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Washington state man killed by vehicle on Las Vegas sidewalk

Jan. 17, 2020 3:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas have identified a Washington state man who was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on a sidewalk not far from McCarran International Airport. The Clark County coroner said Friday that Daniel Arredondo Garcia, 53, of Yakima, Washington, died of blunt force...

Grasso misses weight, bout with Gadelha canceled at UFC 246

Jan. 17, 2020 2:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Strawweight contender Cláudia Gadelha's bout with Alexa Grasso on the pay-per-view portion of the UFC 246 card has been canceled after Grasso badly missed weight. The Nevada State Athletic Commission made the decision Friday morning after Grasso weighed in at 121 1/2 pounds, missing...

Chains required on I-80, 2 feet of snow above Lake Tahoe

Jan. 17, 2020 1:56 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Chain restrictions remain in effect on U.S. Interstate 80 after a winter storm dumped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow on the top of some ski resorts around Lake Tahoe. Chains were required Friday on all but four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on a 50-mile (80-kilometer)...

Clark County firefighters find body after shed fire at home

Jan. 17, 2020 11:26 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County firefighters found a dead body after extinguishing a fire in a shed at a Las Vegas-area home early Friday morning, the Fire Department said. Cause of the fire was under investigation and no information was released immediately about the dead person and a possible cause of...

Sheriff's Office: Deputies fatally shoot gun-wielding man

Jan. 17, 2020 11:15 AM EST

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — Lyon County sheriff's deputies fatally shot a Yerington man who allegedly threatened a neighbor before pulling a gun on the responding deputies, the Sheriff's Office said. The incident Thursday began when the man went to the neighbor's home and allegedly brandished a gun while...

This Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, photo provided by Sabra Newby shows a pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nev., and discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said. Reno City Manager Sabra Newby tweeted about the bird, saying it's quirky and fun but still inhumane, KOLO-TV reported. It is the first known sighting of hat-wearing birds in the region, Washoe County Regional Animal Services officials said. The sighting comes after a pigeon in Las Vegas with a miniature cowboy hat glued to its head died earlier this week, animal officials said. (Sabra Newby via AP)

Pigeon wearing tiny sombrero discovered in Reno

Jan. 17, 2020 9:13 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nevada, was discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said. Reno City Manager Sabra Newby tweeted about the bird Wednesday, saying it's quirky and fun but still inhumane, KOLO-TV reported. It is...

Wrong-way crash kills 1 in road tunnel serving Vegas airport

Jan. 17, 2020 8:43 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fatal wrong-way crash in a road tunnel providing access to passenger terminals at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas caused major traffic delays Friday morning, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. A male driver was killed and impairment was suspected in the crash that occurred in...

Burning Man tax documents show big expenses, hefty salaries

Jan. 17, 2020 2:59 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — While money may not be welcome in the economy of Black Rock City, money is necessary to create the city. It took more than $44 million to run the Burning Man Project and erect the arts metropolis in the Black Rock Desert in 2018, according to the Burning Man Project's most recent tax...

Missouri farmer ran one of the biggest frauds in US history

Jan. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather of five was a liar, cheat and serial philanderer who masterminded one of the biggest and longest-running...

Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer speaks at a Culinary Workers Union hall Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Steyer, buoyed by polling, makes campaign swing in Nevada

Jan. 17, 2020 12:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Driving on any freeway in Las Vegas, you’re likely to see Tom Steyer’s face. Turn on the radio, you might hear his voice. Turn on the television, you’ll probably run across his campaign ad. But Alondra Escobedo didn’t expect to run into the Democratic...