Region In Brief
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.
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...
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...
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...