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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 36-year-old Sparks man is being held on $10,000 bail after police say he held a SWAT team at bay at an apartment complex for more than three hours. Police say James Sanchez Jr. told officers he would "shoot it out with them" after he barricaded himself in his apartment early yesterday. Sanchez eventually was arrested when he left his apartment. Police found two firearms in the residence.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada civil rights activists say they're concerned about dozens of proposals before the state Legislature that would create or extend criminal penalties on everything from spraying graffiti to flying a drone while drunk. An American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada report says 44 pending measures would stiffen crime laws and could significantly increase prison and jail populations.
HOMEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The owners of the Homewood Mountain Resort on Lake Tahoe's west shore say their major expansion plans are on hold again due to ongoing litigation. JMA Ventures Chairman Art Chapman told the Sierra Sun newspaper of Truckee that it's next to impossible to secure financing as long as the litigation remains unresolved. He says he's hopeful the expansion project can begin in May 2016.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Marie Osmond cheered with others as a nephew completed a 250-mile, eight-day run in southern Utah to raise money and awareness for the hearing impaired. She flew in from Las Vegas, where she performs with brother Donny, to hug Justin Osmond as he finished the run Saturday in St. George. He staged the run to raise money for hearing aids for 25 hearing-impaired Utah children.
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