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LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV economists say the southern Nevada economy is on the rebound, and predict that employment will return to pre-recession levels by early 2016. UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research says this year's recovery should be stronger than last year's, and 2015 should bring even faster improvements.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An obscure candidate for governor who won less than 5 percent of the Democratic vote last week is looking into a possible recount. Allen Rheinhart says he and four other candidates are exploring the option, and asks whether fraud occurred in the primary won by Robert Goodman. The Las Vegas Sun reports candidates must submit their request for a challenge by June 23.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas-area teacher's aide is taking a plea deal to avoid trial on felony charges that she physically mistreated two special needs students. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Lachelle James waived a preliminary hearing and agreed to plead guilty to two charges of child neglect. She was arrested in March 2012 at Variety High School.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 46-year-old man told a Las Vegas judge he won't fight extradition to Arizona, where he was sought as a fugitive. Delbert Brechler was arrested Friday in Las Vegas, two days after he was convicted in Kingman, Arizona on manslaughter charges and skipped down. He was convicted of killing a 17-year-old girl in a drunken driving crash on Route 66.
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