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FIGHTER JET CRASH

Military pilot dies in fighter jet crash in Nevada

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — The Navy said Sunday night that the military pilot was killed when a fighter jet crashed during a training exercise in western Nevada a day earlier.

A spokeswoman for the Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet said officials have determined the pilot's status on Sunday.

Lt. Reagan Lauritzen said it took rescue crews several hours to reach the site of Saturday's crash on a Navy range training complex east of Naval Air Station Fallon because of a snow storm and mountainous, remote terrain.

When they got there, they determined the F/A-18C, a U.S. Marine jet on loan to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, was a total loss.

The pilot's name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

BOXER ARRESTED

Former world champion boxer arrested in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A former world champion boxer was arrested in Florida on a warrant issued by Nevada authorities.

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Antonio Tarver on Saturday night after a traffic stop.

Officials say the 45-year-old Tarver was arrested on a warrant failure to appear out of Clark County. He is being held on $215,000 bail. It's unclear whether he has retained an attorney.

Jail records show that Tarver, who lives in the Tampa Bay area, was charged in Nevada with passing a worthless check.

His professional career includes 30 victories and six losses. He also won a bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics.

Tarver played a heavyweight boxer in the 2006 movie "Rocky Balboa" and has served as a commentator for Showtime Sports Boxing.

CUTTING WAIT TIMES-NEVADA DMV

Reno DMV office testing system to cut long waits

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is testing out a new system aimed at cutting frustratingly long lines.

The DMV is launching the Dash Pass system on Monday at its Galletti Way office in Reno. The system allows DMV patrons to use their phones or the Internet to place themselves in a virtual line, then come to the office when their turn approaches.

Text message updates tell customers their estimated wait times, and allow patrons to move themselves backward in the line as needed.

The DMV says it plans to expand the system to offices statewide through a four-year contract if the pilot program is successful.

DMV Director Troy Dillard says customers in the past have had to rearrange their schedules to allow for long wait times at the agency.

CONVENIENCE STORE KILLING-VEGAS

Man dead after shooting outside Vegas mini mart

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say they're looking for four suspects after a man was fatally shot outside a convenience store.

Authorities say the shooting happened a little after 7 p.m. Saturday at the corner of 21st Street and Elm Avenue.

Investigators say the victim and his wife were confronted by a group at a convenience store. They encountered the same group again as they walked out of the store, and one person shot the victim several times. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police say they're looking four three Hispanic males and a Hispanic female, all between the ages of 15 and 21. One of the males was seen wearing a black-and-white cap, while another was wearing a red cap. Police say the female suspect has long, dark hair.

CAESARS-PROPERTY SALE

Caesars Acquisition JV plans $1.8B in acquisitions

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Caesars Entertainment is selling four properties to a separate unit that it controls for about $1.8 billion as it restructures its debt.

The sale of Bally's Las Vegas and the other three properties is valued by the company at about $2.2 billion, when debt and renovations at the Quad Resort & Casino are included.

Caesars Acquisition Co. expects the deal to close in the second quarter. Caesars Entertainment will manage the properties.

The other assets include Harrah's New Orleans, and The Cromwell, which will open later this year and was formerly known as Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. said Monday that it expects a deeper net loss of between $1.7 billion and $1.82 billion in the fourth quarter on about $2.05 billion to $2.11 billion in revenue.

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