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  • Nevada inmate, 73, dies after 'prolonged illness'

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old inmate who's been in prison for nearly four decades has died after a prolonged illness. Nevada Department of Corrections officials say Lawrence Schultz died Monday at the Regional Medical Facility at ...

  • Washoe schools superintendent 'relieved of duty'

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County School District superintendent Pedro Martinez has been let go, although trustees offered little explanation for the ouster. The announcement came late Tuesday, two years after Martinez was appointed to the post. Trustees said in ...

  • Sentencing set for man in Vegas dancer's death

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip performer convicted of killing and dismembering his dancer ex-girlfriend in 2010 faces life in prison at a sentencing hearing. Jason Omar Griffith was found guilty of second-degree murder in May and ...

  • Australian guilty in $41M biodiesel scam in Vegas

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 64-year-old Australian man has pleaded guilty to charges in federal court in Nevada for his role in a scheme to bilk a U.S. biodiesel fuel program out of more than $41 million. Nathan Stoliar pleaded ...

  • McDermott named to Team USA Select team

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Doug McDermott and Victor Oladipo are among the 13 players named to the USA Basketball Select team that will practice against the group headed to the World Cup in Spain. Team USA unveiled roster on Tuesday. ...

  • Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP's annual convention worry that black voters won't show up at voting booths in November this year. Black voting turnout hit records in presidential elections during Barack Obama's presidency but dropped ...

  • Pro-Israel rally scheduled in downtown Las Vegas

    2 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A pro-Israel rally is scheduled outside the federal courthouse in Las Vegas as a conflict with Hamas rages. The Israeli-American Council Las Vegas is organizing the "We Stand With Israel" demonstration, which is set for 7 ...

  • Reno police probe fatal shooting of young father

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a young father killed by bullets that traveled through his apartment window near Wooster High School. Police say 23-year-old Anthony Cueva had just put his infant son ...

  • $2,500 reward offered in Reno teen's killing

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect or suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a Reno teenager over the weekend. Reno police say they responded ...

  • Suspect in Reno dog cruelty may have mental issues

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for a 24-year-old man accused of dismembering six dogs at two Reno motels says the former Reno High School student has "mental health issues" and may need a psychiatric evaluation before he goes to ...

  • Police supes say department leaders spiked audit

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas police supervisors want the Nevada attorney general to investigate whether superiors covered up a report about systemic problems in the department's air unit after an officer died last year. The Las Vegas Review-Journal ...

  • Court: Security firm liable for unsafe parking lot

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A security firm that was patrolling the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in a rough Las Vegas neighborhood when a man was fatally attacked there in 2004 must pay $1 million to his family, the ...

  • The all-Mountain West preseason team

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A list of the preseason all-Mountain West Conference team as selected by media covering the league: OFFENSE QB_Chuckie Keeton, Sr., Utah State WR_Matt Miller, Sr., Boise State WR_Devante Davis, Sr., UNLV RB_Jay Ajayi, Jr., Boise State ...

  • Fresno State, Boise State are Mountain West picks

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boise State and Fresno State have been picked to win their Mountain West Conference divisions in a preseason media poll. Fresno State, which won the inaugural Mountain West championship over Utah State last season, received 15 ...

  • Family mourns road worker; driver suspected of DUI

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Friends and family are mourning a road construction worker killed on a Las Vegas street by who police say was a drunken driver. A vigil Monday evening honored 57-year-old Robert Lujan, who died in the Sunday ...

  • Rescuers get new tool against deadly security bars

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have a new tool that could save fire victims trapped behind security bars on doors and windows. Home improvement store Lowe's and other community partners affiliated with the Safe Village Coalition donated 100 ...

  • Late lobbyist Faiss to join Gaming Hall of Fame

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prominent Nevada gambling lobbyist who died of cancer in June is one of four new people being inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame. The American Gaming Association announced this week that it will add ...

  • McCallum scores 29, Kings win summer league title

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ray McCallum scored 29 points and Sacramento rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final minutes, as the Kings topped the Houston Rockets 77-68 Monday night in the NBA Summer League championship game. The Kings went ...

  • Man in laser pointer case to be freed from custody

    3 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 30-year-old Nevada man who pleaded guilty to aiming a laser pointer at Las Vegas police helicopters will be released from federal custody as he awaits sentencing. U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Koppe on Monday ordered Henderson ...

  • Shania Twain's Vegas residency to end in December

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Country superstar Shania Twain will end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she made a grand Sin City entrance on horseback and began performing at Caesars Palace. Twain ...

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