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November 23, 2014

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  • Southern Nevada firms get $25M in tax abatements

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five new or expanding southern Nevada businesses have been granted more than $25 million in tax abatements for programs that state officials say should reap rewards including creation of more than 230 jobs. Abatements approved Thursday ...

  • State assembly race recount goes forward in Washoe

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Election officials in Washoe County are going forward with a recount in a state assembly race after a judge rejected a legal challenge by incumbent Republican Randy Kirner. Kirner had argued that his challenger, Lisa Krasner, ...

  • Nevada locomotive back on track after 88 years

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Glenbrook — perhaps the most viewed locomotive in Nevada history — roared to life for the first time in 88 years this week in Carson City. "This is, indeed, an important day in the ...

  • 1 of Nevada's 1st pot dispensaries readies to open

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — If everything goes according to plan, Joe Lamarca will sell the first buds of medical marijuana from his dispensary in the southwest valley on Jan. 12. But after more than a year of planning, navigating the ...

  • Bill Cosby show set for Vegas casino canceled

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip say they've mutually agreed with comedian Bill Cosby to cancel his upcoming performance there amid a growing number of sexual assault allegations. The cancellation was ...

  • Dad accused of child abuse in infant son's death

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a 23-year-old father is accused of murder by child abuse in the death of his baby boy earlier this week. Authorities say Cornelio Rodriguez-Gonzalez was arrested in the infant's death and booked ...

  • Immigration watchers gather to watch Obama speech

    2 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Astrid Silva says she didn't hear her name when the president of the United States first said it in his anticipated speech. The young woman who has led immigration reform efforts buried her face in her ...

  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

    2 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made he feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 ...

  • NAACP blasts NV Speaker-elect's racial comments

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno-Sparks NAACP is calling on state Assembly Republicans to reconsider the recent election of Ira Hansen as speaker, saying the Sparks conservative has demonstrated a long history of racial insensitivity and bigotry. Reno-Sparks NAACP President ...

  • Wynn official disputes investigation claim

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver disputes a report the company is under investigation for breaking money-laundering laws. Weaver issued a statement Thursday after The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources reported multiple agencies including the Justice ...

  • Jay Leno cancels gig at Vegas firearms trade show

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Comedian and television talk show host Jay Leno has canceled a scheduled appearance at a large firearms trade show on the Las Vegas Strip. Dick Guttman, a publicist for the former NBC "Tonight Show" host, said ...

  • Fighter War Machine pleads not guilty in Vegas

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who changed his name to War Machine as a mixed martial arts fighter has pleaded not guilty in Nevada to charges that he tried to kill his porn star ex-girlfriend and her friend. A ...

  • No new trial in Saudi airman rape case in Vegas

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge rejected a bid for a new trial by a Saudi Arabian air force sergeant facing a minimum of 35 years in a Nevada prison after a jury found him guilty of kidnapping ...

  • No accident Obama immigration rally is in Nevada

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's no accident that President Barack Obama is choosing Nevada as the place to sign an executive order that's expected to spare millions of immigrants from deportation. His Friday rally at Del Sol High School in ...

  • MGM, Wynn to take on $1 billion each for projects

    2 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas-based casino companies say they each plan to take on at least $1 billion in debt to help pay for new casino-hotel developments in Massachusetts among other things. MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts both ...

  • Armed robber sought in Las Vegas casino heist

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas have released security camera images of man and a getaway vehicle sought in a second robbery in two months at the Palace Station casino-hotel. Officer Larry Hadfield says no arrests have been ...

  • Judge rejects new trial in Saudi airman rape case

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge rejected a call for a new trial for a Saudi Arabian air force sergeant found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. Clark County District ...

  • US Attorney in Nevada collects $11M in penalties

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Nevada says it's collected almost $11 million this fiscal year in fines and penalties. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says the collections included nearly $5 million from criminal cases, $1 million from ...

  • Former UNLV coach Tarkanian hospitalized in Vegas

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he's being treated for pneumonia. Danny Tarkanian said Thusday the 84-year-old former Runnin' Rebels coach was stabilized and undergoing ...

  • Calif. man accused in July killing of Reno teen

    3 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — An 18-year-old California man has been returned to Nevada to face charges in the July killing of a Reno teenager. Police say federal marshals arrested Cristian Guerrero-Mena in the San Jose in August. Reno police say ...

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