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Wynn Resorts wants court to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

Nov. 12, 2019 7:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts wants a Nevada judge to dismiss an ex-beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about sexual misconduct allegations against former casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago. A Dec. 10 hearing has...

Official: Most Nevada fatal crashes involve impaired drivers

Nov. 12, 2019 5:48 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Law enforcement officials working to bolster safety on roadways ahead of the holiday season say impaired drivers remain a contributing factor in more than half of all fatal traffic crashes in Nevada. The Nevada Department of Public Safety says 55.4 percent of the 893 total fatal crashes in...

2 men severely burned in Stead oven explosion, house fire

Nov. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two men were severely burned in a house fire triggered by an oven explosion in Stead north of Reno. The Reno Fire Department says the explosion and fire occurred while the two handymen were working on the kitchen appliance shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday. The hair of an elderly woman who...

Marie Osmond reinjures knee ahead of big Las Vegas finale

Nov. 12, 2019 4:23 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marie Osmond says she's ready to perform the final week of an 11-year run with her brother, Donny, at the Flamingo Las Vegas, after telling the audience on her television talk show that she chipped her knee late last week. Osmond talked about her injury during an appearance Monday on CBS'...

Nevada administration director who led pot program resigns

Nov. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The director of the Department of Nevada Administration has announced her resignation after she led the state into its recreational marijuana program. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Friday that Deonne Contine's resignation was announced to state workers Thursday after Democratic Gov....

2 flu-related deaths confirmed in Nevada

Nov. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials have confirmed the first two flu-related deaths this season — one each in Clark and Washoe counties. The Washoe County Health District says the unidentified patient contracted Influenza A and died between Sept. 29 and Oct. 26 of this year. A total of nine people...

2 Elko-area residents killed in Mountain City Highway crash

Nov. 11, 2019 3:46 PM EST

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Two Elko-area residents have been killed in a single-vehicle rollover on the Mountain City Highway in northeast Nevada. The Nevada Highway Patrol says the driver and a passenger in a Volkswagen Jetta were headed south at a high rate of speed when the car went off the right shoulder and...

Lawyer who admitted inmates' cellphone use is disbarred

Nov. 11, 2019 2:59 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas attorney who pleaded guilty to a felony charge for allowing her clients to use cellphones while in jail has been disbarred from practicing law in Nevada. The Nevada Supreme Court on Friday issued a decision stating that Alexis Plunkett's misconduct hurt the legal system, her...

Drug, gun charges added in Reno hit-and-run arrest

Nov. 11, 2019 2:54 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol has arrested a 26-year-old suspect in a hit-and-run accident who's now also accused of possessing cocaine and a loaded gun. Troopers say they found the concealed, loaded firearm and more than 22 grams of cocaine when they arrested Victor Rafael Lopez on Saturday....

Sage grouse court order trims energy lease auction in Nevada

Nov. 11, 2019 2:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. land managers have withdrawn more than 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) of public land from a swath of eastern Nevada where oil and gas drilling leases are set to go to auction. The move came after a judge blocked a Trump administration attempt to curtail protection of habitat...