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Space heater blamed for Las Vegas house fire
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
A space heater placed too close to bedroom curtains started a fire that gutted the room and caused about $10,000 damage, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. The fire was reported ...
Behind the curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil
Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
For 30 years, Cirque du Soleil has amazed audiences with its distinctive brand of circus performance. Its character-driven stories, stunning costumes and death-defying stunts have been seen by almost 150 million people worldwide, a good number of them in Las Vegas. For many performers ...
Man with rifle at motel surrenders peacefully on Christmas Eve
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Metro Police responded to a barricade situation with an armed suspect on Christmas Eve at a Howard Johnson's next to the airport ...
Coroner says trimmer trapped in palm tree suffocated
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
A tree trimmer who died Monday after being trapped in a palm tree in North Las Vegas suffocated, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Carlos Dye, 49, of North Las Vegas died of ...
Police: Man found in Henderson house fire a homicide victim
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Henderson Police say a man whose body was found Tuesday night after a house fire in the Anthem Country Club area was the victim of a homicide. The fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. at a home in ...
Teen injured in car crash dies at hospital
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
A 17-year-old boy critically injured in a single-car crash into a lamp post earlier this month has died, Metro Police reported. Police were notified about ...
Shop local: A guide to the perfect Christmas gifts, right around the corner
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Sure, you can hit up a big-box retailer or department store when looking for gifts, but why not shop local? You can support your community, find something unique and snag some great deals. Here are some suggestions ...
Barrick Gold to open IT office in Henderson
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
Barrick Gold Corp., the world’s largest gold producer, is setting up shop in Southern Nevada with an IT office in Henderson. The Toronto company, with extensive mining operations in Northern Nevada, said today it’s moving up to ...
Man arrested in fatal auto-bicycle crash in Henderson
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
A man accused of leaving the scene of a fatal traffic accident with a bicyclist last month was arrested today, Henderson Police said. Police say Cesar Gutierrez, 35, hit ...
John Moran Jr. makes hole in one at charity golf tournament
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
John Moran Jr., playing in the Injured Police Officers Fund golf tournament today at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, made a hole in one on the 11th hole. It was Moran’s second ...
Suspect nabbed after Red Lobster robbed at gunpoint, police say
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Metro Police say they apprehended a man shortly after he robbed a Red Lobster at gunpoint Thursday night near the Meadows mall. Police received reports of the crime ...
Man is critical after crashing into wall in southwest valley
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
A 33-year-old Las Vegas man was in critical condition Monday night after his SUV struck a block wall in the southwest valley. Police say John Walsh was driving a 2014 GMC Terrain eastbound on ...
Tamales: A Latin holiday tradition
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
For some, it’s a turkey or ham. For others, a tamale. There are many ways to make the traditional Latin holiday fare. We share recipes and explain how to fold the husks ...
Before turkey settles, shoppers storm the stores
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Black Friday started early in Las Vegas and across the nation as shoppers turned out on Thanksgiving in search of bargains. The National Retail Federation said 140.1 million Americans were expected to shop between Thanksgiving and Sunday, down from 140.3 million in 2013.
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across …
Crowded animal shelters waive pet-adoption fees over weekend
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
With its Las Vegas-area shelters running out of room, The Animal Foundation is waiving all of its pet adoption fees over the Thanksgiving weekend ...
Las Vegas man gets 10 years in federal methamphetamine case
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A Las Vegas man who had more than 2 kilos of methamphetamine in his car and 4.5 kilos in a rented storage unit has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. John Ortega, 25, was sentenced Tuesday to ...
3 children hit by vehicle near elementary school
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Three children were hit by a vehicle near a Las Vegas elementary school this morning and taken to a hospital with injuries that didn't appear life-threatening, Metro Police said. The accident was ...
Body found along I-15 near Nevada-California border is a mystery
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Authorities were alerted to a body on the shoulder of Interstate 15 spotted by a driver around 6:15 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from ...
Report: Amid racism scandal, Nevada Assembly speaker-elect steps down
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen signaled to his colleagues that he will not lead the chamber during ...
Photos, tweets from Obama’s Las Vegas visit to sign immigration reform orders
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
President Barack Obama will be at a Las Vegas high school today to formally sign into law executive orders he announced yesterday deferring deportation for 5 million undocumented immigrants. We'll be aggregating photos, tweets and videos from Obama's visit ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across …
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across …
Police release sketch of suspect in fatal shooting, robbery
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Metro Police released additional details today about three people wanted in connection with the robbery and fatal shooting a woman in the north valley Tuesday night. Laura McKinney, 22, was walking ...
Culture Club concert at Palms postponed
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
The Culture Club show scheduled for Nov. 22 at Pearl at the Palms has been postponed because singer Boy George was diagnosed with a throat polyp and may ...
