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October 22, 2014

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  • Nevada to oppose new arguments in gay rights case

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval says Nevada will oppose an effort by opponents of same-sex marriages to get the full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments to ban gay marriage in the Silver State. The Republican ...

  • Service for Assemblyman Livermore scheduled Monday

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican party caucus official says a memorial service for Nevada state Assemblyman Pete Livermore is scheduled next week at a Catholic church in Carson City. Livermore died Monday after an apparent heart attack at his ...

  • Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The international search to find the world's funniest person moves to Las Vegas. The Laugh Factory in Hollywood says online votes from its Monday night competition have been counted and five finalists from Finland, France, Pakistan, ...

  • Vegas police probe complaint against Blake Griffin

    5 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are investigating a man's allegation that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend. Officer Jesse Roybal, a department spokesman, said Wednesday that a battery complaint was ...

  • Game wardens probe killing of 6 elk south of Ely

    6 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) ELY, Nev. (AP) — State game wardens are looking for the poachers who illegally shot at least six elk in east-central Nevada. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is seeking the public's help in the investigation into the killing of the ...

  • Nevada fire marshal: smart meters not fire causes

    8 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's fire marshal says his review of nearly a dozen fires at homes with NV Energy's smart meters found the meters themselves are not starting the fires. Fire Marshal Peter Mulvihill is recommending local fire chiefs ...

  • 2nd man arrested in Vegas home-invasion shootout

    9 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a second man has been arrested in a home-invasion shootout that left a 48-year-old man dead last month at a home in northwest Las Vegas. Records show that 28-year-old Robert Figueroa was being held ...

  • Signs calling assembly hopeful ineligible can stay

    10 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that signs declaring a Las Vegas-area assembly candidate ineligible for the seat will stay up at polling places. The court denied a motion from Democratic candidate Meghan Smith to put ...

  • Nevada man gets life in prison in toddler death

    10 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 29-year-old Nevada ex-convict was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a Henderson apartment. A state court jury found Michael Alan Lee guilty in August of first-degree murder ...

  • Ex-jail inmate to face charge in fake Ebola claim

    11 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a 29-year-old Nevada who tested negative for Ebola will face a misdemeanor false statement charge for telling jailers he had been to Africa and had symptoms of the virus. David Lee ...

  • Downtown Project opens boutique hotel in Vegas

    11 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors looking for a crash pad in downtown Las Vegas will find one at the recently re-opened Oasis at Gold Spike hotel near Fremont Street. The Downtown Project led by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh (SHAY) announced ...

  • Casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer

    14 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that a sale was the best ...

  • USFS plans prescribed burns south of Tahoe to Reno

    15 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is planning a number of prescribed fire operations that will begin as early as next week and run through the middle of May around Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson City and Douglas ...

  • California man gets prison in Las Vegas tax case

    15 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 39-year-old Southern California man was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for his role in a false income tax refund scheme that prosecutors in Las Vegas say defrauded the Internal Revenue Service of almost ...

  • Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement

    23 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help. Subprime loans were distributed in the rural U.S. at even ...

  • Vegas police seek to ID man in casino cage robbery

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are seeking public help to find a gunman who robbed a cashier at the Silver Sevens Casino & Hotel a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police released a statement and ...

  • Calif. man gets 19 years in Nevada meth conspiracy

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 42-year-old California man who federal prosecutors say was the ring-leader of a methamphetamine trafficking operation in northern Nevada has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison. Judge Larry Hicks also ordered 42-year-old Rosendo ...

  • Bail $1M for alleged pimp in Vegas beating case

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge in Las Vegas set $1 million bail for an alleged pimp accused of torturing and beating a woman so severely she had a finger amputated and needed skin grafts. Clark County District ...

  • Nevada issues 255 gay marriage licenses in 1 week

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — About 255 same-sex couples sought marriage licenses in Nevada in the first week after the marriages were ruled legal. They accounted for nearly 11 percent of the 2,344 couples who lined up at marriage license bureaus ...

  • Jury being picked for Nevada HMO hepatitis C case

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jury selection is underway in Las Vegas for a civil breach-of-contract lawsuit that a plaintiff's lawyer says could cost Nevada's largest health management organization as much as $1 billion for referring patients to a doctor blamed ...

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