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July 31, 2015

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  • 1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approved

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — For the first time since Nevadans voted to legalize it 15 years ago, medical marijuana is being sold in the state legally. More than 75 people with state-authorized medical cards lined up outside the Silver State ...

  • Ex-Vegas police teen Explorer to seek bail in child sex case

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer says he'll seek bail for a former volunteer Las Vegas police Explorer facing multiple felony charges including lewdness, child sexual assault and kidnapping involving an underage schoolgirl. A Las Vegas judge on Friday ...

  • Armed man shot, killed by Douglas County deputies

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Douglas County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a man after he reportedly pointed weapons at them outside of his Gardnerville home. Deputies had responded Thursday to the home of 48-year-old Mark Perkins after reports that ...

  • MGM Resorts hires former Nevada congressman to brand casino

    7 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford is helping MGM Resorts International make sure the casino company keeps its word to Prince George's County officials and hires at least half its workforce for MGM National Harbor in Maryland ...

  • Broken on arrival, UNLV supercomputer now stronger than ever

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — For a machine with a processing power equivalent to 9,000 laptops running at once, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Cherry Creek supercomputer was anything but strong the day it arrived last November. When Intel unloaded ...

  • Coroner identifies woman found dead in Las Vegas home

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An elderly woman found dead in her Las Vegas home is being investigated as a homicide. KSNV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1MWZcTz ) that the coroner identified the victim as 84-year-old Mary Luebeck Thursday. Officers responded to a residence ...

  • Inmate gets more prison time in Vegas sex trafficking case

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old Nevada prison inmate was sentenced to three to 10 more years in prison after pleading guilty to a Las Vegas Strip sex trafficking charge. State Attorney General Adam Laxalt says Mario Lamont Jones II ...

  • Autism breakthrough: Animation program helps children

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Everyone involved in treating children with autism, from the professionals to the parents to the children with autism themselves, can tell you how frustrating the treatment can be. Carson City's Gary Jesch has used his ...

  • Elko declared disaster area due to drought

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County has been declared a natural disaster area due to damage caused by the severe drought in the region. KRNV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1DUC42E ) that several counties in Idaho, Montana, Utah and Nevada are now natural ...

  • Custom airplane makes emergency landing near Fernley

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A married couple was forced to make an emergency landing in their small custom airplane along U.S. 95 near Fernley. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1MAZuCq ) that the pair were traveling from Wisconsin to California in ...

  • Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel

    15 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a closed airport because it nearly ran out of fuel. Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Thursday that management pilots routinely operate flights to ...

  • 45-year-old female inmate dies in Las Vegas hospital

    17 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prison officials say a 45-year-old female inmate convicted of attempted burglary and drug trafficking has died. Nevada Department of Corrections said Thursday that Laura McCrocklin died the night before at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las ...

  • Police: Man didn't say a word before shooting officer

    17 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say the man officers shot and killed after he shot an officer in the face with a pellet gun Saturday night at a Las Vegas apartment didn't say a word before the shootout. Assistant Sheriff ...

  • 2 wildfires stopped in Elko County in northeast Nevada

    18 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An official says firefighters in northeast Nevada stopped a wildfire that charred nearly 3.5 square miles of grassland and sage in less than a day. U.S. Bureau of Land Management training specialist Mike Ellsworth said Thursday ...

  • Nevada investigating case of E. coli in Lovelock prison

    18 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prison officials say they're investigating one confirmed case and two suspected cases of E. coli bacteria at Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada. The Nevada Department of Corrections said Thursday that the agency is working with ...

  • Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit

    23 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Operators of a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. NV Energy ...

  • APNewsBreak: Man confesses in fatal shooting of Vegas mother

    23 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a mother in a Las Vegas neighborhood says in a taped confession that he mistook her for drug thugs who had threatened him and his family. Defense attorneys want ...

  • Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo appealing DUI conviction

    23 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo is appealing a conviction of driving under the influence and possessing a firearm while intoxicated. Carrillo's lawyer, Larry Dunn, said he's filed a notice of appeal with the Carson City District ...

  • Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a closed airport because it nearly ran out of fuel. Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Thursday that management pilots routinely operate flights to ...

  • Nevada accepting applications for education savings accounts

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Treasurer's Office is now accepting applications for education savings accounts, even though state funds likely won't be flowing into them until April. The office posted the application on its website Wednesday, and will ...

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