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Lombardo says he's considering 2022 run for Nevada governor

Apr. 11, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is considering running for governor in 2022 as incumbent Democrat Steve Sisolak seeks another term. Lombardo told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he hasn't made a decision about whether he will run but he would do...

Nevada reports 320 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

Apr. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 320 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths. The latest figures from the state Department of Health and Human Services raised Nevada’s case total to 308,024 since the pandemic began...

Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass

Apr. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on. Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to...

Motorcyclist killed in crash with SUV near Las Vegas Strip

Apr. 11, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Excessive speed apparently was a factor in the death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist in Las Vegas, according to authorities. Las Vegas Metro police said the man died early Saturday in a collision with an SUV several blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip. ...

Las Vegas family awarded $29.5M in allergic reaction case

Apr. 11, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a woman who was left brain damaged after being treated for a severe allergic reaction by an ambulance service in Las Vegas in 2013. Then-27-year-old Chantel Giacalone went into anaphylactic shock after...

Nevada reports 752 additional COVID cases; delays cited

Apr. 10, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada on Saturday reported 752 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases but a regional health agency said for the second straight day that hundreds of the cases were delayed from previous months. The state' also reported nine additional virus-caused deaths...

Police: Homicide victim's burned body found in home's garage

Apr. 10, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The burned body of an apparent homicide victim was found Friday in the garage of a Las Vegas home that was set on fire, police said. The identity and specific cause of death of the victim weren't immediately released but police said homicide...

ShotSpotter gains wider use to lead Vegas police to gunfire

Apr. 10, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police didn’t need to rely on someone dialing 911 to learn of a fatal shooting in front of a hookah lounge in the early hours of Feb. 20. A gunshot audio detection system called ShotSpotter alerted Metropolitan Police Department dispatchers...

Smith scores 2 as Golden Knights beat Coyotes 7-4

Apr. 10, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reilly Smith scored twice to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 7-4 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. Jonathan Marchessault, William Carrier, Keegan Kolesar, Chandler Stephenson, and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Golden Knights, while...

Nevada Democrats’ priorities emerge on bill deadline day

Apr. 09, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers sped through hundreds of proposals on Friday to meet another major deadline of the 2021 legislative session, which required most bills to pass out of their first committee before Saturday to remain up for consideration. ...