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July 29, 2015

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Homicide detectives investigating woman's death in Spring Valley
Homicide detectives investigating woman's death in Spring Valley The body of an elderly woman was found in a Spring Valley residential neighborhood about noon Wednesday. The woman was found in the 3200 block of Opera Drive, near Desert Inn Road and ...
9:46 p.m.
Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up
Photo: This June 27, 2015, photo shows flowers placed in A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as ...
9:13 p.m.
UNLV, BYU reschedule 2015 football game to 2017
Photo: Brigham Young linebacker Alani Fua (5) dives for U Per the UNLV media guide, the Rebels' previously slated Nov. 15, 2015, date with the BYU Cougars has been rescheduled ...
8:55 p.m.
John Legend to handle music for slave drama 'Underground'
Photo: John Legend performs at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, WGN America says Legend and his production company will be in charge of the score and soundtrack for "Underground." The drama is in production in ...
8:06 p.m.
That temporary banner on the Strip isn’t the only way to promote Downtown tourism
Photo: Banner for Downtown at Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas “Keep The Party Going!” it screams at you, as if Vegas needs help in that department
7:49 p.m.
Harper homers twice into upper deck, Nats beat Marlins 7-2
Photo: Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) is congrat Bryce Harper blasted two home runs into the upper deck and drove in four for the Washington Nationals in a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on ...
7:31 p.m.
The unlikely Isabela's brings something unique to the neighborhood
Photo: Super stew: Isabelas zarzuela is a flavorful feast With dishes like the Spanish stew zarzuela and a nontraditional paella, former Bar+Bistro chef Beni Velazquez is sticking to his creative culinary guns.
7:00 p.m.
New 'Daily Show' host says tenor will change, not targets
Photo: Trevor Noah poses for a portrait at The Beverly Hi Outgoing host Jon Stewart is a middle-aged Jewish man from New Jersey, Noah said, while he's a 31-year-old half-black, half-white South African man who's spent about five years in America as he's pursued ...
5:48 p.m.
2 houses from 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque
Photo: This 3,500-square foot, 4-bedroom home in the Albu A mother-daughter realty team said this week they are helping sell the home where the fictitious Jesse Pinkman made methamphetamine. The two-story, 3,500-square foot, four-bedroom home in ...
5:39 p.m.
Parts of Clark County under flash flood watch for most of Thursday
Parts of Clark County under flash flood watch for most of Thursday A flash flood watch will be in effect Thursday for areas including Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston and southern Clark County. The watch, issued 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, warned there could be ...
Updated 9:24 p.m.
Tesla offers first incentive in owner referral program
Photo: Tesla employees work on Model S cars at the Tesla Electric car maker Telsa Motors Inc. is offering its first incentive, $1,000 to new-car buyers who are referred by current Tesla owners. Owners who make a referral also will get ...
5:17 p.m.
Uber cars attacked in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps
Photo: Taxi drivers scuffle with police May 25 as they tr A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said Wednesday, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand ...
5:10 p.m.
Beaten again by Macau, Wynn Resorts profits drop 72 percent in second quarter
Beaten again by Macau, Wynn Resorts profits drop 72 percent in second quarter Revenue from Wynn’s Macau operations was $617 million, down 35.8 percent compared with the second quarter of 2014. CEO Steve Wynn said that Macau “continues to be more of a question than ...
5:00 p.m.
Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos
Photo: Mary Roy, of Potosi, Mo., holds a rosary in suppor A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to ...
4:54 p.m.
Carla Pellegrino toasts Miami success, National Lasagna Day at Bratalian in Henderson
Photo: Guest columnist Las Vegas star chef Carla Pellegri When I landed in Las Vegas last week to take ahold of my two weeks of the month running my local mom-and-pop Bratalian, I received a pleasant invitation asking: “Would you like to write a ...
4:36 p.m.
Relative: Family shot after offering help to stranded driver
A man who was stopped along a road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation gunned down a family who tried to help him Wednesday, killing the couple and wounding ...
4:36 p.m.
3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story
Photo: Nov. 24, 2014, file photo shows the Phi Kappa Psi Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against ...
Updated 4:56 p.m.
Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients
Photo: A woman writes on a sign outside Dr. Walter James A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients Wednesday to seek care elsewhere and said he rarely discussed his big-game hunting ...
4:03 p.m.
A serious conversation about fernet: The more bitter, the better
Photo: Fernet-Branca A local bartender chats with Fernet-Branca's Edoardo Branca about the bitter amaro, his family's recipe and more.
4:00 p.m.
Marijuana dispensary says business going to pot amid opening delays
Marijuana dispensary says business going to pot amid opening delays Frustrated by months of delays, a medical marijuana dispensary is requesting internal Clark County records and threatening a lawsuit to get the store open. Euphoria Wellness passed state and ...
3:35 p.m.
Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau: Our summer trip to Italy is work, play and family time
Photo: Guest columnist Las Vegas restaurateur Elizabeth B I have been fortunate to be able to spend time exploring Italy in the past, as I had started my career working for the Maccioni family. But this was an extra-special trip since it was ...
