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Nevada ups ante in Yucca Mountain fight with political stakes
Friday, February 16, 2018
Nevada's Board of Examiners has approved a $5.1 million contract with an outside legal team to help fight President Trump's proposal to restart the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump 75 miles north of Las Vegas — a battle that could ...
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Clark County schools address safety after Florida shooting
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Citing Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, Clark County School District Police today sent out email and phone alerts to parents outlining security measures in place in ...
Fugitive in brutal 2008 Las Vegas slaying captured in Mexico
Fugitive in brutal 2008 Las Vegas slaying captured in Mexico
Thursday, February 15, 2018
A fugitive on the FBI's 10 most wanted list has been arrested in Mexico and returned to the United States to face charges in the 2008 killing of in Las Vegas, the FBI ...
Man hits $1.23 million jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino
Man hits $1.23 million jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino
Thursday, February 15, 2018
A Wisconsin man’s $2 bet turned into a $1.23 million payday when he hit a Wheel of Fortune jackpot Sunday at the Fremont Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The man, whose name was ...
Police searching for man in sexual assault of 71-year-old woman
Police searching for man in sexual assault of 71-year-old woman
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Metro Police say they are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 71-year-old woman in her northeast valley garage as she brought in the ...
Suspect held in shooting at north valley park
Suspect held in shooting at north valley park
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Metro Police say they have a suspect in custody in a shooting at a north valley park that left a male victim with survivable injuries ...
Prison time for man who faked theft of his car
Thursday, February 15, 2018
A 66-year-old Las Vegas man who reported his car had been stolen after arranging to have it destroyed has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for insurance fraud. Daniel Harris was convicted earlier of ...
Patrol: Ambulance in fatal crash was going too fast
Patrol: Ambulance in fatal crash was going too fast
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The driver of an ambulance that crashed late Monday, killing a patient and an attendant, was going “too fast for the wet road conditions,” according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The Patrol today also identified the ...
Minivan crashes head-on into school bus; no students on board
Minivan crashes head-on into school bus; no students on board
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A distracted driver crossed into opposing traffic this morning, crashing a minivan head-on into a Clark County School District bus in Moapa Valley, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. No students were on the bus, Trooper Travis Smaka said. The minivan driver ...
Doctor in War Machine trial faces several charges
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A doctor who testified for the defense during the sexual assault and kidnapping trial of former mixed martial arts fighter War Machine is facing federal charges. The U.S. Attorney's office in Las Vegas says Dr. Steven A. Holper was arrested Tuesday. He was charged with ...
One injured as bull runs wild near downtown Las Vegas
One injured as bull runs wild near downtown Las Vegas
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
One person was injured today as a bull ran wild through a neighborhood west of downtown Las Vegas. Metro Police started getting calls about 3 a.m. today of the bull near ...
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Museum looking to extend rock sculptures' stay
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The Nevada Museum of Art is working to keep a popular rock art installation west of the Las Vegas Strip in the state through the rest of year or longer if possible. According to the Reno-based museum, about 1,000 people have visited the ...
Is the Trump administration contemplating a nuclear test in Nevada?
Is the Trump administration contemplating a nuclear test in Nevada?
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
At a vast tract of uninhabited desert in southern Nevada, hundreds of moonlike craters dimple the wasteland, remnants of Cold War nuclear explosions that ...
Motorcyclist killed in crash with car
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Metro Police say a motorcyclist from North Carolina is dead after crashing into a Honda Civic. According to a statement by police, the crash occurred ...
Familiar Palms marquee is going fully digital
Familiar Palms marquee is going fully digital
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The times are changing at the Palms, and so is the familiar marquee outside the 17-year-old casino-resort on Flamingo Road. The sign, which partially featured old-style changeable ...