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Small fire extinguished at Hard Rock Hotel
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009
A small fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The fire was found after smoke was discovered at 3:52 p.m. coming through a wall, the Clark County Fire Department said.
Union members, families rally at pre-Labor Day celebration
Unions share concerns about economy and job growth, emphasize importance of organized labor
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009
Thousands of union members and their families rallied in downtown Las Vegas Thursday to share their concerns about the slumping economy and job growth and to stress the importance of using local union labor. Union leaders and politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid, mingled with the crowd at the pre-Labor Day event billed as a celebration of Nevada workers.
Community, police come together for National Night Out
Event gives neighbors and police officers a chance to get to know each other
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
Communities across the Las Vegas Valley came together Tuesday to celebrate the 26th Annual National Night Out. National Night Out is a crime- and drug-prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The event, which began in 1984, is designed to bring neighbors together, heighten awareness about crime and drug activity and strengthen neighborhood and police relations.
Las Vegas police officer wounded at shooting range
Friday, July 31, 2009
A Las Vegas Metro police officer sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound this morning while practicing shooting, according to a police spokesman.
Officials: Suspicious package near Caesars not a threat
Police reopen sidewalk after investigating parcel near Las Vegas Boulevard
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Police are reopening a sidewalk in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip after investigating a suspicious package outside Caesars Palace. The sidewalk along Las Vegas Boulevard was closed at about 6 p.m. in front of Caesars Palace.
Two sought in robbery of northwest valley business
Friday, July 3, 2009
Metro Police are looking for two men suspected of robbing a business in the northwest valley Thursday morning. Police said the men entered the business at 9:25 a.m. in the 4000 block of North Rancho Drive.
As fireworks booths get busy, fire officials stress safety
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Fourth of July preparations have already begun for local firefighters in charge of inspecting fireworks distributors to make sure vendors are complying with county regulations. There are about 200 curbside firework-distributing stations throughout Clark County, selling products from three different companies: TNT Fireworks, Phantom Fireworks and Discount Fireworks. The stands are run by local nonprofits.
Controlled crashes a 'hands-on lab' for investigators
Speedway event lets officials witness car collisions first-hand
Monday, June 1, 2009
Regular visitors to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway are used to seeing the occasional car crash. The speedway didn't host a race Monday morning, but there were still plenty of collisions. The eighth annual Crash Conference gave attendees the opportunity to witness eight controlled crashes simulating real-life situations, such as one car being T-boned by another vehicle or careening into a tractor-trailer at 35 mph. North Las Vegas police officer Jim Byrne, the lead investigator for the crash investigation team, said the conference helps police officers and others reconstruct crashes in a controlled setting.
Metro officers honored for response in high-speed chase, shooting
'I can’t convey the terror,' officer says of shooting of fellow officer Blake Penny
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Metro officers and family members gathered at Las Vegas City Hall to honor four of their own with the Unit Meritorious Service Award Tuesday.
All biker routes lead to Laughlin
Annual Laughlin River Run a Mecca for motorcyclists
Saturday, April 25, 2009
The 90-mile trek to Laughlin from Las Vegas was made easier Saturday by the fleet of friendly bikers make the drive for the 27th Annual Laughlin River Run.
Teens at St. Jude's Ranch treated to makeovers
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Running around with freshly manicured nails, new coifs and spring makeup, 20 teens from St. Jude's Ranch took over the Seva Salon & Spa in Las Vegas on Monday for a day of beauty with Miss United States.
Henderson elementary celebrates Polynesian culture
Friday, March 20, 2009
From the abundance of leis, to the macadamia nut cookies in the cafeteria, to the traditional dancers onstage, Polynesian culture permeated every corner at Elise Wolff Elementary School during Thursday’s Multicultural Night.
Neighbors welcome family to 'Extreme Makeover' home
Thursday, March 19, 2009
The house was complete and the volunteers and film crew were craning their necks in search of the stretch limousine carrying the Cerda family, waiting for it to round the corner so they could scream, "Move that bus!"
St. Patrick’s Day in Vegas starts off green
Casinos and bars plan festivities, mayor gives 'leprechaun' key to the city
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The Strip was awash in green on Tuesday. Not just from the expected shamrock decorations and green water at the Venetian, but also on the shirts, hats and mouths of visitors.
MonteLago Beer Fest draws $28,583 for charity
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The streets of the Village at Lake Las Vegas were packed Saturday as beer-enthusiasts and philanthropists alike turned out to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Nevada at MonteLago's Craft Beer Festival.
