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Lennon’s ‘lost’ Las Vegas weekends recalled

His musical presence still quakes the Strip, from The Mirage production bearing his rock band’s name to the revolving fab faux’s “woooh!”-ing smaller venues. But John Lennon, slain 30 years ago Wednesday, once had a physical presence in Las Vegas, too. It’s well-documented that the Beatles played in Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 1964, and stayed that night at the Sahara. But few fans realize that Lennon returned twice more to Las Vegas, during his mid-’70s separation from wife Yoko Ono.

Woman dies in traffic accident in south valley

A woman died Sunday afternoon after the car she was traveling in collided with a pickup truck in the south valley, Las Vegas police said. Her identity was not released.

Boosters see Zappos move as latest step in bringing people back to downtown

The announcement that the online clothing retailer Zappos plans to relocate its headquarters to downtown Las Vegas set off a state of fevered joy last week among city leaders and downtown boosters, who said the city center is finally poised on the edge of a great resurgence.