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Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

May. 22, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion. Democrats in the Assembly passed the bill in a...

Defense lawyer loses bid to get judge to kill death penalty

May. 21, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge rejected a bid by a defense lawyer on Tuesday to declare Nevada's death penalty unconstitutional because the two most powerful lawmakers in the Legislature are also career prosecutors. Attorney JoNell Thomas, representing a man facing three upcoming capital murder...

Official: Southern Nevada faces higher risk of wildfires

May. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Southern Nevada faces a higher risk of wildfires this summer after winter and spring precipitation fueled more grass and vegetation that could burn, officials said Tuesday. The above-normal grass growth has rarely been seen in the past decade, Nevada state Forester and Firewarden...

Nevada man using torch to battle bugs dead after house fire

May. 21, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in Nevada say a 63-year-old man died after being pulled from a basement crawl space where he ignited a house fire with a torch he was using to exterminate bugs. The Clark County coroner on Tuesday identified the dead man as Jeff Long of Henderson. Henderson city...

UNLV's Stott following in footsteps of Bryant, Harper

May. 21, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson Stott has already been following in the footsteps of some of baseball's biggest stars. Now he's getting ready to take the next step. The UNLV shortstop is projected to go in the first round of the June 3 amateur draft, possibly putting him on a trajectory to become the latest star...

Man dies after torch used to kill bugs starts house fire

May. 21, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in a Las Vegas suburb say a 63-year-old man has died following a house fire started when he used a propane torch to exterminate bugs in a crawl space under the home. The Henderson Fire Department said in a statement said firefighters responding to the fire Tuesday evening...

Lawmakers direct agency to better manage building inflation

May. 21, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have directed the state Public Works Division to get a better grasp on construction inflation and to separate those costs from other expenses that raise state building projects above initial budgets. The Nevada Appeal reports a joint subcommittee Monday instructed...

Laxalt hosting Basque Fry, western conservative conference

May. 21, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is hosting his annual Basque Fry fundraiser in northern Nevada this year and partnering with organizers of the largest annual gathering of conservatives to host an offshoot event in the West. Laxalt's Morning in Nevada Political Action Committee...

Pedestrian killed when hit by car driven by off-duty officer

May. 21, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian was killed in Las Vegas when struck by a car driven by an off-duty police officer. The Nevada Highway Patrol says a 62-year-old man was not in a crosswalk when he was hit in a traffic lane late Monday night. According to the Highway Patrol, the officer tried to...

Hoover Dam ceremony marks Colorado River drought plan

May. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water despite ongoing drought in the arid U.S. Southwest. Interior Department official Tim Petty, Bureau of...