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December 1, 2021

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  • Nevada bracing for inevitable arrival of first omicron case

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials are bracing for the inevitable arrival of the omicron variant in the state after the first U.S. case was confirmed Wednesday in neighboring California. No cases of the COVID-19 variant have been confirmed ...

  • Discount airlines Allegiant and Viva Aerobus seek alliance

    4 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Budget airlines Allegiant and Viva Aerobus said Wednesday they will seek antitrust immunity from the U.S. and Mexican governments to work together on setting prices, schedules and routes on flights across the border. Las Vegas-based Allegiant ...

  • Officials: Sides reach tentative pact in Reno bus strike

    7 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A union for drivers and the operator of metro Reno's transit bus system say they've reached a tentative agreement to settle a contract dispute that dramatically reduced service during the past three weeks. Officials of Teamsters ...

  • The Monster: Japanese star Inoue targeting boxing's big time

    14 hours ago

    (AP) YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — They don’t call Japanese boxer Naoya Inoue “The Monster” for nothing. The WBA and IBF bantamweight world champion is undefeated, with all but three of his wins by knockout — mostly in the early rounds. Drawing ...

  • Sherfield leads Nevada past Pepperdine 79-66

    16 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Grant Sherfield had 24 points and 10 assists as Nevada beat Pepperdine 79-66 on Tuesday night. Desmond Cambridge Jr. added 21 points for the Wolf Pack. Cambridge Jr. also had six rebounds. The Wolf Pack was ...

  • Cowboys DT Hill's suspension over altercation cut to 1 game

    18 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill's suspension for punching Las Vegas offensive lineman John Simpson after a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Raiders has been reduced to one game. The NFL suspended Hill two games over ...

  • Vegas police confirm case involving R&B singer Trey Songz

    21 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police said Tuesday they’re investigating sexual assault allegations involving R&B artist Trey Songz at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. In a statement, Las Vegas police said sex crimes detectives received a complaint about a Sunday incident ...

  • Nevada casinos match 8-month mark for $1B in house winnings

    22 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos matched a record streak of eight straight months of $1 billion or more in house winnings in October, with travel, tourism and events returning to pre-pandemic levels in a state dependent on gambling revenues, ...

  • Nevada boxing regulators to investigate UNLV student death

    22 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of Nevada’s boxing regulatory agency said Tuesday that a fraternity charity boxing match that left a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student dead of head injuries was not licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission, ...

  • 9th Circuit sides with union in fight with Las Vegas casino

    23 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a U.S. judge’s ruling in Nevada requiring Station Casinos’ Red Rock Casino to bargain with the culinary and bartenders unions. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. ...

  • Hit-and-run crash led to trooper-involved shooting near Reno

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County sheriff’s office says the man who was shot last week by a Nevada State Police trooper under an I-580 overpass south of Reno was a suspect in a hit-and-run crash who refused to ...

  • Nevada casinos match 8-months mark for $1B in house winnings

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos matched a record streak of eight straight months of $1 billion or more in house winnings in October, state regulators reported Tuesday, showing that hospitality and tourism have returned to pre-pandemic levels in a ...

  • Court date reset for UFC star Jon Jones in Vegas case

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court date was reset to January for former UFC champion Jon Jones to learn whether he'll face criminal charges following his September arrest on allegations that he scuffled with his fiancée and damaged a Las ...

  • Rural communities push back against solar projects in Nevada

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Residents of a desert town west of Las Vegas are protesting plans for a massive solar panel installation they say could harm the community and surrounding environment. Citizens Against Nye Co Solar Farms Project held a ...

  • Well-traveled roadrunner is back home after visit to Maine

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) FREEDOM, Maine (AP) — A roadrunner that traveled undetected from Nevada to Maine in a moving van is back in its home state. The wayward bird flew in a pet carrier from Boston to Las Vegas last week. From there, ...

  • Lawyer: Someone to be held responsible in UNLV student death

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student who collapsed after fighting in a Nov. 19 fraternity charity boxing match and died days before his 21st birthday said Monday his death should ...

  • Netherlands man dies after being struck by vehicle in Vegas

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 43-year-old man from the Netherlands has died from injuries he received when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy boulevard just east of the Las Vegas Strip two weeks ago, authorities said ...

  • Henderson Mayor Debra March to run for lieutenant governor

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Henderson Mayor Debra March plans to run for lieutenant governor in Nevada in the 2022 election. March, a Democrat, has served on Henderson's city council since 2009 and as mayor since 2017. She said in a ...

  • Mallette, Pepperdine visit Nevada

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) Pepperdine (2-6) vs. Nevada (3-4) Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Houston Mallette and Pepperdine will face Grant Sherfield and Nevada. The freshman Mallette has scored 20 percent ...

  • Duke jumps to No. 1 in reshuffled AP Top 25; Purdue to No. 2

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) Mike Krzyzewski’s final team at Duke has reached a familiar milestone: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll. The Blue Devils jumped four spots to the top of Monday's poll following a win against Gonzaga ...

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