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Sept. 21, 2014

6:09 p.m.

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Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot
Members of Operation Grow4Vets said the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400 bags of marijuana-infused products at the Denver Cannabis Giveaway ...

6:06 p.m.

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Seahawks hold off Broncos 26-20 in overtime
Russell Wilson made certain that he never saw the ball in the extra session and ensured the Super Bowl rematch went in favor of the defending champion Seahawks. ...

5 p.m.

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Vikings QB Cassel breaks foot, Bridgewater in
The veteran quarterback fractured several bones in his left foot during a scramble in the second quarter of a 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

4:39 p.m.

Man run over by semi-truck downtown dies
The 50-year-old man was killed some time between 8 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. in a parking lot located at 300 N. 6th Street, near Stewart Avenue, according to police. After the collision, the driver of the semi-truck left the scene and drove south on 6th Street. It is unclear whether he was aware of running over the man, according to Metro.

3:32 p.m.

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Matthews, Maclin lead Eagles over Redskins 37-34
Matthews caught two touchdown passes, Maclin had one, and the Eagles again stormed from behind to win, beating Jackson's Washington Redskins 37-34 on Sunday ...

3:26 p.m.

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Man seen with UVa student faces driving charge
Virginia State Police issued the warrants for Jesse Matthew on Saturday after he left the Charlottesville Police Department's station, authorities said. Matthew came to the station with several family members and asked for a lawyer, they said. He was provided with a lawyer and left in a vehicle, driving at a high rate of speed that endangered other drivers, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said, adding Matthew was at the station for about an hour.

3:19 p.m.

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Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
Still, proponents are laying the groundwork to extend and expand the act in hopes it's not too late for some families to get justice ...

2:15 p.m.

More drought forecast next year for Nevada, across West
More drought forecast next year for Nevada, across West
Below-normal precipitation and normal or above-normal temperatures are forecast in the week ahead, according to the National Weather Service, and experts say the three-year drought isn't likely ...

2:09 p.m.

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SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds of space station supplies for NASA ...

2:04 p.m.

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Citing Joan Rivers, Texas’ Perry backs clinic law
The potential 2016 presidential candidate said the law made Texas safer, even though a federal judge in August blocked a key provision that requires abortion clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards. Had that requirement taken effect, only seven abortion facilities would remain in Texas — down from more than 40 in 2012 ...

1:52 p.m.

Smoke from wildfire cancels Ironman Tahoe events
Smoke from wildfire cancels Ironman Tahoe events
Ironman Lake Tahoe and Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe operations manager Keats McGonigal said the mood was "somber" when the decision was announced ...

1:26 p.m.

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Lions stuff Packers 19-7
The Lions (2-1) came into the game with a secondary decimated by injuries, but that didn't much matter with Rodgers under constant pressure. He was sacked twice and threw for only 162 yards, and Green Bay (1-2) wasn't any better running the ball ...

11:47 a.m.

Pedestrian hit in crosswalk on Sahara
A man was using the crosswalk a against a stop signal when a car didn't see him a hit him, police said.

11:35 a.m.

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East Carolina, Mississippi State move into AP Top 25
The top seven teams are the same as last week, starting with No. 1 Florida State, which escaped 23-17 in overtime against Clemson on Saturday night ...

11:21 a.m.

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UN General Assembly to focus on war on extremists
The head of the so-called Islamic State, a man called Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has not been invited. But the danger posed by his jihadi army will be the overriding theme for an international community horrified by its atrocities in Iraq and Syria, along with a growing concern about random beheadings or larger terror attacks at home inspired by militants abroad ...

11:07 a.m.

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Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash
The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home, Metro Nashville Police said ...

10:53 a.m.

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Thousands fill NYC streets for climate march
Thousands filled the streets Sunday near Columbus Circle and Broadway, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly ...

10:49 a.m.

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9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect
Though a shelter-in-place order had been lifted in the Pocono Mountains community where police have focused their search, they continued to urge residents to be vigilant Sunday as the manhunt continues for Eric Frein ...

10:43 a.m.

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White House intruder identified as Army veteran
Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night's shocking incident as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, and the Army said he had served from 1997 to 2003, when he was discharged, and then again from 2005 to December 2012, when he retired ...

10:06 a.m.

Police: Armed robbers take jewelry, cash from Green Valley store
Police: Armed robbers take jewelry, cash from Green Valley store
At around 5 p.m., two armed robbers entered Red Rock Jewelers, located in The District at Green Valley Ranch, stole money and jewelry and then fled the store in a dark colored Nissan Sedan, according to police.


Sept. 20, 2014

10:23 p.m.

Street racer suffers serious injuries in crash, Metro Police say
Police said two Mazdaspeed3s and a Nissan 240SX were racing east on East Sahara Avenue. As the drivers approached South Caravelle Street, the Mazdaspeed3s made contact. One of them then struck ...

9:30 p.m.

Sun’s Brian Greenspun ‘humbled’ by induction into Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame
Sun’s Brian Greenspun ‘humbled’ by induction into Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame
Greenspun Media Group collects 126 awards in annual statewide contest
The Nevada Press Association honored GMG with 126 awards — including 54 first-place plaques — during a dinner banquet at the ...

3:18 p.m.

Teen riding in truck bed critically injured in rollover crash; driver arrested
Teen riding in truck bed critically injured in rollover crash; driver arrested
The incident happened around 2:55 a.m. Saturday, Metro Police said. A 2000 GMC Sierra carrying six people was making a left turn onto Sahara from southbound Nellis ...


Sept. 19, 2014

9 p.m.

Police make arrests in robbery, shootings at Summerlin park
Police make arrests in robbery, shootings at Summerlin park
Two teenagers have been arrested after police say they connected the pair to a series of robberies and a double shooting earlier this month. An unnamed 17-year-old male identified as ...

8:36 p.m.

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Florida State suspends Winston for entire game
Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made "offensive and vulgar" comments about ...

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