Felon gets prison time for guns, drugs

A Las Vegas man was sentenced to almost 13 years in prison and five years of supervised release Wednesday after pleading guilty to illegal firearm and cocaine possession charges, the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office said.

Tax hikes urged for UNLV stadium

A UNLV stadium board member, Regent James Dean Leavitt, said he will tell his fellow board members at Wednesday’s panel meeting that the Clark County sales tax and the room tax should be increased slightly to pay for an on-campus domed stadium.

Gaming board sticking to medical pot stance

A regulatory mandate that Nevada gaming license holders stay away from the state’s neophyte medical marijuana business could be challenged again Thursday at the Nevada Gaming Commission. But the outcome is inevitable.

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Gustafsson out, Belfort in

Injury knocked Alexander Gustafsson out a rematch with Jon Jones in UFC 178 at MGM Grand on Sept. 27. And the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday cleared the way for Vitor Belfort to fight Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title in December.

Mayweather granted promoter’s license in Nevada by 5-0 vote

Floyd Mayweather Jr. no longer needs to depend on anyone else to fight in Nevada. On Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously approved Mayweather’s application to hold a promoter’s license in the state. By getting his license, Mayweather can be his own promoter of record.