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Biden warns about Trump during campaign event in Vegas

Nov. 17, 2019 1:38 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden brought an alarmist warning to a diverse crowd of Democrats late Saturday in early-caucus Nevada during a town hall at an elementary school in a historically minority Las Vegas neighborhood. Biden opened the event saying that as long as Donald Trump is...

Vegas police: 4 kids in house during couple’s murder-suicide

Nov. 16, 2019 2:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say four children ages 3-9 were in a home when a man fatally shot a woman and then himself. Lt. Ray Spencer said the shooting occurred Friday night after a domestic argument between the man and woman who Spencer said were in a relationship of some kind and who apparently...

Vegas police: Officer shoots drug investigation suspect

Nov. 16, 2019 11:29 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say an officer standing in front a parked vehicle during a drug investigation shot and wounded the driver when the vehicle accelerated toward him. A police statement said the driver was taken to a hospital for treatment after being struck when the officer fired multiple...

Electric vehicle charging station opens off I-15 in Nevada

Nov. 15, 2019 7:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Electric vehicle owners have a new place to charge batteries on the heavily-traveled freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. State and local officials on Thursday marked the start of use of two rapid chargers at a Terrible’s Road House service station in Jean. That’s off...

Steve Wynn: Nevada regulators can’t pull gambling license

Nov. 15, 2019 7:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is telling Nevada regulators they can’t revoke his gambling license over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer affiliated with the company that carries his name. Attorneys for the former Wynn Resorts...

Report: Helicopter had fuel issue on day of crash

Nov. 15, 2019 6:38 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rented helicopter that crashed near Las Vegas, killing two Connecticut men, was found to have sediment in its fuel tanks just hours before the fatal flight, a preliminary report shows. However, the cause of the crash last month of the private sightseeing aircraft has not yet been...

Drilling begins for Las Vegas Convention Center people mover

Nov. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drilling began Friday for a $52.5 million underground people mover being built by a company backed by billionaire Elon Musk to whisk passengers between exhibit halls at an expanded Las Vegas Convention Center. Officials showed reporters a tunneling machine that was assembled in recent...

Tribes say sacred site at risk in Vegas water pipeline fight

Nov. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — For most drivers on U.S. Highway 50 in northeastern Nevada, the Spring Valley is a blur of open road, trees and windmills between Ely and Great Basin National Park. For Rupert Steele, it’s a place to slow down and sing the songs Shoshone people have passed person-to-person across...

Decade-old legal battle over Nevada water pipeline resumes

Nov. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

ELY, Nev. (AP) — A decade-long legal battle over a plan to pump groundwater from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas resumed this week with lawyers on both sides arguing over differing parts of a former state engineer’s decision to block the plan. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports a judge isn’t...

Wrong-way driver killed in crash ID’d as 27-year-old woman

Nov. 15, 2019 12:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a wrong-way driver killed Thursday in a multivehicle crash on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas as a 27-year-old woman. The Clark County coroner’s office identified the driver as Ericka Avila of Las Vegas. Cause and manner of death were not immediately released,...