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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have filed federal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe on stage while Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a convention speech. The trespassing and violence charges lodged yesterday against Alison Michelle Ernst in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas come as local prosecutors consider a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in state court. The 36-year-old faces a June 24 court date on the local charge, which could get her six months in county jail stemming from the incident Thursday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a Las Vegas domestic violence case in a move that will avoid a trial and possible jail time. The 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star acknowledged today in Clark County District Court that he wielded a kitchen knife during an October 2012 argument at home with his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son. A judge sentenced him to probation and four more months of domestic violence counseling.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada rancher says he's trying to determine whether federal agents damaged any of his cattle before they released hundreds of rounded-up bovines in a showdown with angry protesters over the weekend. Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze says the agency released the cattle to avoid a potentially violent situation in a decades-long dispute over states' rights and grazing on public lands. He says Cliven (KLEYE'-vihn) Bundy owes more than $1 million in grazing fees for trespassing on federal lands since the 1990s.
FALLON, Nev. (AP) — A camper has discovered a body buried in a shallow grave off the highway in northern Nevada. Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter told KOLO-TV that the body was discovered Saturday night by a camper who climbed a hill to watch the sunset. The body was found near Interstate 80. The victim, who appeared to be an adult man, has not yet been identified.
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