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Las Vegas man charged in $2M federal virus relief fraud case

Jan. 23, 2021 2:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada man has been charged with fraudulently obtaining about $2 million in federal coronavirus relief aid, meant for small businesses, to buy luxury vehicles and condominiums in Las Vegas, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. attorney's office in Nevada accused Jorge Abramovs with bank...

This photo provided by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office shows a Las Vegas-based tour that rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. One person died, and two were critically injured. The cause of the rollover is under investigation. (Mohave County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over; 1 dead, 2 critical

Jan. 22, 2021 10:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the cause of the Friday afternoon wreck was not yet known,...

Nevada legislative session to start closed to public

Jan. 22, 2021 6:50 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Legislature will limit access to the public when lawmakers convene next month to confront the coronavirus pandemic and rebalance the state budget. Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Brenda Erdoes announced Thursday that only lawmakers, staff and a small number of...

Official: Nevada's virus vaccine allotment is 'low, slow'

Jan. 22, 2021 5:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada has administered more than 137,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. But state coronavirus task force chief Caleb Cage said Friday that Nevada’s vaccine allocation from the federal government has been “low, slow and weekly” and “is not enough to meet our needs...

Vegas gym sued over allegations of US Gymnastics coach abuse

Jan. 22, 2021 4:59 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eight women who were taught by a former USA Gymnastics coach now facing lewdness and sexual assault charges are suing the Las Vegas gym where he trained them from 2009 to 2015. A civil negligence and liability lawsuit filed Tuesday in Nevada state court accuses Brown’s Gymnastics...

Nye County Deputy District Attorney Don Chairez dies at 65

Jan. 22, 2021 10:46 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nye County Deputy District Attorney Don Chairez, a former Clark County judge who left the bench to run unsuccessfully for Congress, has died. He was 65. Chairez died Thursday from COVID-19 complications, the Nye County District Attorney's Office said. The office said Chairez joined its...

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard in Las Vegas. Schoolteachers, college professors and child care workers have been added to the eligibility list for COVID-19 vaccinations in the Las Vegas area. The Southern Nevada Health District on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, added

Official: Holidays may be driving Nevada coronavirus deaths

Jan. 21, 2021 7:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A surge of Nevada coronavirus cases following December holidays may have passed, but deaths are still spiking, experts told a panel guiding the state’s COVID-19 response Thursday. “It’s pretty likely that we’re right in the throes of the peak related to...

Vegas council OKs dial-for-drinks home liquor deliveries

Jan. 21, 2021 1:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas city residents will be able to dial for drink deliveries at home under a new law approved by the City Council. The measure passed Wednesday lets restaurants and convenience stores deliver alcohol through third-party services. It was cast as a boost for businesses struggling with...

FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Las Vegas gambler William

Insider trading sentence of Vegas gambler commuted by Trump

Jan. 21, 2021 12:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas professional gambler, real estate mogul and philanthropist who was convicted in an insider trading case said Wednesday he's grateful his prison sentence was commuted by former President Donald Trump. William “Billy” Walters said in a statement issued through...

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, healthcare workers test patients in their vehicles at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard in Las Vegas. Although deaths continue to surge, the number of new coronavirus cases reported daily in Nevada has slowed. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada hits 1-day death record but reports fewer new cases

Jan. 20, 2021 8:44 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada reported 71 new deaths from the coronavirus Wednesday, setting the highest single-day toll. The deaths included people who probably contracted the virus in mid-December, state COVID-19 response director Caleb Cage said, suggesting that reverberations from holiday gatherings...