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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson's Disease and had retreated from the public even as the band he founded kept performing.

"My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine White, also a member of the band, told The Associated Press on Thursday. "While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."... Read More

Wallet relief: Gas prices drop around the country

U.S. gas prices are at their lowest levels since 2009, according to GasBuddy.com.

Gas prices have continued their decline, falling below $1.80 per gallon which is low, but there's room for gas prices to continue to decline due to a weak seasonal demand.

According to GasBuddy.com's research, $1.79 a gallon, February's start at the pump is the cheapest February start since 2004. In the state of Nevada, we're averaging about $2.28 a gallon which is still pretty cheap, but nowhere near the middle states, averaging as low as $1.21 in some areas.

Other states still averaging over $2 a gallon:

Oregon ($2.01)

New York ($2.05)

Washington ($2.16)

Alaska ($2.39)

California ($2.58)

Hawaii ($2.63)

So what's causing the low gas prices?

Gas Buddy says while the price of crude oil has rebounded, high gasoline supply has so far prevented widespread increases in gas prices... Read More

Man, woman arrested in Henderson killing

Two people are facing murder charges for the shooting death of a man Monday afternoon at a Henderson apartment complex.

Krystal Guice, 23, and Deonte Coleman, 25, were arrested Tuesday morning at a Las Vegas home near West Cheyenne Avenue and North Hualapai Way.

The shooting happened in the area of Green Valley Parkway and La Mesa rive at the Villas at Green Valley. When officers arrived, they found the victim, a 26-year-old man who had several gunshot wounds.

According to police, Guice and the victim shared custody of a 4-year-old child. The victim was walking the child to meet Guice when he was shot. Guice and Coleman left the scene with the child in the car.

The victim's identity has not been released by the coroner... Read More

Henderson Police investigate deadly shooting near Green Valley Parkway

One man is dead following a shooting near Green Valley Parkway and Warm Springs Road in Henderson.

The shooting happened the Villas apartments around 1:20 p.m. The 25-year-old victim died at the scene.

Henderson Police are investigating and looking for a suspect... Read More

Deadline approaches for KLAS-Cox deal

More than 300,000 households in southern Nevada that currently watch KLAS-TV Channel 8 will have to make other arrangements after Friday at midnight. That's when the KLAS signal will no longer be transmitted to all subscribers of Cox Cable.

Despite five months of negotiations with Cox Communications, no deal has been reached regarding what Cox should pay for re-transmitting Channel 8's programs, including next week's Super Bowl broadcast.

The cable company has gone on the offensive with statements about KLAS that KLAS General Manager Lisa Howfield calls "untrue and frankly offensive."

Howfield, who serves as general manager of Nevada's first and most honored television station, has heard just about enough trash talk from Cox Cable.

She says she would be remiss if she does not advise Channel 8 viewers who subscribe to Cox that they will lose the KLAS signal as of midnight Friday... Read More

Jobless rates inch down in Nevada's main metro areas

Unemployment rates are ticking down in Nevada's three main metropolitan areas.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday that Las Vegas' jobless rate inched down a tenth of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in December. The rate dropped to 5.5 percent in the Reno area, down from 5.7 percent a month earlier.

It also ticked down to 6.7 percent in Carson City in December, a drop from 6.8 percent in November. Regional unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted.

The news comes a week after the agency reported that Nevada's overall jobless rate fell to 6.4 percent. That rate is seasonally adjusted.

State economist Bill Anderson said the growing payrolls show businesses have confidence in Nevada's economy... Read More

Boxing champ Mike Tyson selling home near Las Vegas

Mike Tyson has upgraded to a bigger house in his neighborhood and put his former home near Las Vegas up for sale.

Vegas Inc. reports that Clark County records show that the former boxing champ recently bought a two-story, 8,149-square-foot mansion in Henderson for $2.5 million. It's just down the street from his old house.

County records show that Tyson and his wife closed their purchase on Dec. 28.

The new house is in a gated community and has an outdoor fireplace, lush landscaping, marble flooring and a grand entry.

A news release from Luxury Homes of Las Vegas says the brokerage firm has listed Tyson's former home for $1.5 million.

According to county records, Tyson bought the home in 2008 for $1.75 million. ... Read More