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March 23, 2017

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March 23, 2017

9:15 p.m.

Death of man, woman in Henderson investigated as possible murder-suicide
Investigators are probing the case of a man and a woman believed to have died in a murder-suicide and whose bodies were found in a desert area in ...

8:15 p.m.

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American-Israeli Jew linked to threats on U.S. Jewish centers
Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential ...

8 p.m.

Henderson teacher accused of indecency faced previous student complaints
Henderson teacher accused of indecency faced previous student complaints
A middle school science teacher arrested this week asked three students what kind of underwear they were wearing — if any — before warning them that ...

5:50 p.m.

8:29 p.m.

The Latest: Vick gets 360 dunk, Kansas starting party
The Latest: Vick gets 360 dunk, Kansas starting party
The Jayhawks have reeled off eight straight points, highlighted by a 360-degree dunk by Lagerald Vick and a step-back 3-pointer by Josh Jackson, to take a 66-54 lead over Purdue with under 12 minutes to go in ...

4:35 p.m.

4 dead in Sacramento home, suspect detained in San Francisco
Police said they found four people dead in a Sacramento home early Thursday, and the mayor's office said at least two are children. A suspect likely known to the victims was being held in San Francisco, said Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Bryce Heinlein. The four victims were found ...

4:31 p.m.

'Love Connection' to reconnect with viewers as Fox revival
"Love Connection" is reconnecting with viewers. A new version of the match-making game show will air on Fox starting May 25, the network announced. The one-hour series will amp up the original dating show for today's audiences, featuring single men and ...

4:28 p.m.

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Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis
Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday. In the Q&A with author Bill Flanagan, Dylan recalled Sinatra telling him, "'You and me, pal, we got blue eyes, we're from up there ... These other bums are ...

4:23 p.m.

Rancho Drive ramp off U.S. 95 closing for Project Neon
A monthslong freeway ramp closure for Project Neon begins tonight. The Nevada Department of Transportation will shut down the Rancho Drive exit ramp from U.S. 95 North starting at ...

3:51 p.m.

Police: Cabbie accused of sexually assaulting passenger tried to apologize
Police: Cabbie accused of sexually assaulting passenger tried to apologize
A cab driver accused of sexually assaulting an incapacitated passenger showed up at the Henderson woman’s house with flowers days before he was arrested and tried to ...

2:21 p.m.

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Raiders' Las Vegas plan flimsy, Stanford economist says
Roger Noll, Stanford economics professor emeritus, understands the inflamed passions of pro football fans. But he warns emotions can cloud good financial decisions when it comes to moving the Raiders to Las Vegas. Noll rejects the financial projections Nevada lawmakers used to pass a bill to contribute $750 million to a proposed $1.9 billion NFL stadium next ...

1:14 p.m.

Police looking for 3 men after stabbing near Las Vegas Strip
Police looking for 3 men after stabbing near Las Vegas Strip
Metro Police say they are looking for three men after a stabbing early Sunday near a Strip casino. The victim, who was stabbed shortly after midnight in an alleyway near ...

12:38 p.m.

Bill would create code of conduct for Nevada teachers
A Las Vegas lawmaker is proposing a bill to create a professional code of conduct for Nevada public school teachers. Under the bill sponsored by ...

11:59 a.m.

Seat belt bill raises concerns about safety, racial profiling
Seat belt bill raises concerns about safety, racial profiling
A bill allowing police to pull drivers over for not wearing seat belts drew racial-profiling concerns as well as emotional testimony from the family of an 18-year-old who was unbuckled when ...

10:57 a.m.

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Duke says Chase Jeter to transfer to a school closer to Las Vegas
Duke backup big man Chase Jeter will transfer at the end of the semester to be closer to his hometown of Las Vegas. Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the move Thursday, saying ...

10:50 a.m.

Utah governor says he will approve strictest DUI limit in U.S.
Utah's governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and ...

9:21 a.m.

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Top Senate Democrat opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster
The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for ...

9:19 a.m.

Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened
Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. French President Francois Hollande compared the incident to ...

9:01 a.m.

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82
As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre. "I was a 20-game winner," he would joke, "it just took me five years to do it." Instead, it was in another role where the imposing, 6-foot-5 Green really made noise. "When you think of big, with that ...

8:58 a.m.

Greta Garbo's former NYC apartment on market for $5.95M
Film legend Greta Garbo's former longtime apartment in New York City is up for sale for nearly $6 million. The New York Times reports that the Swedish-born star's seven-room Manhattan co-op overlooking ...

8:54 a.m.

Photo: In this April 1, 1997, file photo, Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds' son says she prepared him for her death
Todd Fisher says his mother, Debbie Reynolds, set him up "for her leaving the planet" the day his sister and Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, died in December. The 84-year-old Reynolds suffered a stroke and died one day after ...

8:51 a.m.

U.S. new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates
Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July. New-home sales rose 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted ...

8:38 a.m.

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U.S. probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief
U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into ...

8:32 a.m.

17,000 AT&T employees returning to work today
Some 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. They had been protesting changes in job duties for some employees. A Communications Workers of America union local official had ...

8:30 a.m.

4:42 p.m.

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London defiant as ISIS claims attack by British ex-con, 52
Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for ...

8:16 a.m.

4:39 p.m.

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Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump
After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a ...