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April 23, 2014

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  • Police: Man struck on Vegas street was jaywalking

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a 57-year-old man wasn't in a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle and badly hurt on a busy boulevard several blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip. Jiahong Wang was taken to ...

  • Nevada to review short sale practices

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada agency will review practices in the real estate industry following an investigation by a Reno newspaper that showed dual-agency short sales involving a prearranged cash buyer accounted for more than 10 percent of home ...

  • Homeowners: Former landfill rips apart houses

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) MESQUITE, Nevada (AP) — Homeowners in a northern Nevada community say their floors are shaking and their walls cracking as the weight of a former landfill tears them apart. Some residents of the Highland Hills neighborhood say about half the ...

  • County receives 206 medical marijuana applications

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAs (AP) — Clark County officials are considering 206 applications from people seeking to start medical marijuana-related businesses in the Las Vegas area. County spokesman Dan Kulin reports that 109 different entities submitted documents to the Business License Department ...

  • Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize

    4 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A million dollars will change you. Since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring of a circus to the stage of a reality show, where they won TV competition ...

  • Food Network star Guy Fieri's eatery open in Vegas

    5 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Food Network star Guy Fieri's restaurant is now open for business on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant, named Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar, is located at the Quad Resort & Casino and welcomed its ...

  • Fight Schedule

    5 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) April 23 At Osaka, Japan, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Stephane Jamoye, 12, for Yamanaka's WBC bantamweight title; Kiko Martinez vs. Hozumi Hasegawa, 12, for Martinez's IBF junior featherweight title. April 24 At Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, Calif. (ESPN2), Josesito Lopez ...

  • 178 applications for Clark Co. medi-pot businesses

    7 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAs (AP) — Officials have received at least 178 applications from people seeking to start medical marijuana-related businesses in Clark County. The Clark County Business License Department announced the totals 90 minutes before a 5 p.m. Tuesday submission deadline. ...

  • BLM: no significant impact from Eureka pipeline

    8 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has given the go-head for a pipeline project in Eureka County. The agency on Tuesday signed a record of decision and findings that the pipeline right of way will have no ...

  • Nevada first lady promotes Denim Day

    8 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — First lady Kathleen Sandoval is encouraging Nevadans to wear blue jeans on Wednesday as part of a campaign to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day. The Denim Day campaign evolved in the 1990s ...

  • Vegas boutique hotel Cromwell opens casino floor

    18 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Slot machines are now ringing at the boutique hotel replacing Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The Cromwell celebrated its soft opening Monday evening by welcoming guests into a ...

  • Mom cleared in '92 murder guilty of shooting son

    19 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada woman has been found guilty of shooting and paralyzing her son some two decades after she was acquitted of murdering her husband in Florida. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1hmhETL ) 66-year-old Linda Cooney ...

  • Utah woman gets prison time in North Vegas crash

    19 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 18-year-old Utah woman has been sentenced to three to 12 years in prison for leaving the scene of a crash that hurt eight pedestrians outside a North Las Vegas storefront church last summer. The Las ...

  • 6 children, 3 adults hurt in Reno road crash

    20 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County sheriff's office says nine people were taken to the hospital following a two-car collision on Highland Ranch Parkway in Sun Valley north of Reno. The Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/1rbNrOJ ) reports two people were ...

  • Lawyers: Judge can't change delayed prison order

    21 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for convicted Nevada powerbroker Harvey Whittemore have argued that a federal judge cannot change an order that allows him to stay out of prison until his appeal is decided. The attorneys filed their argument on ...

  • Calif. man held in Vegas on human traffic charge

    21 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 36-year-old California man is facing federal criminal charges following his arrest in Las Vegas on charges alleging he transported a teenage girl from Minnesota to Los Angeles to engage in prostitution. Records show that Laron ...

  • Vegas boutique hotel Cromwell opens casino floor

    21 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Slot machines are now ringing at the boutique hotel replacing Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The Cromwell celebrated its soft opening Monday evening by welcoming guests into a ...

  • BLM says 6 cattle died in disputed Nevada roundup

    22 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management says six cattle died in a roundup of animals it says rancher Cliven Bundy allowed to graze illegally on public land outside his southern Nevada property. The BLM said Tuesday ...

  • Vegas hospital to add beds for psych patients

    22 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas hospital has announced plans to add a psychiatric unit as part of an effort to divert mentally ill patients from Clark County's overcrowded emergency rooms. Valley Hospital Medical Center officials say the hospital ...

  • Nevada's first lady touts early education drive

    23 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's first lady Kathleen Sandoval is kicking off an early education initiative in northern Nevada, calling on businesses and civic organizations to help young students prepare for a lifetime of learning. Sandoval was joined by ...

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