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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King is getting a 1,500-foot-long video tribute in Las Vegas. The Fremont Street Experience said today it would add a tribute to King to its lengthy video-screen canopy above the casino-filled street of the same name. The tribute is expected to follow the regularly scheduled video shows displayed between 8 p.m. and midnight for one night only on Friday. King died last night in his Las Vegas home.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King's physician and the coroner in Las Vegas say the 89-year-old blues legend died of a series of small strokes attributable to his longstanding battle with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Darin Brimhall and Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) tell The AP the medical term for the cause of death is multi-infarct dementia. It's sometimes referred to as MID, and is also called vascular dementia.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An Assembly committee has passed a bill aimed at saving the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System $1 billion every 10 years. The bill got the support of the state teacher's union and other labor groups, who said it was more reasonable than other PERS overhaul bills moving through the Legislature.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Assembly committee has approved a measure that would let voters within the tiny city of Ely weigh in on whether to dissolve their city. The measure would create a 2017 advisory ballot question to break up the City of Ely and instead form a town that would be governed by White Pine County.
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