Pedestrian is critical after being struck in crosswalk on East Tropicana
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries Monday after being hit by a car on East Tropicana Avenue. Metro Police responded about 5:20 p.m. to reports of ..
The Great Vegas Trivia Game: How well do you know Sin City history?
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
When Sun staff set out to create this test of Vegas past and present, we blew right past the questions most people know. Which mobster helped build the Flamingo? Who starred in ...
Photos show men pointing shotgun, handgun during robbery
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Metro Police are searching for four men — one armed with a shotgun and one with a handgun — in the robbery of a business on Wednesday in the northwest valley. Two men walked into the business in ...
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across …
How Harry Reid’s blue state turned all red and what it means
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
In a state where Sen. Harry Reid's political machine has called the shots and where voters backed President Barack Obama twice, how did the tide turn so decisively ...
2014 election results
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
With 100% of precincts reporting.
Las Vegas Weekly names new editor
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Spencer Patterson has been named editor of the publication effective Nov. 14, succeeding out-going editor Sarah Feldberg. Feldberg and her fiancé, Las Vegas Sun reporter Tovin Lapan, are leaving Las Vegas to travel and pursue freelance projects.
Voters have their say in, out of polling booths
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Despite a strong campaign against it, a ballot measure to fund public schools by further taxing businesses drew passionate support from some voters on Tuesday. In exit interviews at various Las Vegas Valley polls, voters on both sides of the margin tax issue expressed ...
Election 2014: The race for Nevada governor, attorney general and control of the Senate
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Republicans win big in Nevada and across the nation. The scale and thoroughness of the Republican victories across Nevada have rarely, if ever, been seen before. "We are turning the country red," Rep. Joe Heck told a crowd of supporters tonight. Republicans have taken control of ...
A political playlist for Election Day 2014
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
While you're in line at the polls or waiting for the results, enjoy the Sun's nonpartisan political playlist. We have tunes for the winners, losers and politically apathetic ...
Man pulling shopping cart hit, killed by pickup truck
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
A man pulling a metal shopping cart across Bonanza Road was hit and killed by a pickup truck Sunday night, Metro Police reported. The man was crossing the street about ...
Golf long drive event set for Las Vegas Paiute
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
They hit the golf ball more than 400 yards off the tee with swing speeds between 143 and 150 mph. With each swing, the crowd — unlike most golf events — is encouraged by organizers to get more spirited.
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Greenspun Media Group announces promotions in key leadership roles
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Key leadership roles within the Greenspun Media Group were reorganized Wednesday to better serve advertisers in its five weekly print publications and the company’s …
Las Vegas Weekly, VEGAS INC websites take top honors
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The websites for Las Vegas Weekly and VEGAS INC have taken top honors in Editor & Publisher’s prestigious EPPY Awards. The sites were awarded EPPYs in the categories of
Palo Verde tops Legacy to remain undefetaed in the Southwest League
Up next: A date with rival and five-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman in the Southwest championship game
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Graeson Vereen passed for three touchdowns for the Palo Verde High football team Thursday in a 27-12 victory against host Legacy.
Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
Henderson Police seek new leads in 2005 slaying
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Recent developments in the investigation into the 2005 slaying of Henderson businessman Danny Cates have led detectives to believe there may be ...
Google tip led to Metro officer’s arrest on child porn counts
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
A Metro Police patrol officer has been arrested on counts of possession and distribution of child pornography after Google tipped off the authorities. The officer, identified as ...
1 killed in single-car crash into utility pole
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
An 18-year-old woman was killed and another woman injured Wednesday night when a car reportedly involved in a theft at a convenience store crashed into ...
Las Vegas Weekly, VEGAS INC websites are finalists in EPPY Awards
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Two Greenspun Media Group websites have been named finalists for Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Award, the top honor in online journalism. The sites ...
Police: Missing Henderson man, 74, has been found
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
A 74-year-old man reported missing early this morning from his home in the Anthem area has been found, Henderson Police said. Police issued ...
1 injured in 3-vehicle crash at busy Las Vegas Valley intersection
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
A three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Charleston and Decatur boulevards early this morning sent one person to the hospital with ...
Baby, light that fire
A cozy gathering with friends, a break on the back patio with a book or an evening looking at the stars with your children can be enhanced by the ambience of a small fire’s flickering flames
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Some pits are fueled by natural gas or propane. Others can burn wood but use common sense: avoid burning on windy days because of blowing embers, and if you envelop your neighbor with smoke, you may be subject to a nuisance complaint or find the fire department rolling up to your house, thanks to a worried neighbor.
Clark County voters can begin casting ballots Saturday
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Clark County voters can begin casting ballots Saturday on the first day of the early voting period. Voters can choose one of 89 early voting sites ...

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