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September 23, 2014

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  • Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame inducts 2 newsmen

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Two longtime newspapermen were inducted into the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame in ceremonies Saturday. The late Dave Sanford, whose family ran the Mason Valley News in Yerington for decades, and Brian Greenspun, editor ...

  • Nevada Press Association names top contest winners

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Here's a list of the top awards in the 2014 Nevada Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, announced Saturday at the association's annual convention: General Excellence: First Place: Urban Daily — Las Vegas Review-Journal. Judges' ...

  • Record enrollment in Clark County schools again

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clark County School District has set an enrollment record for the third year in a row. School board trustees announced that the more than 318,000 students who attended school on Friday make Clark County the ...

  • $70M grant for biofuels plant planned east of Reno

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into ...

  • Nevada Press Association names contest winners

    2 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Here's the list of winners in the Nevada Press Association 2014 Better Newspaper Contest, announced Saturday night at the newspaper organization's annual convention. Most of the awards are divided among five classes: urban daily ...

  • 2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it ...

  • Lyon County ranch house joins historic list

    2 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — A ranch house that was disassembled in Virginia City and reconstructed in 1903 in the Mason Valley about 80 miles southeast of Reno has been added to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places. James W. ...

  • Miller, Laxalt face off in attorney general debate

    2 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Secretary of State Ross Miller touted his work enforcing Nevada election law while his opponent Adam Laxalt pointed to his experience in military law in a debate over who should be Nevada's next attorney ...

  • DA: Tests weren't back yet in Stratosphere crash

    3 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The district attorney in Las Vegas says drug tests weren't complete, and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through the Stratosphere ...

  • Nevada jobless rate ticks down to 6-year low

    3 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate ticked down last month to its lowest level in six years, helped by rebounds in the construction and business services industries, state officials said. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday ...

  • Rancher says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his

    3 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents during a cattle roundup in April now says he's seen no proof that his cow caused a freeway crash that a Las Vegas schoolteacher blames for ...

  • Mayweather called before Nevada boxing commission

    3 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once again, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has some explaining to do. Nevada boxing regulators have ordered Mayweather to appear before them next week to answer questions about scenes aired on the Showtime network prior to his fight ...

  • Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

    3 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month. Educators and investigators ...

  • UNLV welcoming world-class Intel supercomputer

    3 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Quick: Multiply 3.14159 by 1.61803. Can't do it? Don't worry. Soon, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will have a supercomputer that can do the equation and 200 trillion more like it in one second. UNLV ...

  • Miscarried fetus found in Vegas woman's freezer

    3 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police questioning a couple about a shooting in their Las Vegas neighborhood say they found the remains of a miscarried fetus in a jar in the freezer, and a stolen gun and about a half-pound of ...

  • NHP probes Sparks pedestrian death

    3 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a 62-year-old Sparks woman who was hit by a car on East McCarran Boulevard near Prater Way. Trooper Dave Gibson said Friday that Maria Ramon Rivera-Depineda was ...

  • Reno teen climbers ascend global stage

    3 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — You can tell Jenna Wang is a great speed climber without even watching her. All you have to do is listen. During a recent climb in downtown Reno, Wang, 15, waited quietly while an automated timer ...

  • 1 dead, 1 arrested after northwest Vegas gun fight

    3 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a neighbor who fired an assault rifle to break up a pre-dawn altercation in an apartment courtyard was shot and killed by a fleeing gunman who was later arrested after a ...

  • Hardy fundraising carries on despite Dem complaint

    3 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials with Nevada Republican Assemblyman Cresent Hardy's congressional campaign say they plan to keep fundraising amid accusations from Democrats that Hardy's breaking the rules of a blackout period. A complaint filed Thursday by Nevada State Democratic ...

  • Nevada Supreme Court sides with Vegas realtors

    3 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Real estate investors in Las Vegas who have been picking up foreclosed property for pennies on the dollar claimed a victory in a new Nevada Supreme Court ruling. The high court ruled on Thursday that that ...

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