LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Nevada prison investigator told a judge today that a self-described pimp who admits bribing a guard to obtain cellphones behind bars was plotting an escape before his death penalty trial in a fatal Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash. The inmate, Ammar Harris says he'll plead guilty to a bribery charge. He faces trial next July in the 2013 shooting and crash that killed three.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. Riveted denim jeans first were created by Reno tailor Jacob Davis in a downtown shop in 1873. Two years later, he and Levi Strauss patented the pants.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Democratic polling firm representing backers of a state conservation fund will pay $2,000 to resolve a complaint alleging violations of North Dakota's do not call law. Court records say the Las Vegas-based Campaign Communication Solutions Inc. allegedly made illegal prerecorded calls on behalf of North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks. Prerecorded calls also are banned in North Dakota unless the call is introduced by a live operator.
PHOENIX (AP) — This year's Southwest monsoon season will be remembered for unusually intense storms that brought months' worth of rain in just one day. Meteorologists say Phoenix received more than 6 inches of rain, making it the seventh wettest season on record. In Nevada, Las Vegas had its 31st wettest monsoon season with more than an inch of rain.