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Nevada coyote hunting contest stirs opposition

A coyote hunting contest on Saturday drew howls of protest from animal welfare advocates. Activists branded the contest as unethical and say they’ll push for legislation to ban similar events in Nevada in the future.

Customers flock to Vegas Walgreens, honor slain clerk

A Las Vegas Walgreens was packed with customers early Saturday afternoon, one day after a store employee was shot and killed by an armed robber.

Vegas police seek help finding man who robbed CVS

Las Vegas police are seeking the public’s help Saturday in identifying a man in connection with a robbery in the central valley.

Vegas cop killings, Bundy standoff among top 10 news stories for 2014

A shooting rampage that left two Las Vegas police officers, a good Samaritan and the two attackers dead, a standoff between the feds and a Southern Nevada rancher, the legalization of gay marriage in the Silver State, and a political storm that left Republicans in charge of the Legislature and all state offices topped the news in 2014.

Downtown vehicle fire hospitalizes one person

Authorities were dispatched to railroad tracks behind the Smith Center for Performing Arts about 8:30 a.m., the fire department said.

Strip gates: Clue that New Year’s party is nearly upon us

Las Vegas celebrates the arrival of the new year better than most cities and part of the fun is turning Las Vegas Boulevard into pedestrians only. That’s why there are gates on the Strip’s major cross streets at the Boulevard.

Protect your plants from freezing temperatures

The freeze is coming. Remember that the coldest is just before dawn. Clear, cloudless skies are more likely to give us lower temperatures and freezing; windy cold is worse than just cold. Cover tender plants before you go to bed and uncover them when it is no longer freezing.

It’s going to be literally freezing cold this weekend

Cover up your pipes and plants and don’t over-water. Las Vegas is about to freeze. So says a meteorologist, who also forecasts high winds that will make Saturday, the weekend and the week beyond colder than the thermometer shows, and a local landscaper, who knows his plants well.

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