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February 22, 2018

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Feb. 22, 2018

10:18 a.m.

Man injured in two-car crash dies at hospital
A man critically injured in a two-car crash last week in the northwest valley has died at University Medical Center, according to Metro police. Police said the Clark County Coroner’s Office notified ...

9:32 a.m.

Trucker killed by falling metal conduit inside tunnel
A section of electrical conduit fell from the roof of a Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnel, crashed through a windshield of a truck and struck the driver in ...

9:28 a.m.

Photo: Bill Gurolnick talks with his wife, Peggy Bartelst
Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp
It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to ...

9:16 a.m.

Ex-rising star of French far right steps into U.S. limelight
A young politician who was the rising star of France's far-right National Front until she left politics is stepping into the limelight on the other side of the Atlantic, appearing Thursday as a speaker at a ...

9:11 a.m.

Texas governor weighs parole board's advice on inmate's fate
A condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at ...

9:07 a.m.

Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising
Shelters were open Thursday to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in the Midwest, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in Indiana, Michigan and ...

9:01 a.m.

Photo: Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor fro
Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Florida Capitol
Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in ...

8:57 a.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump bows his head during an ope
Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons
President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. He tweeted his strongest stance as president one day after ...

8:48 a.m.

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Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor at U.S. Capitol
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Rev. Billy Graham's body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for two days next week. Ryan says he's inviting members of Congress and ...

8:35 a.m.

9:23 a.m.

Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn't know if it can
Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn't know if it can
President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre— but ...

2 a.m.

Clean power is crucial for future
Letter to the editor:
Las Vegas is No. 9 out of the “top 10 most ozone-polluted cities” and is among the cities with the worst air quality in the United States. The Clean Power Plan is our nation’s …

2 a.m.

Photo: A look at the old Badlands Golf Course, which sits
Las Vegas delays taking up controversial development of old golf course
Proposed developments at a former golf course are on hold after the Las Vegas City Council decided to postpone hearing the items for almost three months ...

2 a.m.

Wave of feral-rabbit deaths prompts moves to save once-exploding population
Wave of feral-rabbit deaths prompts moves to save once-exploding population
Public safety:
Animal rights advocates say they are scrambling to round up feral rabbits roaming the grounds of a state mental health facility in Las Vegas after hundreds of animals were ...

2 a.m.

How the ‘woke’ black vote was put to sleep
One thing that is clear to me after the special counsel’s indictment of 13 Russians and three companies for interfering with our election is that …

2 a.m.

Respect first, then gun control
This has been an emotional period. We greet tragedies like the school shooting in Florida with shock, sadness, mourning and grief that turns into indignation and rage. The anger inevitably gets directed at the National Rifle Association, those who support gun rights and the politicians who …

2 a.m.

Stop laughing, Putin
Faced with compelling evidence that Russian cyber-saboteurs worked to sway the 2016 election, influencing swing-state voters with lies on social media and even staging real-life campaign rallies, Donald Trump’s only response has been …

2 a.m.

No way to treat man’s best friend
Letter to the editor:
There has been a little news online lately about whether South Korean restaurants would stop serving …


Feb. 21, 2018

7 p.m.

Video shows shooting that killed man in SUV at apartments
Metro Police on Wednesday released video footage of a man they say shot and killed a man whose body was found inside an SUV at an east valley apartment complex Monday morning ...

6:40 p.m.

NLV man facing pipe-bomb charges had threatened landlord, police say
A man who built a pipe bomb and in January threatened a North Las Vegas homeowner that he’d “blow up the house” was charged today with possession of the artifact ...

6 p.m.

Pot disposal boxes installed at Las Vegas airport
Pot disposal boxes installed at Las Vegas airport
If someone purchases legal weed in Las Vegas and has it with him upon arriving to McCarran International Airport, there is now a legal way to dispose of the drug before ...

4:19 p.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump bows his head during an ope
'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents
Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from ...

3:30 p.m.

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Planned sphere arena to use existing casino parking
A planned spherical entertainment arena just off the Strip got the go-ahead today to utilize garages at nearby casinos to fulfill the majority of its parking requirement. Clark County commissioners approved zoning and land use permits at today’s meeting for the ...

10:58 a.m.

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding
Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other ...

10:52 a.m.

UNR police plan active-shooting training for faculty, staff
Police at UNR plan to conduct active-shooter training for faculty and staff next week. Assistant Police Chief Todd Renwick told KRNV-TV the university is paying attention to ...

10:47 a.m.

Photo: In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, photo, a survivor
Preliminary report: Sightseeing helicopter spun before crash
A preliminary report says a sightseeing helicopter spun at least twice before crashing in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists and injuring three others and the pilot. The National Transportation Safety Board doesn't say what caused ...