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April 19, 2015

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  • Special use permit eyed for 10.5-acre project in Carson City

    9 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Developers are seeking a special use permit for a 10.5-acre project featuring a 10-story hotel and multi-story office structures in Carson City. Carson City Development LLC wants to build the Carson City Capitol Mall on ...

  • Police: Innocent bystander fatally shot in Las Vegas

    10 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say an innocent bystander was shot and killed as she arrived for work in Las Vegas. Investigators say 24-year-old Cassandra Lee Cassidy of Las Vegas had just arrived for work late Friday when she was ...

  • Woman arrested on suspicion of embezzling $850k at Tahoe

    10 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — A 61-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $850,000 from a business on Lake Tahoe's north shore. Washoe County sheriff's deputies say Pamela Kircher of Carnelian Bay, California, was arrested Thursday ...

  • Nevada Legislature Week 12: Crunch time for passing bills

    13 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers are up against a major deadline in the 12th week of the Nevada Legislature: Most bills need to pass a vote of either the full Senate or Assembly by Tuesday or they won't advance. ...

  • NHL player Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas

    17 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was released from jail Friday night after his arrest for suspected cocaine possession at a Las Vegas resort. KSNV-TV of Las Vegas reports (http://bit.ly/1G6gQ7H ) he was released on $5,000 ...

  • Gov. Brian Sandoval optimistic lawmakers will pass budget

    17 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he's optimistic that Nevada lawmakers will reach a deal to fund the state's budget with only slightly more than a month to go in the state Legislature. The popular Republican ...

  • NHL player Jarret Stoll arrested in Las Vegas

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool complex. Las Vegas police Lt. Michael Mauntel said Stoll is being held at the Clark ...

  • Rite of Passage sues state over closure of Red Rock Academy

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The contractor that ran Nevada's only maximum security youth prison is suing the state over the closure of Rite of Passage's Red Rock Academy north of Las Vegas. The Minden-based Rite of Passage is seeking ...

  • Bill requiring parental abortion notification clears hurdle

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly has approved a measure requiring parental notification before a minor can receive an abortion. Assembly members passed AB405 in a 24-17 party-line vote on Friday. The measure now moves to the Senate. ...

  • Coroner IDs 4 people killed in head-on crash north of Vegas

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say the driver and passengers of a Toyota Camry killed in a head-on crash this week in North Las Vegas are 56-year-old Sheryl Kam Uyematsu, 26-year-old Allison Lai Ling Uyematsu and 50-year-old John ...

  • Senate OKs bill cracking down on teacher-student sex crimes

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada senators have passed a bill that would toughen penalties against teachers and other school workers who have sexual relationships with students. Senators unanimously approved SB192 on Friday. It now heads to the Assembly. The ...

  • Judge says FBI ruse violated rights of Vegas hotel guest

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge says the FBI violated the rights of a wealthy Malaysian businessman when agents posed as Internet repairmen to get into his Las Vegas suite during the World Cup soccer tournament last summer. A ...

  • 2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for ...

  • Washoe County accused of illegally seizing homeless property

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for a homeless Reno man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing sheriff's deputies of routinely, illegally seizing and immediately destroying homeless people's property without prior notice or due process. Robert Wynters says ...

  • Sparks golf course gets second chance, auction canceled

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The future of the dilapidated D'Andrea Golf Course in Sparks is unclear as the six-parcel property is no longer up for auction. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1JbJSA1 ) that the owner of the golf course has ...

  • 5-year-old Jerry Tarkanian suffers stroke

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 5-year-old boy from one of Las Vegas' most prominent families has suffered a stroke, according to his parents. The young Jerry Tarkanian, the namesake grandson of the famed basketball coach, complained of pain in his ...

  • Wall honoring Nevada Guard to be unveiled in Carson City

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials are unveiling a memorial wall with the names of nearly 3,000 Nevada National Guard soldiers and airmen who have served in combat zones since Sept. 11, 2001. Gov. Brian Sandoval planned to attend the ...

  • Hesitant witness, fuzzy video: Hurdles in 'Suge' Knight case

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight appears strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and ...

  • Common Core testing problems continue with money at stake

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal funding could be at stake as Common Core testing problems continued in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota, state and U.S. officials said. The three states contract with New Hampshire-based Measured Progress to administer the tests ...

  • Bill creating Nevada redistricting committee passes Assembly

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have passed a Republican-backed bill creating a committee to help the Legislature in redistricting. Lawmakers voted to approve AB252 on a party-line 24-17 vote on Thursday. The bill now moves to the Senate. ...

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