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‘The Juice’ will be loose: O.J. Simpson is granted parole

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star.

Retrial begins in Vegas for 4 defendants in Bundy standoff

Armed assault and lawful protest were the opposing scenarios presented to a federal jury in Las Vegas as the retrial began for four men who bore assault-style weapons during a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle in April 2014.

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 to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year.

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 West Region and will open against No. 15 Mostly Sports Delco on Saturday, July 15, at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas.

Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

Three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Nashville forward James Neal and Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen were among the high-profile players made available on Sunday for the Vegas Golden Knights to select in the NHL expansion draft. Now it’s on Golden Knights general manager George McPhee to pore over the list of unprotected players and select one from each of the NHL’s 30 teams by Wednesday.

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 the death of a person he was trying to arrest.

Board OKs conditional lease for Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

The board that’s building a new stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas has unanimously approved a lease after months of talks. Labor Union members cheered as the board approved the lease, The Raiders want to start playing in the stadium in 2020.

Raiders purchase land near Las Vegas Strip for new stadium

The Oakland Raiders have bought more than 60 acres near the Las Vegas Strip where their partially tax-funded, 65,000-seat stadium is to be built. Public records filed Monday show a team-owned company paid $77.5 million for four parcels in an area west of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. The team has already taken more than 40,000 refundable $100 deposits for personal seat licenses.

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 in 2014.

Lease: Raiders wouldn’t pay rent at tax-funded Vegas stadium

The Oakland Raiders wouldn’t pay rent at a proposed tax-funded stadium in Las Vegas under the most recent version of a lease agreement unveiled Thursday during a meeting of the public entity overseeing plans for the $1.9 billion project. The stadium authority board justified the lack of rent for the Raiders with the investment that the team is making on the 65,000-seat domed stadium.