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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California. The National Weather Service is predicting below-normal precipitation and normal or above-normal temperatures in the week ahead, and experts say the three-year drought isn't likely to be relieved in October, November and December.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they're looking for a driver and a tractor-trailer that ran over and killed an apparently homeless man sleeping beneath it in downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas police Officer Ken Salisbury says the 50-year-old man was found dead about 10:30 a.m. yesterday in a parking lot at Sixth Street and Stewart Avenue. He wasn't immediately identified. Salisbury says it's not known if the driver realized what had happened.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police in Henderson say they're looking for two people after a weekend armed robbery at a jewelry store in the District at Green Valley Ranch shopping area. City spokeswoman Nicole Johnson says the bandits confronted a store employee and made off with jewelry and cash from Red Rock Jewelers about 5 p.m. Saturday. No one was injured.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ironman races in Lake Tahoe were canceled yesterday because of smoke and unhealthy air quality from a northern California wildfire. Ironman Lake Tahoe and Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe operations manager Keats McGonigal says it was made for the safety of 3,000 entrants, as well as spectators and volunteers.
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