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Nevada legislative session to start closed to public

Jan. 22, 2021 6:50 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Legislature will limit access to the public when lawmakers convene next month to confront the coronavirus pandemic and rebalance the state budget. Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Brenda Erdoes announced Thursday that only lawmakers, staff and a small number of...

Five injured when car crashes through store in Carson City

Jan. 15, 2021 5:12 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — At least five people were injured Friday when a car crashed through a Sportsman’s Warehouse store at a shopping mall in Carson City. The car smashed through the east door at about 11 a.m. Friday, traveled about 100 feet (30 meters) inside the store at the Carson Mall and...

Corner may review death of victim tied to '98 Carson killing

Jan. 15, 2021 3:56 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury has filed a petition seeking a coroner’s inquest into the stabbing death of a man who served prison time for his role in a high-profile killing at a Carson City motel in 1998. Woodbury filed the request in Carson Justice Court...

Nevada judge who denied Trump campaign appeal was threatened

Jan. 15, 2021 1:23 PM EST

CARSON CITY (AP) — Carson City’s district attorney said authorities are investigating a threat made against a state judge who dismissed a lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump’s campaign seeking to nullify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win in Nevada. Carson City Sheriff Ken...

Majority of Douglas County Commission wants to slow growth

Jan. 12, 2021 1:02 PM EST

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A majority of Douglas County commissioners are raising concerns about the impact of growth on local traffic and water supplies — and at least one wants to consider a moratorium on new building permits in the rural county south of Carson City. Walt Nowosad, one of two new...

'Stop the Steal' rallies held at Nevada state capital, Vegas

Jan. 6, 2021 5:24 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday lined the streets outside Nevada's state capital and rallied in front of federal buildings in Las Vegas, as Congress suspended its count of state electoral votes after demonstrators stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Carrying...

People wearing face masks pass by a poster about precautions against the coronavirus as they visit to celebrate New Year at Imjingak in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. The poster reads:

The Latest: S Korea extends distancing rules for 2 weeks

Jan. 1, 2021 11:11 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is extending stringent distancing rules for two more weeks as authorities seek to suppress a viral resurgence, while confirming its first case of an apparently more contagious coronavirus variant detected in South Africa. Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said Saturday the...

3 Nevada lawmakers say they tested positive for COVID-19

Dec. 31, 2020 7:44 PM EST

On Christmas morning, Las Vegas Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen was cooking ham on her stove when it hit her: she couldn't smell anything. Both Nguyen and her husband, who work as defense attorneys, had been feeling under the weather for a few days. A prosecutor she interacted with in court had told her they tested...

Nevada deputy recovering, 2 jailed in traffic stop shooting

Dec. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EST

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a northern Nevada sheriff’s deputy is recovering from a gunshot to the face and a parolee from California and a woman who was with him are jailed on felony charges after an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop in Gardnerville. Sgt. John Lenz was being...

Nevada prisons add safety measures to slow spread of virus

Dec. 18, 2020 3:26 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Department of Corrections has taken additional measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within prisons, including ordering the first hospital-grade disinfectant fogger for a correctional center in Carson City, health officials said. The department has ordered...