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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval says he's open to the idea of the state taking responsibility for a southern Nevada flood control project that Clark County rejected. Sandoval made the remarks after he toured the Mt. Charleston subdivision today where a muddy flash flood this week damaged homes. The flooding was made worse because a wildfire there last summer destroyed much of the vegetation.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Mexican citizen who's wanted for a murder in his home country has been deported after immigration authorities arrested him near his North Las Vegas home. ICE officials say 35-year-old Pedro Curiel-Herrera stabbed a man to death in 1998 in the central Mexico state of Jalisco. Investigators say they recently learned that Curiel-Herrera was living in the Las Vegas area.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A part-time Las Vegas bookkeeper convicted of forging paychecks to embezzle more than half a million dollars from her former employer has been sentenced and ordered to pay back the money. The Nevada Attorney General's Office says Maria Digna Ballasteros has been sentenced to two back-to-back terms of one to four years in prison. Ballasteros pleaded guilty to two counts of felony embezzlement.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Embattled Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez is back on the job, 10 days after he was told he was being "relieved of his duties" immediately. Martinez returned to work today after school board President Barbara Cook said the board agreed to void any action it took last week regarding his employment and wants him to return to work.

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