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DA’s Report

• Anthony Jay Galgani was charged on Jan. 30 with driving under the influence of alcohol.

• Nestor Ariel Ortiz was charged on March 26 with using tech to lure child.

• Roxianne Ruby Little was charged on March 26 with burglary and injury to other property.

• Joseph Martin Little was charged on March 26 with burglary and injury to other property.

• Robbin Ann McLennan was charged on March 26 with domestic battery.

• James Reed Jackson was charged on March 26 with unlawful use of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• James Reed Jackson was charged on March 27 with possession of a controlled substance, two counts.

• Jon Michael Lindsey was charged on March 28 with burglary.

• Kathi Ann Lindsey was charged on March 28 with burglary.

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Nevada colleges planning COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students

In a course reversal, the Nevada System of Higher Education announced Thursday it is planning to mandate vaccination, with “some limited exceptions” and several contingencies.

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BLM seeks nominations for advisory councils

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Company moves on Tonopah Mining District

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