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October 25, 2014

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  • 1 dead, cat rescued from Silver City house fire

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) SILVER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fatal fire at an historic home in Silver City. Firefighters from Lyon and Storey County say the home already was half engulfed in flames when they responded to ...

  • Sierra Nevada College faces TRPA fine at Tahoe

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Sierra Nevada College officials say their effort to protect some plants while building a new house for the school president in Incline Village has got them in hot water with environmental regulators at Lake Tahoe. ...

  • Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community. Polls show more than twice as many Hispanics identify as Democrats than ...

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer. And all balk at the umpteenth "How does it feel to ...

  • County panel to look at crowding at Vegas jail

    5 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are booking fewer arrestees into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, but officials say the inmate population is increasing anyway because average jail stays have gone up from 18 to 22 days. The ...

  • Henderson police probe slaying of homeless man

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Henderson police say they're investigating the apparent beating death of a man whose body was found in a makeshift homeless encampment. Police say two men returned Thursday evening to find the 44-year-old man dead in a ...

  • Pussy Riot pair speaks at Vegas' Life is Beautiful

    16 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Members of the dissident Russian punk group Pussy Riot who spent months in jail say freedom is a big responsibility and they're obligated to use it to speak out against injustice. Group members Masha and Nadya ...

  • Ridesharing company Uber launches in Nevada

    18 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ridesharing company Uber launched in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City on Friday after months of rumors that included recruitment posts on Craigslist and cryptic front-page newspaper advertisements, but the company faces a battle with the ...

  • Officer shoots motorist after Calif.-Nevada chase

    18 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a California Highway Patrol officer shot a 25-year-old motorist who tried to plow his sport utility vehicle through police cruisers blocking his escape after a more than two-hour, two-state interstate highway ...

  • Highway patrol: Motorcyclist dead in Pahrump crash

    19 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A motorcyclist is dead and a motorist was hospitalized after a crash on a Nevada state highway in Nye County. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson says the fatal crash happened a little before 2 p.m. ...

  • Not much to say as Lakers move on without Nash

    20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn't wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau ...

  • 24-hour campaigning for Flores as Dem turnout lags

    20 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — After wrapping up a 24-hour string of campaign events in Las Vegas Friday morning that included stops at two colleges, a Las Vegas Strip Mexican restaurant and a wedding chapel, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores ...

  • Arizona police officer arrested in Nevada sex case

    20 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer from Bullhead City, Arizona, was arrested on an a felony attempted sexual assault charge after he was accused of attacking a woman in a vehicle outside a bar in the Colorado ...

  • House Democrats on defense in Nevada

    22 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — National Democrats are buying ad time in Las Vegas to help a first-term incumbent who wasn't considered vulnerable just two weeks ago. A Democratic official says the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would be partnering with Rep. Steve ...

  • Nevada man gets 8-20 years in webcam slaying case

    22 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old former U.S. Army reservist has been sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison for shooting and killing a Henderson woman while they chatted with someone online a year ago. Colin Michael Lowrey's defense ...

  • Nevada jail DNA collection sees little pushback

    23 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A law that requires DNA samples from everyone arrested on a felony charge has drawn little attention in the nearly four months it has been in practice in Nevada, despite criticism that it would violate the ...

  • Dog rides Harley with Reno man; Moki bad to bone

    1 day ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — He's an internet sensation, featured on YouTube and USAToday.com. He brings smiles wherever he goes and has been known to spark spontaneous, paparazzi-like photo ops. Like a handful of celebrities, he goes by one name — ...

  • Coroner IDs woman dead in apparent getaway car

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified an 18-year-old woman killed when an apparent getaway vehicle slammed into a light pole and a tree in Las Vegas. Clark County coroner's officials say Rajaunay Lasherie Davis of North Las Vegas was ...

  • Las Vegas police officer to fight Google porn case

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer denies that a 37-year-old Las Vegas police officer knew there were pornographic images of children stored within his Google cloud account. James William Henry's defense attorney, Louis Schneider, said outside court Friday he thinks ...

  • Lucy Flores wraps 24-hour Lt. Gov. campaign blitz

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores has wrapped up 24 straight hours of campaign events in a blitz to push more Nevada voters to the polls. Flores said Friday morning that she was exhausted and her ...

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