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UNR showcases latest drone, robot research

UNR showcased its latest research on drones and robots Friday in an effort to raise awareness about the school’s new program to spur their development.

Make-A-Wish delivers joy in the form of a backyard sanctuary

Vinnie Huebner, 9, got a big surprise on Saturday. Thanks to Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, he was beaming as he played on a swing and explored the new playground that dropped out of the sky into his backyard.

 
Ex-cop convicted in Nevada woman’s death

A former police officer has been found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of careless driving in a New Mexico wreck that killed a 21-year-old Nevada woman.

Prepare to spot odd lights in the sky near Jean

Don’t assume any unusual lights over the Jean dry lake bed 35 miles south of Las Vegas in coming weeks are unidentified flying objects.

LV police: Armed robbers weren’t after apples

Two armed men were not in search of crops when they robbed the Gilcrease Orchard in the north valley on Saturday afternoon, according to Las Vegas police.

‘No notice’ foster children drop-offs impact Child Haven

Crowding at Clark County’s emergency shelter for abused and neglected children isn’t driven solely by a growing number of youth in crisis. Children who have been safely placed in foster care are also swelling the ranks, with foster parents dropping off their charges at Child Haven without advance notice to the Department of Family Services, as is required.

 
Ebola preparations launched months ago in Vegas

A patient in Dallas remains the only Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S., but preparations have been in the works for months about the possibility of Ebola arriving in Southern Nevada.

Las Vegas woman shoots man after six months of stalking

A restraining order and more than 10 calls to police didn’t stop a man from stalking a woman he had dated, according to Las Vegas police. So she shot him in the chest. Just hours later, she appears to have described the incident on social media.

Memories rekindled as Las Vegas veterans tour World War II memorial

A year ago in the midst of a federal government shutdown, Las Vegas veterans visiting the National World War II Memorial had to slip in through a barricade opening on a wet and gray day. For another local group visiting Saturday, it was much more welcoming.

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