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  • Study: Nevada uses most gun-related hashtags on Instagram

    03/22/2016 11:50:28 AM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | March 21, 2016 - 9:09pm | By WESLEY JUHL
    The state uses gun-related hashtags the most in the U.S., according to a study by the insurance company NetQuote. The company combed through more than 6 million Instagram posts from 2013 to 2015 to find about half a million posts on the photo-sharing app with gun-related hashtags and location information. Nevada posts more than 200 gun-related hashtags for every 100,000 residents, according to the study. Hawaii, Florida, Arizona and Oregon trail Nevada to make up the top five states using the most gun hashtags such as #2a, #firearms, #girlswithguns, #gunporn and #pewpew. The study also lists Paradise, a designation for...
  • Congressional candidate Morse Arberry Jr. owes Nevada more than $122,000

    03/17/2016 7:05:16 AM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 03/16/2016 | By BEN BOTKIN
    Morse Arberry Jr. never made good on the $121,545 he promised to pay back in 2011 after illegally funneling campaign contributions from a Nevada Assembly run into his personal bank account. The North Las Vegas Democrat struck a deal in October 2011, pleading to a misdemeanor charge of fraudulent appropriation of property. In exchange, six felony charges were dropped and he avoided jail. As part of the deal, Arberry agreed to pay the state the same amount as restitution, plus a $1,000 fine. The disgraced former assemblyman is again running for public office. Last week he filed as a candidate...
  • Bundy supporters plan courthouse rally in Las Vegas this week

    03/08/2016 7:39:46 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | March 7, 2016 - 6:31pm | JEFF GERMAN
    Cliven Bundy’s family is using social media to plan a rally outside the federal courthouse on Thursday before his arraignment on felony charges stemming from the April 2014 armed standoff with law enforcement near Bunkerville. The defiant Nevada rancher, who is in federal custody, is to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Hoffman at 2 p.m. Thursday. On its Facebook page, the Bundy Ranch says it’s “planning on filling the sidewalks” outside the courthouse at 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and “then filling the courtroom.” A reference to the notice was also posted on...
  • University of Missouri Professor Melissa Click Fired

    02/25/2016 12:54:53 PM PST · by redreno · 26 replies
    https://photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 02/25/2016 | Carlos Miller
    Almost four months after University of Missouri professor Melissa Click became an international spectacle by calling for some “muscle” to have a student journalist removed from where he had every right to be, she was fired today by the university’s curators. But not necessarily for the way she tried to infringe on the student’s First Amendment right to record, but for another video that surfaced recently showing her cursing at a police officer during an earlier protest.
  • Bundys, other refuge protesters arraigned over armed Oregon occupation

    02/25/2016 7:44:06 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | Updated February 24, 2016 - 6:00pm | unknown
    The leaders of a six-week armed occupation at a U.S. wildlife refuge in rural Oregon are to be arraigned on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to impede federal officers policing the compound during a fight over federal control of land in the West. Ammon Bundy and other anti-government protesters arrested in connection with the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon were set to appear in U.S. court in Portland on Wednesday, Bundy's attorneys said in a statement. Four of the 16 protesters facing one conspiracy charge each have asked the court to wave their appearance at...
  • Rescued Swedish girl says life under Islamic State 'really hard'

    02/25/2016 7:21:54 AM PST · by redreno · 29 replies
    ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A Swedish teenager rescued from Islamic State militants in Iraq has said life in the so-called caliphate was "really hard" and that she was duped into going there by her boyfriend. In her first interview since Kurdish special forces recovered her in northern Iraq, the 16-year old told a Kurdish TV channel she had met her boyfriend in mid-2014 after dropping out of school in Sweden. "First we were good but then he started to look at ISIS videos and speak about them and stuff like that," she told Kurdistan 24 in a brief interview, using...
  • 2 LAPD officers charged with sexually assaulting 4 women while on duty

    02/17/2016 1:48:44 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://abc7.com/news ^ | 02/17/2016 | By ABC7.com staff
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two veteran Los Angeles Police Department officers have been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting four women while on duty, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. James Nichols, 44, and Luis Valenzuela, 43, worked as partners for the LAPD's Hollywood Division. Both men are accused of sexually assaulting women in various locations, including their police vehicle, between December 2008 and March 2011.
  • Apple Turns Down FBI Demand For Encryption Key Made Under 1789 Law, Defends 4th Amendment

