Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 23, 2014 at 9:10 a.m.



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HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Police say a man driving a Porsche is dead after a rollover crash as he neared the finish line of a high-speed, open-highway race through rural Nevada. Investigators say Philip Bowser's 1997 Porsche rolled off the highway and caught fire Sunday. Passenger Amy Bowser of Reno escaped with minor injuries, but her father was pronounced dead at the scene.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials with the Nevada State Treasurer's office are in Las Vegas for today's kickoff of the second year of a program that opens up thousands of college savings accounts for Nevada kindergartners. Treasurer Kate Marshall cites studies that say students with savings accounts are seven times more likely to attend college than those without.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chief revenue officer of Las Vegas Review-Journal parent company Stephens Media has been named the newspaper's new publisher. The Review-Journal announced that Mark Ficarra would take on publisher duties. That position was previously held by Ed Moss, who will continue with his second role as Stephens Media CEO.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has injured his right hand in training, forcing the postponement of his Dec. 6 title defense against Vitor Belfort. Weidman (12-0) has won two title defenses since taking the belt from Anderson Silva in July 2013. The UFC says his defense against Belfort (24-10) will be in February.

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