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September 1, 2014

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  • Utah university removes Reid's name from center

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt acknowledges he was under pressure from a group of conservatives to remove Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name from a center on campus, but insists politics had nothing to do ...

  • Performer out of hospital after Cirque injury

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials with Cirque du Soleil say a performer who was injured during a show in Las Vegas this week has been released from the hospital and is doing well. The accident happened Wednesday, during the Russian ...

  • Ex-Nevada lawmaker due for release from Vegas jail

    3 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Nevada state lawmaker is due for release from jail, after pleading guilty to felony charges in separate Las Vegas criminal cases dating to the days before his expulsion from the Legislature. Las Vegas police ...

  • Plans for stadium at UNLV put on back burner

    3 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are postponing their plans to build a new stadium for at least another two years. UNLV Acting President Don Snyder said Thursday that other projects take priority over ...

  • Interest in dark night rises, even in Vegas

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bill Dickinson heads up one National Park Service site that can't escape the famous glare of Las Vegas, but he would prefer to be left in the dark. The superintendent for Lake Mead National Recreation Area ...

  • Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun ...

  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

    3 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A top federal water administrator says several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and "over-allocated" Colorado River basin. Assistant Secretary of the Interior ...

  • 2 escape with minor injuries after chopper crash

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Two people have escaped with minor injuries after their helicopter crash-landed south of Gardnerville early this week. Douglas County sheriff's officials say the chopper went down Wednesday afternoon in the Horsebend area. Authorities say they weren't ...

  • Vigil held for Missouri teen killed by police

    3 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A vigil for the teenager who died in a police shooting in Missouri drew people to the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in North Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1qN4CDU ) that about 100 ...

  • Sparks police cleared in fatal shooting of woman

    3 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County District Attorney Dick Gammick says two Sparks police officers were justified when they fatally shot a woman they believed was suicidal when she pointed a gun at them outside her home last fall. Officers ...

  • Former US attorney in Nevada guilty in tax case

    3 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas lawyer who was the U.S. attorney in Nevada from 1975 to 1977 has pleaded guilty to failing to file individual and corporate taxes on $1 million in income. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said ...

  • Nevada gambling revenue inches upward in July

    3 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling revenue rose less than 1 percent in July compared with the same month last year, with nearly a 5 percent gain on the Las Vegas Strip offsetting declines in Reno, Stateline on Lake Tahoe's ...

  • Water conference in Vegas draws business leaders

    3 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A two-day conference in Las Vegas is focusing on the business of water and the need for sustainable supplies amid increasing demand in the drought-stricken Colorado River basin. U.S. Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and ...

  • Ex-Nevada lawmaker pleads guilty in 2 Vegas cases

    3 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Nevada state lawmaker could be freed from jail in Las Vegas after pleading guilty to felony charges in separate criminal cases dating to the days before his expulsion from the Legislature last year. Defense ...

  • Wyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Man

    3 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) — A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada has died after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert. The Pershing County ...

  • Las Vegas 51s to remain top Mets minor league team

    3 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas 51s will continue to be a New York Mets Triple-A farm team for at least another two years. Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson and 51s President and COO Don Logan announced jointly Thursday ...

  • Gun teacher killed suffered single shot to head

    3 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coroner in Las Vegas says the Arizona firearms instructor who died in an Uzi shooting by a 9-year-old girl suffered a single gunshot to the head. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy told The Associated Press ...

  • More beds planned for psych patients in Vegas

    4 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say there will soon be more hospital beds for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas, after state officials doubled the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate for mental health treatment. An aide to Gov. Brian Sandoval and ...

  • Correction: Nevada-Alaska Drug Case story

    4 days ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story Aug. 27 about arrests in a federal drug case, The Associated Press reported erroneously where defendant Bryan M. Bledsoe was employed. A spokesman for McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas said Bledsoe was ...

  • Joey Chestnut wins 8th Sparks Nugget rib title

    4 days ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Joey Chestnut, the world-record holder at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest in New York, has extended his stranglehold on the eating championship at Nevada's Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off as well. Chestnut claimed his ...

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