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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada trucking company would pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict finding one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens. The judge has put the judgment on hold until Sept. 29 to consider adding up to another $1 million or more in attorney fees and interest to the award to the railroad companies.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas now say a man who punched a sports book employee during a weekend heist at the Palace Station casino-hotel may have had a gun. Police aren't saying what was taken. The casino is one of several owned and operated by Station Casinos that caters to local gamblers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A longtime Las Vegas-area state court judge has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge that could get him 27 months in prison for his role in a decade-long investment scheme that reaped more than $2.6 million. Steven Jones also promised to resign his elected position and give up his law license as part of a plea deal.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville firefighters flying to a bachelor party in Las Vegas helped save a man who fell seriously ill on their flight. Firefighter Jason Kerr said their United Airlines flight was interrupted by attendants on the intercom asking if anyone had medical training. He and two fellow Jacksonville firefighters helped another passenger until their flight landed.
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