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October 1, 2014

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  • Nevada woman pleads guilty in NBA ticket scheme

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Carson City woman has pleaded guilty in a basketball ticket scheme that authorities say targeted professional athletes and sports agents. The Nevada Attorney General's office said Monday that 39-year-old Megan Klein pleaded guilty to ...

  • Ex-GSA official from Nevada faces fraud charges

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — An ex-federal official who hosted a lavish, $800,000 conference in Las Vegas that sparked a congressional investigation into government spending has been indicted on fraud charges. A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted 59-year-old Jeffrey ...

  • $10M grant will support career training programs

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's community colleges are getting nearly $10 million in federal grants to help train job seekers for in-demand careers. Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Monday that the Nevada Community College Consortium had landed the grant through ...

  • US marshal warns Nevadans about jury duty scam

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals office in Reno is warning about a new scam targeting northern Nevadans with fictitious telephone calls about jury duty. Authorities say they've received several reports of individuals identifying themselves as U.S. marshals who ...

  • Examples of 2014 videos showing police using force

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) Sometimes videos of police using force seem to justify those actions; other times, they appear to prove officers acted wrongly. In either circumstance, seeing such videos might give viewers a false sense of understanding what happened when they don't have ...

  • Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling officials say the industry paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013. It's the first time the American Gaming Association has added tribal casinos and casino game makers into ...

  • FBI in Vegas raids home of hip hop music figure

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal agents raided a southeast Las Vegas home owned by a hip hop figure in what authorities are calling an ongoing investigation. No arrests were made. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Pappas confirmed Monday that the agency served ...

  • UNLV ed major to receive Gov. Guinn scholarship

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An education major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is set to receive a $4,500 memorial scholarship named after the late Gov. Kenny Guinn. State Treasurer Kate Marshall and UNLV President Don Snyder are expected ...

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle crash at Red Rock

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man is dead and a woman is critically injured after their motorcycle went off the road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Las Vegas police say the crash happened a little after 9 p.m. ...

  • Dozens of animals dead in North Vegas house fire

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters say dozens of animals were killed and injured in a fire at a North Las Vegas home. Authorities were called a little before 8 p.m. on Sunday to a home on Stanley Avenue, ...

  • Nevada man accused of terrorizing in North Dakota

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A man from Reno, Nevada, who has been living in North Dakota is accused of making a telephone threat that led to a lockdown of Dickinson schools. Thirty-eight-year-old David Viator faces a felony terrorizing charge that ...

  • Police: Suspect's YouTube videos lead to arrest

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas marijuana grow operation was busted after police said its operator led them to it through his YouTube videos. Police say 35-year-old -year-old Jason Pelletier was taken into custody Friday after an anonymous tipster ...

  • Sandoval: US must maintain presence in Afghanistan

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says the U.S. must continue to maintain a presence in Afghanistan to ensure security and prevent the Taliban from regaining a foothold. Sandoval, one of four U.S. governors who made a surprise ...

  • Ruling in North Vegas job case could be costly

    2 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Cash-strapped North Las Vegas might have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay and legal costs to a police officer fired in 2007 after a complaint about a parking ticket. Attorney ...

  • Storms drench parts of Arizona, Nevada

    2 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Residents of the Phoenix area were greeted Sunday morning by toppled trees and debris-littered streets. Powerful thunderstorms brought heavy rain and strong winds to the region Saturday — flooding roads, delaying flights and leaving thousands without power. ...

  • Southwest storms knock over trees, drench Phoenix

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Intense storms swept through the Southwest on Saturday, snapping trees and shrouding metropolitan Phoenix in cascading showers while also bringing flooding to parts of Nevada. The skies above downtown Phoenix were completely gray in the afternoon as ...

  • Erik Jones wins Truck race in Las Vegas

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erik Jones raced to his second NASCAR Camping World Truck victory of the year Saturday night, holding off Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 18-year-old Jones gave Kyle Busch ...

  • Southwest storms knock over trees, drench Phoenix

    3 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Intense storms swept through the Southwest on Saturday, snapping trees and shrouding metropolitan Phoenix in cascading showers while also bringing flooding to parts of Nevada. The skies above downtown Phoenix were completely gray in the afternoon as ...

  • Washoe schools get grant for anti-violence program

    3 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School District has received a $973,491 federal grant for anti-violence programs, nearly a year after a deadly schoolyard shooting rampage in Sparks. Gov. Brian Sandoval, in announcing the U.S. Department of Education grant ...

  • US judge refuses to halt fracking in Nevada

    3 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than ...

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