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  • Breaking News

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    A Metro Police officer was helping hoist a stranded hiker to a rescue helicopter Monday night on Mount Charleston when the officer became detached from the line and fell to his death, Sheriff Doug Gillespie said. The officer, David Vanbuskirk, 36, of Henderson, had been with Metro since 1999.

  • News

    Sunday, July 21, 2013

    It's easy to stereotype the sort of people who attended the annual Mutual UFO Network Symposium in Las Vegas this weekend. After all, it takes a special kind of person to travel to Las Vegas, fork over close to $250 and sit through dozens of speeches about faster-than-light travel, alien DNA analysis and 'new' information about 70-year old alleged alien encounters.

  • Fires

    Sunday, July 14, 2013

    With most residents returning to their homes, massive smoke plumes disappearing and some firefighters returning home, it's becoming more and more apparent that the 28,000-acre wildfire that has blazed on Mount Charleston for the past two weeks is finally coming to a close. However, several problematic borders remain uncontained, and there are possible hot spots and areas where the fire could restart.

  • 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.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    With tens of thousands of people flocking to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Electric Daisy Carnival — many with cellphone in hand — there's no shortage of tweets, images and videos about the weekend's adventures. Here's a sampling of social media postings about the event, the traffic, the music and the wild times.

  • News

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Two drowning incidents involving children in the last week, including one fatality, have been ruled as accidents by Metro Police.

  • News

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Liberace’s ex-lover Scott Thorson has a new place to call home: the Bunny Ranch brothel outside of Reno, where owner Dennis Hof recently bailed him out of jail and hired him as a personal assistant.

  • Music

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    Larry Joe Harness is no stranger to success — as a drummer, a luxury car salesman and a community organizer. But he is also no stranger to defeat.