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Feb. 10, 2016

8:19 a.m.

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Grin and bear it: NHL players say losing teeth part of game
When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: his cosmetic teeth. "I don't wear them often," he said. "I usually find them in a drawer a couple months down the road and put them somewhere safe, forget where that is, and find them a couple months later." Burns, a happy-go-lucky guy, said he is missing three ...

8:14 a.m.

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Yellen: Slower rate hikes if economy disappoints
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of global threats that could hamper growth and compel the Fed to slow the pace of future interest rate hikes. She highlighted in her semiannual report to Congress the ...

2 a.m.

CCSD officials: Emergency measure could reduce teacher shortage by hundreds
CCSD officials: Emergency measure could reduce teacher shortage by hundreds
School District officials aren’t wasting any time getting back in touch with hundreds of teachers previously turned away because of the state’s strict teacher licensing rules. The district is ...

2 a.m.

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Report suggests Las Vegas housing market will hold course in ’16
If January was any indicator, Las Vegas’ housing market should experience more of the same in 2016 compared to recent years: higher prices, fewer purchases and over-reaching sellers. Used-home buyers continued paying bigger price tags in January, and even though sales volume rose from a year ago, it remained well below recent years’ first-month totals. Meanwhile, homeowners kept putting more ...

1:12 a.m.

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Justices deal blow to Obama effort on emissions
In a major setback for President Barack Obama’s climate change agenda, the Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the administration’s effort to combat global warming by regulating emissions from coal-fired power plants ...

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Feb. 9, 2016

7:50 p.m.

NLV police find van linked to fatal hit-and-run of 2-year-old girl
NLV police find van linked to fatal hit-and-run of 2-year-old girl
North Las Vegas police have located a van they say was connected to the hit-and-run death of a 2-year-old girl Sunday. However, no arrests have been made and city police are ...

7:10 p.m.

Police: Father shot by son near Paradise, Harmon
Police: Father shot by son near Paradise, Harmon
A man is expected to survive gunshot wounds after police said he was shot by his son Tuesday night during an argument near ...

5:33 p.m.

Ex-NLV music teacher arrested on 2 lewdness counts
Ex-NLV music teacher arrested on 2 lewdness counts
A former North Las Vegas music teacher was arrested Monday for having inappropriate contact with two female students at Somerset Academy’s Centennial Parkway …

5:15 p.m.

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Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of voters …

4:28 p.m.

Couple accused of sex act on Las Vegas Strip observation wheel
Couple accused of sex act on Las Vegas Strip observation wheel
A Houston man and a New York woman are facing felony charges after authorities say they were recorded having sex in public during a 30-minute ride in a glass-enclosed cabin 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. A Las Vegas judge said ...

4:23 p.m.

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Supreme Court puts Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold
A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for ...

4:17 p.m.

Police: Suspect in bank robbery in custody after car crash
Police: Suspect in bank robbery in custody after car crash
A person suspected of robbing a bank and crashing on a nearby freeway was taken into custody today in the west valley, according to Metro Police. Police responded about 1:40 p.m. to a call from ...

3:40 p.m.

Governor directs task force to work on rooftop solar policy
Governor directs task force to work on rooftop solar policy
Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking an energy task force to take up hot-button issues including rooftop solar rate-setting and the Clean Power Plan. The governor's chief ...

3:24 p.m.

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Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules
A federal judge ruled that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed his orders in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to license same-sex marriages. United States District Judge David Bunning wrote Tuesday that Davis has ...

3:22 p.m.

Officers oppose delay of their trials in Freddie Gray case
Two Baltimore police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case are opposing the state's motion to delay their trials until appellate courts decide whether another officer can be compelled to testify against them. Lawyers for Lt. Brian Rice and Officer Edward Nero filed ...

2:55 p.m.

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Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at drive-thru
Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon. Joshua James, 24, was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill after ...

2:30 p.m.

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Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later
Tens of thousands of fans cheered the Denver Broncos as the Super Bowl champions paraded through downtown Tuesday, putting aside some big questions about the future of the team for now. Fans packed deep along the route while others watched from balconies and rooftops as ...

2:22 p.m.

Argument over money cited in fatal shooting in east valley
Argument over money cited in fatal shooting in east valley
Police are seeking a man and a woman last seen in a gray pickup truck connected to a fatal shooting in the east valley. The shooting might have stemmed from ...

1:56 p.m.

Tahoe-area sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to drug charge
A 48-year-old former El Dorado County sheriff's deputy who worked on a drug task force at Lake Tahoe has pleaded guilty to one count of drug trafficking. Douglas County sheriff's deputies arrested ...

1:51 p.m.

Steve Canavero named Nevada superintendent of public instruction
Steve Canavero, who has been interim state superintendent of public instruction since September, has been named to the permanent position. Gov. Brian Sandoval said today ...

1:38 p.m.

Nevada DMV putting more money toward virtual line technology
Nevada DMV putting more money toward virtual line technology
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is putting more money into a virtual line system that it blamed for long wait times last summer. The state Board of Examiners ...

1:07 p.m.

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Clothing retailer H&M coming to Downtown Summerlin
Clothing chain H&M has announced plans to open a store at Downtown Summerlin, the Swedish retailer’s latest expansion in Nevada, where it already operates five locations. H&M, known for selling trendy apparel at low prices, said today it’s opening a roughly 20,000-square-foot store this spring at the open-air Summerlin mall at Sahara Avenue and the 215 Beltway. It did not give a more precise ...

12:22 p.m.

Memphis boy, 12, charged with fatally stabbing brother, 15
Police say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old brother. Memphis police spokesman Louis Brownlee said Tuesday that the boys' mother flagged down officers on Sunday and ...

12:11 p.m.

Former McAuliffe ally turns against him on gun compromise
One of Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning him for a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's group Everytown for Gun Safety took ...

12:04 p.m.

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Trump aims for victory in N.H. after Iowa disappointment
Donald Trump, under pressure to score his first electoral win, set his hopes on New Hampshire Tuesday as voters began flooding polling stations across the state in the nation's first primary. His rivals placed high hopes ...

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