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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,


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 74-56 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Orleans Arena …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga answers WCC Tournament tests

The wins came one after another. Eighty- and 90-point nights were routine on the offensive end. Opponents rarely cracked the 60-point barrier.


TV Take: Multiple factors add up to one great Gonzaga team

As Gonzaga completed its seemingly inevitable march to the NCAA Tournament for a 19th consecutive year, there became one unanswerable question.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Gonzaga handles Saint Mary’s again, claims WCC tourney title

No. 4 Gonzaga and No. 19 Saint Mary’s demonstrated why they are the best two teams in the WCC with dominating stretches. The Zags ruled the first half, the Gaels …


After two sleeping homeless men were killed, Las Vegas police used a mannequin as bait

The similarities between two killings of homeless men in Las Vegas prompted police to set a trap: A mannequin, wrapped in blankets like a sleeping homeless man with his head …


Gonzaga-Pacific: 3 keys to Bulldogs’ 82-50 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 82-50 win over Pacific on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Orleans Arena in …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Gonzaga delighted for return of Killian Tillie, nervous about Josh Perkins

The first 20 minutes of Gonzaga’s 82-50 win over Pacific on Saturday night wasn’t a crowd-pleaser.


Blanchette: Gonzaga turns aggressive in second half to reveal the Zags of first 29 games

Did a little research into how the Gonzaga Bulldogs bounced back this season after dropping a tough one and … couldn’t find a thing.