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November 27, 2015

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Nov. 27, 2015

2 a.m.

High school football goes high-tech in Las Vegas with video replay
High school football goes high-tech in Las Vegas with video replay
Several schools in Las Vegas, including Liberty, Bishop Gorman, Foothill and Silverado, have adopted technology that allows coaches to see near instant video of plays on an iPad. Coaches can make notations, slow down video and ...

2 a.m.

Nevada needs teachers, and it’s shelling out $5 million to get them
If you're a prospective teacher, Nevada wants you. To contend with its shortage of public school teachers, the state is offering $5 million in scholarships over the next two years to fast-track education majors to ...


Nov. 26, 2015

5:58 p.m.

No Thanksgiving-related fires reported as of late afternoon
For the third year in a row, Las Vegas appears to be bucking the national trend of an increase in the number of serious cooking fires on Thanksgiving, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

5:19 p.m.

Las Vegas woman arrested after ex-husband's deadly shooting
A woman has been arrested after her ex-husband was shot to death early Thursday morning in a residential neighborhood near South Cimarron Road and West Sahara Avenue, according to Metro Police.

2:35 p.m.

Metro Police seek man suspected of shooting at store clerk
Metro Police seek man suspected of shooting at store clerk
Metro Police are asking for the public's help to identify a robbery suspect they say shot at a convenience store clerk Saturday in the southwest valley. The man entered the store near West Flamingo Road and the 215 Beltway with a handgun and pointed it at the employee …

1:32 p.m.

Las Vegas man fatally shot by Metro Police officers identified
A man fatally shot by Metro Police early Tuesday after he reportedly ran from a vehicle stop and lunged toward a gun has been identified as 32-year-old Thomas Joseph Mceniry.

2 a.m.

Cold front arriving after hot Thanksgiving meal
Cold front arriving after hot Thanksgiving meal
Temperatures today are expected to dip below 40 degrees at McCarran International Airport for the first time since February, and a freeze warning is in effect late tonight through ...


Nov. 25, 2015

11:41 p.m.

Photo: U.S. boxing promoter Don King, left, poses with Ja
Atlanta police: Ex-boxing champion O’Neil Bell fatally shot
Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard says 40-year-old O'Neil Bell was gunned down Wednesday morning. Pickard says Bell and another person were shot while ...

11:36 p.m.

Photo: People take photos near the Snoopy balloon as prep
3 million people expected to attend NYC Thanksgiving parade
As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, security will be tight in New York City with a record number of police officers patrolling ...

8:42 p.m.

Man, 18, dies four days after Henderson crash involving semi
Man, 18, dies four days after Henderson crash involving semi
An 18-year-old man died today, four days after hitting a semitruck in a Henderson crash apparently influenced by ...

5:50 p.m.

Coroner identifies man found dead in east valley arson
Coroner identifies man found dead in east valley arson
A Las Vegas man found dead last week after an arson and reported explosion at a house near Charleston and Lamb boulevards has been identified as 45-year-old Mario Jimenez ...

5:02 p.m.

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Student leader: Washington college unsafe for women of color
The student body president of Western Washington University said Wednesday she has received death threats involving her race and no longer feels safe on ...

4:49 p.m.

Woman reports ‘dynamite’ text; passenger removed from plane
Four passengers were removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore's international airport last week after a fellow passenger said she saw one of them receive a text with the word ...

4:25 p.m.

Nevada taxable sales up 5.1 percent in September
Taxable sales, one indicator of the Nevada economy, rose by 5.1 percent in September, the 57th straight month of increases. Sales reached $4.4 billion, with seven of Nevada’s 17 counties reporting ...

3:53 p.m.

Photo: Protesters block a street during a protest for 17-
Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday
Small groups of demonstrators gathered again Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during ...

3:29 p.m.

Coroner IDs man shot after fight in parking lot
A man who died after being shot at an apartment complex near Lake Mead and Jones boulevards Monday has been identified as ...

3:15 p.m.

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Yahoo’s CEO is running out of time to turn things around
Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past decade. Like her predecessors as Yahoo CEO, Mayer has been unable to snap the company out of a financial funk despite spending billions on acquisitions and new projects. Yahoo's stock has sunk by 35 percent so far this year as investors' frustration with ...

3:13 p.m.

Sandra becomes Category 3 hurricane in eastern Pacific
Hurricane Sandra has strengthened to a powerful Category 3 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast, but there is no current threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's the strongest hurricane in ...

3:05 p.m.

Police: Man finds human skull in front yard of California home
Authorities say a man bringing in his trash can from the street found a human skull in the front yard of his home and called police. Investigators also found several bones along the road not far from ...

2:42 p.m.

Regulators propose $125 million fee for casino companies to leave NV Energy
Regulators propose $125 million fee for casino companies to leave NV Energy
A draft order of the state Public Utilities Commission says three Las Vegas Strip casino companies must pay a combined $125.6 million to ...

2:18 p.m.

Texas man hits $1.8 million jackpot at Laughlin casino
Texas man hits $1.8 million jackpot at Laughlin casino
A Texas man hit a $1,824,943 jackpot at the Golden Nugget Laughlin while playing a 1,000,000 Degrees slot machine. Ernest Lopez and his girlfriend, Linda Boelter, were vacationing from ...

1:25 p.m.

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French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against ISIS
French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more ...

1:06 p.m.

Photo: Former New York Giants player Frank Gifford looks
Frank Gifford’s family says CTE found in his brain
The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death. In a statement released through NBC News on Wednesday, the family said he had "experienced firsthand" symptoms associated with CTE but did not offer specifics. Gifford died of ...

12:19 p.m.

Photo: In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, Jon Hernandez choose
Growth — but not expansion — in U.S. Internet gambling market
Internet gambling is slowly growing — but not expanding — after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States. Online gambling revenue is increasing in at least two of the three states that currently offer it — New Jersey and Delaware. The third, Nevada, doesn't report ...

12:09 p.m.

Families say special education teacher abused girls
Two families in Nevada are suing a school district after they say their children were abused by a special education teacher. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the families have filed suit against ...

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