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Archive for April 15, 2014

Domestic dispute leads to stabbing, arson, police say
Domestic dispute leads to stabbing, arson, police say A couple’s quarrel launched an arson investigation and sent a man to the hospital Tuesday night. A man dumped gasoline on his apartment and set it on fire after ...
11:36 p.m.
Casino reimburses players in tourney marred by fake chips
Photo: In this June 6, 2013, photo, a dealer waits as a g A New Jersey casino is reimbursing players in a poker tournament that was suspended after counterfeit chips were discovered. More than 2,100 entrants who finished ...
11:25 p.m.
Heck, challenger Bilbray-Kohn step up fundraising in House race
Heck, challenger Bilbray-Kohn step up fundraising in House race Taxes weren’t the only thing that needed filing on April 15; for those running for Congress, it was also the day to turn in the first election reports of the year. In the House ...
Updated 8:23 a.m.
51s hold off Reno to win first game of Silver State Diamond Challenge
Las Vegas starter Jacob deGrom limited the host Reno Aces to three hits today in seven scoreless innings, leading the 51s to a 6-3 victory in the initial game of the 2014 Silver State Diamond ...
10:00 p.m.
Metro investigates burned body found in LV backyard
Metro investigates burned body found in LV backyard Homicide detectives are investigating a burned body found late Tuesday afternoon in the backyard of a western Las Vegas Valley home. The body was discovered after ...
9:10 p.m.
Legends Football League, with Las Vegas Sin, is getting a reality TV series
Photo: Legends Football League at Tabu in MGM Grand on Sa Mitchell Mortaza, who created the Las Vegas-headquartered LFL, will serve as executive producer. He has teamed with powerhouse producer Tom Forman of Relativity Television and Ellen Rakieten, former executive producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
7:57 p.m.
5 dead in Calgary stabbing spree; student charged
Photo: Police remove a body from the scene of a multiple A University of Calgary university student was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party Tuesday that the police chief called the worst mass murder in ...
7:20 p.m.
Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing
Photo: South Korean rescue helicopters fly over a South K A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite...
Updated 2:19 p.m.
TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing promotion
Photo: Michael King, center, president of King Sports, st Michael King wants to rekindle the world's passion for boxing, and the television mogul believes he can make it happen by putting on a show. Spurred by his lifelong love of the sport, the executive ...
6:55 p.m.
North Las Vegas finalizing budget to submit to state
North Las Vegas finalizing budget to submit to state North Las Vegas administrators were finishing a tentative budget to submit to the Nevada Department of Taxation on Tuesday in a bid to avoid a state takeover of city finances and ...
6:07 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Jermaine Jackson on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ and Amy Purdy on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Photo: Tom Bergeron, Derek Hough and Amy Purdy of Las Veg Donny Osmond and fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman praised Derek Hough and Amy Purdy, giving them 37 points out of 40, placing them third for the night. “I hope Disney ...
6:00 p.m.
O’Sheas’ booze sales are intoxicating; Sebastian De-Bachery at Mandalay Bay
Photo: St. Patrick's Day @ O'Sheas Former Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison is opening her burlesque-themed speakeasy 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque on Thursday evening at Mandalay Place, but she’s still holding the remote for a TV project ...
5:51 p.m.
Police: GPS helped solve, didn’t deter killings
Photo: Stephen Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have ...
5:42 p.m.
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut
Photo: In this June 30, 1971, file photo, Jackie Robinson Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in ...
5:30 p.m.
Colliding al fresco: It’s patio season, and Downtown is on point
Colliding al fresco: It’s patio season, and Downtown is on point Breaking the Downtown bubble with a buzz.
5:18 p.m.
Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line
Photo: A member of the bomb squad inspects an object afte A man behaving suspiciously near the Boston Marathon finish line dropped a backpack containing a rice cooker. He was taken into custody ...
Updated 10:40 p.m.
N.Y. police nix unit that spied on Muslims
Photo: A group of people holds signs protesting the New Y A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded. Detectives assigned to the unit had been ...
Updated 7:00 p.m.
Group steps forward to save the Contemporary Arts Center
Photo: Its move from the Arts Factory to Alios (at least Melissa Petersen draws up three-part plan.
4:30 p.m.
Work on Hoover Dam Access Road to cause delays
Photo: A view of the Hoover Dam Wednesday, January 16, 20 Motorists traveling to and from the Hoover Dam are expected to face delays this week while the Hoover Dam Access Road undergoes repairs. Nevada Department of Transportation put traffic restrictions on …
4:28 p.m.
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian suffered heart attack, doctors say
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian suffered heart attack, doctors say Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and...
Updated 4:53 p.m.
Hundreds pay respects to former lawmaker Joe Dini in Yerington
Photo: A Tuesday April 12, 2011, photo shows former Nevad Several hundred people paid their respects at a funeral mass for Joe Dini in Yerington where the former, longtime Nevada Assembly speaker was described as a quiet, humble man who became a "legislative giant" during ...
3:46 p.m.
Director: Brookings Institution happy to welcome Mulroy, a ‘national leader’ on water issues
The managing director of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., said today that his organization is “delighted” to add former Southern Nevada water chief Pat Mulroy to its roster of experts tackling climate change. “We ...
2:59 p.m.
