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April 19, 2014

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April 18, 2014

8:20 a.m.

Reno establishing rules for marijuana dispensaries in city
The Reno City Council is moving ahead with rules for medical marijuana establishments within the city limits. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that

8:09 a.m.

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of...

8:03 a.m.

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested
Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested
The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. The disaster three days ago...


April 17, 2014

10:58 p.m.

2-year-old girl killed by van after wandering into street
2-year-old girl killed by van after wandering into street
A 2-year-old girl died late Thursday after wandering into the street and being struck by a minivan, according to Metro Police. The accident happened...

10:52 p.m.

Court overturns conviction of man who threatened former NLV police chief
A federal appeals court panel Thursday reversed the conviction of a man who sent emails threatening former North Las Vegas Police Chief Joseph ...

9:36 p.m.

Real estate developer pleads guilty after not filing taxes
A real estate developer with ties to a former North Las Vegas mayor pleaded guilty in federal court today to one misdemeanor count of failing to file a tax return for the year 2007, according to court records.

6:43 p.m.

Pedestrian injured by moving truck
A pedestrian is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after darting in front of a moving truck, according to Metro Police.

6:20 p.m.

Las Vegas has three fatal stabbings in 24 hours, but police say not to worry
Las Vegas has three fatal stabbings in 24 hours, but police say not to worry
There have been three fatal stabbings in the Las Vegas Valley in less than 24 hours, according to Metro Police. It's unusual — but not cause for concern — said ...

6:06 p.m.

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Education department doesn't have money to meet lawmakers' new test mandate
The Nevada Education Department doesn’t have the money to administer a new state-mandated exam to high school juniors next year, so it plans to raise the funds through …

5:35 p.m.

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State Board of Education lays out new rules for graduation requirements
Classes of 2017 and 2018 won't have to pass prescribed tests
Current eighth- and ninth-graders won't have to pass new exams in math, reading and writing to graduate from high school, Nevada’s K-12 education leaders decided today. The decision means some students will be …

4:01 p.m.

Ad slams lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden for Harry Reid donations
Mark Hutchison's campaign for Nevada lieutenant governor is taking on Republican primary opponent Sue Lowden for donating to Harry Reid in previous elections. The 60-second radio ad released...

3:51 p.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama pauses as he talks to repor
Obama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine
President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't...

3:32 p.m.

Henderson casino settles complaint over cash shortfall
The state Gaming Commission today approved an agreement to settle a complaint that the Klondike Sunset Casino in Henderson repeatedly failed to keep enough cash on hand. The casino at 444 West Sunset Road could suffer...

3:31 p.m.

Ex-girlfriend, kicked-over motorcycle sparked fight that led to fatal stabbing, police say
Bruce Reid made two potentially fatal mistakes during the fight that preceded his death Tuesday afternoon. One was releasing his combatant, Cody James Bradbury, from a bear hug. The other was …

2:54 p.m.

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No surgery planned for former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is expected to leave a Las Vegas hospital soon after doctors performed a diagnostic procedure and determined no immediate...

2:31 p.m.

Harry Reid calls rancher’s gun-toting backers ‘domestic terrorists’
Harry Reid calls rancher’s gun-toting backers ‘domestic terrorists’
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management. The Democrat was speaking at...

2:06 p.m.

Photo: In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton expecting first child later this year
Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced...

1:40 p.m.

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Hunt for ‘most wanted’ fugitive sought since 1976 focusing on western US
The FBI said William Bradford Bishop Jr., the “Family Annihilator” would be 77 if he were still alive. He is wanted in the decades-old slayings of his …

1:31 p.m.

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1:27 p.m.

US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine
The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are...

1:23 p.m.

Photo: Dale Erquiaga gives a press briefing Friday, May 2
Nevada superintendent: Kids are victims in cheating scandal
Nevada's state superintendent says children are the victims in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school. Superintendent Dale Erquiaga spoke briefly about the matter Thursday at...

1:06 p.m.

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care through exchanges
Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...

12:37 p.m.

Joe Downtown: Construction to begin on downtown beautification project
Joe Downtown: Construction to begin on downtown beautification project
The city is about to shower some love on a part of downtown that needs it. Construction on a Main and Commerce streets beautification ...

12:17 p.m.

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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too...

11:38 a.m.

Baby, 2 adults suffer smoke inhalation in apartment fire
Baby, 2 adults suffer smoke inhalation in apartment fire
A baby and two adults were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation after an apartment caught fire Wednesday night, officials said. Firefighters from Clark County...

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