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August 16, 2017

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Aug. 16, 2017

7:11 p.m.

Police: Man shot in stomach Wednesday afternoon
A man was shot in the stomach Wednesday evening inside a central valley store, according to Metro Police. ...

6:08 p.m.

Photo: A view of smoke rising from a building fire Wednes
Fire officials: Trailers catch fire in southwest valley
Multiple trailers caught fire this evening in the southwest valley, sending a giant column of black smoke pluming into the Las Vegas sky, according to Clark County Fire Department. ...

5:54 p.m.

District attorney in Las Vegas says he'll run again in 2018
The top prosecutor in Las Vegas says he'll seek a second term next year. ...

4:06 p.m.

Deputy charged with leaking airport shooting video to TMZ
A Florida sheriff's deputy copied a videotape of a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale's airport last January that killed five people and leaked it to the website TMZ, according to a warrant that ...

3:50 p.m.

Photo: Provo Mayor John Curtis celebrates after winning U
Winner of Utah GOP primary cuts nuanced stance on Trump
A Republican Utah mayor celebrating a primary win will have to fend off competitors linking him to embattled President Donald Trump as he prepares for the general election to replace Jason Chaffetz in ...

3:42 p.m.

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Raw feelings close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks
A Fox News Channel anchor whose reaction to President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville spread widely says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her words. Kat Timpf, of the show "The Fox News Specialists," said ...

3:10 p.m.

Nevada unemployment rate sees slight uptick after 3 months
The unemployment rate in Nevada saw a slight uptick after holding steady for three months. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today ...

2:47 p.m.

Four arrested in shooting of man in his driveway
Four people have been arrested in the death of a man who was gunned down earlier this month in the driveway of his southwest valley home, according to Metro Police. Police found Gabriel Valenzuela, 24, suffering from ...

2:26 p.m.

10:05 p.m.

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Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying
They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump's loyal base is ...

1:40 p.m.

Woman hits $1.6 million jackpot at Las Vegas airport
Woman hits $1.6 million jackpot at Las Vegas airport
There’s nothing worse than waiting in the airport, unless you’re waiting to be paid a $1.6 million jackpot like a California woman was Tuesday at McCarran International Airport. A woman from ...

12:59 p.m.

Photo: Rich Little does an impression of former President
A magical mystery ride through Rich Little's 50 years in showbiz
Born in the Canadian capital of Ottawa toward the end of the Depression, impressionist and voice actor Richard Caruthers "Rich" Little worked as a DJ and comic at local clubs before heading out in his 20s to New York and Hollywood to launch a career that has ...

12:44 p.m.

Jury deliberating fate of 4 in Bundy standoff case
Jury deliberating fate of 4 in Bundy standoff case
A federal jury in Las Vegas is deliberating in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government figure Cliven Bundy. The six men and ..

11:09 a.m.

3:39 p.m.

Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves
Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to ...

11:03 a.m.

3:36 p.m.

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Corporate chiefs flee Trump; WH advisory panels disbanded
With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is ending a pair of advisory business councils in the latest fallout over ...

10:50 a.m.

Police: Man who robbed business was wearing jail clothes
Police: Man who robbed business was wearing jail clothes
Metro Police say they are looking for a shotgun-wielding man who robbed a business Tuesday while wearing “unique clothing” — namely a Clark County jail shirt. A surveillance photo shows ...

9:43 a.m.

11:53 a.m.

Bail set for man accused of threatening Heller over health care vote
Bail set for man accused of threatening Heller over health care vote
A man accused of leaving a note threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Dean Heller over the Nevada Republican's vote on health care was identified on security video by family members and tracked by police through his handwriting in ...

9:26 a.m.

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Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC
Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy? A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to ...

9:24 a.m.

Military leaders speak out against racism, extremism
Leaders of the four major U.S. military services are speaking out against racism and extremism after last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their comments on Twitter and in longer written statements make no mention ...

9:22 a.m.

DHL, Ford unveil jointly made electric delivery van
Deutsche Post DHL Group and U.S. automaker Ford have unveiled a jointly manufactured electric delivery van amid growing demand for emission-free utility vehicles. The StreetScooter WORK XL merges a Ford Transit chassis with an electric drivetrain designed for ...

9:20 a.m.

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UK police arrest brother of main suspect in model kidnapping
British police have arrested the brother of a Polish man suspected of kidnaping a British model and threatening to sell her on the dark web. The U.K. National Crime Agency says officers arrested Michal Konrad Herba on Wednesday in ...

9:16 a.m.

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money
A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. In a 2-1 ruling, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel vacated preliminary injunctions a ...

8:27 a.m.

McConnell slams bigotry, doesn't address Trump's remarks
The Senate's top Republican is condemning what he's calling the "messages of hate and bigotry" carried by the KKK and white supremacist groups. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement doesn't specifically address ...

8:22 a.m.

Cops: Teacher let son sell drugs, teens use LSD at her home
An Ohio elementary school teacher faces criminal charges over allegations she let her 15-year-old son sell drugs and let teenagers use the psychedelic drug LSD in her home. Forty-year-old Amy Panzeca, of Springboro, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Warren County to charges including ...

8:21 a.m.

Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore
Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to ...

8:16 a.m.

UK vows Brexit won't mean the return of Irish border posts
The British government has vowed repeatedly to end the free movement of people from the European Union when the U.K. leaves the bloc in 2019. But on Wednesday it acknowledged that, in one area of ...