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August 27, 2014

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Aug. 27, 2014

6:10 p.m.

Man arrested in bonfire explosion that hurt 7 near Henderson
Man arrested in bonfire explosion that hurt 7 near Henderson
A man was taken into custody this morning in connection with a June 9 bonfire in a desert area south of Henderson that injured seven teenagers. Michael ...

5:30 p.m.

Twitter users defend ‘War Machine’ against assault charges
Twitter users defend ‘War Machine’ against assault charges
Using the hashtag #FreeWarMachine, supporters of Jon Koppenhaver have taken to Twitter to support the former UFC fighter accused of brutally beating his ...

5:14 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Another disgruntled group files suit against Xerox and state
Another disgruntled group files suit against Xerox and state
Insurance brokers sue over denied compensation in 'inept system'
A group of six insurance brokers is headlining a new class-action lawsuit filed against the Silver State Exchange and the tech contractor Xerox. The class represents ...

5:05 p.m.

Nevada allocates $1.4 million for Yucca opposition
Nevada allocates $1.4 million for Yucca opposition
Nevada is gearing up for a new phase in its 25-year fight to prevent the federal government from burying the nation's nuclear waste about 90 miles ...

3:24 p.m.

Photo: People are seen at the Last Stop outdoor shooting
Shooting by 9-year-old girl with Uzi stirs debate over guns
The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering ...

2:54 p.m.

3 charged with Las Vegas-to-Alaska drug conspiracy
3 charged with Las Vegas-to-Alaska drug conspiracy
A Las Vegas airport employee and two other men are accused of conspiring to sneak pounds of cocaine in carry-on bags onto commercial flights to Alaska, according to a federal indictment. ...

2:19 p.m.

Photo: This Aug. 25, 2014, picture shows the Horseshoe Ca
Baltimore’s first casino highlights gaming trend toward urban areas
At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne. The glitz and glamour Tuesday ...

2 p.m.

Police investigating rash of burglaries in southwest valley
Metro Police are trying to identify three young men caught on video outside a home where someone broke a window in a neighborhood that has seen a rash of break-ins. At about 9:30 p.m. on July 2, a homeowner ...

1:10 p.m.

Photo: In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, photo, Omaha polic
‘Cops’ crew member killed in Omaha police shooting
Police who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha struck and killed a crew member with the "Cops" television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun, authorities said Wednesday. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said ...

1:02 p.m.

Truck fire shuts down Interstate 15 North near Apex
Truck fire shuts down Interstate 15 North near Apex
Interstate 15 North was closed near the Apex Industrial Park after a tractor-trailer hauling sheet metal caught fire, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported. The freeway was expected to remain closed until ...

12:47 p.m.

Las Vegas vigil planned for teen killed by police in Missouri
A group of community activists plans to gather Thursday night in Las Vegas to commemorate Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The group has ...

12:38 p.m.

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons
A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. David Barajas cried after the verdict was read and ...

12:15 p.m.

12:36 p.m.

Transport Workers Union gets behind margin tax
A union representing 2,000 casinos employees is throwing its support behind the Education Initiative, also known as the margin tax. The endorsement from the ...

11:15 a.m.

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Mom pleads with ISIS to release captive U.S. journalist
The mother of an American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video message aimed directly at his captors. Shirley Sotloff, who lives in the Miami area, addressed the leader of the Islamic State in seeking ...

10:20 a.m.

Photo: In this Aug. 4, 2014, photo, Cleveland Browns wide
Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended for 2014 season
Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended the entire NFL season for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy. The league announced Wednesday that arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld Gordon's suspension, which the ...

10:17 a.m.

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel
Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebels said. The capture of the post along Syria's de facto border in the Golan held more ...

10:02 a.m.

Photo: Peter Theo Curtis smiles as he talks with reporter
U.S. journalist thankful for work to secure freedom
A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group. Peter Theo Curtis, who was freed Sunday after 22 months in captivity ...

9:32 a.m.

Toddler pulled from backyard pool dies at hospital
A toddler pulled from a backyard swimming pool in North Las Vegas on Monday has died, according to North Las Vegas Police. The child died ...

8:59 a.m.

Video shows girl, 9, firing Uzi before instructor killed
Video shows girl, 9, firing Uzi before instructor killed
A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday ...

8:47 a.m.

Photo: A Japan Airlines jet taxis to a gate at McCarran I
Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.9 percent in July
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.9 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Wednesday show more than 3.7 million people ...

8:41 a.m.

Sources: U.S. considering new relief mission in Iraq
he Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. The mission, if it went forward, would be ...

8:31 a.m.

Police: 911 botches call about child locked in hot car
A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said. Shana Dees said she put her son Jack in his car seat Saturday afternoon and ...

8:22 a.m.

Iowa farmer Chris Soules is ABC’s new ‘Bachelor’
ABC has chosen its next "Bachelor." Chris Soules, who came in third last season on "The Bachelorette," will look for love among 25 women vying for his heart. His selection was announced ...

7:43 a.m.

11:07 a.m.

Photo: A U.S. F-15 fighter takes off in Saudi Arabia in a
Massachusetts-based fighter jet crashes in Virginia
An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's fate was unknown.No injuries were reported on the ground as authorities ...


Aug. 26, 2014

9:40 p.m.

Lawyer wants feds to probe BLM shooting of pedestrian near Red Rock
Lawyer wants feds to probe BLM shooting of pedestrian near Red Rock
A Las Vegas attorney invoked events in Ferguson, Mo., in a call Tuesday for federal prosecutors in Nevada to take over the investigation of the February slaying of ...

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