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This booking photo provided by the Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff's Office shows Derrick Mitchell Decoste.  Decoste was booked Monday, Jan. 27, 2020  at the Clark County Detention Center pending a court appearance on armed robbery and murder charges in the shooting death of former priest John Capparelli. (Oakland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Suspect in ex-priest's slaying sent to Vegas to face charges

Jan. 28, 2020 4:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspect in the killing of a former priest has been returned to Las Vegas from Michigan to face robbery and murder charges. Records show that Derrick Mitchell Decoste, 26, was booked Monday in the Clark County jail pending a court appearance in the March 2019 shooting death of former...

New judge sworn in to federal bankruptcy court in Las Vegas

Jan. 28, 2020 3:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new federal bankruptcy judge has begun work in Las Vegas, court officials said. Natalie Cox was sworn in Monday to a 14-year term on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada by Chief Bankruptcy Judge Bruce Beesley. Cox’s appointment was made by the judges of the U.S....

This Jan. 20, 2020, photo shows the Strat in Las Vegas. After more than a year and $100 million upgrading restaurants, guest rooms, the casino floor and more, The Strat in Las Vegas is nearing the end of its renovation project. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Tallest tower in Vegas finishing remake, rename as The Strat

Jan. 28, 2020 3:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After more than a year and $100 million upgrading restaurants, guest rooms, the casino floor and more, The Strat in Las Vegas is nearing the end of its renovation project. Golden Entertainment representatives told the Las Vegas Review-Journal they hope the renovations encourage guests to...

Airbnb busy in Las Vegas area despite short-term rental laws

Jan. 28, 2020 2:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airbnb says stays in and around Las Vegas increased 19% last year compared with a year earlier, even though residential short-term rentals are illegal in much of the area. The Las Vegas Sun reports company figures showed 882,000 guest arrivals in Clark County in 2019, with more than $138...

Deputy marshals shoot Washington state fugitive in Vegas

Jan. 28, 2020 10:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deputy U.S. marshals shot and wounded a fugitive from Washington state at a Las Vegas apartment complex while trying to apprehend the man, officials said. U.S. Marshal Gary Schofield said deputy marshals located the man at the complex Monday night and that he was shot after trying flee in...

Hemp grower sues Carson City over proposed cannabis farm

Jan. 28, 2020 12:45 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A local hemp grower is suing Carson City for trying to block a cannabis farm on about 100 acres (40 hectares) of rural property owned by the city. The Reno Gazette Journal reports Tahoe Hemp LLC filed a lawsuit in state court Jan. 15 accusing the city of acting in bad faith by...

In this March 2, 2019 photo, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston in Storrs, Conn. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Gianna Bryant, 13, was going to carry on a basketball legacy

Jan. 27, 2020 7:06 PM EST

She had next. Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. He was Mamba, of course, and she was going to be basketball’s female version of him. She was going to play at Connecticut and head to the WNBA. That was the plan....

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)

Ruling keeps OJ Simpson casino defamation claim before judge

Jan. 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court officer says a Nevada judge, not a private arbitrator, should hear O.J. Simpson's defamation lawsuit against the Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino he blames for published accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from the property. Representatives of The Cosmopolitan...

NHP probes pedestrian death on US 50 northeast of Dayton

Jan. 27, 2020 5:16 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle over the weekend on U.S. Highway 50 in Lyon County near Dayton. The patrol says the male victim whose name has not been released had gotten off his ATV and was in the travel lane he was...

File - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, survivors return to the scene of a mass shooting on the first anniversary  in Las Vegas. Nevada's U.S. senators say federal officials have released some of a $16.7 million grant to help survivors of the October 2017 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen issued a statement saying funds were released after they wrote to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Jan. 15, 2020, saying money for July through December 2019 had not been disbursed by the Department of Justice. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Senators: US has released some Vegas shooting survivor funds

Jan. 27, 2020 4:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials have released some of a $16.7 million grant to help survivors of the October 2017 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada’s U.S. senators said. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen issued a statement Friday saying funds were released after they wrote...