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Findings in Vegas protest death case leave some dissatisfied

Apr. 16, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members and vocal demonstrators in Las Vegas were left dissatisfied Friday by the investigation into the police killing of a man who carried guns and wore body armor while facing off with officers during racial justice street protests last June. ...

Vegas vaccine site closing due to demand drop; new cases up

Apr. 16, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Citing a drop in requests for COVID-19 vaccination appointments despite a rising number of new cases in Nevada, health officials in Las Vegas say they’ll close the mass vaccination site at Cashman Center on May 5. Demand for shots remains high in...

Patrick Marleau poised to break Gordie Howe's games record

Apr. 16, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Growing up on a farm as a hockey-loving kid in Saskatchewan, the knowledge that players like Gordie Howe had made the journey from that remote province to the NHL gave Patrick Marleau belief that he could one day follow that same path. Marleau...

Hearing set on bid for 1st execution since 2006 in Nevada

Apr. 15, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has scheduled a hearing next month on a bid by prosecutors to set an execution date for a man convicted of walking into a Las Vegas supermarket with a shotgun and shooting five people, killing four, in 1999. Zane Michael Floyd’s...

Rural Nevada counties want to reopen well ahead of June 1

Apr. 15, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Officials from several rural Nevada counties told a state coronavirus task force Thursday they're ready to relax restrictions and reopen businesses May 1 — well ahead of a June 1 date set by the governor, and despite a recent uptick in measurements of COVID-19 cases. ...

Production of 'Outer Range' TV series underway in New Mexico

Apr. 15, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A television series starring Josh Brolin and now in production in New Mexico will employ up to 300 crew members and 2,000 people as extras and background actors, the state Film Office announced Thursday. “Outer Range" is produced by Amazon...

7 charged with running massive California recycling scam

Apr. 14, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Six men have been charged with running a recycling fraud scheme that trucked tons of trash from Las Vegas casinos into California in order to collect state redemption money, authorities announced Wednesday. A criminal complaint filed in...

Nevada sets June opening, official asks: 'What happens if?'

Apr. 14, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak’s June 1 date for fully reopening Nevada, with face coverings required, drew a rapid response to reopen legal brothels in Lyon County — and a blunt question from that county's chief administrator about cause and effect. ...

New US Senate panel to tackle Nevada tourism amid pandemic

Apr. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. Senate subcommittee focused on travel and tourism has met for the first time to discuss ways to help the industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion met on Tuesday, the Las Vegas...

Sisolak criticized for wading into local reopening decisions

Apr. 14, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is facing criticism from political opponents for weighing in about reopening decisions that he promised months ago to delegate to county officials. The first-term Democrat convened a news conference on Tuesday evening...