Rebels hoping to play their best against Mountain West's top teams
If there is a line of demarcation in the Mountain West, UNLV is that line. The Rebels are currently sitting in fifth place in the 11-team conference, and a clear trend has been established this season. Against teams that are below them in the standings ...
Inmate dies of apparent suicide in Nevada prison
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate has died of an apparent suicide. Correctional officers say they found 29-year-old Absalon Traylor dead in his cell Tuesday. He was being held alone at the Southern Desert Correctional Center, about 30 miles north of Las Vegas. Traylor had been at the prison since June 2017 after being sentenced for possessing a firearm while an ex-felon.
Backes scores shootout winner, Bruins top Golden Knights 3-2
LAS VEGAS (AP) - David Backes scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lift Boston to a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night for the Bruins' season-high seventh straight victory. Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand scored in regulation for Boston, which is 8-1-1 in its last 10 on the road - including wins in the first four games of a western trip. The Bruins' win streak is their longest since a 12-game run in 2014. Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots and has now won his last three starts, allowing just three goals along the way. The Bruins, who are 9-0-3 in their last 12 overall, haven't lost in regulation since a 3-2 setback to the New York Rangers on Jan. 19.
Officials find toxin with dead man in Las Vegas apartment
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities in Las Vegas say the lethal toxin ricin was found in an apartment where a 36-year-old man was found dead of a possible drug overdose. Deputy Las Vegas Police Chief Christopher Darcy said Wednesday that a small amount of soupy mash found Monday in a coffee filter appeared to have been processed from natural red castor beans also found in the apartment. Darcy says it's not clear yet how Matthew Joel Friedman died. A coroner's autopsy is pending. But police say Friedman left a suicide note and was found with a syringe and a spoon with a substance found to be heroin.
Woman killed by Vegas Strip tour bus was Venetian employee
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities have identified a 59-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a tour bus in a Las Vegas Strip resort crosswalk last week as a Venetian hotel casino employee. The Clark County coroner said Wednesday that Pamela Kay Lewis of Las Vegas died of multiple injuries in the 6 a.m. Feb. 14 crash in a driveway behind the hotel. Venetian spokeswoman Alyssa Anderson says Lewis worked at the property. She declined additional comment. Police arrested 66-year-old bus driver Gregory Patterson on a felony driving under the influence charge after he told officers he had taken prescription medications and he failed field impairment tests. Patterson's attorney, Jennifer Lee Ferris, did not immediately respond to messages.
Mother returned to Vegas in 1986 missing child murder case
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 60-year-old woman who was arrested in Florida after police in Nevada reopened an investigation of the disappearance of her 3-year-old son in 1986 has been returned to Las Vegas in custody to face a murder charge. A court official said Wednesday that Amy Elizabeth Fleming is due for an initial court appearance Thursday in North Las Vegas. Records show she was booked Tuesday into the Las Vegas jail. Francillon Pierre has never been found. Fleming and then-fiance Lee Luster told police the boy, nicknamed Yo-Yo, wandered away from them at a swap meet. But North Las Vegas police say reconstructed letters that Fleming tore up in jail in 1986, along and new witness accounts implicate her in the boy's death.
Ex-FBI official: 'Crime may have been committed' by Trump
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia.
Tour bus driver jailed after Vegas Strip pedestrian killed
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a 66-year-old tour bus driver was jailed on a felony driving under the influence charge after his bus struck and killed a 59-year-old woman in a crosswalk outside a Las Vegas Strip resort. Police say Gregory Patterson of Las Vegas was arrested following the 6 a.m. Thursday crash at a driveway near The Venetian by officers who suspected he was impaired by "medicinal substances." Patterson's attorney, Jennifer Lee Ferris, did not immediately respond to messages. The Clark County coroner didn't immediately identify the woman. Police say she lived in Las Vegas. A judge ordered Patterson held on $50,000 bail at the Clark County on pending a Feb. 25 hearing at which charges could be filed.
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Matthews scores twice, Maple Leafs beat Vegas 6-3
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews registered his 100th career NHL point in Las Vegas. The third-year sensation notched another milestone Thursday night on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Matthews scored two goals, including the 100th of his career, to lead the Maple Leafs to a 6-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. "I like playing here," said Matthews, whose 100th point came on Dec. 31, 2017. "The two times we've been here the atmosphere is unbelievable, the fans are into it. When you're the opposing team it's an easy game to get into, when the crowd, and the atmosphere, the music and everything is like it is. It's like a big party, so it's fun to play in.
Las Vegas Monorail extension won’t be ready by Raiders stadium opening
With 18 months remaining until the Raiders relocate to Las Vegas and their under-construction $1.8 billion domed stadium, a major transportation project being looked at as a key driver of tourists ...
Lawyer: Client who pleaded guilty to killing girl has died
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A defense lawyer for a man who pleaded guilty the 1986 killing of a 7-year-old North Las Vegas girl says his client died of natural causes while awaiting sentencing. Defense attorney Joseph Abood says 67-year--old Jasper Goddard died Sunday of apparent natural causes at a Las Vegas hospital on Sunday, a month after pleading guilty in the killing of April Rhodes. Abood confirmed the death to the Associated Press on Wednesday after it was reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Kathy Salsbury said she cried partly from a sense of closure when told Monday of the death of her daughter's killer by a retired Reno police detective who worked the case years ago and whom Salsbury credits with solving the crime.
Consumer Portfolio Services: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. (CPSS) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas-based company said it had profit of 22 cents. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 13 cents per share. The auto lender posted revenue of $91.2 million in the period. For the year, the company reported profit of $14.9 million, or 59 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $389.8 million. The company's shares closed at $4.14. A year ago, they were trading at $3.85. _____ This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research.
Golden Knights frustrated after falling to Arizona for fourth straight home loss
The Golden Knights lingered in the locker room longer than usual Tuesday night before media was allowed in, and defenseman Nate Schmidt said it was because coach Gerard Gallant stuck around “spreading some truth.” Gallant did not seem inclined to share ...
Mother said 3-year-old vanished at swap meet, now cops call it a ‘diversion’
More than three decades after police fruitlessly searched a Las Vegas swap meet for a missing 3-year-old, his mother has been charged with murder. Amy Fleming, 60, was arrested in Florida on Jan. 29 and is being extradited to Nevada to face a charge that she killed her son before setting out for the swap meet with the boy's stepfather, Lee Luster, on Aug. 2, 1986.
Blog: Golden Knights allow 3 in third, fall to Coyotes
The Golden Knights' defining characteristic all season was even when they were struggling, they were winning at home. They've won two of their last three games overall, but dating back to before the All-Star break have dropped three straight at T-Mobile Arena, a trend they are looking to buck ...
Residents uneasy as renovated Huntridge Circle Park is set to reopen this spring
But the most noticeable change since the Huntridge Circle Park closed in October, according to residents, is a reduction of noise and crime in the neighborhood. And some are anxious about what will happen when the park reopens in early April ...
The Latest: Police: Torn letters key to 1986 killing of boy
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the arrest of a 60-year-old Florida woman accused of killing her 3-year-old son and reporting the boy missing while living in the Las Vegas area in 1986 (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Police in Nevada say piecing together torn-up jailhouse letters yielded a possible confession that led to the arrest of a Florida woman on a murder warrant in the 1986 disappearance of her 3-year-old son - now presumed dead. North Las Vegas Police Chief Pamela Ojeda said Monday the discovery came after detectives reopened the case in 2017 and tried unsuccessfully to trace the origin of a fraudulent birth certificate application in the name of the missing boy, Francillon Pierre.