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December 17, 2014

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  • Sierra Nevada College president resigns

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Sierra Nevada College President Lynn Gillette has abruptly resigned and the school's executive vice president has been named as his temporary replacement. The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza reports (http://tinyurl.com/kwkr33t) that the college's board of trustees ...

  • Yerington man killed in SR208 rollover

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle rollover accident that claimed the life of a 58-year-old Yerington man earlier this week. The patrol says Mark Allen Thorpe was traveling east on State Route 208 about ...

  • Nevada regulators again reject tribal solar plant

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada utility regulators have again rejected a plan for utility company NV Energy to buy solar power from a proposed solar generation station on Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation outside Las Vegas. Public Utilities Commission of ...

  • Computer technician on stand in gambling ruse case

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A computer technician is telling a federal judge in Las Vegas that state and federal agents asked him to cut Internet service to Caesars Palace high-roller suites so they could pose as repairmen and collect evidence ...

  • Civil engineers give Nevada infrastructure C-minus

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil engineers say Nevada's infrastructure deserves a grade of C-minus because funding isn't keeping pace with maintenance needs. The 2014 report card from the Nevada section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is a downgrade ...

  • Nevada regulators look again at tribal solar plant

    4 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada utility regulators are considering a revised plan for a solar power generating facility that had been proposed for the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation as part of an NV Energy effort to retire coal-fired plants. ...

  • Nevada wins $2M health care innovation grant

    10 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is among 28 states receiving a portion of $665 million in federal funding to develop innovative ways to provide health care, including how patients pay for it. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...

  • Nevada regulator to testify in gambling ruse case

    10 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada casino regulator is scheduled to testify in federal court about a ruse used to gain entry to high-roller suites at Caesars Palace to break up what prosecutors say was an illegal Internet sports gambling ...

  • Nightclub company Hakkasan to buy The Light Group

    14 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — One purveyor of swanky Las Vegas Strip nightlife is buying another in a $36 million deal announced Tuesday. Hakkasan Group, whose name is affixed to a five-story nightclub and dining experience at the MGM Grand hotel-casino, ...

  • Regents OK hiring Vegas high school coach for UNLV

    20 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada university regents have approved hiring Bishop Gorman High School's Tony Sanchez as UNLV's new head coach. Sanchez was signed to a four-year contract paying him $500,000 plus bonuses. University officials announced the11-0 vote on Tuesday, ...

  • Vegas assemblywoman blames employee for tax liens

    21 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas assemblywoman and head of the taxation committee broke her weeklong silence about dozens of tax liens filed against her and her companies, saying an unnamed employee who stole from her and systematically deceived ...

  • Southwest bag workers picketing over flight delays

    21 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Saying Southwest Airlines is neglecting workers and its customers, baggage handlers are bringing attention to the company's slide in on-time performance as they seek a new contract. Workers picketed and handed out leaflets to passengers at Denver ...

  • Vegas woman charged with incest was sub teacher

    21 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas-area woman accused with her ex-husband and his current wife of filming sex acts with their children and other relatives for more than a decade was a substitute teacher. Clark County schools ...

  • Nightclub developer Hakkasan to buy The Light Group

    21 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Popular nightclub and restaurant operator Hakkasan Group is buying a majority stake in another company in a $36 million deal that could make it one of the largest non-gambling entertainment enterprises on the Las Vegas Strip. ...

  • Regents hire outgoing AG for higher education job

    21 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regents have hired the state's outgoing attorney general as executive vice chancellor for $215,000 a year. Nevada System of Higher Education regents voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Catherine Cortez Masto for the Las Vegas-based position ...

  • Magistrate hears more about FBI ruse case in Vegas

    21 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge heard more Tuesday about an FBI ruse used to arrest a Malaysian businessman, his son and six others in what prosecutors say was an illegal Internet sports gambling ring in high-roller suites on ...

  • Panel appoints to Trowbridge to Assembly vacancy

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners have selected the county's former parks and recreation director to fill a vacant Nevada Assembly seat. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Glenn Trowbridge to represent Assembly District 37. He was chosen from ...

  • Settlement reached in trial of flawed Vegas hotel

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Openings were cancelled Tuesday in a $500 million civil damages trial pitting casino giant MGM Resorts International against contractors at a never-opened Las Vegas Strip hotel tower. A settlement was reached, Clark County District Court Judge ...

  • Fiore: Dishonest employee at root of tax liens

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas assemblywoman and taxation committee chair Michele Fiore says an employee who stole from her is at the root of tax liens filed against her and her companies in the past decade. The Republican lawmaker ...

  • Southwest baggage handlers to protest in Reno

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Baggage handlers for Southwest Airlines are protesting the company's slide in on-time performance and languishing contract negotiations. Workers plan to do informational picketing and hand out leaflets to passengers Tuesday at 16 airports across the country ...

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