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July 5, 2015

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  • Carson City man found with 50 pot plants in home

    11 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A man is facing charges after police found roughly 50 marijuana plants growing in his Carson City home. KOLO-TV in Reno reports (http://bit.ly/1NEejlt ) that the 61-year-old man is facing charges of possession of marijuana ...

  • Las Vegas union hits back at UFC over planned fountain

    12 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A union that represents thousands of Las Vegas casino employees are wrestling with the Ultimate Fighting Championship over a proposed water fountain, arguing such a feature is irresponsible in the wake of a drought. The Las ...

  • Firefighters put out fire at closed down prop shop

    13 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas firefighters are investigating a fire that damaged an old prop shop that has been closed for years. Fire spokesman Timothy Szymanski says crews responded to reports of smoke coming from the chimney of the ...

  • Suspicious substance found in downtown Reno

    14 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters are investigating a white substance found inside an envelope outside a casino in downtown Reno. KRNV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1LKFsUC) the Reno Fire Department is sending the substance found under the Cal Neva Casino bridge on Saturday ...

  • World Series of Poker's championship event starts Sunday

    14 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — They don't call it the Main Event for nothing. The road to crowning poker's next champion starts Sunday when several thousand people crowd around the green felt in Las Vegas competing in the World Series of ...

  • 1 dead, 1 hurt after car crashes into wall in Las Vegas

    15 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say one man has died and another was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash. Police say the incident occurred around 8:45 p.m. Friday at the intersection of North Radwick Drive and East Los ...

  • America ushers in July 4 with hot dogs, hot music, cool beer

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: ___ IN AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEER Philadelphia started its Fourth of July celebration a little early. The ...

  • Former Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb dies

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb has died. The 88-year-old former lawman died at a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The longtime lawman was appointed as sheriff in 1961 and spent ...

  • US Open table tennis tourney hosts players from 33 countries

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Open table tennis championships begin Monday with more than 1,000 athletes competing from 33 countries at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The singles competition starts Wednesday, with Adrian Crisan and Elisabeta Samara of ...

  • 2 seriously injured after crashing into public bus

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say two people are seriously injured after a pickup truck slammed into a bus in northeast Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun reported (http://bit.ly/1f9gGRY ) that the crash happened around 12:50 p.m. on Friday on ...

  • Marco Rubio to campaign in Nevada; making stops in Henderson

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio is returning to Nevada. The Florida senator will visit Las Vegas on July 11 and make stops at a Henderson retirement community and Lt. Governor Mark Hutchinson's house for ...

  • Crews working wildfires in southern Nevada, near Lake Tahoe

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews are making progress on a dozen small wildfires in southern Nevada, with an end likely in sight for the fire south of Lake Tahoe near the California border that's been burning for weeks. Two ...

  • NBA transitions from free agency fury to summer league games

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) NBA teams are now turning their attention to youngsters and player development with summer leagues set to tip off after executives and owners around the league agreed to shell out millions of dollars to veteran free agents this week in ...

  • Fireworks, parades, maple bacon for Nevada's Fourth of July

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sky over the Silver State will sparkle with fireworks from Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas come Saturday. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra sets the soundtrack for the "Red, White and Tahoe Blue" fireworks show in Lake ...

  • More than 6,000 marijuana plants found in Plumas County

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Plumas County officials have discovered more than 6,000 marijuana plants near Antelope Lake. KTVN-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1KvKPrv ) Sheriff Greg Hagwood says on Wednesday a raid team comprised of Plumas County SWAT, Forest Service law enforcement and ...

  • Clark County issues air quality advisory for Fourth of July

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County has issued an air quality advisory due to anticipated smoke from Fourth of July fireworks. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1KxNila ) the advisory will be in effect Saturday and Sunday. According to the ...

  • US attorney wants to appeal loss in Nevada cash seizure case

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Nevada wants to appeal an order to return $167,000 seized from a Hawaii man who was stopped twice driving a motorhome on Interstate 80 near Elko in January 2013, but never ...

  • BLM, Nevada ranchers strike deal to resume livestock grazing

    2 days ago

    (AP) BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has reached an agreement in a year-old grazing dispute with northern Nevada ranchers that allows them to return some cattle to federal rangeland. BLM officials say the new settlement ...

  • California woman dies from brain-eating amoeba

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nevada (AP) — Health officials say a California woman has died after being infected with a brain-eating bacteria. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1C4b19z ) that the 21-year-old Bishop woman died June 20 at a Reno hospital. Her name isn't ...

  • Police shut down 2 suspected brothels in Las Vegas homes

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they have shut down two suspected brothels in a Las Vegas residential neighborhood and arrested a man and woman facing charges of alleged sex-trafficking and prostitution. Members of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task ...

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