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September 2, 2015

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Police say man killed had gun, turned toward Metro officer
Police say man killed had gun, turned toward Metro officer A 25-year-old ex-convict who was killed by Metro Police last weekend was turning with a gun in his hand toward the officer who shot him twice in the back as they ran into ...
5:41 p.m.
Former Nevada beauty queen arrested again on meth charges
Former Nevada beauty queen arrested again on meth charges Former beauty queen Katherine Rees was arrested Tuesday in Las Vegas on five new drug-related counts including felony possession of methamphetamine ...
5:20 p.m.
DB Brasserie chef Vincent Pouessel talks brunch and working with legends
Photo: Vincent Pouessel recently took the helm of Daniel The native of Brittany just departed Aureole at Mandalay Bay to take the helm at Daniel Boulud's restaurant at the Venetian.
5:00 p.m.
Chris Sotiropoulos: From Motor City to Sin City — the American Coney Island takeover
Photo: American Coney Island Chili Dogs opens Wednesday, Originating in Detroit, the Coney Dog was invented by my grandfather Gust Keros when he arrived in the Motor City from Greece. In 1917, he began the business we know and love today.
4:58 p.m.
In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier
Photo: President Barack Obama, accompanied by local fishe President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change. From a distance, Exit Glacier appears as a ...
4:19 p.m.
Court to decide if lawmaker can pursue defamation case over campaign ad
An attorney for state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer of Reno asked the Nevada Supreme Court today to allow him to pursue a defamation suit against a Republican rival in the 2014 election campaign. Attorney Adam Hosmer-Henner ...
4:09 p.m.
Fugitive wanted in California captured in Las Vegas
A fugitive wanted by the California Department of Corrections was arrested today in Las Vegas by a U.S. Marshals Service-led task force. A warrant was issued charging ...
3:38 p.m.
Williams puts aside slow start to reach 3rd round of U.S. Open
Photo: Serena Williams reacts after winning a point again This was, in just about every measurable way, an up-and-down performance by Serena Williams, filled with double-faults — 10 in all — and two dozen other unforced errors. With her bid for a true Grand ...
3:19 p.m.
Tesla says it will take orders for cheaper car in March
Photo: Tesla employees work on Model S cars at the Tesla Tesla Motors says it will reveal its lower-cost Model 3 electric car in March and will start taking orders then. In a tweet Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the car will start at ...
3:06 p.m.
Tina's Gourmet Sausage House knows its meats
Photo: Tina's deli cases run the gamut of sausage options Sausages like the Hungarian gyulai, charcuterie, chicken blintzes and more.
3:00 p.m.
Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs
Photo: In this Aug. 26, 2015, photo, April Miller, right, As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. "Will you still love me for the rest ...
2:57 p.m.
Dane Biren of ‘Rock of Ages’: Five things that should be on your L.V. to-do list
Photo: Joey Fatone, lower left, and the cast of Rock of A I’m one of the few actors who was actually born and raised in L.A. I’ve been coming to Las Vegas since I was a little kid and have been visiting two or three times a ...
2:57 p.m.
Are more police getting killed? A look at officer deaths
Photo: Pei Xia Chen, widow of New York City Police Office The killing of a veteran police officer north of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around ...
2:51 p.m.
Sheriff: Texas man killed by deputies appeared to hold knife
Photo: Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, with Chief D A second video that captured Texas deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show that he was holding a knife, a sheriff said Wednesday, declining to release the video because the ...
Updated 4:17 p.m.
Division of Insurance announces 2016 health care insurance rate hikes
The Nevada Division of Insurance has announced a rate increase for health insurance in 2016. Rates for small businesses and their employees will increase 5 percent next year, while ...
2:36 p.m.
Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins: ‘Faraday ain’t going to turn it’
Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins: ‘Faraday ain’t going to turn it’ Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins is casting doubt on hopes that little-known electric car maker Faraday Future, which is considering opening a factory in North Las Vegas, would provide the economic boon needed to ...