    02/17/2016 8:40:52 AM PST · by redreno · 80 replies
    https://photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 02/17/2016 | Grant Stern
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc. turned down the FBI’s demand using a 1789 federal ordinance to build a “backdoor” into iPhones allowing law enforcement to defeat encryption as he explained in a “Customer Letter” this morning posted to the company’s website. Apple’s letter kicks off the highest profile defense of the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment we are likely to see in our lifetimes
  • Who is the Nevada assemblywoman in middle of the Oregon standoff?

    02/12/2016 9:40:41 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | By Colton Lochhead
    A Nevada lawmaker known more for her controversial comments than political prowess has again thrust herself into the national spotlight. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, traveled with two other Nevada lawmakers to Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday to talk to attorneys for Ammon and Ryan Bundy. A day before her trip, Fiore told the Review-Journal the she wanted to stand up to the federal government and defend people from its overreach. Instead, she worked with federal agents to defuse the standoff. Even before her plane landed Wednesday night, Fiore, 45, was on the phone with the last four protesters holed up...
  • Federal charges filed against Cliven Bundy in Nevada standoff — VIDEO

    02/12/2016 9:35:50 AM PST · by redreno · 46 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | By Jeff German
    A six-count criminal complaint was filed Thursday in Las Vegas against Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy stemming from the April 2014 armed standoff with federal law enforcement officers. Bundy, 69, who was arrested in Portland, Oregon, late Wednesday, was charged with leading a "massive armed assault" against authorities outside his ranch to force them to abandon roughly 400 Bundy cattle they had rounded up. He had "trespassed his cattle" on federal public lands for more than 20 years, refusing to pay for required permits and thwarting federal court orders, the complaint alleges. "Bundy was the leader, organizer and chief beneficiary of...
  • Cleveland wants Tamir Rice's family to pay $500 for his final ambulance ride

    02/11/2016 8:17:38 AM PST · by redreno · 20 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | Dylan Stableford
    The city of Cleveland wants the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police 15 months ago, to pay for his ambulance ride. According to a creditor's claim filed Wednesday in Cuyahoga County Probate Court, the city is asking to be reimbursed $500 "for emergency medical services rendered as the decedent's last dying expense." An itemized bill from Cleveland EMS includes $450 for "ambulance advance life support" and $50 for mileage, according to an invoice filed with the claim. "The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill — its...
  • Cliven Bundy arrested in Oregon; federal agents close in on 4 remaining militia occupants

    02/11/2016 7:32:42 AM PST · by redreno · 17 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 11, 2016 - 1:02am | By Colton Lochhead and Matthew Crowley
    Cliven Bundy, the father of the man who helped start the protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, was arrested by the FBI late Wednesday night in Portland. Details of the arrest, including charges and location, were not immediately available. The FBI said those details would be released Thursday morning. Reached early Thursday at the Bundy ranch house near Bunkerville, Cliven Bundy's daughter Bailey confirmed that Cliven had been arrested but wouldn't provide details. "That's all we know at this time and we're not commenting tonight," she said. Meanwhile, federal agents closed in on the four remaining militia occupants...
  • Ammon Bundy calls for elected officials' support

    02/09/2016 7:02:54 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 8, 2016 - 10:04pm | By Colton Lochhead and Marian Green
    The jailed leader of the occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon has called on elected officials from mostly Western states to voice support for free speech and civil disobedience and to visit their constituents in federal custody. At least one Nevada lawmaker , state Assemblywoman Michele Fiore , is answering the call. "It is your duty to hold federal agencies at bay, protecting the people in your state," occupation leader Ammon Bundy said according to the transcript of a telephone call he made Saturday from jail and released by one of his lawyers Monday.
  • Michigan Judge Pulls No Punches in 30-Minute Sentencing Tirade Against Police Officer

    02/03/2016 1:50:55 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/03/2016 | Zak Cheney-Rice,
    In a speech that lasted almost 30 minutes, Judge Vonda Evans of Detroit laid into 47-year-old William Melendez, the former Inkster, Michigan, police officer caught on video beating an unarmed black man in January 2015. Melendez was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the attack on Floyd Dent, a 58-year-old black auto worker, that occurred during a late night traffic stop in the struggling Wayne County suburb last winter. "The one image [from this trial] that stood out to the court was looking at Mr. Dent in his cell, shaking his head...
  • Charges Dropped Against Heinz Field Officer Accused Of Assaulting Fan

