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January 27, 2015

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  • UNLV beats Nevada 67-62

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Christian Wood scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Tuesday and UNLV beat Nevada 67-62, snapping a three-game losing streak. Goodluck Okonoboh scored 13 points off the bench on 6-of-7 shooting and blocked five shots for ...

  • BC-BKC--UNLV-Nevada Box

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) UNLV (12-9) Vaughn 3-10 3-4 10, Mccaw 3-4 0-0 8, Wood 5-10 5-8 16, Morgan 1-8 2-4 4, Doolin 2-4 0-2 5, Cornish 1-2 0-0 2, Okonoboh 6-7 1-5 13, Kendrick 3-4 2-2 9. Totals 24-49 13-25 67. NEVADA (6-13) ...

  • AP-BKC--UNLV-Nevada Box

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) UNLV (12-9) Vaughn 3-10 3-4 10, Mccaw 3-4 0-0 8, Wood 5-10 5-8 16, Morgan 1-8 2-4 4, Doolin 2-4 0-2 5, Cornish 1-2 0-0 2, Okonoboh 6-7 1-5 13, Kendrick 3-4 2-2 9. Totals 24-49 13-25 67. NEVADA (6-13) ...

  • Vegas limo firm fined $232K for paying workers sub-minimum

    6 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor says a Las Vegas limousine company is being ordered to pay more than $232,000 to 479 employees who it says were paid less than minimum wage. The department announced Monday that ...

  • Man punched after Lil Jon concert at Reno nightclub dies

    7 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police say the man injured in a fight after a Lil Jon concert at a Reno nightclub has died. Officer Tim Broadway said Tuesday the 21-year-old man was taken off life support. The fight happened early ...

  • Unions brace for collective bargaining fight in Legislature

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union leaders say they're ready for the fight over collective bargaining that's shaping up in the now Republican-controlled Nevada Legislature. The Nevada State AFL-CIO held a press conference Tuesday in Las Vegas, saying they'll have an ...

  • Motorist's death in November crash added to 2014 Vegas tally

    8 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities said this week they're counting the death of a 91-year-old motorist a week after a November crash as the 93rd traffic fatality in Las Vegas in 2014. Las Vegas police on Tuesday cited newly released ...

  • Sergeant: Hurt North Las Vegas motorcycle officer recovering

    10 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A sergeant says an injured North Las Vegas police officer could be released soon from a hospital after crashing his motorcycle on a rain-slickened freeway near downtown Las Vegas. Sgt. Chrissie Coon says the officer was ...

  • Vegas man dies week after crash involving motorcycle, car

    10 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 58-yer-old motorcyclist died of injuries received in a crash with a car on a busy Las Vegas thoroughfare a week earlier. The Clark County coroner reported Tuesday that a cause of death hasn't ...

  • Prison officials: Carson City hospital is costing state

    10 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prison officials say a Carson City hospital's refusal to admit non-emergency inmates is increasing the state's health care costs. Department of Corrections Director Greg Cox told lawmakers at an interim budget meeting Tuesday that ...

  • Nevada jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent in December

    11 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate dropped even further in December to reach a level unseen since June 2008, and the state ended the year with nearly 100,000 jobs more than it had at the depths of the recession, ...

  • Activists take first steps to recall Assembly Republicans

    12 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A conservative activist and anti-tax firebrand has helped organize three political action committees with the goal of recalling Nevada Assembly Republicans that he says haven't come out strongly enough against the governor's proposed tax increases. ...

  • Charges added in Vegas police officer robbery, assault case

    13 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police detective stood shackled before a judge while prosecutors filed more charges alleging he attacked a woman to get his money back after paying her for sex. Michael John Kitchen said nothing during ...

  • Nevada inmate serving time for making child pornography dies

    14 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a 78-year-old inmate jailed for producing child pornography and statutory sexual seduction died at a Carson City prison hospital. Nevada Department of Corrections officials said Monday Robert Haase died Jan. 1 at the ...

  • Elko man pleads guilty to reduced charge in fatal DUI case

    14 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 39-year-old Elko man who was accused of driving drunk when he ran over his fiance with a vehicle while they hunted elk in northeast Nevada has pleaded guilty to a reduced conspiracy charge. Jason Frazier ...

  • Nevada inviting construction firms to March 3 hiring fair

    19 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada state officials are inviting construction firm owners to take part in an upcoming building trades hiring event at the Cashman Center conference hall in Las Vegas. Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation chief Don ...

  • Nevada casino, tavern owner to merge with Minnesota company

    19 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The owner of three Pahrump, Nevada casinos west of Las Vegas and 48 taverns across the state says it plans to merge with a Minnesota-based casino company. Sartini Gaming Inc. which operates as Golden Gaming announced ...

  • Homeless count scheduled on streets in and around Las Vegas

    19 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A tally of the homeless is scheduled overnight Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, when volunteers fan out in annual effort to count every person living on the streets. Organizers say the eighth Southern ...

  • Activists take 1st steps to recall Assembly Republicans

    19 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada conservative activist is launching a number of PACs designed to recall three southern Nevada Republicans who haven't staked out a strong anti-tax stance. Citizen Outreach President Chuck Muth said he's helping oversee political ...

  • Assembly Democrat Harvey Munford mulls going independent

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A longtime Nevada Assembly Democrat says he's considered leaving his party's caucus and going independent. Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford first told the Reno Gazette-Journal in December that he was considering caucusing with Republicans when ...

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