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  • America ushers in July 4 with hot dogs, hot music, cool beer

    8 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: ___ IN AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEER Philadelphia started its Fourth of July celebration a little early. The ...

  • Former Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb dies

    14 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb has died. The 88-year-old former lawman died at a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The longtime lawman was appointed as sheriff in 1961 and spent ...

  • US Open table tennis tourney hosts players from 33 countries

    14 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Open table tennis championships begin Monday with more than 1,000 athletes competing from 33 countries at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The singles competition starts Wednesday, with Adrian Crisan and Elisabeta Samara of ...

  • 2 seriously injured after crashing into public bus

    15 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say two people are seriously injured after a pickup truck slammed into a bus in northeast Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun reported (http://bit.ly/1f9gGRY ) that the crash happened around 12:50 p.m. on Friday on ...

  • Marco Rubio to campaign in Nevada; making stops in Henderson

    16 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio is returning to Nevada. The Florida senator will visit Las Vegas on July 11 and make stops at a Henderson retirement community and Lt. Governor Mark Hutchinson's house for ...

  • Crews working wildfires in southern Nevada, near Lake Tahoe

    17 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews are making progress on a dozen small wildfires in southern Nevada, with an end likely in sight for the fire south of Lake Tahoe near the California border that's been burning for weeks. Two ...

  • NBA transitions from free agency fury to summer league games

    17 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NBA teams are now turning their attention to youngsters and player development with summer leagues set to tip off after executives and owners around the league agreed to shell out millions of dollars to veteran free agents this week in ...

  • Fireworks, parades, maple bacon for Nevada's Fourth of July

    18 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sky over the Silver State will sparkle with fireworks from Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas come Saturday. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra sets the soundtrack for the "Red, White and Tahoe Blue" fireworks show in Lake ...

  • More than 6,000 marijuana plants found in Plumas County

    22 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Plumas County officials have discovered more than 6,000 marijuana plants near Antelope Lake. KTVN-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1KvKPrv ) Sheriff Greg Hagwood says on Wednesday a raid team comprised of Plumas County SWAT, Forest Service law enforcement and ...

  • Clark County issues air quality advisory for Fourth of July

    22 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County has issued an air quality advisory due to anticipated smoke from Fourth of July fireworks. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1KxNila ) the advisory will be in effect Saturday and Sunday. According to the ...

  • US attorney wants to appeal loss in Nevada cash seizure case

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Nevada wants to appeal an order to return $167,000 seized from a Hawaii man who was stopped twice driving a motorhome on Interstate 80 near Elko in January 2013, but never ...

  • BLM, Nevada ranchers strike deal to resume livestock grazing

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has reached an agreement in a year-old grazing dispute with northern Nevada ranchers that allows them to return some cattle to federal rangeland. BLM officials say the new settlement ...

  • California woman dies from brain-eating amoeba

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nevada (AP) — Health officials say a California woman has died after being infected with a brain-eating bacteria. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1C4b19z ) that the 21-year-old Bishop woman died June 20 at a Reno hospital. Her name isn't ...

  • Police shut down 2 suspected brothels in Las Vegas homes

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they have shut down two suspected brothels in a Las Vegas residential neighborhood and arrested a man and woman facing charges of alleged sex-trafficking and prostitution. Members of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task ...

  • Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A van packed with fireworks has exploded and burned on a Southern California freeway, clogging the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. California Highway ...

  • Gunman gets 14 years in prison in Vegas armored car heist

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman accused of wearing a disguise to rob an armored vehicle guard outside a Las Vegas casino has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and ordered to repay $36,320. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden ...

  • Las Vegas detective gets probation in prostitute attack case

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspended Las Vegas police detective has been sentenced to probation on a reduced charge in a plea deal that avoids trial in a case alleging that he attacked and injured a prostitute trying to get ...

  • Petition to protect wild mustangs under ESA rejected

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to list the North American wild horse as a threatened or endangered species. Friends of Animals and The Cloud Foundation filed a petition last summer seeking ...

  • Vegas-area couple plead not guilty in child death case

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man and woman accused of abandoning a pregnant 17-year-old girl to care for their sickly 3-year-old son, who was found dead in a Las Vegas-area home, have pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse ...

  • Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid's retirement

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats in Nevada are bracing for life after U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. His decision to retire next year has set off a scramble for his seat and forced supporters to grapple with building a formidable political ...

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