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April 16, 2014

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  • In this April 14, 2014, photo provided by Rachelle Hildreth, a 3-year-old boy plays with stuffed toys inside a claw crane game machine at a bowling alley in Lincoln, Neb.
    Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside prize-claw arcade game
    April 16, 2014
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. Lincoln police say...
  • The Rampart Casino is shown, Monday Sept. 26, 2011.
    Rampart Casino ready to open new bingo room
    April 16, 2014
    Rampart Casino’s new bingo room is opening Saturday, with six one-hour sessions every day. The 300-seat room next to the buffet will include...
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to media about clean energy investment in Nevada on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
    Sandoval leading state trade mission to Canada
    April 16, 2014
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is leading a trade mission to Canada, in part to attract interest in the state’s nascent drone industry. The delegation includes Sandoval, members of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, representatives from UNLV, UNR and the Desert Research Institute, along with business leaders from the state. The economic development office is staging a conference for targeted Canadian companies to...
  • Gloria Lee speaks with attorney Dustin Marcello as she appears in Clark County District Court for her arraignment on charges stemming from an arson fire at Lee's pet store Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
    Owner pleads not guilty to insurance fraud in pet shop fire
    April 16, 2014
    A woman accused of torching her Las Vegas pet shop and endangering 27 puppies in an alleged insurance scheme pleaded not guilty today to fraud and attempted theft charges. Gloria Eun Hye Lee, 35, was...
  • Body with stab wounds found in flood-control channel
    April 16, 2014
    The body of a man believed to be dead for more than two weeks was discovered Tuesday in a flood-control channel near downtown. Metro Police found the body about...
  • This Nov. 25, 2013, file photo shows Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaking in Steubenville, Ohio. A controversial Ohio law bars false statements about political candidates during a campaign. DeWine says he has serious concerns about the law.
    Court to decide if political candidates can face prosecution for lying
    April 16, 2014
    As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that...
  • John Michael Schaefer, a candidate for Nevada state controller, appears in court during a hearing at the Regional Justice Center Thursday, April 3, 2014. Election officials want the court to remove Schaefer from the Democratic primary ballot because they contend he doesn't meet residency requirements.
    Nevada Supreme Court removes candidate from ballot over residency
    April 16, 2014
    The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a state controller candidate from the June primary ballot because of his residency status. Justices unanimously agreed with a lower court ruling that...
  • In this April 15, 2014, photo, Barrett Griner IV plays fetch with his 5-year-old German shepherd IV in Bridgeton, N.J. Cumberland County summoned IV to jury duty.
    German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey
    April 16, 2014
    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned...
  • Arturo Martinez-Sanchez arranges purple and red flowers in a vase attached to the headstone for his wife, Yadira Martinez, and his daughter, Karla Martinez, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas.
    Martinez family settles into work, school routine in North Las Vegas
    April 16, 2014
    It's been two years since the killings of Yadira Sanchez and her 10-year-old daughter Karla in their home on Robin Street. Husband and father Arturo Martinez-Sanchez survived a brutal bludgeoning, and his young sons were unharmed in the intruder's attack on the family. Last year, the Las Vegas Sun told the family's story of forgiveness and recovery in a series called "Grace through Grief: A Shattered Family Recovers." Here's an update on the family.
  • Arturo Martinez-Sanchez kisses the gravesite of his wife, Yadira, and daughter, Karla, who are buried together at Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas, on Feb. 10, 2013.
    Sun series ‘Grace Through Grief’ wins prestigious national Dart Award
    April 16, 2014
    Last year, the Las Vegas Sun presented a series that followed the family of Arturo Martinez-Sanchez as they rebuilt their lives after the killings of Arturo's wife and daughter. Today, the Sun was awarded...
  • Alex Hribal, center, the suspect in the stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, is taken from a district magistrate after he was arraigned on charges in the attack on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 19 people, mostly students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday.
    Classes resume at Pa. high school rocked by stabbings
    April 16, 2014
    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with...
  • A view of the Peace Palace, a Unification Church convention and training center, under construction at 6590 Bermuda Road, on Monday, April 7, 2014.
    After ‘refocusing of the vision of God,’ Peace Palace on track to be finished by year’s end
    April 16, 2014
    They’re running behind schedule, but followers of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon are still bringing a “Peace Palace” to America’s gambling mecca. The Unification Church, known for its mass weddings, extensive business holdings and cult-like founder, plans to finish construction of its 93,000-square-foot convention and training center on Bermuda Road at Sunset Road by year’s end. General contractor Steven Kwon attributed the delay to ...
  • Former SWAT officer now an expert in psychology behind ‘suicide by cop’
    April 16, 2014
    Former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office SWAT officer Barry Perrou said people who attempt 'suicide by cop' often are depressed and on drugs or alcohol, and try to escalate a situation so a responding officer is forced to …
  • Board member discusses University Medical Center’s cash crunch, new CEO and future plans
    April 16, 2014
    The new University Medical Center board of directors is in triage mode. The board took on the public hospital’s oversight from ...
  • Report: Las Vegas’ industrial space a turnoff for companies eyeing move here
    April 16, 2014
    The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance has released a report saying dozens of companies that considered moving here picked other cities largely because of a dearth of big, available industrial properties ...
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