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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County school board has voted to buy out the contract of School Superintendent Pedro Martinez to end months of legal and political wrangling sparked by his initial firing in July. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the board voted to purchase the remainder of Martinez' contract for $800,000.

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A murder charge has been dropped and a 16-year-old North Las Vegas high school junior is free after prosecutors received a video showing he was in a convenience store at the time of a fatal shooting in a different area. Police are investigating the Sept. 5 shooting of 20-year-old Andrea Lafon. Lafon died the next day.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 30-year-old southern Nevada man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for pointing a blue laser light at a Las Vegas police helicopter in January. James Zipf pleaded guilty in June. The judge also ordered him to serve three years of supervised release and get mental health and substance abuse treatment.

UNDATED (AP) — Lieutenant governor candidate Mark Hutchison's successful attempt to fend off a Republican primary challenger accounts for the lion's share of $1.6 million spent on political TV ads this year in Nevada's state-level races. Data released today by The Center for Public Integrity show $1.3 million has been spent so far on the race for the governor's backup. More than $800,000 went toward Hutchison ads, while more than $400,000 went to his challenger Sue Lowden.

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