Nevada News Digest – Las Vegas Sun Newspaper


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LAS VEGAS. On Wednesday, a Nevada judge declined to punish Las Vegas police for initially examining the mobile phone of an investigative reporter killed in September and left it to the state Supreme Court to decide whether a thorough check of the device and several computers is necessary. a reporter belonging as part of the investigation into his murder will reveal confidential sources and records. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has received assurances that investigators, prosecutors and defense attorneys will not review Jeff Herman’s computer records pending a State Supreme Court ruling on the First Amendment and protecting state law. Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: about 550 words by 16:00.


LAS VEGAS — The state board tasked with overseeing the marijuana industry in Nevada on Tuesday suspended the license of a manufacturing facility near Las Vegas, citing a “threat to public health and safety.” Helping Hands Wellness Center is accused of using the facility’s pantry and attic to hide unlabeled and unverified cannabis plants from auditors — plants that government officials say could find their way into the illegal market. Rio Yamat. UPCOMING: about 400 words by 16:00.


SPARKS, Nevada. Tesla has confirmed that it intends to invest $3.6 billion to expand its manufacturing facility in northern Nevada to “high-volume” electric semi-truck production and produce enough batteries for 2 million light-duty vehicles a year. Scott Sonner. SENT: 450 words, AP Photos.



DETROIT. Telsa is expected to post strong earnings in the fourth quarter, but investors will be waiting for CEO Elon Musk’s announcement on whether demand for its electric vehicles will continue. The company has slashed prices of some models by up to 20%, raising concerns that demand for expensive Tesla vehicles has slowed. AP Auto Writer author Tom Krischer. UPCOMING: About 400 words by 16:30.


KITTING AND RUNNING FATALY-SPRA – A 68-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a fatal car crash that killed a woman in Sparks last week.



LAS VEGAS — A Nevada judge on Wednesday said a long-awaited hearing to determine whether former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs will stand trial in a fatal 2021 crash cannot continue until the case is resolved. duly referred to a judge in a lower court. Rio Yamat. UPCOMING: Approximately 450 words by 14:00.


NEWARK, New Jersey. Overtime is becoming the norm for the New Jersey Devils, and no one is enjoying it more lately than Dougie Hamilton. Hamilton scored late to equalize and scored a powerplay goal with 1:06 left in overtime to lead the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night. AP sportswriter Tom Canavan. SENT: 510 words, photo.


LAS VEGAS. Elijah Harkless scored 28 points in UNLV’s 86-72 win over Wyoming on Tuesday. SENT: 175 words.


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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Prosecutors say they will charge a farm worker accused of killing seven people in a shootout at two mushroom farms in Northern California with seven counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. The San Mateo County District Attorney’s office says prosecutors will file charges before Chunli Zhao, 66, is expected to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon. It was not immediately clear whether Zhao had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf. Authorities say Zhao killed four people at the Crescent Bay mushroom farm where he worked, and then three more at a nearby farm where he worked. Olga R. Rodriguez and Jocelyn Gekker. SENT: 760 words, photo.


WASHINGTON. A new report on mass attacks urges communities to intervene as early as possible when they see warning signs of violence. The report, released on Wednesday, also urges businesses to consider workplace violence prevention plans and highlights the link between domestic violence, misogyny and mass assaults. It is reported by the National Threat Assessment Center of the US Secret Service. The center’s report analyzed 173 mass attacks carried out over a five-year period from January 2016 to December 2020 in public or semi-public places such as businesses, schools or churches. The US is experiencing a particularly deadly start to the new year, with 39 people dead in six massacres. Rebecca Santana. SENT: 540 words, photo.


PASADENA, Texas. A winter storm that brought severe weather to the Gulf Coast is moving east a day after tornadoes caused extensive damage and injured three people. Forecasters reported a rare tornado emergency in the Houston area Tuesday, with significant damage reported east of the city. The tornado also injured three people in Louisiana. The storm is expected to bring damaging winds to parts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas on Wednesday. Winter weather advisories have extended from southern Missouri to Maine, with 8 to 12 inches of snow expected in areas of New England. David Phillip and Sean Murphy. SENT: 470 words, photo, video, audio.


NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia. Lawyer says Virginia teacher who was shot during class by 6-year-old student will sue school district. Diane Toscano, a lawyer for 25-year-old teacher Abigail Zwerner, said on Wednesday that on the day of the shooting, concerned teachers and staff warned administrators three times that the boy had a gun and threatened other students: but the administration was not to be disturbed. The boy shot Zwerner on January 6 while she was teaching at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News. Toscano also revealed that Zwerner is suing the county. Superintendent George Parker III said no weapons were found when a tip prompted a search of the boy’s backpack earlier that day. Denise Lavoie. SENT: 560 words, photo.



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