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Vegas City Council to look at downtown parking
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas City Council is taking on the thorny issue of downtown parking. A city spokeswoman said Parking Manager Brandy Stanley will brief the council Wednesday on a plan designed to make parking more convenient for drivers and less controversial for city officials. City Hall has been fielding complaints about vehicles being towed and impounded, especially during special events like parades and art district gatherings. Ma...
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12 candidates for Nevada Superintendent
CARSON CITY (AP) — A dozen candidates are being reviewed for the job of Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction. The office of Gov. Brian Sandoval says 15 applications were received by last Friday’s deadline. Of those, three didn’t meet statutory requirements for the job. Eight applicants are from Nevada, and seven are from out-of-state. Background checks are being conducted as part of the review process. Names of the applicants are confid...
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Nevada Supreme Court takes up foreclosure case
Couple claims that the documents were not in order when bank took their Douglas Co. home
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Arrests made in series of robberies
Two men charged with crimes that include robbery at a Dad’s Quick Mart in Sparks
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Family taking $350,000 in Vegas missing organs claim
Man’s brain, heart, liver, kidneys, lungs disappeared after he died while partying
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2012 Air Races set for takeoff
Long-term future of event still in doubt after 2011’s crash that killed 11
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Nevada motor vehicle fatalities drop in 2011
Trend has been on the decline since an all-time high in 2006
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Gingrich vows to fight on after poor Iowa showing
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is blasting former Gov. Mitt Romney as someone who can’t bring enough change to Washington. Speaking on Tuesday after a fourth place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Gingrich said Romney is a nice man but incapable of doing what’s necessary to fix the country. He also criticized Romney for running a negative campaign. Gingrich said the race for the GOP nomination was just beginning. He vow...
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Iowa: Romney, Santorum seesawing in narrow vote
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday night, the opening round of a campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama. Texas Rep. Ron Paul ran third. Returns from 93 percent of the state’s 1,774 precincts showed Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, and Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, in a near dead heat, a fitting c...
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Police: Two men caught in act of robbery, sexual assault
RENO — Police caught two men Sunday in the act of robbing an apartment and sexually assaulting a woman. Reno resident Dominique Ceasar Jr., 28, and Andre Lamar Briscoe, 23, a resident of Sacramento, Calif., have been charged with home invasion, burglary, robbery, kidnapping, battery with the intent to commit sexual assault and battery-strangulation. The two men were found by Reno police officers responding to a call about a home invasion in th...
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Man appears to choose suicide over arrest after domestic dis...
Hunting buddy describes victim as an ‘outstanding guy’
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Possible string of robberies hits local Dad’s Quick Mart
SPARKS — Police are looking for a man who robbed the Dad’s Quick Mart on Sparks Boulevard and are investigating whether it might be part of a string of robberies. At about 1:45 a.m. Monday, a white male believed to be between 20 and 25 years old robbed the Dad’s Quick Mart at 5212 Sparks Blvd. at gunpoint.  The suspect left on foot prior to police arrival.  At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a black hoodie sweat shirt with blu...
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Reno Air Racing Association to make big announcement
Future plans for the event post-crash will be discussed Wednesday
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Reno-Tahoe area visitors trade skis for golf clubs
Region ended month with no precipitation, the driest December in almost 130 years
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