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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The name of a Reno mayoral candidate who was found dead this week in his apartment will remain on the June 10 ballot. Washoe County Registrar Luanne Cutler tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that Tony Perri's name will appear with 18 other candidates on the ballot. Cutler says that under state law, a name is removed if a candidate dies before 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday in April before the primary election. Perri was found dead in his apartment on Monday. He was 48 years old.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Rep. Joe Heck is leading Democratic challenger Erin Bilbray in campaign fundraising in the race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District seat. Reports filed the Federal Election Commission show Heck raised $365,000 in the first quarter of the year and has $1.2 million cash on hand. Bilbray's campaign reports raising about $271,000 from January through March, ending the period with $426,000 cash on hand.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An investigation by the Nevada Department of Education has determined standardized test answer sheets at a Las Vegas elementary school were altered by adults and led to skyrocketing scores from one year to the next. The department issued a statement today saying the 2011-2012 test scores at Kelly Elementary School will be invalidated, and the findings will be forwarded to the Clark County School Board for possible disciplinary action. The Nevada Attorney General's office and the department started investigating after the school submitted scores showing eyebrow-raising improvement.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say they've found the body of a person who had apparently been stabbed and then left in a flood channel for two or three weeks. Authorities say the discovery was reported about 3 p.m. yesterday in a canal about 300 yards north of B Street and Owens Avenue. Officers say the partially decomposed body belongs to a male, although his identity has not yet been released.