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  • Flood advisory issue as storms hit Las Vegas area

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the northwest area of metropolitan Las Vegas. Meteorologists say there could be excessive water runoff and more water in area washes in the northwest portions of ...

  • Fireworks lead to 2 structure fires in Las Vegas area

    2 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fourth of July fireworks were the cause of two structure fires as well as dozens of minor fires in the Las Vegas area Saturday night. KSNV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1dGefEQ) that one fire ignited around 10:45 p.m. near ...

  • Authorities ID Las Vegas couple killed in murder-suicide

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a husband and wife found dead inside a Las Vegas home from a murder-suicide. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1dG6aQo) that the Clark County Coroner's Office on Saturday identified the ...

  • Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" for Las Vegas to keep getting water from a shrinking Lake Mead. The pipeline is 600 ...

  • World Series of Poker's championship event starts in Vegas

    2 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The bluffing and betting begins this afternoon for thousands of poker players in Las Vegas risking $10,000 each in hopes of winning several million dollars and being crowned the next champion of the World Series of ...

  • Special use permits considered for brothels with new owners

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) MOUND HOUSE, Nev. (AP) — Lyon County officials will consider new specialty permits for the new owners of two existing brothels in the Mound House area. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1ggWtK4) that Lyon County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday ...

  • Carson City man found with 50 pot plants in home

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A man is facing charges after police found roughly 50 marijuana plants growing in his Carson City home. KOLO-TV in Reno reports (http://bit.ly/1NEejlt ) that the 61-year-old man is facing charges of possession of marijuana ...

  • Las Vegas union hits back at UFC over planned fountain

    3 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A union that represents thousands of Las Vegas casino employees are wrestling with the Ultimate Fighting Championship over a proposed water fountain, arguing such a feature is irresponsible in the wake of a drought. The Las ...

  • Firefighters put out fire at closed down prop shop

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas firefighters are investigating a fire that damaged an old prop shop that has been closed for years. Fire spokesman Timothy Szymanski says crews responded to reports of smoke coming from the chimney of the ...

  • Suspicious substance found in downtown Reno

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters are investigating a white substance found inside an envelope outside a casino in downtown Reno. KRNV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1LKFsUC) the Reno Fire Department is sending the substance found under the Cal Neva Casino bridge on Saturday ...

  • World Series of Poker's championship event starts Sunday

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — They don't call it the Main Event for nothing. The road to crowning poker's next champion starts Sunday when several thousand people crowd around the green felt in Las Vegas competing in the World Series of ...

  • 1 dead, 1 hurt after car crashes into wall in Las Vegas

    3 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say one man has died and another was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash. Police say the incident occurred around 8:45 p.m. Friday at the intersection of North Radwick Drive and East Los ...

  • America ushers in July 4 with hot dogs, hot music, cool beer

    3 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: ___ IN AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEER Philadelphia started its Fourth of July celebration a little early. The ...

  • Former Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb dies

    3 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb has died. The 88-year-old former lawman died at a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The longtime lawman was appointed as sheriff in 1961 and spent ...

  • US Open table tennis tourney hosts players from 33 countries

    3 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Open table tennis championships begin Monday with more than 1,000 athletes competing from 33 countries at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The singles competition starts Wednesday, with Adrian Crisan and Elisabeta Samara of ...

  • 2 seriously injured after crashing into public bus

    3 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say two people are seriously injured after a pickup truck slammed into a bus in northeast Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun reported (http://bit.ly/1f9gGRY ) that the crash happened around 12:50 p.m. on Friday on ...

  • Marco Rubio to campaign in Nevada; making stops in Henderson

    3 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio is returning to Nevada. The Florida senator will visit Las Vegas on July 11 and make stops at a Henderson retirement community and Lt. Governor Mark Hutchinson's house for ...

  • Crews working wildfires in southern Nevada, near Lake Tahoe

    4 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews are making progress on a dozen small wildfires in southern Nevada, with an end likely in sight for the fire south of Lake Tahoe near the California border that's been burning for weeks. Two ...

  • NBA transitions from free agency fury to summer league games

    4 days ago

    (AP) NBA teams are now turning their attention to youngsters and player development with summer leagues set to tip off after executives and owners around the league agreed to shell out millions of dollars to veteran free agents this week in ...

  • Fireworks, parades, maple bacon for Nevada's Fourth of July

    4 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sky over the Silver State will sparkle with fireworks from Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas come Saturday. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra sets the soundtrack for the "Red, White and Tahoe Blue" fireworks show in Lake ...

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