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August 21, 2014

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  • DNA evidence prompts delay in '76 murder appeal

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Defense lawyers were granted a delay Thursday after telling a judge that a new round of DNA tests would prove the innocence of a Nevada woman who has spent decades in prison after being convicted of ...

  • Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television viewership for the Little League World Series. Her game Wednesday night attracted the largest audience for the event on ESPN, the network said Thursday. The 8-1 loss ...

  • More new DNA prompts delay in 1976 murder appeal

    6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge considering a new trial for a woman who's served more than 30 years in prison for a murder she says she didn't commit has postponed his decision after her lawyers said they have ...

  • NPRI suit seeks Tahoe-Douglas sewer pay records

    7 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A conservative Nevada think tank that argues many government employees are overpaid is suing the Tahoe Douglas Sewer Improvement District to try to force the release of the district's employee salary records. The Nevada Policy Research ...

  • DNA is key in contested Nevada murder conviction

    10 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Modern DNA technology is the focus of a hearing Thursday in a decades-old murder case in which a 64-year-old woman is trying to overturn her conviction after spending more than 30 years in a Nevada prison. ...

  • Ex-state lawmaker due for hearing in domestic case

    11 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jailed former Nevada state lawmaker is facing a preliminary hearing on felony and misdemeanor charges dating to a February 2013 scuffle with police investigating a domestic dispute. A Thursday court appearance for Steven Brooks will ...

  • Coroner IDs man dead in apparent murder-suicide

    12 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 69-year-old man accused of killing a woman in Las Vegas before shooting himself dead. Clark County coroner's officials have identified the suspect as Robert Hender, who died of a gunshot wound to ...

  • More than 200 layoffs at cash-strapped UMC

    12 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — University Medical Center has eliminated more than 200 positions in a second round of layoffs at Las Vegas' only public hospital. Officials say they're ending their outpatient oncology, outpatient pharmacy and Lied clinic services. Layoffs are ...

  • Progressive slots links New Jersey, Nevada casinos

    14 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A long-planned initiative linking slot machines at casinos in New Jersey and Nevada designed to create bigger jackpots is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links 100 ...

  • Fight Schedule

    15 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) Aug. 22 At Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif. (ESPN2), Austin Trout vs. Daniel Dawson, 12, junior middleweights; Erick Bone vs. Mahonri Montes, 10, welterweights. At Sports Center, Fairfield, Calif. (FS1), Manuel Avila vs. Sergio Frias, 10, junior featherweights. Aug. ...

  • Nevadan seeks to overturn 1976 murder conviction

    15 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — DNA technology that wasn't available four decades ago will be front and center in a Reno courtroom where a 64-year-old woman is trying to overturn her murder conviction after spending more than 30 years in prison. ...

  • Bundy to speak at Elko Tea Party event Sept. 11

    16 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Leaders of the Elko Tea Party says southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy will speak in Elko next month at a fundraiser and rally they're co-hosting with the Nevada Committee for Full Statehood. Bundy gained fame in ...

  • Henderson police shutter substation service desks

    17 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Henderson police have closed service desks at two satellite police offices until more officers are hired. The department says desk services are still available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week including holidays ...

  • Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists

    18 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than welcome to the buffet of other ...

  • Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly 8-1

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series ...

  • Ex-guard remains jailed in prison cellphone case

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge is questioning the source of bail money that a former Nevada state prison guard wants to post so he can serve house arrest while facing charges that he smuggled contraband to Las ...

  • Tickets for Vegas' Rock in Rio go on sale Sept. 26

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers say they'll start selling tickets Sept. 26 for the inaugural Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas. The music festival is scheduled May 8-9 and May 15-16 on the Las Vegas Strip. Tickets are ...

  • $2M bail cut to $150K in Sparks trespass killing

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge in a murder case in Reno has slashed bail from $2 million to $150,000 for a 73-year-old man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed trespasser in a home he owns in Sparks. Washoe District ...

  • California cop facing Vegas prostitution charge

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 48-year-old police sergeant from Glendale, California, is facing a misdemeanor prostitution charge in Nevada after his arrest in a prostitution sting at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino. Las Vegas police say Vahak Mardikian (vah-HOK' mar-DEEK'-ee-in) ...

  • Nevada's ACT test takers score above US average

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Makers of the ACT test say Nevada's Class of 2014 scored higher than the national average in English, reading and math, although only about one-third of graduates took the exam. A report released this week showed ...

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