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Second suspect in Las Vegas pet shop arson captured in Indiana

A man accused of trying to burn down a pet shop with puppies inside was arrested in Crown Point, Ind., by a Chicago based FBI violent crimes task force, the Las Vegas Review-Journal learned late Friday.

Literary Las Vegas: James Bean

Stand-up comedian and casino host James Bean was “on the precipice” of suicide in the spring of 2004. “There I was, failed marriage, struggling father, floundering career in comedy, and absolutely no one to talk to,” he writes in his new book, “When the Humor is Gone.” Bean was well aware of the irony “of me being a comedian, bringing joy and laughter to so many when my own life was in turmoil and despair.”

‘Josephine’ told in be-bopping style as if Baker was singing the tale

Patricia Hruby Powell’s children’s book “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker” is written almost like scat: quick lines, be-bopping here and shooby-loobing there, rising and falling as though Josephine Baker herself was singing the story. It’s infectious, even in the sad parts. Your little one might not notice that hoppity-bop but once you do, you won’t be able to not see it.

Matchmaker has helped couples connect since eighth grade

Patti Novak has been a matchmaker since she was in eighth grade, when her class voted her The Next Ann Landers, but she didn’t go pro until 2001.

September new trial date for Harmon Hotel construction-defect case

A judge said Friday she would begin trial “on or about” Sept. 22 over construction defects at CityCenter’s unfinished Harmon Hotel. The case faces a December deadline mandated by Nevada’s rule that trials must start within five years after filing or face dismissal.

Meet Mike Jaime: world champion

Meet Mike Jaime: 62 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches and 208 pounds.

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