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May 30, 2015

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  • Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser

    6 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in ...

  • Man not guilty of murder in shooting of unarmed trespassers in Nevada stand-your-ground case

    10 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Man not guilty of murder in shooting of unarmed trespassers in Nevada stand-your-ground case.

  • Governor signs bills authorizing companies like Uber, Lyft

    10 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed two bills to regulate ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft in Nevada. Sandoval gave final approval to AB175 and AB176 on Friday, the same day that cab drivers in Las ...

  • Washington Wizards' John Wall kicked off Las Vegas flight

    12 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say NBA star John Wall was kicked off a flight in Las Vegas on Tuesday after a disturbance was reported. Las Vegas police said Friday that the Washington Wizards' All-Star point guard was with a ...

  • Rubio tries to reach out to regular Americans at Reno stop

    13 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio tried to reach out to regular Americans during a stop at a Reno gated community on Friday. The Florida senator told some 130 GOP activists that polls show the public believes ...

  • Assembly OKs bill resolving fight between solar, NV Energy

    14 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly has approved a bill that aims to resolve a fight between rapidly growing rooftop solar installation companies and NV Energy. Assembly members voted 41-1 on Friday to approve SB374. Democratic Assemblywoman Maggie ...

  • Assembly OKs revived bill allowing more guns on colleges

    15 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Assembly members have approved a revived bill allowing permit holders to bring concealed guns onto college campuses. Assembly members voted 26-16 to approve AB487 on Friday. The measure now moves to the Senate. Republicans ...

  • Vegas school bus driver facing multiple child sex charges

    15 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 55-year-old Las Vegas school bus driver has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting young children on his bus. Records show that Michael Ray Banco was arrested Friday and was being held without bail ...

  • Prosecutors mulling appeal in FBI ruse case in Las Vegas

    16 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors are considering whether to appeal a federal judge's order tossing out evidence collected by FBI agents posing as Internet repairmen during a Las Vegas Strip illegal bookmaking investigation. A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden ...

  • Judge sets new court date in Las Vegas hatchet slaying case

    17 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge set a new court date for an Idaho woman and her brother from California facing murder and conspiracy charges in the hatchet slaying of the woman's husband in Las Vegas. Justice of the Peace ...

  • Las Vegas convention attendance boosts April traffic

    17 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say 3.54 million people visited Las Vegas in April, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to the year before due in large part to convention attendance. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported ...

  • Allegiant faces $260,000 fine by FAA over drug, alcohol test

    17 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, LLC faces a fine of more than $260,000 for an alleged offense related to drug and alcohol testing. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it is proposing the civil penalty against ...

  • World Series of Poker braces for thousands of players

    18 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas have been bracing for thousands of players expected to compete in its first ever Colossus event starting today through early next week with first-time tournament participants ...

  • Woman dead after hitting recycling truck in North Las Vegas

    18 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A woman is dead after police say the vehicle she was driving plowed into the back of a parked recycling truck before dawn in North Las Vegas. Police Officer Aaron Patty says investigators are ...

  • Slain man ID'd, shooter sought in North Vegas park slaying

    18 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 21-year-old Las Vegas man who was fatally shot after an argument at a busy park in North Las Vegas, and police say they're still looking for his assailant. The Clark ...

  • Ratings firm leaves grades unchanged for Wynn, Sands and MGM

    18 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fitch Ratings analysts say they aren't changing ratings for Wynn Resorts Ltd., Las Vegas Sands Corp. and MGM Resorts International despite a worse than expected situation in the lucrative Asian-gambling enclave of Macau that has dragged ...

  • Nevada high court overturns $500K award in priest abuse case

    20 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a $500,000 jury award to a man who alleged that he was groped in 1984 as a 13-year-old by a Catholic priest who had a history of sexual abuse in ...

  • Nevada casinos win more in April, $897.9 million total

    21 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada analysts say the state's casinos won more in April than they did a year ago. The state's Gaming Control Board reported Friday that casinos won $897.9 million from slots, table games and sports books in ...

  • Fire inspection prevents inmate move to new Elko jail wing

    22 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Fire concerns are keeping inmates from moving into the new wing at Elko County Jail. The Elko Daily Free Press reports ( Undersheriff Clair Morris says the fire marshal inspected the new wing and found that ...

  • Northwestern Nevada county records first rabid bat of 2015

    22 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first confirmed case of bat rabies in the state this year has been recorded in northwestern Nevada's Washoe County. KRNV-TV reports ( the Nevada Department of Agriculture's Animal Disease Laboratory confirms anywhere from six to ...

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