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  • Changes at Nevada mine company after fatal worker bus crash

    4 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) ELKO — The head of a Nevada mining company says they’re taking steps to address safety and emergency response concerns after a truck hauling ore collided this summer with a bus carrying employees to a gold mine near Carlin, killing ...

  • Metro: Officer shoots drug investigation suspect

    18 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) An officer standing in front of a pickup truck shot and wounded its fleeing driver, who officials say stepped on the gas pedal late Friday in the central Las Vegas valley, according to Metro Police. The suspect was rushed to ...

  • Victim of South Tahoe hit-and-run was 78-year-old man

    1 month, 26 days ago

    (AP) SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Authorities have identified the 78-year-old California man who was struck and killed over the weekend while crossing a street in South Lake Tahoe in a hit-and-run accident. Police say Edwin Harshman of South Lake Tahoe ...

  • Authorities: 2 killed, others hurt in Nevada mine bus crash

    3 months, 12 days ago

    (AP) ELKO — Authorities in rural northeastern Nevada say a mine bus collided head-on with a tractor-trailer rig Saturday, killing two people and injuring others. The Elko Daily Free Press reports the collision occurred north of Carlin on State Route 766, ...

  • Henderson Fire Department: 2 dead in apartment fire

    3 months, 12 days ago

    (AP) A blaze in a Henderson apartment killed a man and a woman early Saturday, according to fire officials. A third person suffered smoke inhalation, and three dogs also were killed, the Henderson Fire Department said this afternoon. The fire was ...

  • Elon Musk firm pitched to build transit system in Las Vegas

    9 months, 4 days ago

    (AP) Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas' tourism agency announced Wednesday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive ...

  • Southbound Interstate 15 reopened at Nevada-California border

    10 months, 1 day ago

    (AP) PRIMM — Nevada officials have advised drivers planning to take Interstate 15 to travel from Las Vegas to Southern California to consider delaying or rerouting their trips. Officials said southbound I-15 was closed Wednesday morning at Primm due to icy ...

  • Gov. Brian Sandoval remarries in Lake Tahoe ceremony

    1 year, 3 months ago

    (AP) Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has remarried. A statement released Sunday by his office said Sandoval married gaming executive Lauralyn McCarthy of Las Vegas in a private ceremony Saturday at Lake Tahoe. Sandoval has become the first sitting governor in Nevada ...

  • Fire engine, car collide in Reno area; 5 people injured

    1 year, 3 months ago

    (AP) RENO — Five people were reportedly injured Saturday when a fire truck on its way to a medical call collided with a car at an intersection in the Reno area. Officials say the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District engine had ...

  • NLV man dies when commercial canoe flips in Alaska river

    1 year, 4 months ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Nevada man died when a commercial canoe with 10 people on board overturned in a glacier river in southeast Alaska. The body of 50-year-old Steven Todd Willis of North Las Vegas was pulled from the Davidson ...

  • BLM: Comment period on proposed Burning Man changes ending

    1 year, 4 months ago

    (AP) WINNEMUCCA — Federal officials say there are only a few days left for people to submit comments on the proposed changes to the Burning Man counterculture festival. The Bureau of Land Management says the comment period ends Saturday. The festival ...

  • Sex workers speaking out against effort targeting Nevada brothels

    1 year, 4 months ago

    (AP) [{"text":"From legal pimp to Nevada lawmaker? Hof faces anti-brothel effort","url":"https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jun/12/brothel-bans-weighed-as-legal-pimp-seeks-office/"},{"text":"Brothels unfairly under attack","url":"https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jul/06/brothels-unfairly-under-attack/"},{"text":" Legal prostitute: Working girls ‘being used as collateral’ in brothel fight","url":"https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/may/07/legal-prostitute-in-push-to-ban-nevada-brothels-wo/"}] RENO — An attention-grabbing pimp's campaign for the Nevada Legislature has sparked an anti-brothel effort that ...

  • Historic Reno neighborhood tops preservation list

    1 year, 6 months ago

    (AP) RENO — A 19th century neighborhood on the edge of the UNR campus tops a historic preservation group's new list of Nevada's 11 most endangered places. The Goldfield High School, built in the central Nevada gold-mining town in 1907, and ...

  • Police: Nevada father thwarts kidnapping attempt of daughter

    1 year, 7 months ago

    (AP) RENO — Police say a man attempted to kidnap a 2-year-old girl during a soccer game in a Reno park. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports an unknown man was walking the child toward the park exit when the girl's father confronted ...

  • Trial begins in civil case focused on David Copperfield show

    1 year, 7 months ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS — The tricks behind a disappearing act that magician David Copperfield performed for years in Las Vegas were revealed in court Friday, the first day of trial in a civil case brought by a British tourist who claims ...

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