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Openings set in U.S. court for Bundy standoff retrial in Vegas

A federal jury in Las Vegas is due to hear openings in the retrial of four men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding …


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Tourists, locals buy Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana

Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot …


Long lines greet Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana buys

More than 100 people were in line at one Las Vegas-area dispensary Saturday morning as Nevada became the latest state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes.


Man guilty of Vegas hammer attack avoids charges in killings

Police created a “human decoy,” posing a mannequin like a sleeping homeless person, to catch a man they believe bludgeoned two men to death and injured a third in downtown …


Physician ensnared by drug ring run by his Las Vegas stripper ex-wife gets month in prison

Coeur d’Alene physician Stanley Toelle was sentenced Tuesday to one month in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to misleading tax collectors about his tax returns for 2012 and 2013.


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Few Good Men draw Mostly Sports Delco in The Basketball Tournament

Brackets were released on Tuesday for The Basketball Tournament and Few Good Men could be in store for an interesting opening weekend. Few Good Men is seeded second in the …


Vegas officer who used chokehold charged with manslaughter

A suspended Las Vegas police officer who officials say used an unapproved chokehold has become the first in the department in 27 years to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in …


Marshawn Lynch decided on comeback after Raiders announced move to Las Vegas

For Marshawn Lynch, the decision to come out of retirement and resume his NFL career was made as soon as the league announced his hometown Raiders were leaving for Las …


ACLU criticizes use of neck holds after Vegas man’s death

An unarmed man’s death after Las Vegas police grabbed him in a neck hold has put a much-criticized law enforcement technique to subdue people back in the spotlight.


Unarmed man dies after Vegas officer uses neck technique

Authorities say an unarmed man has died after police officers used a stun gun and a neck grab to subdue him during an arrest on the Las Vegas Strip.


Las Vegas, Phoenix already hit with 100-degree days

It’s only the first week in May, but already Las Vegas and Phoenix have both reached record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures.


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

Two convicted in Bundy ranching standoff in Nevada

A jury in Las Vegas has found two men guilty of federal charges in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch …


Bundy ranching standoff trial in Las Vegas comes to an end

In the latest chapter of the long-running dispute over Western U.S. land policy, lawyers were set Wednesday to make their closing arguments in the trial of six men accused of …


Nevada sports books now allowed to take bets on NFL draft

Football fans who look forward every year to what players their favorite team selects at the NFL draft can now bet on the outcome in Nevada. But some sports books …


NFL players could face discipline for participating in Las Vegas arm-wrestling contest

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman and running back Marshawn Lynch, who is contemplating a return to pro football, were among the 32 current and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Norman Chad: Raiders perfect name for NFL’s nomads

Las Vegas was founded in 1905, the National Football League was founded in 1920. After nearly a century of uncertain coexistence, they finally found each other last week, embracing at …


Vegas might favor the Tar Heels, but Zags fans confident

When it comes to predicting the outcome of tonight’s game, there’s the Las Vegas line and then there’s the Zags line.


Raiders win NFL owners’ approval to move to Las Vegas

Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the …


Police: ‘No apparent reason’ for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire “for no apparent reason” as passengers got off at a stop in the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip

A man riding on a double-decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a …


Oregon woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight

An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas …


Vegas cab driver arrested after sex assault seen on video

Officials say a Las Vegas cab company looking for a woman’s cellphone found, instead, surveillance video footage of their taxi driver sexually assaulting the customer while she was passed out.


Brad Keselowski on pole for NASCAR Las Vegas stop, Martin Truex Jr. 2nd

Brad Keselowski will begin his bid for a third victory in the past four NASCAR Cup races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the pole after topping qualifying Friday night. …


Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR’s busiest market

The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation’s gambling mecca is about to become NASCAR’s busiest market. This week’s announcement that …


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Gonzaga takes time to celebrate championship, look ahead

The execution on the court was on point and so was the post-game celebration. The buzzer sounded on Gonzaga’s 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s in the WCC tournament title game …


Vegas, baby! City will host 2 NASCAR Cup races each year

Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have 2 full NASCAR weekends in 2018 after tourism officials approved a deal to sponsor a second race. The race will come from New Hampshire …


Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski and Rem Bakamus part of five consecutive WCC champs

Fifth-year seniors Przemek Karnowski and walk-on Rem Bakamus have been part of Gonzaga’s five consecutive West Coast Conference tournament championship teams after the Zags’ 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Gonzaga lands trio on WCC all-tournament team

Nigel Williams-Goss, Przemek Karnowski and Johnathan Williams were named to the West Coast Conference All-Tournament team following the Zags’ 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Blanchette: Seeding? Don’t even go there, pal

Dear Mr. Committee Man: Seed this.


Gonzaga’s guards pave way to conference title over Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga finally got its big celebration under the lights when it claimed the West Coast Conference tournament championship,