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Dec. 19, 2014

3:46 p.m.

Photo: From left, Joe Burns, Scott Carrigan and Dan Johns
Test site’s inaugural drone flight ends with a thud
Magpie has seen better days. The orange unmanned aircraft was set to fly over the state’s most powerful leaders and a slice of desert today in Boulder City to commemorate the beginning of a new drone testing program. But just 10 feet after leaving ...

3:25 p.m.

Haggen grocery stores to open in Las Vegas
Pacific Northwest grocer purchasing 7 Albertsons, Vons stores
A Pacific Northwest grocery chain is entering Southern Nevada with the purchase of seven Albertsons and Vons stores. Haggen, based in Bellingham, Wash., is buying the groceries as part of a 146-store acquisition in the western U.S. that stems from ...

2:56 p.m.

7 motorcycles crash on Blue Diamond Road, killing 1
7 motorcycles crash on Blue Diamond Road, killing 1
One man is dead and one was critically injured after a collision involving seven motorcycles and a pickup truck on Blue Diamond Road near ...

2:07 p.m.

Caesars subsidiary to file bankruptcy, restructure finances
Caesars subsidiary to file bankruptcy, restructure finances
Business will ‘continue as usual,’ CEO Gary Loveman says
Casino giant Caesars Entertainment, which for years has struggled with massive debt, announced today that its largest subsidiary reached an agreement with key creditors on a financial restructuring plan. The subsidiary ...

12:13 p.m.

At least 2 hurt in multi-car crash in west valley
At least 2 hurt in multi-car crash in west valley
At least two people were injured in a three-car crash at a west valley intersection this morning. The accident happened about ...

11:40 a.m.

Heidi Klum is too sexy for the Las Vegas airport
Heidi Klum is too sexy for the Las Vegas airport
Sin City is cleaning up its act! A few weeks after Sharper Image debuted its holiday campaign featuring a scantily clad Heidi Klum, the ads were banned from McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. Apparently, the black-and-white shots ...

10:48 a.m.

FAA authorizing first drone in Nevada test program
FAA authorizing first drone in Nevada test program
The Federal Aviation Administration is authorizing the first drone that will fly in Nevada as part of the federal drone test site program. The agency ...

9:44 a.m.

Coroner: Foster child died of allergy med overdose
Authorities say a 16-month-old Las Vegas girl who was apparently killed by her foster dad in a murder-suicide this fall died of an overdose of allergy medication. Clark County coroner's officials say ...

8:28 a.m.

Nevada unemployment rate falls below 7 percent
Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in November, the first time it has been below 7 percent since June 2008. The state Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation reported ...

8:03 a.m.

Woman, 19, killed when car hits block wall
Woman, 19, killed when car hits block wall
A 19-year-old woman was killed Thursday night after the car she was riding in went out of control and crashed into a block wall, Metro Police said. The accident happened ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Senator Dean Heller
Sen. Dean Heller: Can’t live without FaceTime, puts family first
Q+A:
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Sen. Dean Heller.

Thursday

Dec. 18, 2014

4:15 p.m.

Teen injured in car crash dies at hospital
A 17-year-old boy critically injured in a single-car crash into a lamp post earlier this month has died, Metro Police reported. Police were notified about ...

3:27 p.m.

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run back at county jail
Suspect in fatal hit-and-run back at county jail
A woman accused of leaving the scene of an accident that killed a grandfather pushing a baby stroller is back at the Clark County jail after ...

1:52 p.m.

Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic ridge in the Nevada desert. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report Thursday saying ...

1:22 p.m.

Gaming regulators OK $1.73 billion sale of Cosmopolitan
Gaming regulators OK $1.73 billion sale of Cosmopolitan
The sale of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas cleared its last regulatory hurdle today when the Nevada Gaming Commission approved the $1.73 billion transaction. The sale was ...

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