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Telemedicine connects rural Nevadans to specialty care

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:04:59 GMT2017-09-22T07:04:59Z

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) -- Visiting the doctor just got faster, easier and more useful in parts of rural Nevada....

FBI, billboard firm begin Vegas human trafficking campaign

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:52:44 GMT2017-09-22T00:52:44Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The FBI in Las Vegas is teaming with an advertising company donating billboard space to raise the profile of efforts to stop human trafficking in a state where brothels are legal in rural counties, but prostitution is illegal in cities such as Las Vegas and Reno, officials said Thursday....

Vegas police change neck restraint policy after man's death

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:10:34 GMT2017-09-21T21:10:34Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas police officers can no longer routinely use neck restraints to render combative people unconscious, but can still use the department-approved technique in a life-or-death struggle....

$10,000 reward offered in 2014 Elko killing

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:50:46 GMT2017-09-21T17:50:46Z

ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- The family of an Elko man who was bludgeoned to death in his home three years ago is offering a $10,000 reward in a new effort to capture his killer....

Nevada utility sells transmission lines to Dallas company

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:02:06 GMT2017-09-21T15:02:06Z

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) -- A Nevada-based utility company says it has sold its 230-kilovolt transmission system to a Dallas-based operator of transmission systems for just more than $200 million....

Doctor barred from treating Medicaid, Medicare patients

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:34:22 GMT2017-09-21T14:34:22Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas doctor, who was sentenced in July to three years of probation and seven days in jail for gross lewdness involving female patients, has been barred from treating Medicare and Medicaid patients....

Nevada panel to address gambling, pot industry interactions

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:40:43 GMT2017-09-20T23:40:43Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday ordered a committee to make policy recommendations on the interactions between the state's long-established gambling industry and a budding, yet exceedingly popular one: recreational marijuana....

Officials say 2 Reno-area wildfires were human-caused

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:13:51 GMT2017-09-20T21:13:51Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A fire official says humans caused two wildfires in the Reno area in recent days, including one that burned two construction trailers and briefly threatened as many as 100 homes....

High school football teams forfeit over pepper-sprayed brawl

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:54:21 GMT2017-09-20T18:54:21Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada high school sports officials have issued sanctions against two Las Vegas-area football teams, blaming the adults for allowing a post-game brawl on the field that escalated enough for an officer to pepper spray the crowd....

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:42:50 GMT2017-09-20T18:42:50Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Nevada Department of Transportation will stop using a road de-icer in parts of a mountain-side community outside Las Vegas after the product was linked to recent water contamination....

Nevada experiment mimics earthquakes to test bridge designs

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:10:19 GMT2017-09-20T17:10:19Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to test new bridge designs developed to help the structures better withstand violent temblors....

Officials: Motorist killed in crash into Vegas police SUV

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:55:52 GMT2017-09-20T15:55:52Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say a motorist died and a police officer was hurt when a car slammed into the rear of his police patrol SUV south of the Las Vegas Strip....

Man accused of threatening Nevada judge pleads not guilty

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:50:38 GMT2017-09-20T15:50:38Z

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A 74-year-old man accused of threatening a Carson City judge has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges....

Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:36:32 GMT2017-09-20T15:36:32Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," for which Robert DeNiro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95....

Las Vegas officials waiting for Denver to act on pot lounges

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:35:26 GMT2017-09-19T23:35:26Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation's first marijuana club before they further discuss licensing and regulating pot lounges in Sin City....

NHP: Pedestrian was lying down on US 395 when fatally struck

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:37:31 GMT2017-09-19T19:37:31Z

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol says a pedestrian killed in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 395 in Gardnerville over the weekend apparently was lying down in the roadway when he was run over by a minivan....

Washoe County confirms hantavirus in Reno; first since 2006

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:21:39 GMT2017-09-19T19:21:39Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Washoe County health district officials say a south Reno resident has contracted the county's first case of hantavirus (HAN'-tuh-veye-russ) since 2006....

Lead-tainted water found in Mount Charleston subdivision

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:48:54 GMT2017-09-19T17:48:54Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Residents in a mountain-side community outside Las Vegas are being warned that their water could be tainted with lead....

Nevada assemblyman announces bid for secretary of state

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:08:30 GMT2017-09-19T06:08:30Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A two-term Nevada state lawmaker from Las Vegas says he'll run as a Democrat next year against the incumbent Republican secretary of state....

MGM Resorts debuts entertainment-focused corporate campaign

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:26:53 GMT2017-09-18T23:26:53Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- MGM Resorts International has launched a corporate campaign with a goal of showing its force within the entertainment industry, ending the notion that it is only a casino-operating company....