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September 2, 2014

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Sept. 2, 2014

4:32 p.m.

Person killed in crash on Interstate 15 near Tropicana
Person killed in crash on Interstate 15 near Tropicana
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Webster said a white Toyota crashed on an access road along northbound I-15 ...

3:03 p.m.

Nevada AG: Washoe School Board broke meeting law in ousting superintendent
Nevada AG: Washoe School Board broke meeting law in ousting superintendent
Deputy Attorney General George Taylor said in a complaint filed in Washoe District Court on Tuesday that board trustees violated the law at least six ways July 22 when they questioned ...

2:03 p.m.

Photo: Television personalities Joan Rivers, left, and da
Family: Joan Rivers on life support
Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support "at this time." Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support. ...

1:47 p.m.

Photo: FILE - This image made from video released by Isla
Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist
The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act of brutality — was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of James Foley and just days after Sotloff's mother pleaded for his life.

1:20 p.m.

Public Utilities Commission gets a new landlord
Developer Jeff LaPour, who built the three-story office building at 9075 W. Diablo Drive, which houses the PUC and other tenants, sold the property on Friday for $17.35 million, county records show.

12:03 p.m.

Photo: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 70th Annu
Apple says hacked celebrity accounts targeted, not general breach
The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised. It says there wasn't a general breach involving its systems, including the iCloud and Find my iPhone services.

11:54 a.m.

Photo: A Palestinian boy holds a toy gun during a celebra
After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research and headed by leading Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, indicates that 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic militant group's leader, Ismail Haniyeh, for president if Palestinian presidential elections were held today.

11:38 a.m.

Photo: The Round Table Buffet inside the Excalibur
Excalibur buffet closes for remodeling
MGM Resorts International, which owns the Excalibur, announced today that the Medieval-themed hotel and casino’s buffet is closed for remodeling, effective immediately. It’s scheduled to re-open in January 2015 ...

11:30 a.m.

Henderson City Council to consider raising property tax rate
Henderson City Council to consider raising property tax rate
The Henderson City Council could decide tonight whether to seek an increase in property taxes to help maintain the city’s aging infrastructure.

10:28 a.m.

6 militants killed in U.S. Somalia strike
A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.

10:08 a.m.

County considers banning glass bottles on the Strip
County considers banning glass bottles on the Strip
In a move that commissioners are considering a new law that would ban open glass bottles on Strip sidewalks. Glass bottles will still be allowed if they’re carried in plastic or paper bags that are stapled closed with the receipt attached to the front. ...

9:49 a.m.

Photo: FILE - In a Tuesday, July 29, 2014 file photo, hos
Children’s poems by Nick Cannon due in March
The 33-year-old entertainer and record producer is working on a book of poems for children ...

9:36 a.m.

AT&T expands mobile internet coverage in Las Vegas valley
The company said it has built seven new mobile Internet cell sites in five communities throughout the valley that could improve internet speeds in its 4G LTE network.

9:17 a.m.

Girl who accidentally shot instructor said Uzi was too much for her
Girl who accidentally shot instructor said Uzi was too much for her
Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was ...

9:09 a.m.

Casinos may offer lessons about protecting privacy
Casinos may offer lessons about protecting privacy
Adam Tanner, a fellow at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science spoke to Boston Nidhi Subbaraman of The Boston Globe’s BetaBoston site about how casinos gather data — and respect the privacy of their customers, unlike many other industries.

8:39 a.m.

Photo: The revamped Bunkhouse's new enclosed outdoor area
Bunkhouse Saloon reopens; Capriotti’s gets another Craig location
A downtown saloon is re-opening, the Valley gets another Capriotti's and a Strip buffet is closing for renovations.

8:35 a.m.

Photo: In this July 16, 2013 aerial file photo, the downt
Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial to begin
After some delays, the trial in U.S. District Court begins a little more than 13 months after Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy.

8:22 a.m.

Photo: In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 photo, deputy head o
AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots
We aim to raise awareness about the enemy, who is more hostile to us every day," Zarean said in an interview Monday, without naming the countries that authorities believe are behind the sabotage and the recruitment effort ...

8:10 a.m.

Photo: FILE - This June 19, 2014, file photo, shows a hom
U.S. home prices rose at slower pace in July
Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. That was slightly below June's year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent and far below a recent peak of 11.9 percent in February ...

8:06 a.m.

Photo: Singer Chris Brown leaves District of Columbia Sup
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington
The Grammy-winning singer was arrested in October. The victim told police Brown hit him after he tried to get in a picture the singer was taking with two women. ...

8 a.m.

Photo: Police work in front of the Woodland Hills Youth D
32 teens escape from Nashville detention center
The teens — ages 14 to 19 — left their rooms and went into a common area, where they overwhelmed 16 to 18 staff members, Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said ...

7:46 a.m.

Police searching for suspect in fatal hit and run
Police searching for suspect in fatal hit and run
Officers responded to reports of an injured person around 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 16 in the 2300 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard, according to North Las Vegas Police. When they arrived, they found a 63-year-old man lying in the roadway with critical injuries. He was transported to University Medical Center and later pronounced dead ...

2 a.m.

Developer fashions plan for Las Vegas expo center off I-15 near Strip
Developer fashions plan for Las Vegas expo center off I-15 near Strip
Real Estate:
Developer Jack Kashani, who helped launch the World Market Center furniture-expo hall, has his sights on another massive showcase center for Las Vegas, even though his first one was marred by financial and legal woes. Kashani is rumored to be under contract to buy ...


Sept. 1, 2014

5:43 p.m.

Photo: Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, reacts after a shot a
Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy U.S. Open
Bouchard tried to carry on, but it was hardly an ideal time to try to win a tennis match. The No. 7-seeded Bouchard became the latest top woman to bow out at this surprise-filled U.S. Open, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 Monday by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the fourth round.

5:33 p.m.

Photo: In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo, participants enjoy th
Burning Man festival draws crowd of 66,000
Gene Seidlitz of the federal Bureau of Land Management says the official peak attendance of 65,922 set on Friday was within the population cap of 68,000 imposed by his agency on the quirky art and music festival.

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