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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.

Cher lies low when in Sin City

Cher’s concert stand in Las Vegas may be the ultimate representation of Sin City: It’s decadent, glitzy, oversized, over-the-top and a thrill-a-minute experience. But when she leaves the Colosseum at Caesars Palace at the end of her performance, the 62-year-old singer leads a lifestyle quite opposite from the kind that Las Vegas has come to represent.