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JACKPOT, Nev. (AP) — Elko County Undersheriff Clair Morris says a homicide victim found last month about 3 miles south of Jackpot may have been killed in a domestic dispute. Detectives first suspected Leopoldo Filverio-Martinez of Mexico had been murdered by members of a Mexican drug cartel. But Morris tells the Elko Daily Free Press investigators learned Filverio-Martinez had been involved in a fight with an unknown person over a woman before his body apparently was dumped along a dirt road off U.S. 93.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada couple whose 79-year marriage was at one point named the longest in the world now has a park named in their honor. Officials say a Clark County park next to the Wet 'n' Wild waterpark would be named after Wilbur and Theresa Faiss. The name was selected by the student council at Faiss Middle School next door. Theresa died in 2012 at the age of 97, while Wilbur died in November at age 102.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV leading scorer Bryce Dejean-Jones will not play in the Rebels' regular-season finale at Nevada tomorrow. Coach Dave Rice said in a statement yesterday that the junior guard was being suspended through the weekend for conduct detrimental to the team. Dejean-Jones has started 26 games and is averaging 13.4 points per game. UNLV hosts the conference tournament next week.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a circus act featured at two Harrah's casinos in Nevada has been treating its big cats poorly. The department cited Dirk Arthur's Wild Magic show in December for declawing lions and tigers, keeping a snow leopard in a rusty cage and chaining a bobcat in a dangerous way. The USDA also found that the animals' cages were too small.
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