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  • Reno police make arrest in downtown shooting investigation

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police say they've made an arrest in connection with an investigation into a downtown shooting near the Truckee River. Police said Wednesday 25-year-old Mariah Miller is not necessarily a suspect in Friday's shooting near Reno ...

  • Japan father, son win release before US trial in Ponzi case

    9 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge decided a father and son from Japan can be freed from federal custody to live with relatives in a rented apartment in Las Vegas pending trial in what prosecutors call a $1.5 billion international ...

  • Nevada hires attorney general's old firm for opioids lawsuit

    13 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's state attorney general is denying he had a hand in the hiring of his former legal firm for a high-profile and potentially lucrative lawsuit against the maker of the opioid OxyContin. In a statement, Democratic ...

  • James Biela loses appeal in Reno murder of Brianna Denison

    13 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected James Biela's second appeal seeking to overturn his conviction in the 2008 murder of a 19-year-old girl who was kidnapped while sleeping on her friend's couch near the University ...

  • Class-size reduction gets cut from Nevada education bill

    14 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers in the state Assembly on Tuesday passed an education bill after the measure was stripped of provisions that aimed to reduce class size. Majority Floor Leader Teresa Benitez-Thompson told reporters Wednesday the amended bill ...

  • Security guard killed patrolling Las Vegas apartment complex

    15 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a 75-year-old security guard has died after he was shot while patrolling an apartment complex in southeast Las Vegas. Las Vegas police were called to the apartment complex Monday night after the man was ...

  • New Jersey gov: We could be top US sports bet market by 2020

    18 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor says his state could be the top sports betting market in the nation as soon as next year. Speaking Wednesday at the Betting On Sports America conference, Democrat Phil Murphy predicted New Jersey's ...

  • Assembly passes bills on firearm storage, pot convictions

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Bills to push people to safely store firearms and to streamline the sealing of marijuana convictions passed a key vote Tuesday in the state Assembly ahead of a legislative deadline. The two votes were among ...

  • The Latest: Police ID retired detective held in home slaying

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges against a retired Las Vegas police detective who told authorities she fatally shot her son-in-law while he was visiting his child at her house (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Authorities in ...

  • Short-lived casino built with Chinese investors finds buyer

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Asian-themed Las Vegas casino-hotel that was open a little more than a year has been sold to the owner of a local construction equipment firm. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday that property records show ...

  • Nevada governor signs bill raising clean energy standard

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor signed a bill Monday requiring electricity companies to get half of their energy from renewable sources by 2030. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak was joined by a crowd of Democrat and Republican state lawmakers. ...

  • 5 relatives of wounded boy plead not guilty to endangerment

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five adult relatives of a 3-year-old who wounded himself in the face with his mother's handgun have pleaded not guilty to felony child endangerment charges. The boy's 29-year-old mother, Liza Haut, father, Richard Haut, grandparents Marvin ...

  • Man dies after Reno Truckee River rescue

    2 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A man who was pulled from the Truckee River near downtown Reno has died. Reno Fire crews say the man was face down in the river before they rescued him at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday near ...

  • Nevada kayaker, 49, dead in Truckee River near Reno

    2 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) VERDI, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County medical examiner has identified a 49-year-old kayaker who was found dead over the weekend in the Truckee River west of Reno. Authorities say Stephen Bauwens of Washoe Valley was pronounced dead at the ...

  • Nevada father, sons fined $5,000 each for bear poaching

    2 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A father and his two sons have been convicted of illegally poaching a bear in what the state's chief game warden described as a "disgusting" thrill-killing. The men from Dayton, Nevada, were fined $5,000 last week ...

  • Judge sets hearing on bid to stop new Nevada pot licenses

    2 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge says she'll hear arguments next month on a bid by dozens of companies to freeze a second wave of licenses for entry in to the state's lucrative marijuana sales market. Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ...

  • With Zinke's help, Wyoming gold, copper mining could resume

    2 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A former gold and copper mining area in Wyoming could get a new lease on life with help from former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke recently joined the board of directors at U.S. Gold Corp., ...

  • Pedestrian dies from injuries after being hit by car in Reno

    3 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being hit by a car while in a Reno crosswalk. Reno police say 63-year-old Deven Dyer Hickingbotham died at a hospital about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, some seven hours after ...

  • Biologist study finds mercury in predator peregrine falcons

    3 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination. The toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those at ...

  • Booker first 2020 presidential hopeful to visit rural Nevada

    5 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker became the first Democrat running for president in 2020 to campaign in rural Nevada on Friday, saying rural communities have a lot in common with inner-city dwellers who are often "talked ...

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