LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack. Danny Tarkanian says his father was tired but "smiling" after being released yesterday from Valley Hospital. The 83-year-old Tarkanian was hospitalized April 9 after attending the Final Four in North Texas. Doctors determined he had a heart attack.
MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada youth soccer coach accused of striking a referee has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge. East Fork Justice Tom Perkins banned 30-year-old Elizabeth Deaton from coaching youth sports for two years and from attending any youth sports activities for the rest of 2014. The Record-Courier of Gardnerville reports the volunteer referee says Deaton struck her in the chest after she nullified a goal.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mexican singer Juan Gabriel plans to resume his tour concerts May 1 after being released from a Las Vegas hospital. A tour publicist the 64-year-old singer's health has improved considerably since he was admitted Monday with pneumonia. He was discharged from the hospital Friday afternoon.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Elko County commissioners are hoping to save time and money by tackling two phases of a jail-expansion project at once. Commissioners on Wednesday voted to put the $3.6 million project out for bid. It will include construction of additional dorm space for women and a new wing for men. The Elko Daily Free Press reports the county had considered building the two phases separately, but decided it could save money if done together.
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