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Archive for March 13, 2012

New I-15 access road alters traffic near Russell Road, I-215
Motorists may need to make changes to their normal commute, as an Interstate 15 southbound access road south of Tropicana Avenue will open on Wednesday.
11:00 p.m.
Star Surveillance: Daniel Tosh, Laura Prepon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., GZA
Photo: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Geno Bernardo at Nove Itali It was celebrity gridlock over the weekend at the Mirage. Comedian Daniel Tosh was on the casino floor during his run of four sold-out “Aces of Comedy” ...
10:27 p.m.
Judge in Harmon case refuses to allow attorneys to place blame
Judge in Harmon case refuses to allow attorneys to place blame A judge Tuesday refused to let attorneys stray into side issues as she weighs whether the Harmon hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip can be demolished.
10:09 p.m.
Scott family drops lawsuit against Metro Police over Costco killing
Photo: Friends and supporters mark the one-year anniversa After nearly two years of legal proceedings, the family of Erik Scott — a 38-year-old who was shot and killed at a Costco store by police on July 10, 2010 — has dropped its lawsuit ...
8:21 p.m.
It's a hair-raising time at Hard Rock Hotel as DJ Pauly D arrives on the scene
Photo: DJ Pauly D kicks off his Hard Rock Hotel residency DJ Pauly D is the new resident DJ at the Hard Rock Hotel, and his unique appeal should add excitement -- and a sense of hair fashion -- to the property.
7:56 p.m.
Smith Center photos: $4 million TV gamble, $10 million violin and Bela Fleck
Photo: Joshua Bell at the Smith Center for the Performing The $4 million high-roller bet to turn the gala opening, star-studded concert at the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts into a major TV event ...
7:29 p.m.
Harry Reid pushes tax incentives for natural gas
Harry Reid pushes tax incentives for natural gas Sen. Harry Reid often takes a hard line against subsidies for oil and gas companies. But on Tuesday, he was angling to get the U.S. government to create a tax incentive for a different kind ...
7:12 p.m.
Metro identifies officer involved in shootout in Rio parking garage
The police officer who fired shots Sunday during a shootout in a Rio parking garage has been identified as Raymond C. Steiber III, Metro Police said.
6:41 p.m.
Fees for public documents: From dimes to dollars
Photo: The lobby of the Nevada State Legislature building What does it cost for you to copy a piece of paper?
6:30 p.m.
As numbers dwindle, members age, local Pearl Harbor Survivors Association calls it quits
Photo: Pearl Harbor survivors pose for photos with a cake William Simshauser was only 19 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The fight that ensued that Sunday morning, which drastically shaped United States history and forced the country to enter World ...
6:21 p.m.
The rise of the tablet: Demand for iPad, rivals outpaces expectations
Photo: Students at Southwest Career and Technical Academy Thanks to strong demand for Apple's iPad and competing devices such as Amazon's Kindle Fire, worldwide shipments of tablet computers are likely to grow faster than expected this year, according to a newly revised forecast ...
6:00 p.m.
Tourney Treats: Take down the Sun's sports staff in an NCAA bracket challenge
Do you read the Sun’s sports section and occasionally think, “I know more than these guys”? First, you’re probably right. And second, now’s your chance to prove it. The Sun’s Ray Brewer, Case Keefer and ...
6:00 p.m.
Alcohol considered a factor in Las Vegas crash that killed Colorado resident
Nevada Highway Patrol officials say alcohol may have been a factor in a crash Sunday that killed a 24-year-old Colorado resident.
5:19 p.m.
Def Leppard, Poison, Barenaked Ladies and more announce L.V. dates
Photo: Barenaked Ladies If you’re still mourning the cancellation of John Mayer’s May 5 gig at the Joint, perhaps these newly announced rock ’n’ roll headliners will provide ...
4:39 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Chazz Palminteri gets standing ovation from stars, VIPs
Photo: Chazz Palminteri and Mike Tyson at the Mirage on M Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri didn’t break his stride for even a sip of water as he spoke nonstop for 75 minutes taking on 18 characters ...
4:37 p.m.
NCAA Tournament by the Odds: How sports books see the West Region
NCAA Tournament by the Odds: How sports books see the West Region Las Vegas Sun sports writer Case Keefer goes through the West Region of the NCAA Tournament bracket, offering a Las Vegas perspective based on the view of local sports books. This is part two of ...
4:30 p.m.
Potential showdown is averted as Taxicab Authority scrubs meeting
The Nevada Taxicab Authority has canceled a special meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, that had the makings of being one of the most volatile gatherings in the agency’s recent history.
4:22 p.m.
