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October 20, 2014

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  • Nevada high court upholds Minden murder conviction

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has refused to overturn the murder conviction of a Minden woman sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband and dumping his body in the desert in 2006. The high ...

  • Boy hit, killed by vehicle in Sun Valley

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a child who was struck by a vehicle in Sun Valley. Washoe County sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon says authorities responded to a 911 call about 10:20 a.m. ...

  • Dad, son hurt in fire at Nevada timeshare resort

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A fire official in says a 47-year-old man was found unconscious and his 8-year-old son was treated for smoke inhalation after a smoky weekend fire in the kitchen of a southern Nevada timeshare unit. Mesquite Fire ...

  • Owner pleads guilty in Vegas puppy store fire case

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pet shop owner has pleaded guilty to felony arson and insurance fraud in a fire at a Las Vegas pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters earlier this year. Court ...

  • No cause found for death of woman in Nevada desert

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas couldn't determine what killed a 27-year-old California woman whose body was found in September in the Nevada desert. The Clark County coroner's office said Monday that the cause and manner of ...

  • Sparks school teacher killed honored for heroism

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A year after he was killed while trying to protect other children during a schoolyard shooting, former Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry has posthumously been awarded a rare Air Force medal for bravery beyond the ...

  • Bus problems plague Nevada desert lantern festival

    6 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers of a southern Nevada festival that sent thousands of paper lanterns floating into the desert sky are apologizing for logistical problems that left crowds waiting for shuttle buses for hours. Producers of the RiSE Festival ...

  • Man dead, passenger hurt in Clark Co. ATV rollover

    6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a 68-year-old man is dead and a 67-year-old woman is seriously injured after their ATV rolled in an off-roading area over the weekend. Authorities say the incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Sunday ...

  • Officials: Vegas inmate's Ebola story was fake

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials at the Clark County Detention Center say an inmate who claimed he was suffering from Ebola lied about visiting Africa and tested negative for the virus. Police say the inmate was booked into the jail ...

  • PUC launches inquiry into smart meters in Nevada

    20 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — State utility regulators have voted to formally launch an inquiry into the safety of smart meters installed on over 1 million Nevada homes and businesses by NV Energy. Thursday's action by the Public Utilities Commission comes ...

  • Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas

    21 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Martin was one shot behind Kevin Streelman when ...

  • Slain Nevada teacher posthumously awarded 2 medals

    21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting a year ago was honored on Sunday. Michael Landsberry was posthumously awarded the U.S. Air Force's Airman's Medal and the National Guard Association of ...

  • Nevada officials act to prepare for Ebola virus

    21 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State health officials are forming an advisory task force to oversee Nevada's efforts to prepare for the potential spread of the Ebola virus. Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday directed the Nevada Department of Health and ...

  • 2 sets of human remains found

    21 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two sets of human remains have been found in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover says kayakers found skeletal remains early Saturday afternoon at Lake Mohave. Several hours later, she ...

  • BLM: Plan to manage public land in NV balanced

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal land managers say their preferred plan to manage 3.1 million acres of public land in southern Nevada would balance resource development and protection. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment until Jan. 7 ...

  • Fajardo leads Nevada comeback, 42-35 win over BYU

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) PROVO, Utah (AP) — Cody Fajardo threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in the second half as Nevada earned a come-from-behind, non-conference win at Brigham Young, 42-35, Saturday night. Cody Stewart threw for three touchdowns, two of ...

  • Millsaps wins Monster Energy Cup

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trey Canard crashed twice in the Monster Energy Cup finale Saturday night to squander a chance for a $1 million payday, and Davi Millsaps took the title and $100,000. Canard, the Honda rider from Edmond, Oklahoma, ...

  • Officials: NV prison inmate apparently murdered

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Department of Corrections officials say an investigation is underway into the apparent murder of an inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center near Carson City. They say efforts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful ...

  • Nevada Assemblyman Joe Hogan dies at 77

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Assemblyman Joe Hogan, who was first elected to the lower house in 2004, has died at the age of 77. The Las Vegas Democrat died in Virginia with family members around him on Friday, about ...

  • Festival launches 20,000 lanterns into Mojave sky

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers of the RiSE Festival say about 10,000 people will launch 20,000 illuminated paper lanterns into the Mojave Desert sky starting at sunset Saturday. The first-time event was set to begin at 5:15 p.m. at a ...

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