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Experts: Worst of virus surge over in Vegas, soon in Reno

Jan. 27, 2022 20:01 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Hospital staffs remain stretched thin statewide in Nevada but health officials said Thursday they believe a monthlong surge in COVID-19 cases has peaked in the Las Vegas area and should be cresting soon in Reno and the rest of the state. “In Clark County, I...

Las Vegas police: Woman dies after fire set during argument

Jan. 27, 2022 19:51 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspect has been arrested after allegedly setting a mattress on fire during an argument in a Las Vegas mobile home, resulting in the death of a woman from burn injuries, police said Thursday. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say 37-year-old Tiffany Willis has been...

Hot streak: Nevada casinos win record $13.4 billion in 2021

Jan. 27, 2022 16:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in December, tallying a 10th straight month of $1 billion or more in house winnings and propelling end-of-year figures to a record $13.4 billion. A Nevada Gaming Control Board report released Thursday provided more evidence...

Rihanna's Savage X Fenty raises $125M with new UAE investors

Jan. 27, 2022 10:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Abu Dhabi-based investment firm linked to a top security official in the United Arab Emirates said Thursday it has invested $25 million in Savage X Fenty, the lingerie company co-founded by megastar and business mogul Rihanna. Savage X Fenty...

Official: Doctors in Nevada execution plan want names secret

Jan. 27, 2022 00:51 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two physicians enlisted to oversee what would be Nevada’s first execution since 2006 don’t ever want to be identified publicly, state officials told a federal judge on Wednesday. Prison officials want to use a never-before-tried combination of three or four...

Raiders' Nate Hobbs guilty of Vegas traffic charge, not DUI

Jan. 26, 2022 20:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced traffic charge stemming from his arrest early this month on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The 22-year-old rookie did not appear in person while his attorney,...

Las Vegas man allegedly attacked Asian American store owner

Jan. 26, 2022 19:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bond was set at $25,000 Wednesday for a Las Vegas man accused of attacking an Asian American business owner. Authorities said 36-year-old Anthony Dishari was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. During...

Shooting of trail ride outfit's mule under investigation

Jan. 26, 2022 13:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a mule and several previous suspicious incidents involving a family-owned trail ride business that uses public land in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas. Michael Flood, general manager...

UAE sheikhdom to allow gaming as Wynn Resorts plans project

Jan. 25, 2022 21:29 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the seven sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it will allow “gaming” while announcing a multibillion-dollar deal with Las Vegas-based casino giant Wynn Resorts. The announcement by Ras al-Khaimah comes after months of...

Butterfly fight ends; Vegas-area ski area to get bike trails

Jan. 25, 2022 20:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A conservation group and a southern Nevada ski resort said Tuesday they settled a federal lawsuit that had blocked plans to put a mountain biking park on steep terrain that is home to the endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly. Lee Canyon resort said the...