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February 6, 2016

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  • TV deal means Las Vegas fans won't miss Super Bowl after all

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas football fans won't miss the Super Bowl after all. Cox Communications says it struck a deal with the local CBS affiliate Thursday, ending a bitter rate dispute between the cable provider and KLAS-TV that ...

  • Washoe DA clears 2 officers in 2014 fatal shooting in Reno

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two veteran detectives were justified when they fatally shot an armed fugitive when he grabbed a handgun from his waistband while approaching the officers near a daycare center in September 2014, Washoe County District Attorney Chris ...

  • Clark County approves plans for Wynn shopping center

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Strip is getting a new shopping center and a convention building with a rooftop pool as Clark County commissioners have approved the plans. Vegas Inc. reports (http://bit.ly/1mgqfRK ) that commissioners on Wednesday approved ...

  • 125-room hotel planned for near Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas company is planning a 125-room hotel by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Vegas Inc. reports (http://bit.ly/1SLeCir ) that CAI Investments announced Wednesday that it has signed an $18 million deal for the development. ...

  • Reno River Festival to host national kayak championships

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The national kayak championships will be held in Reno this year. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1PUH1gN ) that the 2016 U.S. National Whitewater Freestyle Championships will be held during the Reno River Festival at the Truckee ...

  • Judge to hear evidence in Vegas Strip fight-night slaying

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge is due to decide if a 23-year-old man already serving seven-to-12 years in Nevada state prison for a separate robbery and conspiracy conviction will stand trial in a Las Vegas Strip murder case. A ...

  • Downtown Grand CEO stepping down after 8 months

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the Downtown Grand casino-hotel in Las Vegas is stepping down after only eight months on the job. Vegas Inc. reports (http://bit.ly/1TGxGiB ) that the casino announced Wednesday that CEO Jim Simms is leaving. ...

  • Tesla gigafactory job creation slower than first projected

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Electric carmaker Tesla's Nevada battery plant is creating jobs more slowly than first projected, although state officials say it's still making satisfactory progress. A report issued this week by the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic ...

  • Celine Dion speaks for 1st time about late husband

    2 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion said her husband kept her grounded and protected her from the gritty business details of her superstar career. The singer, who spoke for the first time publicly since Rene Angelil died, paid tribute at ...

  • 4 holdouts at Oregon refuge have diverse backgrounds

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) The four armed activists still occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon have shown no signs they are ready to leave more than a week after the main figures in the standoff were arrested. Ammon Bundy led the group that ...

  • Dad says Nevada holdout learned government distrust from him

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The 73-year-old father of one of the four holdouts at the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon says Jeffrey Banta may have learned his distrust of the U.S. government from him growing up ...

  • Proposed ballot measure seeks more electricity competition

    3 days ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A group is trying to get a proposal on the ballot that aims to bring more electricity providers to Nevada. The group called Nevadans for Affordable, Clean Energy Choices filed a petition with the Nevada ...

  • Celine Dion to speak but won't sing at Rene Angelil memorial

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion will address the audience, but she isn't expected to sing at the memorial in Las Vegas for Rene Angelil, her husband and manager credited launching with her career. Angelil died Jan. 14 after a ...

  • 4 holdouts at Oregon refuge have diverse backgrounds

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) The four armed activists still occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon have shown no signs they are ready to leave more than a week after the main figures in the standoff were arrested. Ammon Bundy led the group that ...

  • More charges filed in North Las Vegas kidnap-child sex case

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dozens more charges have been filed against a North Las Vegas man accused of kidnapping and keeping a 14-year-old Arizona girl as his sex slave for about a month. A revised complaint brings to 83 the ...

  • Mental status a question in Vegas Strip sidewalk gun case

    3 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas will consider the fitness for trial of a 20-year-old man accused of brandishing an unloaded handgun and feigning shots at traffic and tourists on the Las Vegas Strip. A competency hearing ...

  • Las Vegas fans scramble as cable fight threatens Super Bowl

    3 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of Las Vegas football fans are scrambling to figure out if they'll be able to watch the Super Bowl. Cox Communications cable customers haven't been able to watch any CBS programs since Saturday, when local ...

  • Prominent DREAMer from Nevada endorses Hillary Clinton

    3 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eight prominent immigration activists from Nevada are endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. The DREAMers include Astrid Silva, who was brought to the country illegally but later got deportation relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

  • Washoe County School District kicks off e-book giveaway

    3 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School District is introducing a new campaign that will provide its students with e-books. The campaign is part of California-based app developer Ustyme's Billion E-book campaign, which allows registered users to download books ...

  • Las Vegas 911 dispatch system restored after 6-hour outage

    3 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas are investigating what caused a six-hour breakdown of the region's main 911 emergency and 311 police and fire information systems. Emergency calls to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were answered from ...

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