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  • Tesla to donate a total of $37.5M for education in Nevada

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Tesla officials say a $1.5 million grant is only the beginning of their investment in K-12 education in Nevada. The Nevada Appeal reports Tesla officials announced at a state Board of Education meeting Thursday that ...

  • Storm with high winds downs power lines in southern Nevada

    6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are cleaning up downed power lines strewn across a southern Nevada road after a thunderstorm brought high winds to the area Thursday night. The Nevada Department of Transportation said Friday morning that Boulder Highway was ...

  • Rosen offers college transcript in response to Heller ad

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen has produced a college transcript showing she earned an associate degree in computing and information technology in response to allegations from her Republican opponent, Sen. Dean Heller, that she fabricated a computing ...

  • North Carolina, UCLA, Michigan State part of Las Vegas event

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Carolina, UCLA, Michigan State and Texas will play in an early season basketball tournament in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Invitational will include games at campus sites, then the final two rounds on Nov. 22-23 ...

  • Many options, few solutions after Nevada execution delays

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed. Condemned killer Scott Raymond Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has no clear path forward ...

  • Police investigating claim of fake Uber driver robbery

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's claim that she was robbed by a fake Uber driver. KTNV-TV reports Elizabeth Martha Suarez says she ordered an Uber early Friday. She says she had to go to ...

  • More personal seat licenses on sale for Raiders stadium

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Personal seat licenses to purchase tickets for reserved-seating areas at Oakland Raiders games at the team's new stadium in Las Vegas are now on sale. The licenses that went on sale Tuesday give owners the right ...

  • Nevada felon guilty of violating Endangered Species Act

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada felon pleaded guilty to multiple charges Wednesday including violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act after he rammed his ATV into a gate and harmed the federally protected Devils Hole pupfish at a Death Valley ...

  • Video shows police finding wounded guard at Vegas hotel

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have released body camera footage of officers finding a wounded security guard on the same floor of a Las Vegas hotel where a gunman opened fire on a country music festival. Video released Wednesday also ...

  • Nevada governor asked to lead Vegas shooting memorial effort

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is being asked to serve as chairman of a committee to design, fund and build a memorial to the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Clark County ...

  • Sparks police shoot, kill armed robbery suspect

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police investigating a robbery in a Sparks neighborhood shot and killed a suspect they say brandished a gun when they confronted him. Two Sparks police officers have been placed on administrative leave while Reno police and ...

  • Do-over primary for Clark County office yields new winner

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican who appeared to have narrowly lost a primary race for Clark County administrator last month now appears to have won the contest in a special do-over election. Unofficial results Tuesday showed Thomas Fougere (FOO-zhair) ...

  • UNLV starts construction on research and technology park

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Construction has kicked off on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's new research and technology park. The Las Vegas Sun reports UNLV's acting President Marta Meana and Executive Vice President and Provost Diane Chase attended the ...

  • Senate race: Rosen still outraising, outspending Heller

    3 days ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Jacky Rosen outraised Republican Sen. Dean Heller by more than $1 million in recent months, continuing her yearlong streak of bringing in more campaign cash than the embattled incumbent. Rosen, a first-term congresswoman from Henderson, ...

  • Florida school, Las Vegas shooting survivors host town hall

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Survivors of a high school shooting in Florida joined with teenagers affected by the Las Vegas Strip massacre during a town hall in Nevada addressing school safety and gun laws. Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ...

  • Nevada man pleads guilty to child sex assault, pornography

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada man faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault and child pornography charges in connection with the abuse of a 3-year-old girl. The (Gardnerville) Record-Courier reported Tuesday that 34-year-old ...

  • MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable

    3 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las ...

  • Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games

    3 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here's a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will ...

  • Sheriff: Fire in northeast Nevada started by off-roaders

    4 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A sheriff says a wildfire just a few miles from northeast Nevada's largest city was ignited by an off-road vehicle that was destroyed by flames. Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts told the Elko Daily Free Press ...

  • Governor's school safety task force OKs 14 recommendations

    4 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A task force studying how to make schools safer and reduce risks of mass shootings has approved 14 recommendations it will send to Gov. Brian Sandoval. The recommendations approved by the Sandoval-created task force on Friday ...

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