Region In Brief
South Lake Tahoe non-profits to receive $65,000
LAKE TAHOE — The American Century Championship will distribute $65,000 to South Tahoe area charities, officials announced Tuesday. The Lance Armstrong Foundation, the celebrity golf tournament’s nationally designated charity, in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, NBC Sports and American Century Investments, will provide funds to area non-profit organizations for specific needs to help make a difference in the community. Area n...
3 arrested in Reno in alleged gang murder plot
RENO (AP) — Reno police say they've arrested three alleged gang members suspected of plotting another alleged gang member's death amid a drug debt. Authorities say 22-year-old Leon Munera, 24-year-old Ivan Munera and 32-year-old Osvaldo Morales were arrested Monday on charges including conspiracy. Police say they contacted Morales and Ivan Munera during a traffic stop, where they found guns, drugs and ammunition. Detectives believe the two wer...
Man dies after rescuing kids from Vegas house fire
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Henderson man has died after rescuing two children from the flames of an overturned deep fryer. Clark County coroner's officials say 41-year-old Leopoldo Rodriguez died Tuesday of his injuries following the Saturday house fire on Reeder Circle in Las Vegas. He was one of five people taken to the hospital in the incident. Clark County fire officials say a dozen or more people were at the home Saturday when a deep fryer, situa...
Sheepherder charged in fight at Nevada ranch camp
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A fight between two Peruvian sheepherders at an isolated camp in northeast Nevada landed one in jail in Elko over the weekend on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Elko County sheriff's deputies say 20-year-old Aldo Beraun and the other sheepherder were drinking at the camp near Gold Creek Canyon when verbal insults turned physical. Beraun is accused of breaking a beer bottle and holding it to the neck of the victim, w...
Nev. man sentenced for animal torture under new law
MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A man charged with killing a stray cat and throwing its head into a neighbor's yard has been given a suspended prison term and ordered to spend 30 days in jail. Rodney Shoop, 54, of Douglas County was the first adult in Nevada to be sentenced under a new state law making it a felony to maim or torture an animal. Authorities said he shot the cat before maiming it. He was sentenced Monday by Douglas District Judge Michael Gib...
NVEnergy worker dies after fall from tower
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An NVEnergy employee working on power lines has died after falling an estimated 100 feet at a Las Vegas-area industrial park near U.S. 93. Las Vegas police spokesman Jose Hernandez says a caller from the Apex Industrial Park reported a man had fallen from a tower shortly after noon on Tuesday. Hernandez says the caller requested an air ambulance, but first responders later determined the man had died. A spokeswoman for the uti...
Authorities ID fugitive killed in North Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas have confirmed that a 27-year-old man shot and killed in an armed confrontation with a deputy U.S. marshal after a car chase in North Las Vegas last week was a Tucson, Ariz., fugitive. The Clark County coroner's office reported Tuesday that Thomas Lars Domagala (doh-mah-GAHL'-ah) died of a gunshot to the head. Authorities haven't identified the deputy marshal involved in the Sept. 19 shooting. He...
Woman dies after motorized wheelchair hit by car
RENO (AP) — Reno police say a 79-year-old woman has died of her injuries after the motorized wheelchair she was riding in was struck by a vehicle. Police say rescuers responded to the 1600 block of Silverada Boulevard a little after 5 p.m. Monday. Authorities say Reno resident Anastacia Redulla was lying in the street while a motorized wheelchair was pinned under the vehicle. Redulla was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center, where she was l...
Washoe County clerk's office moving
RENO (AP) — The Washoe County clerk's office is moving out of the historic courthouse in downtown Reno. Clerk Amy Harvey says beginning Oct. 5, marriage licenses, fictitious name and notary bond filings, as well as authorizations to perform marriages will be administered from the Washoe County complex on East 9th Street. Harvey says the new location will provide easier access, including free parking. The complex currently houses offices for co...
HUD chief, Nevada AG tout loan help for homeowners
LAS VEGAS — The Obama administration’s top housing official and Nevada’s attorney general said Monday they hope more struggling borrowers in a region hard hit by foreclosures will apply for a program that could save them more than $3,000 a year.
Man charged in fatal hit-and-run Vegas
LAS VEGAS — The driver accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal accident in Las Vegas has been arrested and charged in the five-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured two others on I-215 near Sahara.