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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas is planning a $66 million expansion that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in America. Company officials said today that the 350,000 square feet of new exhibit space will help it attract larger trade shows, and will allow events already there to expand. Las Vegas hosted 53 of the nation's 250 largest trade shows last year, more than any other U.S. city.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say a 57-year-old man wasn't in a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle and badly hurt on a busy boulevard several blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip. Jiahong Wang was taken to University Medical Center with what police called life-threatening injuries after the crash.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A man convicted of killing another man on the Battle Mountain Indian Colony has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors say 48-year-old Daniel Draper was sentenced Monday for the December 2011 death of Linford Dick. Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says Draper's sentence is the maximum allowed under federal law.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The DEA will be hosting a prescription drug take back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Nevada and around the country. Nevadans can find the nearest drop-off site by entering their zip code on the Justice Department's Office of Diversion Control website ( ).

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