    02/03/2016 9:11:36 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | 02/01/2016 | By Bob Allen
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) A Heinz Field police officer accused of assaulting a fan while making an arrest in November has been cleared of all charges. Police say Sgt. Stephen Matakovich was working a uniformed, off-duty secondary employment detail at a WPIAL football championship game at Heinz Field on Nov. 28, when he arrested a man for a number of charges, including public drunkenness and aggravated assault
  • Rancher Ammon Bundy withdraws request for release

    02/03/2016 7:42:31 AM PST · by redreno · 11 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/02/2016 | By Michael Martinez
    Ammon Bundy, the rancher who led an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, abruptly reversed course Tuesday and withdrew a request to be released from custody as he awaits trial on a felony conspiracy charge, court papers showed. Bundy had initially been scheduled Tuesday to ask a federal judge in Oregon to release him on electronic GPS surveillance, his attorney Mike Arnold said. But now Bundy will resubmit that request at a later time, his attorneys said in court papers. He will stay incarcerated "to gather further evidence of his statements and actions encouraging a peaceful protest...
  • Zika virus sexually transmitted in Texas, CDC confirms

    02/03/2016 7:34:30 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/02/2016 | By Sandee LaMotte
    Zika has been sexually transmitted in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. It is the first known case of the virus being locally acquired in the continental United States in the current outbreak. The case, announced by Dallas County health officials, involved a patient who had sex with someone who had recently returned from Venezuela infected with the mosquito-borne virus. In a statement to CNN, the CDC said it confirmed the test results showing Zika present in the blood of a "nontraveler in the continental United States." They stressed that there was no risk to a...
  • Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer

    02/03/2016 7:27:40 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/02/2016 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after their union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of contentious negotiations that have lasted over a year. Schools CEO Forrest Claypool called the union's rejection "disheartening" and cost-cutting efforts — including potential layoffs of support staff like teachers' aides — necessary without a deal. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis shot back, calling the announcement the "latest act of war" and saying teachers in the nation's third-largest district would...
  • What happens next at Oregon wildlife refuge after Bundy arrests?

    01/27/2016 12:58:17 PM PST · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/27/2016 | Emily Smith
    For 26 days, armed occupiers have been holed up in a lonely federal wildlife refuge headquarters in rural Oregon. Dismissing the exhortations of the governor, ignoring the inconveniences of the residents, the occupiers stood their ground, saying they were protesting federal land policies. The government waited patiently for an opportunity to end the situation peacefully. A break came Tuesday night when Ammon Bundy, the group's leader, was arrested along with six others. An eighth person turned himself in. The group's spokesman, LaVoy Finicum, was killed. Here's a look at what happened -- and what happens next:
  • Marines crack down on trail trespassers

    01/22/2016 7:22:28 AM PST · by redreno · 54 replies
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | By Lyndsay Winkley
    Mountain biker Damian Hiley was hours into a Saturday ride on a West Sycamore Canyon trail in Scripps Ranch — one he’s been excited to try out for some time — when he and his cycling group came upon a man standing in the middle of the trail, a gun at his hip.
  • High-Ranking FBI Agent Convicted of Assault on Teen Nearly Faints in Court After Verdict

    01/21/2016 10:30:16 AM PST · by redreno · 50 replies
    https://photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 11/03/2015 | Carlos Miller
    Proving to be unstable, combative and petty, an FBI agent interjected himself in a family custodial dispute on behalf of his girlfriend and her estranged husband, who was two hours late in dropping off their baby. But FBI Agent Gerald Rogero’s intrusive attempts at heroism led to him assaulting and threatening to shoot the 15-year-old son of the estranged husband’s girlfriend. He then threatened the teen’s mother with arrest when she tried to intervene
  • Ore. governor frustrated with armed protesters occupation at wildlife refuge

