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October 21, 2014

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  • California man gets 19 years in Nevada meth conspiracy
    Oct. 21, 2014
    A 42-year-old California man who federal prosecutors say was the ring-leader of a methamphetamine trafficking operation in northern Nevada has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison. Judge Larry Hicks also ordered ...
  • Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano at Caesars Palace on Sept. 28, 2011.
    Elton John extends residency at Caesars Palace through 2017
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The new, three-year run of shows at the Colosseum starts Jan. 16, and tickets for performances from Jan. 16-24, March 18-31 and April 3-14 go on sale Sunday.
  • 2nd suspect arrested in deadly west valley home invasion
    Oct. 21, 2014
    A man suspected of participating in a home invasion last month that left a man dead was arrested Monday, Metro Police said. Robert Figueroa, 28, was booked ...
  • A view of the pool at Oasis at Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The Oasis, a boutique hotel owned and operated by the Downtown Project, officially unveiled renovations during a tour Tuesday.
    Downtown Project shows off Oasis boutique hotel
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The Downtown Project has entered the hotel business. The $350 million campaign to transform the once-blighted area around East Fremont Street now includes a 44-room boutique hotel: Oasis at Gold Spike. The Oasis marks the Downtown Project’s first venture into the hotel business and serves as another tactic to ...
  • Top professional bull riders Guilherme Marchi, Mike Lee, J.B. Mauney, Joao Ricardo Vieira, Fabiano Vieira and Silvano Alves stand with showgirls and the 2014 PBR Championship Trophy at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The world’s top bull riders and the fiercest bucking bulls in the business return to UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center for the 21st consecutive year from Oct. 22-26 for the world’s richest bull riding event.
    Five days of thrilling PBR battles in richest bull-riding event on Earth
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Thousands of rodeo fans in Stetsons and silver-spur boots will be on and off the Strip to cheer on the competitors. Professional Bull Riders continues as “America’s fastest-growing sport” with CBS Sports providing daily coverage.
  • Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop New Jersey sports betting
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA have made another court filing in their efforts to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. The order to show cause was filed ...
  • This frame grab from undated video uploaded by militants shows an Islamic State group militant looking through some items from a seized cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces. The weapons were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in the Syrian town of Kobani, near the border with Turkey, activists said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The video appeared authentic and corresponded to The Associated Press' reporting of the event.
    Islamic State fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache of weapons included ...
  • FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis in Syria
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped ...
  • Downtown school evacuated after theater curtain smolders
    Oct. 21, 2014
    A small fire at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts this morning caused about $5,000 damage and prompted a brief evacuation, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. A stage curtain in the theater ...
  • In this Sept. 3, 2014, photo, Dallas Cowboys practice squad player defensive end Michael Sam speaks to reporters after team practice at the team's headquarters in Irving, Texas.
    Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after ...
  • DJ Danger, aka Joe Jonas, at Foxtail on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in SLS Las Vegas.
    DJ Danger, aka Joe Jonas, makes his debut at Foxtail in SLS Las Vegas
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Twenty-five-year-old musician and actor Joe Jonas, minus brothers Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas, remixed a variety of Top 40 tracks as he kept the party going into the early hours of the morning.
  • Committee being formed to address ballooning jail costs
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Citing a $28 million deficit at Clark County’s downtown jail, Metro Police officials this morning said the department needs help tackling the facility’s ballooning costs. Metro Deputy Chief Todd Fasulo, who oversees ...
  • The 2013 Global Rallycross finals at Festival Grounds on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, across from the Luxor.
    Linq to host Red Bull Global Rallycross auto race
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Auto racing is coming to the Linq next month. The Strip’s fledgling open-air mall and entertainment complex will host the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship finale Nov. 4 and 5. The race will be held at the ...
  • A Metro Police crime scene truck is parked by a home in the 8500 block of Berkley Hall Street, near West Grand Teton Drive and North Buffalo Drive Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. A woman is dead and a man suffered substantial injuries after a domestic dispute at the house this morning, police said.
    Police: Stormy relationship, divorce ends with fatal stabbing
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The couple’s stormy relationship ended in divorce last month, but that didn’t prevent a final argument that police say left a Clark County School District employee ...
  • Republican congressional nominee Cresent Hardy, left, is running against Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford in the November general election.
    Conservative PAC buying $820,000 of TV ads aimed at Horsford
    Oct. 21, 2014
    In a campaign season that’s seen just a trickle of outside spending in Nevada, a national Republican political action committee is buying a surprise wave of political ads to influence ...
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