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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is bracing for unusually cold weather as 2014 ends and 2015 starts. The low in the city on New Year's Eve is forecast to be 32 degrees, with the possibility of snow flurries. About 340,000 people are expected to pack the Strip and Las Vegas' downtown Fremont area for festivities.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada National Guard says soldiers are posted at McCarran International Airport and other Las Vegas-area facilities as part of a New Year's Eve holiday contingency plan. Officials say the temporary stationing of soldiers and airmen isn't due to a specific threat, and is being conducted in conjunction with local police, sheriff and first response agencies.
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say there's no indication of criminal activity in the death of a 27-year-old California woman whose body was found in September in the Nevada desert. Nye County deputies say autopsies were conducted by two agencies, but neither could determine what caused Margay Edwards to collapse and die several miles away from her disabled vehicle.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says 3.3 million people visited in November. They say Sin City is well on its way to breaking an all-time record in mid-December with its 40 millionth visitor of the year. The tourism agency says tourists spent an average of about $113 a day an nearly 84 percent of hotel rooms were filled.