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August 27, 2015

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  • Officer has minor injuries after tractor-trailer hits SUV

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a 23-year-old officer has minor injuries after his SUV was hit by a tractor-trailer in a west Las Vegas intersection. The Las Vegas police department's Ford Explorer, though, suffered major damage. Las Vegas police ...

  • Man killed, Vegas officers identified after Sunday shooting

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man killed and the SWAT team officers who opened fire have been identified in a Las Vegas shooting where a rifle was reportedly pointed at police. The Clark County Coroner's office say 57-year-old William Lee ...

  • Las Vegas readies airport for possible Uber, Lyft rides

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Travelers flying to Las Vegas may soon be able to hail a ride from Uber or Lyft. Officials have been developing plans allowing the ride-hailing companies to pick up and drop off passengers using McCarran International ...

  • President Obama leaves Vegas after energy summit, fundraiser

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama has left Las Vegas after a short visit co-hosting a Democratic party fundraiser and speaking at the National Clean Energy Summit. Air Force One took off shortly after 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at McCarran ...

  • Openings set in Las Vegas firefighter murder-for-hire case

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury is set to hear openings Tuesday in Las Vegas in the trial of a 43-year-old U.S. Military Academy graduate and former Las Vegas firefighter accused of hiring a homeless man to kill his casino ...

  • Entrepreneurs pitch ideas in Reno 'Shark Tank'-style contest

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ten Nevada entrepreneurs are set to pitch their big ideas to Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison in a "Shark Tank"-style competition with a $13,000 grand prize. The competition is scheduled for Tuesday at the 4th Annual Governor's ...

  • Reno's first medical marijuana shop to open Wednesday

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — After 15 years of waiting, Reno's first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open Wednesday. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1EfhEXK ) that Sierra Wellness Connection is slated to open Wednesday near medical offices east of downtown ...

  • Study finds 4 close calls for drone, helicopter crashes

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — As more residents begin to fly drones, the Federal Aviation Administration has found that manned aircraft have been having close calls in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1MQ5He6 ) that according to an analysis ...

  • Obama feeling 'feisty,' ready to take on the 'crazies'

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama is putting people on notice: He's back from vacation feeling "refreshed, renewed, recharged" — and "a little feisty." He immediately showed his feisty side. At a Democratic fundraiser Monday night in Nevada, Obama ...

  • Nevada man pleads guilty to sending spam to Facebook users

    2 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials say a Nevada man has pleaded guilty sending more than 27 million of spam messages to Facebook users. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Monday that 47-year-old Sanford Wallace of Las Vegas admitted in ...

  • UFC "disappointed" in Johnson after gym conflict with woman

    2 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The UFC will allow light heavyweight contender Anthony "Rumble" Johnson to fight next weekend at UFC 191 despite his behavior surrounding a recent conflict with a woman at a gym. In a statement issued Monday night, ...

  • Sergeant on trial for sex assault pleads to lesser charges

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) — The trial of an Air Force technical sergeant who fled Illinois to avoid child sexual assault charges began Monday with the defendant pleading guilty to two charges. David Lawrence Helm pleaded guilty to ...

  • President Obama lands in Vegas for energy summit, fundraiser

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama is in Las Vegas to speak at the National Clean Energy Summit hosted by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and attend a private Democratic fundraiser. Air Force One touched down at McCarran International Airport ...

  • First Las Vegas area medical marijuana dispensary opens

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — After several months of delays, the first store to sell medical marijuana legally in the Las Vegas area is open for business. Euphoria Wellness opened Monday morning several miles southwest of the Las Vegas Strip to ...

  • The Sanchize connecting UNLV football to Las Vegas

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Sanchez carved out a corner of celebrity in a town full of high rollers and high-wire acts as a high school football coach. Think about that for a second. A man coaching a high school ...

  • Nevada governor talking to Obama about greater sage grouse

    3 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval says he'll talk privately with President Barack Obama about keeping the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list in Nevada and 10 other Western states. Sandoval plans to meet with Obama on ...

  • Vegas police fatally shoot man who reportedly pointed rifle

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a man who pointed a rifle at officers was fatally shot Sunday morning. A neighbor called for help about 7:30 a.m. in western Las Vegas reporting that a man was walking in ...

  • Nevada, California leaders meet for 19th Lake Tahoe Summit

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller is hosting a two-state summit on environmental issues surrounding Lake Tahoe. The 19th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit on Monday features California Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, as well ...

  • Cause of The Cosmopolitan fire unknown, damage is $2 million

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire officials say they don't know what caused a fire that ripped through a 14th floor pool deck at The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip last month and caused $2 million in damage. The Clark ...

  • $30M battery recycling plan breaks ground east of Reno

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California-based company has broken ground on a $30 million battery recycling plant that federal officials say will be the first of its kind in the world. AquaMetals is building the plant at the Tahoe Reno ...

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