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Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 26, 2014 at 2:30 a.m.



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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge in Washoe County has issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily halts the layoff of 32 Reno firefighters. The judge says she wants to preserve the status quo while an ongoing labor dispute between the city and the firefighters' union is pending before the Nevada Employee-Management Relations Board.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas say nearly one-third of the state's kindergarteners are overweight or obese. A report compiled by the Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy found a 1.4 percent increase from last school year. The survey doesn't explain why the obesity rate ticked up, but did note that children are spending more time with video games and computers.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has suspended a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer who awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to felony forgery and false instrument charges in a courthouse counseling scheme. Brian Bloomfield pleaded guilty in a case alleging that he and several others falsified court documents showing that defendants completed court-ordered counseling and community service.

ALBUQEURQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several Albuquerque residents have pledged to donate their own land if it will help lure electric car company Tesla to the state. New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela says multiple offers of donated land have come from all over the state. New Mexico is one of several states which Tesla is considering for a new battery plant.

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