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August 1, 2014

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  • Nick Watney leads Barracuda Championship

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nick Watney increased his lead to three points Friday in the Barracuda Championship, scoring eight points in the modified Stableford event at Montreux to push his two-day total to 26. Players receive eight points for double ...

  • States try to land Tesla despite Nevada groundwork

    4 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork there is no guarantee that the plant and its 6,500 ...

  • Gov. Sandoval tours flood-damaged Mt. Charleston

    6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval says he's open to the idea of the state taking responsibility for a southern Nevada flood control project that Clark County rejected. Sandoval made the remarks after he toured the Mt. Charleston subdivision ...

  • Embattled Washoe County schools chief back on job

    6 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Embattled Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez is back on the job, 10 days after he was told he was being "relieved of his duties" effective immediately. Martinez returned to work Friday after school board ...

  • Man wanted for Mexico murder deported from Vegas

    7 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Mexican citizen who's wanted for a murder in his home country has been deported after immigration authorities arrested him near his North Las Vegas home. Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say 35-year-old Pedro ...

  • Gov. Sandoval to tour flood-damaged Mt. Charleston

    10 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to tour the Southern Nevada subdivision where a muddy flash flood this week damaged 10 homes and cut off water for dozens of residents. The governor was expected to begin his ...

  • Bookkeeper sentenced in theft of $500k from boss

    10 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A part-time Las Vegas bookkeeper accused of forging paychecks to embezzle more than half a million dollars from her former employer has been sentenced and ordered pay back the money. The Nevada Attorney General's Office says ...

  • Coroner IDs man shot east of downtown Las Vegas

    10 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man found shot dead earlier this week east of downtown Las Vegas. Clark County coroner's officials say Manuel Guadalupe Acosta died of a gunshot wound to the chest late Wednesday. Police ...

  • TV SportsWatch

    14 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times EDT Saturday, Aug. 2 AUTO RACING 9 a.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for GoBowling.com 400, at Long Pond, Pa. 10 a.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Pocono Mountains 150, at Long Pond, Pa. ...

  • Nick Watney leads Barracuda Championship

    1 day ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nick Watney made nine birdies Thursday in a bogey-free round in the Barracuda Championship to take a two-point lead in the modified Stableford event. Watney earned 18 points at Montreux Golf and Country Club. Players receive ...

  • Washoe School Board offers superintendent job back

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School Board is asking ousted Superintendent Pedro Martinez to return to his job. The Reno Gazette-Journal first reported on its Web site Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/qcwolnw) that the board has agreed to void any action ...

  • US basketball team bonding in Las Vegas

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brotherhood, chemistry and camaraderie. Those three words have been used repeatedly during the U.S. basketball team's first four days of practice. It's those things that will help bring together the final 12-man roster for the squad ...

  • Homeowner in crime spree died of gunshot to back

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say the homeowner killed in a deadly Las Vegas crime spree earlier this week died of a gunshot wound to the back of the shoulder. Clark County coroner's officials released 59-year-old Richard Ramos' cause of ...

  • 3-D printer making prosthetic hand for Vegas girl

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The little girl squirmed in her mother's arms inside a lab at UNLV, her American flag-themed dress contrasting with the hammers, rulers and other engineering equipment that surrounded her. After three months of work, the moment ...

  • Tent? Toss it: Ultralight hikers strip down

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — For Glen Van Peski, a pioneer in the field of ultralight backpacking, even the excess weight in a toothbrush handle is too much for the pack. So he ditched the tiny travel-sized toothbrushes many backpackers carry ...

  • Tesla says decision on battery factory months away

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other locations. In a statement, Tesla says it broke ground ...

  • Man found dead east of downtown Vegas; 3 sought

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are looking for three suspects they believe were involved in the death of a man east of downtown Las Vegas. Authorities say they responded to reports that a man had been shot at about 11 ...

  • Elko police probe killing of man at home

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko police are investigating the killing of a 31-year-old man who appears to have been bludgeoned to death. Lt. Richard Genseal told the Elko Daily Free Press (http://tinyurl.com/lu43p4j ) Richard A. Lawson Jr. appeared to have ...

  • Las Vegas man sentenced for Utah prostitution case

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Las Vegas man convicted in a southern Utah prostitution case will serve 180 days in a county jail. A Utah judge sentenced Leroy Haley Wednesday and ordered him to pay $1,500 in fines. Investigators ...

  • Nevada taxable sales up 8 percent in May

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's taxable sales rose 8 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago, but sales and use tax collections are lagging behind projections for the current fiscal year by about one-half of a ...

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