Nevada News

Vegas Comic Suing Likens Onstage Leg Injury to Bear Trap

Veteran comedian George Wallace told a Nevada jury that it felt like a bear trap clamped his leg when he injured his Achilles tendon during a stand-up comedy show for a private audience at a resort on the Las Vegas …

Nevada Insurance Division Recovered $3.8M In 2013

The Nevada Division of Insurance recovered more than $3.9 million from insurance companies for Nevada Consumers in 2013, according to the division. A recovery is the amount of monetary compensation or relief received by a consumer as a result of …

AIA Western Region Vice President Marjorie Berte To Retire

Marjorie Berte, vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association’s Western region on Tuesday announced plans to retire on March 31 Berte joined AIA in January 2011, and has been responsible for overseeing AIA’s government affairs efforts in …

Nevada Gold Mine Criticized for 61 Workplace Safety Violations

An assistant U.S. secretary of labor is criticizing a Nevada gold mine for failing to protect its workers after federal inspectors issued 61 citations and orders for health and safety violations at Elko County’s Jerritt Canyon mine. A new inspection …

Most Fail Test For Driver Authorization Card: Nevada DMV

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles officials have advice for immigrants seeking a driver authorization card: study. They estimate 75 percent of applicants have failed the written test needed for the card under a new law that made the state the …

Nevada Mine Pollution Deal Brings Residents $19.5M

Rural neighbors of an abandoned World War II-era copper mine that has leaked toxic chemicals in northern Nevada for decades have won up to a $19.5 million settlement from companies they accused of covering up the contamination. Atlantic Richfield Co. …

Nevada DMV Approves Final Rules For Driver Cards

People living in Nevada without legal residency can begin logging on to a state website for information about a driver authorization card program set to begin Jan. 2. Department of Motor Vehicles officials say a state Legislative Commission approved final …

Willis Names Long Regional Placement Officer in West

Willis North America named Linda Leigh Long regional placement officer in its West region. Long will lead a team insurance placement professionals across Willis’ West region, which includes operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. She will …

Self-Driving Cars Could Be on U.S. Roads by 2020

Cars that drive themselves could be on U.S. roads by the end of this decade. But don’t take your foot off the pedal just yet. Automakers, universities and others are at various stages in the development of autonomous cars. Google …

Las Vegas Sands Appealing $70M Nevada Jury Award

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is asking a Nevada judge to throw out a second jury verdict awarding a former consultant a $70 million settlement in a breach-of-contract case. Attorneys for the largest U.S. casino company have come up with 12 …