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  1. Magnitude-4.8 earthquake felt in Las Vegas, 100 miles from epicenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fox News

    A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend. The U.S. Geological Survey revised an earlier report that pinned the magnitude of Friday's earthquake at 5.4. The temblor hit at 11:47 a.m. about 24 miles southwest of the small town of Caliente, and most of Southern Nevada felt it, along with parts of Utah including St. George and Cedar City, the USGS said.


  2. Todd Starnes School apologizes for banning Jesus from classRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fox News

    UPDATE : Somerset Academy issued a formal written apology to 12-year-old Mackenzie Fraiser late Friday for denying her the right to use a Bible verse in a class assignment. School officials have now agreed to allow the sixth-grader to resubmit her original project, this time with her favorite Bible verse -- John 3:16 -- included.


  3. STARNES: School bans Jesus, Bible from child's assignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Fox News

    Mackenzie Fraiser is 12-years-old. She's a sixth grader at Somerset Academy, a charter school in North Las Vegas, Nevada.


  4. Todd Starnes: School freaks out over boys baseball storage shedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Fox News

    You'd best get out your hip waders, folks - we're about to wade through a steaming pile of government balderdash. The controversy surrounds a storage shed built by the baseball booster club at Arbor View High School in Las Vegas.


  5. Albuquerque police seek UFC champion Jon Jones in hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Fox News

    April 26, 2014: Glover Teixeira ducks under a kick from Jon Jones during the UFC light heavy weight championship fight at Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Md. Albuquerque police are searching for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on Sunday night in connection with a hit-and-run accident.


  6. Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, gunshots and 'gladiator-style' fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | Fox News

    This undated photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows Carlos Manuel Perez Jr., 28. The Clark County Coroner in Las Vegas said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, that Perez's death on Nov. 12, 2014, of multiple gunshots to the head, neck, chest and arms at High Desert State Prison was a homicide. Attorneys for the two inmates involved in a deadly prison brawl are accusing prison guards of instigating the fight to set up a gladiator-style contest and then trying to cover it up by blaming the surviving prisoner.


  7. Woman who designed iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign dies at 91Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Fox News

    File - In this Oct. 4, 2012, file photo, the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" neon sign is outlined in pink lightbulbs in honor of breast cancer awareness month in Las Vegas. Betty Willis, the woman who designed the iconic neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to Las Vegas since 1959 has died.


  8. Travis makes rare appearanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | Fox News

    Country star Randy Travis smiles backstage at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 26, 2004. Travis won the Song of the Year award for "Three Wooden Crosses."


  9. Common Core testing snags continue for Nevada, Montana, North Dakota; federal funds at stakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Fox News

    Federal funding could be at stake as Common Core testing problems continued in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota, state and U.S. officials said. The three states contract with New Hampshire-based Measured Progress to administer the tests that are linked to hotly disputed, federally backed education standards.


  10. Common Core testing server hits capacity, stopped in Nevada, Montana, North DakotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Fox News

    A problem with a computer server is stopping Common Core testing in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota after a previous technical issue delayed it last month, officials said. The three states contract with the New Hampshire-based Measured Progress to administer the tests, which are linked to the hotly disputed federal education standards.


  11. Cops: 2 children killed in accidental vehicle fire in Las Vegas, no criminal charges expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Fox News

    Two children have been killed in what police are calling an accidental vehicle fire at a Las Vegas apartment complex. Investigators say four children were playing in and around a parked minivan Saturday evening at the East Sahara Avenue complex when one of them accidentally set a fire inside it.


  12. Khloe Kardashian says brother Rob struggling with his weightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Fox News

    December 15, 2011. Television personality Rob Kardashian arrives at the opening of the Kardashian Khaos store at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.


  13. Bookkeeper, armored vehicle driver accused of stealing $100,000 from brothel in rural NevadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Fox News

    A brothel employee and an armored vehicle driver from Las Vegas face felony theft charges following their arrests in a months-long investigation of cash disappearing from a Nevada brothel, a sheriff said Monday. Bookkeeper Shiva Zamiri, 42, and Loomis Fargo & Co.


  14. Federal funding in short supply for massive rural water projects in drought-stricken statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | Fox News

    A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. The lifeline, however, might not reach the region for more than a decade, even though officials say some areas don't have that long before wells dry up.


  15. Lawyer for survivor: Nevada prison guard shot 2 prison inmates while their hands were cuffedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Fox News

    A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived. Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. was slain with his hands cuffed behind his back, attorney Alexis Plunkett said.


  16. Coroner rules death of southern Nevada prison inmate shot multiple times Nov. 12 a homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Fox News

    The coroner in Las Vegas says the death of a Nevada state prison inmate by multiple gunshots more than four months ago was a homicide. Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Wednesday that 28-year-old Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. died Nov. 12, 2014, at High Desert State Prison of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck, chest and arms.


  17. Garth Brooks on Miranda Lambert: She's building a 'catalog for the ages'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Fox News

    Miranda Lambert and George Strait sing "Happy Birthday" to Merle Haggard before presenting him with the Crystal Milestone Award at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 6, 2014. Countless superstars call Garth Brooks an influence, but the singer says hes a fan of many of todays stars, as well.


  18. Holly considered suicideRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | Fox News

    "Peepshow" star and former Playboy model Holly Madison arrives for Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year celebration at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada May 15, 2010. Hope Dworaczyk, 25, is Playboy magazine's 2010 Playmate of the Year.


  19. Nevada joins half-dozen states trying to move up 2016 nominating contestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Fox News

    In the seemingly never-ending race to exert more influence on the presidential cycle, Nevada is joining a growing list of states trying to move up the date of their presidential nominating contests. A proposed bill in Nevada's legislature would bump up its current caucuses from February to January -- and change the format to a primary.


  20. Alleged Cosby victim testifies before Nevada LegislatureRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2015 | Fox News

    March 13, 2015. Attorney Gloria Allred, right, listens as Lise-Lotte Lublin testifies in a hearing at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev.


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