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  • Reno pays to settle excessive force case against officer

    7 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The city of Reno has agreed to pay nearly $23,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit against an officer accused of assaulting a man during a traffic stop. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/28Zh1TF ) the city ...

  • Jon Jones still unhappy with referee choice for UFC 200 bout

    8 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Jones is unhappy with the Nevada Athletic Commission's decision to assign referee John McCarthy to his light heavyweight title bout against Daniel Cormier next month at UFC 200. "I would prefer any other referee but ...

  • Nevada AG: State court has to review search-seizure rules

    12 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt says the state Supreme Court will have to revisit a decision about search-and-seizure rules last year in a case about the arrest of a California man in Elko. Laxalt pointed ...

  • Nevada gets $5M as part of settlements with Volkswagen

    13 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada expects to get $5.3 million from Volkswagen to settle allegations that the carmaker cheated on emissions tests and put highly polluting cars on the road. Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced the deal on Tuesday, the ...

  • Reno-based Renown Health inks new partnership with Stanford

    14 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno-based health care network Renown Health has announced a new partnership with several medical facilities affiliated with Stanford University. Renown Health president and CEO Tony Slonim announced the deal Tuesday that he says will reduce ...

  • Tesla starts tapping into tax credits for battery factory

    15 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Electric carmaker Tesla has received and sold about $20 million in transferrable Nevada tax credits in some of its first moves to tap into an incentive package that lured its battery factory to the state. Tesla ...

  • Court denies 28th appeal from death row inmate

    16 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An appeals court has denied a Nevada death row inmate's 28th attempt to overturn his conviction. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/292SXVV ) that Rodney Emil has been on death row since 1988 for a ...

  • Coroner in Vegas identifies man dead in SUV dragging case

    16 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified an 87-year-old Las Vegas man who police say may have had a medical episode before being dragged him to his death by a vehicle in the parking lot of a northwest-area apartment complex. ...

  • Republican group reserves $6M airtime for Nevada Senate race

    16 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group affiliated with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reserved $6 million worth of TV airtime in Nevada ahead of the November elections. The Senate Leadership Fund announced the reservation on Tuesday. Republicans are ...

  • Las Vegas-area air advisory extended due to wildfire smoke

    16 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Public health officials in Las Vegas have extended an air quality advisory due to smoke from wildfires in California and in mountains west of Las Vegas. The Clark County Department of Air Quality said Tuesday that ...

  • The Latest: Hoover Dam bypass bridge remains closed

    17 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the closure of the Hoover Dam bypass bridge during a woman's threat to jump (all times local): 10:50 a.m. U.S. Highway 93 remains closed between Arizona and Nevada while police try to talk ...

  • Reno police remove smoke bomb from apartment complex

    17 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are investigating the detonation of a commercial grade smoke bomb at an apartment complex on the northeast edge of downtown. Police and fire crews were called to the complex on East 9th Street at ...

  • Sparks firms pay $12K to settle EPA pesticide fine

    17 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Two northern Nevada-based companies have agreed to pay federal environmental regulators a $12,000 penalty to settle a dispute over the improper sale of pesticides. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement Tuesday with the Sparks-based ...

  • July Fourth fireworks sales begin in Las Vegas area

    18 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seasonal fireworks sales have begun in Las Vegas and surrounding cities, amid warnings about extreme fire danger in drought-parched wildlands and pleas from firefighters for people to be careful. Selling so-called "safe and sane" fireworks began ...

  • Crews expect to contain canyon wildfire west of Las Vegas

    19 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters are close to controlling a wildfire in a mountain canyon about 25 miles west of Las Vegas. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Ray Johnson said Tuesday that accurate mapping put the fire in Lovell Canyon at ...

  • Hoover Dam bypass bridge closed by woman's threat to jump

    19 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say the Hoover Dam bypass bridge has been closed while police try to talk a woman out of jumping to the Colorado River below. Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer says the roadway and pedestrian ...

  • Alabama tribe expanding gambling to Louisiana, Nevada

    20 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama-based Poarch Band of Creek Indians is expanding its casino business into Louisiana and Nevada. The band's PCI Gaming Authority has struck a deal to buy Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana, near Shreveport. ...

  • North Vegas marking opening of historic site at Kiel Ranch

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — North Las Vegas is marking the opening of a restored historic site at one of the first settled spots in the Las Vegas area. Officials plan a Thursday ceremony at the 7-acre Kiel (KYLE') ...

  • Feds fund Native American health care boost in cities

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health programs serving Native Americans in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Reno, Nevada, are among dozens of non-profits that have been awarded federal Indian Health Service grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...

  • Man dies after shooting outside Las Vegas liquor store

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 25-year-old man killed in a shooting front of a liquor store in a neighborhood several miles east of downtown Las Vegas. The Clark County coroner reported Monday that 25-year-old Shawn Stevens Manymules ...

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