Scooter rider seriously hurt in Wednesday night crash

A scooter rider suffered substantial injuries after a crash with a vehicle Wednesday night in the west valley, Las Vegas police said. Medics and police were called to the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue about 7 p.m. after the collision, Metro Lt. Joel Martin said.

Child drowns at southwest valley home

A child drowned in a southwest valley residence Wednesday night, Las Vegas police said. Medics and police were called about 6:15 p.m. to the 5600 block of Artesia Lake Court, near Russell Road and Jones Boulevard, Metro Lt. Joe Martin said.

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Children rescued after being buried by snow plow

Two boys who had gone out to build a snow fort were inadvertently trapped for several hours in a Newburgh, New York, snow bank when a plow operator clearing a parking lot pushed snow over them, not realizing they were there, officials said.

Hansen seeks to limit BLM, Forest Service police powers

Spurred in part by the BLM’s April roundup of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle that brought an armed confrontation between federal agents and Bundy supporters, Assemblyman Ira Hansen is pushing for a bill in the 2015 legislative session that would prohibit BLM and Forest Service law officers from enforcing state laws.

Sports

Entertainment

You’re not fooling us anymore, reality TV

So, all over the gossip rags on Thanksgrabbing-Eve is this peddled story about how Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s tumultuous marriage has been damaged, blah blah blah, because he cheated on her, blah blah, blah …

Business

Clean your plate to save the planet

A cornucopia overflowing with the bountiful fall harvest is a traditional symbol of Thanksgiving. But, in many American households, that symbol should instead be an overflowing trashcan, with the average U.S. family now throwing away a reported 25 percent of its Thanksgiving Day dinner!

Nation and World

Children rescued after being buried by snow plow

Two boys who had gone out to build a snow fort were inadvertently trapped for several hours in a Newburgh, New York, snow bank when a plow operator clearing a parking lot pushed snow over them, not realizing they were there, officials said.

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Give thanks — you live in the United States

Is the United States broken? Are we hopelessly divided by race and culture? Millions of Americans look at the violence in Ferguson, Mo., and say, “Yes.” Millions more see President Barack Obama rewriting immigration law by executive order and say, “Yes.”

Life

Free HIV tests offered on World AIDS Day Monday

In the wake of a new report that the majority of people with HIV fail to properly control their condition, the Southern Nevada Health District will offer free HIV testing Monday at two Las Vegas locations.

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