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August 4, 2015

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Aug. 4, 2015

2:51 p.m.

Metro Police seeking ‘persons of interest’ in fatal shooting
Homicide detectives are looking for three “persons of interest” in connection with a fatal shooting Friday at an apartment near Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway, according to Metro Police. Officers responded about 6:30 p.m. to ...

2:07 p.m.

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Mormons publish photos of ‘seer stone’ used by founder
The Mormon church's push toward transparency about its roots and beliefs took another step forward Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate ...

2 p.m.

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MGM Resorts files lawsuit against Connecticut officials
Casino developer MGM Resorts International filed a lawsuit Tuesday against several top state officials, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying a law he signed that could lead to a third tribal casino in the state is unconstitutional because ...

1:58 p.m.

Large explosion rocks southeast Missouri aluminum plant
A massive explosion rocked a southeast Missouri aluminum plant Tuesday, injuring some workers and creating a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. The explosion and fire occurred around ...

1:41 p.m.

Bail set at $500K for ex-Metro Police Explorer in child sex case
Bail set at $500K for ex-Metro Police Explorer in child sex case
More charges were filed and a judge set bail at $500,000 for a former Las Vegas police Explorer accused of lewdness, child sexual assault and kidnapping involving ...

1 p.m.

Coroner IDs woman, 27, killed in Henderson car wreck
A woman killed Sunday night when police say an SUV hopped a median and landed on her car has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Jenny King, 27, of Henderson. King died of ...

12:46 p.m.

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Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China concerns
Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations. The world's most valuable public company saw its stock price drop for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, falling as much as ...

12:39 p.m.

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Spirit dropping nonstop flights from Pennsylvania to Las Vegas
Spirit Airlines plans to discontinue nonstop flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in southwestern Pennsylvania to Chicago and Las Vegas effective Nov. 12. Spokesman Paul Berry told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Monday that ...

12:14 p.m.

1:57 p.m.

Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt
Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV ...

11:54 a.m.

1:50 p.m.

Former Boulder City Police chief ordered to pay damages to bikers’ lawyer
Former Boulder City Police chief ordered to pay damages to bikers’ lawyer
A former Nevada police chief is on the hook to pay damages to a lawyer he sued after being accused of illegally directing officers to delete emails about ...

11:36 a.m.

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MGM Resorts revenue drops 7.6 percent in 2nd quarter; CEO says Mirage not for sale
MGM Resorts International, the casino giant whose Strip properties include Bellagio, MGM Grand and Aria, reported its second-quarter earnings today. Macau continued to be problematic for MGM, as it has been for other casino companies that operate there. Revenue from the MGM China subsidiary dropped 33 percent from ...

11:05 a.m.

Three injured when SUV, car collide at intersection
Three people were injured, one critically, when a car collided with an SUV and then ran into an office building Monday night in the southeast valley, according to Metro Police. The accident happened about 9 p.m. when ...

10:56 a.m.

Burning Man to crack down on drone use for upcoming event
Burning Man to crack down on drone use for upcoming event
Burning Man organizers will not allow hobbyist drones at this year's festival and will limit the use of other drones. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the event will provide permits for ...

10:15 a.m.

Photo: A firefighter lights a backfire as the Rocky Fire
Californians facing nights in wildfire evacuation shelters
As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wildfire threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters. The blaze grew to more than 101 square miles Tuesday as ...

10:09 a.m.

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Search on for shooter outside Big Sean, J. Cole concert
State police on Tuesday were looking for a suspect and witnesses to a shooting that left two people wounded outside a hip-hop concert in New Jersey. The shooting happened late Monday in the parking lot outside ...

9:44 a.m.

Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, spurring inmate fight
Officials say a drone has dropped a package of drugs into an Ohio prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of ...

9:35 a.m.

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Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it wasn't clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning, as 60 mph winds collapsed the tent, killing two spectators and ...

9:23 a.m.

Assemblyman Pat Hickey says he won’t run again
Assemblyman Pat Hickey says he won’t run again
Four-term Assemblyman Pat Hickey of Reno says he will not be seeking a fifth term. “There is life beyond politics,” said Hickey, who turns 65 this month. He was the Republican minority leader during ...


Aug. 3, 2015

11:20 p.m.

Las Vegas man pleads guilty in staged car crashes
A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to defrauding insurance companies out of more than $10,000 ...

11 p.m.

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2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest
Two young women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an investigation and ...

10:43 p.m.

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New Hampshire officials probing tent collapse that killed 2
A man and a girl were killed and at least 22 people were injured Monday when a severe storm blew down a circus tent in ...

10:20 p.m.

Man convicted in Las Vegas mortgage fraud case
Man convicted in Las Vegas mortgage fraud case
An Arizona man whose earlier conviction was tossed was found guilty again in a mortgage fraud scheme that cost lenders about $25 million ...

10:07 p.m.

Power restored to Anthem area after outage
More than 2,000 customers in Henderson are affected by a power outage this evening ...

5:55 p.m.

Toddler drowns at northwest valley apartment pool
Toddler drowns at northwest valley apartment pool
A toddler found face down in a pool at a northwest valley apartment complex Monday afternoon has died. Police were called about 4:15 p.m. to the Tivoli Apartments, located at 4650 North Rainbow ...

5:30 p.m.

Scientific Games, recently merged with Bally, grows revenue and loss in second quarter
Scientific Games, recently merged with Bally, grows revenue and loss in second quarter
The Bally merger produced about $150 million in annual cost savings through the end of the quarter, the bulk of which came from eliminating duplicate positions and trimming overhead costs, according to a company statement. Chief Financial Officer Scott Schweinfurth said ...

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