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August 21, 2014

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  • Nevada prison: Dead inmate had chronic condition

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prison officials say a 69-year-old convicted child sex offender who died serving a 50-years-to-life prison sentence had a chronic medical condition. The Nevada Department of Corrections released a statement Tuesday saying an autopsy will ...

  • Man, wife dead in apparent Vegas murder-suicide

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a husband and wife are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Las Vegas. Lt. Mark Reddon says police were called a little after 7 p.m. Tuesday after a woman didn't show up to work. ...

  • Fight Schedule

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) Aug. 22 At Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif. (ESPN2), Austin Trout vs. Daniel Dawson, 10, junior middleweights. At Fairfield, Calif. (FS1, Manuel Avila vs. Sergio Frias, 10, junior featherweights. Aug. 23 At Tecate, Mexico, Javier Mendoza vs. Ramon Garcia ...

  • Reduction in $2M bail sought for Burgarello

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A new lawyer for a 73-year-old Sparks man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed trespasser is arguing for a dramatic reduction in his $2 million bail. Wayne Burgarello has been in jail ...

  • Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun

    2 days ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he ...

  • Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires

    2 days ago

    (AP) SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday. The warning came during an annual summit ...

  • Ex-state lawmaker pleads not guilty to gun charge

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Nevada state lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to a gun charge dating to allegations that he threatened to harm an Assembly leader days before the 2013 legislative session began. Prosecutor Thom Gover said a ...

  • Board OKs traditional financing for I-15 expansion

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials have decided to shift back to more traditional methods to finance a Las Vegas freeway expansion that's the largest road project in Nevada history. Members of the state transportation board voted Monday to ...

  • Man to prison for 2013 DUI crash that killed 2

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a crash that killed two people in Las Vegas last fall has been sentenced to prison. Hans Bludau was ordered Tuesday to 8 to 20 ...

  • Fighter War Machine won't contest extradition

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — War Machine, a mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas and fleeing to the Los Angeles area, told a California judge he won't contest his transfer in custody ...

  • Cause sought for wildfire now contained near Reno

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are still investigating the cause of a wildlife that burned about 84 acres just west of Reno before fire crews fully contained it near Boca Dam just north of Interstate 80. Forest Service officials evacuated ...

  • EPA praises work on Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A regional boss for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is lauding the work of a Reno-area nonprofit building a 116-mile bicycle path that follows the Truckee River all the way from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. ...

  • Police cleared in death of man at stranger's home

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors say police were justified in shooting a man who they say entered a stranger's Las Vegas home last summer and then ran toward police with a knife and hammer. The Clark County District Attorney's Office ...

  • Bail hearing Wednesday in Sparks trespass killing

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for a 73-year-old Sparks man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed trespasser has waived his preliminary hearing and says they are ready to go to trial to prove he acted ...

  • MMA fighter War Machine due in California court

    2 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star girlfriend in Las Vegas and then fleeing to California is due to face a judge for the first time following his arrest last week ...

  • Coroner IDs man fatally stabbed in Vegas; 3 sought

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 25-year-old man who was stabbed to death over the weekend in Las Vegas. Clark County coroner's officials say Las Vegas resident Nigel Hewitt died of multiple stab wounds after a confrontation Sunday ...

  • Commission honors airmen for flash flood rescue

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners are set to honor U.S. Air Force personnel who pulled a couple from their vehicle before flash floodwaters swept it away earlier this month. The airmen are set to be recognized at a ...

  • Vegas to Monterrey flights launching in December

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A discount air carrier says it will start offering nonstop service again between Las Vegas and the Mexican city of Monterrey. Mexican company VivaAerobus is launching four nonstop flights a week between the two cities starting ...

  • Reid expects Democrats will keep Senate majority

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he expects Democrats to maintain control of Senate in the fall elections but acknowledged things could change between now and then. "If the election were held today we'd be ...

  • Judge closes Flavor Flav battery case in Las Vegas

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has closed a criminal case against Flavor Flav, after she was told the 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star completed a required domestic violence counseling course. The entertainer, whose legal name is William ...

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