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Hardesty named state Supreme Court chief justice

The Nevada Supreme Court announced Tuesday that Justice James W. Hardesty will take over when Chief Justice Mark Gibbons finishes his term in the state’s highest court next week.

Proposal aims to tighten rules for prescribing pain drugs

The Nevada Board of Osteopathic Medicine is considering new standards for treating patients with chronic pain to help prevent highly addictive painkillers from being dispensed to people without a medical need.

Federal grand jury indicts 7 people in telemarketing scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted seven people in a multimillion-dollar million telemarketing scheme authorities say defrauded struggling small businesses by falsely promising help to obtain federal grants. FBI agents arrested four of the defendants in Las Vegas Tuesday, including the key players, Mark Bausch, 40, and Alan Rodrigues, 54.

Friend tells judge Strip killing was self defense

A man who fatally stabbed a panhandler known as the “pantyhose prankster” on the Strip last month was defending himself against an attack, his friend told a judge Tuesday.

Police looking for convenience store robbers

Las Vegas police are looking for the public’s help in identifying men they said robbed a convenience store in October.

It’s gonna snow! Probably.

The best chances for snow in the Las Vegas valley will come late Wednesday afternoon and early in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Clark County sees dip in traffic-related fatalities in 2014

The number of traffic-related fatalities in Southern Nevada took a small dip in 2014, and with just a handful of days left in the year, it’s an encouraging sign after increases each of the last two years.

Washoe County fills vacated Nevada Assembly seat

Amber Joiner, who formerly worked for the state Department of Health and Human Services as a deputy director, was named Tuesday to fill a vacancy in the state Assembly. The Democrat will represent District 24 in Reno.

NLV mobile home fire displaces 4

A mobile home fire in North Las Vegas caused by an unattended candle displaced four people Tuesday morning, according to the city.