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December 20, 2014

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  • Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling license

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles nightlife magnate who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara hotel and casino won a Nevada gambling license Thursday after explaining his drug use and curious business dealings, but not without limits and a promise that ...

  • Strip gunman shot security guard first, police say

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a transit agency security guard who shot and killed a man at a Las Vegas Strip bus stop near the Paris casino early Monday morning did so in self-defense. Las Vegas Police issued a ...

  • Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal Energy Department will need to acquire water and land rights before it gets approval to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste beneath a mountain in the Nevada desert, according to a report released Thursday ...

  • Fiore again ousted from GOP Assembly leadership

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmaker Michele Fiore was once again removed Thursday from leadership positions in the Republican Assembly Caucus after comments she made to the media about her tax troubles angered her superiors. Assembly Speaker-elect John Hambrick announced ...

  • The Cosmopolitan's $1.73B sale gets state OK

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Cosmopolitan hotel and casino will have a new owner as state regulators cleared the way for Deutsche Bank AG to sell the Las Vegas Strip resort to a division of the Blackstone Group for $1.73 ...

  • Unemployment claims up, driven by seasonal layoffs

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada officials say initial claims for unemployment insurance climbed in November likely because of seasonal and short-term jobs ending. Officials with the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Thursday that more than 16,000 ...

  • Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic ridge in the Nevada desert. The ...

  • Veteran in Reno helps ID, rescue exploited kids

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Michael Theberge is working at becoming a HERO. If all goes well, at the end of a year's internship, he'll make a career of being a HERO. HERO — Human Exploitation Rescue Operative — Child Rescue ...

  • Amid scrutiny, Vegas hotelier wins gambling license

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nightlife mogul who opened the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino on the Strip has won a gambling license from Nevada regulators after intense scrutiny into his past business dealings and drug use. Sam Nazarian ...

  • Congressional session ends. What did Nevada gain?

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — By the skin of their teeth, congressional lawmakers passed a $1 trillion budget through next summer, approved all military spending and passed a series of tax breaks. Amid sometimes high-stakes drama, Congress got it all done ...

  • $2,500 reward in probe of gang-related killing of Reno man

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities investigating the killing of an 18-year-old Reno man are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of suspects in the gang-related shooting. Reno police say Juan Jose Rameriz died from ...

  • NTSB: Pilot error caused non-fatal 2013 Reno Air Races crash

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal safety regulators say pilot error was responsible for a midair collision between two jets practicing for the National Championship Air Races in Reno last year. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a new report ...

  • Judge to decide evidence issue in gambling case

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's now up to a federal judge to decide whether the FBI improperly entered suites at a Las Vegas Strip casino in an illegal gambling investigation involving a Malaysian businessman and his son. U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

  • Washoe sheriff named to heroism award committee

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The outgoing Washoe County sheriff will be serving on a federal board that nominates officers for a prestigious heroism award. Sen. Harry Reid announced Thursday that Sheriff Mike Haley will serve on the Public Safety Officer ...

  • Vegas hotelier faces gambling commission scrutiny

    1 day, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man who started a hospitality empire with a Los Angeles nightclub and turned the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip into a hipper, sleeker destination is facing questions from gambling regulators for ...

  • Reno man, 18, killed in gang-related shooting

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — An 18-year-old Reno man has died in what police say was a gang-related shooting. Police say Juan Jose Rameriz died from injuries he suffered in the shooting about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of ...

  • Nevada regulators reject tribal solar plant again

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators on Wednesday refused a second request to waive competitive bids for utility company NV Energy to buy solar power from a proposed solar generation station on the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation outside Las ...

  • Nightlife king faces queries from gaming regulator

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip into a hipper, sleeker destination is facing another interrogation into past misdeeds as he seeks a gambling license. Sam ...

  • Nevada regulator testifies in Vegas gambling ruse

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada casino regulator told a federal judge that investigators spent hours briefing a federal prosecutor before employing a ruse to gain entry to high-roller suites at Caesars Palace and break up what prosecutors say was ...

  • Political columnist Ralston joining Reno newspaper

    2 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Longtime Nevada political columnist Jon Ralston is joining the Reno Gazette-Journal. Executive editor Kelly Scott announced on the newspaper's web site Wednesday that Ralston will begin writing exclusive columns for RGJ Media on Jan. 7. They'll ...

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