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Vegas police: Armed man shot dead in home with woman hostage

Aug. 10, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police shot and killed a man they said was armed, wanted for questioning about several neighborhood fires and eluded an officer’s gunshot during a chase before taking a woman hostage, authorities said Monday. The woman was not harmed, but police Capt. Nichole Splinter said...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) skates against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights think they are primed for another deep playoff run, especially with Max Pacioretty set to return after missing round-robin play with a minor injury. Standing in their way are Jonathan Toews and the resurgent Chicago Blackhawks. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Pacioretty, Golden Knights to take on resurgent Blackhawks

Aug. 10, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

Max Pacioretty used some weights and a stationary bike to work out in his room during his quarantine period inside the NHL bubble in Edmonton. He rejoined the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday and skated with the team the past couple of days. He's ready to go. Well as ready as he can be to step right into the NHL...

Nevada reports 742 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Aug. 10, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Health officials in Nevada on Monday reported 742 new confirmed coronavirus cases and six additional deaths, bringing the state’s total to 56,972 cases and 963 known deaths since the start of the pandemic. Although Nevada's 10.5% overall test positivity rate remains...

Connecticut Sun's Brionna Jones, left, reaches back to tie up a rebound with Chicago Sky's Cheyenne Parker during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

All good: WNBA has reported no positive coronavirus tests

Aug. 10, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

One month into the season and the WNBA bubble seems to be working. There have been no positive tests for coronavirus since the initial round of testing when the players arrived in Florida at IMG Academy. Seven players had tested positive for COVID-19 in the days leading up to arriving in Bradenton, but there have...

Judge denies bail for Las Vegas driver who killed 2 teens

Aug. 10, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman who killed two teenage girls after allegedly driving under the influence has been denied bail. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Cynthia Cruz called 38-year-old Ebone Whitaker “an extreme risk to the community.” She was...

Nevada reports 811 new coronavirus cases and 8 more deaths

Aug. 9, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 811 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide and eight additional deaths. That brings the state’s total to 56,230 cases and at least 957 known deaths since the pandemic began. The Southern Nevada Health District reports 770 deaths, or...

Las Vegas police investigate stabbing of man who later died

Aug. 9, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas said they are investigating a homicide after a man was found stabbed. Metro Police investigators said a passerby noticed a man lying on the ground early Sunday and called 911. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the man had stab wounds. He was...

Bruce Morelan poses for a portrait holding a rare 1794 U.S. silver dollar, said to be among the first ever minted, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. Morelan, owner of the silver dollar said to be among most expensive ever sold, is preparing to put the coin up for public auction in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

$10M 'Flowing Hair' 1794 US dollar set for auction in Vegas

Aug. 9, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The owner of a 1794 U.S. silver dollar said to be among the first ever minted and shown to be the most expensive ever sold is preparing to put the coin up for public auction in Las Vegas. Experts say the piece dubbed the Flowing Hair Silver Dollar might again fetch the $10 million that Las...

Las Vegas man pleads guilty in straw purchase of 10 rifles

Aug. 8, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors says a Las Vegas man could face prison time after pleading guilty to making a straw purchase of 10 semiautomatic rifles. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Nevada says Ethan Erhardt, 37, pleaded guilty Friday and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 13 by U.S. District Judge...

Wilson takes over down stretch dealing Aces past Sparks

Aug. 7, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 26 points with 11 rebounds and Angel McCoughtry added 24 and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Los Angeles Sparks 86-82 on Friday night. Wilson — who recorded her fourth consecutive double-double — finished 11-of-19 shooting and scored 12 in the...