RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say they made dozens of arrests at New Year’s Eve celebrations across Nevada, but events in Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe were mostly peaceful.

Police say they made more than 50 arrests mostly for minor offenses along the Las Vegas Strip, where about 300,000 people greeted the new year.

Reno police say about 20,000 celebrants watched a fireworks display in the downtown casino area, and officers made 19 misdemeanor arrests and two felony arrests.

Deputies say about 30,000 revelers jammed U.S. Highway 50 in the Stateline casino area and about 10 people were arrested.

A 21-year-old Walnut Creek, Calif., man was killed early Sunday after being struck by a California Highway Patrol vehicle and shuttle bus while walking on U.S. 50 near Stateline. His name wasn’t immediately released.


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