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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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Nev. jobless rate rises to 12.1 percent in August
CARSON CITY — Nevada's jobless rate crept up for the second month in a row to 12.1 percent in August, a sign Nevada's labor market has softened and job growth has eased, the state reported Friday.
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Police arrest 50 on strip for illegal transactions
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have arrested 50 people for doing business without a license on the Las Vegas Strip since new rules on illegal transactions were passed this summer. The Clark County Commission approved ordinances in June banning transactions from unlicensed performers and vendors. KLAS-TV reports Metro police arrested another 22 people for outstanding warrants. Police are also giving verbal warnings to handbill distributors pushing esc...
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State board OKs pared down capital improvements
CARSON CITY (AP) — The state Public Works Board has approved a pared down capital improvement project wish list for Nevada state agencies. The Nevada Appeal reports the list of 83 projects endorsed Tuesday consists primarily of essential maintenance work. Officials say the challenge will be finding enough money in the upcoming two-year budget to cover the $81.4 million state share of the costs. Projects include expanding the scope of a propose...
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Man accused of several Vegas roulette chip heists
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 57-year-old Las Vegas man faces felony charges in a series of grab-and-run heists involving thousands of dollars worth of casino chips from roulette tables. Records show that William Ferguson has been held at the Clark County jail since Aug. 19 on burglary and theft charges. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Ferguson now also faces an indictment stemming from the theft of $29,000 in chips from the MGM...
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