2:26 p.m.
Court says prisoner can pursue lawsuit over false teeth
A prison inmate is going to get a chance to prove state correction officials were negligent in failing to supply him with proper fitting false teeth for two years. The Nevada Court of Appeals on ...
2:14 p.m.
Las Vegas man pleads guilty in staged-crash scheme
A 23-year-old Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud after participating in staged car crashes that cost auto insurance companies and others more than $10,000, Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced today. Esgar ...
2:09 p.m.
Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier by immigrant file claims
Photo: In this Thursday, July 2, 2015, photo, Liz Sulliva The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally may have difficulty with their attempts to hold the city legally liable for their daughter's death, legal ...
1:35 p.m.
A trickle of notes from The D Las Vegas, Penn Jillette and future of ‘Baz’
Photo: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman points to the Mann If you are Derek Stevens or Greg Stevens, urine luck. Manneken Pis is a great complement to the Long Bar inside The D Las Vegas downtown, for one obvious reason …
12:56 p.m.
Clark County Commission votes for reprieve for Moapa zoo
Clark County Commission votes for reprieve for Moapa zoo Roos-n-More is getting another chance. The Clark County Zoning Commission voted unanimously at its Wednesday meeting to reconsider the Moapa zoo’s application for special use permits, which it ...
12:52 p.m.
Records: Little done with warning about Colorado theater shooter
Photo: In this image taken from Colorado Judicial Departm More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he ...
12:40 p.m.
Metro Police investigating shooting in southwest valley
Metro Police investigating shooting in southwest valley Authorities think a shooting victim found at a southwest valley home today was shot earlier in the morning at another location, according to Metro Police. Police got a call about 9 a.m. reporting that a ...
12:22 p.m.
Coroner IDs man fatally shot in convenience store parking lot
A man shot to death in the parking lot of a convenience store early Monday in North Las Vegas has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Miguel Angel Gonzalez, 28, of Las ...
12:14 p.m.
Judge refuses to dismiss charges against cops in Freddie Gray death
A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to ...
Updated 2:48 p.m.
Biden testing political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016
Photo: Vice President Joe Biden speaks Tuesday, July 21, Mulling a 2016 White House bid, Vice President Joe Biden is testing the waters in pivotal Florida. Biden is speaking at an education event at Miami Dade College and ...
Updated 2:17 p.m.
Dunk contest will highlight UNLV basketball downtown event
Photo: Kendall Wallace takes to the stage during the Rebe Two weeks before its exhibition game, the Rebels are putting on a show in downtown Las Vegas. And they’re bringing their court with them.
11:31 a.m.
Man shot by Reno police at apartment building
Authorities say a man is in critical condition after he was shot by police as they were trying to serve a warrant at an apartment building in Reno. Reno Police Lt. Robert Larson said the ...
Updated 1:47 p.m.
Man wounded in early morning shooting in west valley
A man was in the hospital after a shooting in the west valley early this morning, according to Metro Police. Police responded about 1:30 a.m. to the 2000 block of ...
11:20 a.m.
School District says student can start anti-abortion club
A Las Vegas area high school student will be allowed to start an anti-abortion club on campus after filing a lawsuit against the school district. The Thomas More Society, which is representing ...
10:56 a.m.
Cosmetology training center coming to North Las Vegas
A local cosmetology school is planning to build a new training facility in North Las Vegas with the help of a $1.25 million federal grant announced today. Expertise Cosmetology Institute, the region’s first ...
10:52 a.m.
Coroner IDs teen hit by SUV in North Las Vegas
A teen hit and killed by a sport utility vehicle Tuesday in North Las Vegas has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 17-year-old Daniel Benavides. Benavides of North Las Vegas was ...
10:24 a.m.
Traffic roundup: Road debris slowing traffic on I-15 at U.S. 95
Drivers were being warned to slow down on Interstate 15 North at the U.S. 95 interchange because of road debris reported about 9 a.m. today, according to ...
