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May 6, 2015

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  • Daimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks North America LLC says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — for not only testing, but business ...

  • Burgarello back in court in Sparks trespassing killing

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Sparks man accused of murder in the death of an unarmed trespasser is due back in Washoe District Court for a status hearing less than two weeks before he's scheduled to go to trial. Judge ...

  • Clinton pushes immigration overhaul to campaign forefront

    6 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving immigration a prominent role in her 2016 presidential campaign, reassuring skeptics and seeking to cast Republican presidential candidates as obstacles to overhauling the nation's immigration system. Clinton said Tuesday that any ...

  • With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania. Standardized test season in K-12 classrooms has been dominated in some states by widespread technical problems or by parents allowing their ...

  • Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam

    6 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns — but with a driver. As the Freightliner navigated switchbacks traveling to the top of ...

  • Cigarette tax hike could be even steeper to close budget gap

    13 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson wants to raise the cigarette tax even more than Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed in an effort to plug a budget hole. The Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that he wants to ...

  • Suit filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing injury

    14 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured. The ...

  • Missing truck carrying items from topless showgirl set found

    14 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A truck reported stolen Monday with items from a Las Vegas topless showgirl set has been found. The "Crazy Girls Topless Showgirl Revue" was moving out of its venue inside the now-closed Riviera Hotel & Casino ...

  • Audit: Deficient computers lead to $1M Medicaid overpayments

    14 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada auditors blame an inadequate computer system for more than a million dollars in Medicaid overpayments in the past four years. The Legislative Auditor issued a report Monday saying the state paid nearly $800,000 more ...

  • Las Vegas to host world table tennis event in 2018

    15 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nevada will host the World Veteran Table Tennis Championship in 2018. USA Table Tennis announced Tuesday that the tournament for players 40 and over will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June ...

  • Column: Pacquiao injury another hit for boxing

    15 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The people who paid $99.95 to watch at home had no clue. Neither did those spending $40,000 or more for a ringside seat Saturday night in Las Vegas. And, surely, the bettor who wagered $500,000 at ...

  • Ex-Reno mayoral candidate faces battery, weapons charge

    15 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former candidate for mayor in Reno faces battery and weapons charges after he allegedly told police he beat a man with a golf club in February because the man ran over his dog. Larry Pizorno ...

  • Group says new Las Vegas Strip resort-casino to rise by 2018

    16 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The developer of a sprawling Asian-themed casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip says the property is expected to open by early 2018 on the former site of the Stardust Hotel. Officials from Malaysia-based Genting Group were ...

  • Man accused of sex offenses in Arizona is arrested in Nevada

    17 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a man wanted for alleged sex offenses in Peoria has been arrested in Nevada. Peoria police say 50-year-old Leroy Facio was arrested at a relative's home in Las Vegas by ...

  • Bill allowing 80 mph speed limit passes Nevada Legislature

    17 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill allowing Nevada to increase speed limits to 80 mph on some roads has passed the Assembly and now goes to Gov. Brian Sandoval. Assembly members voted 31-11 to approve SB2 on Tuesday. The ...

  • Elko police say fatal shooting may have been self-defense

    17 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko police investigating a homicide over the weekend say it may have been a justifiable case of self-defense. Police Lt. Rich Genseal says 32-year-old Clinton Hopper was fatally shot Sunday morning in his girlfriend's apartment. Genseal ...

  • $2,500 reward in search for killer of homeless Reno man

    18 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A $2,500 reward has been posted in Reno for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the killing of homeless man whose body was found near the Truckee River a ...

  • Study says Nevada smart meters comply with fire safety

    18 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — NV Energy is using safe smart meters according to a study commissioned by the Public Utilities Commission after fire officials raised concerns that the devices were flaming up. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1Qjof5u) Underwriters Laboratory subjected ...

  • Chris Brown's battery charge in Las Vegas has been dropped

    18 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A battery charge against singer Chris Brown in Las Vegas has been dropped. Las Vegas police said Tuesday that the man who claimed the star had punched him during a basketball game is dropping out of ...

  • Reno casino, hotel will change hands again

    19 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Siena Hotel Spa Casino in downtown Reno is changing hands for the second time in its 14 year history. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1zKywnq) that Grand Siena LLC says it has agreed sell the eight-story, ...

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