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  • Reno man killed in wrong-way highway collision

    9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say one driver is dead and another was hurt in a wrong-way collision in northern Nevada. Nevada Highway Patrol officials say the accident happened Friday around 11 p.m. on Pyramid Highway near Spanish Springs. According ...

  • UNLV football program gets record $2 million donation

    11 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has received a boost to its football program in the form of $2 million. UNLV athletics officials announced this week what is considered the largest donation ever made to the ...

  • Sandoval urges relaxed grazing restrictions as drought wanes

    13 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval is urging the Bureau of Land Management to reconsider livestock grazing restrictions in northeast Nevada, saying they may be unwarranted given a wet winter that has drought conditions on the mend. The Republican ...

  • $500 reward in search for Carson City jewelry thieves

    16 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward in connection with a jewelry heist at a Carson City department store. The Carson City sheriff's office say three masked men broke a door with a rock and ...

  • Governor helps dedicate new Nevada Veterans Memorial

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval and other dignitaries were on hand to dedicate a new Nevada Veterans Memorial outside a state office building in Las Vegas. The dedication ceremony took place Friday on a two-acre plot outside the ...

  • Hospitalized suspect in Reno pill mill raid bound for jail

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge in Reno has ordered one of the key suspects in an alleged prescription drug trafficking-ring to return to the county jail when he's released from the hospital where he was taken for a ...

  • Exotic cat dead after fire at hip hop figure's home in Vegas

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged the home of a hip hop figure and left an exotic pet wildcat dead. Rapper and reality TV star Rashid "Mally Mall" Jamal ...

  • Reno teen to be tried as adult in fatal shooting at park

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County judge has agreed to try a 16-year-old Reno youth as an adult on murder charges accusing him of fatally shooting another teen in a city park in December. Christian Scott, who was 15 ...

  • Column: NBA commissioner gets it when it comes to betting

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adam Silver gets it, and he's going to keep repeating it until people finally listen. Forget the conspiracy theories about No. 1 picks and why Draymond Green gets to play after a couple well placed kicks. ...

  • 10-year sentence in 'Thunder From Down Under' case in Vegas

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 26-year-old Las Vegas man who admitted firing a gun backstage while trying to steal costumes and props from the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in Nevada ...

  • DA in Reno clears sheriff deputy in fatal Nov. 2014 shooting

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The district attorney in Reno has cleared a veteran Washoe County sheriff's deputy in the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old California man in November 2014 during an undercover drug operation. Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks ...

  • Man suspected of shooting at Vegas police arrested

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 41-year-old man suspected of shooting at a pair of Las Vegas police officers last week has been arrested. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1TELTtm ) that the suspect was arrested Wednesday and is facing charges ...

  • Regents approve former UNLV provost for chancellor post

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada higher education regents are appointing the former provost of UNLV to replace retiring Chancellor Dan Klaich. The board voted unanimously Friday to hire John Valery White as acting chancellor, effective June 3. His contract includes ...

  • Vegas lawyers' group backing colleague who was handcuffed

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A union representing Las Vegas defense attorneys is backing a deputy public defender who was handcuffed in court for failing to quit arguing to keep a client out of jail. The Clark County Defenders Union calls ...

  • Inmate from Las Vegas dies in Nevada prison medical unit

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Prison officials in Nevada say a 35-year-old inmate has died while serving a sentence of up to 36 years in state prison on multiple felony charges. The state Department of Corrections says Matthew Madrid was ...

  • Suspected robber flees home, crashes getaway car nearby

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspected robber didn't get far after stealing an SUV from a Las Vegas home only to crash it into a brick wall less than four miles away. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1THbmHJ ) that ...

  • Spike in crime in Las Vegas spurs search for causes, cures

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crime is spiking in Las Vegas and spurring questions about causes and cures. Shootings on the Strip and the brazen killing of a liquor store clerk who couldn't open a safe in April grabbed headlines. But ...

  • Nevada's oldest known tree lives on in stories of its death

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — On the fourth floor of a research facility at the University of Arizona, the remnants of a famous Nevada tree anchors a display on one of modern science's most notorious blunders. Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research ...

  • Vegas-area school officer pleads not guilty in cover-up case

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-area school police officer pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he attacked a student and a school staff member and tried to cover it up. James Lescinsky (les-IHN'-skee) appeared Thursday before a U.S. ...

  • Nevada political consultant accused of extorting lawmaker

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada political consultant has been indicted in Las Vegas on extortion, perjury and other charges accusing him of illegally trying to sway a state lawmaker's vote in a contentious battle for Assembly speaker in late ...

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