Man accused of threatening Las Vegas officers on Facebook

A man accused of threatening two Las Vegas Metro officers on Facebook was ordered held on $500,000 bail Wednesday. DeAndre Allen, whom prosecutors said was affiliated with several gangs, was indicted on two counts of aggravated stalking, two counts of stalking with the use of a computer, one count of intimidating a public officer, and two counts of publishing matter inciting breach of peace.

Hispanic stepfather testifies for defendant in skinhead murder case

The Hispanic stepfather of murder defendant Leland Jones testified Wednesday that the two had a close relationship. “We kept getting closer through the years,” John Sanchez said. Federal prosecutors claim Jones, 33, and co-defendant Ross Hack, 42, were associated with racist skinhead groups when they participated in the deadly shootings of two Las Vegas men in the early morning hours of July 4, 1998.

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Literary Las Vegas: Travis Bowker

Written as a letter to incoming educators, local author Travis Bowker shares his story and strategies for teaching success in “What Teaching Has Taught Me.”

Looming highway construction instills commuter dread

Workers won’t put a shovel in the ground for more than a year, but residents and business people who live and work in the neighborhoods around the Spaghetti Bowl already are growing concerned about the state’s Project Neon transportation improvement project.

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Pranks for nothin’: 51s victimize Viola

One of baseball’s time-honored traditions, pranks usually are perpetrated on unsuspecting players and coaches out of the public eye. But every now and then, a prank will cross the line — literally — onto the playing field for all to see.

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Five things to do around town

Freakshow Wrestling promises magicians, sideshow performers, a zombie invasion and vampires fighting chickens, among other twisted offerings.

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