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October 8, 2015

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  • Board to vote on revoking licenses of imprisoned ex-teachers
    Oct. 7, 2015
    The Nevada Board of Education is considering whether to revoke the teaching license of a former administrator who pleaded guilty to embezzling large sums of money from the Clark County School District. The board meets Thursday to consider the case of 68-year-old Priscilla Rocha, who ...
  • Opening night of “For the Record: Baz” at Light on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Mandalay Bay.
    Hakkasan Group is out of Light — and so is Cirque du Soleil
    Oct. 7, 2015
    In one fell swoop, Cirque du Soleil has shed its ownership interest in Light and Daylight at Mandalay Bay, while Hakkasan Group also has ended its management agreement to operate the two entertainment venues on the Strip. ...
  • This Thursday, July 19, 2012, file photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta.
    Las Vegas City Council approves Chick-fil-A location at Sahara and Rancho
    Oct. 7, 2015
    The Las Vegas Valley's first location of the Southern-style chicken chain Chick-fil-A has been made official. In June, the fast-food chain said it planned to open ...
  • Ramon Smith
    Suspect, 21, arrested after man beaten in Wal-Mart parking lot dies
    Oct. 7, 2015
    A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in the beating of a 72-year-old man at a central valley Wal-Mart parking lot last month, according to Metro Police. The elder man ...
  • "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon rides with Jerry Seinfeld in a 1956 Corvette convertible during an episode of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
    Seinfeld finds new ‘space and place’ with Web series
    Oct. 7, 2015
    What was he thinking? Jerry Seinfeld could have picked anywhere to make his hit show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." So why did the star of one of the most popular TV shows of all time make a Web series — one that features him picking up comics in classic cars and taking them out to ...
  • Kentucky man to be sentenced in wife’s alleged mercy killing
    Oct. 7, 2015
    Virginia Chumbley was asleep when she was shot to death in her home. The killer left the handgun in the bedroom and cried as he called 911. "I just shot my wife," Chris Chumbley told the Laurel County emergency operator. "Give me the police. I'm under arrest." He later told authorities ...
  • Court says man didn’t get fair trial in molestation case
    Oct. 7, 2015
    A Las Vegas man, in prison since 2003 for molesting a 13-year old boy, didn’t get a fair trial, a federal appeals court has ruled. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at Griffith Observatory on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles before signing a bill to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030.
    California governor signs aggressive climate change bill
    Oct. 7, 2015
    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious climate change bill on Wednesday, aiming to increase the state's use of renewable electricity to 50 percent and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient by 2030. "The goal is clear, and California is ...
  • GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio is introduced by Rick Harrison at World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Tuesday, May 28, 2015, during his first visit to Las Vegas as a declared candidate.
    GOP hopefuls Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to take over the Strip
    Oct. 7, 2015
    GOP presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Marco Rubio bring their showbiz connections to the Strip seeking to get voter support, as Nevada becomes the third state in the Union to hold its early Republican caucus voting Feb. 23.
  • Centennial Hills Hospital adding 36 rooms
    Oct. 7, 2015
    Centennial Hills Hospital will build out its fourth floor, adding 36 inpatient beds as part of a $9.7 million project. The hospital will have 226 total inpatient beds when the expansion is completed later next year. The transformation ...
  • This undated photo from a MySpace page that appeared to belong to Christopher Harper-Mercer shows him holding a rifle. Authorities identified Harper-Mercer as the gunman who went on a deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
    Oregon gunman killed himself after police shot him
    Oct. 7, 2015
    The gunman who fatally shot nine people at an Oregon community college last week killed himself in front of his victims after two police officers wounded him, authorities said Wednesday. When two plainclothes detectives spotted Christopher Harper-Mercer in the doorway of ...
  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, 75, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, for the first time since he suffered an eye injury and broken ribs on New Year's Day accident while exercising at his home in Henderson.
    Harry Reid files suit against exercise companies over eye injury
    Oct. 7, 2015
    Less than a year after suffering an eye injury while exercising with an elastic band, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is suing the three exercise companies that manufacture the ...
  • President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders president for attack on Afghan medical clinic.
    Obama apologizes to aid group for U.S. attack on Afghan clinic
    Oct. 7, 2015
    President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at a medical clinic in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for ...
  • Doctor pleads not guilty in patient drugging-sex case
    Oct. 7, 2015
    A Las Vegas physician stood shackled in court and pleaded not guilty Wednesday to drugging and sexually assaulting at least 14 patients, including a 16-year-old whose attack ...
  • Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald attends a rally for immigration reform at the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, headquarters Monday, July 1, 2013.
    Nevada GOP chair resigning from deputy state treasurer post
    Oct. 7, 2015
    Nevada State Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald is resigning his post as a senior deputy treasurer in the state Treasurer's Office effective Friday, after less than three months on the job. Treasurer Dan Schwartz, who had been criticized for ...
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