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Golden Knights rally for 5-4 win, end Stars' 7-game run

Dec. 09, 2021 02:23 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mark Stone had two goals and Max Pacioretty scored the winner as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Wednesday night. Vegas won its third in a row while bringing an abrupt end to Dallas’ seven-game win streak. Trailing by two...

Nevada prison inmate disturbance results in fires, injuries

Dec. 08, 2021 19:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A disturbance involving more than 20 inmates resulted in fires and minor injuries Wednesday at a medium-security prison in southern Nevada, but no one was hospitalized and no significant damage resulted, a state corrections official said. Police and firefighters...

Vegas judge mulls evidence question in Ruggs fatal DUI case

Dec. 08, 2021 19:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge plans to issue a ruling Thursday on whether to limit medical information that prosecutors receive about former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III following a fiery fatal crash, a court clerk said. Ruggs didn’t have to appear in court Wednesday...

Lawyer: Flavor Flav aims for sobriety, battery case closed

Dec. 08, 2021 17:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for entertainer Flavor Flav said Wednesday he’s working to stay sober following dismissal of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from a scuffle with his girlfriend at home in suburban Las Vegas. The 62-year-old former rapper, hip-hop and...

SMU’s Eric Dickerson finally goes into College Hall of Fame

Dec. 08, 2021 14:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Make no mistake. Eric Dickerson is glad to be going into the College Football Hall of Fame after all these years. He will take the stage and be cemented in the sport’s lore. “Am I happy to be here? Yeah,” Dickerson said Tuesday. “Do I really care? No,...

Most voters in Vegas area now registered with neither party

Dec. 08, 2021 13:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Voters not registered with either major party now constitute a majority in Clark County, Nevada — the most populous jurisdiction in the Western battleground state. In Clark County, which encompasses Las Vegas and its suburbs, on Wednesday there were 479,977...

Recovery yields more tax revenue than anticipated in Nevada

Dec. 08, 2021 12:46 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s economy is rebounding more quickly than in some past recessions, but coronavirus variants continue to raise questions about the state’s path toward full recovery. The five-member panel responsible for economic forecasts on Tuesday said the...

Man gets prison term in death of cyclist struck by passenger

Dec. 08, 2021 11:37 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man who was driving a minivan when a passenger leaned out a window and fatally struck a cyclist has been sentenced to up to 26 years in prison. Rodrigo Cruz, 24, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in September to reckless driving and failing to...

Nevada jury: Health insurers owe ER doctors $60M in damages

Dec. 07, 2021 22:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the largest U.S. health insurance companies and its branches in Nevada were found liable Tuesday for $60 million in punitive damages for underpaying out-of-network emergency medical providers. A state court jury said three plaintiffs headed by urgent care...

Las Vegas police link 2nd cold case killing to man now dead

Dec. 07, 2021 21:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Metro Police are attributing a second decades-old homicide to a man who died many years ago. Police announced Monday that DNA evidence linked Johnny Blake Peterson to the 1983 sexual assault and killing of 22-year-old Diana Hanson. ...