8 stories you missed this weekend

Here’s your look at weekend stories people will be talking about Monday morning. Click the headline to read the full story.

BLM releases Bundy cattle after protesters block southbound I-15

More than 100 head of Cliven Bundy’s confiscated cattle were released from a corral outside of Mesquite after a 20-minute standoff between angry and armed ranchers and law enforcement officers Saturday.

With rifles pointing toward each side and tensions reaching a critical level, federal land officials backed off and agreed to give up the cattle to Bundy’s family and supporters.

The BLM, upset that Bundy has refused to pay about $1 million in grazing fees to the federal government for two decades, had seized at least one-third of his cattle earlier this week. The issue is hardly settled, though.

Long-hauling problem: Insight from two Las Vegas cabdrivers

The Nevada Taxicab Authority has spent years using various tactics to catch long-hauling cabbies and drum them out of the industry.

The RJ made contact with two admitted taxi long-haulers who only agreed to talk about why they do it if their identities are not revealed. Here’s what they had to say.

Megadeth flies born-deaf woman to Vegas for her first rock concert

Remember the incredibly emotional YouTube video of born-deaf Sarah Churman getting an ear implant so she could hear for the first time? Well, she’s coming to Vegas to experience her first rock concert.

Megadeth is flying Churman and her husband Sloan here to see Megadeth and Motorhead Thursday at the Palms, and Megadeth asked her to interview singer Dave Mustaine for a band project.

Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage, endorses Sandoval

Amid raucous debate, Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform and endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval for governor in the June 10 primary despite misgivings by conservatives, his criticism of the process and his absence from the meeting.

Dramatic new look readied for Red Rock Resort

Station Casinos designers will create a “restaurant row” along the Red Rock entrance that fronts Charleston Boulevard. The space will include outdoor entrances and patio seating for four new restaurant concepts. The restaurants will be linked by an outdoor pedestrian walkway that includes landscaping and water features.

On the other side of the building, across from the under-construction Shops at Summerlin, a new parking and drop-off area will be created. Also Station Casinos will enhance an entrance to Red Rock Resort between the food court and movie theaters. The entrance will serve as the connection to the shopping center, with an landscaped walkway and other design elements.

Las Vegan Vargas wins first world title

Jessie Vargas thought he had done enough to become a world champion Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden, and the judges agreed.

The 24-year-old Las Vegan landed enough solid punches to win a 12-round unanimous decision over Khabib Allakhverdiev and become the World Boxing Association regular junior welterweight champion.

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

The babies’ bodies were sent to the Utah medical examiner’s office for tests, including one to determine the cause of death. DNA samples taken from the suspect and her husband will determine definitively whether the two are the parents as investigators believe.

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb.

Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said the 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1. Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative with the process and told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.

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