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UNLV celebrates state-of-the-art, world-class supercomputer

In a few days, UNLV will be welcoming Intel’s “Cherry Creek” supercomputer, which was ranked in 2013 as the 400th fastest supercomputer in the world and the 41st most energy-efficient and powerful computer in the world.

Las Vegas officials give pep talk on stadium proposal

The city of Las Vegas billed it as a “town hall” meeting to answer questions about a proposed downtown soccer stadium, but Tuesday’s session also turned out to be a pep talk by city staff, its private partners and even Mayor Carolyn Goodman to sell the stadium proposal.

More rain expected from Odile

No longer a hurricane, tropical storm Odile should still have valley residents on alert for possible flash floods this week. The National Weather Service instated a 36-hour flash flood watch from Wednesday morning until Thursday night as Odile pushes moisture into the valley area.

Las Vegas police seek mohawked or ponytailed robber

Las Vegas police are asking the public for help in finding a man they say is behind a string of business robberies this month. The man enters businesses posing as a customer, police said. When the store employee opens the register, the man flashes a handgun and grabs cash from the drawer.

HOA takeover scheme trial delayed again

A federal judge Tuesday once more delayed the long-awaited federal trial of former construction company boss Leon Benzer and five others in a massive scheme to take over Las Vegas-area homeowners associations.

County might help animal shelter with $2.4 million

Clark County might give $2.4 million to help the Animal Foundation’s regional shelter that houses thousands of animals each year.

Doctor gets 44-month prison term in prescription drug case

Las Vegas physician Vinay Bararia was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison Tuesday stemming from his conviction for unlawfully selling painkillers. U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey also placed Bararia on three years of supervised release after prison.

Vegas police seek clues in stabbing death

Las Vegas police said Tuesday they are looking for leads on a homicide that happened earlier in the year when a man’s body appeared in a flood control channel near B Street and Owens Avenue.

Family Services contract aims to reduce mistreatment, foster care placements

Clark County commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement with Las Vegas company Mojave Mental Health to provide safety management services to families and children who are involved in the child welfare system. Services provided under the agreement include behavior management and crisis management, among others, according to a description on a county commission agenda. The estimated value of the services per year is $546,000, with a total estimated cost of $1.6 million, if all options in the contract are used.

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