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Casino promotions: Feb. 26-March 4
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
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4 trends with famous fans and compelling health claims
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
Brushing your skin, drinking apple cider vinegar, cleaning your face with oil and using foam rollers to give yourself a massage may seem odd, but some swear by these practices.
Aristocrat names Wilson new managing director
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Aristocrat Technologies named Matt Wilson managing director of the Americas on Tuesday. ...
Building situational awareness isn't just for super-spies
Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
Agents of law enforcement and covert ops are trained to have heightened senses and quick reaction time, but it’s useful for anyone to know how to hone situational awareness. It might help you avoid everyday chaos or keep you safe from real danger.
Casino promotions: Feb. 19-25
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
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Burned-out motor causes smoke at Golden Nugget
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
A burned-out elevator motor filled the basement of the Golden Nugget with light smoke this morning, but guests were not affected, according to ...
Formal wear sought for Las Vegas Prom Closet
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Donations of new or gently used formal wear to help homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students will be accepted through March 6 by Project 150 for its Las Vegas Prom Closet. ...
Woman accused of arson in tree fire that spread to building
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
A woman faces two counts of arson after she was accused of setting a fire in a palm tree that spread to a vacant apartment building Tuesday night on ...
Medical-practice managers to meet at Caesars this week
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
New financial reporting regulations will be among the topics when medical-practice administrators and executives meet at Caesars Palace Feb. 19-21. ...
Scientific Games names new COO
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
Scientific Games Corp. announced the appointment of Karin-Joyce ("KJ") Tjon as chief operating officer and president on Monday. ...
Coroner determines woman found dead was strangled
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has determined a woman found dead Friday at a home in the northeast valley was strangled, Metro Police said today. Officers found the woman dead with no signs of ...
Woman burned by warming fire at homeless camp
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
A woman suffered first- and second-degree burns to about 30 percent of her body late Sunday night from a warming fire at a homeless camp near ...
Casino promotions: Feb. 12-18
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
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Save a minute for breakfast
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, but many of us forgo it or settle for junk food because of time, or lack thereof. But there are many options for quick, easy, wholesome breakfast foods, both for children and adults. In the same time it takes to zap some Pop-Tarts, you could enjoy a healthful meal that will set you on the right path for your day ...
Nevada Esports Alliance launches
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
An organization co-founded by Downtown Grand Chairman Seth Schorr dedicated to promoting Nevada in the e-sports industry launched on Thursday. The goal of the Nevada Esports Alliance (NVEA) is to advance the development of Nevada as a global e-sports hub as the video gaming and gambling industries continue to ...
Water park seeks employees for fifth season
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas began accepting online applications today for its fifth season. ...
Police: Report of family disturbance involving gun prompts evacuation
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017
Metro Police said they temporarily evacuated neighboring homes and closed roads as they investigated reports of a male with a gun threatening family members in the northwest valley.
A family disturbance was reported about 9 a.m. at ...
Driver killed in rear-end crash in far northwest valley
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017
The driver of a car was killed this morning after being rear-ended while stopped at an intersection in the far northwest valley, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The crash happened about ...
Note to readers: GMG restores story commenting function, adopts new policy
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
The Las Vegas Sun has resolved a technical problem that caused a disruption in the reader commenting function at and its sister websites and In a related development, GMG is revising its reader commenting policies by disabling comments on ...
Nevada recovery gains momentum, Wells Fargo economists say
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
Nevada’s recovery from the Great Recession gained momentum last year and is poised for stronger gains, according to Wells Fargo Bank economists in a new report. “Construction activity ramped up, and tourism regained a sense of its former strength,” economists Mark Vitner and Jamie Feik wrote. Stronger job growth has encouraged more job seekers to move into the state, they said. Home sales and new home construction have ...
Las Vegas area sees rare January uptick for home prices
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
The median price of existing single-family homes sold in January through GLVAR’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) increased to $238,000. That was up 1.3 percent from December and up 8.7 percent from $219,000 in January 2016.
Man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 13, he met online
Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl he met online, according to Henderson Police. Mario Alston was arrested Wednesday at his home on two counts of ...
Casino promotions: Feb. 5-11
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
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Service for Tony Sacca on Monday
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
A memorial service for longtime Las Vegas entertainer Tony Sacca will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in the Stratosphere Showroom. Sacca, 65, died of a heart attack on Jan. 30. ...
Broadcasting exec Schwarz named new VP at Henderson Chamber
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
Longtime broadcasting executive Dan Schwarz was named vice president of operations for the Henderson Chamber of Commerce this week. ...
Police: School locked down after trio bails from stolen vehicle
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
Metro Police say Matt Kelly Elementary School is locked down this morning as officers search for three people who bailed out of a stolen vehicle. The trio fled the vehicle before ...
