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January 26, 2015

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  • Vegas officer arrested for battery, robbery, assault attempt

    2 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police detective who works in the gang and narcotics unit has been arrested on charges of battery, robbery and attempted sexual assault. Police said Friday they arrested 35-year-old Michael Kitchen after responding to ...

  • Like a safety in the Super Bowl? Stand in line in Vegas

    2 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — For some bettors, there's just not much value picking either the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks in a Super Bowl that is a tossup almost everywhere in this gambling city. But betting on whether the ...

  • Nevada's Dean Heller set to lead Senate finance subcommittee

    2 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Dean Heller is set to become the first Nevada lawmaker to lead a subcommittee on the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Heller announced Friday that he will chair the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and ...

  • Las Vegas producer and Johnny Carson manager Stan Irwin dies

    2 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94. Irwin's friend and business partner George Michaud says Irwin died Wednesday of natural causes in Los Angeles. ...

  • Sheriff's new rescue boat replaces 2 that sank at Tahoe

    2 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — A bigger, better-equipped search and rescue boat is going to help the Washoe County sheriff's office patrol Lake Tahoe after two other boats sank last year near Incline Village. Sheriff Chuck Allen says the new ...

  • Nevada high school grad rate down slightly to 70 percent

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Education officials say the graduation rate for Nevada's Class of 2014 went down just slightly to 70 percent. The Nevada Department of Education said Friday that the latest number is less than 1 percentage point ...

  • Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson to lead China subsidiary

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson will take the same title at his company's subsidiary in Macau, Asia's gambling mecca near Hong Kong. Sands China Ltd. announced Friday that the 81-year-old billionaire would also become chairman ...

  • Jobless claims up in December, keeping with seasonal trends

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada officials say initial claims for unemployment insurance climbed in December in line with a seasonal trend, but were about half what they were at their peak six years ago. Officials with the Nevada Department ...

  • Laxalt selects Cafferata as communications director

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former state Treasurer Patty Cafferata has been selected as communications director for new Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1xK06dl ) the Reno Republican assumes the $70,894-a-year position after the resignation ...

  • Top Silver State Health Insurance Exchange official resigns

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A top Silver State Health Insurance Exchange executive says she plans to resign next month. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1upw4dC) that Shawna DeRousse plans to resign from her position as chief operating officer at the ...

  • DNA ties prisoner to 2 of 6 serial killings from 1976

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — DNA evidence linked an Oregon prisoner to at least two of the six serial killings of young women that terrified the San Francisco Bay Area and a city in Nevada four decades ago, investigators say. ...

  • Volunteers sought for homeless tally in and around Las Vegas

    3 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers say volunteers are still needed for next week's eighth annual effort to count every person living on the streets in and around Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Homeless Census is scheduled overnight next Tuesday evening ...

  • Former Eagles QB Cunningham raising funds through auction

    3 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Randall Cunningham is set for one more turnover he doesn't mind committing. The former All-Pro quarterback is auctioning off memorabilia from a fantastic NFL career to raise funds for the church he serves in Las Vegas. Cunningham ...

  • Palin visits Vegas SHOT show, due to serve chili to homeless

    3 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin met fans at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, ahead of a planned side trip to serve wild boar chili to homeless people. The Sportsman Channel ...

  • Implosion to take down Clarion Hotel off Las Vegas Strip

    3 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clarion Hotel and Casino off the Las Vegas Strip is expected to collapse in an early-morning Feb. 10 implosion. Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said Thursday the planned explosive demolition is scheduled between 2 a.m. ...

  • Heller urges swift action by NFL over deflated footballs

    3 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is urging the National Football League to quickly address possible cheating after balls used in a weekend championship game were found to be underinflated. Heller's statement came Thursday, after news that ...

  • Officials report 1st Clark County measles case since 2011

    3 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials say they've confirmed the first case of measles in Clark County since 2011. Southern Nevada Health District spokeswoman Jennifer Sizemore says the case was confirmed Wednesday but is not connected with the recent outbreak ...

  • Not guilty plea in Vegas pharmacy robberies, slaying case

    3 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas pharmacy employee pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges in two armed robberies, including a murder count that could get him the death penalty if he's convicted of killing a clerk he ...

  • After stormy start, better days lie ahead for SLS Las Vegas?

    3 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — For evidence of just how important Sam Nazarian was to the creation of SLS Las Vegas, look no further than the iconic starfish-like silver sculpture that looms large at the front entrance. It's reportedly a caricature ...

  • Nevada rancher's son dropped from drug court, faces prison

    3 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An adult son of southern Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy has been dropped from a court diversion program and is facing prison time for violating probation. Cliven Lance Bundy's appointed deputy public defender, ...

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