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December 9, 2016

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  • Reno school boss praises quick police response in shooting

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The head of the Nevada school district where a campus officer shot a knife-wielding high school student praised the quick police response that she says helped avert what could have been a much more dangerous situation. ...

  • Nevada ballot recount changes just 15 Trump, Clinton votes

    7 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A recount of ballots from five Nevada counties turned up just 15 erroneous votes between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, and no change in the results of the Nov. 8 election. Nevada Secretary of ...

  • Ex-Nevada prison guard gets prison time for smuggling drugs

    8 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old former Nevada correctional officer is going to prison for smuggling drugs to inmates at a facility where he worked outside Las Vegas. Kaleo Gedge was sentenced Thursday in Las Vegas to 18 months to ...

  • Influential former Vegas casino owner Mike Ensign dead at 79

    10 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mike Ensign, a retired casino owner and executive whose influence and holdings grew along with Las Vegas Strip in the 1980s, and whose son resigned as U.S. senator amid scandal in 2011, has died in Las ...

  • The Latest: Reno school boss praises officers' response

    12 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The latest in the shooting of a 14-year-old student at a Reno high school by a campus police officer (All times local, PST): 12:30 p.m. The head of the school district in Reno, Nevada where a ...

  • The Latest: Boy killed in Vegas shop shot in back, head

    13 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas smoke shop (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Authorities say a 13-year-old boy killed by a clerk during an attempted grab-and-run theft at ...

  • Tesla says it's meeting jobs benchmarks at Nevada factory

    14 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motor Co. says it is meeting revised hiring goals at a giant northern Nevada battery manufacturing plant that's been promised $1.3 billion in state tax incentives. In a statement Thursday, the company ...

  • Henderson motorcyclist dies after crash

    14 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash in Henderson. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2hkoll9 ) that 25-year-old Stephen Metaxas, of Henderson, died Tuesday after he was thrown ...

  • Propane explosion injures 2 in Las Vegas

    14 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a woman and child have been hospitalized after an apparent propane tank explosion. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2hkzen2 ) that officer Michael Rodriguez says a young boy and his mother were ...

  • NHL's Vegas Golden Knights denied trademark for nickname

    15 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Vegas Golden Knights' trademark application a little more than two weeks after the new NHL franchise unveiled its name and logo. The office cites potential confusion with ...

  • Clerk's lawyer, DA in Las Vegas both call slaying tragic

    16 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer for a smoke shop clerk and the district attorney in Las Vegas are characterizing the fatal shooting of an unarmed 13-year-old in an apparent grab-and-run theft last week as a tragedy. The clerk, Raad ...

  • Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years

    16 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Minority Leader Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the ...

  • Fatal March police shooting near Reno ruled justified

    16 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors say police were legally justified in fatally shooting a man who pointed what appeared to be a shotgun at them near a highway exit north of Reno in March. The Washoe County District Attorney's Office ...

  • Burglary leaves Las Vegas mom without Christmas gifts

    16 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are searching for a Grinch after someone burglarized a mother's apartment, stealing all the Christmas gifts she had purchased for her child and loved ones. KVVU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2hkcHXN ) that Latarvia Dexter says ...

  • Police want help identifying body left in Vegas desert lot

    17 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are looking for help identifying a man whose body was found in a desert lot several miles south of the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police believe the man in his 20s or 30s was ...

  • Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student

    1 day ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Social media postings about a school district police officer shooting a Nevada high school student waving a knife toward classmates drew an immediate plea from authorities not to rush to conclusions about the on-campus incident. The ...

  • Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that effectively halted Michigan's presidential recount after three days assures Republican Donald Trump's narrow victory in the state. Meanwhile, the fate of Green Party candidate Jill Stein's request for a recount in Pennsylvania ...

  • Truck crash forces closure of key Las Vegas-area freeway

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says the crash of a truck hauling vehicle batteries forced the closure of a key stretch of freeway north of downtown Las Vegas to allow crews to clean up spilled acid. Trooper ...

  • Nevada man accused of threatening Wisconsin student

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal grand jury has accused a Las Vegas man of threatening to kill a student at Madison's Edgewood College. Prosecutors charged 42-year-old Stephen Hemmes on Nov. 10 with using interstate commerce to threaten the student. ...

  • The Latest: Nevada high school on lockdown after shots fired

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Reno High School (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Nevada's top police official says a teenager was shot by a campus police officer at a Reno high school, and a ...

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