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Las Vegas marshals propose budget fix, but city says it’s not enough

Las Vegas’ city marshals have come up with a way to almost meet the budget cuts asked for by the city’s leadership — provided that the savings be used to prevent all of the proposed layoffs within the marshals’ ranks. The city issued a statement Wednesday night indicating that the marshals’ proposal wasn’t acceptable.

Fire captain will face more charges in sex sting

Federal authorities announced today that the Clark County Fire Department captain nabbed in a Henderson police operation will face additional charges. Martin Vohwinkel, 55, will face a charge of coercion and enticement of a minor for sex, a felony that carries a penalty of 10 years to life in prison.

Gibbons proposing big changes in higher education system

Gov. Jim Gibbons is scheduled to announce Thursday that he will back changes in state law that higher education leaders have supported for decades, including allowing the higher education system to keep all in-state tuition funds and giving greater autonomy to the Board of Regents.

Cancer society casts more doubt on prostate tests

ATLANTA — Months after experts discounted the importance of routine mammograms and Pap smears for many women, the American Cancer Society is warning that regular testing for prostate cancer is of questionable value, too, and can do men more harm than good. The widely used test often spots cancers too slow-growing to be deadly, and treatment can lead to incontinence and impotence.

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