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February 21, 2019

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  • Boyd: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $22.9 million. The Las Vegas-based company said it had profit of 20 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 32 cents per share. The ...

  • Ex-Gardnerville man gets prison for heroin trafficking

    6 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A former Gardnerville man convicted of selling heroin as part of a drug ring at Lake Tahoe has been sentenced to up to six years in prison. The Record-Courier reports 28-year-old Adam Guenther received consecutive sentences ...

  • Las Vegas officials vote down short-term rental expansion

    7 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials have struck down a proposal that would have allowed more short-term rentals to operate in condominium buildings and other multifamily complexes. The Las Vegas Sun reports the city council voted Wednesday against the ...

  • Storm dropping snow on Las Vegas; 1 inch reported at airport

    11 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area. It began snowing late Wednesday with the National Weather Service reporting 1 inch (2.54centimeters) of snow at McCarran ...

  • Ben Carson to address Las Vegas home building conference

    20 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is scheduled to speak at a home building conference in Las Vegas on Thursday Carson is set to speak about affordable housing at the Westgate casino-resort during ...

  • Nevada lawmakers hear bill on pre-hiring marijuana testing

    23 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Business groups on Wednesday voiced concern over a Nevada bill that would ban companies from disqualifying job candidates due to pre-employment marijuana use. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Dina Neal, prevents employers from refusing to ...

  • Officials find ricin with dead man in Las Vegas apartment

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas say the lethal toxin ricin was found in an apartment where a 36-year-old man was found dead of a possible drug overdose. Deputy Las Vegas Police Chief Christopher Darcy said Wednesday that ...

  • Reno habitual criminal sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 50-year-old habitual criminal who pleaded guilty to another burglary in Reno has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison. Washoe County prosecutors say Gary Schwieter Jr. must serve a minimum of five years ...

  • Mother returned to Vegas in 1986 missing child murder case

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 60-year-old woman who was arrested in Florida after police in Nevada reopened an investigation of the disappearance of her 3-year-old son in 1986 has been returned to Las Vegas in custody to face a murder ...

  • Eateries settle suit alleging sexual harassment, retaliation

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Businesses operating franchised IHOP restaurants have agreed to pay $700,000, provide training and monitoring and take other steps to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed in federal court in Nevada by civil rights enforcers. ...

  • Sheriff: Helicopters should be cleared to fly next month

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada sheriff says his office's helicopters should be cleared to fly next month after they were grounded when a pilot flew into power lines. KRNV-TV reports former Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen grounded the RAVEN ...

  • Nevada lawmakers propose ending death penalty, citing costs

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers proposing an end to capital punishment are pointing to costly appeals and court-ordered postponements of a lethal injection case that ended last month when the inmate killed himself. "It's a burden to ...

  • Caesars Entertainment has held talks with Icahn

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says it's held discussions with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who began pushing for fundamental changes this week after revealing a 10 percent stake in casino and resort. Icahn says he wants to put the ...

  • Billionaire Icahn wants Caesars Entertainment to sell itself

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn plans to drive casino giant Caesars Entertainment to sell itself. The activist investor disclosed in a securities filing Tuesday that he owns a roughly 10 percent stake in the company, confirming previous ...

  • Abortion bill changing consent laws introduced in Nevada

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada legislation seeks to change the state's abortion consent laws and scrap a requirement that pregnant women be told about the emotional impacts of having one. State Sen. Yvanna Cancela introduced the legislation on Monday. ...

  • Search for lost skier at South Lake Tahoe resort

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — A naval helicopter has joined sheriff's deputies in the search for a lost skier at Lake Tahoe. Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell says 62-year-old Brett Herrick of Seaside, California was reported missing at about 4:30 p.m. ...

  • Henderson officials to hear Golden Knights facility proposal

    2 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights are looking at Henderson as the possible home for a new facility. KSNV-TV reports the Henderson City Council is scheduled Tuesday to weigh a proposal for the team to take over the ...

  • Southern California highways reopened after icy storm

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two major Southern California highways were reopened Monday after ice and blowing snow forced closures that stranded hundreds of motorists, including some who spent a frigid night in their vehicles. Traffic started moving again around 11 ...

  • Planned Nevada bill seeks to update abortion consent laws

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada lawmaker says she plans to bring forward legislation that would makes changes to the state's informed consent laws for abortion. Nevada Sen. Yvanna Cancela made the comments Monday at an event with members ...

  • Flight headed to Las Vegas diverted to nearby military base

    5 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — American Airlines says one of its jets inbound to Las Vegas' airport was diverted to a nearby military base to refuel after experiencing weather-related delays in the area. Airline spokesman Josh Freed said Flight 671 from ...

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