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April 17, 2014

10:11 a.m.

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Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78
Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning. Feliciano, a member of the Fania All Stars, was one of the most...

10:06 a.m.

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Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take...

10 a.m.

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Tests find oil slick not from missing Malaysian jetliner
Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. The unmanned sub's first two...

10 a.m.

Construction worker fined $525 for drink refill at SC hospital
When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without paying Wednesday at a Veterans Affairs hospital, a federal police officer …

9:53 a.m.

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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions
Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. The agreement, reached after...

9:31 a.m.

Coroner IDs burned body found in backyard of home
Coroner IDs burned body found in backyard of home
A body found burned in the backyard of a Las Vegas home has been identified as 81-year-old Maria Ballesteros, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. The body was discovered...

9:16 a.m.

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Mob Museum makes huge payment in cash, mafia style
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman took a cue from the mob in making a huge payment on behalf of the city's Mob Museum. Goodman presented $1.5 million in cash to...

8:38 a.m.

1 dead, 1 wounded in Las Vegas double stabbing
1 dead, 1 wounded in Las Vegas double stabbing
One person was killed and another injured in a stabbing early today in northeast Las Vegas. Metro Police responded just after midnight to...

8:06 a.m.

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12:40 a.m.

Photo: Rescue helicopters fly over a sinking South Korean
Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation
An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to...

7:38 a.m.

Plaid-shirted simulator pilot on CNN fired over dress
Plaid-shirted simulator pilot on CNN fired over dress
A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like...

Wednesday

April 16, 2014

10:22 p.m.

Developers moving forward on huge North Las Vegas master plan community
Developers moving forward on huge North Las Vegas master plan community
Developers planning to build 15,000 homes in North Las Vegas told the city council today they hope to have shovels in the ground before the end of the year on one of the...

8:52 p.m.

Man dead after screwdriver stabbing
One man is dead and another behind bars after an afternoon fight outside a thrift store ended with someone taking a screwdriver to ...

6:07 p.m.

Photo: State Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas, talks
Las Vegas rally helps kick off nationwide effort to change gun laws
Las Vegas was one of 10 cities in the country with an Everytown For Gun Safety event to kick off a campaign to lobby mayors, governors and legislators to pass laws for comprehensive …

5:56 p.m.

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Joe Downtown: Fremont Country Club gets OK for 18 and up shows
Fremont Country Club has booked a few bigger-name acts — Hanson (of "MMMBop" fame) played there last September — but it has never made the big splash that its operator/promoter ...

5:19 p.m.

Golden Nugget becomes first downtown casino to reach new pact with unions
Golden Nugget becomes first downtown casino to reach new pact with unions
The Culinary and Bartenders unions announced Wednesday that they'd agreed with the Golden Nugget on a five-year contract. The agreement is the first ...

3:10 p.m.

Joe Downtown: Las Vegas City Council votes to allow horse-drawn carriages downtown
Joe Downtown: Las Vegas City Council votes to allow horse-drawn carriages downtown
Though they argued it would lead to more congested streets downtown, the mayor and two Las Vegas City Council members were outvoted: horse-drawn carriages are on their way. Despite concerns...

2:45 p.m.

Reno mayor candidate dies but will remain on ballot
The name of a Reno mayoral candidate who was found dead this week in his apartment will remain on the June 10 ballot. Washoe County Registrar Luanne Cutler tells the...

2:22 p.m.

Photo: Boston Police Officer John Quinn walks with, Mille
Boston Marathon organizers confident race will be safe
The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week. The actions of the...

12:21 p.m.

State investigation finds cheating at Las Vegas elementary school
State investigation finds cheating at Las Vegas elementary school
An investigation by the Nevada Education Department into testing irregularities at Matt Kelly Elementary School in Las Vegas found student answer sheets were altered but could not determine...

11:58 a.m.

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Police: Utah woman accused of killing babies gave birth at home
A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday. Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped...

11:51 a.m.

Photo: In this April 14, 2014, photo provided by Rachelle
Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside prize-claw arcade game
Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. Lincoln police say...

11:32 a.m.

Rampart Casino ready to open new bingo room
Rampart Casino ready to open new bingo room
Rampart Casino’s new bingo room is opening Saturday, with six one-hour sessions every day. The 300-seat room next to the buffet will include...

11:01 a.m.

Owner pleads not guilty to insurance fraud in pet shop fire
Owner pleads not guilty to insurance fraud in pet shop fire
A woman accused of torching her Las Vegas pet shop and endangering 27 puppies in an alleged insurance scheme pleaded not guilty today to fraud and attempted theft charges. Gloria Eun Hye Lee, 35, was...

10:37 a.m.

Body with stab wounds found in flood-control channel
Body with stab wounds found in flood-control channel
The body of a man believed to be dead for more than two weeks was discovered Tuesday in a flood-control channel near downtown. Metro Police found the body about...

10:06 a.m.

Photo: This Nov. 25, 2013, file photo shows Ohio Attorney
Court to decide if political candidates can face prosecution for lying
As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that...

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