A Republic Services garbage truck erupted in flames near downtown Las Vegas Friday afternoon. The truck burst into flames about 3:52 p.m. in the parking lot of Walker Furniture, on Martin Luther King Boulevard near Alta Drive.
A 15-month old Chocolate Staffie mix was found with black electrical tape wound around her muzzle in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Meet Australopithecus deyiremeda, a newly discovered species of hominin that sheds light on our earliest ancestors, scientists say.
When John Wall was recently left off the All-NBA teams (first, second and third), the Washington Wizards guard was upset, posting on his Twitter account, “More Motivation…Keep Sleeping!!”
Union cab drivers for Yellow Checker Star, the second-largest taxi company operating in Clark County, staged a peaceful protest on the Strip that even company management praised.
The sister of the man whose death made Richard Norris’ face transplant possible has come face-to-face with Norris for the first time.
An animated movie that made over $468 million worldwide is “insidious” propaganda, according to Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
A 65-year-old Las Vegas man who grew medical pot in his backyard was acquitted of two felony marijuana charges Friday.
Southern Nevada’s middling housing market will make decent if unimpressive gains in the next 18 months. That was the word Friday from a panel of observers at the spring Las Vegas Housing Outlook, held by local analysis firm Home Builders Research.
Federal prosecutors won’t throw in the towel in their fight to keep alive an illegal gambling case against wealthy Malaysian businessman Paul Phua.
It’s as if Thor himself decided to visit this church in Maine. Warning: it gets surprisingly loud.
A Southern California man suspected to have fatally shot a neighbor on Thursday ended an hours-long standoff with police by killing himself.
“Aloha,” starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams, isn’t great. But, if you can turn off your cynicism for a couple of hours, there are some moments that will make you feel pretty good about life.
If Prince Fielder can’t partake in nachos, then apparently nobody else at the ballpark can, either.
40 years after “Jaws” hit the big screen and Robert Shaw’s boat, the film will now make a reappearance.
A University of Washington fraternity has been ordered to suspend social activities at its off-campus house in Seattle after a female student reported she was raped there during an unauthorized party in which alcoholic beverages were served, officials said on Thursday.
A California man who received a $650,000 settlement after being beaten by about a dozen sheriff’s deputies in a failed attempt to flee on horseback has been charged with felonies connected to the incident.
In the new earthquake extravaganza “San Andreas,” the Hoover Dam is brought down during a 7.1 quake that would make last week’s tremors feel like a Prius driving past your bedroom.
A man already facing dozens of charges in connection with breaking into a woman’s home, taking her family hostage and trying to rape the woman has been indicted on a murder charge, prosecutors said Friday.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, but it might have fewer storms than normal for the third year running — thanks in part to El Niño, the warming of water in the equatorial Pacific, which increases strong wind shear in the Atlantic.
A Vons grocery store in Henderson caught fire Thursday and had to close for the night, according to a Henderson news release.
A woman died early Friday morning after crashing her vehicle into a recycling truck in North Las Vegas, police said.
Parents get notified of bullying, but not abortion?
It’s no secret the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight, and all the massive hype behind it, attracted the largest gathering of high rollers in the city’s history. The wild weekend produced numbers that probably won’t be repeated, possibly for decades.
The Strip’s best April in seven years helped reverse a two-month gaming revenue slide in Nevada. Casinos statewide collected $897.9 million from gamblers during April, a 5.39 increase compared to the same month in 2014.
One person was hospitalized and another was taken into custody after a Thursday night stabbing in downtown Las Vegas, Metro said.
Las Vegas police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman who injured an employee during a robbery at a Siegel Suites, according to a news release.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, who once lived in Las Vegas, made a stop Thursday at Rick Harrison’s Gold and Silver Pawn Shop at 713 S. Las Vegas Boulevard.
Drink more water and try to stay cool, because high temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley will continue through the weekend.
Gov. Brian Sandoval says Yucca Mountain supporters in Congress should give it a rest, there’s no way Nevada can be persuaded to accept a high-level nuclear waste site.
Two Las Vegas men charged with using counterfeit keys to steal checks, credit cards and other information from local mailboxes were arraigned in federal court this week.
With an official high of 97, Thursday was the hottest day the Las Vegas Valley has seen so far this year. But the triple digits are lurking.
Siblings accused in a fatal hatchet attack of a 43-year-old man were back in a Las Vegas courtroom Friday.
The Department of Interior on Thursday proposed added controls across 17 million acres in rural Nevada and northeastern California in a bid to preserve habitat and avoid an endangered species listing for the imperiled sage grouse.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. told the Nevada Gaming Commission the casino company was going through a “painstaking” process to determine how it can restore lost retirement and deferred compensation payments.
On Thursday, several transgender students and their parents addressed the Clark County School Board and repeated their long-standing requests for a policy that accommodates all students, regardless of gender identity and expression, in public facilities such as bathrooms and locker rooms.
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