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October 24, 2014

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  • Coroner IDs man dead in Clark Co. ATV rollover

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 68-year-old Las Vegas man who died when his ATV rolled in a southern Nevada off-roading area over the weekend. Clark County coroner's officials say Charles Haddon Spurgeon Lord II died of his ...

  • Governor announces Nevada Ebola task force members

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has assembled some of the biggest players in Nevada health care as part of an Ebola advisory committee. The group is tasked with ensuring the state is ready for any cases of the ...

  • No sleep for Lucy Flores in 24-hour campaign blitz

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores is planning 24 straight hours of campaign events in an effort to push more Nevada voters to the polls. The 20-stop blitz is set to begin at 8 a.m. with ...

  • Elton John extends Vegas Strip show 3 more years

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment officials say Elton John will keep performing at Caesars Palace for three more years. The company and AEG Live announced the contract extension this week. The famed singer-songwriter first took to the stage at ...

  • Reno-Sparks tourism boss gets $37,000 bonus

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority's board members say they like the job their CEO is doing and they're willing to put their money where their mouth is. The RSCVA board voted Wednesday to reward authority ...

  • Study finds 2 Nevada measures drawing TV ad buys

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Corporations and business interests are digging deep to fund a drive to defeat a Nevada ballot measure that would tax commerce to fund education in a state near the bottom nationwide in per-pupil spending. A Center ...

  • Clippers coach: Griffin police case no distraction

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he trusts player Blake Griffin, and a police investigation of a man's complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub ...

  • Nevada to oppose new arguments in gay rights case

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval says Nevada will oppose an effort by opponents of same-sex marriages to get the full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments to ban gay marriage in the Silver State. The Republican ...

  • Service for Assemblyman Livermore scheduled Monday

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican party caucus official says a memorial service for Nevada state Assemblyman Pete Livermore is scheduled next week at a Catholic church in Carson City. Livermore died Monday after an apparent heart attack at his ...

  • Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The international search to find the world's funniest person moves to Las Vegas. The Laugh Factory in Hollywood says online votes from its Monday night competition have been counted and five finalists from Finland, France, Pakistan, ...

  • Vegas police probe complaint against Blake Griffin

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are investigating a man's allegation that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend. Officer Jesse Roybal, a department spokesman, said Wednesday that a battery complaint was ...

  • Game wardens probe killing of 6 elk south of Ely

    1 day, 20 hours ago

    (AP) ELY, Nev. (AP) — State game wardens are looking for the poachers who illegally shot at least six elk in east-central Nevada. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is seeking the public's help in the investigation into the killing of the ...

  • Nevada fire marshal: smart meters not fire causes

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's fire marshal says his review of nearly a dozen fires at homes with NV Energy's smart meters found the meters themselves are not starting the fires. Fire Marshal Peter Mulvihill is recommending local fire chiefs ...

  • 2nd man arrested in Vegas home-invasion shootout

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a second man has been arrested in a home-invasion shootout that left a 48-year-old man dead last month at a home in northwest Las Vegas. Records show that 28-year-old Robert Figueroa was being held ...

  • Signs calling assembly hopeful ineligible can stay

    2 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that signs declaring a Las Vegas-area assembly candidate ineligible for the seat will stay up at polling places. The court denied a motion from Democratic candidate Meghan Smith to put ...

  • Nevada man gets life in prison in toddler death

    2 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 29-year-old Nevada ex-convict was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a Henderson apartment. A state court jury found Michael Alan Lee guilty in August of first-degree murder ...

  • Ex-jail inmate to face charge in fake Ebola claim

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a 29-year-old Nevada who tested negative for Ebola will face a misdemeanor false statement charge for telling jailers he had been to Africa and had symptoms of the virus. David Lee ...

  • Downtown Project opens boutique hotel in Vegas

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors looking for a crash pad in downtown Las Vegas will find one at the recently re-opened Oasis at Gold Spike hotel near Fremont Street. The Downtown Project led by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh (SHAY) announced ...

  • Casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that a sale was the best ...

  • USFS plans prescribed burns south of Tahoe to Reno

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is planning a number of prescribed fire operations that will begin as early as next week and run through the middle of May around Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson City and Douglas ...

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