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  • Assemblyman Wheeler elected GOP leader

    11 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republicans in the Legislature have elected Assemblyman Jim Wheeler as their interim Assembly minority leader. Wheeler has represented Douglas County in Assembly District 39 since 2013. His 15-member caucus elected him during a meeting Thursday ...

  • Gardnerville man gets 5 years prison for statutory sex

    12 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A 54-year-old Gardnerville man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of statutory sexual assault. Fredrick L. Clark will be eligible for parole after serving a ...

  • No. 18 Washington State prepares for slumping Nevada

    15 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) No. 18 Washington State is off to its best start in more than a decade and coach Mike Leach has expressed some cautious optimism as his team prepares to face slumping Nevada on Saturday. Washington State (3-0) is seeking its ...

  • Cliven Bundy firing lawyer with trial approaching in Vegas

    16 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cliven Bundy's defense attorney says the Nevada cattleman and state's rights figure is firing him, less than three weeks before trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents. Attorney Bret Whipple filed documents Thursday ...

  • Nevada lawmaker takes state economic development job

    16 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican Assembly Leader Paul Anderson announced he is resigning his seat in the Nevada Legislature to take a position with the Governor's Office of Economic Development. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2wLOk8q ) Anderson announced Thursday ...

  • Loud talkers beware; Reno buses will be listening

    17 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has given northern Nevada's largest public transit system the green light to begin recording audio along with the video surveillance on city buses in Reno despite objections from the bus drivers' union that ...

  • Indictment of Vegas lawyer in jail cellphone case dismissed

    17 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge has thrown out an indictment accusing a Las Vegas-area lawyer of providing cellphones to jail detainees, including a Nevada inmate who was wounded in a fatal shooting involving state prison guards in ...

  • Telemedicine connects rural Nevadans to specialty care

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Visiting the doctor just got faster, easier and more useful in parts of rural Nevada. That's because of the Nevada Broadband Telemedicine Initiative, announced Sept. 18 at Desert View Regional Medical Center in Nye County. The ...

  • Court again considers defendant's competency to stand trial

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court is again considering whether a man convicted of killing a woman in Nevada in 1997 is competent to stand trial in the Arizona homicide of another woman the same year. Maricopa County Superior Court ...

  • The Latest: Fatal 16-vehicle crash closes Sierra Nevada road

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a summer snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada (all times local): 1:15 p.m. California Highway Patrol officials say a fatal 16-vehicle crash has shut down westbound traffic on Interstate 80 in the Sierra Nevada, ...

  • Vegas police change neck restraint policy after man's death

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police officers can no longer routinely use neck restraints to render combative people unconscious, but can still use the department-approved technique in a life-or-death struggle. A change announced Thursday in the department's use-of-force policy ...

  • Alan Anderson working out, hoping for 1 more NBA call

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) When the NFL season begins every fall, Alan Anderson's body starts talking to him. The summer break is over, NBA training camps are right around the corner and the itch to start balling for real takes over. As his 35th ...

  • FBI, billboard owner begin Vegas human trafficking campaign

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The FBI in Las Vegas is teaming with a billboard company to raise the profile of efforts to stop human trafficking in a state where brothels are legal in rural counties, but prostitution is illegal in ...

  • On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Snow is falling in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, bringing a wintry look to the towering range shared by California and Nevada. Forecasters said Thursday the September snow is early but not ...

  • $10,000 reward offered in 2014 Elko killing

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The family of an Elko man who was bludgeoned to death in his home three years ago is offering a $10,000 reward in a new effort to capture his killer. Police say 31-year-old Richard Lawson Jr. ...

  • No. 18 Washington State takes on stumbling Nevada

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) Nevada (0-3) at No. 18 Washington State (3-0), Saturday, 6 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Networks) Line: Washington State by 28 Series record: Washington State leads 2-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Washington State is looking for its first 4-0 start since 2001, and ...

  • Nevada utility sells transmission lines to Dallas company

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada-based utility company says it has sold its 230-kilovolt transmission system to a Dallas-based operator of transmission systems for just more than $200 million. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2wJ6UOp ) Valley Electric Association announced ...

  • Doctor barred from treating Medicaid, Medicare patients

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas doctor, who was sentenced in July to three years of probation and seven days in jail for gross lewdness involving female patients, has been barred from treating Medicare and Medicaid patients. Nevada Attorney ...

  • 12-year-old ventriloquist wins 'America's Got Talent'

    1 day, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 12-year-old girl is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the "America's Got Talent" crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition. Darci Lynne Farmer, of ...

  • Officials say 2 Reno-area wildfires were human-caused

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fire official says humans caused two wildfires in the Reno area in recent days, including one that burned two construction trailers and briefly threatened as many as 100 homes. Truckee Meadows Fire Chief Charlie Moore ...

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