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Nevada court blocks 2nd-degree murder charges in DUI cases

Sep. 15, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court ordered a change in the handling of DUI cases involving fatal crashes by prohibiting prosecutors from charging defendants with second-degree murder. The decision issued Monday stemmed from a case in which authorities said a man caused a fatal crash after driving...

FILE - In this May 20, 2019 file photo, Wilber Martinez-Guzman from El Salvador appears in Washoe District Court in Reno, Nev. A judge has cleared the way for the Salvadoran immigrant to be tried in Reno for all four homicides he's accused of committing during a six-day crime rampage in two northern Nevada counties in January 2019, but the trial is still at least months away. Washoe County District Judge Connie Steinheimer has scheduled a hearing Wednesday, Sept. 16 on a motion by public defenders for Martinez-Guzman to postpone the trial indefinitely so they can travel to El Salvador to gather information about his background, including his mental capacity. (Andy Barron/Reno Gazette-Journal/Pool via AP, File)

Washoe judge clears way for trial in four 2019 homicides

Sep. 11, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for a Salvadoran immigrant to be tried in Reno for all four homicides he’s accused of committing during a six-day crime rampage in two northern Nevada counties in January 2019, but the trial is still at least months away. Washoe County District Judge...

FILE - This April 16, 2018, file photo shows the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. A Nevada judge ruled Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 that some new retail marijuana stores can open, some applications for licenses can be reviewed again by state officials and some companies that were denied licenses in December 2018 still won't get a permit. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada judge rules state pot licensing process can go ahead

Sep. 3, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge ruled Thursday the state's marijuana licensing process can resume, with some new retail marijuana stores allowed to open, some applications for licenses reviewed again by state officials and some companies still denied the licenses they didn't get in December 2018. The...