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February 24, 2017

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  • Medical school brings a virtual touch to anatomy studies

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dr. Neil Haycocks twists and turns the 3-D image to review the head and neck CT scan from a variety of angles. Even without being a doctor, it's easy to tell from the clear, virtual image ...

  • Sandovals head to DC for semi-annual governors meeting

    8 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he's looking forward to discussing state-and-federal collaboration at a semi-annual meeting of the nation's governors this weekend. He and his wife, Kathleen Sandoval, flew to Washington, D.C., Thursday to attend ...

  • Nevada company fined for incidents in the Gulf of Mexico

    11 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An oil services company has been ordered to pay $9.5 million in connection with incidents in the Gulf of Mexico. The Justice Department on Thursday announced the fines against Wood Group PSN Inc., a Nevada corporation ...

  • The Latest: Police say gun was seen before casino shooting

    11 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting that left one person dead at a downtown Reno casino (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A police official says a robbery suspect was seen with a gun while fleeing on ...

  • Police: Suspect dead in police shooting at Reno casino

    12 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a robbery suspect who ran from police is dead after a shooting involving officers inside a downtown Reno casino. Sparks police Officer Ken Gallop told reporters no officers or bystanders were hurt in the ...

  • Nevada Republican wants more time for assaulted kids to sue

    13 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are proposing giving more time to people who were sexually assaulted as children to privately seek restitution. Republican Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner of Reno said Thursday that victims deserve longer to realize what happened ...

  • Man held in Vegas in slaying of Southern California woman

    14 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a 27-year-old Las Vegas man is in custody awaiting his transfer in custody to California to face a murder charge in the death of a woman whose body was found last month off a ...

  • Costs complicate Nevada bill to certify equal-pay businesses

    15 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — It's been a rocky start at the Nevada Legislature for a Democratic proposal to identify government contractors who pay men and women the same rates for substantially similar work. Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel says she's brainstorming ...

  • Stranded hiker from Nevada rescued in southern Utah

    16 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A stranded hiker from Nevada is safe after a search and rescue team in southern Utah pulled her off a cliff in a snowstorm near Cedar City. Iron County Sheriff's Sgt. Nik Johnson says crews ...

  • Former Vegas charter school teacher accused of student sex

    16 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 29-year-old former Las Vegas charter school teacher is accused of sexual assault and lewdness involving a 9-year-old student. Records show that Samuel Duarte was being held Thursday at the Clark County jail pending a bail ...

  • Third person declares candidacy for Washoe County sheriff

    17 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A third person has announced his plans to run for sheriff of Washoe County, where Nevada's second-largest metropolitan area is located. KRNV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2mpfWvs ) that Sherman Boxx says he will run for sheriff in 2018. ...

  • Ex-church official in Vegas gets 4 years in prison for theft

    17 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 52-year-old former Las Vegas church treasurer has been sentenced in Nevada to four years in federal prison for stealing nearly $1.5 million from his congregation. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said Thursday that Gregory J. Olson ...

  • Woman convicted in Vegas killing seeks new DA analysis

    19 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys representing a woman convicted and imprisoned at age 19 in the 2001 killing and sexual mutilation of a homeless man in Las Vegas are asking to have evidence in the case re-examined. The Las Vegas ...

  • Marshall, Oliver lead Nevada over Boise State 85-77

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Marcus Marshall had 26 points and eight assists, Cameron Oliver had 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and Nevada beat Boise State 85-77 on Wednesday night. Jordan Caroline also had 21 points and seven rebounds ...

  • Wettest year ever recorded in Reno; I-80 open

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The series of storms that battered the Sierra Nevada with record snow for nearly two months has also made it the wettest year ever recorded in Reno, the National Weather Service said Wednesday. And that's with ...

  • Sign malfunction blamed in Henderson office building fire

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in Henderson say an exterior electrical sign malfunction sparked a fire that spread to the attic of a Henderson office building and caused nearly $250,000 in damage. A Henderson fire spokeswoman says everyone got out ...

  • Nevada inmate serving sentence for child sex offenses dies

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials say a 75-year-old inmate serving 30 years to life in state prison for sex offenses involving children in the Las Vegas area has died. The Nevada Department of Corrections says Edmond Krotz died Wednesday ...

  • The Latest: Dozens speak against project plan near Red Rock

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on county commissioners in Las Vegas considering a prominent developer's plan to build more than 5,000 homes on property he owns on a hill within view of scenic Red Rock National Conservation Area (all ...

  • Man held after gunshot in Vegas fight rapper, hip hop group

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue. ...

  • Protesters picket Republican congressmen at Nevada luncheon

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — About 100 protesters are clamoring outside a casino in Nevada's capital where two Republican members of the state's congressional delegation are scheduled to meet with business leaders. Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei will ...

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