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Vigil honors black teen shot by Missouri police

As night descended, about 100 people gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in North Las Vegas and held their candles high in honor of Missouri 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by police on Aug. 9.

PHOTOS: Locals call on Obama to keep immigrant families together

Immigration advocates participated in a vigil on Thursday at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Las Vegas to call on President Barack Obama to use executive order powers to allow families to stay in the country legally.

Housing authority chief gets raise despite shortfall

Despite a projected $1.4 million budget shortfall for fiscal year 2015, the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority board voted 8-5 Thursday to give a raise and a bonus to Executive Director John Hill.

Las Vegan linked to McCarran drug case may be held in Alaska

A judge in Alaska is expected to decide whether a Las Vegas man can be released from federal custody while he awaits charges in connection with smuggling more than 20 pounds of cocaine through McCarran International Airport.

Ex-lawmaker Brooks could soon be free man

Having spent nearly a year-and-a-half behind bars, former Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks could be released from custody Thursday, his lawyer said. Brooks pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, admitting that he had been addicted to marijuana while carrying a .357 Magnum Smith & Wesson revolver.

Rainbow flood control berm work to start in October

The Army Corps of Engineers will start construction of a flood control berm to protect a Mount Charleston community in early October, corps officials said Thursday.

Northbound I-15 reopens

An early morning accident on Northbound Interstate 15, near Washington caused traffic problems, but the highway has reopened.

Ex-federal prosecutor pleads guilty in unpaid taxes case

Lawrence Semenza II, the U.S. attorney for Nevada from 1975 to 1977, pleaded guilty today to failing to file federal individual and corporate income tax returns.

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