Nevada News Digest
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HILLSIDE LIGHTS-STAYING HOME
HENDERSON, Nev.— The first red lights flicker to life about dusk on the western side of Black Mountain in Henderson. A heart forms as white lights turn on around it, and a rough outline of Nevada takes shape. Las Vegas attorney David Koch and his 18-year-old son, Mason, hiked up the mountain April 17 to place the lights as a show of support for their community amid the response to the coronavirus. SENTT: 500 words, photos.
— POLICE SHOOTING-INVESTIGATION: Police in Las Vegas have identified the officer involved in a deadly shooting last week.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE ATHLETE DIETS
Football players and other college athletes are facing challenges when it comes to following nutrition plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Schools are trying to help athletes displaced from team facilities with well-stocked training tables and easy access to healthy snacks and protein shakes. To help them, schools have provided care packages, grocery tips, recipes and even cooking demonstrations on social media. SENT: 900 words, photos.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Keough, the former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant, has died. He was 64. The Athletics announced the death Saturday night without providing details. Keough was an American League All-Star as a rookie in 1978 and was selected AL Comeback Player of the Year in 1980. He was 58-84 with a 4.17 ERA with Oakland (1977-83), the New York Yankees (1983), St. Louis (1985), Chicago Cubs (1986) and Houston (1986), then went 45-44 with a 3/73 ERA in Japan with Hanshin (1987-90). SENT: 190 words.
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