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November 26, 2014

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  • Cirque revives 'Ka' scene 17 months after death

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key battle scene near the end of Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" show is returning more than a year and a half after a performer fell 94 feet to her death when a wire rope snapped ...

  • Judge in Reno taking up Nevada-Uber legal fight

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A state court judge in Reno says taxi companies can't join state regulators trying to prevent ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating in Nevada. Washoe County District Court Judge Scott Freeman said Tuesday that a complaint ...

  • Outgoing Nevada AG will become higher ed official

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's outgoing attorney general will become a top official in the Nevada System of Higher Education starting next year. The system announced Tuesday that Catherine Cortez Masto will take the Las Vegas-based executive vice chancellor job ...

  • Nevada election results certified as official

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's historic Nov. 4 election is official. Catherine Lu, an aide to Secretary of State Ross Miller, says the Nevada Supreme Court certified election results on Tuesday. The numbers didn't change. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval's easy ...

  • Peaceful Vegas-area protest amid Ferguson decision

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A demonstration in North Las Vegas after a grand jury's decision on a case from Ferguson, Missouri stayed peaceful even while rallies elsewhere in the country were marred by riots and looting. The Las Vegas Review-Journal ...

  • Jerry Tarkanian home from Las Vegas hospital

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members say Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is home after several days at a Las Vegas hospital for treatment of pneumonia. Son Danny Tarkanian said Tuesday that his 84-year-old father was released Monday ...

  • DMV warns of pre- and post-Thanksgiving crowds

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles are warning customers that their offices are notoriously crowded and busy the day before Thanksgiving and the Monday after the holiday weekend. DMV officials said Wednesday and Monday ...

  • 'Turkey' crossings slated in Vegas for safety push

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the question is, Why is the turkey crossing the road? The answer is, To get the attention of Las Vegas drivers. UNLV Safe Community Partnership chief Erin Breen says a sixth annual police-officer-in-a-turkey-suit program starts ...

  • Governor asked Hansen to withdraw on Friday

    2 days ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republicans began the search for a new speaker of the Assembly on Monday as they tried to put behind them a nasty spat over racial insensitivity and bigotry, and Gov. Brian Sandoval disclosed he'd asked ...

  • Uber case to be fought in Reno say Nevada justices

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court says a judge in Reno, not Las Vegas, should decide if ride-sharing company Uber should be blocked from doing business in the state. The high court released its ruling late Monday after ...

  • Report: 'Fussy' 7-month-old died of crush injuries

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old Las Vegas father told police he knelt on his 7-month-old son's chest before the boy died last week because he was angry the boy was being "fussy" even after being fed. Cornelio Rodriguez-Gonzalez was ...

  • Weber State edges Nevada 59-56

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Jeremy Senglin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 19 seconds left and finished with 16 points to lead Weber State past Nevada 59-56 on Monday in the seventh-place game of the Paradise Jam. Senglin ...

  • NHP: 2 arrests, alcohol involved in Fernley death

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says alcohol played a role in a hit-and-run accident in Fernley that left one Wadsworth woman dead and two others in jail. The patrol says 28-year-old Latasha Woods was struck and killed ...

  • Washoe County deputy faces gun charges

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 41-year-old Washoe County sheriff's deputy has been arrested in Spanish Springs after police say he was firing a gun while drunk and threatened to shoot at a sheriff's helicopter. Sparks police say Robert Brunsvold was ...

  • BC-BKC--Nevada-Weber St. Box

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) NEVADA (2-3) Rodriguez 1-4 0-0 2, Stevens Jr. 1-2 1-2 3, Coleman 4-11 3-4 12, Fenner 4-10 0-0 8, Perez 3-9 8-9 15, Criswell 0-1 0-0 0, West 6-11 0-0 12, Missa 0-0 0-0 0, Cooper Jr. 1-7 2-2 4, ...

  • AP-BKC--Nevada-Weber St. Box

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) NEVADA (2-3) Rodriguez 1-4 0-0 2, Stevens Jr. 1-2 1-2 3, Coleman 4-11 3-4 12, Fenner 4-10 0-0 8, Perez 3-9 8-9 15, Criswell 0-1 0-0 0, West 6-11 0-0 12, Missa 0-0 0-0 0, Cooper Jr. 1-7 2-2 4, ...

  • Armed robber sought in Henderson sports book heist

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police say they're looking for a robber who made off with an undisclosed amount of money after brandishing a gun at a race and sports book betting cashier during the weekend in Henderson. Henderson police released ...

  • Man crossing street with child fatally hit by car

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a man who was crossing a street with a child has died after being hit by a vehicle. Officer Laura Meltzer says the incident happened a little before 11 a.m. Monday on ...

  • Tarkanian due for release from Vegas hospital

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members say Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian is due to head home from a Las Vegas hospital after treatment for pneumonia. Amy Tarkanian says her 84-year-old father-in-law is scheduled for release Monday afternoon from Valley ...

  • Discovery of body snarls weekend traffic on I-15

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A homicide investigator says authorities in California and Nevada are trying to identify a woman and her assailant after her body was found during the weekend on the side of Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and ...

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