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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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Police report 23 arrests during Street Vibrations
Reno police say they made 23 arrests and issued 280 traffic citations during the five-day Street Vibrations biker festival.
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Nevada wildfire 70 percent contained
A wildfire south of Gardnerville is 70 percent contained and officials now say they hope to have it fully surrounded by Tuesday.
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BLM plans emergency wild horse gather in Nevada
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove 200 wild horses from the northern Nevada range because of ongoing drought.
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Voter registration push in Nevada favors Democrats
New voter registration numbers from Clark County show Democrats making huge gains over Republicans in the weeks leading up to the November election.
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Vegas police helicopter damaged in 'hard landing'
A Las Vegas police helicopter was badly damaged but no one was hurt in a crash during what officials call a training incident at the North Las Vegas Airport.
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Nevada overseas ballots in the mail
Nevada ballots are in the mail to military personnel and residents who are overseas.
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Obama plans Sunday campaign stop in Las Vegas
President Obama is heading back to Nevada this weekend for another campaign stop.
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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.
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Nye County plans to reclaim Belmont courthouse
CARSON CITY — With state government waddling through financial problems, a second state park probably will be transferred to a county that can better afford its upkeep.
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Tuesday is Sheriff Ralph Lamb Day; 'Vegas' premier
LAS VEGAS — Gov. Brian Sandoval has proclaimed Tuesday "Sheriff Ralph Lamb Day" in conjunction with the premier of the CBS drama "Vegas" that was inspired by the former Clark County sheriff.
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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.
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Warrant issued for former Las Vegas prosecutor
An arrest warrant has been issued for a once prominent Las Vegas prosecutor who lost his job and was suspended from practicing law following a drug conviction.
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BLM to spray herbicides on grass in Red Rock
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is launching an herbicide offensive on an invasive grass that can fuel fires in Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas fire sends 5 people to hospital
Five people including two children were taken to the hospital after an overturned deep fryer ignited a house on fire in Las Vegas.
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