The Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners granted a full pardon on Wednesday to a man who spent 21 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, delivering a clear rebuke to the Las Vegas prosecutors who had refused to recognize his innocence. “Let there be no residual stain on his record,” Nevada Supreme Court Justice Lidia Stiglich said, announcing her motion in support of the pardon, which was joined ...
Even in Las Vegas, the land of faux pirate battles and Elvis-themed wedding chapels, the Stratosphere is something of an oddball. Conceived by poker pro Bob Stupak, the Space Needle-shaped hotel-casino featured a roller coaster and other attractions at its summit when it opened in 1996. To see the full story, click here.
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Editor's note via the Los Angeles Times: After this story was posted, the chief subject of the article, Sheri Sletten, told the Times that her account of reuniting with gunshot victim Matt Lewan after he was released from the hospital was false. That meeting did not occur. Lewan’s family says that while Sletten was present on the night Lewan was ...
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Listen, sometimes you don’t really need a great reason to do something. Sometimes, it’s just time to do something. This is apparently why Shabazz Muhammad — noted Minnesota Timberwolves forward and off-the-bench bucket-getter — has decided that it is time for him to make a somewhat curious change. To see the full story, click here.
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WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter. The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources ...
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Everyone knows where they were when they heard the news. It’s one of the things that has bonded the city together in the past few weeks. I was actually asleep. We had played our final preseason game against the Sharks that night, and I had gone home and put our kids to bed. Sometimes getting them down is more of ...
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In the midst of their 1-6 start to the 2017 season, the BYU Cougars have received a commitment from a Las Vegas prospect in the 2018 class. Las Vegas cornerback Isaiah Herron announced via Twitter Tuesday night that he has pledged to the Cougars. To see the full story, click here.
Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction will go ahead as planned Oct. 19-21 at Mandalay Bay, but a special item has been added this year: Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis donated a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake 40th Anniversary Edition from his collection for the sale. Proceeds will go to a fund that supports Las Vegas first responders. “All of us at ...
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When Stephen Vicelja went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival with friends, he never knew the cowboy boots he was wearing would mean so much. To see the full story, click here.
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Identical twin sisters Natalia and Gianna Baca were hit by gunfire in Las Vegas Sunday night, and one of their heroes was an off-duty firefighter who happened to be attending the outdoor music festival. To see the full story, click here.
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Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as "Free Fallin,' "Refugee" and "American Girl," has died. He was 66. Petty died Monday night at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles a day after he suffered cardiac arrest at his ...
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By late summer, some 14 million visitors had landed at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Whether they came from Boston or Beijing, many were on the ground only about 72 hours. Probably, when they deplaned, their plans were fluid. That’s why—for an experience that’s about luggage retrieval—the baggage claim at McCarran is so thrilling, filled with electronic signs teasing ...
How much steel does it take to build a casino in Massachusetts? About 8,000 tons. Construction is well underway at the $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino site in Everett. To see the full story and photos, click here.
Foxwoods Resort Casino announced plans to develop a high-performance indoor karting center, as rival Mohegan Sun Casino topped off its new Exposition Center. To see the full story, click here.
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Floyd Mayweather's fight with Conor McGregor netted the boxing legend at least $100 million, and he didn't waste any time to put the money to use. According to the Los Angeles Times, Mayweather recently purchased a 15,096-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills for $25.5 million. The home had a list price of $28.95 million, and despite the $3.4 million saving on ...