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July 25, 2014

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  • Shuttle hits height bar at Vegas airport; 3 hurt

    2 hours, 5 minutes 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 ...

  • Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported Friday that Nevada casinos brought in about ...

  • Longtime Folklife Center director retiring in Elko

    5 hours, 20 minutes 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

    6 hours, 42 minutes 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 ...

  • Ex-Nevada lawmaker to be sentenced in Calif. case

    6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly is set to be sentenced. Steven Brooks pleaded no contest in March to evading ...

  • Ex-Nevada linebacker Mauga signs with KC Chiefs

    17 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Nevada linebacker Josh Mauga (MAH'-guh) has signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 27-year-old Fallon native who was an all-state selection at Churchill County High School originally signed with the New York ...

  • Mayweather granted promoter's license in Nevada

    18 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. can now organize and market fights in Nevada all on his own. The Nevada Athletic Commission voted Wednesday to grant the undefeated welterweight champion a promoter's license. The 37-year-old Mayweather has previously worked ...

  • Another sheriff's rescue boat sinks at Tahoe

    19 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — For the second time in two months, Washoe County sheriff's deputies have had to rescue one of the boats they use for search and rescues at Lake Tahoe. Deputies say they're trying to figure out ...

  • Northern Nevada psychic arrested on fraud charge

    21 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada psychic has been arrested on fraud charges after sheriff's deputies say she tried to dupe unsuspecting customers. Douglas County Sheriff's Capt. John Milby says Helen Welch of Minden was arrested Wednesday. He says ...

  • Gay marriage could help domestic violence programs

    21 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gay marriage activists in Nevada have an unlikely fiscal ally: domestic violence programs. That's because the only state-allocated source of domestic violence program funding comes from a $25 surcharge on each Nevada-issued marriage license. Revenue from ...

  • Tesla Motors move to Nevada would be lithium boon

    21 hours, 41 minutes 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 ...

  • Police investigate death of Las Vegas developer

    22 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LEEDS, Utah (AP) — Authorities are still working to determine why a 70-year-old Las Vegas developer from Leeds was shot dead after going to a neighbor's house with a handgun. Witnesses told police that Stephen Aizenberg walked from his home ...

  • Voting under way for final Nevada 150th medallions

    1 day ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The fourth and final medallion commemorating Nevada's Sesquicentennial will feature Lake Tahoe, Great Basin National Park, Hoover Dam or a combination tribute to cattle drives and casinos. Nevadans started casting votes online Wednesday for the ...

  • Vegas customs line set to shorten with new program

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Overseas visitors coming to Las Vegas could soon be spending less time in customs lines. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that McCarran International Airport will be participating in a pilot program that offers more ...

  • Tax hike proposed to fund stadium at UNLV

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials are throwing around the idea of increasing the sales tax throughout Clark County to raise money for a proposed stadium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. UNLV stadium board member and regent James Dean ...

  • 1 of 3 missing swimmers pulled from Lake Mead

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered the body of a 30-year-old Las Vegas man who went missing at Lake Mead earlier this week. Park rangers say family members who were searching the area with snorkel gear about 4 ...

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.3 percent in June

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.3 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show nearly 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in June. The number ...

  • 2 more bears captured, released to Sierra wild

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — State wildlife officials have captured and released two more black bears in the Sierra and they're on the lookout for another one on the edge of Reno. Nevada Department of Wildlife biologists have handled 15 bears ...

  • Daniel Cormier meets Jon Jones for belt at UFC 178

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Cormier will fight champion Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at UFC 178, replacing injured Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC announced the new matchup Wednesday night for Jones, the promotion's pound-for-pound star. UFC 178 is ...

  • Washoe schools superintendent out unexpectedly

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School District has removed superintendent Pedro Martinez from his job with little explanation in a move that surprised Reno city officials who embraced his hiring two years ago. The unexpected announcement also is ...

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