

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NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing
he NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other ...

2 a.m.

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Allegiant CEO buys Las Vegas Boulevard wedding chapel
Allegiant Air boss Maurice “Maury” Gallagher, who’s made a fortune selling cheap plane tickets and a bevy of add-on fees, has entered a new, albeit still low-priced, line of business: Las Vegas weddings. Will the new business venture lead to flight and wedding packages? ...

Tuesday

Sept. 16, 2014

11:20 p.m.

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Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list
The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while ...

11 p.m.

At public hearing, concern over proposed stadium’s financing
At public hearing, concern over proposed stadium’s financing
Telling the crowd to “believe in Las Vegas,” Mayor Carolyn Goodman made an impassioned pitch to bring soccer to downtown during a community meeting. “It’s the last hurrah ...

9:59 p.m.

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Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group
An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in ...

8:20 p.m.

Former Las Vegas doctor sentenced in drug case
Former Las Vegas doctor sentenced in drug case
A former doctor who sold prescription drugs to an undercover government agent was sentenced Tuesday to 44 months in prison. Vinay Bararia, 44, was also sentenced to ...

6 p.m.

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VEGAS.com travel site features new look
Travel website VEGAS.com has a new look. The site, which lets people buy plane tickets, hotel rooms and show tickets, has overhauled itself with ...

5:35 p.m.

Clark County to turn focus to slot parlor curbs
Clark County to turn focus to slot parlor curbs
After a summer-long hiatus, the Clark County Commission is returning to the issue of tavern gaming in an effort to stamp out slot parlors that have proliferated across ...

5:20 p.m.

Metro: Youth fires shotgun into home, then is shot
Metro: Youth fires shotgun into home, then is shot
Metro Police say a male youth has been taken into custody after allegedly firing a shotgun through the front door of a home Tuesday in the northern part of ...

5 p.m.

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12:15 a.m.

Second Pacific storm blast might be kinder to the Las Vegas area
Second Pacific storm blast might be kinder to the Las Vegas area
Although showers began to be felt in the Las Vegas Valley late Tuesday, forecasters expect this week's storm system to pack less of a punch than ...

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