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Nevada reports 491 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Jul. 6, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials reported 491 more confirmed cases of coronavirus on Monday and one more known death. The cumulative number of statewide COVID-19 cases now is 22,909 with 537 known deaths. The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services said the case counts and testing...

McCarran International Airport to get $17 million from feds

Jul. 6, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport will receive federal funding to help with improvements. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported Sunday that the nation's eighth busiest airport will get $17 million in grant money for upgrades. It's part of $800 million in infrastructure spending...

Nevada reports 843 additional COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Jul. 5, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials reported 843 more confirmed cases of coronavirus on Sunday and four more known deaths. The cumulative number of statewide COVID-19 cases now is 22,418 with 534 known deaths. That’s 1,700 more patients since July 2 when the state reported 20,718 total...

Fireworks cause fires; Nevada authorities threaten arrests

Jul. 5, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nye County officials are threatening citations and arrests for illegal fireworks that led to some fires across metro Las Vegas. The county Sheriff’s Office made an online plea Saturday night for people to stop using aerial fireworks. Pahrump Valley firefighters had to respond to...

Search continues at Sparks Marina for a missing swimmer

Jul. 5, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities continued to search Sunday for a 50-year-old man who went missing while swimming at Sparks Marina. According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the man went swimming with a friend Saturday and then was seen struggling in the water before going under. and not...

Lightning strikes rarely kill, but change victims' lives

Jul. 5, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Justin Gauger can remember almost everything from the day that changed his life. He was on a family fishing trip near Woods Canyon Lake in Arizona in August 2014 when lightning struck his back, propelling him 50 feet (15 meters) sideways until he landed face-first in a pile of rocks. The...

President of casino company dies in watercraft accident

Jul. 5, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

The head of a casino company died Saturday in a watercraft accident while vacationing in Michigan, the company announced. Richard J. Haskins, president of Red Rock Resorts Inc. and Station Casinos LLC, which owns 20 casinos in Nevada, died, the company said in a statement. Its properties include the Palms Resort...

Bellagio error may be biggest sportsbook loss for Vegas

Jul. 4, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nearly quarter-million dollars in winning wagers reportedly placed at MGM Resorts last Sunday might be the largest sportsbook loss in Las Vegas history on bets made after an event has started. Seven longtime Las Vegas bookmakers can’t recall a larger loss, the Las Vegas...

Nevada tribal emergency coordinator named amid pandemic

Jul. 4, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has been named as the state’s new tribal emergency response coordinator, amid a report that coronavirus testing and assistance has been slow to reach Native American tribes. Cassandra Darrough, an elected tribal council member who traces her...

Today in History

Jul. 4, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 4, the 186th day of 2020. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. On this date: In...