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December 9, 2016

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Dec. 9, 2016

4:21 p.m.

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Oakland unveils stadium plan to thwart Las Vegas move
Oakland and Alameda County leaders will vote Tuesday on a financial and development plan to build a $1.3 billion football stadium at the Coliseum site to keep the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas. Mayor Libby Schaaf and other local leaders presented details Friday of the plan reached with the Ronnie Lott Group and Fortress Investment Group. Schaaf said the deal is ...

3:24 p.m.

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4:18 p.m.

Metro Police patrol car involved in minor accident
Metro Police patrol car involved in minor accident
Two officers were injured in a minor accident involving a Metro Police patrol car that had parts of Russell Road closed this afternoon, authorities said. The crash happened ...

3:06 p.m.

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4:15 p.m.

Bundy brothers balk at attending U.S. court hearing in Las Vegas
Bundy brothers balk at attending U.S. court hearing in Las Vegas
Two sons of Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy refused to attend, and several co-defendants shouted an oath of defiance at the end of a Friday court appearance for ...

2:29 p.m.

Neighbors say homeless frequent vacant house that caught fire
A vacant house that neighbors say is regularly used by homeless people caught fire this afternoon, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. Multiple callers reported flames and smoke ...

11:27 a.m.

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1:52 p.m.

Fire forces 3 adults, 5 children from mobile home
Two people who suffered smoke inhalation were among eight adults and children displaced after a mobile home caught fire this morning in the northeast valley, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was ...

9:08 a.m.

Moapa zoo closes after history of permit issues
A popular zoo north of Las Vegas has decided to close to the public by the end of the year. John Anderson, a board member of the Roos-N-More zoo in Moapa, tells KSNV-TV that zoo struggled to raise money to maintain ...

9:06 a.m.

Solar power plant in Nevada commissioned to serve California
Officials have flipped the switch on a $1 billion solar power generation station in the Mojave Desert south of Las Vegas that they say can produce enough electricity to power about 80,000 California homes. Officials with Arizona-based First Solar and Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources said ...

8:54 a.m.

Pedestrian hit by cab on the Strip, critically injured
Pedestrian hit by cab on the Strip, critically injured
A pedestrian was hit by a taxicab and critically injured on the Las Vegas Strip early this morning, according to Metro Police. The 28-year-old woman was crossing ...

Thursday

Dec. 8, 2016

4:35 p.m.

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Colleagues heap praise on retiring Sen. Harry Reid as his portrait is unveiled
Sen. Harry Reid is known for avoiding the traditional Washington social circuit. But on Thursday night there was one function the retiring Nevada senator couldn’t avoid — his own portrait unveiling. The event was attended by a host of people who ...

4:05 p.m.

Fireplaces suspected in pair of residential blazes
The Clark County Fire Department is warning people about fireplace safety after officials say a fireplace is suspected of sparking a blaze today in an east alley apartment. In a separate incident, a wood-burning stove caused ...

3:38 p.m.

Pedestrian hit by school bus, suffers minor injuries
A pedestrian was hit by a Clark County School District bus and suffered minor injuries today in downtown Las Vegas, according to Metro Police. The pedestrian was taken to ...

3:12 p.m.

Influential former Las Vegas casino owner Mike Ensign dies at 79
Mike Ensign, a retired casino owner and executive whose influence and holdings grew along with Las Vegas Strip in the 1980s, and whose stepson resigned ...

1:07 p.m.

Boy, 13, was shot in the back as he tried to flee store, authorities say
Boy, 13, was shot in the back as he tried to flee store, authorities say
A 13-year-old would-be shoplifter killed Friday was shot in the back by a store clerk from a distance of more than 40 feet, suffering seven gunshot wounds as he tried to run away, according to a Metro Police arrest report and a prosecutor. The clerk, Raad Sunna, told detectives he feared ...

9:31 a.m.

Clerk arrested in teen’s shooting remains free on bail
A lawyer for a smoke shop clerk and the district attorney in Las Vegas are characterizing the fatal shooting of an unarmed 13-year-old in an apparent grab-and-run theft last week as ...

8:15 a.m.

Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years
Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years
“It’s a long way from Searchlight to the United States Senate,” U.S. Sen. Harry Reid said this morning, delivering his farewell address from the Senate floor and closing out more than three decades of representing Nevada in ...