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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Nevada lawmaker Hansen cleared of illegal trapping charges

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen — who recently gave up his designation as speaker for the 2015 Legislature in an uproar over his comments about women, gays and minorities — has been cleared of charges accusing him of illegal wildlife trapping.

Sports

Johnson shines as Lions blast Bears, 34-17

Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday.

Lions’ ‘Megatron’ fastest to 10,000 yards receiving

Calvin Johnson has become the fastest player to 10,000 yards receiving, reaching the mark in his 115th game. The Detroit star surpassed that milestone in the first half Thursday against the Chicago Bears. Torry Holt reached 10,000 yards in 116 games.

Entertainment

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!

8 terrible Black Friday deals to avoid

Believe it or not, there are some items you should pass on during this major shopping holiday. Here are eight items for which retailers rarely offer the best Black Friday deals.

Uber temporarily suspends operations in Nevada

Uber, the maverick ride-sharing company that has been bending the state’s transportation rules for a month, ceased operations in Nevada late Wednesday, vowing to return when it finds a clear path to operating legally in the state.

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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.”

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