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Authorities: 2 killed, others hurt in Nevada mine bus crash

Aug. 24, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A bus carrying mine employees collided head-on with a tractor-trailer rig Saturday on a highway in rural northeastern Nevada, killing two people and injuring others, authorities said. A preliminary investigation indicates that the big rig crossed the center line of State Route 766 about 6...

Henderson Fire Department: 2 dead in apartment fire

Aug. 24, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Henderson Fire Department says an apartment fire has left a man and a woman dead and another man was taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Firefighters pulled the three people from the apartment early Saturday morning but two of them died at a hospital. Three...

Nevada governor urges deal; teachers stop strike planning

Aug. 24, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada teachers union has paused teacher strike preparations in the Clark County School District following a news conference from the state governor. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak urged the school district Friday to reach a deal with its teachers to avoid a strike. Sisolak says the...

Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm

Aug. 24, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory. They expected some criticism but had less than six weeks to find rooms for 1,300 students after a July 5 gas...

Thomas and Williams help Sun edge Aces 89-85

Aug. 23, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun want to make sure they don't have to play in a single-elimination playoff game this year. They took a step in that direction with a gritty win over the Las Vegas Aces on Friday night. Thomas scored 27 points and Courtney Williams added 24 to...

$10,000 reward offered for arrest of wild burro killers

Aug. 23, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Someone has been killing the wild burros of California's Mojave Desert, and the Bureau of Land Management is offering up to $10,000 to anyone who can help catch the culprit or culprits. Over the past three months, 42 burro carcasses containing gunshot wounds have been found scattered...

Nevada judge freezes licensing process for new pot shops

Aug. 23, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge on Friday froze the permit process for some new Nevada retail cannabis stores, issuing a ruling that sided with companies that lost bids to open recreational pot shops. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued an injunction halting several dozen new licenses...

Safari Club moving 2021 convention to Vegas instead of Reno

Aug. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Safari Club International plans to hold its national convention in Las Vegas in 2021 instead of Reno. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Friday the sportsman's club is ending its initial three-year agreement with Reno a year early. The 2020 convention will continue in Reno in February. The...

UNLV med school would pair virtual, hands-on cadaver labs

Aug. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, always planned to add more bodies to its medical school. Under its latest funding plan, some will be dead. A $125 million outline for UNLV's School of Medicine building includes a cadaver lab — a departure from designs to continue having students...

Las Vegas school board ends meeting early amid pay protests

Aug. 23, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas-area school board ended its meeting early after its attempt to cut off a public comment period prompted outbursts by educators calling for higher pay. The board of the Clark County School District had slated 30 minutes for public comment at the Thursday meeting, giving a few...