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Fatal gunshot victim found in desert lot

A man was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in a central valley street Wednesday afternoon.

The man was found in a desert lot at 2601 Holly Ave., near Vegas and Rancho drives at 4:43 p.m., Las Vegas police said.

The identity of the man was not released. Police said they have no witnesses or suspect descriptions.

Anybody with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 385-5555.

TWILIGHT ZONE

Public input sought on Red Rock trails plan

Federal land planners will hold a pair of public comment sessions Monday on the feasibility of building recreational trails in what’s known as the Twilight Zone in the northern part of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The open house at the Bureau of Land Management’s office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, includes sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.

A second open house for studying the nonmotorized, multi-use trail system is planned for August.

JBS SWIFT BEEF CO.

Smith’s announces recall of beef products

Smith’s Food and Drug Stores announced Thursday the recall of select beef products supplied by JBS Swift Beef Co. because of possible E. coli contamination. Some 40 stores in Nevada are included in the recall.

Customers are asked to check home freezers for store-brand and store-packaged beef products with sell-by dates from May 5-24 including petite cut ball-tip steak, 85/15 lean ground beef, ground beef not to exceed 15 percent fat, cube steak, beef for stew, beef for fondue, beef fajita meat and beef for stir fry. The beef is in foam-tray packages wrapped in cellophane and purchased at in-store fresh-meat cases.

Return such products to the store for a refund or replacement.

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UNR cutting 279 jobs to meet budget cuts

The University of Nevada, Reno is eliminating 279 jobs because of a 15 percent budget cut that slashed the university’s state funding by $33 million in the next two fiscal years.

Campus officials said no filled tenure or tenure-track positions were eliminated.

Provost Marc Johnson said many part-time faculty will be replaced with full-time faculty who will teach bigger classes.

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