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Rainy weather delays flights at McCarran

Weather around Las Vegas is delaying some flights from entering and leaving McCarran International Airport Friday afternoon. Spokesman Chris Jones said visibility has been the cause of the delays. Travelers are encouraged to check with their airline or McCarran’s website to see if their flight has been delayed.

Nevada jobless rate increases

The recession has wiped out 15 years’ worth of economic growth in some corners of Nevada’s economy, and experts say some of that lost commercial activity could be gone for good.

Cosmopolitan getting early raves

Analysts, casino executives and politicians emerged from opening night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with generally positive impressions of the Strip’s newest hotel-casino even as gambling continued early Thursday morning.

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Oh let it snow, let it snow

The weather grinches have brought about a sledding ban on Mount Charleston due to an unseasonable lack of snow.

Woman who died in home fire identified

A woman found dead earlier this week in a northwest valley home after a small fire was identified Thursday by the Clark County coroner’s office as 25-year-old Lisa Smith.