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September 19, 2014

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  • Driver freed in Stratosphere crash commits suicide

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower is raising questions about ...

  • Wildfire smoke gives Reno worst air since 2008

    9 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Heavy smoke from a California wildfire more than 50 miles away has triggered a warning in Washoe County about the extremely poor air quality and prompted schools to cancel most athletic games and other outdoor events ...

  • Truck rules lifted on southern Nevada interstate

    10 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — State transportation officials have lifted restrictions on commercial trucks using a stretch of Interstate 15 still under repair between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. The freeway had two northbound and one southbound lane open Thursday ...

  • High court: Tax on strip clubs is constitutional

    11 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has decided that a 10 percent tax on strip club admission doesn't violate exotic dancers' First Amendment rights of free expression. All seven justices on Thursday sided with a lower court's ...

  • Driver freed in Stratosphere crash commits suicide

    11 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The suicide of a 40-year-old man who was freed from jail after being accused of crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere casino raised questions about why he wasn't charged with a crime and whether he was ...

  • Nevada policy have $11.8M in surplus military gear

    13 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Nevada have accumulated $11.8 million worth of military gear from the Pentagon through a surplus program under increasing scrutiny since the police response to protests over the killing of an unarmed Missouri ...

  • Teacher hurt in crash blames rancher in standoff

    15 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas schoolteacher is blaming Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for her injuries after her car was totaled in a crash with a Bundy cow not far from the site where Bundy supporters and federal officials ...

  • Police: Teen killed woman over $5 pot dispute

    15 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A North Las Vegas high school junior will be prosecuted as an adult in the shooting death of a woman in what police say was a dispute over $5 in a marijuana buy. An ...

  • Senate OKs Rep. Heck promotion to 1-star general

    15 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Congressman Joe Heck's promotion to one-star general now has the blessing of the U.S. Senate. Heck's staff confirmed that lawmakers approved naming the Republican lawmaker a brigadier general in the Army Reserves. He serves as ...

  • Initial Nevada unemployment claims steady out

    16 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A new report from Nevada officials shows initial claims for unemployment insurance are in line with what they've been over a 20-year average. Officials with the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Thursday ...

  • Fedora-wearing casino robber sought in Henderson

    18 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police in Henderson are asking for public help to identify a man who wore a black fedora hat and sunglasses while brandishing a handgun during a midnight robbery at a neighborhood casino. Security video released by ...

  • 1 dead in shooting at Las Vegas apartment complex

    19 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they're investigating a double shooting that left one person dead northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas police say the incident happened a little before 5:30 a.m. Thursday at an apartment complex near Vegas ...

  • Feds give Nevada $11M for Boulder City Bypass

    22 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is getting more than $11 million in federal transportation money to help build the Boulder City Bypass. Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the infusion of funds on Wednesday, saying the federal money will take the place ...

  • Washoe County school cops have M16s from Pentagon

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts including Washoe County's ...

  • Nevada judge pleads guilty in federal fraud case

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A longtime Nevada state court judge pleaded guilty Wednesday in a federal fraud case in a plea deal that cost him his elected position and his law license and is expected to get him 27 months ...

  • Nevada teen indicted in bonfire blast that hurt 7

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A Henderson 19-year-old faces arson, reckless disregard and mayhem charges that could get him decades in prison if he's convicted of exploding a 55-gallon drum of diesel in a high school graduation party bonfire. A 15-count ...

  • Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Air Force officials say they're changing their policy on enlistment oaths and will allow airmen to omit the words "so help me God" if they choose. The decision comes after an airman at Creech Air Force ...

  • Nevada official says $50M Lehman bond loss averted

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada official says a go-slow approach helped recoup $50 million in state funds that some feared was lost when investment firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy during the Great Recession. State Treasurer Kate Marshall on ...

  • Glass bottles banned on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Glass bottles and containers are no longer welcome among the throngs of tourists on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks. Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday for the glass ban, which they say will reduce the litter and ...

  • Elko sheriff denies allegations in jailhouse suit

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts says an internal investigation into a former county jail inmate's claims that he was nearly beaten to death by three other inmates in 2012 determined that the accuser was the perpetrator, ...

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