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April 23, 2014

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Photo: Cattle graze by the Virgin River near Bunkerville
With a wink and nod, activist plans BundyFest! to protest rancher Cliven Bundy
Bunkerville could be the site of a monthlong anti-Bundy festival dubbed BundyFest! At least, that’s what organizer, activist and author Sean Shealy is promoting on the Internet. The BundyFest! logistics seem outlandish. Shealy says there will be 240 bands playing 24 hours a day between Sept. 5 and Oct. 5. Here’s part of his pitch ...

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April 22, 2014

11 p.m.

Photo: Seniors Jesus Reyes, from left, Daniel Cortes, Den
State lawmakers hear pros, cons of Common Core curriculum
Three years after Nevada adopted the Common Core State Standards, proponents and critics faced off in a 10-hour legislative showdown over whether the new academic benchmarks will ...

10:34 p.m.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle is in critical condition
Pedestrian struck by vehicle is in critical condition
A pedestrian is in critical condition this evening after being struck by a vehicle in the western Las Vegas Valley. The crash happened at ...

10:20 p.m.

Couple barricaded in home with their 2 children, police say
Couple barricaded in home with their 2 children, police say
SWAT officers are staked out in a Las Vegas neighborhood after parents who lost custody of their two children forcibly took them and barricaded themselves in ...

6:30 p.m.

IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 employees who didn’t pay taxes
IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 employees who didn’t pay taxes
Examples of misconduct by workers getting bonuses included misusing government credit cards for travel, drug use, violent threats and fraudulently claiming ...

5:48 p.m.

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Angels slugger Pujols blasts homers Nos. 499 and 500
Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to …

5:45 p.m.

Photo: Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols rounds third base
Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone. The Angels' slugger did it with a pair of shots against the ...

5 p.m.

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Nevada looks bad in report on financial literacy
Do you have a rainy day fund? If you're a Nevadan and you don't, you're apparently ...

4:15 p.m.

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Slot-maker IGT reports slide in quarterly earnings
Las Vegas-based IGT, a manufacturer of slot machines and casino game management systems, reported earnings today for the quarter ending...

4:03 p.m.

Photo: Carpenters frame a home at a residential construct
New home sales down, but prices up
Las Vegas homebuilders sold fewer houses and cut back on construction plans last quarter, but they enjoyed a continued rise in prices. Developers in Southern Nevada sold...

3:27 p.m.

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FBI investigates suspected serial child molester
The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before...

2:31 p.m.

Man arrested in double stabbing at apartment complex
Man arrested in double stabbing at apartment complex
Metro Police have arrested a man suspected in a double stabbing that left one person dead in an apartment complex parking lot. John Russell, 50, was arrested Monday and...

2:03 p.m.

Police: Man tries to rob store with potato, chased off with baseball bat
Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business. WPRI-TV reports...

1:54 p.m.

Photo: Cattle are herded from a holding pen after the Apr
BLM says 6 cattle died in disputed roundup
Six animals died in a federal roundup of cattle that officials say rancher Cliven Bundy allowed to graze illegally for 20 years on public land outside his southern Nevada property, the Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday. Four animals were...

12:51 p.m.

Teen gets prison time in hit-and-run outside NLV church
Teen gets prison time in hit-and-run outside NLV church
An 18-year-old Utah woman who drove away from a crash that injured eight pedestrians outside a North Las Vegas church last summer has been sentenced to...

12:12 p.m.

Police arrest man in string of residential burglaries
Police arrest man in string of residential burglaries
A man suspected in a string of burglaries in Henderson and Las Vegas is no longer circling neighborhoods in his red Ford F-150 pickup truck, authorities said. In a joint effort...

11:46 a.m.

Joe Downtown: City seeking lifeguards, swim instructors
Lifeguards and swim instructors are needed to patrol the waters of city pools this summer. The city has about 35 positions available for...

11:22 a.m.

Police attach explosives to rental car to train dogs, car drives away
Police at the Anchorage airport lost track of a small quantity of explosives used for training bomb-sniffing dogs. The explosive was attached to a rental car that...

11:17 a.m.

Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies
The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states. Justices expressed those concerns...

10:58 a.m.

Las Vegas among 15 cities Democrats considering for 2016 convention
President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating convention in 2016, officials said Tuesday. The DNC is inviting cities...

10:47 a.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama speaks to first responders,
At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors
President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's solidarity with those who ...

10:10 a.m.

Whittemore lawyers say judge can’t change order deferring prison
Lawyers for convicted former Nevada powerbroker Harvey Whittemore are arguing that a federal judge cannot change an order allowing him to stay out of prison until his appeal is decided. Whittemore was convicted last year of...

9:53 a.m.

Nine people injured in two-car crash near Reno
The Washoe County sheriff's office says nine people were taken to the hospital following a two-car collision on Highland Ranch Parkway in Sun Valley north of Reno. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports...

9:31 a.m.

Clark County receives more than 200 applications for medical pot businesses
Clark County receives more than 200 applications for medical pot businesses
Clark County:
Southern Nevada’s green rush is on as more than 100 businesses hurried to file medical marijuana license applications with Clark County before today’s deadline to stake out a claim in what’s expected to be ...

9:13 a.m.

Photo: In this March 19, 2013, photo, singer Justin Biebe
Justin Bieber seeks delay in Florida DUI trial
Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. The 20-year-old pop singer's lawyers filed a motion...

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