Phil Ivey and another big-name professional poker player posted $2.5 million in cash last week to bail out key defendants charged in an international illegal sports betting operation that FBI agents busted at Caesars Palace.
Jesse Jones robbed the Bellagio Friday and escaped with a fat wad of cash, but it didn’t take long for Las Vegas police to find him. Jones, 32, was arrested by Metro SWAT officers Saturday night at the Hard Rock. He wasn’t hard to spot — he has a prominent “White Pride” tattoo above his eyebrows.
Flash flood warnings have been issued for surrounding valley areas Sunday afternoon, the U.S National Weather Service said.
Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names.
The College of Southern Nevada is experimenting with improving retention by restructuring requirements for new students.
A music industry promoter, a Las Vegas lawyer and an mixed martial arts public relations specialist are teaming up to launch a Las Vegas-based business that will book professional MMA fighters for paid appearances at local, national and global businesses and events.
Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
Authorities say eight people have been struck by lightning on Venice’s boardwalk, with a ninth person hit on Southern California’s Catalina Island.
When hot weather arrives, Southern Nevadans join sun worshipers across the country in putting away the sturdy shoes of winter, putting on their sandals and flip-flops, and exposing their feet to the elements.
A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.
Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida’s Gulf Coast near Venice Beach.
As director of the Shenker Academy, a preschool in Summerlin, Specht stays busy even when school’s out. She’s working now with her staff on the curriculum for the upcoming school year and hosting several daily tours for prospective families.
A woman died Sunday after rear-ending a Republic Services truck in the south valley Sunday morning, Henderson police say.
Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
Police in New York say an inebriated man ran over and killed a friend who had climbed out of his car and started walking home because she was worried he was drunk.
Rick Harrison, the star of TV’s “Pawn Stars” and “Pawnography,” plans to build a shopping center of sorts using Xtreme Cubes System on Las Vegas Boulevard South.
Luc Besson’s “Lucy” proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of “Hercules” by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
One of the great scenic wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon attracts millions of visitors annually. Most of them don’t realize what they’re missing by exploring only the attractions along the canyon’s South Rim.
There’s no such thing as a sure thing in Vegas. Well, there is that rule about always splitting eights and aces.
Riders on the Las Vegas Monorail sang karaoke, played poker and crossed their fingers on Saturday that they would win a luxurious prize as part of the monorail’s 10-year anniversary celebration.
When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
A driver struck and seriously injured a woman Saturday while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.
Enrollment through Nevada Health Link might be over for now, but officials with the state’s health insurance exchange haven’t stopped thinking about how to improve sign-ups this fall.
An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.
Every few years, it seems, a new theory emerges about the final resting place of the Teamster Union titan’s body. The name has become part of American mythology. And just last week, PBS devoted an episode of “History Detectives: Special Investigations” to Hoffa’s Houdini act.
It doesn’t sound like the original winner of Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen pageant intends to step aside after a scoring irregularities scandal.
The new and improved Interstate 15 has a flaw — a “collector-distributor” that sends eastbound Beltway traffic into a bottleneck.
Now, Patty Tucker tells her students, remember that you can make a frump frimmage if the langoustine declares yowza and it’s a month with an “r” in it.
The acquisition of slot machine manufacturer International Game Technology by lottery provider GTECH shouldn’t have surprised anyone in gaming. “This is a dance that has been going on for 20 years,” said one gaming industry insider.
It’s Nevada, which, thanks to its demographic, geographic and cultural diversity, serves as the setting for stories in just about every genre of literature — even if its roster of homegrown authors with widespread literary acclaim is, frankly, a bit shorter than it ought to be.
For 23 seasons, hitters tried to outthink Maddux. They failed miserably.
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