Majoring in eligibility

The Academic Progress Rate, the measure by which the NCAA tracks eligibility and retention rates of student-athletes, isn’t as straightforward a system as some would believe. It’s like most things in life: Money might be the root of all evil, but it sure does benefit those with the fattest wallets.

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BLM: 2 bulls euthanized during Cliven Bundy cattle roundup

The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday that two bulls were euthanized during the agency’s weeklong roundup of cattle that ended Saturday with an armed standoff between supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents.

Man homesick for prison to be sentenced for bank robbery

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

Police called to Las Vegas McDonald’s to investigate fatal stabbing

Officers responded to a McDonald’s near Sahara Avenue and Rancho Drive on Thursday just before 8:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a man with what looked like stab wounds, police spokesman Larry Hadfield said. He was transported to University Medical Center where he later died.


Fishing report, April 17, 2014

LAKE MEAD — Anglers fishing near Callville Bay and 33 Hole are finding improved action for largemouth bass. Texas rigged worms are productive, and many of the beds are shallow. The top three teams at a bass tournament all finished with five-fish bags topping 24 bags, a bit of a milestone for Lake Mead. When fishing during the spawn, catch-and-release fishing is a good way to improve future opportunity.