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By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr. 29, 2015 at 5:31 p.m.



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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Assembly members are reviewing a bill backed by Gov. Brian Sandoval that would increase access to drugs that can help reverse a potentially deadly heroin or painkiller overdose. The so-called Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act would reduce criminal penalties for reporting drug overdoses. It would also make it easier for people to access naloxone, which can help reverse opioid overdoses.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are delaying a committee vote on a bill creating an insurance framework for ride-hailing companies, saying they feel rushed and need to vet a new amendment. The Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee delayed the vote on SB440 until Friday. The bill creates an insurance framework for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, but doesn't expressly allow such businesses to operate.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The state saw a decrease in statewide gambling revenue in March. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported today that casino win of $951 million for the month was down 3.15 percent from $982 million in the same month a year ago. The Las Vegas Strip slipped from $560 million to $507 million. Statewide, casino winnings were down 2 percent for the fiscal year so far.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say one person was shot when officers found a burglary in progress west of the Strip. Sgt. John Sheahan says officers interrupted the break-in at a home before the shooting around 10:30 a.m. today. Officer Michael Rodriguez says the wounded person was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

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