Nevada State Sen. Debbie Smith,D-Sparks has been named president of the National Conference of State Legislatures during the organization’s annual legislative summit.
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A rush of 320,000 students will pour into Clark County public schools on Monday, putting the packed campuses of last school year in a tighter pinch and pressuring Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky to come up with creative solutions now.
Medical marijuana users would need more than a bad blood test to end up behind bars in Nevada on driving the influence charges if a proposal is approved by the state Legislature in 2015.
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie swore in 56 new Las Vegas police officers Thursday at the department’s second academy graduation of the year.
A 63-year-old inmate died at the Regional Medical Facility at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center on Wednesday.
A man who may have memory problems went missing Thursday morning in the east valley, police say. George Poleuca, 71, was last seen near Bermuda Road and Windmill Lane Thursday morning. He was wearing a red and white polo shirt, blue jean shorts and a black hat.
A pair of 21-year-old men in a Henderson jail were charged with six additional burglaries on Wednesday after police said they found new incidents dating back months.
North Las Vegas police responded to an apartment complex where a man was shot Thursday afternoon.
A Pennsylvania woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband.
Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamasmilitary commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators.
A 64-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison Thursday for spraying another man with gasoline and setting him on fire at a Circle K.
A former leader in the white supremacist movement testified Thursday that he once had a conversation with Leland Jones about the 1998 shooting deaths of two Las Vegas men, and Jones admitted his involvement.
The state received 65 medical marijuana establishment applications by mail since the Monday deadline, pushing the number of applications received to 502, a state official said Thursday.
Two teenagers who conspired to kill three members of staff and many students at a high school in a Los Angeles suburb were charged on Wednesday with one count each of making criminal threats, prosecutors said.
A Nevada judge considering a new trial for a woman who has served more than 30 years in prison for a murder she says she didn’t commit has postponed his decision after her lawyers said they have additional, new DNA evidence they believe will prove her innocence.
A “shadow” has been cast on the state’s medical marijuana industry by the ban of casino licensees involvement by state gaming regulators, a panel member reviewing Nevada marijuana laws said Thursday.
A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group’s funding of embryonic stem cell research is “in direct conflict with Catholic teaching.”
A Texas father’s claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses.
A speeding motorcyclist trying to avoid a traffic stop Thursday morning near Flamingo Road and Rainbow Boulevard was seriously injured after he crashed, Las Vegas police said.
A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor or wrongly maligned for doing his job.
Former Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks agreed to plead guilty in connection with a domestic battery case and undergo a mental health evaluation, his attorney said in court Thursday.
UMC officials explained the planned layoffs of more than 200 workers Thursday, saying that they want the public hospital to survive financially and preserve essential services such as the trauma center, burn care center, organ transplants and the Children’s Hospital of Nevada.
After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.