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February 27, 2015

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  • 10 years prison for Reno man who scammed senior out of $300K

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 37-year-old Reno man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for exploitation of an older person after prosecutors say he scammed a retired school teacher out of more $300,000. Police say Steve Adams befriended ...

  • Vegas mom's body returned to family with no defense testing

    3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor says the body of a Las Vegas mother killed in a neighborhood gunbattle was returned to her family before attorneys defending a 19-year-old on murder and other charges could examine it. Deputy District Attorney ...

  • Reno man sentenced to life in 2010 death of 4-month-old son

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2010 killing of his four-month-old son. Washoe District Judge Jerry Polaha said at Thursday's sentencing that 23-year-old Paul Revell will be eligible for parole ...

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) More than 250,000 hand trucks are being recalled this week because of a faulty wheel hub. Other consumer products being recalled this week include faulty ceiling fans and electric cooking ranges. Here's a more detailed look: CONVERTIBLE HAND TRUCKS DETAILS: ...

  • Vegas sees same number of January visitors, 3.4 million

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in January, virtually the same number as last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its latest statistics Friday that the number of visitors was ...

  • 3 new measles cases confirmed in Clark County

    5 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials have confirmed three new measles cases in Clark County, bringing to nine the number of confirmed cases there since the start of the year. The Southern Nevada Heath District said Friday the new cases ...

  • AG: Washoe School Board broke meeting law, cut off critic

    5 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada's attorney general says the Washoe County School Board violated the state's open meeting law during a meeting in October when it cut off a woman who was criticizing the school superintendent. Senior Deputy Attorney ...

  • Nevada casinos keep $953.7 million in winnings in January

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — State analysts say Nevada casinos were bigger winners in January than they were a year ago. Nevada's Gaming Control Board released the latest statistics Friday showing the state's casinos won $952.7 million in January, up nearly ...

  • Assemblyman arrested on suspicion of DUI, possessing gun

    7 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials say Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possessing a firearm while intoxicated. Carson City sheriff's officials say the Democratic lawmaker from Las Vegas was arrested around ...

  • Records: Suspect in Vegas killing was abused as a baby

    7 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Records show a 19-year-old accused of killing a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle suffered a severe head injury at the hands of his father when he was a 7-week-old infant. Archived court documents reviewed ...

  • Las Vegas Strip's version of bazaar shopping opens

    13 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outdoor shopping experience modeled after Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is now open in front of Bally's Las Vegas. The open-air Grand Bazaar Shops opened Thursday morning after a delay and about 15 months of construction. A ...

  • Suit says sports bar chain lists cooks as execs to dodge OT

    14 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The largest and oldest sports bar chain in northern Nevada is being accused of violating federal labor laws by intentionally misclassifying cooks and kitchen managers as executives to avoid paying them overtime. Bully's Sports Bar & ...

  • Committee passes bill raising bar for Millennium Scholarship

    1 day ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Senate committee has passed a bill that would require students to take more college credits to qualify for the Millennium Scholarship. The Senate Education Committee passed SB128 on Thursday. It now heads to ...

  • Nevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green. Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday to allow the ...

  • Reno woman 1 of 100 finalists for private Mars mission

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno's Kay Radzik Warren is one step closer to taking one giant red leap for mankind. She recently learned she's is one of 100 people worldwide still in the running to be part of the Mars ...

  • For less than $5K, UNLV researchers will decode your DNA

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Academics at UNLV quickly scrapped the working title of a new institute — "Quantitative Health Sciences" — because it sounded too scientific. The public wouldn't get it. For an institute university officials say will change the ...

  • Bill would regulate 'roll your own' cigarette machines

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers will hear the first details of a bill that would require the owners of manual cigarette machines obtain business licenses from the state. AB83 would require owners of "roll your own" machines to ...

  • Regulators OK merger between lottery operator, slot maker

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators say a $6.4 billion merger between an Italian lottery operator and U.S. slot machine maker can move ahead. The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved the deal between Italy's Gtech and Las Vegas-based International ...

  • Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — What would Elvis want? To be back in Las Vegas, no doubt, says the man whose company owns the King's image and music and operates his Graceland home in Tennessee. And that's exactly where he's headed. ...

  • Elko man guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2013 killing

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 36-year-old Elko man originally charged with murder in a fatal shooting on the South Fork Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty instead to involuntary manslaughter. U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben accepted Joshua Dooley's plea agreement with ...

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