    01/21/2016 9:43:32 AM PST · by redreno · 28 replies
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has had enough. Brown publicly vented her frustration Wednesday with the armed group of protesters who've taken over a federal wildlife refuge in Harney County, in the southeastern corner of her state. But she's also fed up with federal officials' response to the occupation and urged them to put an end to it. "The residents of Harney County have been overlooked and underserved by federal officials' response thus far," Brown said during a news conference. "This spectacle of lawlessness must end. And until Harney County is free of it I will not stop insisting that federal...
  • Judge gives go-ahead for ballot measure to raise Nevada's minimum wage

    01/21/2016 7:26:37 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/20/2016 | By Sandra Chereb
    CARSON CITY — A state judge Wednesday rejected arguments challenging language in a proposed constitutional amendment to gradually raise Nevada's minimum wage. District Judge James Wilson said a coalition of business groups failed to show that a required description of effect was misleading or that language setting dates for when new minimum wage rules must be posted are inappropriate. Attorneys Matt Griffin and Kevin Benson, arguing on behalf of the Committee to Preserve Nevada Jobs, argued that the explanation on what the initiative would do was misleading because it didn't explain that employers who violated minimum wage laws would be...
  • Retirement: When a public pension isn't enough

    01/21/2016 7:10:34 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.chicagotribune.com ^ | 01/20/2016 | By Sandra Block and Kiplinger's Personal Finance
    Although the vast majority of public employees are covered by defined-benefit pension plans, many may need to supplement their pension checks to ensure a comfortable retirement. Teachers, for example, can enhance their retirement security by contributing to a 403(b) plan, a tax-deferred savings plan that's similar to a 401(k). Unfortunately, many 403(b) plans are vastly inferior to their private-sector counterparts as far as investment choices are concerned; primary offerings are usually products such as equity-indexed annuities, which often carry high fees and offer limited market returns
  • Officer investigated for Facebook post about harming Black Lives Matter protesters

    01/20/2016 8:09:17 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 19, 2016 - 10:12am | By Ed Payne and Christine Sever
    Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, have put an officer on leave while investigators try to figure out if he's responsible for a Facebook post urging drivers to run over Black Lives Matter protesters on Martin Luther King Jr. Day — and how to get away with it. "Run them over. Keep traffic flowing and don't slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the streets," said the post attributed to RM Roth. "Since they are trying to block the street and/or cross where there is no crossing you should not be charged with anything." Andrew Henderson saw...
  • Nevada conservationists, lawmakers call for Bundys' arrest

    01/20/2016 7:58:31 AM PST · by redreno · 25 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 19, 2016 - 5:51pm | By Ben Botkin
    A broad group of conservationists, state lawmakers and tribal members on Tuesday called for the federal government to arrest the Southern Nevada leaders and self-styled militiamen leading the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge headquarters. Battle Born Progress, the state advocacy group leading the call from Nevada, is also sending a care package to U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers based in Oregon to show their appreciation for handling the standoff. Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy, the sons of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, overtook the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge's headquarters in southeastern Oregon on Jan. 2. Since then, the group...
  • Metro officer charged with domestic battery was arrested on similar charges in 2011

    01/14/2016 8:52:52 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 13, 2016 - 5:30pm | By Rachel Crosby
    The Metropolitan Police officer who was arrested Monday on domestic battery charges was arrested four years before on similar charges, but that case was dismissed, the Clark County district attorney's office confirmed Wednesday. James Burt, 41, was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of domestic battery by strangulation and kidnapping involving his girlfriend, an arrest report shows. In 2011, he was arrested on two counts of domestic battery, coercion with force and kidnapping involving his then-wife. They divorced about a year later. That first case was dismissed less than six weeks after he was arrested. "What it looks like on...
  • SolarCity cuts 550 Nevada jobs, blames new net metering rate

    01/07/2016 7:17:29 AM PST · by redreno · 15 replies
    CARSON CITY — The rooftop-solar company SolarCity said Wednesday it has been forced to eliminate more than 550 jobs in Nevada because of the new net metering rate approved by the state Public Utilities Commission on Dec. 22. Where possible, the company said it will relocate affected employees to "business-friendly" states. The PUC's decision to change the net metering rules "to punish existing solar customers after the state encouraged them to go solar with rebates is particularly callous" and leaves Nevadans to question whether the state would ever place the financial security of regular citizens above the financial interests of...
  • Metro lays out missteps before officers shot, killed fugitive holding cell phone

