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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada saw a 43 percent drop in average visitation during the 16-day government shutdown last fall. A report released today by the National Park Service says the number of visitors in October fell to about 267,000, down from a three-year monthly average of 473,000.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old diagnosed schizophrenic has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for attacking guards at a Las Vegas jail and with a baseball bat last September. Michael Law told Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth today that he didn't think he hit anyone in the Sept. 11 attack at the Clark County Detention Center.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge postponed naming a lawyer for a 27-year-old ex-convict facing murder and other charges in the shooting death of a man in a vehicle outside a Las Vegas strip club. A special Clark County public defender, David Schieck (SHEEK') says that he's checking whether his office can represent Christopher Mallett. Mallett hasn't been asked to enter a plea.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot outside a Las Vegas convenience store over the weekend. Clark County coroner's officials say 28-year-old Juan Cervantes died of gunshot wounds. Investigators say Cervantes and his wife were confronted by a group at a convenience store, then encountered the same group again as they walked out of the store, when he was shot.

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