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May 28, 2015

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  • City shuts down site where homeless are fed

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The City of Reno is looking for a new location to feed more than 200 homeless people daily after shutting down the We Care Volunteers site. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1KoU35q ) volunteers are speaking with ...

  • Quick quake damage fix planned for busy Vegas freeway ramp

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state road official says a busy earthquake-damaged freeway ramp near downtown Las Vegas will need one night to repair. Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said Wednesday that a date hasn't been set for ...

  • Man dead, witnesses scarce in North Las Vegas park shooting

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A 31-year-old man is dead and police are trying to get witnesses to cooperate to identify his assailant after a fatal shooting at a busy park in North Las Vegas. Officer Aaron Patty said ...

  • Ex-Washoe sheriff's PIO is new face of DA's office

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former spokeswoman for the Washoe County sheriff's department has been appointed to the newly created position of public information officer at the district attorney's office. Washoe County DA Chris Hicks announced the appointment of Michelle ...

  • Murder arrest after woman's burned, cut body found in bath

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they've arrested a Las Vegas man for murder after finding the partially-burned and dismembered body of a woman in his apartment's bathtub. According to an arrest report released Tuesday Nathanael Martinez allegedly told officers ...

  • Measure that would raise bar on voter initiatives fails

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada committee has defeated a proposal that critics say would make it more difficult to file voter-led initiative petitions. The Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee voted 4-6 on Tuesday to defeat SB434. The ...

  • Sandoval signs bill extending sex assault reporting period

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has approved a bill extending Nevada's statute of limitations on sexual assault cases so victims have more time to report their experience and pursue criminal charges. Sandoval signed AB212 on Tuesday surrounded ...

  • Nevada Senate committee OKs education savings accounts bill

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada legislative committee has passed a bill that would allow students to use the state funds designated for their public education at a private school. The Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to approve an ...

  • Nevada Rep. Dina Titus not running for Reid's Senate seat

    1 day, 20 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dina Titus says she won't run for Nevada's open Senate seat in 2016. The Las Vegas Democrat announced Tuesday in an email and video to supporters that she won't try to succeed retiring ...

  • 3 arrests in Reno-Sparks probe of $376K in food stamp fraud

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies have arrested three suspects in connection with an 18-month undercover investigation into food stamp fraud that detectives say cost taxpayers more than $376,000. State welfare and law enforcement officials said in a ...

  • US judge throws out evidence in FBI ruse case in Las Vegas

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out evidence collected by FBI agents who posed as Internet repairmen during a Las Vegas Strip illegal bookmaking investigation, and is giving prosecutors until Friday to decide whether to drop criminal ...

  • Assembly OKs oversight change for ride-hailing companies

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure that changes how ride-hailing companies like Uber are regulated in the state. Assembly members voted to concur with an amendment to AB176 on Tuesday after rejecting the measure during ...

  • US 50 travel delays through Wednesday at Tahoe's Cave Rock

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) — Motorists can expect travel delays on part of the highway around Lake Tahoe through Wednesday at Cave Rock on the lake's east shore. Nevada Department of Transportation officials closed the westbound travel lanes of U.S. ...

  • Senate passes charter school recruitment bill on party lines

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada senators have passed a bill aimed at attracting high-quality charter school operators to the state. The Senate voted 11-8 on Tuesday to pass SB491, which creates the Charter Harbor Master program. A budget committee ...

  • Budget panel reviews GOP-backed public union overhaul bill

    2 days ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A legislative budget committee is considering an amended version of a collective bargaining overhaul bill that labor groups dubbed "union Armageddon." The Assembly Ways and Means Committee held a hearing Tuesday on AB182, which is ...

  • Police say woman held down husband in Vegas hatchet attack

    2 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say an Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial ...

  • Revived Nevada bill would allow concealed guns on colleges

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a revived proposal to allow permit holders to bring concealed guns onto college campuses. Republican Assemblyman James Oscarson presented AB487 to the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The hot-button measure would ...

  • Elko County legal bills top $250K in forest road fight

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County's legal bills have exceeded $250,000 with no end in sight in a 16-year-old court battle with environmentalists and the U.S. government over control of a remote Forest Service road near the Idaho line. Assistant ...

  • World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship's newest event could cause a poker chip shortage. The annual set of 68 tournaments at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino ...

  • Channeling Batman, Versailles: Macau's new wave of resorts

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) MACAU (AP) — Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. The world's casino capital this week welcomes the first of a new wave of lavish casino resorts for its up-and-coming Cotai Peninsula. It's a $20 billion bet by ...

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