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By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 1, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Nevada prison investigator says Ammar Harris was plotting an escape as he awaits trial in a fatal crash and shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Harris has admitted bribing a guard to obtain cellphones while behind bars. Harris says he'll plead guilty to a bribery charge. He faces trial next year in the 2013 shooting and crash that killed three people.

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a 27-year-old California woman who was found dead in the Nevada desert. Margay Edwards' body was found by ATV riders near a dirt track outside of Pahrump. The coroner has not released the cause of death. Authorities are looking for Edwards' cellphone and car.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities are awarding more than $2 million in grants to police and sheriffs in two Nevada communities to recruit new officers. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says North Las Vegas will receive $1.6 million to hire 13 police officers. Bogden says the Elko County Sheriff's Department and Elko Police Department will also get funds to hire officers.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Governors Association has selected Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to serve as chairman of its Education and Workforce Committee. The committee is charged with helping to shape federal policy regarding workforce development and education from early childhood through post-secondary.

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