To hear him describe his life, you’d almost think Mike Miller was the lucky one.
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Las Vegas, a city made famous by infamous men, has no statue honoring one of the most important figures in its history: Teamsters Union titan James Riddle Hoffa. Do you think it should?
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.
Don’t be surprised if methamphetamine is part of the developing story surrounding the July 17 shooting death of 23-year-old Krystal Starr McAdow outside a West Sahara Avenue convenience store, an informed source says.
There was a time Joe Merica had this town by the tail. Don’t remember him? Even his cool name had a finger-popping snap to it that made you think of an endless Happy Hour and the clink of ice in fresh glasses.
Although he never won a World Series of Poker bracelet or a $1 million jackpot, James Garner’s “Maverick” character was the first acceptable gambler portrayed on television. He was handsome, clever, never cheated a sucker — and always outsmarted the bad guys.
Detroit mobster Jack Tocco’s death of natural causes this past week generated barely a ripple of notice in Southern Nevada. But there was a time in the early 1980s when the mere mention of his name was enough to set state and federal law enforcement on the hunt for gangsters in the neon.
Las Vegas has long been a national convention capital, but it’s now obvious it also has emerged as a great place to stage events with political punch.
Harry Reid recently announced he was selling his home in Searchlight and moving to Henderson. Reid’s residence on 110 acres is being bought by a mining company for $1.7 million, according to published reports.
Every four years the inquiry is made repeatedly and breathlessly: Will soccer ever catch on in the United States as it has around the rest of the world?
As a heavyweight fighter, Gary Bates lacked great power. His speed was barely average, and compared to some of the giants he battled he was downright short-armed.
Rick Rizzolo figured the federal agents who turned up at his door Wednesday were kidding him. He’s funny that way.
There’s something about gritty downtown’s rebirth that seems familiar to Irish artist Graham Knuttel.
I don’t know if you can dance to Austrian rapper Kilez More’s “Klimawandel (Klimaluge), Klimaschwindel,” but on Monday night some Strip visitors found out.
Perhaps one day law enforcement officials will acknowledge that Las Vegas has emerged as a national crossroads for oxycodone abuse and trafficking.
You know those crazy Nevadans — any excuse for a party. It’s that way in 2014 as the Silver State celebrates its 150 anniversary with a calendar full of pomp and commemoration.
Republican attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt continues to get the cold shoulder from unlikely places.
If you’re like a lot of people bewildered by the campaign season, you have probably wondered how you, too, might run for public office.
Given the romance that Americans have enjoyed with the Pony Express era, you would be forgiven for thinking those courageous riders were in the saddle for decades instead of just 18 months from April 1860 to October 1861.
Las Vegas Township Constable John Bonaventura and Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins have unintentionally provided so many punch lines during their political careers that it would be easy to write off their latest episode as just another bit of tired lounge comedy.
Louise and Laurence Gaskins have always taken pride in their modest home on Mary Ann Avenue, and for years it served their family well.
He saw the question coming, but then who wouldn’t? Having failed to receive a recommendation from the Clark County Commission for a coveted state medical marijuana dispensary license for Southern Nevada, the jilted applicant knew he’d be asked if he was just a sore loser.
Obituaries are fine as far as they go, but the real news value isn’t found in a person’s death. It’s how he lived that counts. I was reminded of that after news of the death of KSNV-TV station owner and attorney Jim Rogers circulated through the local media. Rogers died Saturday. He was 75.
She was born in 1844 to the Northern Paiute people near the Humboldt River. Her parents named her Thocmetony after the beautiful shell flower that manages to bloom following even the harshest winter on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada.
Even in death, Officer Alyn Beck was responsible for helping to save lives on June 8 and stop two killers who were trying to carry out a revolution of hate.