LAS VEGAS (AP) - The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal is leaving after 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.

LAS VEGAS (AP) The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal is leaving after 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.

Mike Hengel told the newsroom late Tuesday that he was accepting a voluntary buyout, according to several staff members who took to Twitter after the announcement.

Some tweets characterized employees as "stunned."

Among them, photographer Kevin Cannon and reporter Bethany Barnes confirmed their postings to The Associated Press. Both declined to comment further.

Hengel has been editor of the Review-Journal since 2010. He didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Adelson's family revealed last week that it bought the Review-Journal and some affiliated publications for $140 million.

Review-Journal Publisher Jason Taylor didn't immediately respond Tuesday to messages.