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  • Jeb Bush to visit Vegas next week, speak at GOP fundraiser

    18 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush is scheduled to visit Las Vegas next week to help raise money for the Clark County Republican Party. Group spokesman Nick Phillips said the former Florida governor will be headlining ...

  • Bill would offer more relief in pay discrimination cases

    19 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a measure that would offer more relief to victims of pay discrimination. Republican Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson presented SB167 to the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The measure includes provisions ...

  • Man arrested in stolen airplane now charged with sex crime

    19 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say the man who allegedly stole an airplane early Saturday in the Las Vegas area was being sought by police for a reported sex crime against a child. Henderson police said sex crimes were reported ...

  • Bill would protect officials from fraudulent legal action

    20 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill seeking to limit fraudulent legal action taken against public officials. Republican Sen. Greg Brower presented SB 197 to the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday. The measure would prohibit people ...

  • Motion to dismiss murder charge in Sparks trespasser killing

    20 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The lawyer for a Sparks man accused of murdering an unarmed trespasser says the 74-year-old's mental impairment makes it impossible to try him without violating his constitutional rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Wayne Burgarello's ...

  • Ex-clinic chief in Las Vegas hepatitis case gets prison time

    20 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former business chief of a Las Vegas medical clinic linked to a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit ...

  • Adelson due back on witness stand in Macau CEO firing case

    21 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is due in court Tuesday before a state court judge considering whether Nevada is the place to hear a wrongful termination lawsuit by the former chief of Sands Macau operations. ...

  • "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign designer gets day

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners say May 5 is Betty Willis day honoring the designer of the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. The 91-year-old Willis died April 19 in Overton, Nevada. Clark County commissioners are expected ...

  • Clinton to discuss immigration reform in Nevada

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton intends to draw an early distinction with Republicans on immigration reform, pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress. Clinton was laying the foundation of her ...

  • Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for shoulder

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said Monday that the state attorney ...

  • Drought across West could create 'perfect storm' fire season

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Fire officials say drought and weather conditions across the West could create a perfect storm of simultaneous wildfires and make it tougher for Nevada to get out-of-state aid. Authorities from several agencies briefed Gov. Brian ...

  • Reno police probe possible homicide of homeless man

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police say they're conducting a homicide investigation into the death of a homeless man whose body was found near the Truckee River a few blocks from the downtown casino district. Reno police said in a ...

  • Bill would define obesity, allow weight data collection

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would define obesity as a chronic disease and require an annual report about what's being done to fight it in Nevada. Democratic Sen. Mo Denis is sponsoring SB402, which ...

  • Chris Brown accused of battery in Las Vegas

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed in Las Vegas over the weekend. Las Vegas police said Monday that Brown is suspected of beating a man who was found hospitalized earlier ...

  • Legislature OKs bill to add right to hunt to constitution

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A proposed Nevada constitutional amendment preserving the right to hunt, trap and fish has been approved by the Legislature and is one step closer to becoming law. Assembly members voted 32-10 on Monday to approve ...

  • Riviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The aging Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will age no more. As of noon Monday, the 60-year-old casino-hotel closed its doors as the last few gamblers tried their luck on slots. The ...

  • Senate passes bill requiring quicker reporting of bullying

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada senators have passed a bill backed by Gov. Brian Sandoval that would implement a broad anti-bullying initiative throughout Nevada's school system. Senators voted 18-1 on Monday to approve SB504, which would create an Office ...

  • Nevada fire that burned 144 acres mostly contained

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) NIXON, Nev. (AP) — A brush fire that burned 144 acres near Nixon has been 80 percent contained. KRNV-TV in Reno reports (http://bit.ly/1PiUQpy) that the fire has burnt down two buildings. Firefighters say one residential building was saved. BLM fire ...

  • 15-year-old legal fight over forest road resumes in Reno

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The second week of an evidentiary hearing is underway in federal court in Reno where Elko County officials have spent more than 15 years trying to prove a remote road on a national forest belongs to ...

  • Blues legend B.B. King resting at home in Las Vegas

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care at his Las Vegas home. King's longtime business manager, Laverne Toney, said Monday the musician was resting after returning from a hospital Friday. Toney has legal control over ...

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