IN BRIEF

VALLEY INCIDENT

Suspect being sought in sexual assault case

Authorities are asking for help locating the man wanted in connection with the recent kidnapping and sexual assault of a Las Vegas woman.

The woman told Las Vegas police that she was walking to church at 5 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Sloan Road and Lake Mead Boulevard when the attack occurred.

She was forced into a nearby desert area by a man described as black, between 25 and 35 years old, bald and weighing between 215 and 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with orange lettering, black sweat pants and a black shirt.

The suspect was possibly carrying a small black and silver semi-automatic handgun and driving a tan sport utility vehicle of unknown make.

The public can call the Sexual Assault detail at 828-3421 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

CAMPAIGN EVENT

Elko officials preparing for visit by Clinton

The city of Elko is gearing up for a campaign stop by former President Bill Clinton.

Police there said they’ve been notified that Clinton will be in Elko on Monday. Details had not been confirmed.

He has been campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

NO DAMAGE

Minor quake shakes Northern Nevada

A minor earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 shook the Northern Nevada desert near Carlin Wednesday.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

CALIFORNIA CASE

Man gets life for sword attack on hiker

An Ontario, Calif., man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for attacking a hiker with a Samurai sword and nearly severing his arm.

Wesley Brockway, 27, was convicted last month of attempted murder in the September 2007 attack. His older brother, Eric, was earlier convicted of misdemeanor battery.

Authorities say they attacked an acquaintance, David Gregory, because he painted over graffiti the brothers left on a trail.

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