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November 28, 2014

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  • Illinois beats Indiana State 88-62

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Illinois wasted no time in making sure of an appearance in the Las Vegas Invitational championship game. The Illini converted eight of their first nine field-goal attempts against Indiana State and Rayvonte Rice's 21 points helped ...

  • Baylor pulls from Memphis in 2nd half, wins 71-47

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 20 with five rebounds and Royce O'Neale added 16 to lead Baylor past Memphis 71-47 in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational Thursday night. Baylor (5-0) held Memphis to 19 percent ...

  • Stephen F. Austin beats Prairie View 73-61

    5 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jacob Parker scored 16 on Thursday night, and Stephen F. Austin snapped a three-game losing streak, beating Prairie View 73-61 in the Las Vegas Invitational. Tanner Clayton's 3-pointer capped a 15-0 run midway through the second ...

  • Freeman, Dyson lead Austin Peay past Brown 79-58

    5 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Freeman scored a career-high 20 points and Ed Dyson added 18 to help Austin Peay beat Brown 79-58 in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday. Khalil Davis scored 10 and grabbed nine rebounds ...

  • Coroner identifies child who drowned in pool

    9 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coroner officials say the child who drowned in a backyard pool southwest of Las Vegas was 7-year-old Esey Asmelash. Clark County Coroner officials said Thursday that the boy's drowning was accidental. Police arrived at the house ...

  • Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting

    11 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up before noon at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip. For most, turkey wasn't even at the top of their list. Crab ...

  • Freeman, Dyson lead Austin Peay past Brown 79-58

    12 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Freeman scored a career-high 20 points and Ed Dyson added 18 to help Austin Peay beat Brown 79-58 in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday. Khalil Davis scored 10 and grabbed nine rebounds ...

  • Firefighter hurt battling fire in empty Vegas home

    14 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say one firefighter suffered a knee injury while battling a Las Vegas house fire that may have been sparked by homeless people. Firefighters say they were called to a vacant house near West Charleston and ...

  • Lawmakers may decide Uber's place in Nevada market

    15 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statewide. The two ...

  • 7 DUI arrests at pre-Thanksgiving Vegas checkpoint

    17 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say seven people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and one person was arrested on a drug possession charge during a pre-Thanksgiving DUI checkpoint in Las Vegas. Nearly three dozen police personnel ...

  • Small brush fire burning east of Fernley

    20 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — Officials are warning Fernley residents about heavy smoke coming from a 10-acre brush fire that's burning about two miles east of the city. Scott Huntley, the district fire chief with the North Lyon County Fire Protection ...

  • Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October

    22 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that visitor traffic has been up every ...

  • Ex-speaker hopeful Hansen wins wildlife case

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) FALLON, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada lawmaker who recently gave up the speakership of the next state Assembly in an uproar over his comments about women, gays and minorities has been cleared of charges accusing him of illegal wildlife trapping. ...

  • Driver to turn self in after pedestrian, child hit

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An attorney says his client believes she may have struck a man and his 1-year-old granddaughter in Las Vegas, and plans to turn herself in to police. Las Vegas lawyer Herb Sachs said Friday that he ...

  • Nevada rules for immigrant benefits are gray area

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — While details are emerging about what kinds of federal benefits might be available to immigrants covered by President Barack Obama's recent executive order, the rules surrounding state benefits in Nevada remains murky. Officials say it's still ...

  • Nevada gambling revenue down 4 percent in October

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling revenue was down for the third month in a row compared with a year ago. Casinos kept $914 million of all the wagers and bets made in October, 4 percent short from the same ...

  • Rock formation on Mars named after Pahrump, Nevada

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some of the most innovative and challenging scientific research in human history is now underway in the Pahrump Hills, but not the ones 60 miles west of Las Vegas. These Pahrump Hills are down the highway ...

  • Gruesome Nevada deer carnage could be avoided

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a gruesome sight on Interstate 80 near Reno earlier this month: A beheaded deer carcass resting near eastbound lanes. Nevada Department of Transportation workers removed it, but a state game warden estimated it had ...

  • 3 kids struck by vehicle in front of Vegas school

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say three children are being treated for injuries that don't appear to be life-threatening after they were struck by a vehicle in front of a Las Vegas school. Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer says ...

  • Teacher with cerebral palsy alleges discrimination

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas-area teacher with cerebral palsy is suing the Clark County School District, alleging that he was discriminated against because of his disability. David Richter seeks more than $50,000 in damages in a lawsuit ...

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