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Aces close on 6-0 run, beat Mercury 84-79 in overtime

Aug. 21, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 19 points and 15 rebounds, A'ja Wilson scored 19 points in her return from injury, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 84-79 in overtime on Tuesday night. Cambage blocked a layup attempt in the closing seconds of regulation and grabbed the rebound, but she was...

Amazon promising up to 1,000 jobs at new Vegas-area center

Aug. 21, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A company official says an Amazon distribution facility being built in suburban Las Vegas is expected to create 1,000 full-time jobs. Amazon spokeswoman Anne Laughlin tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a company fulfillment center in Henderson will be the seventh Amazon facility...

Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas closing for Virgin rebrand work

Aug. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas has scrubbed plans to remain partly open and will close completely next year for renovations and rebranding as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the hotel east of the Las Vegas Strip will shut down in February, just after Super...

Reno gang unit joins investigation into 2 killings near Reno

Aug. 21, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies have stepped up patrols in a Sun Valley neighborhood north of Reno where the regional gang unit has joined an investigation into the killing of two teens and shooting of a third. Sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon said Tuesday it's too early to confirm whether...

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Aug. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that Elliott...

Las Vegas teachers union schedules date for possible strike

Aug. 20, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing teachers in Las Vegas says teachers might walk out of classrooms next month if a new contract isn't reach. The Clark County Education Association announced Tuesday that teachers could go on strike on Sept. 10 if the Clark County School District doesn't change its...

Nevada man, 72, guilty of murder; stabbed victim 250 times

Aug. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County jury has convicted a 72-year-old man of first-degree murder in the February killing of an elderly man he stabbed at least 250 times. Ralph Goad faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing set for Oct. 2. The Washoe District Court jury...

Washoe County resident dies from Hantavirus; 1st since 2017

Aug. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County resident who contracted hantavirus has died. Health district officials say it's the second fatality in the county since 2017 that resulted from the disease that is spread through the droppings, urine and saliva of infected rodents. Dr. Randall Todd said Tuesday hantavirus...

2 Reno children hurt, 1 critical, after hit by SUV

Aug. 20, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two 12-year-old Reno children were injured, one critically, when they were struck by an SUV while walking to school. Reno police said both victims, a boy and a girl, were taken to a local hospital Tuesday after they were hit at about 7:10 a.m. while crossing an intersection northeast of...

Appellate court reverses verdict to ban man from Nevada city

Aug. 20, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Appellate Court has issued an order saying a district judge had no authority to permanently ban an offender from a northern city. The Nevada Appeal reported Monday that the court order removes that condition from Pugh's sentence because it is an abuse of discretion....