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July 28, 2014

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'Lucy' smacks down 'Hercules' in box office bout
Photo: Luc Besson stylizes the hell out of Scarlett Johan The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No. 1 spot at the box office. The top 20 movies at U.S. ...
11:28 p.m.
Gaming exec is first woman to head Metro fiscal panel
For the first time, a woman now heads a committee that watches Metro Police’s bottom line, votes on spending and has the power to approve police union contracts. Renee West, chief operating officer of ...
10:15 p.m.
51s use three-run first inning to beat Salt Lake
Josh Satin had an RBI single today for the Las Vegas 51s in a three-run first inning, and followed with a solo home run in his next at bat, helping the 51s beat ...
10:03 p.m.
‘Pawn Stars’ TV star plans stores near famous shop
Photo: Visitors line up outside Gold & Silver Pawn in Las The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line. Gold ...
10:00 p.m.
Rose returns as U.S. basketball team opens camp
Photo: The Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose speaks with the me Derrick Rose says he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard's rigorous play on Monday during the U.S. basketball team's first practice in Las Vegas dictated otherwise. "I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him ...
9:48 p.m.
Former Rebel guard joins coaching staff at Northern Arizona
Photo: Fans rush the court and UNLV guard Kevin Kruger fo Former Rebel Kevin Kruger is leaving his father’s staff at Oklahoma to become an assistant at Northern Arizona, Kruger announced via Twitter earlier today.
7:30 p.m.
Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming
Photo: A bouquet of flowers is set on a warning cone at t A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of ...
7:00 p.m.
Report: Inmate climbed atop basketball hoop to escape
A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and ...
6:15 p.m.
Cement truck crash causes delays on I-15
A two-vehicle accident involving a cement truck caused heavy delays on Interstate 15 this afternoon. The accident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. when a cement truck traveling southbound ...
5:30 p.m.
FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video
The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether ...
5:24 p.m.
Tara Palsha’s teary departure; SLS finds fast friend in Monorail; ‘MDQ,’ ‘Jersey Boys’ represent on tavern scene
Photo: Principal dancer Tara Palsha reacts to a pending k Tara Palsha cried her way through her final performance at “Vegas! The Show” on Friday night. Palsha is leaving this week for New York, to start a new life with her fiance, model Scott Moats, ...
5:09 p.m.
Police facing bigger crowds on streets downtown, on the Strip
Police facing bigger crowds on streets downtown, on the Strip Downtown’s rebirth is gaining so much steam and the way tourists are enjoying Las Vegas is changing so fundamentally that it’s forcing Metro Police to change the way they ...
5:00 p.m.
Judge OKs record-setting $2 billion sale of Clippers
Photo: With her attorney Pierce O'Donnell, right, Shelly A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ...
Updated 6:57 p.m.
‘X Burlesque’ star Shakeera Onstead: ‘Las Vegas is always opening something bigger and better’
Photo: Dancers take the stage as X Burlesque celebrates i Working in “X Burlesque” at the Flamingo has allowed me to really appreciate all that Las Vegas has to offer. Las Vegas is far smaller than most people realize, and for the most part the ...
4:00 p.m.
Police: Woman with 112 cats cited with misdemeanor animal cruelty
A North Las Vegas woman who had 112 cats and a dog removed from her home on Thursday has been cited with a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty, according to North Las Vegas Police. Officers ...
3:40 p.m.
Child suffers minor injuries in apartment fire
Child suffers minor injuries in apartment fire A child was taken to the hospital with a cut and minor smoke inhalation after a mattress caught fire at an apartment this afternoon, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. At 1:27 p.m., firefighters ...
3:17 p.m.
‘X Rocks’ comic John Bizarre: Zen and the art of jocular maintenance in Las Vegas
Photo: Comedian John Bizarre entertains the crowd as X Bu When a standup comic walks onstage at a burlesque show, as I found out the first night I filled in for my wife Nancy Ryan, the audience isn’t really sure what’s happening, and you can ...
3:00 p.m.
McCarran travelers named sixth hottest in US
Photo: An Allegiant Air jet makes its approach to McCarra In honor of National Aviation Day on Aug. 17, millions voted on the top ten airports in the U.S. with the hottest travelers.
2:46 p.m.
Worker killed in accident at Ocean Spray facility in Henderson
Worker killed in accident at Ocean Spray facility in Henderson An Ocean Spray worker died from injuries he suffered in an accident at the company’s Henderson distribution center on Saturday. Ocean Spray confirmed in a statement that...
Updated 5:10 p.m.
