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May 4, 2015

8:55 a.m.

Pinnacle Entertainment in talks to sell real estate assets
In March, casino property owner Gaming and Leisure Properties publicly announced that it offered to buy Pinnacle's real estate assets in a deal it valued at $4.1 billion, including debt. At the time, Pinnacle said it would ...

8:51 a.m.

2 arrested in kidnapping of 14-year-old girl in Pahrump
Klipple is accused of communicating with the girl through social media and picking her up before she arrived at school ...

8:42 a.m.

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Water main break slows traffic on Flamingo near Las Vegas Boulevard
Two of Flamingo’s three westbound lanes have been shut down between Linq Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard South while crews work to repair the break ...

8:15 a.m.

Traffic backs up after beer truck crash near Barstow
At least two people were taken to the hospital after the 4:45 p.m. crash ...

8:03 a.m.

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Police: No explosives found in car used in Texas attack
Police officers shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Sunday night. The security officer was wounded in the shooting ...

Sunday

May 3, 2015

2 a.m.

Key screening procedures for women
In the United States, 1 in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer. Women also face risks of cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and other diseases ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Nevada auto insurance
Ask an Attorney: Car wrecks and medical bills
Sadly, because Medpay is optional, the majority of Nevada drivers don’t have it. It’s a shame, really, because adding Medpay coverage costs the typical driver less than $10 per month and is a great advantage in all crashes ...

2 a.m.

Photo: May Margarita
Cocktail of the Week: May Margarita
This margarita was created specifically for Cinco de Mayo sippin’. It is both sweet and deliciously tangy, and the chile pasilla cinnamon salt rim adds an unexpected depth and ...

Saturday

May 2, 2015

3:46 p.m.

NLV police say former student pilot stole plane, took it on flight
NLV police say former student pilot stole plane, took it on flight
The former student, who trained at the North Las Vegas Airport, was eventually talked into safely landing the plane, Officer Aaron Patty said ...

1:19 p.m.

Photo: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal watches the action before th
Celebrities stream into MGM Grand Garden Arena for Mayweather-Pacquiao
The total take on the fight from Nevada sports books should approach $80 million ...

Friday

May 1, 2015

6:37 p.m.

Odor prompts emergency landing of Hawaiian Airlines flight
Hawaiian Airlines passengers had to exit a plane using emergency slides after an odor of fumes led crewmembers to turn the flight around soon after takeoff ...

6 p.m.

Nevada expected to bring in $6.2B in taxes in next two years
Nevada expected to bring in $6.2B in taxes in next two years
A panel of fiscal experts determined the state will collect about $6.2 billion in taxes in the next two fiscal years — a baseline figure lawmakers will use to finish ...

5:30 p.m.

Dumpster fire at Chili's empties restaurant
A Chili's restaurant in the southern valley was evacuated after a fire broke out this afternoon. Firefighters were called about 3:10 p.m. to a report of a fire at ...

5 p.m.

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Amid fight hoopla, protesters call out Mayweather over domestic abuse
Under a giant decal on the MGM Grand advertising the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, several dozen protesters on Friday chanted at passing vehicles ...

3:40 p.m.

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao make weight for megafight
Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao make weight for megafight
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before ...

3:21 p.m.

Armed, possibly suicidal man prompts closure of Las Vegas interstate
An armed and possibly suicidal man caused the brief closure of part of Interstate 15 this afternoon, Metro Police said. Police were called about 1:10 p.m. to ...

2:49 p.m.

Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas
Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas
Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas. The 89-year-old musician posted thanks on his official website for fans' well-wishes and prayers after ...

2:41 p.m.

Body of Las Vegas man recovered after fall at Grand Canyon
Body of Las Vegas man recovered after fall at Grand Canyon
Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say they've recovered the body of a Nevada man who fell to his death about 400 feet off the South Rim. National Park Service ...

2:36 p.m.

Sandoval buries time capsule to mark Nevada’s 150th birthday
Special items from Las Vegas and Nevada's 150th birthday have been buried in a time capsule for 50 years. Gov. Brian Sandoval and former Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki met Friday morning at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas to do the honors. The capsule ...

1:46 p.m.

Photo: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., unveils the c
Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system
Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so ...

1:30 p.m.

Photo: In this Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, Bruce Jenner a
Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crash
The stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner sued the Olympic gold medalist Friday for wrongful death, claiming they have suffered enormous damages. The lawsuit provides no new details about ...

1:23 p.m.

Photo: ATV riders cross into a restricted area of Recaptu
Jury deliberating in trial of ATV protest riders
A jury began deliberating Friday afternoon whether a southern Utah county commissioner and three others knowingly broke the law during an ATV protest ride last year through a canyon home to ...

12:55 p.m.

Nevada employment headed toward pre-recession levels
Nevada employment headed toward pre-recession levels
Nevada’s jobs outlook continues to point up, with employment expected to return to pre-recession levels by mid-2016, Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today. Job growth is expected to ...

12:29 p.m.

Photo: Kentucky Derby entrant Dortmund, with exercise rid
Trainer takes aim at 141st Kentucky Derby with 2 contenders
Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him. After all, the trainer's got the two top favorites for Saturday's race. American Pharoah, owned by Egyptian Ahmed Zayat, is the early 5-2 favorite for the ...

12:12 p.m.

Metro Police ID officer involved in shooting
Metro Police ID officer involved in shooting
A Metro Police officer who shot a man while responding to a report of a suspicious person Wednesday has been identified as Thomas Moore, a 25-year veteran of the force, police said. Moore, 50, who is assigned to ...

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