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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34 kicked out of Navy for cheating

At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation.

Reid OK with police getting surplus weapons

As police in Missouri confront race protests with heavy arms and armor, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said he supports allowing local forces to continue accepting surplus military weaponry, but with better oversight and training on how they are put to use.

Sports

Coach gives inspiring speech after LLWS loss

A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.

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.

Entertainment

‘Pawn Stars’ gets satirized in ‘Breaking Bad’-style video

So Julia Louis-Dreyfus walks into “Pawn Stars” — whoops, I meant to say — so Julia Louis-Dreyfus walks into a pawnshop to sell her “Seinfeld” Emmy to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Dreyfus says she needs extra money to buy an island like our very own Celine Dion did.

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