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Gov. Sandoval unveils budget with $1.1 billion tax increase

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Gov. Brian Sandoval has unveiled a budget that would raise taxes by $1.1 billion and give the majority of that back to Nevada schools.

"My budget will make sure students are college ready by graduation," Gov. Sandoval said.

The proposal unveiled Thursday evening in Sandoval's State of the State address calls for restructuring the flat, $200-a-year business license fee into a fee that varies based on a company's gross receipts and industry type. It also calls for making temporary "sunset" taxes permanent.



Man to spend 9 to 30 years in prison for lewdness with a child

LAS VEGAS -- A man who pleaded guilty to acts of lewdness with a child was sentenced from 9 to 30 years in prison Tuesday.

Police say Bryan Hargrave, 40, would spend time at the Fiesta Rancho ice rink and befriend single mothers who had boys who played hockey.

The victim was a 7-year-old child who was inappropriately touched in his own home. Hargrave spent time at the family's home and help the mother put her children to bed. When the victim's mother learned of the incident, she reported Hargrave to police.  

When confronted with the allegations, Hargrave slit his wrists in a suicide attempt.

Hargrave will have to register as a sex offender once he is released from prison.

Police arrested, ticketed multiple drivers during DUI enforcement

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Officers arrested nine drivers on DUI charges during a big enforcement effort which targeted impaired drivers.

Over a three week period, which ended on Jan. 5, Henderson Police officers, along with the Metro and Mesquite Police agencies used “saturation patrols” to search the area for drunk drivers. Officers also issued 61 tickets to drivers who were speeding, HPD said.

There were seven citations given out to drivers who ran red lights, and a number of tickets were given to drivers who didn't have insurance, drove on a revoked, suspended or expired driver's license, or drivers that didn't have the right vehicle registration.

Last year, 285 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes on Nevada roadways. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 74 of those deaths, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.

Sen. Reid optimistic of recovery despite lost eyesight

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Harry Reid says he's on the mend despite injuries from an exercise accident that has taken away the vision in his right eye.

The Nevadan is the top Democrat in the new GOP-controlled Congress and is recovering from broken ribs and bones in his face after a resistance band broke last week and sent him barreling into cabinets at his new home last week. He said blood in the eye has harmed his vision but that he's hopeful of recovering it.

Reid has had to skip work this week but says he's eager to return to the Senate to fight GOP legislation that would permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

The 75-year-old Reid is up for re-election in 2016 and he's given every indication that he's running.

Sen. Reid optimistic of recovery despite lost eyesight

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Harry Reid says he's on the mend despite injuries from an exercise accident that has taken away the vision in his right eye.

The Nevadan is the top Democrat in the new GOP-controlled Congress and is recovering from broken ribs and bones in his face after a resistance band broke last week and sent him barreling into cabinets at his new home last week. He said blood in the eye has harmed his vision but that he's hopeful of recovering it.

Reid has had to skip work this week but says he's eager to return to the Senate to fight GOP legislation that would permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

The 75-year-old Reid is up for re-election in 2016 and he's given every indication that he's running.

Man injured in drive-by shooting near Boulder Hwy. in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A man was hospitalized following a drive-by shooting Wednesday night, Henderson Police said.

Officers said it happened at the intersection of East Corn Street and Palm Drive just before 8 p.m. That's near Boulder Highway and Sunset Road.

A man and a woman were walking down the street when a vehicle pulled up alongside them and fired multiple shots, according to law enforcement.

The man was shot in the knee, but the woman wasn't hurt. The victim was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Henderson Police are investigating.

2 arrested in death of Henderson man found in burned home

Julius Edward Zavalza

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police arrested two men Tuesday morning in connection with the homicide of a 20-year-old Henderson man.

Police say officers arrested 21-year-old Julius Edward Zavalza and 21-year-old Jose Valle at a home near Vegas Drive and Rancho Drive.

Henderson firefighters and police officers discovered 20-year-old Walter Wu while responding to a house fire on Holly Tree Court on Dec. 23. Emergency crews took Wu to St. Rose Dominican Hospital where he died from multiple stab wounds and asphyxia.

Police say Wu's vehicle was missing from the home. The vehicle was later discovered near Boulder Highway and Flamingo Road.

Officers arrested Zavalza and Valle for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery and arson in connection with Wu's death.