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Nevada plans no immediate changes as COVID-19 cases spike

Oct. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s rate of coronavirus infections is steadily rising again. But state officials are reluctant to blame relaxed guidelines and say there is no reason yet to consider stricter measures. “We’re not at that point now,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday....

Las Vegas man dies in police custody after dealership arrest

Oct. 20, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man has died in custody after an apparent “medical crisis” at a car dealership, authorities said. Police Capt. Sasha Larkin said officers responded to a call Monday around 1:40 p.m. after an employee reported that a man in his early 30s had entered the business...

Pro Fighters League sets 2021 return after canceled season

Oct. 20, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Professional Fighters League will stage its entire 2021 regular season over six events in Las Vegas beginning April 23. The PFL announced its plans Tuesday for the coming season after canceling its entire 2020 season in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. The promotion's fights are...

Nevada Highway Patrol appoints 1st woman leader

Oct. 20, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — For the first time in its history, the Nevada Highway Patrol has appointed a woman to lead the agency as colonel. Anne Carpenter assumed command Monday, where she will oversee about 600 employees, including 491 sworn officers, the Nevada Department of Public Safety said in a...

President Donald Trump works the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Trump 'running angry,' attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

Oct. 19, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day. On the third day of a western campaign swing,...

Nevada's early voting numbers suggest shift to mail votes

Oct. 19, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With more than two weeks until the election, more than twice as many Nevada voters have returned ballots by mail than in the entire 2016 election. Nearly 176,000 voters have returned ballots mailed to them in early October, election officials reported Monday. In 2016, less than...

Raiders place rookie CB Damon Arnette on COVID list

Oct. 19, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have placed rookie cornerback Damon Arnette on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Arnette was already sidelined on injured reserve before being moved to the COVID list Monday. The list is used for players who either test positive for the coronavirus or have been in...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, a pair of youngsters race down a ski run at the Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort near Echo Summit, Calif. Skiing and snowboarding won't be much different on the slopes when Lake Tahoe ski resorts begin reopening next month but a variety of changes are planned indoors under new policies to protect against the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

COVID changes at Tahoe ski resorts will be mostly indoors

Oct. 19, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Skiing and snowboarding won’t be much different than usual on the slopes when Lake Tahoe ski resorts begin reopening next month. But a variety of changes are planned indoors because of COVID-19. Capacity limits will be in place, and some resorts are adopting reservation systems....

Vegas priest who conducted Mass tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 19, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roman Catholic Church officials in Las Vegas say they have temporarily closed a church where a priest conducted Mass this week before learning he had tested positive for COVID-19. The Diocese for Las Vegas said in a news release Thursday that Holy Family Catholic Church would be cleaned...

3 arrested after fight, shooting on Las Vegas strip

Oct. 19, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say nobody was injured when an altercation led to a shooting on the Strip. The incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday near Planet Hollywood. Authorities say at least two men got into a fight on a pedestrian bridge and then one pulled out a gun. One shot was fired...