Bail reduction sought in Sparks trespass slaying

A 73-year-old former schoolteacher accused of killing an unarmed trespasser in Northern Nevada should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he thought the man pointed a gun at him, his new defense attorney said.

10 safety tips for women traveling solo

Solo traveling can be a wonderful experience, especially for a young woman. It fosters a sense of confidence and independence and it implores you to explore the many sights and sounds that the world has to offer. That said, we girls do face a few more safety challenges while traveling than our male counterparts do. Before you pack your bags, arm yourself with these tips to stay safe while seeing the world.

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AMR, Vegas Fire Department deal near

Las Vegas Fire Chief Willie McDonald and American Medical Response’s Scott White have a verbal agreement to settle the dispute over who does what and expect to present a signed contract on Sept. 3 to the Las Vegas City Council.


Nevada fishing report, Aug. 21, 2014

LAKE MEAD — Following the frequent rains, fish have been hanging deeper and despite seeing fish or having them appear on fish finders, the fish have been less inclined to bite. Some attribute this to the turbidity of the water or moon phases, both of which should improve with no rain forecast for the weekend and the new moon on Monday. Catch reports are all over the place with the fish taking lures generally intended for other targeted species. Despite inconsistencies with their usual fishing practices, anglers are finding success. Lures and jigs seemed to be the trick this week with biting the best during the early morning.