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Gold mine death in Elko County investigated

Federal mine safety regulators are investigating the death of a worker at an underground gold mine in Elko County.

Man sentenced to prison for role in plot to kill sister’s estranged husband

A 40-year-old man was sentenced to 8- to 20-years in prison for his role in a plot to kill his sister’s estranged husband. Richard Pearson in February pleaded guilty to attempted murder and conspiracy for the shooting of Robert Bessey as he drove south on Interstate 15 near Valley of Fire State Park in November 2012.

Ex-IRS officer settles lawsuit alleging feds targeted him in Nevada

A former Internal Revenue Service officer has settled a lawsuit alleging the agency enlisted the help of the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s office to target him in a criminal investigation in retaliation for discrimination claims.

House panel beats back move to trim military benefits

Members of Congress took the first steps Wednesday to stave off or reduce cuts to military benefits that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had proposed earlier this year.

Officer asks District Attorney to review whether Metro broke law by burying air unit report

In an unprecedented move, a police officer asked the Clark County District Attorney’s office to investigate whether Metro broke any laws after the agency’s top brass apparently buried his report intended to fix problems in the police air unit. Lt. Gawain Guedry and a representative from his union recently met with District Attorney Steve Wolfson, and Guedry is seeking “whistleblower” status under a Nevada law designed to protect peace officers reporting “improper governmental action” by their employers.

Feds spend $236 million to help landowners protect grouse

The federal government paid $236 million to landowners in 11 states — including $35.6 million in Nevada — to preserve sage-grouse habitat amid a debate over whether the bird should be listed as an endangered species — potentially hindering energy development and ranching.

Inspectors: Long waits at North Las Vegas VA hospital not unusual

An elderly blind veteran crying in pain spent four hours and 45 minutes in the emergency room of the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas before seeing a doctor in October, but federal inspectors said in a report Wednesday that such long waits were not unusual for patients at the hospital.

Operations at McCarran returning to normal after flights grounded

Operations at McCarran International Airport are returning to normal after flights were grounded for about an hour and a half Wednesday following an unspecified computer problem in the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control operation in Southern California.

Inmate, 56, dies at Northern Nevada Correctional Center

A Northern Nevada Correctional Center inmate died Wednesday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Jerome Urban, 56, who died at the correctional center’s Regional Medical Facility, had a chronic medical condition.

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