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  • Activists stage protest against foie gras in Reno

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — About 20 activists gathered outside a Reno museum to protest the serving of duck and goose liver pate in a public building. Billy Howard of the group called Foie Gras Free Reno says activists were upset ...

  • Man arrested in Las Vegas Strip casino robbery

    6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Jesse Jones was booked Sunday morning into the Clark County jail after being arrested by police at a ...

  • Atlanta's Paul Millsap added to Team USA roster

    9 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to Team USA's roster for the training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas. Millsap averaged 17.9 points last season for Atlanta and was selected to the Eastern Conference ...

  • Charles Russell art fetches millions at NV auction

    11 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Some 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for ...

  • Gunman makes off with money from Bellagio

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are searching for a gunman who made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Police released few details other than to say the Friday night robbery ...

  • Ex-lobbyist aims to stay out of prison amid appeal

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for former Nevada developer and political power broker Harvey Whittemore are asking a federal appeals court to allow him to stay out of prison while he appeals his campaign finance conviction. U.S. District Judge Larry ...

  • Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck as it made an emergency landing on a northern Nevada highway on Saturday morning, and all people involved escaped serious injury. Nevada Highway Patrol ...

  • Whittemore fights prison order

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for former Nevada developer and political power broker Harvey Whittemore are asking a federal appeals court to allow him to stay out of prison until his appeal is decided. U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks of ...

  • 2 Nevada hunters among NDOW dream tag winners

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Hunters from New Mexico, North Dakota and California have joined a pair of locals as winners of five premier hunting tags in the Nevada Dream Tag raffle. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says this ...

  • Goosen, Ogilvy to play at PGA tourney in Reno

    1 day, 20 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pair of former U.S. Open champs have agreed to play in Reno next week at the PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship. Officials for the tournament formerly called the Reno-Tahoe Open announced on Friday that Retief Goosen ...

  • Police: 112 cats removed from North Las Vegas home

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police said 112 cats and a dog were removed from an uninhabitable home in North Las Vegas. Animal control personnel responded to the home on Thursday after receiving a complaint that a woman was ...

  • Obama signs cleanup bill for abandoned NV mine

    2 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Obama has signed into law legislation Nevada's congressional delegation sought in an effort to launch the long-awaited cleanup of a toxic, abandoned manganese mine in Henderson. The measure signed Friday directs the Bureau of Land ...

  • Teen unfit for trial in brother's shooting death

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 16-year-old charged with murder in the shooting death of his 18-year-old brother has been found incompetent for trial. A judge ruled Friday that Turner Craig Bronson will be sent to the Lake's Crossing mental health ...

  • Tesla Motors move to Nevada would be lithium boon

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lithium-ion batteries are not exotic, complicated or big. But if Tesla Motors locates a "gigafactory" here, the lipstick-sized batteries could change Reno's whole universe. An announcement isn't expected for months about which among five states would ...

  • Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casino revenue shot up more than 14 percent in June, thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip and continued growth in baccarat, according to a report released Friday. The month wrapped up ...

  • Vegas visitation up 3.1 percent in June

    2 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The number of visitors coming to Las Vegas jumped 3.1 percent in June compared with a year earlier, helped by a lift in convention attendance. A report released Friday by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors ...

  • Reno newspaper wants probe of school boss ouster

    2 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno Gazette-Journal is asking Nevada's attorney general to investigate whether the Washoe County school board violated the open-meetings law when it ousted school superintendent Pedro Martinez. The school district's board of trustees issued a statement ...

  • Shuttle hits height bar at Vegas airport; 3 hurt

    2 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas airport spokesman says a Holiday Inn Express driver involved in a crash made a wrong turn into a non-shuttle area. Officials say the shuttle driver collided with a height bar just before 4 ...

  • Longtime Folklife Center director retiring in Elko

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The long-time executive director of the Western Folklife Center in Elko has announced he's stepping down. Charlie Seemann says he'll retire effective July 31 after 16 years on the job. But he tells the Elko Daily ...

  • Regulators OK $100K fine after Aria shooed agents

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Regulators have approved a $100,000 fine for the Aria casino on the Las Vegas Strip after state agents said they were shooed away from a high-stakes roulette table. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1Ad7H83) the Nevada ...

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