Detained by ICE? There's an app coming for that
A group of immigrant advocates in Arizona is working on a smart phone application to assist those detained by immigration authorities. The app will provide users with information about their right to remain silent and ...
4:19 p.m.
Body found identified as missing hiker
Body found identified as missing hiker A body found Saturday in Red Rock National Conservation Area has been identified as 46-year-old Ronald Kirk, who went missing mid-January while hiking, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.
3:43 p.m.
Manny Ramirez, Brian Giles and 20 years
Manny Ramirez arrived in Kinston, North Carolina, in 1992 for the second stop of his professional baseball career. With equipment bags flung over his shoulders, he strode into a small, red-bricked building that housed a ...
2:55 p.m.
Smith Center photos: $4M TV gamble, $10M violin and Bela Fleck
Photo: Joshua Bell at the Smith Center for the Performing The $4 million high-roller bet to turn the gala opening, star-studded concert at the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts into a major TV event has paid ...
2:53 p.m.
LVCVA eyes property acquisition, increases budget
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors took its first step Tuesday toward acquiring some property — something it hasn’t done in three years because of the recession.
2:29 p.m.
2012 Billboard Music Awards set for May 20 at MGM Grand
Photo: Beyonce performs during the 2011 Billboard Music A The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC from MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, it was announced this morning. It’s a partnership ...
1:26 p.m.
Berkley: Rush Limbaugh not the same as Bill Maher
U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., today refused to back down from her call to silence conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, despite critics who say she is on the wrong side of the First ...
12:56 p.m.
Legal Aid Center launches Spanish-language bankruptcy class
Starting Friday, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada will be offering bankruptcy classes taught entirely in Spanish.
12:48 p.m.
Pac-12 brings basketball tournament to MGM Grand starting in 2013 for three seasons
Photo: Colorado's Andre Roberson, left, and Colorado's Ca Come next March, four college basketball conference tournaments will be held in Las Vegas. The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday that it would be moving its tournament from Staples Center in Los Angeles to the MGM ...
12:45 p.m.
Gov. Sandoval supports extending 2009 tax hike to avoid budget cuts
Gov. Brian Sandoval said today he will propose continuing the 2009 tax increase to avoid further cutting education and other services when he builds his budget for the next biennium.
Updated 5:01 p.m.
Videos: Stars, plans roll into high gear for ‘Week Vegas Goes Country’
Photo: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert at the 45th Acad It’s 16 days until the start of the free, inaugural, three-day country music event for fans titled “The Week Vegas Goes Country -- the ACM Experience.” ...
12:27 p.m.
Mother blames 'evil presence' for daughter's death
Mother blames 'evil presence' for daughter's death On the day of her death, 6-year-old Kyla Franks’ mother kept her home from daycare because of a perceived “evil presence,” according to details in an arrest report released Tuesday. By Sunday evening, Kyla was ...
11:42 a.m.
Leprechaun helps call attention to pedestrian safety
Photo: Metro Officer Mike Lemley, dressed as a Leprechaun There’s no pot of gold at the end of the crosswalk. But safety is a beautiful thing, and that’s what an oversized leprechaun hoped to find on the other side of crosswalks Tuesday around the ...
11:31 a.m.
State to accept credit, debit cards for child support payments
Non-custodial parents can now make child support payments to families on state welfare using debit and credit cards and electronic transfers.
11:10 a.m.
Mobile home destroyed by fire in eastern Las Vegas
A fire Tuesday morning destroyed a mobile home in the eastern valley, causing $70,000 damage, county officials said.
10:58 a.m.
1 Crazy Happy Hour ain't your mama's happy hour
Photo: Models pose for a photo shoot during 1 Crazy Happy It’s a breezy Wednesday night, and dozens of locals flock to Henderson’s Republic Kitchen & Bar to take the edge off the workweek with a few drinks and snacks.
9:19 a.m.
Wynn Resorts says it's eager to fight Okada's counterclaim in court
Casino-resort owner Wynn Resorts Ltd. of Las Vegas on Tuesday criticized as ''scurrilous'' the counterclaim filed against the company Monday by board member Kazuo Okada and his companies.
8:34 a.m.
Las Vegas Sands faces $375 million suit by former Macau partner
8:30 a.m.
Report: Grover Norquist calls Sandoval 'a rat' for raising taxes
Anti-tax organizer Grover Norquist reportedly called Gov. Brian Sandoval “a rat” for extending a 2009 tax increase that he had promised to let sunset, according to an account of a conservative gathering in New York ...
Updated 10:12 a.m.
