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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state Senators have approved two bills to implement Gov. Brian Sandoval's education initiatives. One bill expands the Zoom School program focused on English language learners. Another requires students know how to read by third grade to advance to fourth grade. Both measures now head to the Assembly.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County district judge plans to begin a murder trial Monday for a 74-year-old Sparks man who claims he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot a trespasser in a vacant duplex. Judge Patrick Flanagan said he's seen no evidence suggesting Wayne Burgarello lacks the competency necessary to stand trial.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors have re-filed charges against a Malaysian businessman who won a court ruling that his rights were violated in an FBI search of his Las Vegas Strip hotel suite last summer. Defense lawyer David Chesnoff says the charges against Wei Seng "Paul" Phua are a last-minute attempt to revive a case crippled by governmental misconduct.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at University of Nevada, Reno is using high-definition cameras to locate fires. KOLO-TV reports that program director Graham Kent says the cameras allow the Forest Service to react quickly when they get a call about a fire. The cameras have time-lapse abilities that make it easy to spot smoke from small fires.
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