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Monday

Aug. 3, 2015

7:44 a.m.

Missing Special Olympics athlete turns up 350 miles away
An Albanian athlete who disappeared from the Special Olympics in Los Angeles turned up safe early Monday 350 miles away in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Hayward. Andi Gusmari, 44, came to the Hayward Police Department on ...

7:22 a.m.

Photo: Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan V
Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfire
Cooler weather helped crews gain ground Monday against a huge Northern California wildfire that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and triggered warnings to 12,000 people to flee. The largest blaze in drought-stricken California roughly ...

7:11 a.m.

Photo: In this Aug. 1, 2015, photo, bat boy Kaiser Carlil
Use of bat boys suspended after 9-year-old’s death
The National Baseball Congress has suspended using bat boys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas after the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game. Kaiser Carlile died Sunday after he was hit by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle during ...

7:08 a.m.

Photo: Aaliyah Doninguez, 11, stands on N. Alameda Boulev
New Mexico Gov. Martinez: ‘Coward’ set off 2 church blasts
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the "coward" who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught. The small blasts just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at ...

2 a.m.

Henderson restaurant a little ‘steamie’; medical district welcomes new tenant
Henderson restaurant a little ‘steamie’; medical district welcomes new tenant
Openings & Closings:
The valley welcomes two restaurants, and an imaging location moves into the Las Vegas Medical District. A restaurant and lounge are added to one hotel, while another ...

Sunday

Aug. 2, 2015

2 a.m.

Photo: Watermelon Basil Margarita
Cocktail of the Week: Watermelon Basil Margarita
Watermelon and basil may not be the most likely combination, but it’s a winner regardless thanks to ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Vaccination native
It’s back-to-school time. Which vaccines should your child get?
Concerns about vaccinations are common. But extensive scientific data demonstrate there is no relationship between the rise of autism and vaccines, and the benefits of vaccinations include ...

Saturday

Aug. 1, 2015

5:59 p.m.

OSHA investigating death in northeast part of Las Vegas Valley
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a death in the northeast part of the valley this morning, according to Metro Police.

12:18 p.m.

Motorcyclist critically injured in crash on Sahara Avenue
A Las Vegas man was critically injured in a crash involving a minivan and a motorcycle Friday evening, according to Metro Police.

11:50 a.m.

Motorcyclist, pedestrian killed in crash at Eastern and Canosa
A motorcyclist struck a pedestrian early this morning at Eastern and Canosa avenues, killing both, according to Metro Police.

Friday

July 31, 2015

10:24 p.m.

Suspect sought in northwest valley armed robbery
Suspect sought in northwest valley armed robbery
Police are searching for a man they say robbed a business with a handgun in the northwest valley Monday. The man used a black gun to rob the business, located in ...

9:19 p.m.

Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn
Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from ...

8:50 p.m.

Motorcyclist injured in crash, which shuts down Sahara
Motorcyclist injured in crash, which shuts down Sahara
A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital tonight in unknown condition after a crash on Sahara Avenue near Interstate 15. The man driving the motorcycle was headed east on ...

8:32 p.m.

Photo: In this July 10, 2015 file frame from dashcam vide
Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest was once warned for conduct
The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still ...

8:20 p.m.

1 injured, $30,000 damage in northeast valley garage fire
1 injured, $30,000 damage in northeast valley garage fire
Firefighters on scene saw smoke coming from the garage and were able to get the fire under control in about 15 minutes. One individual was taken to University Medical Center, but ...

4:22 p.m.

Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight
A federal judge has blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of abortion providers by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader. Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order ...

4:13 p.m.

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Escaped inmate suspected in killing captured after chase
An escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance and stealing a gun and two trucks while on the run led police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured Friday, authorities said. State troopers took Robert Crissman into custody about 26 hours after ...

4:07 p.m.

Photo: Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton meets with a
Hillary and Bill Clinton earn nearly $142M from 2007-14
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned nearly $142 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax returns released by ...

3:57 p.m.

Music, comedy show to benefit kids with alopecia
“I have alopecia, and bald is beautiful.” Those words, uttered in January by Gianna, a 6-year sufferer of the autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, in front of ...

3:27 p.m.

Photo: Kyle Busch waits in the garage for the start of a
Kyle Busch starts drive for fourth consecutive win from pole
Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first. Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to win the pole for the first time during ...

2:25 p.m.

Governor’s office expects to get drone testing contract with NASA
Governor’s office expects to get drone testing contract with NASA
NASA could soon be testing drones in Nevada airspace. As one of six designated drone test sites, the State of Nevada is in the process of securing a contract to host the agency while ...

1:54 p.m.

Photo: Dirk Arthur
Big-cat illusionist Dirk Arthur lands on his feet at Westgate Las Vegas
It’s not easy to pinpoint the number of lives for Dirk Arthur, but it is likely about the same number as a cat. One of the city’s great survivors, Arthur has lived through yet another hotel ownership change and closure and ...

1:29 p.m.

Photo: In this Nov. 9, 2014, file photo, Priscilla Chan a
Facebook’s Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world's largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan is pregnant with ...

1:21 p.m.

Photo: Ed O'Bannon
NCAA has stay granted in O’Bannon case; payments delayed
A court has granted the NCAA's request for a stay in the O'Bannon case, delaying the implementation of possible payments to athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses until an appeals court has made a ruling. The NCAA says ...

1:04 p.m.

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Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition being sought
Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday. In the Zimbabwean government's first official comment on ...

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