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Nov. 20, 2017

2:33 p.m.

Photo: People head into the Department of Motor Vehicles
DMV braces for ‘Black Monday’ rush after Thanksgiving
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says the Monday after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the agency that registers autos and grants driver’s licenses. The day has been dubbed “Black Monday,” and the ...

1:55 p.m.

Photo: Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) takes
Cubs to face Indians during 2018 Big League Weekend
The 2018 Big League Weekend at Cashman Field will feature a rematch of the 2016 World Series, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced today. The Chicago Cubs will be making their ...

1:25 p.m.

Photo: In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, students take a quiz
Accountability a question in Nevada school-choice program
Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. "We're not one of those schools that find testing expectations to be onerous or unacceptable," said Sue Blakeley, founder of Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson. "We believe having the opportunity to educate children is ...

1:15 p.m.

Photo: A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off from
Las Vegas airport sees record passenger traffic in October
McCarran International Airport saw record traffic of 4.34 million passengers in October, the Clark County Department of Aviation reported today. The passenger count eclipsed the previous monthly record of 4.33 million set in July and was up 1.5 percent from ...

12:49 p.m.

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Teenage girl killed in stabbing had alleged sex abuse against father
Teenage girl killed in stabbing had alleged sex abuse against father
Questions arise about how CPS handled investigation
Clark County Child Protective Services personnel searching for two children after a failed Sunday night murder-suicide attempt involving their parents found ...

12:13 p.m.

Police: Teen driver faces DUI count after plowing through house
Police: Teen driver faces DUI count after plowing through house
A teen driver is facing a DUI count after crashing into two cars, driving through a house and hitting another home this morning. The 18-year-old driver was ...

11:23 a.m.

Photo: In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, a mag
Gun ads continue after mass shootings but with new scrutiny
The ads leap out from the pages of almost any gun magazine: Soldiers wearing greasepaint and camouflage wield military-style rifles depicted as essential to the American way of life. A promotional spot by the Mossberg brand boasts of weapons "engineered to ...

10:12 a.m.

Health District reports flu death, spike in illness
Health District reports flu death, spike in illness
The Southern Nevada Health District today reported the first flu-related death of a child this season, amid a spike of flu activity in Clark County. The child was younger than 5 years old, the district said, but did not ...

Thursday

Nov. 16, 2017

4:14 p.m.

Photo: One of the many sculptured angels about the exteri
Caesars buying Centaur Holdings, adding 2 Indiana casinos
Casino giant Caesars Entertainment says it is buying casino and gaming company Centaur Holdings, acquiring new properties in Indiana. Las Vegas-based Caesars said Thursday it's paying $1.7 billion in cash for Centaur. With the acquisition, Caesars will add two Indiana properties: Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson and the Indiana Grand Racing and ...

3:07 p.m.

Man killed in rollover crash west of Las Vegas
Man killed in rollover crash west of Las Vegas
A man was killed early today when the SUV he was driving ran off the road and overturned in the desert west of Las Vegas. Douglas Baird was headed ...

2:31 p.m.

Photo: In this June 16, 2017 photo, file photo, singer-so
Residente has everything to gain at Latin Grammys
With his first solo album, Residente has everything to gain at this year's Latin Grammy Awards. The Puerto Rican rapper leads the nominations ahead of the Thursday ceremony in Las Vegas with ...

1:17 p.m.

Metro Police to use acoustic technology to pinpoint gunfire
Metro Police to use acoustic technology to pinpoint gunfire
Metro Police and Clark County officials are introducing acoustic technology today to rapidly identify the source of gunfire. Authorities are deploying the ShotSpotter system, which uses triangulation to ...

12:46 p.m.

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Las Vegas tragedy disrupts Showtime series on mass shootings
It came as little surprise to producers, but Showtime's about-to-conclude documentary series on mass shooting incidents was itself disrupted by mass shootings. Showtime cut back on reruns of the series following the Oct. 1 attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. An episode for ...

10:08 a.m.

Man found fatally shot in downtown Las Vegas
Man found fatally shot in downtown Las Vegas
Metro Police are investigating the death of man who was found fatally shot in downtown Las Vegas. A driver found ...

2 a.m.

Photo: A look at Crate & Barrel in Downtown Summerlin, We
Photos: Anxiously awaited Crate & Barrel opens in Downtown Summerlin today
As customers walk into Crate & Barrel in Downtown Summerlin, they’re greeted by a holiday display intended not just to put them in the season’s spirit but also to give them ideas on how to design spaces or prepare for events. The 20,000-square-foot store opens ...