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65th Aggressor Squadron falls prey to Nellis budget cuts

Nellis Air Force Base closed a chapter Friday in the storied history of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, but the legacy of the pilots who flew its F-15 Eagles continues in the Middle East where their U.S. and coalition sparring partners are bombing Islamic State targets.

 
Rain-swollen Muddy River floods parts of Moapa Valley

Friday night storms left parts of Moapa Valley under water, according to the National Weather Service. The Muddy River in Moapa swelled to 12 feet in less than 90 minutes Friday after intense rainfall on the east side of the Sheep Mountain Range, near Coyote Springs and U.S. Highway 93.

 
NLV police plead for patience, refocus shooting investigation

North Las Vegas police have not yet dropped Patrick Harper, 16, as a suspect in a North Las Vegas shooting that led to the teen being jailed. Harper was released Tuesday when evidence surfaced showing it was unlikely he was at the scene of the shooting.

 
Water main break blocks lanes on Boulder Highway

A broken main water line connector near Boulder Highway and Sahara Avenue blocked two southbound lanes on Thursday morning, according to the Las Vegas Valley Water District.

 
War Machine returns to Vegas court

Jonathan Koppenhaver, the former Bellator MMA and Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter known as War Machine, was back in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday.

 
Snyder focus: UNLV academic reputation, medical school

UNLV President Don Snyder remains focused on growing the university’s academic reputation and creating a medical school so that 20 years from now the school will be “an academic brand name,” he said during his first State of the University address Thursday.

 
Las Vegas police take 100 plants in pot bust

Local and federal narcotics detectives confiscated about $200,000 worth of marijuana plants Thursday in the southwest valley, Las Vegas police said.

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