Chefs Week: Giada De Laurentiis talks ‘sensual’ food; Jose Andres; Rick Sandoval
Photo: Feel Good Food is the latest cookbook by Giada De “I want to create something more sensual. I want something more feminine. Each one has to say Giada. For every dish we serve, people need to look at it and say, ‘That’s a Giada dish. ...
2:27 p.m.
Woman accused in Hillary Clinton shoe-throwing incident is detained
Woman accused in Hillary Clinton shoe-throwing incident is detained A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton during ...
Updated 5:25 p.m.
Mexican singer Juan Gabriel hospitalized in Las Vegas
Photo: In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, file photo, Juan G Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia, postponing three California shows this week that were part of the...
Updated 4:45 p.m.
Pedestrian happens upon body in desert off Blue Diamond Road
Pedestrian happens upon body in desert off Blue Diamond Road Metro Police are investigating a body found today near Blue Diamond Road and Buffalo Drive in the southwest valley. A person walking in the desert discovered the body and …
12:03 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Cardinals at Brewers
Baseball hasn't brought riches to the Play of the Day, the Sun's betting competition that uses South Point odds with a $10,000 starting bankroll. We're riding an 0-3 spell overall on the diamond going into ...
11:45 a.m.
Firefly closes its Henderson restaurant
Firefly closes its Henderson restaurant Firefly has been working to overcome the fallout from last year's salmonella outbreak at its original location.
11:42 a.m.
Utah woman to face sentencing in pedestrian crash outside church
Sentencing is scheduled next week for an 18-year-old Utah woman on a felony leaving the scene of an accident charge in a crash that hurt eight pedestrians outside a...
10:26 a.m.
Apologetic Collins denies calling Utahns ‘inbred,’ tells fellow commissioners he’ll treat them better
Apologetic Collins denies calling Utahns ‘inbred,’ tells fellow commissioners he’ll treat them better Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins today denied making widely reported inflammatory remarks regarding Utahns supporting Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy. "I in no way ever insulted …"
Updated 11:57 a.m.
UNLVino has grown into one of the city’s better food festivals
Photo: Sip & Savor for 2014 UNLVino at Spago on Wednesday With the addition of the Bar-B-Q and Sip & Savor events, UNLVino is more delicious than ever.
10:00 a.m.
First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs
Photo: In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 1st Lt Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as ...
9:59 a.m.
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced …
9:57 a.m.
Police: Man comes to courthouse in stolen car
Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California. James Manning was taken into custody after...
9:36 a.m.
5 things to know about tax day
Photo: IRS headquarters on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Was The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears. You may not face much of a deadline if...
9:25 a.m.
Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack
In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. The clash came hours after...
Updated 11:04 a.m.
White supremacist faces murder charges in Jewish center deaths
Photo: In this Sunday, April 13, 2014 image from video pr The white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City made his first court appearance Tuesday. Frazier Glenn Cross was wearing a...
Updated 12:04 p.m.
Officials ID pilot killed in crash of home-built helicopter in Reno
Authorities have identified the pilot who died in the crash of a small, home-built helicopter at Reno Stead Airport. Washoe County sheriff's officials say...
8:15 a.m.
‘Blood moon’ eclipse delights skywatchers, first of year
Photo: This eight picture combo shows a total lunar eclip Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies. The moon was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow early...
8:02 a.m.
Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings
Photo: People photograph a banner reading Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. "This day will always be hard, but...
Updated 12:38 p.m.
For tax filers, these freebies make the day more palatable
Tax day is here, and whether you are a procrastinator who waited until the final hours or you had your return in the first week of January, plenty of area stores and restaurants want to ...
2:00 a.m.
A double standard at play over Bundy?
Very interesting are the many stories in both the electronic and print medias about rancher Cliven Bundy.
2:00 a.m.
Let’s not paint over Bush’s legacy
I see George W. Bush is now painting pictures of famous people.
2:00 a.m.
LV City Council considers horse-drawn carriages, new downtown grocery store
Photo: Passengers enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride near Horse-drawn carriages could soon be circulating through downtown Las Vegas if the City Council signs off on proposed routes at its meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The council will also ...
2:00 a.m.
Miesha Tate eschews break, stays moving with UFC on Fox 11
Photo: UFC womens bantamweight title contender Miesha Tat Miesha Tate knew the UFC had several options regarding her future after a second loss to Ronda Rousey last December. She wasn’t sure she was comfortable with every potential direction of her career, so Tate ...
2:00 a.m.
Water expert Mulroy to join Brookings Mountain West, Desert Research Institute
Photo: Southern Nevada Water Authority General Manager Pa Recently retired water czar Pat Mulroy is bringing her expertise and reputation as an international leader on water issues to a pair of institutions with a connection to UNLV. She will take on dual roles ...
2:00 a.m.
Rebels pitching their way to possibly historic season for the program
Photo: UNLV baseball pitchers Kenny Oakley, 25, Erick Fed Every once in awhile, maybe if he’s all caught up on the DVR and needs some entertainment, UNLV junior catcher Erik VanMeetren will stir the pot. It’s always a friendly argument, and honestly VanMeetren doesn’t ...
2:00 a.m.
Things are much easier today
The letter “America is in bad shape nowadays” was interesting, but my memory is very different.
2:00 a.m.

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