(FOX NEWS) LAS VEGAS – The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal capped more than a week of turmoil sparked by the sale of Nevada's largest newspaper to the family of casino magnate and Republican party kingmaker Sheldon Adelson with an announcement on Tuesday that he's stepping down.
Mike Hengel stunned the newsroom with word that he had accepted a voluntary buyout, according to several staff members who took to Twitter after the announcement. Hengel didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
A "message from the new owners about the future of the Las Vegas Review-Journal," due for publication on the front page on Wednesday, also announces Hengel's departure, along with "other R-J employees."
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