Las Vegas Sun

December 19, 2014

Currently: 54° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

AP Nevada News

  • Vegas English instructor named teacher of the year

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas educator who worked with Fortune 500 companies for 13 years before switching courses and becoming an English teacher has been named Nevada's 2015 Teacher of the Year. Top state education officials honored Ian ...

  • Nevada unemployment rate drops below 7 percent

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate dipped below 7 percent for the first time since mid-2008, and improved year-over-year for the 46th straight month in November. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that Nevada's jobless rate ...

  • New Orleans Bowl Capsule

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) Nevada (7-5, 4-4 Mountain West) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4, 7-1 Sun Belt), 11 a.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 1. Series Record: Nevada leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Nevada seeks its first bowl victory since the 2010 season, when Colin Kaepernick ...

  • Carlin man on death row for '98 Elko murder may soon go free

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 55-year-old Carlin man sentenced to die for a 1998 murder in Elko has been issued a new sentence that gives him credit for 16 years of time served and makes him eligible for parole immediately. ...

  • Colorado St prepares to face Utah without McElwain

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — First there was shock, then confusion. But in the two weeks since Colorado State saw head coach Jim McElwain leave for Florida, it has found a way to move on. With an early bowl game on ...

  • FAA authorizing 1st drone in Nevada test program

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is authorizing the first drone that will fly in Nevada as part of the federal drone test site program. Dignitaries including Gov. Brian Sandoval, Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Joe Heck ...

  • Unarmed trespasser killed in Sparks once a murder suspect

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A defense lawyer says the unarmed trespasser Wayne Burgarello shot and killed in his vacant Sparks duplex once was a suspect in a murder, and the woman he wounded had conspired to steal items from the ...

  • Correction: Tule Springs National Monument story

    4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Dec. 12 about Tule Springs being designated as a national monument, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it would be Nevada's first. Lehman Caves was designated a national monument in 1922 before being ...

  • Coroner: Foster child died of allergy med overdose

    4 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 16-month-old Las Vegas girl who was apparently killed by her foster dad in a murder-suicide this fall died of an overdose of allergy medication. Clark County coroner's officials say Michell Momox-Caselis was poisoned ...

  • 3 accused of following, robbing 99-year-old woman

    5 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have arrested three women who apparently followed a 99-year-old woman from a casino to her Carson City home and robbed her of hundreds of dollars. Police say they arrested the three women on Tuesday, ...

  • Woman rams car into Minden gold and coin shop

    6 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a 74-year-old woman who rammed her car into a gold and coin shop in Minden and drove into the middle of the store. Douglas County deputies say none of the six employees ...

  • Nevada Teacher of the Year to be announced

    10 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval and top education officials are planning to announce the 2015 Nevada Teacher of the Year in Las Vegas. A ceremony is scheduled Friday at Spring Valley High School. State superintendent Dale Erquiaga (ER'-kee-AH'-guh) ...

  • Inmate serving time for murder conviction dies

    10 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old convicted murderer died at a Carson City prison hospital. Nevada Department of Corrections Officials said Gary Blevins died Dec. 11 at the Regional Medical Facility at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center. ...

  • Volaris begins Cancun route at Las Vegas airport

    10 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican airline Volaris says it's twice a week flights linking Las Vegas and Cancun, Mexico have begun. The airline announced Thursday that it would offer one flight twice a week, every Thursday and Sunday. It's the ...

  • 2 arrests in probe of shootings in Reno and on UNR campus

    10 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have arrested a suspect in a series of shootings around town, including one earlier this month on the University of Nevada campus. 19-year-old Bradley Lujan of Reno has been charged with numerous counts of ...

  • Pacific holds off Nevada 69-65

    16 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — T.J. Wallace scored 16 points and Pacific held off Nevada's comeback bid to win 69-65 on Thursday. Trailing 35-17 at the break, Nevada (2-8) came storming back in the second, outscoring Pacific 35-17 to tie it ...

  • BC-BKC--Nevada-Pacific Box

    16 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NEVADA (2-8) Missa 1-3 1-3 3, Stivrins 3-3 3-4 9, Coleman 5-8 0-0 10, Fenner 8-15 6-6 24, Perez 0-7 1-2 1, Criswell 3-8 5-7 12, Rodriguez 1-2 2-2 4, Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Cooper Jr. 0-6 0-0 0, Stevens ...

  • AP-BKC--Nevada-Pacific Box

    16 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NEVADA (2-8) Missa 1-3 1-3 3, Stivrins 3-3 3-4 9, Coleman 5-8 0-0 10, Fenner 8-15 6-6 24, Perez 0-7 1-2 1, Criswell 3-8 5-7 12, Rodriguez 1-2 2-2 4, Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Cooper Jr. 0-6 0-0 0, Stevens ...

  • Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling license

    18 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles nightlife magnate who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara hotel and casino won a Nevada gambling license Thursday after explaining his drug use and curious business dealings, but not without limits and a promise that ...

  • Strip gunman shot security guard first, police say

    19 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a transit agency security guard who shot and killed a man at a Las Vegas Strip bus stop near the Paris casino early Monday morning did so in self-defense. Las Vegas Police issued a ...

  • Get More Stories