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Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

Dec. 9, 2019 12:35 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different. It’s more racially diverse than the two states that weigh in earlier, Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is young, working class, largely urban and...

Ohio, Nevada meet for 1st time in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 8:55 PM EST

Ohio (6-6, Mid-American) vs. Nevada (7-5, Mountain West), Jan. 3, 3:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Boise, Idaho TOP PLAYERS Ohio: Sophomore QB Nathan Rourke threw for 2,676 yards and 20 TDs, with five INTs. Nevada: Redshirt freshman QB Carson Strong threw for 1,933 yards and 10 touchdowns, with seven interceptions, in...

Las Vegas police arrest woman accused of stabbing ex's beau

Dec. 8, 2019 12:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after she allegedly injured her ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. Metro Police say the fight occurred Saturday at a southeast Las Vegas Valley home. The man called 911 about to report the fight, which happened at...

Reno police expand automatic license plate surveillance

Dec. 8, 2019 10:43 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are expanding the use of technology to automatically read license plates in an effort to reduce gun violence. The Reno City Council approved the expanded use of devices and associated software to track license plates despite critics' concerns it could be used to secretly...

Singer performs in Vegas for 1st time after mass shooting

Dec. 7, 2019 6:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Country singer Jason Aldean has performed in Las Vegas for the first time since he was on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival at the beginning of the Oct. 1, 2017 mass shooting. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Aldean told a packed house at Park MGM’s Park Theater...

Nevada last in states for mental health services for youths

Dec. 7, 2019 12:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Children and teenagers who need mental health care have less access to services in Nevada than in other states, advocates say. The nonprofit group Mental Health America ranked Nevada 51st among states and the District of Columbia in seven categories of youths at risk, the Las Vegas Sun...

Interior OKs 20-year extension for Nellis use of buffer land

Dec. 7, 2019 12:10 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Interior Department is giving Nellis Air Force Base another 20 years to use over 3.9 square miles (10 square kilometers) of public land northeast of Las Vegas as a safety buffer for the base's operations. The department announced Friday that Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife...

Nevada court adds bloggers to reporter source shield law

Dec. 6, 2019 7:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A blogger’s legal fight with a brothel owner who sits on a local lawmaking board has led to a Nevada Supreme Court ruling extending journalism shield law protection to online reporters as well as newspaper, television and radio news gatherers. Sam Toll said Friday from his home in...

Caesars completes $516.3 million sale of Rio hotel in Vegas

Dec. 6, 2019 6:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it has completed the $516.3 million sale of its Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The company said Friday it will continue for at least two years to run the 2,500-room property and will pay an annual lease of $45 million to the new owner, newly...

Biden endorsed by 3 former Nevada Democratic party chairs

Dec. 6, 2019 1:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has picked up endorsements from three former chairs of the Nevada Democratic party, his campaign announced Friday. The backing from Roberta Lange, Adriana Martinez, and Sam Lieberman adds to Biden's support from a number of prominent Democrats in the state....