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7 charged with running massive California recycling scam

Apr. 14, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Six men have been charged with running a recycling fraud scheme that trucked tons of trash from Las Vegas casinos into California in order to collect state redemption money, authorities announced Wednesday. A criminal complaint filed in...

Nevada sets June opening, official asks: 'What happens if?'

Apr. 14, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak’s June 1 date for fully reopening Nevada, with face coverings required, drew a rapid response to reopen legal brothels in Lyon County — and a blunt question from that county's chief administrator about cause and effect. ...

New US Senate panel to tackle Nevada tourism amid pandemic

Apr. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. Senate subcommittee focused on travel and tourism has met for the first time to discuss ways to help the industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion met on Tuesday, the Las Vegas...

Sisolak criticized for wading into local reopening decisions

Apr. 14, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is facing criticism from political opponents for weighing in about reopening decisions that he promised months ago to delegate to county officials. The first-term Democrat convened a news conference on Tuesday evening...

UFC plans full Vegas crowd in July at Poirier-McGregor fight

Apr. 14, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

The UFC intends to welcome a capacity crowd at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on July 10 when Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor fight for the third time. UFC President Dana White announced his plan Wednesday for the promotion's first sellout show in its hometown since the...

Up to a foot of new snow atop mountains around Lake Tahoe

Apr. 14, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The on-again, off-again spring weather in the Sierra is off again, at least for now. Up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow fell in the mountains above Lake Tahoe Tuesday night into Wednesday, with 12 inches (30 cm) at the Mount Rose ski resort on the...

Crews douse 2nd recent Vegas-area Walmart paper items fire

Apr. 14, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For the second time this month, people evacuated a Las Vegas-area Walmart while firefighters and ceiling sprinklers doused a paper products fire. No injuries were reported, but Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck said investigators were summoned...

AUTO RACING: NASCAR's short track swing wraps up at Richmond

Apr. 14, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Toyota Owners 400 Site: Richmond, Virginia Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. Track: Richmond Raceway Race distance: 400 laps, 300...

Experts: J&J pause shouldn't affect Nevada vaccination push

Apr. 13, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada stopped using Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday while federal authorities investigate reports of some people in other states experiencing serious reactions, including blood clots. However, state and local health officials said...

Bally's to pay $308M for Tropicana hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Apr. 13, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners. Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. announced Tuesday it will acquire the iconic Strip property from Gaming and Leisure...