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  • More air travelers visit Las Vegas in October

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airport officials say 3.8 million travelers flew into and out of Las Vegas in October, more than the same month a year ago. Officials with McCarran International Airport said Tuesday that the number of travelers was up 3.4 percent compared to October 2013. Southwest...

  • Connecticut state offices to close early on Wed.

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says state offices will close early on Thanksgiving eve as a snow storm bears down on Connecticut. The governor also urged residents to travel to their holiday destinations on Tuesday, early Wednesday or Thursday. He said it's important to...

  • Providence Children's Museum director steps down

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The longtime executive director of the Providence Children's Museum is stepping down. The museum says Janice O'Donnell will leave the museum on Friday. O'Donnell was named executive director in 1985, and has been with the museum since 1979, two years after it...

  • Snow could pile up in portions of Rhode Island

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Forecasters say northwestern Rhode Island is expected to bear the brunt of a winter storm headed this way ahead of Thanksgiving. The National Weather Service says the rain and snow is expected to begin Wednesday morning and change to all snow through the...

  • New Jersey Thanksgiving travel, by the numbers

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service is encouraging New Jersey drivers to complete their Thanksgiving travels by 7 a.m. Wednesday, with up to 10 inches of snow forecast in some parts of the state on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The weather forecast calls...

  • Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cuts back on gambling

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as it adapts to fierce competition, the new CEO said in an interview with The Associated Press....

  • WWII Museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II. The simulated experience takes place inside a new 32,000-square-foot pavilion opening...

  • Gas prices drop across Texas amid busy travel time

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas have dropped again as motorists take to the road for the Thanksgiving holiday. AAA Texas on Tuesday reported the statewide average for unleaded this week has settled at $2.60, down from $2.66 last week. Drivers nationwide are...

  • AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids warms up 485 elementary students

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    When cold weather hit this fall, 485 youngsters at Pinello Elementary School in Widefield School District 3 were warm and toasty in new coats. At the same time, $10,000 became available for scholarships for aspiring young musicians at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Music and...

  • AROUND TOWN: It could be a banner year for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation's Empty Stocking Fund

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    This is it. This is the year. "If there were going to be a year, this is it," Jerry Bruni, head of the Bruni Foundation, proclaimed during the kickoff celebration for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund.

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