Student fashion show celebrates Barbie's 50th birthday
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
How do you take a fashion icon like Barbie and update her image after 50 years of setting trends worldwide? Challenge the students at the International Academy of Design and Technology of Las Vegas to create new looks for an old classic.
'Extreme' makeover begins with home demolition
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Dozens of volunteers and spectators gathered at 5760 Royal Castle Lane in Las Vegas to watch the demolition of the Cerda family’s house for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Thursday.
Las Vegas family awaits new home on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover'
Family says home will be more suitable to daughters' illness
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Members of a Las Vegas family got a knock on the door Tuesday that will change their lives. The Cerda family, of 5760 Royal Castle Lane in the northwest valley, was told by the cast and crew of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” that it was chosen to have the family's home demolished and rebuilt in seven days. "This is absolutely amazing and we can’t wait,” homeowner Chuck Cerda said.
Hundreds turn out for ‘Extreme Makeover’ pep rally
ABC show to build a home for a Las Vegas family in need
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Something unusual Tuesday afternoon drew the attention of passersby at the Fremont Street Experience: a billboard truck touting the arrival of the ABC reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Las Vegas.”
More to do than just watch cars at NASCAR weekend
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009
Thousands of fans will make the drive in heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic only to join the shoulder-to-shoulder circus at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but not everyone is there for the race.
'Earnhardt and Elvis' car unveiled in Las Vegas
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
Surrounded by showgirls, flying Elvi and adoring fans, a racecar celebrating the legacy of two legends was unveiled Friday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR haulers make Strip detour ahead of races
Annual event marks start of weekend racing at Las Vegas speedway
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
NASCAR enthusiasts from across the country lined Las Vegas Boulevard on Thursday to kick off NASCAR weekend with the second annual Hauler Parade. Forty-eight haulers, towing the precious race cargo, made their way down the Las Vegas Strip with police escorts to the final destination -- the Las Vegas Motor Speedway -- in time for this weekend's competition.
UNLV dedicates multicultural center
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
More than 150 community members, students and faculty came out to the Houssels House at UNLV’s campus for the dedication of the new Multicultural Center-Centro Multicultural on Wednesday.
Baggage handler gets 5 years for stealing guns
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
A former McCarran International Airport baggage handler has been sentenced to five years for stealing guns from the checked baggage of a Las Vegas police officer and the U.S. Air Force.
New exhibit shows history from the cockpit
Smithsonian exhibit features interiors of famous planes, including Enola Gay
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009
The Atomic Testing Museum is hosting “At the controls: The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Looks at Cockpits,” taking a look at the evolution of flight from a different perspective.
MAGIC gives local students a taste of the fashion industry
Friday, Feb. 20, 2009
With the MAGIC fashion industry convention in town, designers and buyers alike are busy scrambling to find looks for next season, but Las Vegas design students also are getting the opportunity to experience the business side of the industry.
Authorities say leave early for NASCAR race
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
Each year procrastinating fans make their way to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway just in time to see the checkered flag fall, so authorities have set up a new plan this year to accommodate the NASCAR Weekend traffic.
UMC gets $1 million gift
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009
UnitedHealthcare Nevada presented the University Medical Center Foundation with $500,000 at the Clark County Commission meeting on Tuesday.
Students get a crash course in music industry
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
About 100 students from Las Vegas joined more than 1,000 students from California earlier this month to talk about the realities of the entertainment industry.
Siegfried & Roy welcome leopard cub to Secret Garden
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
A new baby leopard cub will be ready for its close-up when it is unveiled to the public at The Mirage’s Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat next Wednesday.
Denzel Washington statue unveiled as part of Black History Month
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
In honor of Black History Month, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveiled Denzel Washington on Thursday as the newest addition to the wax museum family.
Call center could bring 1,000 jobs to Las Vegas
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
An agreement reached between a telecommunications company and the city of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency could bring up to 1,000 new jobs to the valley.
Volunteers seek out valley’s homeless for census
Number released in April could show increase from economic downturn
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
By 2 a.m. Thursday, more than 50 volunteers had arrived at the Cambridge Center to help count Las Vegas’ homeless for a mandated census. Volunteers worked two shifts, at 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., and consisted of everyone from UNLV students to those who once were homeless but have left the streets. Guides who once were homeless helped volunteers find locations where people most likely would be staying. The last census in 2007 found more than 11,000 people living on the streets of Las Vegas.
