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September 16, 2014

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  • Truck restrictions eased on damaged I-15 in Nevada

    10 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — State transportation officials have expanded overnight hours for commercial trucks to use a flood-damaged stretch of Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, while crews continue repairs. The freeway has one lane open in ...

  • 1 dead in parking lot shooting east of Vegas Strip

    11 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — One man is dead and another man was questioned and released without being charged after a fatal shooting in a parking lot across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas police say ...

  • Pia Zadora home from Vegas hospital after accident

    12 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A spokeswoman says entertainer Pia Zadora is home from a Las Vegas hospital to continue treatment for serious head and ankle injuries received when she fell from a golf cart last week. Zadora representative Eileen Koch ...

  • Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash

    14 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Investigators say a wing malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crashed last week in Nevada, killing a retired Air Force pilot from California as he tried to qualify for the Reno National Championship Air Races. Preliminary findings ...

  • Agency urges science demo changes after Reno fire

    15 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal agency is calling on museums and schools to change the way they do science demonstrations in light of a fire that injured 13 people, most of them children, earlier this month at a Reno ...

  • North Las Vegas woman found dead in apartment

    17 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police in North Las Vegas say they're investigating the death of a 52-year-old woman found dead in her apartment during the weekend as a homicide. The Clark County coroner says the body of Bonnie ...

  • 2 die in crash while following relatives in Vegas

    18 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troopers say two women are dead and a man is injured after their car crashed while they followed their relatives on a Las Vegas highway. Nevada Highway Patrol officials say a Toyota Camry that was following ...

  • Report: Wealth gap stunts Nev. tax revenue growth

    19 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The amount of money Nevada gets from taxes is growing at a much slower pace than it did decades ago, a statistic that a new report attributes in part to the widening gap between the incomes ...

  • Student arrested in North Las Vegas shooting death

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A North Las Vegas high school student has been arrested in the shooting death of a 20-year-old woman. Police say the 16-year-old student at Mojave High School was arrested at school Thursday and booked ...

  • Bicyclist struck, killed by car in North Las Vegas

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a bicyclist in North Las Vegas. Police say a car driven by a 55-year-old North Las Vegas woman struck the man on the bicycle at the intersection of ...

  • Churchill County deputy's home burglarized

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Police are searching for burglars who broke into the home of a Churchill County sheriff's deputy and made off with his pistol, badge and police equipment. Fallon police say a police radio taken from the home ...

  • Fire chiefs seek probe of 'smart' meters in NV

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential "smart" meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires. Fire Chiefs ...

  • Could Pacquiao fight be in cards for Mayweather?

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. And it might open the door — if just a crack — for the fight with Manny Pacquiao that ...

  • Wildcats outlast Wolfpack 35-28

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's offense churned out big chunks of yards again, though there were enough mistakes to annoy coach Rich Rodriguez. The defense had numerous mistakes, yet found a way to keep Nevada's offense out of the end ...

  • California company issues partial tomato recall

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) TRACY, Calif. (AP) — A California produce company is issuing a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Taylor Farms of Tracy issued the voluntary recall Saturday night ...

  • Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. Spokeswoman Eileen Koch says the singer-actress remained in ...

  • US House sets vote on Nevada land bills

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — After years of wrangling, a package of northern Nevada land bills is scheduled for a vote Monday in the U.S. House of Representatives. One of the seven bills would allow the city of Yerington to develop ...

  • Reno air races draw new kind of aircraft: drones

    2 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A new kind of aircraft is competing for the first time at this week's National Championship Air Races in Reno: drones. More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the annual air races, which ends a ...

  • Ex-Australian police officer sentenced in Reno

    2 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former Australian police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for exposing himself and viewing pornography in the presence of two young girls in Sparks. The sentence was handed down last week in Washoe ...

  • Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'gigafactory' FAQs

    3 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium battery ...

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