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LAS VEGAS (AP) — State officials say Nevada's taxable sales rose nearly 5 percent in October compared with the same month a year ago, largely thanks to more spending at restaurants and car dealerships. The Nevada Department of Taxation reports that taxable sales totaled $4.1 billion. Twelve of the state's 17 counties saw their sales rise.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a man who once worked at a Walgreens he's accused of robbing kept one clerk at gunpoint for an hour and looted a store safe before shooting another clerk 11 times and fleeing. A police report made public today provides chilling detail about the slaying of 58-year-old Antonino Isnit. Twenty-five-year-old Jin Ackerman will appear in court on Wednesday.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge scheduled a Jan. 13 preliminary hearing for a 24-year-old ex-convict accused of striking two car wash employees with a vehicle earlier this month. Christopher Blalark is also being held on a parole violation. His defense attorney calls the crash unfortunate, and says there's more to the story than the video showed.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge set a Jan. 12 hearing date for a 44-year-old man accused of going on a pre-Christmas robbery spree that ended with him holding a knife to his chest in a crashed car and refusing for several hours to surrender. A public defender has been appointed to represent Eddie Rodriguez, who wasn't asked to enter a plea. He's being held on $240,000 bail.

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