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9:20 p.m.

NHL's Bettman: Jets return could be example for Las Vegas
NHL's Bettman: Jets return could be example for Las Vegas
What the True North ownership group has done since getting the Winnipeg Jets from Atlanta could be an example for Las Vegas if the group led by Bill Foley is awarded ...

9 p.m.

Police seek man in North Las Vegas shooting death
Police seek man in North Las Vegas shooting death
North Las Vegas Police detectives are asking for the public's help finding a man who is wanted for questioning in a fatal weekend shooting. Police described George Benson ...

8:30 p.m.

Las Vegas sports bettor guilty of misdemeanor in federal case
Las Vegas sports bettor guilty of misdemeanor in federal case
A prominent Las Vegas sports bettor and three family members pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges in a plea deal that avoids federal trial in ...

7 p.m.

Despite scathing reviews, Las Vegas-based ‘Paul Blart 2’ scores big at box office
Despite scathing reviews, Las Vegas-based ‘Paul Blart 2’ scores big at box office
A slate of dismal reviews couldn’t stop Paul Blart from riding his Segway to second place at the box office this weekend. The Las Vegas-based “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” raked in ...

6:15 p.m.

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To Betty Willis, Las Vegas was forever ‘Fabulous’
The word “fabulous” was chosen because it was the one word Betty Willis always used to describe Las Vegas. “It was just a word a whole lot of people liked, and we liked it, too,” Willis said. “We really thought Las Vegas was a fabulous place.”

5:30 p.m.

Betty Willis, designer of the Las Vegas welcome sign, dies at 91
Betty Willis, designer of the Las Vegas welcome sign, dies at 91
Betty Willis, who designed the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, has died at age 91. The Southern Nevada native was the genius behind the famous sign, unveiled in ...

3:02 p.m.

Senate passes limited industrial marijuana farming bill
Nevada senators have approved a measure allowing for colleges or the state agriculture department to grow industrial hemp. Lawmakers voted unanimously on Monday to approve SB305. The bill now ...

2:44 p.m.

Harry Reid assists in former senator's conversion to Mormonism
Harry Reid assists in former senator's conversion to Mormonism
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has helped a former U.S. Senate colleague become a Mormon. Reid, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a blessing to ...

2:04 p.m.

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Allegiant Air lags in passenger satisfaction survey
U.S. airlines get some of the worst consumer reviews of any industry in America, and Las Vegas’ hometown carrier, Allegiant Air, lags below average, a new report shows. Allegiant ranked sixth for passenger satisfaction among ...

1:51 p.m.

South Carolina paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic violence
The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two. The Seattle Times staff took the breaking news award for its coverage of ...

1:39 p.m.

Police surround home after officers hear gunshot
Metro Police surrounded a home today after they heard a gunshot while investigating a theft-related crime, authorities said. Officers established a perimeter around the home in ...

1:28 p.m.

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Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season. The team announced the deal Monday but did not disclose financial terms. Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since ...

1:23 p.m.

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Willie Nelson latest celebrity in marijuana business
Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20. The move makes the 81-year-old "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" singer the latest celebrity to jump into the marijuana marketplace. "Willie's Reserve" will be grown and sold in ...

12:50 p.m.

Despite assurances, statewide student testing once again delayed by technical glitches
According to the Nevada Department of Education, a spike in students taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) this morning has caused login problems for a number of schools ...

12:47 p.m.

Manny Pacquiao gets in 2 words before conference call canceled
Manny Pacquiao gets in 2 words before conference call canceled
Manny Pacquiao literally got two words in before a conference call about his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was abruptly canceled Monday. A spokesman for Pacquiao's promoter blamed ...

12:12 p.m.

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Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake to private equity
The founder of the Cirque Du Soleil said Monday he is giving up the majority stake in his circus troupe that has wowed audiences worldwide for 30 years and propelled him from street performer to billionaire. What was once a small troupe of vagabonds has grown to a 4,000-person operation headquartered in Montreal that will now ...

11:31 a.m.

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U.S. warship heads to Yemeni waters to block Iranian weapons
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen. Navy officials said Monday that ...

11:03 a.m.

Man wounded in shooting in northeast valley
A man was injured in a shooting Sunday night in the northeast valley , Metro Police said. The shooting was reported about ...

10:45 a.m.

Man shot to death in North Las Vegas was from California
Man shot to death in North Las Vegas was from California
A man shot to death Friday in North Las Vegas has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Chazmen Le Dre Wilkins, 26, of West Covina, Calif. Wilkins died of ...

10:30 a.m.

Coroner IDs drivers killed in wrong-way crash on U.S. 95
Coroner IDs drivers killed in wrong-way crash on U.S. 95
Two men killed in a wrong-way crash on U.S. 95 Sunday afternoon have been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. David Beckstrand, 40, of Las Vegas and Michael Phillip Johannsen, 29, of North Las Vegas were ...

10:15 a.m.

Government proposes taking most humpback whales off endangered list
The federal government is proposing removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries wants to reclassify humpbacks into ...

9:21 a.m.

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Ethiopian wins 119th Boston Marathon; Kenyan takes women’s race
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first title to the city in the memory of bombing victims. Kenya's Carolina Rotich won the women's race in ...

9:06 a.m.

MGM Resorts rises after taking on Evercore as advisor
MGM Resorts rises after taking on Evercore as advisor
MGM Resorts International said Monday that the investment bank Evercore will join its team of advisors as it looks at strategic options. The casino resort operator's shares rose 2.5 percent in ...

9:01 a.m.

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Tulsa sheriff: Volunteer’s training record wasn’t falsified
The Tulsa County sheriff said Monday he doesn't believe training records were falsified in connection to a volunteer deputy who fatally shot a man after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun. Sheriff Stanley Glanz said the volunteer, 73-year-old insurance executive Robert Bates, was ...

8:53 a.m.

6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join Islamic State
Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The six, whom authorities described as ...

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