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2 killed near Rio in hit and run

Two pedestrians died after being hit by a car near the Las Vegas Strip Friday night. Las Vegas police supervisor Lt. Roger Price said two pedestrians were crossing the street outside of a marked crosswalk by the Rio hotel and casino, near the intersection of Flamingo Road and Arville Street, when they were struck by a vehicle just after 10 p.m.

Man in east valley barricade shoots himself

A man in his 60s died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound during an east valley standoff with Las Vegas police Friday night.

Nevada gun background check petition gets go-ahead

Signature gathering efforts for an initiative petition that seeks to mandate background checks on nearly all Nevada gun purchases are expected to get underway following a ruling Friday by a Carson City district judge.

Heck, Amodei break from GOP to support DREAMers

Nevada’s two Republicans in the U.S. House broke from their party on Friday and voted to uphold President Barack Obama’s program that allows young undocumented immigrants to be exempted from deportation.

House OKs bill addressing border crisis

House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, passing it on a near party-line vote after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants already working in this country legally.

Regents hear plan to launch UNLV med school

The state’s Board of Regents’ health sciences committee is hashing out the details of what it will take to fund a medical school for UNLV.

Las Vegas vets skeptical about VA bill

Las Vegas Valley veterans who have had uphill battles while seeking health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs expressed skepticism mixed with glimmers of hope for the $16.3 billion VA Reform Act that Congress passed this week.

Deal inked to save Colorado water

Water suppliers from the four largest communities served by the Colorado River have finalized an agreement to prop up the drought-stricken river by paying cities, farms and industrial operations to cut their use.

Sandoval open to helping flood-damaged Rainbow

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday he wants to help a battered Mount Charleston neighborhood get the protection it needs to guard against future flooding.

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