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Male pedestrian, 55, hit and killed by car in Sparks

Nov. 21, 2019 12:11 AM EST

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 55-year-old man had died after he was hit by a car while crossing a street in northeast Sparks. The Washoe County regional medical examiner’s office identified the victim Wednesday as Roger Geigle. Sparks police say he was hit by a car just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the...

Ex-casino worker facing prison in Vegas picnic killing case

Nov. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer will seek leniency when he's sentenced for killing a resort executive and wounding a co-worker at a company picnic in April 2018. Anthony Wrobel could get life without parole but won’t face the death penalty Thursday in the shooting death...

Record rain in Vegas, half-foot of snow in Tahoe mountains

Nov. 20, 2019 5:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Emergency Crews rescued two people from a wash flowing with runoff from record rain in Las Vegas, and up a to half-foot of Sierra snow (15 centimeters) triggered chain controls around Lake Tahoe as a cold front moved across Nevada on Wednesday. The National Weather Service also issued a...

Lawyer: Vegas man to appeal sentence in Oregon-Iowa pot case

Nov. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer says a 61-year-old Las Vegas man will appeal his conviction and five-year federal prison sentence for illegally growing marijuana in Oregon and selling it in Iowa. Attorney Michael Pariente said Wednesday he believes Chief U.S. District Judge John Jarvey in Davenport,...

Honors given in Nevada burial of unclaimed veterans’ remains

Nov. 20, 2019 3:42 PM EST

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — The remains of 17 U.S. military service members who went unclaimed by relatives after their deaths in the Las Vegas area since 1992 have been laid to rest with an honor guard salute in Boulder City. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a Tuesday ceremony sponsored by Women...

The Latest: 6 inches of snow, chain controls in Sierra

Nov. 20, 2019 3:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a winter weather system bringing snow and heavy rain to parts of Nevada (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Chain controls are in effect for the Mount Rose Highway connecting Reno to Lake Tahoe, where up to a half-foot of Sierra snow (15 centimeters) fell overnight on the mountain...

Las Vegas woman’s death undetermined after found in concrete

Nov. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada medical examiners have said it is unclear how a 24-year-old Las Vegas woman who was found encased in concrete died. The Clark County Coroner’s Office has ruled both cause and manner of death of Esmeralda Gonzalez to be undetermined. Las Vegas police and Clark County...

Sparks pot lab’s license suspended over THC testing levels

Nov. 20, 2019 2:58 PM EST

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — State officials have suspended the marijuana license of a Sparks laboratory accused of altering THC levels during the testing of pot products, the Reno Gazette Journal reported Wednesday. The Nevada Department of Taxation issued an advisory on Monday saying Certified Ag Labs LLC...

Judge: Legislative lawyers can’t ‘pick sides’ in tax lawsuit

Nov. 20, 2019 2:16 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers have said they must find new lawyers to fight for a tax extension Republicans say is unconstitutional after a judge ruling. The Gazette-Journal reported Tuesday that District Court Judge James Russell ruled Tuesday that the Legislative Counsel Bureau cannot...

Sheriff’s Office: Burglary suspect fell to death in business

Nov. 20, 2019 2:00 PM EST

CARSON, Nev. (AP) — Nevada authorities say a burglary suspect fell to his death through a Carson City hair salon’s ceiling after cutting through the roof of the business. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office identified the man found dead Sunday as 56-year-old Ronald Edward Kidd of Travis,...