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August 20, 2014

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  • Ex-guard remains jailed in prison cellphone case

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge is questioning the source of bail money that a former Nevada state prison guard wants to post so he can serve house arrest while facing charges that he smuggled contraband to Las ...

  • Tickets for Vegas' Rock in Rio go on sale Sept. 26

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers say they'll start selling tickets Sept. 26 for the inaugural Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas. The music festival is scheduled May 8-9 and May 15-16 on the Las Vegas Strip. Tickets are ...

  • $2M bail cut to $150K in Sparks trespass killing

    4 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge in a murder case in Reno has slashed bail from $2 million to $150,000 for a 73-year-old man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed trespasser in a home he owns in Sparks. Washoe District ...

  • California cop facing Vegas prostitution charge

    5 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 48-year-old police sergeant from Glendale, California, is facing a misdemeanor prostitution charge in Nevada after his arrest in a prostitution sting at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino. Las Vegas police say Vahak Mardikian (vah-HOK' mar-DEEK'-ee-in) ...

  • Nevada's ACT test takers score above US average

    6 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Makers of the ACT test say Nevada's Class of 2014 scored higher than the national average in English, reading and math, although only about one-third of graduates took the exam. A report released this week showed ...

  • Nevada prison: Dead inmate had chronic condition

    6 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prison officials say a 69-year-old convicted child sex offender who died serving a 50-years-to-life prison sentence had a chronic medical condition. The Nevada Department of Corrections released a statement Tuesday saying an autopsy will ...

  • Man, wife dead in apparent Vegas murder-suicide

    8 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a husband and wife are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Las Vegas. Lt. Mark Reddon says police were called a little after 7 p.m. Tuesday after a woman didn't show up to work. ...

  • Fight Schedule

    10 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) Aug. 22 At Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif. (ESPN2), Austin Trout vs. Daniel Dawson, 10, junior middleweights. At Fairfield, Calif. (FS1, Manuel Avila vs. Sergio Frias, 10, junior featherweights. Aug. 23 At Tecate, Mexico, Javier Mendoza vs. Ramon Garcia ...

  • Reduction in $2M bail sought for Burgarello

    12 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A new lawyer for a 73-year-old Sparks man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed trespasser is arguing for a dramatic reduction in his $2 million bail. Wayne Burgarello has been in jail ...

  • Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun

    20 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he ...

  • Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires

    21 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday. The warning came during an annual summit ...

  • Ex-state lawmaker pleads not guilty to gun charge

    22 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Nevada state lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to a gun charge dating to allegations that he threatened to harm an Assembly leader days before the 2013 legislative session began. Prosecutor Thom Gover said a ...

  • Board OKs traditional financing for I-15 expansion

    1 day ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials have decided to shift back to more traditional methods to finance a Las Vegas freeway expansion that's the largest road project in Nevada history. Members of the state transportation board voted Monday to ...

  • Man to prison for 2013 DUI crash that killed 2

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a crash that killed two people in Las Vegas last fall has been sentenced to prison. Hans Bludau was ordered Tuesday to 8 to 20 ...

  • Fighter War Machine won't contest extradition

    1 day ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — War Machine, a mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas and fleeing to the Los Angeles area, told a California judge he won't contest his transfer in custody ...

  • Cause sought for wildfire now contained near Reno

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are still investigating the cause of a wildlife that burned about 84 acres just west of Reno before fire crews fully contained it near Boca Dam just north of Interstate 80. Forest Service officials evacuated ...

  • EPA praises work on Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A regional boss for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is lauding the work of a Reno-area nonprofit building a 116-mile bicycle path that follows the Truckee River all the way from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. ...

  • Police cleared in death of man at stranger's home

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors say police were justified in shooting a man who they say entered a stranger's Las Vegas home last summer and then ran toward police with a knife and hammer. The Clark County District Attorney's Office ...

  • Bail hearing Wednesday in Sparks trespass killing

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for a 73-year-old Sparks man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed trespasser has waived his preliminary hearing and says they are ready to go to trial to prove he acted ...

  • MMA fighter War Machine due in California court

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star girlfriend in Las Vegas and then fleeing to California is due to face a judge for the first time following his arrest last week ...

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