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Haggen grocery chain will close or sell stores — but none in Nevada yet
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Haggen said in a news release that additional stores “may be sold or closed in the future as part of Haggen’s business right-sizing plan" ...
Vote: What should be the mascot for the potential Las Vegas hockey team?
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
A National Hockey League expansion team seems destined for Southern Nevada, and las vegas is fertile ground for mascots ...
Navigating the permitting process in Southern Nevada
Monday, July 13, 2015
The county recommends homeowners choose a licensed contractor to do the work and handle the permit. But for homeowners who have the expertise to handle the project themselves, here is a look at the process ...
Nevada falls 16 spots to No. 45 in CNBC’s rankings of top states for business
Friday, June 26, 2015
“The Silver State offers a ready supply of employees, but the workforce is tarnished by the worst education system in the country,” the report said ...
Chick-fil-A confirms plans for 8 to 10 restaurants in Nevada
Friday, June 12, 2015
The fast-food chicken restaurant chain Chick-fil-A said today that it plans to open eight to 10 restaurants in Nevada in the next five years. The company's first restaurant in the state will open in the Las Vegas area in late 2016 or early 2017, Chick-fil-A said. The chain did not provide ...
Young driver from Trickle racing family is moving up
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Chris Trickle made the leap to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series’ Super Late Models division in 2014 and needed only three races to earn his first victory. “That night, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he said ...
Why Haggen grocery chain thinks it will be a hit with shoppers in Southern Nevada
Friday, May 29, 2015
The Northwest-based chain is converting seven recently purchased stores in Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City to its brand. Haggen Pacific Southwest CEO Bill Shaner discusses ...
Chick-fil-A files for permit, is one step closer to coming to Henderson
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Southern chicken-sandwich chain Chick-fil-A has filed for a conditional-use permit and a design review for a building on Stephanie Street in Henderson. The topics will be ...
Want a piece of history? Riviera liquidation sale begins Thursday
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Offerings include gaming tables, Serta pillow-top beds, flat-screen televisions, sofas, tables, bathroom fixtures, bar and restaurant furnishings ...
Beyond Syndergaard, 5 players to watch on the 51s this season
Friday, April 17, 2015
The Las Vegas 51s are loaded with talent this year. Five of the New York Mets' top 12 prospects according to Baseball America started the 2015 season with the Triple-A club ...
Back with 51s, Syndergaard has learned from challenging 2014 season
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Las Vegas 51s pitcher Noah Syndergaard is hoping to join the New York Mets later this season. He felt the same way last spring, but Syndergaard struggled for the first time as a professional and didn’t get called up to the major-league club when rosters expanded in September ...
Las Vegas’ power hitters slugging their way to the top
Harper and Carter are MLB stars; Bryant and Gallo are on the way
Monday, April 6, 2015
Las Vegas schools in recent years have produced baseball power hitters Kris Bryant, the second overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, as well as Sierra Vista High’s Chris Carter, the Houston Astros’ top power threat, not to mention Las Vegas High’s Bryce Harper, a two-time all-star for the Washington Nationals, and Bishop Gorman’s Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers. Baseball coach Derek Stafford said "it was almost like an event" when Bryant batted, and he called Gallo "a man among boys in high school." Harper appeared on a Sports Illustrated cover in 2009 under the headline "Baseball's Chosen One," and Carter was described as "elite power" by ...
How a Las Vegas expansion hockey team’s roster would take shape
Saturday, March 28, 2015
If the National Hockey League grants Las Vegas an expansion franchise, prospective owner Bill Foley has a timetable for the team’s performance on the ice. “Playoffs in three years,” he said. ...
Bonanza High grad Bryant homers twice for Cubs at Cashman Field
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Kris Bryant has made a strong impression during spring training with the Chicago Cubs. On Saturday, he put on a show for his hometown fans during Big League Weekend at Cashman Field ...
5 things the hockey ownership group would need to address
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Bill Foley and the ownership trying to bring a National Hockey League to Las Vegas hope to win a championship within ...
Las Vegas’ case for hockey: Desert aside, we could have a leg up on other cities
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
With an arena under construction and an ownership group in place, Las Vegas appears to be ahead of the competition if the National Hockey League decides to add one or more teams in the coming years ...
NHL commissioner’s message to Las Vegas: Don’t get ahead of yourself
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is used to playing the villain. He routinely gets booed during the NHL draft and at arenas throughout the league when he ...
Ownership group launches season-ticket drive with NHL commissioner’s support
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
It's showtime for Las Vegas to determine whether it can host a major professional sports team. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was at the MGM Grand today as ownership group Hockey Vision Las Vegas launched a season-ticket drive with a goal of 10,000 deposits. Billionaire Bill Foley, who leads the group, is optimistic ...
Woman killed behind East Las Vegas strip mall, police say
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
Someone from Hammerheads Bar & Grill East found the body behind the business and called police, Lt. Ken Romaine said.
Metro Police release photos of suspects in robberies
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
Metro Police have released photographs of suspects in separate robberies. On Dec. 23, police say, a young ...
Las Vegas man accused of random hammer attacks on people, vehicles
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Damien D. Robins is being held in the Henderson Detention Center and faces six counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said ...
Street racer suffers serious injuries in crash, Metro Police say
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Police said two Mazdaspeed3s and a Nissan 240SX were racing east on East Sahara Avenue. As the drivers approached South Caravelle Street, the Mazdaspeed3s made contact. One of them then struck ...
Worker dies in railroad tank car in North Las Vegas
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
Witnesses told fire crews that their co-worker had lost consciousness inside the empty tank car and was unable to climb out. Firefighters discovered that the tank car contained highly volatile ethanol vapors ...
Girl, 7, in critical condition after being hit by pickup in NLV
Friday, July 11, 2014
The girl and her uncle were crossing North Commerce Street at West Lone Mountain Road about 9 p.m. when a truck going north on Commerce struck the girl ...
Traffic to Las Vegas backs up after fatal crash near Baker, Calif.
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013
One person died and five people were injured in a collision involving a pickup truck and a tour bus, the California Highway Patrol said. One northbound lane of Interstate 15 was reopened about 1 p.m.
Woman dies after stabbing; police ID suspect
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Police are searching for Nathan Benson, 27, after a woman was found lying in a roadway with stab wounds early Sunday. She later died.
Two injured in crash involving Metro Police car in pursuit
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012
A Metro Police car was involved in a crash Saturday night that injured the officer and the driver of a second vehicle.
Warehouse fire damage estimated to be $1 million
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012
A two-alarm fire early Sunday caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a Universal Watch Co. building near Tropicana Avenue and Valley View Boulevard.

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