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October 24, 2014

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  • Ridesharing company Uber launching in Nevada

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — After months of rumors that included recruitment posts on Craigslist and cryptic front-page newspaper advertisements, ridesharing company Uber announced plans to launch in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City on Friday. Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend said ...

  • Parents of girl dead after bullying sue district

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The parents of a seventh-grader who shot herself dead last December are suing the Las Vegas-area school district, alleging that administrators failed to inform them that their daughter was bullied at her middle school. Jason and ...

  • Man gets 16 years in 2012 robbery spree in Vegas

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 28-year-old Las Vegas man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison for his role in four convenience store robberies within a 30-minute span on April 6, 2012. Attorney Daniel Bogden says ...

  • Life Is Beautiful fest takes over downtown Vegas

    3 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kanye West, the Foo Fighters and the Russian punk band Pussy Riot are coming to downtown Las Vegas this weekend for the Life is Beautiful festival. The second annual event kicks off Friday and runs through ...

  • Britney Spears to get Vegas key, 'Britney Day'

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. The Las Vegas-based casino giant announced Thursday it would host "Britney Day" at ...

  • Gardnerville man wins $1 million jackpot in Carson

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 69-year-old Gardnerville man has won a $1 million slot jackpot at a Carson City casino. Bill Paxson says he thought something was wrong with the game when the lights started flashing Wednesday night on ...

  • Feds to gather 'nuisance' mustangs in Nevada

    14 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal wranglers plan an unusual wild horse roundup near the Nevada-Utah line, where ranchers and rural residents say protected mustangs are knocking down fences and impregnating domesticated mares. The Bureau of Land Management intends to conduct ...

  • Henderson police officer charged with DUI in Vegas

    14 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Henderson police officer is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges including driving under the influence after he was arrested driving the wrong way on a northwest Las Vegas freeway. Joseph Lawrance was being ...

  • Nevada desert solar plant workers to get back pay

    16 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say 147 workers will together get almost $2 million in back pay owed by a contractor on a federally funded solar power project in the Nevada desert. The U.S. Labor Department said Thursday it recovered ...

  • Pro bowling brings links-style scoring to lanes

    17 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Never mind adding up all those strikes and spares. Pro bowlers are bringing Ryder Cup-style scoring to the alleys. At the World Bowling Tour finals next month in Las Vegas, players will ditch traditional scoring in ...

  • Poker Hall of Fame inductees announced

    17 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Poker Hall of Fame says it will honor Daniel Negreanu (neh-GRAHN'-yoo) and retired poker executive Jack McClelland next month in Las Vegas. The hall's governing council announced Thursday that the induction will be at Binion's ...

  • Allegiant flight returns safely to Vegas airport

    18 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble. Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington, about 9 ...

  • Vegas police officer arrested in child porn case

    18 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran Las Vegas police officer has been suspended from the job and arrested on felony child pornography charges. Records show that 37-year-old James W. Henry surrendered Thursday at the Clark County jail, where he was ...

  • Nevada TV spending spirals higher, led by AG race

    19 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not an illusion — Nevada viewers really are seeing thousands of ads for attorney general. The latest figures released Thursday by the Center for Public Integrity show that commercials in the race between Democrat Ross ...

  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy makes campaign pitch

    19 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher who was criticized earlier this year for suggesting black people were better off as slaves is raising eyebrows again. Cliven Bundy appears in a campaign ad to elect a black man to Congress, ...

  • BLM to gather "nuisance" mustangs in Nevada

    21 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal wranglers are gearing up for an unusual wild horse roundup near the Nevada-Utah line where ranchers say U.S.-protected mustangs are knocking down fences and impregnating their mares. The Bureau of Land Management plans what it ...

  • Vegas foster child mourned by family, advocates

    21 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 16-month-old Las Vegas girl was mourned by her biological parents and child advocates who pledged to seek answers about her death in an apartment where police say her foster parent killed her before killing himself. ...

  • Coroner: Domestic fight victim died of stab wounds

    22 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have ruled that a woman found dead earlier this week after a domestic violence incident at her Las Vegas home died of multiple stab wounds. Clark County coroner's officials have ruled 40-year-old Jodi Joyce's death ...

  • Coroner IDs man dead in Clark Co. ATV rollover

    22 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 68-year-old Las Vegas man who died when his ATV rolled in a southern Nevada off-roading area over the weekend. Clark County coroner's officials say Charles Haddon Spurgeon Lord II died of his ...

  • Governor announces Nevada Ebola task force members

    22 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has assembled some of the biggest players in Nevada health care as part of an Ebola advisory committee. The group is tasked with ensuring the state is ready for any cases of the ...

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