Updated 11:40 a.m.
Fire does $60,000 damage to Henderson townhouse
Fire does $60,000 damage to Henderson townhouse A fire at a townhouse Tuesday night caused $60,000 damage and displaced four adults and a dog, according to the Henderson Fire Department. Nobody was injured. The fire ...
8:57 a.m.
Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name
Photo: In this April 28, 2015, photo, Fox News anchor Har An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and may even resemble her. Harris Faulkner sued the Rhode Island-based toy company ...
8:35 a.m.
Las Vegas City Council tables vote on downtown street performances
Las Vegas City Council tables vote on downtown street performances Dozens of impersonators, balloon artists, musicians and sometimes scantily-clad street performers say they still have concerns about a Las Vegas effort to tame the often rowdy gauntlet of downtown entertainers turning off some tourists. The ...
Updated 2:20 p.m.
Hunt for 3 suspects in Illinois officer’s death widens
Photo: Police search from a helicopter for suspects in th Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area ...
Updated 3:27 p.m.
Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes
Photo: In this March 2, 2015, file photo, Sen. Barbara Mi President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from ...
Updated 2:33 p.m.
Canyon Springs will keep looking to burn opponents with speed
Photo: Canyon Springs football players Tyson Odum, Tre'vo Despite reports to the contrary, Canyon Springs’ reputation remains intact. The Pioneers may have lost iconic coach Hunkie Cooper, who took a job as an assistant at San Diego State, but not their identity. ...
2:00 a.m.
Angel Awards highlight the community’s philanthropic spirit
The winners of Greenspun Media Group's Angel Awards exemplify the caring and compassion found throughout Southern Nevada ...
2:00 a.m.
Republicans’ denial won’t defeat Trump
I know you haven’t heard enough about Donald Trump recently, so here’s more: At this point, anyone who says he can’t win the Republican nomination is in deep denial.
2:00 a.m.
Islamic State poses moral, political threat that can no longer be ignored
The Islamic State atrocities have descended like distant nightmares upon the numbed conscious of the world. The first beheadings of Americans had the power to shock, but since then there has been a steady barrage ...
2:00 a.m.
The case for realism on the Iran nuclear deal
Foreign-policy debates rarely get away from being reflections of domestic political conflicts, but they are also usually based on unstated assumptions and unacknowledged theories.
2:00 a.m.
Federal grant means big changes in children’s mental health services
A nearly $11 million federal grant will transform how Nevada cares for children with mental health issues, according to state officials who cheered the award.
2:00 a.m.
World War II veterans offer pearls of wisdom
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the end of War World II, which serves as a reminder that our days of gleaning wisdom directly from the Greatest Generation are numbered.
2:00 a.m.
College football by the odds: Betting preview of the ACC
Photo: Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs for ya The ACC often resembles the fifth wheel of a cruel adolescent friend group. It’s almost as if the other four major conferences keep the ACC around in football just to pick on it. ...
2:00 a.m.
UNLV’s Sanchez ready for his collegiate coaching debut
UNLV’s Sanchez ready for his collegiate coaching debut For eight months, Tony Sanchez has been a professional pitchman. The city of Las Vegas, the university, the coaching staff — Sanchez has spent ...
2:00 a.m.
Tesla lithium deal catches state lawmakers off guard
Tesla lithium deal catches state lawmakers off guard Several Nevada lawmakers who approved the deal expressed frustration when the electric car company announced Friday that it had signed deals with two companies abroad to ...
2:00 a.m.
Berkshire Hathaway shareholders sign petition supporting rooftop solar
Photo: Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oc More than 18,000 people have signed a petition asking Warren Buffett and NV Energy to ease what it calls their opposition to rooftop solar. The petition, released by, includes more than 400 signatories who ...
2:00 a.m.
Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims
Photo: A mourner lays down flowers following a vigil for The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally may have difficulty with their attempts to hold the city legally liable for ...
12:13 a.m.

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