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April 17, 2014

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  • Mob Museum makes huge payment in cash, mob style

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman took a cue from the mob in making a huge payment on behalf of the city's Mob Museum. Goodman presented $1.5 million in cash to the City Council at a ...

  • Sandoval leads trade mission to Canada

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval is heading a delegation of Nevada business and education leaders on a trade mission to Canada. Meetings with Canadian officials are scheduled this week in Ottawa and Toronto. Sandoval's office says one ...

  • North Las Vegas submits balanced budget to state

    10 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Las Vegas administrators say they've submitted a balanced tentative budget to the Nevada Department of Taxation after facing down the prospect of a state takeover. Mayor John Lee said Wednesday that the $441 million proposal ...

  • Casino union reaches agreement with Golden Nugget

    11 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The largest union in Las Vegas has reached a tentative agreement with the Golden Nugget casino three weeks after clearing the way for a strike there. The Culinary and Bartenders unions announced Wednesday that they'd agreed ...

  • Reward offered in theft of copper wire from UNR

    12 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information into the theft of two huge spools of copper wire from a construction site on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. UNR police say the construction zone ...

  • Pat Mulroy named senior fellow at Brookings

    13 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former longtime Southern Nevada Water Authority boss Patricia Mulroy is being named a senior fellow at UNLV's Brookings Mountain West. Mulroy will also serve as a senior fellow in the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program in ...

  • Reno mayor candidate dies; will remain on ballot

    13 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The name of a Reno mayoral candidate who was found dead this week in his apartment will remain on the June 10 ballot. Washoe County Registrar Luanne Cutler tells the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/1kzFnW0 ) that Tony ...

  • Heck leads Bilbray in campaign contributions

    14 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Rep. Joe Heck is leading Democratic challenger Erin Bilbray in campaign fundraising in the race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District seat. Reports filed the Federal Election Commission show Heck raised $365,000 in the first ...

  • State probe detects cheating on standardized test

    15 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An investigation by the Nevada Department of Education has determined standardized test answer sheets at a Las Vegas elementary school were altered by adults and led to skyrocketing scores from one year to the next. The ...

  • Partially decomposed body found in Vegas canal

    17 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say they've found the body of a person who had apparently been stabbed and then left in a flood channel for two or three weeks. Authorities say the discovery was reported about 3 ...

  • Coroner IDs man dead in desert area in south Vegas

    17 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 25-year-old man found shot dead in a desert area in south Las Vegas earlier this week. Clark County coroner's officials say Las Vegas resident Rashard Felipe Acuna died of a gunshot wound ...

  • Nevada Supreme Court removes Schaefer from ballot

    17 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a state controller candidate from the June primary ballot because of his residency status. Justices unanimously agreed with a lower court ruling that Democratic candidate John ...

  • Ex-homeless student at UNR wins $30K scholarship

    20 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A University of Nevada, Reno student who was homeless during part of her time attending high school in North Las Vegas has been named the winner of a prestigious national scholarship worth $30,000. Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez is ...

  • Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    20 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once but allegedly twice that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. — can't stop criminal activity. Two years ago, ...

  • Hot August Nights gives $100K to Reno youth club

    20 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Hot August Nights Foundation is contributing $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows to help support a new youth facility. Hot August Nights executive director Tony Marini says it is the ...

  • Vegas police probe stabbing, apartment arson fire

    20 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas are investigating a stabbing that may have led to an arson fire. Police say a woman stabbed her boyfriend in the stomach and in the leg during an altercation at an apartment ...

  • Fight Schedule

    22 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) April 18 At Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, N.Y. (ESPN2), "Boxcino" middleweight tournament semifinals: Vitalii Kopylenko vs. Willie Monroe Jr.; Brandon Adams vs. Raymond Gatica (8 rounds). At Monroeville (Pa.) Convention Center (SHO), Alexei Collado vs. Rod Salka, 10, ...

  • 1 found shot, dead in desert area in south Vegas

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are investigating after a person was found shot and dead in a desert area in south Las Vegas earlier this week. Authorities say gunshots were reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday near La Cienega Street and ...

  • Mexican singer Juan Gabriel hospitalized in Vegas

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia, postponing three California shows this week that were part of the top-selling artist's "Volver" tour. The 64-year-old singer was rushed to intensive care ...

  • Hundreds pay respects to Joe Dini in Yerington

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — Several hundred people paid their respects at a funeral mass for Joe Dini in Yerington where the former, longtime Nevada Assembly speaker was described as a quiet, humble man who became a "legislative giant" during three ...

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