    01/05/2016 8:33:38 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 4, 2016 - 10:47pm | By Rachel Crosby
    Las Vegas police Monday outlined a handful of missteps, including miscommunication from the U.S. Marshals Office, that led up to the moment two Metro officers shot and killed an unarmed fugitive holding a cell phone in front of a west valley home on New Year's Eve. Eighteen minutes before the shooting, Metro knew nothing about the fugitive, Keith Childress. Though the agency often works with U.S. Marshals to catch fugitives, Metro had its eye on the Strip that afternoon, where about 1,000 officers were working with the Nevada National Guard to secure the area for celebrations, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said....
  • Bundy occupation enters 3rd day; protesters told to go home

    01/05/2016 8:23:09 AM PST · by redreno · 55 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 4, 2016 - 10:30pm | By Ben Botkin
    BURNS, Ore. — Ammon Bundy's goal is to reverse transactions that moved control of lands from ranchers to the federal government. What's unclear: Exactly how he intends to do that as he occupies for the third day the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns in southeastern Oregon with a self-styled militia group of supporters. An Oregon sheriff on Monday called the effort an "armed occupation" and told the group to go home.
  • San Diego Cop Kills Man Holding Pen, Claims It Was Knife (Graphic Police Brutality)

    01/01/2016 9:59:49 AM PST · by redreno · 43 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | PINAC News
    San Diego police officer Browder killed a man who initially he said was unarmed. After viewing this video, he changed his story and claimed the man was holding a knife, which he wasn't.
  • Gay NYE: Evolve Vegas goes all out for 2016 bash

    01/01/2016 8:05:53 AM PST · by redreno · 12 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/31/2015 | By Wesley Juhl
    Hundreds of LGBT people from all over the world gathered at the Tropicana to claim their own space on the Strip for New Year's Eve 2016. In its second year, Evolve Vegas NYE set out to be bigger than its inaugural event following a historic year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. This year's event, hosted again at Tropicana's Havana Nightclub, featured Edie (Christopher Kenney) from Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" as its master of ceremonies. Other entertainers scheduled to appear included Trixie Mattel from season seven of the drag queen contest show "RuPaul's Drag Race"; Bravo TV's Scott...
  • Arizona pair becomes 5,000th same sex couple to receive Clark County marriage license

    01/01/2016 8:03:13 AM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/31/2015 | By Ricardo Torres
    An Arizona couple planning to marry in Las Vegas on New Year's Day probably didn't expect what transpired on New Year's Eve. That's because Ronald Bauman and Dumitru Alexeev on Thursday became the 5,000th same sex couple to receive a marriage license from Clark County since it began issuing them in October 2014. Plenty of perks came with the "milestone" figure, the county said.
  • Transgender man in Ecuador makes history with pregnancy

    12/25/2015 8:51:41 AM PST · by redreno · 63 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/24/2015 | J. Garcia
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner. Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, believed to be the first of its kind in South America, on social media earlier this month and it's received widespread attention in a continent that has seen a sudden explosion in the rights and visibility of trans people. Rodriguez, who was born Luis, is one of Ecuador's most-prominent LGBT activists and says she and her Venezuelan-born partner, whose birth name was Maria, decided to publicize the...
  • Some military discharges mean no benefits after service ends

    12/25/2015 8:34:53 AM PST · by redreno · 46 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/24/2015 | JIM SALTER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) No medical or mental health care. No subsidized college or work training. For many who leave the U.S. military with less-than-honorable discharges, including thousands who suffered injuries and anguish in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, standard veterans benefits are off limits. The discharge serves as a scarlet letter of dishonor, and the effects can be severe: Ex-military members with mental health problems or post-traumatic stress disorder can't turn to Veterans Affairs hospitals or clinics; those who want to go to college aren't eligible for the GI Bill; the jobless get no assistance for career training; the homeless are...
  • Nevada agency seeks to block new rates for rooftop-solar customers

