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Beatty waste dump fire blamed on rain-sodium reaction

A fire at a low-level radioactive waste dump in Nye County that shut down a 140-mile stretch of Nevada’s main north-south highway for almost 24 hours in October was caused by rainfall that seeped through a compromised cover and reacted with metallic sodium, according to a report released Thursday.

Americans held hostage in Iran to finally receive compensation

Even after three decades, Mike Moeller had a familiar reaction to news that he and others taken hostage in 1979 at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran finally will receive compensation for their 444 days of captivity.

Prosecutors want pair in $52M mortgage fraud scheme sent back to prison

They lost their bid for a new trial in the largest mortgage fraud case in Nevada. Now federal prosecutors want a judge to order former real estate broker Eve Mazzarella and her ex-husband, Steven Grimm, returned to prison to continue serving lengthy terms behind bars while they appeal their 2011 convictions.

Nevada’s appellate caseload drops dramatically

Nevada’s appellate courts decreased their pending caseload by more than 12 percent in fiscal 2015, and the decline is expected to continue next year.

Nevada to spend $14 million to put deer crossings across Interstate 80

What separates man from beast has long been debated. But the question has been answered in Nevada, where $14 million will be spent on deer crossings to keep the animals out of the grilles of travelers on Interstate 80 in the Pequop Mountains in Elko County.

Political Eye: Seniors group wants Nevada to join CO2 legal challenge

A national nonpartisan group of senior citizens has sent an open letter to Gov. Brian Sandoval and state Attorney General Adam Laxalt urging them to join in a lawsuit seeking to stop the EPA from enacting the Clean Power Plan regulation it completed in October.

One person killed in three-motorcycle crash near Searchlight

One person was killed and another was injured in a three-motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 95 near Searchlight, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

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