Latest Nevada News

In the West, pressure to count water lost to evaporation

Jan. 30, 2023 10:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region’s dams, reservoirs and open-air canals. For...

Recent snowfalls may slow water level decline at Lake Mead

Jan. 29, 2023 13:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts. Forecasters now expect Lake Mead to finish this year around 1,027 feet elevation, about 19 feet lower...

Harkless scores 18 points, UNLV beats Nevada 68-62

Jan. 29, 2023 01:09 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elijah Harkless had 18 points in UNLV's 68-62 victory over Nevada on Saturday night. Harkless added nine rebounds and five assists for the Rebels (14-7, 3-6 Mountain West Conference). Justin Webster scored 17 points while going 6 of 11 (5 for 8 from distance)....

Police warn that Oregon torture suspect is using dating apps

Jan. 27, 2023 19:35 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of torturing a woman he held captive in Oregon, and who was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity, is using dating apps to find people who can help him avoid the police or to find new victims, authorities said Friday. Benjamin...

'Dropicana': Stretch of I-15 in Vegas closing for weekend

Jan. 27, 2023 17:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key stretch of the main vehicle travel route between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City will be closed all weekend as part of a project to reshape a busy interchange serving the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada Department of Transportation officials say Interstate 15 will be...

Cops hunt Oregon torture suspect jailed in Vegas kidnap case

Jan. 27, 2023 00:14 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in southern Oregon were searching Thursday for a man accused of torturing a woman he held captive, less than two years after he was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity for weeks before the victim managed to escape. Grants Pass Police...

A's running out of time to find home in Oakland, Las Vegas

Jan. 26, 2023 19:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have spent years trying to get a new stadium while watching Bay Area neighbors such as the Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Raiders successfully move into state-of-the-art venues, and now time is running short on their efforts. The A's lease at...

NTSB posts its file on North Las Vegas crash that killed 9

Jan. 26, 2023 19:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal crash investigators have released reports and investigative material about a multi-vehicle wreck a year ago in North Las Vegas that killed a driver and his passenger in a speeding sports car and seven members of a family in a minivan. The National...

Judge: Slain reporter sources issue for high court to decide

Jan. 26, 2023 01:16 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge decided Wednesday not to punish Las Vegas police for taking an initial look at a slain investigative journalist’s cellphone after he was killed in September, and said it is up to the state Supreme Court to decide whether a thorough review by homicide detectives...

Tesla will invest $3.6B in Nevada truck factory expansion

Jan. 26, 2023 00:09 AM EST

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Tesla said it intends to invest $3.6 billion to expand manufacturing capabilities in Nevada and is confident growing software-related profits, reflected in record net income reported Wednesday for the fourth quarter of last year, will keep margins higher than any other...