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April 20, 2014

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  • NV youth coach pleads no contest to battery charge

    9 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada youth soccer coach accused of striking a referee after a game has pleaded no contest to a gross misdemeanor charge of battery. East Fork Justice Tom Perkins banned 30-year-old Elizabeth Deaton from coaching youth ...

  • Juan Gabriel released from Las Vegas hospital

    9 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican singer Juan Gabriel plans to resume his tour concerts May 1 after being released from a Las Vegas hospital. A tour publicist said in a statement Friday night that the 64-year-old singer's health has improved ...

  • Tarkanian released from Las Vegas hospital

    9 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack. Danny Tarkanian says his father was "very tired" but "smiling" after being released Saturday from ...

  • Elko County moves forward with jail expansion

    15 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County commissioners are hoping to save time and money by tackling two phases of a jail-expansion project at once. Commissioners on Wednesday voted to put the $3.6 million project out for bid. It will include ...

  • Reward for information on Sparks home invasion

    18 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Secret Witness is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of suspects who shot a 70-year-old man during a home invasion robbery in Sparks. Police say the suspects entered the home ...

  • Range showdown draws armed supporters to Nevada

    18 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family from an overreaching federal government is a patriotic duty. "There ...

  • Fight Schedule

    21 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) April 19 At Manchester, England, Scott Quigg vs. Tshifiwa Munyai, 12, for Quigg's WBA super bantamweight title. At the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. (SHO), Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov, 12, for the WBA Super World-IBF-IBA light heavyweight titles; Peter ...

  • Woman arrested for Nevada voter fraud

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in two elections. Miller late Friday announced ...

  • Boxing judge gets Nevada athletic commission post

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada State Athletic Commission has named a veteran boxing judge with a background as a retired FBI supervisory agent and U.S. Marine Corps captain as its new executive director. Commission Chairman Francisco Aguilar announced Friday ...

  • RNC team examines Las Vegas as convention site

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican National Committee team has paid a visit to Las Vegas to explore the logistics for staging the GOP's 2016 national convention. The RNC technical site selection committee met Thursday with Las Vegas Convention and ...

  • Classes of 2017, 2018 get proficiency tests break

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passing math and English and simply taking the proficiency test will be all that Nevada high school freshmen and sophomores are going to need to do in 2014 and 2015 to meet future graduation requirements. The ...

  • Conviction for threats to city officials reversed

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has overturned the conviction of a man for sending threatening emails to two top North Las Vegas officials after his car was repossessed. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit ...

  • Nevada retailers expect $235 million Easter sales

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Retail Association of Nevada says it expects the Easter holiday will equate to higher spending in stores. The association on Friday predicted Easter-related sales this year will reach $235 million. That would be an increase ...

  • Man booked in death of ex-girlfriend's companion

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been arrested in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend's male companion in Las Vegas. Cody Bradbury was booked into the Clark County jail on suspicion of murder after the Wednesday afternoon stabbing ...

  • Nonprofit to take over Reno golf course

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A nonprofit group is taking over Rosewood Lakes Golf Course in a deal approved by the Reno City Council. The Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/1hUej4j ) reports The First Tee of Northern Nevada will lease, manage, operate and ...

  • Argument over cellphone leads to fatal NV stabbing

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An argument over a cellphone has led to a fatal stabbing at a McDonald's restaurant in Las Vegas. Police say two men began to argue inside the restaurant Thursday morning and the stabbing occurred outside as ...

  • Nevada jobless rate remains 8.5 percent in March

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's jobless rate held steady in March at 8.5 percent, the same as the month before. But the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation on Friday reported that the March unemployment rate is down from ...

  • Reno agrees to medical marijuana businesses

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno City Council is moving ahead with rules for medical marijuana establishments within the city limits. The Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/1qQUNqL ) reports that council members on Wednesday directed staff to draft ordinances and zoning rules ...

  • Washoe County offers smoke alarms for the deaf

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County is offering free strobe alarms and vibrating alert smoke detectors for the deaf and hard of hearing. The program is a cooperative effort between the Washoe County School District, the Office of Emergency Management ...

  • USDA rural business grants available in Nevada

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rural business enterprise grants are available in Nevada to nonprofits, economic development authorities, public bodies and federally recognized tribes. An estimated $82,000 is available and applications must be submitted ...

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