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September 29, 2016

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  • Reno police crack down on street racing

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police plan to step up enforcement efforts against street racing over the next several weeks. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/2dBQVKe ) that the crackdown comes after police cited 16 spectators at an illegal motorcycle race ...

  • Police: Man guilty in butcher knife slaying attacked guard

    12 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a Las Vegas man convicted of stabbing his fiance with a butcher knife attacked a jail guard just days after a jury decided he should serve at least 20 years in prison. Officer Larry ...

  • Man in crash that killed pregnant Reno woman was intoxicated

    13 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police say a driver who fatally struck a woman and her unborn baby in August had a blood-alcohol level that was almost twice the legal limit and had a substance in his car that's believed ...

  • Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

    15 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members are calling the public to boycott Donald Trump's businesses nationwide because he isn't negotiating a contract with Las Vegas hotel workers. UNITE HERE announced the effort this week. The group is the parent organization ...

  • The Latest: Friend: Starbucks victim was Georgian immigrant

    16 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a weekend shooting at a Starbucks in Las Vegas that left one man dead (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A friend says a man shot and killed at a Las Vegas Starbucks over ...

  • Nevada judges ask residents to respond to jury duty summons

    19 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada judges and court officials are launching a campaign to get more people to respond to summonses for jury services. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2dfio5d ) that 30-second public service announcements are running on local ...

  • Worker dies 2 weeks after fall at Nevada mine

    19 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nevada (AP) — A miner who spent two weeks on life support after falling off equipment at a Nevada mine has died. The Elko Daily Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2d9PQLC ) 60-year-old Richard Duff fell off a piece of heavy ...

  • Handcuff-break case reinforces rule: Watch people in custody

    19 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The escape of a murder suspect who broke handcuffs and fled from a Las Vegas-area police station may have been a one-of-a kind incident. Law enforcement officials around the country say they can't recall similar cases. ...

  • Court date reset in Vegas for Starbucks shooting defendant

    20 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court date was postponed until Friday for an ex-felon accused of killing a Starbucks customer during a weekend coffee shop shooting in Las Vegas. The delay came Wednesday, after Pedro Jose Garcia's court-appointed public defender ...

  • Wildlife officials expect lots of bear problems in 2016

    20 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Wildlife officials say the same conditions that kept bears at bay in the summer will likely draw them to western Nevada cities this fall. The Nevada Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/2cCjnOT ) that bears are expected to ...

  • Reno considers installing Burning Man art in empty lots

    22 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two empty lots in Reno could soon be home to an art installation courtesy of Burning Man 2016. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/2de6gkM ) that the City Council will decide whether to enter into a lease ...

  • 3 Legislature seats filled for possible Vegas stadium vote

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the filling of vacant seats in the Nevada Legislature for an anticipated special session to consider raising hotel taxes in the Las Vegas area to help finance a $1.9 billion NFL stadium (all ...

  • Coroner in Vegas ID's customer killed in Starbucks shooting

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are identifying a coffee shop customer killed in a weekend shooting in a Starbucks in Las Vegas, where police say it doesn't appear that he knew the accused gunman. The Clark County coroner said Tuesday ...

  • Nevada official offers peek at some casino cheating schemes

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Grab-and-run thefts, craps cheating schemes and inside jobs are ongoing headaches for casinos, according to a top Nevada gambling scam sleuth who shared some secrets with a conference audience in Las Vegas. Deputy state Gaming Control ...

  • Stadium plan looms as Washoe County considers lawmaker spots

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — As a stadium plan hangs in the balance, Washoe County commissioners are set to choose three people to fill vacancies in the Nevada Legislature. The commissioners are meeting in Reno Tuesday ahead of an expected special ...

  • Man fatally shot outside unlicensed Las Vegas club

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a man was shot and killed just outside an unlicensed club hidden in the back room of a clothing store. The Clark County coroner's office says 27-year-old Ezekiel F. Davis died of ...

  • Coroner's office identifies woman killed in Henderson home

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Clark County coroner's office has identified a woman who was fatally stabbed in a Henderson home. Officials say 30-year-old Amanda Kaplan died Saturday after being stabbed in the chest. Her death was ruled a homicide. ...

  • Police: 3 kids at home where father stabbed mother to death

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police in Henderson say three young children were at home when their 48-year-old father stabbed their mother to death with a kitchen knife. Michael V. Kaplan was arrested early Saturday on a murder charge, and remained ...

  • Officials ID motorcyclist shot dead on California interstate

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are identifying a motorcyclist from Georgetown, California, who was shot dead during the weekend on Interstate 80, and are trying to determine if the slaying was linked to an earlier fight at a Reno bar. ...

  • Man shot by Las Vegas police in 2012 to receive $400,000

    1 day, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who was shot by Las Vegas police in 2012 will receive a $400,000 settlement from the police department. KLAS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2cAkLkX ) that Las Vegas Metropolitan Police's Fiscal Affairs Committee on Monday approved the ...

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