Region In Brief
Nev. man sentenced for animal torture under new law
MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A man charged with killing a stray cat and throwing its head into a neighbor's yard has been given a suspended prison term and ordered to spend 30 days in jail. Rodney Shoop, 54, of Douglas County was the first adult in Nevada to be sentenced under a new state law making it a felony to maim or torture an animal. Authorities said he shot the cat before maiming it. He was sentenced Monday by Douglas District Judge Michael Gib...
NVEnergy worker dies after fall from tower
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An NVEnergy employee working on power lines has died after falling an estimated 100 feet at a Las Vegas-area industrial park near U.S. 93. Las Vegas police spokesman Jose Hernandez says a caller from the Apex Industrial Park reported a man had fallen from a tower shortly after noon on Tuesday. Hernandez says the caller requested an air ambulance, but first responders later determined the man had died. A spokeswoman for the uti...
Authorities ID fugitive killed in North Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas have confirmed that a 27-year-old man shot and killed in an armed confrontation with a deputy U.S. marshal after a car chase in North Las Vegas last week was a Tucson, Ariz., fugitive. The Clark County coroner's office reported Tuesday that Thomas Lars Domagala (doh-mah-GAHL'-ah) died of a gunshot to the head. Authorities haven't identified the deputy marshal involved in the Sept. 19 shooting. He...
Woman dies after motorized wheelchair hit by car
RENO (AP) — Reno police say a 79-year-old woman has died of her injuries after the motorized wheelchair she was riding in was struck by a vehicle. Police say rescuers responded to the 1600 block of Silverada Boulevard a little after 5 p.m. Monday. Authorities say Reno resident Anastacia Redulla was lying in the street while a motorized wheelchair was pinned under the vehicle. Redulla was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center, where she was l...
Washoe County clerk's office moving
RENO (AP) — The Washoe County clerk's office is moving out of the historic courthouse in downtown Reno. Clerk Amy Harvey says beginning Oct. 5, marriage licenses, fictitious name and notary bond filings, as well as authorizations to perform marriages will be administered from the Washoe County complex on East 9th Street. Harvey says the new location will provide easier access, including free parking. The complex currently houses offices for co...
HUD chief, Nevada AG tout loan help for homeowners
LAS VEGAS — The Obama administration’s top housing official and Nevada’s attorney general said Monday they hope more struggling borrowers in a region hard hit by foreclosures will apply for a program that could save them more than $3,000 a year.
Man charged in fatal hit-and-run Vegas
LAS VEGAS — The driver accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal accident in Las Vegas has been arrested and charged in the five-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured two others on I-215 near Sahara.
Nevada wildfire grows to 3 square miles
A wildfire burning in northern Nevada's Pine Nut Mountains has grown in size to 3 square miles but officials say the threat to about 30 homes has eased as winds pushed the fire toward the east and away from residences.