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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal firefighter from Vermont who was killed by a falling tree while battling a wildfire near the Nevada-Utah line had a passion for people and the outdoors, and he had hoped to become a paramedic, his family said Monday. An investigative team led by the Forest Service has taken over the probe into the death of Justin Beebe, 26, who was killed Saturday fighting the blaze at Great Basin National Park, about 200 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection has begun accepting applications to fill a position on the state Supreme Court left vacant following Justice Nancy Saitta's retirement. The application process is open to all attorneys with 15 years of legal experience, including two years in Nevada.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters in Carson City say they have 80 percent containment of a fire that was sparked by target shooters, burned about 250 acres and prompted the brief evacuation of dozens of homes at the nearby Stewart Indian Colony. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said Sunday's fire was reported by a pair of 21-year-old men who were shooting on the west side of C Hill in Carson City just before the fire broke out about 11:20 a.m.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Officials say a problem with the telephone system at a Veteran Affairs hospital in North Las Vegas has been fixed. VA spokesman Chuck Ramey says people trying to call the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System had been getting a busy signal on Monday.
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