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Parade honors veterans on 11-11-11

Thousands lined Fourth Street in downtown Las Vegas on Friday to honor the nation’s military veterans in the Veterans Day parade. The parade was the last for a Pearl Harbor survivors group.

War taught valley vets to savor freedom

Today in recognition of Veterans Day, two World War II veterans and a Vietnam War vet share their combat experiences and offer their thoughts on what the national holiday means to them.

Squabbles splinter Occupy Las Vegas

It began as a small protest with an emphasis on ending corporate greed and influence in politics. But the Occupy Las Vegas movement seems to have lost focus as it has grown, with its message plagued by squabbling among protesters that caused the group to split up.

Project Homeless Connect aids people, pets

Pets and their homeless owners lined up early Wednesdy for free vaccinations at
Project Homeless Connect. The annual event brought together dozens of agencies that help the homeless in search of jobs, housing, free food and clothing, haircuts, dental screenings, legal help and other services. Since 2006, their pets have gotten free vaccinations and medications.

Driver crashes vehicle into Las Vegas patrol car

A Las Vegas police officer is being treated for what appears to be minor injuries after a vehicle crashed into his patrol car Wednesday afternoon.