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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 22, 2015 at 2:30 a.m.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a 24-year-old woman arrested after a sidewalk crash killed one pedestrian and injured dozens of others on the Strip told them she was homeless and tired, and denied using drugs or alcohol. A single-page arrest report made public yesterday by the Clark County district attorney's office says Lakeisha Nicole Holloway wouldn't explain the alleged actions on Sunday.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials say they can't conduct the complete study on background checks that some lawmakers wanted as a condition for allowing ride-hailing in Nevada. The Nevada Transportation Authority told lawmakers yesterday that they don't have authority to force drivers for Uber and Lyft to participate in fingerprint background checks. Lawmakers wanted to compare whether fingerprinting and FBI background checks are more effective than the checks Uber and Lyft do now.

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — All lanes of U.S. Interstate 80 have reopened in Sparks after a crash involving a semi-trailer carrying ice cream snarled morning commuter traffic. The truck rolled over on its side on the shoulder of I-80 shortly after 7:30 a.m. yesterday, blocking one of the travel lanes near the Sparks Boulevard exit just east of Reno. No other vehicles were involved, and no injuries were reported.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A review of U.S. regulatory fines issued to Nevada utilities for failing to ensure a reliable delivery of energy shows a variety of citations and penalties issued during the past six years.

The fines range from a $52,000 settlement with Nevada Power Co. for mostly reporting deficiencies, to a $2,000 penalty in Lincoln County for having insufficient procedures to notify the FBI about threats of sabotage.

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