Las Vegas Headlines

  • Festival pairs science and fun for week of activities April 24, 2014
    The fourth annual Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival is scheduled from April 25 through May 3 at locations across the valley.
  • Shoshone sisters also couldn’t beat BLM April 24, 2014
    Mary and Carrie Dann never received a visit from the camouflage cavalry, and I’m not sure whether they would have welcomed the support of armed militia. But the story of the Shoshone sisters is worth revisiting in the wake of recent events at Cliven Bundy’s ranch near Bunkerville.
  • Walking tour points out UNLV’s ecosexy spots April 24, 2014
    UNLV got a glimpse Wednesday of the intersection of ecology and sexology with a guided walking tour of campus ecosexy spots. The event included orientation to teach about 15 participants 25 ways to make love to the planet.
  • Chris Brown’s assault trial postponed April 24, 2014
    Singer Chris Brown’s trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.
  • Owing to the dogs: $1 million TV prize has made life better, busier for Olate family, its pets April 24, 2014
    Since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring of a circus to the stage of a reality show, where they won the TV competition “America’s Got Talent,” people pack their performances at large venues and they have been tapped to star in short films bankrolled by Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food company, one of which is set to screen a […]
  • Nevada was once home to the second-deepest mine shaft in the world April 24, 2014
    The Combination Shaft was created in 1875 during the Comstock Lode in Virginia City, said Mike Visher, deputy administrator at the Nevada Minerals Division. It was 3,250 feet deep.
  • Chaos on the range may have left opening for grave robbers April 24, 2014
    As a noisy livestock dispute unfolded in northeastern Clark County, someone with a shovel decided to disturb the peace of one of Gold Butte’s most restful residents. For more than 50 years, the grave of Arthur Coleman sat undisturbed at the long-abandoned Gold Butte town site. But sometime in the past week or weeks, Coleman’s final resting place was dug up, […]
  • Police make arrest in fatal shooting April 24, 2014
    A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Monday shooting that killed one man, according to Las Vegas police. Jonathan Perez, 22, was arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center. He faces charges including first-degree murder, possession of a gun by a prohibited person, and discharging a gun within a structure or prohibited area.
  • Area code change means dialing 10 numbers for Clark County callers April 24, 2014
    Dialing 10 numbers will become mandatory for all local calls made in Clark County starting May 3.
  • Two Clark County teams prepare for National Science Bowl April 24, 2014
    Starting Thursday, five high-schoolers from The Meadows and five students from Hyde Park Middle School’s Academy of Math and Sciences will compete in the four-day National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. The teams qualified for the event after winning the regional science bowl in February and taking home $5,000 for their schools’ science departments.
  • Circle K Stores and Metropolitan Life Insurance accused of misclassifying workers to avoid overtime pay April 24, 2014
    Recent lawsuits in Nevada accuse Circle K Stores Inc. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. of misclassifying employees to avoid paying overtime wages.
  • ‘Digital Shadow’ exposes your Facebook privacy flaws April 24, 2014
    Who knows how successful the ad campaign for a new Ubisoft game “Watch Dogs” will be, but man, is it creepy.
  • High-powered attorney may assist cattle rancher in BLM dispute April 24, 2014
    Flanked by someone who could be their famous new lawyer, the embattled Bundy family plans to unveil possible legal action Thursday in connection with the failed federal roundup of its cattle. The Bundys announced late Wednesday that nationally known conservative public interest attorney Larry Klayman is meeting with rancher Cliven Bundy to discuss a response […]
  • Police ask victims to come forward in child luring case April 24, 2014
    Las Vegas police asked the public for assistance Wednesday in identifying possible victims of a man who was arrested and faces two counts of luring of a child with sexual intent. Jonathan Thyron Thompson, 30, was arrested Monday after Las Vegas police say he had been contacting a juvenile female through social media with the intent of persuading her to have […]
  • Developer of Moapa tribe’s solar project to hold job fair Thursday April 23, 2014
    The company behind the nation’s first utility-scale solar power plant on tribal land will hold a job fair today to hire some of the workers needed to build and operate the facility 40 miles north of Las Vegas.
  • FBI seeks man involved in Saturday bank robbery April 23, 2014
    The FBI asked for the public’s help Wednesday in finding a man involved in a Saturday morning bank robbery near Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard.
  • Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion April 23, 2014
    A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.
  • Female motorist killed, fugitive caught in Kingman police chase April 23, 2014
    Pursuit of a wanted man led to a fatal traffic accident in Kingman Tuesday.
  • Police relay team to carry the names of fallen officers to Carson City memorial April 23, 2014
    Search and rescue officer David VanBuskirk fell to his death during a mountain rescue nine months ago. In a relay race starting Thursday, a baton with his name on it will pass through 126 pairs of hands over nearly 450 miles to a law enforcement memorial in Carson City.
  • Mesquite mayor to step down after moving to Utah April 23, 2014
    Several months after he effectively moved out of the community he was elected to lead, Mesquite Mayor Mark Wier has announced plans to step down. “Effective May 12, I will resign as mayor of Mesquite,” he said at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

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