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Nevada woman sentenced for killing she blamed on spirits

Jan. 23, 2020 4:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada woman who said she shot a gun at spirits who attacked her roommate was sentenced to prison for the man's fatal shooting. Kiahna Hawkins, 30, was sentenced to 11 to 28 years in a Nevada prison, KVVU-TV reported Wednesday. Hawkins was evaluated and found competent to stand trial in...

Nevada lawmakers studying pretrial release of jail detainees

Jan. 23, 2020 4:22 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — About 90 percent of jail detainees in Nevada are held in just two facilities — the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas and the Washoe County jail in Reno. That’s what a panel of Nevada lawmakers learned Tuesday as they began studying rules for pretrial release...

Raiders sign Nevin Lawson to 1-year extension

Jan. 23, 2020 2:11 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract extension Thursday. Lawson is the first player to sign with the Raiders since they officially added Las Vegas to their name Wednesday. The Raiders are set to play next season in Las Vegas after spending the...

Las Vegas Metro Police officers head into the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip after a shooting at the mall in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Vegas police arrest 18-year-old in mall shooting that hurt 3

Jan. 22, 2020 9:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday on attempted murder charges, a day after a shooting triggered by a gang dispute wounded three people, sent shoppers scrambling and drew a massive police response to an upscale Las Vegas Strip mall, authorities said. Christopher Valenzuela-Olivas was...

Oakland Raiders now officially renamed the Las Vegas Raiders

Jan. 22, 2020 8:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have been officially renamed the Las Vegas Raiders. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak unveiled the Raiders’ new name alongside owner Mark Davis at a news conference Wednesday at Allegiant Stadium. Sisolak read a proclamation at the announcement, officially calling Jan....

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates with wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) during the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Column: Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again

Jan. 22, 2020 4:27 PM EST

Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again. No more scowling Bill Belichick, angry as always under his hoodie. No more sly smiles and phony platitudes from Tom Brady. No talk about Spygate; no worries about deflated footballs. And no more speculation about just what New England owner Robert Kraft might be up to....

FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev.  A Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino is denying that Simpson was defamed when employees banned him from the property in November 2017 and a celebrity news site reported the paroled former football hero had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. In recent court filings, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rejects Simpson’s argument that his reputation was damaged by unnamed hotel staff member accounts cited in a TMZ report saying he was prohibited from returning after visits to a steakhouse and cocktail lounge. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame

Jan. 22, 2020 3:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson couldn’t have been defamed by accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, because his reputation was already tarnished, attorneys for the property told a judge. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas cited the former...

Nevada officials order increase in inspections after fire

Jan. 22, 2020 2:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials have ordered inspections at apartment complexes deemed susceptible to fire in the aftermath of deadly Las Vegas fire. The Las Vegas Sun reports the increase in inspections is intended as proactive fire prevention following the Alpine Motel Apartment fire that killed six...

Nevada mine-dweller abides by order to vacate hillside abode

Jan. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EST

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man has moved out of an abandoned mine shaft where he lived for seven years before city officials gave him 30 days to vacate. Richard Roman told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he understood why Boulder City officials told him he had to leave the mine that he furnished with...

Las Vegas Sands, PetMed fall; Peoples Bancorp rises

Jan. 21, 2020 4:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Delta Air Lines, Inc., down $1.69 at $60.34. Airlines and travel companies fell as concern about a Chinese disease outbreak grows. Peoples Bancorp Inc., up 62 cents at $35.23. The Marietta, Ohio-based bank's fourth-quarter profit...