    12/25/2015 7:37:22 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | December 24, 2015 - 1:51pm | By Sean Whaley
    CARSON CITY — The Nevada Bureau of Consumer Protection on Thursday filed a motion to halt the implementation of a new net metering rate for rooftop-solar customers while petitions seeking reconsideration or clarification of the controversial decision can be filed. The petition filed with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission says that the order approved Tuesday appears to conflict with the desire of Gov. Brian Sandoval to allow the rooftop-solar industry to continue to create jobs while balancing the interests of nonsolar ratepayers. "Major companies in the solar industry have stated the order could result in the loss of jobs numbering...
  • Audit shows Tesla met requirements for tax breaks in Nevada

    12/25/2015 7:26:55 AM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | December 24, 2015 - 9:34pm | By Sandra Chereb
    CARSON CITY — Independent auditors concluded Tesla Motors Inc. met all conditions for tax abatements and credits during the eight months after lawmakers approved the perks in a special 2014 legislative session. The audit by accounting firm Grant Thornton calculated Tesla has earned $9.6 million in transferable tax credits for the period Oct. 17, 2014, through June 30. Tesla, in partnership with Panasonic Corp., is building a $5 billion lithium battery factory east of Reno in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. To lure the electric carmaker led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to Nevada, state lawmakers last year approved $1.3...
  • Car plows into pedestrians near Planet Hollywood, killing one, injuring 37

    12/21/2015 10:19:06 AM PST · by redreno · 52 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/21/2015 | By Ricardo Torres
    A car plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one person and injuring 37 people, six critically. The six critically injured were in stable condition by late Sunday night, Las Vegas police said. The female driver of the 1996 Oldsmobile four-door sedan, only described as being in her 20s, was arrested near the Tuscany hotel on Flamingo Road shortly after the crash, which happened in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood hotels. She is being interviewed and tested for impairment, Metro Capt. Peter Boffelli told media gathered on Las Vegas...
  • Illinois officer accused of shoving woman, causing head to hit concrete bench

    12/21/2015 9:11:58 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/21/2015 | by KTRK – Houston
    A northwest suburb of Chicago has agreed to pay $875,000 to a woman who accused a police officer of using excessive force after a DUI arrest.
  • Gun-control advocacy group’s report estimates costs of gun violence in Nevada

    12/21/2015 8:06:56 AM PST · by redreno · 29 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | December 19, 2015 - 11:43pm | By Wesley Juhl
    Gun violence costs Nevada taxpayers millions of dollars every year, according to the national gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. The Las Vegas Review-Journal received an advance copy of the organization's study of state inpatient hospitalizations for gunshot wounds from 2005 through 2014. Average health care costs for gunshots vary by the type of incident, and government insurance plans such as Medicaid and Medicare picked up most of the bills, the study said. Everytown for Gun Safety and its local affiliate Nevadans for Background Checks are pushing for a 2016 ballot question to expand background checks to nearly all...
  • Misconduct records of Chicago police officers may be destroyed

    12/21/2015 7:59:47 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | Updated December 20, 2015 - 12:19pm | By Rosa Flores and Mallory Simon
    CHICAGO — How do you make sure police officers are held accountable if most of their full disciplinary records are no longer available? That question is at the center of what might be the next big battle brewing over police accountability across the country, and specifically in Chicago. The recent release of videos showing deadly shootings of black citizens by white police officers in Chicago has many demanding police accountability and has led to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department. And now, there is a legal fight over the destruction...
  • Cop shoots suspect escaping crash

    12/17/2015 8:00:32 AM PST · by redreno · 46 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/videos ^ | Wed December 16, 2015 | cnn
    A California police officer will not face criminal charges after he shot a DUI suspect.
  • San Bernardino attacker's friend expected to be charged, officials say

    12/17/2015 7:49:18 AM PST · by redreno · 7 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | 12/17/2015 | By Evan Perez and Jason Hanna
    (CNN) Federal prosecutors are expected to file charges against a friend and former neighbor of San Bernardino attacker Syed Rizwan Farook, law enforcement officials told CNN Thursday. The charges against Enrique Marquez are expected to partly be based on allegations that Marquez had bought two rifles that Farook and Farook's wife used in the December 2 mass shooting and terror attack that left 14 people dead in the Southern California city.
  • Nevada legislators flock to special session for Faraday

