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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 28, 2014 at 2:30 a.m.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heavy rains brought flooding to the Moapa Valley, but authorities say that despite a river cresting at a record high, the damage wasn't as bad as that caused by high waters in the area earlier in the month. Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jon Klassen says evacuations occurred in the town of Warm Springs. He hadn't heard reports of injuries or damage to buildings.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than the Bureau of Land Management admits. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du ruled she has no authority to grant opponents' request for an emergency order to prevent the leases.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School District has received a $973,491 federal grant for anti-violence programs, nearly a year after a deadly schoolyard shooting in Sparks. Gov. Brian Sandoval, in announcing the U.S. Department of Education grant on Friday, said it would support programs designed to keep students safe. District Director of Counseling Katherine Loudon says the Sparks Middle School shooting Oct. 21 was a factor in the award.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former executive director of the Nevada Podiatry Board has been sentenced to five years' probation after pleading guilty to misappropriating board funds and falsifying financial accounts. Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says 32-year-old Melissa Marie Heyden of Reno also was ordered to pay $34,700 in restitution.

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