Comfortable classics at Bottles & Burgers
Photo: Bottles & Burgers' Pluck University chicken burger Maybe Vegas doesn’t need another burger boutique, but the Summerlin-area Tivoli Village retail district needs traffic, so burgers it is.
6:00 a.m.
Warm, sunny and windy for Las Vegas
Las Vegas is getting more springlike weather today — mostly sunny skies, highs climbing into the mid 70s and some breezes.
4:54 a.m.
With eligibility issues almost fixed, Dre Crawford could help upgrade the UNLV defense
Photo: Defensive back Dre Crawford is shown during practi Dre Crawford admits he was frustrated. Crawford, a 6-foot, 185-pound rising senior safety on the UNLV football team, failed to qualify last fall after transferring from Arizona Western College, and spent the entire season practicing ...
2:05 a.m.
Ranking system can help students
Having an educated electorate who is capable of objective inquiry and rational debate is quite possibly the very bedrock of our system of government.
2:01 a.m.
NCAA Tournament by the Odds: How sports books see the South Region
NCAA Tournament by the Odds: How sports books see the South Region In the South Region of the NCAA, oddsmakers thought the Wildcats got exactly what they deserved. Kentucky received a manageable, if not favorable, draw in the tourney after a sterling 32-2 regular season.
2:00 a.m.
A quake could topple the Harmon, engineer testifies in Strip case
A quake could topple the Harmon, engineer testifies in Strip case A hearing is under way on CityCenter’s request that it be allowed to demolish the never-occupied, $279 million Harmon hotel building on the Las Vegas Strip because of construction defects and safety concerns.
2:00 a.m.
New business banks on tourists, Las Vegas sign, studio in McCarran’s baggage claim area
Photo: Confess Media's collection of photos take under re It’s the ultimate Las Vegas photo opportunity: Two tourists from North Carolina are showered with cash, standing in front of the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign on the Las Vegas Strip.
2:00 a.m.
March Madness viewing parties: Where to watch in Las Vegas
Photo: March Madness in Las Vegas. For basketball fans, the month of March is sacred and Las Vegas is the place to come for the perfect combination of stadium food, drinks and sports betting.
2:00 a.m.
Ferrari technology serves up flavored Cokes in futuristic fountain machines
Photo: Gail Sather of Minneapolis, Minn. uses the Coca-Co Ever crave an orange-flavored Diet Coke or a Peach Sprite? A futuristic, touch-screen soda fountain designed by Coca-Cola is popping up at fast-food restaurants around Las Vegas, offering more than 100 different flavor combinations sure ...
2:00 a.m.
Mad money: Where the flow of cash from the NCAA Tournament goes in Las Vegas
Photo: March Madness in Las Vegas. March Madness is hitting Las Vegas this week, and it’s providing an influx of business not only to the city’s sports books but to golf courses, sports books, bars, restaurants and just about anywhere with ...
2:00 a.m.
Kindness tour organizer brings lofty goal to Las Vegas
Photo: Bob Votruba rides his bike westbound on Cheyenne A Attention all twentysomethings, teens and children: If you start now, you can deliver one million acts of kindness during your lifetime. At least, that’s according to Bob Votruba, whose kindness bus has rolled into town ...
2:00 a.m.
Obama campaign hopes popular pieces of health care law will win Nevada votes
To Republicans, the federal health care law passed two years ago by Democratic majorities in Congress and signed by President Barack Obama is a favorite example of government overreach and excessive spending. Calls for its ...
2:00 a.m.
Michael Gaughan — son of South Point owner, grandson of Jackie Gaughan — to take reins at Rampart Casino
Michael Gaughan — son of South Point owner, grandson of Jackie Gaughan — to take reins at Rampart Casino One of Nevada’s most enduring casino company families is poised to add another page to its legacy. Michael Gaughan Jr. has been recommended by the state Gaming Control Board to take over management of the ...
2:00 a.m.
A loss of ethical direction
A loss of ethical direction The recent actions of several state lawmakers clearly defy ethical explanation.
2:00 a.m.
Vending in Vegas: A buyer's paradise
They're there. Some of them in out-of-the-way nooks and crannies. Others front-and-center as you go into the airport or enter a casino. And as soon as you see one, you're likely to do a double-take. ...
2:00 a.m.
Former Mayor Oscar Goodman honored with bronze bust in Symphony Park
Photo: A bronze bust of former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Good Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, customarily flanked by two statuesque showgirls, seemed a bit worried by another type of feathered creature Monday afternoon.
2:00 a.m.
Founders believed in tolerance
It is important to remember that the Constitution does not call for a wall between the federal government and religion.
2:00 a.m.

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