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October 31, 2014

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  • John Force leads Funny Car qualifying

    4 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 65-yeaer-old Force powered his Ford Mustang to a 4.039-second pass at 318.54 mph. The 16-time ...

  • Nevada Day events mark 150 years of statehood

    7 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is marking its 150th anniversary of statehood with ceremonies and parades — including a daytime procession in Las Vegas marking the state holiday and another, hours later, featuring costumed Halloween revelers. Festivities kicked off with ...

  • Reno teen arrested on DUI charge in fatal wreck

    7 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in connection with a deadly Reno accident this week. Police say a 21-year-old woman died after a car in which she was a passenger ...

  • Biden to visit Las Vegas in bid to boost Democrats

    8 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is making a pre-election visit to Las Vegas, to appear with actress Eva Longoria at a weekend rally aimed at getting Hispanic voters to the polls on Tuesday. Democrats in Nevada are ...

  • Control of state senate up for grabs this election

    9 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans hope to capitalize on sluggish Democratic turnout to shift the balance of power in the Nevada Senate to their favor, although the deeply Democratic assembly is much more of a long shot. The two parties ...

  • 4 hurt in vehicle-paramedic crash in Las Vegas

    10 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say two paramedics and two other people were hospitalized with unspecified injuries after a collision involving a sport utility vehicle and a Clark County Fire Department paramedic unit responding to an emergency call in southwest ...

  • Utah commissioners honor Nevada's Grant Gerber

    11 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — County commissioners in Utah have bestowed a special honor on Elko County Commissioner Grant Gerber after the longtime conservative activist died unexpectedly last week. Gerber died at a Salt Lake City hospital Oct. 25 from injuries ...

  • Woman on sidewalk hit, driver arrested in Vegas

    12 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old woman was badly hurt after she was struck by a pickup truck that ran onto the sidewalk of a busy thoroughfare about 3 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada Highway ...

  • Detail in candidate spending reports varies widely

    12 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's statewide candidates take vastly different approaches when they disclose their campaign spending, and critics say that can lead to reports that are unhelpful to voters. An analysis of campaign finance spending from June to mid-October ...

  • Vegas council whittles medical pot hopefuls to 26

    13 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas City Council members have whittled a list of medical marijuana dispensary hopefuls from 50 to 26. That's still more than twice the number set aside for the city by Nevada regulators. The Las Vegas ...

  • 2 teens hurt in car hood-surfing accident in Vegas

    13 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say two teenagers were hurt in an apparent hood-surfing accident after an overnight bonfire party in a desert area outside Las Vegas. Las Vegas police Officer Richard Strader tells KVVU-TV Fox 5 (http://bit.ly/1zmcQvA ) that ...

  • Toxin advisory lifted at popular Reno lake

    14 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — People and their pets no longer have to stay away from Reno's popular Virginia Lake. Local health officials have lifted an advisory that was issued in early September after its water became contaminated as a result ...

  • Nevada's highest mountain? Not Wheeler after all

    14 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — If beauty played a role deciding Nevada's highest point, Wheeler Peak, crown jewel of Great Basin National Park at the eastern edge of the state, would be the winner hands down. Instead, geography and topography conspired ...

  • Nevada Day events marking 150 years of statehood

    15 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is marking its 150th anniversary of statehood with ceremonies and parades — including a daytime procession in Las Vegas marking the state holiday and another, nine hours later, featuring costumed Halloween revelers. Schools are closed, ...

  • Prosecutors: Man won't be charged in Utah killing

    15 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against a man who fatally shot a former Las Vegas developer in southern Utah. The Washington County Attorney's Office ruled the July shooting of 70-year-old Stephen Aizenberg ...

  • Governor, Nevadans try to set sing-along record

    16 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval joined a cafeteria full of students at a Reno elementary school on Thursday to sing Nevada's state song as part of a statewide effort to set a world sing-along record. The attempt to ...

  • In the Nevada desert, a team elevates a town

    21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) ALAMO, Nev. (AP) — Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert. Locals get in their pickup trucks on weekday mornings and make the hour and a ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

    22 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush. Mollner is a managing partner at Freakling Bros in Las ...

  • Governor, Nevadans try to set sign-along record

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval joined a cafeteria full of students at a Reno elementary school to sing Nevada's state song as part of a statewide effort to set a world sing-along record. Thursday's attempt to establish a ...

  • President Obama records radio ad for Rep. Horsford

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama says in a new radio ad that Nevada voters should support freshman Rep. Steven Horsford. Horsford's campaign released the ad for the Democrat incumbent in the 4th congressional district race Thursday. Horsford is ...

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