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April 18, 2014

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  • Reno agrees to medical marijuana businesses

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno City Council is moving ahead with rules for medical marijuana establishments within the city limits. The Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/1qQUNqL ) reports that council members on Wednesday directed staff to draft ordinances and zoning rules ...

  • Washoe County offers smoke alarms for the deaf

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County is offering free strobe alarms and vibrating alert smoke detectors for the deaf and hard of hearing. The program is a cooperative effort between the Washoe County School District, the Office of Emergency Management ...

  • USDA rural business grants available in Nevada

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rural business enterprise grants are available in Nevada to nonprofits, economic development authorities, public bodies and federally recognized tribes. An estimated $82,000 is available and applications must be submitted ...

  • AP MEMBER EXCHANGE: Vegas construction shakeup

    11 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is what an industry shake-up looks like. Nearly half of the names on a list of Southern Nevada's most active builders during the 2006 housing bubble are gone from today's roster whether through bankruptcy, acquisition ...

  • Woman treated for smoke in Vegas apartment fire

    11 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fire official says a woman was treated for smoke inhalation during a fire that badly damaged an upstairs apartment of a two-story building south of downtown Las Vegas. Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jon Klassen ...

  • Hutchison ad slams Lowden for Reid donations

    12 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Mark Hutchison's campaign for Nevada lieutenant governor is taking on Republican primary opponent Sue Lowden for donating to Harry Reid in previous elections. The 60-second radio ad released Thursday says Lowden contributed five times to ...

  • Mob Museum makes huge payment in cash, mob style

    13 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman took a cue from the mob in making a huge payment on behalf of the city's Mob Museum. Goodman presented $1.5 million in cash to the City Council at a ...

  • Superintendent: Kids victims in cheating scandal

    13 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's state superintendent called children the victims and adults the culprits in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school. Superintendent Dale Erquiaga spoke briefly about the matter Thursday, a day after the Nevada ...

  • Reid calls rancher's backers 'domestic terrorists'

    13 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management. The Democrat was speaking at an ...

  • Checkup turns up clear for hospitalized Tarkanian

    13 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is expected to leave a Las Vegas hospital soon after doctors performed a diagnostic procedure and determined no immediate surgical treatment was needed. Tarkanian's son-in-law, Zafi Diamant, said the 83-year-old Tarkanian ...

  • AP MEMBER EXCHANGE: UNR frat celebrates centennial

    13 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was 100 years ago this month that the first nationally affiliated fraternity appeared on the University of Nevada campus, and proud alumni of the Delta Xi Chapter of Sigma Nu will be making their way ...

  • Juan Gabriel expected to leave hospital soon

    15 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel is expected to be released from a Las Vegas hospital this weekend after being admitted Monday with pneumonia. A tour publicist said in a statement Thursday that the 64-year-old singer was ...

  • Delegation from Latin America visits Nevada courts

    17 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Legal officials from seven Latin American countries visited Nevada's busiest courthouse on Thursday to learn about specialty court programs. The visitors from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela were getting information about alternative court ...

  • Audit details problems with Nevada health exchange

    18 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An audit of Nevada's health insurance exchange cites Xerox for failing many service performance standards as outlined in its contract. The audit, to be discussed Thursday by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange board, looked ...

  • Closed Reno golf course could become new park

    19 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Residents of a northwest Reno neighborhood are launching an ambitious effort to turn an abandoned golf course into a park. Once known as the "St. Andrews of the Sierra," the links-style Northgate Golf Club has sat ...

  • Nev. superintendent to address cheating scandal

    19 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The state superintendent is set to address the Nevada Board of Education about a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school. Superintendent Dale Erquiaga is expected to speak at a meeting Thursday, the day ...

  • Vegas Council clears way for horse-drawn carriages

    19 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas City Council has cleared the way for horse-drawn carriages to return to some parts of the city for the first time in nearly 30 years. The city banned the carriages in 1985 after ...

  • Suspected DUI driver arrested, hit Reno power pole

    19 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have arrested a suspected drunken driver who crashed into a power pole on the city's south side Police say a sliver truck hit the power pole about 12:45 a.m. Thursday on a section of ...

  • Owner pleads not guilty in Vegas puppy store fire

    20 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A pet shop owner pleaded not guilty to fraud and attempted theft charges in a fire at a Las Vegas pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters. Records show Gloria Lee entered ...

  • Screwdriver stabbing death suspect in custody

    20 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas have taken into custody a man they suspect of stabbing another man to death with a screwdriver. Police say the two men got into a fight about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the ...

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