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October 20, 2014

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  • Today in History

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen (AH'-kuhn). On ...

  • Hairstyling iron starts small fire at South Point

    4 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A device that would have normally crafted a hot hairstyle ignited a small fire inside a room at the South Point casino-hotel instead. Officials say 45 Clark County firefighters responded Sunday afternoon to reports of smoke ...

  • UNLV president search narrows to 3 candidates

    6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A search for the next president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has narrowed to three people. The finalists were announced Monday during a meeting of the school's board of regents and presidential search committee. ...

  • Man held on DUI charge dies in Henderson jail

    7 hours ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a 55-year-old man who was arrested last week in Boulder City on a driving under the influence charge was found dead in his jail cell during the weekend at the Henderson city lockup. The ...

  • Group says county issued illegal marriage licenses

    7 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The president of a gay conservatives group in Nevada says that if he could, he'd likely withdraw a complaint alleging Clark County officials illegally issued same-sex marriage licenses before the state's gay marriage ban was struck ...

  • Assemblyman Pete Livermore dies in Carson City

    8 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) Officials say Nevada Assemblyman Pete Livermore has died unexpectedly in his hometown of Carson City. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says rescuers were called mid-morning Monday to reports that Livermore was in cardiac arrest at his home. He was pronounced ...

  • Nevada high court upholds Minden murder conviction

    9 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has refused to overturn the murder conviction of a Minden woman sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband and dumping his body in the desert in 2006. The high ...

  • Boy hit, killed by vehicle in Sun Valley

    9 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a child who was struck by a vehicle in Sun Valley. Washoe County sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon says authorities responded to a 911 call about 10:20 a.m. ...

  • Dad, son hurt in fire at Nevada timeshare resort

    10 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A fire official in says a 47-year-old man was found unconscious and his 8-year-old son was treated for smoke inhalation after a smoky weekend fire in the kitchen of a southern Nevada timeshare unit. Mesquite Fire ...

  • Owner pleads guilty in Vegas puppy store fire case

    11 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pet shop owner has pleaded guilty to felony arson and insurance fraud in a fire at a Las Vegas pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters earlier this year. Court ...

  • No cause found for death of woman in Nevada desert

    12 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas couldn't determine what killed a 27-year-old California woman whose body was found in September in the Nevada desert. The Clark County coroner's office said Monday that the cause and manner of ...

  • Sparks school teacher killed honored for heroism

    12 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A year after he was killed while trying to protect other children during a schoolyard shooting, former Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry has posthumously been awarded a rare Air Force medal for bravery beyond the ...

  • Bus problems plague Nevada desert lantern festival

    14 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers of a southern Nevada festival that sent thousands of paper lanterns floating into the desert sky are apologizing for logistical problems that left crowds waiting for shuttle buses for hours. Producers of the RiSE Festival ...

  • Man dead, passenger hurt in Clark Co. ATV rollover

    15 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a 68-year-old man is dead and a 67-year-old woman is seriously injured after their ATV rolled in an off-roading area over the weekend. Authorities say the incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Sunday ...

  • Officials: Vegas inmate's Ebola story was fake

    15 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials at the Clark County Detention Center say an inmate who claimed he was suffering from Ebola lied about visiting Africa and tested negative for the virus. Police say the inmate was booked into the jail ...

  • PUC launches inquiry into smart meters in Nevada

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — State utility regulators have voted to formally launch an inquiry into the safety of smart meters installed on over 1 million Nevada homes and businesses by NV Energy. Thursday's action by the Public Utilities Commission comes ...

  • Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Martin was one shot behind Kevin Streelman when ...

  • Slain Nevada teacher posthumously awarded 2 medals

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting a year ago was honored on Sunday. Michael Landsberry was posthumously awarded the U.S. Air Force's Airman's Medal and the National Guard Association of ...

  • Nevada officials act to prepare for Ebola virus

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State health officials are forming an advisory task force to oversee Nevada's efforts to prepare for the potential spread of the Ebola virus. Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday directed the Nevada Department of Health and ...

  • 2 sets of human remains found

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two sets of human remains have been found in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover says kayakers found skeletal remains early Saturday afternoon at Lake Mohave. Several hours later, she ...

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