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Q-and-A with Clark County sheriff’s candidate Larry Burns

Retired Las Vegas police Capt. Larry Burns, 56, is the officers’ choice to replace Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, and he’s within striking distance of the favorite, Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, in the final weeks leading up to the election.

Q-and-A with Clark County sheriff’s candidate Joe Lombardo

Las Vegas police Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, 52, is currently outgoing Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie’s right-hand man. But if Lombardo wants to win, he’ll have to go through popular retired Captain Larry Burns.

Dog dies, four people displaced in pair of fires

Two weekend house fires that displaced four people and killed a dog were likely caused by electrical issues, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said on Sunday.

Every pot cloud has a silver lining

The Silver State’s two-pronged approach to medical marijuana permitting has acquitted itself nicely, especially when stacked up against oft-criticized systems in Colorado and California, an investor banker says.

Man hospitalized after fireworks exploded in hand

A man picking up fireworks was hospitalized after they exploded while he held them in Henderson Sunday afternoon, city officials said.

Question 2: Golden tool for Nevada legislators

Nevada voters will decide next month whether to give lawmakers the power to raise mining taxes — a revenue source long decried by critics as an under-tapped funding spigot shielded by the state constitution.

Royale project stirs LV excitement, doubts

At 17 stories, complete with more than 34,500 square feet of office and retail space, the Royale at Casino Center could become the biggest mixed-use development built between Fremont Street and Charleston Boulevard since contractors broke ground on the Juhl in 2008.

Yearlong Harmon Hotel defects trial to start

Six years after defects at Harmon Hotel were discovered and construction stopped at 26 floors, the massive legal dispute between CityCenter and the hotel’s builders is heading to trial. Like the demolition of the hotel, the trial is expected to last a year.

Nevadan, 77, sentenced to life for rapes

A 77-year-old Elko County man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of raping and molesting three young step-relatives.

Man arrested for DUI after girl killed in crash

One child was killed, a toddler is in serious condition and a 70-year-old man was arrested for DUI after a Saturday afternoon crash in the northeast valley.