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August 17, 2019

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  • Reno police conduct operation targeting street racing

    5 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police made numerous traffic stops and issued dozens of citations during a crackdown on illegal street racing. The Police Department says a total of nine sergeants and officers conducted the operation Friday night, issuing citations ...

  • Document: Vegas man allegedly planned to attack McDonald's

    7 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court document says a Las Vegas man accused of plotting to firebomb a synagogue or bar catering to LGBT customers also allegedly planned an attack on a fast-food restaurant. U.S. Magistrate Nancy Koppe wrote in ...

  • Acting White House Chief of Staff coming to Nevada

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is the latest high-profile conservative to commit to a big Republican fundraiser in rural northern Nevada next month. Morning Nevada PAC announced Friday Mulvaney will attend its fifth ...

  • Longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman sues Nevada

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman in U.S. history has sued Nevada and could receive up to $3.5 million under a state law signed this year. Cathy Woods, 68, filed a lawsuit Tuesday after spending 35 years ...

  • Arizona, Nevada cuts to Colorado River water negligible

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arizona and Nevada will face their first-ever cuts in Colorado River water next year, but the changes aren't expected to be overly burdensome for either state. The water is delivered through Lake Mead, one of the ...

  • 1 dead after car crash during police chase

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Nevada man is dead after his pickup crashed in Idaho during a high-speed chase. Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens says 35-year-old Daniel Abel of Owyhee, Nevada died Thursday night at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center ...

  • Nevada will seek new court order to remove US plutonium

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fresh off defeat in a related federal appeal, Nevada's attorney general says he intends to ask a U.S. judge in Reno to order the Trump administration to remove the weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped last year ...

  • Man suspected of kidnapping mom, 80, arrested in California

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of kidnapping his 80-year-old mother from a nursing home in Reno, Nevada has been arrested after a standoff in a Los Angeles suburb. The LA County Sheriff's Department says Roger Hillygus ...

  • A's hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 7-6 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. ...

  • Final arguments begin in Nevada pot dispensary license case

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for dozens of bidders that didn't get retail marijuana dispensary licenses are telling a Nevada judge the process was so unfair she should block the opening of 61 businesses that got permits last year and ...

  • Grasshopper migration could return to Nevada in few years

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers has left Nevada, but the swarm could return in a few years. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that National Weather Service meteorologists say the arrival of the grasshoppers in July ...

  • 3 months jail for NV mother who fired gun at school bus stop

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A mother who fired a gun during an argument at a school bus stop in Elko County last year has been sentenced to three months in jail. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Thursday 31-year-old Samantha ...

  • Ex-sheriff charged as Reno accomplice in elderly kidnapping

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have arrested a former Mineral County sheriff accused of being an accomplice in the suspected kidnapping of an 80-year-old woman by her son at a senior care facility last week. Police said Thursday they ...

  • AP Source: Cousins injured, undergoing tests on knee

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is undergoing tests to confirm a preliminary diagnosis of a ligament tear in his knee. Cousins was injured in a workout ...

  • Nevada I-80 wildlife crossings win environmental award

    2 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has issued an environmental excellence award to state wildlife and transportation officials for creating wildlife safety crossings on special highway overpasses in northeast Nevada. The award recognizes nine safety crossings installed on ...

  • Chapman homers twice, Bailey strong as A's hold off Giants

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Chapman's first home run set up what looked like a lopsided win. His second provided the Athletics with some breathing room that they unexpectedly needed. Chapman's drive in the ninth inning followed a late collapse ...

  • Abrams plans to put voter protection team, hotline in Nevada

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new voter rights program spearheaded by Democrat Stacey Abrams plans to put a voter protection team and phone hotline in Nevada ahead of the 2020 election, the Georgia politician said Wednesday. Abrams, who championed voter ...

  • Reno man wanted as sex offender in North Dakota arrested

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol has arrested a 56-year-old suspect in a park in south Reno who is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender in North Dakota. A state trooper says he had stopped ...

  • FHA approves plans for $1.5B in Reno-Sparks highway upgrades

    3 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has approved plans for $1.5 billion in improvements to a major interstate interchange and more than a dozen highway exits in Reno and Sparks over the next 20 years. The agency issued ...

  • Police video shows officer wounding felon in fleeing pickup

    4 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police released officer body-worn and convenience store security camera clips of an officer shooting at a convicted felon driving a U-Haul pickup truck accused of striking patrol vehicles and driving away before crashing again ...

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