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September 20, 2014

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  • Maureen Cotton teaches her fourth-grade class at Rex Bell Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Count Day: CCSD enrolls record number of students
    Sept. 19, 2014
    It’s 9:30 a.m., time for morning attendance at Rex Bell Elementary School on one of the most important attendance days of the year. The children, 30 in all, sit quietly at their desks as they wait for their name to be called ...
  • Board recommends $136 million for state building construction, renovations
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Plans for a new Department of Motor Vehicles office in Las Vegas and an execution chamber at the state prison in Ely are being recommended in the state’s building plans for the next two years. UNLV again sought money to ...
  • This Sept. 19, 2011, photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal casino-resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The casino's Internet gambling partner, Ultimate Gaming, said on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, it was ending its alliance with the Taj Mahal and pulling out of the New Jersey online gambling market.
    Ultimate leaving New Jersey online gambling market
    Sept. 19, 2014
    New Jersey's fledgling Internet gambling market lost its first provider Friday when Ultimate Gaming accused its partner, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, of multiple contract breaches and said it is pulling out of New Jersey. Ultimate says it is owed ...
  • A Ford pickup is shown after crashing through the entrance of the Stratosphere on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
    Prosecutor: Charges weren’t ready before suspect in casino crash killed himself
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Drug tests weren't back yet, and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who got out of jail and committed suicide after he was accused of ...
  • Coroner IDs man killed in car, motorcycle collision
    Sept. 19, 2014
    A man killed when a motorcycle and car collided Thursday night in North Las Vegas has been identified as Eric James Howell, 19, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Howell died of ...
  • Coroner IDs man killed in double shooting at apartment complex
    Sept. 19, 2014
    The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died in a double shooting at a valley apartment complex Thursday morning as Arnoldo Hermosillo, 25, of Las Vegas. Hermosillo died of ...
  • Police Chief Timothy J. Longo speaks with reporters at a Hessian Hills apartment as the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham continued on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Charlottesville, Va.
    Police appeal to public in search for Va. student
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student say they searched an apartment of a man they believe was with her the night she went missing but did not have enough information to arrest or detain him. In an emotional appeal Friday, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo asked ...
  • School locked down because of nearby police activity
    Sept. 19, 2014
    A school in North Las Vegas was locked down this afternoon as police responded to a barricade situation nearby, authorities said. John Tartan Elementary School ...
  • Rancher Cliven Bundy poses at his ranch house near Bunkerville, Sunday, May 4, 2014.
    Cliven Bundy says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his
    Sept. 19, 2014
    A Southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents during a cattle roundup in April now says he's seen no proof that his cow caused ...
  • Four-vehicle crash slowing traffic on I-15 near Cheyenne
    Sept. 19, 2014
    A four-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near Cheyenne Avenue is causing traffic delays, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The wreck, which occurred just south of the Cheyenne off-ramp, was ...
  • Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen McCrone arrive for the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Pia bemoans ‘Louboutin separation anxiety’; Newton to cap 150th anniversary all-star show
    Sept. 19, 2014
    In the days since Pia Zadora was injured in a golf cart accident, the entertainer has regained her sense of humor, if not her actual footing. She is to undergo surgery to repair her ankle on Tuesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. It ...
  • Taylor Swift performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
    Celebrity preview: iHeartRadio, Mr. Olympia, 30 Seconds to Mars, Diana Ross, Chippendales
    Sept. 19, 2014
    It’s brains, beauty, brawn and beer this weekend in Las Vegas, and even though 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival superstars will flash their magnetic appeal, it will be the competitors at Mr. Olympia who will flex their muscles along with the handsome hunks of Chippendales at the Rio.
  • Coroner: No crime in fetus found in freezer case
    Sept. 19, 2014
    The coroner in Las Vegas says no crime was committed by a woman who kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year. Medical examiners determined ...
  • No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters ejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.
    After vote to stay in U.K., Scots must heal divide
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide — and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold London politicians to ...
  • John F. Kennedy’s WWII letters sell at auction
    Sept. 19, 2014
    A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate has sold for $200,000 at an auction. RR Auction, a Boston-based auction house, said the sale happened ...
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