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Kidnap suspect released day he arrived at Nevada prison

Jan. 31, 2023 06:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man at the center of an intense police search in Oregon after a violent kidnapping last week was released from custody in October 2021 by Nevada prison officials on the same day he was transferred to the state’s custody to serve a kidnapping sentence, authorities said Monday....

California is lone holdout in Colorado River cuts proposal

Jan. 30, 2023 22:50 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed. California — with the largest allocation...

Nevada officials released a man, now wanted in Oregon, the same day he came to a prison to serve a kidnapping sentence

Jan. 30, 2023 18:37 PM EST
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials released a man, now wanted in Oregon, the same day he came to a prison to serve a kidnapping sentence.

In the West, pressure to count water lost to evaporation

Jan. 30, 2023 12:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region’s dams, reservoirs and open-air canals. For...

Recent snowfalls may slow water level decline at Lake Mead

Jan. 29, 2023 13:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts. Forecasters now expect Lake Mead to finish this year around 1,027 feet elevation, about 19 feet lower...

Harkless scores 18 points, UNLV beats Nevada 68-62

Jan. 29, 2023 01:09 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elijah Harkless had 18 points in UNLV's 68-62 victory over Nevada on Saturday night. Harkless added nine rebounds and five assists for the Rebels (14-7, 3-6 Mountain West Conference). Justin Webster scored 17 points while going 6 of 11 (5 for 8 from distance)....

Police warn that Oregon torture suspect is using dating apps

Jan. 27, 2023 19:35 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of torturing a woman he held captive in Oregon, and who was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity, is using dating apps to find people who can help him avoid the police or to find new victims, authorities said Friday. Benjamin...

'Dropicana': Stretch of I-15 in Vegas closing for weekend

Jan. 27, 2023 17:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key stretch of the main vehicle travel route between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City will be closed all weekend as part of a project to reshape a busy interchange serving the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada Department of Transportation officials say Interstate 15 will be...

Cops hunt Oregon torture suspect jailed in Vegas kidnap case

Jan. 27, 2023 00:14 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in southern Oregon were searching Thursday for a man accused of torturing a woman he held captive, less than two years after he was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity for weeks before the victim managed to escape. Grants Pass Police...

A's running out of time to find home in Oakland, Las Vegas

Jan. 26, 2023 19:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have spent years trying to get a new stadium while watching Bay Area neighbors such as the Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Raiders successfully move into state-of-the-art venues, and now time is running short on their efforts. The A's lease at...