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Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run, police say
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A pedestrian was in serious condition and another in jail after a hit-and-run accident Wednesday night near Circus Circus, Metro Police said. Gosani Vallabhdas, 76, was crossing ...
Cost of repairing flood-damaged interstate hits $5 million
Cost of repairing flood-damaged interstate hits $5 million
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Repairing a stretch of Interstate 15 destroyed in Monday’s massive flooding will cost $5 million, Nevada Department of Transportation officials said today. I-15 is closed for nearly 50 miles between ...
Titus wants VA benefits for same-sex couples
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The scandal surrounding care of veterans at VA hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere may have faded from the headlines, but two Nevada lawmakers spent their first few days back in Congress pushing other veterans issues. Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Dina Titus both ...
Governor issues proclamation for special session on Tesla
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Shortly before midnight Tuesday, Gov. Brian Sandoval issued the official proclamation calling a special session of the Legislature for today to give $1.2 billion in tax benefits to Tesla Motors Inc. to locate in Nevada. The proclamation was made public at ...
Las Vegas keeps MLS bid alive, but future is murky
Las Vegas keeps MLS bid alive, but future is murky
Thursday, September 4, 2014
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The Las Vegas City Council kept the dream alive for a downtown soccer stadium for another month. But even with that lifeline, the $200 million project faces an uphill battle. After four hours of debate Wednesday, the City Council was deadlocked with three members supporting and three members ...
UNLV won’t pursue funding for new stadium until 2017
UNLV won’t pursue funding for new stadium until 2017
Thursday, August 28, 2014
After months of meetings and discussion, UNLV’s Campus Improvement Advisory Board decided the timing isn’t right to seek funding for a new stadium. UNLV acting President Don Snyder suggested ...
More beds planned for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas
Thursday, August 28, 2014
More hospital beds are ahead for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas, after federal officials approved the governor's request to double the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate for mental health treatment, officials said Thursday. Gov. Brian Sandoval had asked ..
Ex-Nevada lawmaker pleads guilty in 2 Las Vegas cases
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A former Nevada state lawmaker could be freed from jail in Las Vegas after pleading guilty to felony charges in separate criminal cases dating to the days before his expulsion from the Legislature last year. Defense attorney Adam Gill said Thursday that ...
Nevada taxable sales up 4.7 percent in June
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Strong business in Clark and Washoe counties helped push Nevada’s taxable sales to $4.1 billion in June, a 4.7 percent increase over the same month a year ago. The state Department of Taxation reported ...
Police: Car hits baby stroller, takes off
Police: Car hits baby stroller, takes off
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A car hit a baby stroller this morning as a pedestrian was pushing a child near a busy Las Vegas intersection, Metro Police said. The child was ...
Nonprofit can make 4 million bars of soap a year at NLV plant
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A nonprofit group that distributes soap to poverty-stricken countries is opening a manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas. Global Soap Project, based in Atlanta, has ...
Cactus Avenue interchange to open Friday, ahead of schedule
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Cactus Avenue interchange over Interstate 15 will open at 2 p.m. Friday, two months ahead of schedule, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced today. The project was initially scheduled to ...
Former U.S. attorney pleads guilty to failing to file tax returns
Former U.S. attorney pleads guilty to failing to file tax returns
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A local lawyer who served as U.S. attorney for Nevada from 1975 to 1977 pleaded guilty today to failing to file federal individual and corporate income tax returns from 2006 to 2010, said Daniel G. Bogden, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada. Lawrence J. Semenza II pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan to three misdemeanor counts of ...
Coroner IDs man who drowned after jumping from boat
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A California man who died after he jumped from a boat into Lake Mohave without a life jacket earlier this month has been identified as ...
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Three-vehicle crash blocking traffic on Interstate 15
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A wreck involving a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles was slowing traffic on Interstate 15 this morning. The accident happened about ...

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