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COVID-19 delta surge continues to recede in Nevada

Oct. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials say rural areas with low vaccination rates remain a concern, but overall COVID-19 trends continue to improve statewide, with a test positivity rate that’s dropped below 8% for the first time since early July. “The delta...

Longtime Las Vegas TV reporter Tom Hawley dies at age 60

Oct. 15, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Hawley, a longtime traffic and news reporter in Las Vegas for KSNV-TV, has died after taking a leave due to pancreatic cancer, the station reported Friday. He was 60. Hawley was widely known in Las Vegas as “Chopper Tom" due his reports from the...

Robert Streb leads a day of low scoring in CJ Cup at Summit

Oct. 14, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robert Streb went from making putts to wondering if he would ever miss Thursday in the CJ Cup at Summit. It led to his best start to any tournament and his lowest score on the PGA Tour. And on this day at The Summit Club, his 11-under 61 was only good...

Laxalt paves path in 2022 Senate race with Biden backlash

Oct. 14, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — In a western battleground state that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate, Republican Adam Laxalt has early on targeted those who feel angered and afraid, telling them the stakes of next year's race against Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto are no less than...

Caesars Entertainment, Spiegelworld ink $75M theaters deal

Oct. 14, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Caesars Entertainment and the company that produces the show “Absinthe” in Las Vegas are teaming up on theater and dining projects in three states that will cost nearly $75 million. Caesars told The Associated Press on Thursday it has...

Vegas district's vaccination mandate for workers pending

Oct. 14, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials of several employee unions say they haven't had any negotiations with the metro Las Vegas school district since its board voted to generally require that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The...

Interim head coach Rich Bisaccia ready to guide Raiders

Oct. 13, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Derek Carr walked onto the practice field Wednesday waiting to hear one voice. “I was waiting for him to click in the headset and start talking to me. Make a joke, make me laugh, get me going, fire me up.” But there’s an...

CJ Cup in Vegas perhaps a last chance for Johnson to get win

Oct. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dustin Johnson hasn't played much golf since becoming the first American in more than 40 years to win all five of his matches in the Ryder Cup. He still remembers the basics. “You try to keep it in the grass and not the desert,” he said Wednesday as...

Latin casino operator buys Vegas Strip parcel for $120M

Oct. 13, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chilean businessman and co-founder of the largest casino resort operator in Latin America has reached an agreement to buy 10 acres (4 hectares) of Strip-front land that formerly housed the Riviera from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for $120 million. ...

Vegas police: Remains of missing woman found near mountain

Oct. 13, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say remains found near a mountain on the southern outskirts of metro Las Vegas have been identified as that of a 26-year-old woman missing since December 2020. Las Vegas police announced Wednesday that Henderson police on Sept. 6 responded...