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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A jury of eight men and six women will hear arguments in the murder trial of a Sparks man who says he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot an unarmed trespasser. The case against Wayne Burgarello has brought attention to Nevada's "stand-your-ground" law. KOLO-TV in Reno reports a jury was chosen Monday in what's expected to be a two-week trial.
HOUSTON (AP) — The last defendant in a nearly $7 million timeshare resale scam that bilked about 1,000 people has been convicted in Houston. Federal prosecutors say 64-year-old James Assi Jariv of Las Vegas entered a guilty plea yesterday. He was convicted of conspiracies to commit wire/mail/telemarketing fraud. His wife, ex-wife, 27-year-old son and four others have all previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the scheme.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A severe thunderstorm that brought pounding rain and hail as large as a quarter is leaving Las Vegas. The storm brought more than an inch and a quarter of rain to the Summerlin area northwest of Las Vegas. At McCarran International Airport, rain amounted to less than one-tenth of an inch.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly has approved a bill that asks Congress to transfer control of more than 7 million acres of federally owned land to the state. Supporters said the measure would bring millions of dollars in revenue to state coffers, and that control of the state land should lie with state government.
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