Rams release Michael Sam

Defensive end Michael Sam’s dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams’ 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season.

Whooping cough spreading fast in Delaware

Whooping cough cases in Delaware have quadrupled in the past year. Through August, 202 cases of whooping cough have been reported to health officials. Of those cases, 187 were in Amish country, where many children do not receive vaccinations due to religious beliefs.

Vegas arrest brings tears from blast victim

Kaysee Nitta didn’t cry the night she was burned over 80 percent of her body three months ago, but the 16-year-old’s mother said she cried earlier this week when Michael Brandon Boyd Jr. was arrested on charges that he caused the explosion that severely burned her and six of her classmates.

Second councilman will oppose soccer stadium

Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s push for a publicly subsidized soccer stadium lost steam Friday, when Councilman Bob Coffin said he will vote against the city stadium term sheet with two private partners, while Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said she is “very, very concerned about the amount of taxpayer funds” going to the project.

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ROAD ALERT: Kyle Canyon Road delays

Motorists using Kyle Canyon Road will experience delays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday so that a wide, load-hauling bulldozer can transport materials for the flood diversion berm project.

215 Beltway reopens after vehicle fire

All westbound lanes of the southern 215 Beltway near Eastern Avenue have reopened after a car fire Saturday night, according to the Regional Transportation Commission.

Sports

Rams release Michael Sam

Defensive end Michael Sam’s dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams’ 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season.

First quarter collapse doomed Rebels

Arizona failed to score on its first two offensive possessions Friday night, and the UNLV defense had to be feeling pretty good. But it didn’t take long for Terris Jones-Grigsby to eradicate whatever sense of satisfaction the Rebels defense had.

Entertainment

Waterproof Bluetooth speaker now available online

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, iHome caused quite a stir when they offered a sneak peak at their new waterproof Bluetooth speaker, the iBN6. Today, it’s available online.

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