City launches Web site with details on inmates
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
Finding information about inmates at the Las Vegas Detention Center, 3300 Stewart Ave., will become easier now that the city of Las Vegas has launched a new Web site.
Beauty queens don helmets, not crowns for go-kart race
Go-karting just one of many parts of annual Miss America competition
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
Racing down the track at a roaring 25 mph, 52 contestants in the Miss America pageant took a break from rehearsals Sunday to release some competitive energy at the Pole Position Raceway, 4175 S. Arville St., in Las Vegas.
Obama a part of unity message at downtown MLK parade
Parade-goers say president-elect helps make this year's event special
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
Celebration was the unofficial theme of Las Vegas' 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade Monday as dancers and floats made their way down the parade route and crowds of people, many donning Barack Obama T-shirts, cheered them on. "Living the Dream: For One America" was the official theme for this year's parade, which traveled along Fourth Street and ended at Ogden Avenue.
UNLV, food bank partner for food drive
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009
The UNLV athletics department will be a player in helping Three Square Food Bank fill its cupboards on Saturday, as the two organizations are joining together in a food drive before Saturday’s basketball game against Wyoming.
Obama gets early inauguration at Madame Tussauds
Statue to become the fifth president at Las Vegas location
Friday, Jan. 16, 2009
There was no entourage, no grand speech and no time for questions. And the president-elect nearly missed his historic inaugural event. President-elect Barack Obama’s wax likeness almost didn’t make its debut in time at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas because it had been trapped at U.S. Customs at McCarran International Airport since Monday.
Science symposium takes deeper look at Lake Mead
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
The UNLV student union was buzzing with chatter Tuesday, but it wasn’t all about the new semester. Instead, it was about quagga mussels and phytoplankton levels during a gathering of the first Lake Mead Science Symposium.
Violence shakes ‘cleaned up’ neighborhood
Monday, Jan. 12, 2009
Residents and workers along the West Charleston Boulevard corridor were surprised and saddened Monday to hear about nearby violence that had taken place earlier in the day.
Meetings planned to discuss possible school closures
Monday, Jan. 12, 2009
The fates of two Clark County schools will be discussed tonight and Tuesday in light of recent budget cuts.
North Las Vegas students link up to astronauts
Jim Bridger Middle School students have live video session with space station
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009
After five intense minutes awaiting the connection from Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, 17 students from Jim Bridger Middle School students had a rare opportunity when they connected with the International Space Station Thursday.
Gas prices creep up in Las Vegas
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009
Gas prices are nowhere near the $4 mark as they were a few months ago, but for the past two weeks prices have been inching their way upward again in Las Vegas and across the country.
CES to inject $204 million into Vegas economy
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
As the largest annual trade show in North America, expectations are high for the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show to bring a much-needed shot in the arm to the ailing Las Vegas economy.
CityCenter accepting applications for 12,000 jobs
Monday, Jan. 5, 2009
CityCenter is accepting applications beginning today to fill 12,000 positions, the largest employment opportunity available in the country, the company said.
$50,000 at stake in Las Vegas beer pong tourney
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009
The smell of Pabst Blue Ribbon filled the air the past two days at the Flamingo as mostly college-age competitors whittled their challengers down in the opening rounds of the fourth-annual World Series of Beer Pong.
NYE partiers find appeal in Fremont Street Experience
Mixed bag of revelers enjoys laid-back feel of city's downtown
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009
Fancy cocktails that flow freely on the Strip were nowhere to be seen under the Fremont Street Experience’s canopy of lights. Instead, people walked around holding plastic cups shaped as footballs filled to the brim with beer.
291,000 to ring in 2009 in Las Vegas
Number of visitors up slightly on lower room rates
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is expecting 291,000 visitors for New Year’s Eve celebrations tonight, a 2.5 percent increase from the 284,000 people who visited the city last year.
Former circus star seeks return to the high wire
After acts with Ringling and in Russia, Vegas woman looks to overcome hurdles
Monday, Dec. 22, 2008
Forty feet above the ground, a woman daintily danced across a thin wire. The newspapers called her a “prima ballerina on the high wire,” but that was 12 years and several knee surgeries ago. Las Vegas resident Fatima Gadjikovrbanova was once a high-wire star with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and now a little older, she struggles to walk, let alone attempt her old stunts. But that’s what she’s set out to do.
Program granting wishes for Las Vegas homeless
Friday, Dec. 19, 2008
For 34 homeless men and women, Christmas will come early thanks to the Christmas Wish List Program.

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