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October 20, 2014

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  • Fajardo leads Nevada comeback, 42-35 win over BYU

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) PROVO, Utah (AP) — Cody Fajardo threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in the second half as Nevada earned a come-from-behind, non-conference win at Brigham Young, 42-35, Saturday night. Cody Stewart threw for three touchdowns, two of ...

  • Millsaps wins Monster Energy Cup

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trey Canard crashed twice in the Monster Energy Cup finale Saturday night to squander a chance for a $1 million payday, and Davi Millsaps took the title and $100,000. Canard, the Honda rider from Edmond, Oklahoma, ...

  • Officials: NV prison inmate apparently murdered

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Department of Corrections officials say an investigation is underway into the apparent murder of an inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center near Carson City. They say efforts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful ...

  • Nevada Assemblyman Joe Hogan dies at 77

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Assemblyman Joe Hogan, who was first elected to the lower house in 2004, has died at the age of 77. The Las Vegas Democrat died in Virginia with family members around him on Friday, about ...

  • Festival launches 20,000 lanterns into Mojave sky

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers of the RiSE Festival say about 10,000 people will launch 20,000 illuminated paper lanterns into the Mojave Desert sky starting at sunset Saturday. The first-time event was set to begin at 5:15 p.m. at a ...

  • Nevada's 'implied consent' law struck down

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled a state law that allows police to forcibly take blood samples from motorists without a warrant is unconstitutional. The court, in a unanimous decision handed down Thursday, said the ...

  • Lawyer fights with businesses, politicians, bulls

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Matt Callister knows how to draw attention. It's not his yellow button-down shirts and beaten leather jacket that stand out. Nor is it his cheekbone-length golden hair and woody voice, gnarled by the cigarettes that he ...

  • Aspiring model, pilot arrested in OC drug bust

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An aspiring model and a private pilot, both from Canada, have been arrested on federal drug charges in Southern California after authorities say they arrived from Las Vegas in a private jet carrying drugs worth ...

  • Ben Martin takes Las Vegas lead

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Winless in 55 career starts on the ...

  • Some 60 head of cattle shot in Nevada spree

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada ranchers are offering a $20,600 reward after the shootings of some 60 head of cattle across northern Nevada since mid-summer. Nevada Cattlemen's Association President Ron Torell says 10 of the animals were killed and the ...

  • Nevada early voting runs Saturday through Oct. 31

    2 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Early voting is getting underway in Nevada with the general election less than three weeks away. Early voting begins Saturday and runs through Friday, Oct. 31. Voters can cast ballots at any early voting site during ...

  • Petco plans $35M distribution center in Reno

    2 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The San Diego-based Petco plans to build a new distribution center in Reno that it says will employ up to 150 people. Petco officials say they intend to invest $35 million in the 770,000-square foot facility. ...

  • Putnam, Knox top Las Vegas leaderboard

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Putnam is played his fourth ...

  • As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders

    3 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Friday it is prepared to start formal discussions with some of its bank lenders as it works to reduce its debt and stave off what some see as near certain bankruptcy. In a ...

  • Reno of the D-League hires Grinnell coach

    3 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The top assistant for college basketball's top-scoring offense is getting a shot in the pros. David Arseneault Jr., the associate head coach at Division III Grinnell College in Iowa, was hired Friday as the coach of ...

  • Nevada jobless rate down to 7.3 percent in Sept.

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate fell in September to its lowest level in more than six years. The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 7.3 percent in September, the lowest since July 2008, according to statistics released Friday ...

  • Assembly candidate declared ineligible for seat

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Las Vegas Assembly candidate Meghan Smith has been declared ineligible for November's election, although her name will remain on the ballot. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Judge Nancy Alf ruled Thursday that Assembly District 34 ...

  • Tahoe level at 5-year low; no Truckee River flows

    3 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe's water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River. The river has been reduced to a shallow stream ...

  • Vegas doctor to prison for illegal prescriptions

    3 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas doctor accused of writing painkiller prescriptions for people he never treated and then creating records to pretend he'd worked with them has been ordered to nearly four years in prison. Authorities say 49-year-old ...

  • Reno business recruiting secret: Downtown dining

    3 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Stan Thomas tried to persuade a Northern California tech company to move here but it didn't want to. His job at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is to entice companies to relocate to the ...

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