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  • Food

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    We put five uncheeses to the test and found some good, some weird, and one delicious.

  • Las Vegas

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    A man who attacked a woman with a Taser and stole her car was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison this week, according to Daniel Bogden, U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada. Keith Michael Costa, 35, of Las Vegas...

  • General

    Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

    A Las Vegas Strip nightclub patron was shot dead early this morning after he tackled and wrestled with an armed, disgruntled patron who had just shot two security officials at Drai’s nightclub. Metro Sheriff Doug Gillespie identified the suspect as Benjamin Frazier, 41, of Las Vegas.

  • News

    Saturday, July 20, 2013

    Nickia Davis’ voice echoed down Las Vegas Boulevard Saturday morning as she marched about 100 demonstrators from the Heart Attack Grill to the U.S. Courthouse.

  • Weather

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    A thunderstorm swept through the Las Vegas Valley Friday night, setting a rainfall record, causing floods and power outages throughout the area, setting a house on fire and displacing some residents of an apartment complex.

  • Fires

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    The cost of fighting the fire that is threatening more than 500 structures on Mount Charleston has grown to $2.4 million, but officials indicated Sunday the effort was making headway. Officials with the Great Basin Incident Management team, which is directing firefighting efforts on Mount Charleston, said the fire grew by just 50 acres -- from 14,108 acres earlier in the day to 14,158 acres late Sunday afternoon.

  • Breaking News

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    The gold statue rested on a plastic bin Saturday afternoon, munching on a sandwich and taking swigs of water near the Bellagio fountains. The sun was partially blocked by the trees, but the asphalt and car exhaust that emanated from the traffic radiated heat like a furnace.

  • Business

    Saturday, June 1, 2013

    Since Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas’ long-awaited opening, visitors have flooded the water park excited to be the first to explore its towering slides and various attractions.

  • News

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Lake Mead is more than just a body of water leading up to the architectural wonder that is Hoover Dam. A closer look at the lake reveals a region full of hidden gems and activities that go beyond a fun-filled afternoon on the water. There are hiking trails that lead to hot springs, a diversity of wilderness terrains that go from craggy cliffs to flat valleys, and a sunken World War II B-29 bomber among the many areas to explore in the national recreation area.

  • Food

    Saturday, May 25, 2013

    A feeling of apprehension consumed Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar owners Tabitha and John Simmons moments before it opened the doors to its new location on Paradise Road on Friday. Almost a month prior, the restaurant’s old location was shut down by health inspectors after a major salmonella outbreak sickened 294 patrons. The restaurant may have moved only a couple of blocks to its new location, but they wondered, would the customers follow?

  • Breaking News

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Moments before the Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas water park opened on Friday, investor Roger Bulloch faced the crowd from a podium and realized his time was limited.

  • Animals

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

    Rachelle Ryerson made the switch to a vegan lifestyle two years ago. Now Ryerson, a Las Vegas model, says she’s in the best shape of her life, and the public seems to have noticed.

  • Community

    Saturday, April 27, 2013

    Urban geography professor Rex Rowley knows what it’s like to live in Las Vegas. He was a local. It wasn’t until he attended the University of Kansas that Rowley realized just how unusual it was that residents in a city identify themselves as a "local."

  • Food

    Saturday, April 6, 2013

    Paul Kraft fell in love with Wahoo’s Fish Taco 11 years ago in Costa Mesa, Calif. Last year, he decided to combine his love with his work. He obtained franchise rights from the chain and brought Wahoo’s Fish Taco to Las Vegas.

  • Business

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    Although the opening of North Las Vegas’ Craig Ranch Park is just months away, the cash-strapped city is still figuring out how it’s going to pay to maintain the $126 million park.

  • News

    Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

    With fireworks, fanfare and frivolity, Las Vegas once again showed the world Monday night how to put on a New Year's Eve party as 300,000-plus New Year's Eve revelers on the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street braved sub-freezing temperatures to toast the first few ticks of 2013.

  • News

    Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

    Despite a nip in the air as temperatures drop into the 30s, Las Vegas is giving its traditional warm New Year's Eve welcome to hundreds of thousands of visitors tonight throughout the Strip and in the downtown's Fremont Street. As the expected gathering of some 314,000 revelers celebrate, Sun reporters and photographers will be capturing the sights and sounds of celebration.

  • Magic

    Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

    Bill Smith works in a building surrounded by secrets only he can understand. They’re on his cluttered desk, pieces of graph paper with schematics of boxes and torturous-looking contraptions bursting out of a rack of manila folders. Some are recorded on VHS tapes stacked 10-high on his television to be copied to DVD, for his eyes and his customers’ eyes only.

  • Henderson

    Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

    They call him the Dinosaur Man. He lives at 733 Greenway Road in Henderson at a place he calls “Shang-Gri-La-Prehistoric Park,” but the kids who know it, he says, have taken to calling it the Dinosaur House. His front yard is like a scene out of "Jurassic Park." There is a velociraptor, two triceratops and a blue brontosaurus. Baby dinosaurs hatch from eggs on the ground next to dinosaur bones. Everything is dwarfed, however, by the most popular dinosaur of all — front and center is a Tyrannosaurus rex almost the size of his one-story home.

  • Food

    Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

    For years, Steven Overlay and his competitive barbecue team, the Sin City Smokers, struggled with the chicken. Overlay and his team, which includes his wife and her parents, compete in barbecue contests across the country. Overlay does the cooking. His ribs and pork shoulder always earn high marks; striking a balance of flavors from the apple-wood-chip-smoke, spicy dry rub, sweet sauce and velvety meat. His brisket is solid, with its salt-and-pepper garlic rub and hickory-cherry wood smoke flavors. But when it came to chicken, Overlay couldn’t find that balanced “backyard flavor.”

  • A&E

    Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012

    Forget imagining the audience in their underwear; "MythBusters" star Jamie Hyneman overcame stage fright through explosives and danger.

  • North Las Vegas

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

    Three people are hospitalized with stab wounds in what North Las Vegas Police are calling an attempted murder/attempted suicide. Officials said Mario Lopez, 37, was charged with two counts of attempt murder, one count of burglary with a deadly weapon and one count of assault with a deadly weapon in an attack on Lopez's wife and her son.

  • North Las Vegas

    Saturday, June 23, 2012

    A fire at a home in North Las Vegas displaced a family and killed multiple dogs on Saturday, North Las Vegas Fire Department officials said.

  • Breaking News

    Saturday, June 23, 2012

    Metro Police found an elderly man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his home after a standoff that lasted nearly four hours on Saturday.

  • Breaking News

    Saturday, June 23, 2012

    A 2002 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck hit an unmarked Metro Police vehicle on Charleston Boulevard and Buffalo Drive on Friday night while officers were conducting a stop with a different vehicle.

  • Business

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Before first lady Michelle Obama fired up a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters and before she approached the podium at the Henderson Convention Center, she went to Sunrise Coffee.