The Plaza to host job fair
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
The Plaza Hotel & Casino will host a job fair to hire employees for its rooftop pool and deli-style restaurant from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. ...
Roof collapses as Las Vegas firefighters battle house fire
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
One person and two dogs escaped a house fire today near Sahara Avenue and Rancho Drive before the roof collapsed, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Firefighters battling the blaze retreated from the home before the roof came down, and ...
Pedestrian, 26, hit crossing Flamingo Road dies of his injuries
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
A pedestrian hit by a car last month while crossing Flamingo Road near the Silver Sevens casino has died from his injuries, according to Metro Police. Police said the Clark County Coroner’s Office informed them today of ...
Las Vegas firefighters put out blaze at vacant downtown building
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
A downtown building that was being prepared for demolition caught fire early this morning, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. The fire was reported about 4 a.m. at the old ...
Automatic sprinkler puts out fire at Las Vegas apartment building
Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
An automatic sprinkler put out a mattress fire at a downtown apartment building early today, preventing the blaze from spreading, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials.
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Does your kid need a smartphone?
Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
Technology is ubiquitous, with screens everywhere you turn — in homes, in schools, in cars. Devices can make parenting easier, as can attest any mother or father who has traveled long distances or sat in a waiting room with an antsy child. But technology also complicates parenting. How much screen time is too much? When should I buy my child a phone? And what sort of oversight should parents maintain?
Casino promotions: Jan. 29-Feb. 4
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017
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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at OK Corral bar
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
A man sought in a fatal shooting at a Las Vegas bar and a string of business robberies is under arrest, according to Metro Police. Joel Nuno-Cruz, 24, was arrested Thursday and booked at the county jail on counts of murder, burglary, battery and ...
Patrol: Pedestrian hit, killed on I-15 laid down in freeway
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
A pedestrian killed Thursday on Interstate 15 was involved in a crash before he laid down in the freeway and was hit by a semitractor-trailer, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The incident, which happened about ...
2016 was McCarran’s second-busiest year
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
McCarran International Airport served 47.4 million passengers last year, making 2016 the second-busiest year in the airport’s 68-year history. ...
Police release video of car sought in fatal shooting investigation
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
Metro Police released surveillance video today of a car sought in connection with the death of a man they say was shot last month after confronting a group of graffiti taggers. Officers were dispatched about ...
Driver critically injured after crashing into wall
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
A driver was critically injured this morning after crashing into a wall south of North Pecos Road and Stewart Avenue, according to Metro Police. The single-vehicle crash happened ...
iBorrow provides loan in Sahara Avenue office sale
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
A Los Angeles-based private direct lender for commercial real estate, iBorrow, recently provided a $1.7 million loan to a private group to acquire the Milan Business Center on Sahara Avenue. ...
Man faces arson count after mattress fire at Las Vegas motel
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
A homeless man was arrested early today on an arson count after police found him in a motel room with a burning mattress and a lighter in his hand, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. Nobody was injured, officials said. Metro Police responding ...
Police: People shot at with BB gun at Sunset Park
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
Metro Police say they are investigating reports of two people shooting at passersby with a BB gun this morning at Sunset Park. No injuries have been reported, police said. Initial reports ...
Win the sugar war: Learn to spot hidden sweets and make smart choices
Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
Talk about bittersweet. Last fall, decades-old internal documents from the sugar industry surfaced, and the implications were grim. A researcher at the University of California, San Francisco dug into the past of the powerful Sugar Association, and findings “suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been ...
Casino promotions: Jan. 22-28
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
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How to spot a liar
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
Researchers from the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that people’s capacity to deceive is the major factor that separates humans from other animals. Deception is socially adaptive for humans because it saves us from social and psychological chaos, the scientists said.
10,000th same-sex marriage license issued in Clark County
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
The Clark County Clerk’s Marriage License Bureau and the local business community helped make a Colorado couple's wedding extra special ...
WWII document that spurred 'Nuts!' response displayed at Antique Arms Show
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
The German document that demanded the American surrender and provoked the famous response “Nuts!” from a U.S. general during World War II will be displayed at the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show t the Westgate this weekend.
State of the State: 5 things we’d like to hear tonight
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
Two years after he pushed through a $1.5 billion tax increase to benefit K-12 schools, Gov. Brian Sandoval isn’t expected to lay out a similarly sweeping initiative tonight when ...
Bingo! Classic game goes Xtreme at Santa Fe Station
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
Two themed nights — Xtreme Bingo and Ladies Night — are being introduced at Santa Fe Station’s new bingo room.
Casino promotions: Jan. 15-21
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017
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Putting people on a path to greatness
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017
The president of the Blind Center of Nevada talks about the organization's mission, his inspiration for working with the nonprofit group, and what advice he has for people who want to get involved.

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