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Aug. 18, 2014

1:44 p.m.

Photo: A rendering of the Project Neon Downtown Gateway.
State dumps public-private financing for massive I-15 project
The Nevada Department of Transportation today scrapped plans to use private financing to pay for major overhauls to Interstate 15 in Las Vegas over concerns about affordability. The department instead opted to go with ...

1:20 p.m.

Firefighters rescue 2 trapped in car after rollover crash
Firefighters rescue 2 trapped in car after rollover crash
Two people were taken to the hospital this afternoon after a rollover crash in front of Tivoli Village, near Rampart Boulevard and Alta Drive, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Firefighters responded at...

12:46 p.m.

Photo: Joanie Spina.
Longtime assistant to magician David Copperfield dies at 61
Joanie Spina, longtime assistant to magician David Copperfield, died Sunday at a Houston hospital while awaiting lung and liver transplants. She was 61. Spina, a Las Vegas resident who also coached young magicians and an aspiring filmmaker, suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable lung disease. She also had been...

12:14 p.m.

Man missing after jumping from boat into Lake Mohave
A Southern California man who disappeared after he jumped from a boat into Lake Mohave on Saturday afternoon remains missing, according to the National Park Service. The 31-year-old man apparently began...

11:50 a.m.

Woman accused in fatal crime spree pleads not guilty
Woman accused in fatal crime spree pleads not guilty
A woman accused of carrying out a crime spree in a southeast valley neighborhood that left two people dead pleaded not guilty today in Clark County District Court. Natasha Jackson, 35, faces charges that...

9:07 a.m.

Coroner IDs teen who was shot, fell from vehicle
Authorities have identified a teenager who was shot dead and fell out of the passenger side of a vehicle over the weekend in Las Vegas. Clark County coroner's officials say 17-year-old Las Vegas resident Demario Charles Hughes died of...

8:35 a.m.

Metro Police investigating fatal stabbing
Metro Police investigating fatal stabbing
Metro Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened Sunday evening in the eastern valley, officials said. A 911 caller reported a stabbing at 6:17 p.m. in the ...

Saturday

Aug. 16, 2014

2:33 p.m.

2 former water park workers accused of theft
Two former employees of a Las Vegas water park have been arrested on suspicion they stole $116,000 from the amusement park. Matthew Ward, 20, and Nicole Vigna, 23, are charged with...

2:21 p.m.

1 killed, 1 wounded in shooting outside restaurant
1 killed, 1 wounded in shooting outside restaurant
A woman was killed and another injured in an early morning shooting in the parking lot of a west valley restaurant, according to Metro Police. A man identified as ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Green Valley players hoist the trophy after defeat
Analysis: 10 high school football games you can’t miss
High School Football:
High school football isn’t as wildly followed in Southern Nevada as Texas, Florida, Ohio or in small towns across the nation. But, each year, the crowds continue to grow. This is arguably the state’s most significant high school football rivalry. The Henderson Bowl, the annual game between Basic and Green Valley highs, is arguably the ...

Friday

Aug. 15, 2014

3:45 p.m.

Former UFC fighter sought in attack on ex-girlfriend arrested in Calif.
Former UFC fighter sought in attack on ex-girlfriend arrested in Calif.
A former UFC fighter known as War Machine wanted in an attack on his former girlfriend and porn star Christy Mack was arrested today at an Extended Stay America hotel in ...

3:06 p.m.

Photo: Hauntrepreneur Jason Egan stands inside Fright Dom
Fright Dome fires up ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’
In the horror-film genre, the most exciting form of massacre is, of course, a chainsaw massacre. Preferably achieved in the great state of Texas. Fright Dome is teaming with the great ...

11:59 a.m.

Police: Woman arrested in shooting had been beaten, robbed
A 21-year-old woman accused of shooting a man to death in a northeast valley apartment last week had reportedly been beaten and robbed by the shooting victim the night before, according to a Metro Police report. Anishya Douglas was arrested Aug. in Ogden, Utah, and has been...

8:59 a.m.

Three injured in stabbings along the Las Vegas Strip
Three injured in stabbings along the Las Vegas Strip
Three people were wounded in two separate stabbings this morning along the Las Vegas Strip, one outside the Planet Hollywood and the other near the...

8:19 a.m.

Nevada jobless rate steady at 7.7 percent in July
Unemployment in Nevada held steady at 7.7 percent in July, but the jobless rate was down 2.2 percent from July 2013. The national rate was 6.2 percent. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation today reported...

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