Coroner IDs woman killed in crash with garbage truck
A woman who died after her car ran into the back of a Republic Services garbage truck has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as...
1:49 p.m.
Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee, hampers plane crash investigation
Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team ...
1:40 p.m.
Lawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust
A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn't ...
1:38 p.m.
Man charged in teen’s 9-month disappearance
Photo: This booking photo released by the New Hampshire A A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested without...
Updated 4:42 p.m.
Suspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in NYC
Photo: Police officers stand guard at the scene of a shoo A fugitive task force and a sex-assault suspect got into a shootout Monday in Greenwich Village, leaving the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police detective wounded, authorities said. The wounded officers were ...
1:31 p.m.
Man shot during street fight dies at hospital
Metro Police are investigating the slaying of a man who was found suffering from a gunshot wound Saturday night on the corner of Walnut Road and Savory Court, near East Alexander and North Pecos roads. ...
1:09 p.m.
Former program director pleads not guilty in theft of School District funds
A former department head with the Clark County School District pleaded not guilty today to 52 charges related to the theft of nearly $300,000 from her employer. Priscilla Rocha is accused of...
12:27 p.m.
6 more things that always happen in Las Vegas when it rains
Photo: Lightning cracks in this photo taken from the Sout Everything leaks. “The roof leaks at Circus Circus,” reader Brian Olsen reports. “And the airport, and the Flamingo, and any other place built more than 40 years ago,” says Jessica Evans.
11:49 a.m.
Driver killed after being ejected from SUV in rollover crash
Photo: Tow truck drivers clean up after a fatal rollover A man was ejected from a sport utility vehicle and killed when it rolled over on U.S. 95 this morning, authorities said. The Nevada Highway Patrol responded...
Updated 11:50 a.m.
Bellagio robbery suspect spent stolen cash on prostitutes, police say
Bellagio robbery suspect spent stolen cash on prostitutes, police say Metro Police said the suspect they arrested in Friday’s robbery at the Bellagio scored up to $45,000 in cash and proceeded to celebrate by ...
Updated 9:00 p.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
9:40 a.m.
Motorcyclist crashes, hit by truck in North Las Vegas
A motorcyclist was killed after he crashed and was hit by a truck in North Las Vegas this morning, police said. The motorcyclist was traveling...
9:26 a.m.
Flooding does significant damage to homes on Mount Charleston
Flooding does significant damage to homes on Mount Charleston Eight homes in the Rainbow Canyon area of Mount Charleston sustained significant damage from flooding today, officials said. Rainbow Canyon Boulevard became...
Updated 6:38 p.m.
Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion
Photo: In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, custom Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. The $8.5 billion deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. ...
8:14 a.m.
Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10
A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike. Children were playing on a swing when the ...
Updated 9:05 a.m.
Police: Man fatally shot at house party in northwest valley
A 20-year-old man was shot and killed early today at a house party in the in the northwest Las Vegas Valley, Metro Police reported. The shooting occurred...
Updated 12:56 p.m.
Greg Maddux among players enshrined in Hall of Fame
Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Tom Glavi Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even ...
7:48 a.m.
Perry’s border campaign
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a response to the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. He’s calling up the National Guard. To do what? Provide day care?
2:03 a.m.
Historians will recall our leaders’ inaction
When historians look back on 2014, they will note not just how flagrantly Vladimir Putin disregarded international law or how stubbornly Hamas and Israel kept firing missiles at each other. They will also be puzzled ...
2:02 a.m.
Understand the role of Congress
The writer of the July 19 letter “John Boehner should be fired” seems to believe that Congress should obey President Barack Obama in every piece of legislation he proposes.
2:02 a.m.
Shootdown reveals NATO weakness
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has claimed yet another casualty: the NATO alliance.
2:01 a.m.
Securing border isn’t the solution
In response to the July 20 letter “Washington won’t listen to us,” I have a question: What is a secure border? Is it a border that completely stops all travel, trade and traffic? Or one ...
2:01 a.m.
Rice happy to lend Mendenhall Center to Team USA Basketball
Photo: Members of the media and the USA Olympic basketbal This week, and only this week, a college coach other than UNLV’s Dave Rice will have free reign of the Mendenhall Center, UNLV’s two-and-a-half year old basketball training facility. Starting today ...
2:00 a.m.
Chocolatier makes move to Container Park; grocery chain Sprouts up across valley
Chocolatier makes move to Container Park; grocery chain Sprouts up across valley JinJu Chocolates stirs up sweet offerings in its new downtown home as a coffee and doughnut heavyweight opens a new Las Vegas location. Also around town, a growing grocery chain is celebrating its newest location, ...
2:00 a.m.

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