3:28 p.m.
U.S. official: Debris is from same type plane as missing Malaysian airliner
U.S. official: Debris is from same type plane as missing Malaysian airliner Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model ...
Updated 4:51 p.m.
Dozens of brilliant bronze works on display at Getty Museum
Photo: In this Monday, July 27, 2015, photo, a sculpture It's almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program — and decided to stay there for ...
2:45 p.m.
Photos: New Planet Hollywood headliners ‘Crazy Girls’ ride Flowrider
Photo: Cast mates of new Planet Hollywood headliners Craz In addition to posing for photographs with guests and judging a bikini contest, the glamour girls had a blast Friday afternoon taking turns learning to surf on the Strip’s only standalone wave machine.
2:33 p.m.
Crash causes delays near Eastern Avenue, Sunset Road
A box truck was damaged this morning in a crash that caused delays around a southeast valley intersection, according to Metro Police. Police were called about ...
2:18 p.m.
Inmate who escaped from work crew is captured
An inmate who escaped Tuesday afternoon while on a state Division of Forestry work crew in the east valley was captured this morning, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Kerran Dade, 21, was taken ...
2:13 p.m.
Find a different taste of the Hawaiian islands at Kauai Cafe
Photo: Kauai Cafe's Da Surf Rider makes you feel like you Macadamia nut-crusted scallops, homemade waffle fries, the obligatory macaroni salad and more.
2:00 p.m.
Donny Osmond recovering from throaty concerns; ‘Absinthe’ joins the (night) club
Photo: Olivia Newton-John and Donny Osmond at the Flaming Even the term sounds uncomfortable: bleeding polyp. It is the vocal condition from which Donny Osmond has been suffering for the past several weeks. At issue is a legion on his right vocal chord that ...
Updated 2:49 p.m.
Fire starts in garage of Henderson house
Fire starts in garage of Henderson house A single-story house caught fire in Henderson this morning, according to a fire department spokeswoman. The Henderson Fire Department responded about 7:50 a.m. to the house ...
1:53 p.m.
Utah police confirm body in suitcase is missing Las Vegas woman’s
Utah police confirm body in suitcase is missing Las Vegas woman’s Police say they've confirmed that a body found in a large suitcase along a freeway near Salt Lake City is that of a missing Las Vegas woman. Lt. Lex Bell of Utah's Unified Police Department ...
1:44 p.m.
Allegiant’s second-quarter earnings are up 62 percent from last year
Photo: In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an airline g The airline, with small base fares and a large menu of add-on fees, flew more people in the second quarter compared with a year earlier but, to fliers’ delight, charged less money per ticket ...
1:30 p.m.
Proposed ordinance would create Fremont Street performance zones
Proposed ordinance would create Fremont Street performance zones A proposed Las Vegas ordinance would require Fremont Street performers to stay in designated areas and register with the city if they want to work for tips in the entertainment district. The ordinance is ...
1:00 p.m.
Radio Rebels: UNLV students gain more shows and opportunities on KUNV
Photo: KUNV UNLV Radio The station's typical smooth jazz gets replaced with indie rock, underground hip-hop and non-commercial electronic dance music during a new time block.
1:00 p.m.
A tourist's smartphone snapshot of Cosmo's pool fire goes viral—and informs the masses
Photo: Cosmopolitan Bamboo Pool fire “I realized people in Las Vegas would be wondering where those dark smoke clouds were coming from.”
1:00 p.m.
Q+A: Glenn Danzig talks new projects, Brooklyn Bowl show and his hair
Photo: Glenn Danzig. Singer-songwriter Glenn Danzig, who began his career with The Misfits in the mid-1970s, followed by Samhain in 1983 and the birth of Danzig in 1987, is a longtime music staple who has written songs for ...
12:55 p.m.
Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old
Photo: This undated photo provided by the Santa Cruz Poli Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Police say Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured Madyson ...
12:52 p.m.
Molly in the news: Details about the EDC death, and a new report on ecstasy
Photo: MDMA intoxication cost one EDC attendee his life t Sobering stats: Project Know's new study points to the unpredictability of party drugs.
12:30 p.m.
Las Vegas ranked last in report on large cities’ housing market health
Las Vegas ranked last in report on large cities’ housing market health Las Vegas’ housing industry is stronger today than it was after the economy collapsed, but it’s still bogged down by an array of problems — and according to a new report, it’s the unhealthiest market ...
12:00 p.m.
Nevada attorney general fighting federal water regulations
Attorney General Adam Laxalt has joined with 29 other state attorneys general in asking federal agencies to delay enforcing water regulations he says will ...
11:56 a.m.
Police investigating report of stabbing near downtown
Police investigating report of stabbing near downtown Metro Police are investigating an early morning stabbing near downtown Las Vegas. Officers were dispatched at 5:53 a.m. to the 2200 block of Sunrise Avenue, near ...
Updated 1:43 p.m.
Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting
Photo: Mourner Bill Smith wears a shirt bearing the liken University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" ...
10:26 a.m.
Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling ‘Here, kitty’
A man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video of it on YouTube says he jokingly called "Here, kitty" and moved closer when the animals seemed to respond. ...
10:20 a.m.
1 dead, 10 injured as church van crashes into train in Ohio
A van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a crossing gate into the side of a freight train at a southwest Ohio rail crossing, killing an adult passenger and injuring nine children and the ...
10:18 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins
Photo: A mascot of President George Washington leads the The only thing that’s going to carry me through the roughest two-month stretch in the history of the Play of the Day is the positivity that it will eventually turn around. It’s just slightly more ...
10:13 a.m.
Irene Bustamante Adams chosen as Democratic Assembly leader
Nevada Assembly Democrats have elected new leaders after their top-ranking lawmaker finished her final session. The caucus chose Las Vegas Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams as ...
Updated 5:24 p.m.
Coroner IDs man found shot in northwest valley house
A man found shot to death in a northwest valley house Monday morning has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Richard Ennik Hall, 63, of Las Vegas. Officers were investigating another crime ...
10:01 a.m.
Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was ‘unethical’
Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified as a hunt, since the ...
9:41 a.m.
Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea
Photo: This combination made from photos provided by the A Coast Guard spokesman said Wednesday the search for two teen boaters who went missing off the coast of Florida is ongoing. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss, spokesman for the Florida Coast Guard district, said: ...
Updated 2:40 p.m.
Los Angeles outlaws possession of high-capacity gun magazines
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. Tuesday's 12-0 vote closes a loophole in state law that banned the manufacture and ...
9:17 a.m.
Colorado theater shooter’s dad remembers wide-eyed smirk
Photo: James Holmes, Aurora theater shooting suspect, sit James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, but his father didn't suspect at the time that he was descending into mental illness. Months later, Robert ...
9:05 a.m.
Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead
Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years. The one-eyed, secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally led a ...
8:38 a.m.
Brady vows to fight NFL’s suspension; Kraft says he regrets not doing so
Photo: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gesture New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension on Wednesday, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to "believe and unequivocally support" the three-time Super Bowl ...
8:27 a.m.
Flight from Las Vegas to London diverted after bomb threat
Flight from Las Vegas to London diverted after bomb threat A Canadian police official says that a British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London has been diverted to Montreal after a bomb threat. The official confirmed ...
Updated 8:02 a.m.
Consumer Reports ranks Centennial Hills as best hospital in region at avoiding infections
Centennial Hills Hospital is a local leader in preventing potentially-deadly infections.
3:00 a.m.
Law enforcement discusses Islamic State threat in Las Vegas with interfaith group
Law enforcement discusses Islamic State threat in Las Vegas with interfaith group Homegrown extremists influenced by the Islamic State remain a top security concern, law enforcement officials told community members ...
2:00 a.m.
There will be winners and losers as pay increases
Once upon a time there was nearly a consensus among economists that raising the minimum wage was a bad idea. The market is really good at setting prices on things, whether it is apples or ...
2:00 a.m.
Basin and Range National Monument deserves bipartisan support
As a retired Republican county commissioner who now devotes a great deal of time to wildlife and landscape photography, I travel around the West to capture its great natural beauty.
2:00 a.m.
UNR’s Polian considers Las Vegas prime area for recruiting
Photo: UNR head coach Brian Polian takes issue with the r Within days of becoming the UNR football coach three years ago, Brian Polian was in Las Vegas recruiting players and promoting the Wolf Pack brand. He envisioned UNR ...
2:00 a.m.
Should Congress defund Planned Parenthood following video revelations?
Planned Parenthood is back in the news after a pro-life investigative group released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price to sell organs and other material from aborted fetuses for medical ...
2:00 a.m.
Trump is calling out GOP establishment for double standards
The problems that bother us most are the ones we bring on ourselves. This is why Republicans are so out of sorts with Donald Trump. The party created the rough beast it is now trying ...
2:00 a.m.
With Ikea building, a major project finally sprouts at Sunset and Durango
With Ikea building, a major project finally sprouts at Sunset and Durango When Ikea was in talks to buy a big piece of land in Las Vegas, executives wanted to keep it hush-hush. They even gave the deal a code name in honor of Nevada: “Project Silver.” ...
2:00 a.m.
Sanchez holds court as everyone wonders if UNLV coach will buck recent trends
Photo: UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez attracted plenty When you’re only the fifth person ever to do something, as UNLV coach Tony Sanchez is, it piques outside interest. When all four of the previous people in the modern era to go straight from ...
2:00 a.m.
Baz Luhrmann’s Sydney home is as theatrical as Las Vegas show he inspired
Photo: Designed and built in the 19th century with Italia Luhrmann’s eccentricity doesn’t end at his movies. Earlier this month Luhrmann put his “Great Gatsby”-inspired home in Sydney on the market ...
2:00 a.m.

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