    12/17/2015 7:32:56 AM PST · by redreno · 3 replies
    CARSON CITY — Nevada lawmakers convened in special session late Wednesday and took care of procedural business before recessing for the night, all in preparation to consider tax breaks for electric car start-up Faraday Future. The Nevada Senate was gaveled to order around 5:30 p.m.; the Assembly convened about an hour later. But the process stalled as lawmakers awaited completion of bill drafting. Assembly Bill 1 dealing with workforce development programs was introduced in the Assembly, which recessed around 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Senate Bill 1, addressing tax abatements, tax credits, improvement districts and infrastructure at the Apex...
  • Adelson son-in-law orchestrated family's purchase of Las Vegas Review-Journal

    12/17/2015 7:24:50 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/16/2015 | James DeHaven, Howard Stutz and Jennifer Robison
    The son-in-law of billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson arranged the $140 million purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Adelson's behalf, sources confirmed Wednesday. Patrick Dumont, who is listed on the website of Las Vegas Sands Corp. as the company's senior vice president of finance and strategy, put together the deal at the behest of his father-in-law, the chairman and CEO of the casino operator. Dumont, a 41-year-old from New York, in 2009 married Sivan Ochshorn, a daughter of Adelson's wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, from a prior marriage. Sivan Ochshorn Dumont runs the Israel Hayom, which is owned by the...
  • Reid calls Scalia's remarks in affirmative action case 'racist'

    12/10/2015 11:16:27 AM PST · by redreno · 43 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/10/2015 | By Tal Kopan and Ted Barrett
    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday took to the Senate floor to attack Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's comments during an affirmative action case as "racist," and sought to tie him to Donald Trump and Republicans. The Nevada Democrat was responding to a line of questioning from Scalia during oral arguments at the court on Wednesday in an affirmative action case, Fisher v. Texas. Scalia seemed to suggest that some African-Americans don't belong in top colleges.
  • Faraday selects North Las Vegas for electric car plant

    12/10/2015 10:38:23 AM PST · by redreno · 12 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/09/2015 | By Sean Whaley and Sandra Chereb
    CARSON CITY Faraday Future has picked the Apex area in North Las Vegas for a $1 billion auto plant expected to start producing electric cars as early as 2017. In a letter to state lawmakers that circulated Wednesday, Faraday financial backer Yueting Jia said: "We hope to bring our $1 billion investment to North Las Vegas and open our first manufacturing facility there, creating 4,500 jobs for the state of Nevada." Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday will announce the agreement at an 11 a.m. news conference at the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. Any deal will require a special session...
  • Officer takes stand in his trial in Freddie Gray death

    12/09/2015 11:10:03 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/09/2015 | By Jason Hanna, Mark Morgenstein and Ray Sanchez
    Gray protests Statement from officers in Freddie Gray case ruled admissible Trial dates for officers charged in Freddie Gray death set Baltimore, Freddie Gray family reach $6.4M settlement By Jason Hanna, Mark Morgenstein and Ray Sanchez CNN Baltimore police Officer William Porter, one of six officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, took the stand at his own trial Wednesday, and said there were no signs that Gray — eventually found to have broken his neck in a police van — needed immediate medical attention. "I didn't call for a medic because after talking to Mr. Gray he...
  • SF Cops Complain that the City’s Body Camera Policy Treats Them Like Criminals

    12/04/2015 8:15:45 AM PST · by redreno · 23 replies
    http://www.sfweekly.com ^ | Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 10:07 AM | Adam Brinklow
    As a parade of San Francisco cops questioned the police commission last night about why the city might not trust them to view footage from the body cameras they’d soon be required to wear on duty, five of their colleagues were across town, shooting an allegedly knife-wielding man. It was a hell of a night all around. The shooting happened roughly an hour before the commission meeting, calling Police Chief Greg Suhr away from City Hall. There was plenty of blue on display without him, though: Cops were lined up around the bend trying to convince the commissioners to see...
  • Family had no idea Calif. couple was planning attack

    12/04/2015 7:18:11 AM PST · by redreno · 48 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/04/2015 | Reuters
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The couple accused of killing 14 people at a holiday party in California gave no indication of their plans ahead of the deadliest mass shooting in the United States in three years, a lawyer for the deceased shooters' family said on Friday. Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed in a shootout with police hours after the Wednesday massacre at the Inland Regional Center social services agency in San Bernardino, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. "They never saw any warning signs or any real characteristics that would let them...