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Las Vegas makes pitch as international gateway

LAS VEGAS – Never mind “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Perhaps the new slogan for America’s gambling capital should be “Stop over for a quickie in Sin City.” A quick visit, that is. Las Vegas tourism officials are betting that a new air terminal will lure some travelers to use Las Vegas as a regular stopover en route to Asia or other foreign places.

Deputy cleared in Creach shooting

The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot a 74-year-old Spokane Valley pastor last year will face no disciplinary action over the fatal encounter. Deputy Brian Hirzel followed all departmental policies and procedures during the Aug. 25 encounter with Wayne Scott Creach, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Wednesday in announcing the results of his internal investigation. He met with members of the Creach family earlier in the day to advise them of the findings.

New attractions help celebrate Las Vegas’ organized-crime roots

LAS VEGAS – Speakeasies, bootleggers, gun-wielding crime bosses and tough-guy accents pay homage to Las Vegas’ mob roots in a pair of new attractions showcasing Sin City’s criminal history. An interactive attraction featuring gangster memorabilia and commentary from film mobsters James Caan, Mickey Rourke and Frank Vincent opened last month on the Las Vegas Strip.

BSU wins consolation prize

LAS VEGAS – It wasn’t the bowl Boise State wanted to be in, and for the better part of the first half Wednesday night, the Broncos played as if they were thinking about the one that got away. Then Doug Martin raced 84 yards up the middle, and suddenly the MAACO Bowl didn’t look so bad after all.

Boise State downs Utah

Doug Martin shook Boise State out of its brief postseason funk with an 84-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and the 10th-ranked Broncos dominated the rest of the way Wednesday night to beat No. 20 Utah 26-3 in the MAACO Bowl.

Sheriff regrets way vacation decision was made

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is frustrated and caught off-guard by the public reaction to the decision to allow Deputy Brian Hirzel to leave for vacation just hours after he shot and killed a Spokane Valley pastor late last month.

Eden Prairie beats Las Vegas; Roseburg, Midwest City win

Batting last in the order, Eden Prairie right fielder David Belusky provided heroics with a pair of doubles that helped bring the Minnesota team from behind and to within a win of the American Legion World Series championship game. Trailing the Las Vegas Lions 4-1 after five innings, the Minnesota team clawed its way back into the game late Sunday night to defeat the Lions 6-4.