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May 26, 2016

4:05 p.m.

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7:44 p.m.

Nevada political consultant accused of extorting lawmaker
A Nevada political consultant has been indicted in Las Vegas on extortion, perjury and other charges accusing him of illegally trying to sway a state lawmaker's vote in a contentious ...

2:56 p.m.

Fewer intruders getting over security fences at Las Vegas airport
Fewer intruders getting over security fences at Las Vegas airport
Fewer intruders are getting past the security fences that protect McCarran International Airport's runways than years past. The number of breaches at the Las Vegas airport has ...

2:43 p.m.

Police arrest man accused of shooting during traffic stop
Police arrest man accused of shooting during traffic stop
A man accused of shooting at officers during a traffic stop last month has been arrested, according to Metro Police. Jason Simpson, 41, was arrested today on counts including ...

2:15 p.m.

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7:10 p.m.

Fire at hip-hop producer's southeast valley home kills exotic cat
A caracal cat was killed today by a fire at a southeast valley house owned by a hip-hop producer known for keeping exotic animals …

1:55 p.m.

Task force: Let pre-2016 solar customers keep old rate
Task force: Let pre-2016 solar customers keep old rate
An energy task force today recommended Nevada’s governor support legislation to let people who installed rooftop solar panels under old, more favorable utility rates keep those rates for 20 years. Representatives from NV Energy and ...

1:30 p.m.

Rollover crash shuts down part of Bonneville Avenue
Rollover crash shuts down part of Bonneville Avenue
A rollover crash in downtown Las Vegas sent one person to the hospital and shut down Bonneville Avenue, between 4th Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Police responded to the crash ...

1:03 p.m.

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6:00 p.m.

Old Riviera site pitched for proposed NFL stadium
Old Riviera site pitched for proposed NFL stadium
A top Las Vegas Sands Corp. executive said today that the proposed 65,000-seat football stadium his company is pushing for may end up being built on the Strip. When plans for ...

11:26 a.m.

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3:31 p.m.

In Las Vegas, Clinton goes after Trump’s ‘intimidating’ stance on immigration
In Las Vegas, Clinton goes after Trump’s ‘intimidating’ stance on immigration
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton spoke to about 300 union workers in Las Vegas today, advocating for raising the federal minimum wage, immigration ...

8:04 a.m.

Nevada gambling revenue down 2 percent in April
State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down more than 2 percent in April compared with last year. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the state's casinos won $876 million in April. Revenue fell in the areas ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Graduate Sesha Awa gets emotional during a commenc
Graduation day: Inmates’ inspiring academic feats can ripple through community
As Rosalinda Leach approached the podium, she adjusted her glasses and eyed the audience — mostly women dressed in head-to-toe blue or donning maroon caps and gowns ...

Wednesday

May 25, 2016

5:06 p.m.

Panel calls for more research into medical marijuana
Panel calls for more research into medical marijuana
A panel of medical marijuana advocates is calling for more research into how the plant works in treating various diseases and conditions. “Hundreds of thousands of people medicate every day ...

3:46 p.m.

Las Vegas Sands backing initiative to end NV Energy monopoly
Las Vegas Sands backing initiative to end NV Energy monopoly
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is the main financial backer of a proposed ballot initiative to end NV Energy’s exclusive control over the state’s energy supply, according to ...

1:11 p.m.

Photo: The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near
Solar-thermal plant damaged by fire to be online in 3 weeks
Officials say the huge Mojave Desert solar-thermal power plant damaged last week by fire could be back online within three weeks. David Knox, spokesman for plant operator NRG Energy, said Wednesday that mirrors misaligned during ...

11:58 a.m.

Police: No arrests, injuries after report of possible gunshot
No arrests were made and nobody was injured after officers responded to a report of a possible gunshot at a home in the 5300 block of Clydesdale Street, near ...

Tuesday

May 24, 2016

4:35 p.m.

Updated
12:06 p.m.

Report: Benefits of rooftop solar outweigh costs for everyone
Report: Benefits of rooftop solar outweigh costs for everyone
Adding data to a contentious debate over the value of rooftop solar in Nevada, SolarCity released a report today showing the benefits of rooftop solar outweigh the costs ...