Latest Nevada News

Biden picks career water policy adviser to lead water agency

Jun. 18, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Camille Touton, a veteran congressional water policy adviser, has been nominated to lead the agency that oversees water and power in the U.S. West. President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Touton to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of...

Globe-shaped MSG Sphere project marks milestone in Las Vegas

Jun. 18, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews are marking a construction milestone at the MSG Sphere, a globe-shaped, $1.8 billion Las Vegas entertainment and media venue being built by Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. and casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. Officials planned a...

Las Vegas pushes land swap to balance growth, conservation

Jun. 18, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the U.S. West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions of new residents in the decades ahead. From Phoenix to Boise, officials are preparing for a future both with more...

Aces score 33 second-quarter points to ease past Liberty

Jun. 18, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 18 points with seven assists, A’ja Wilson had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 103-76 on Thursday night. Liz Cambage added 13 points and nine boards, and Chelsea Gray had 15 points with...

Oscar De La Hoya announces boxing comeback vs UFC's Belfort

Jun. 17, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar De La Hoya says he is returning to the boxing ring for a bout against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. The 48-year-old De La Hoya announced Thursday that he will end his nearly 13-year ring retirement Sept. 11 in Las Vegas for what is expected...

Nevada to offer $5M in cash prizes to boost vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new kind of jackpot is coming to Nevada, the governor said Thursday, but only for state residents who have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced a broad effort to encourage reluctant or forgetful...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

Nevada OSHA probing death of worker at airport in Las Vegas

Jun. 17, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State safety officials are investigating the death of a worker at McCarran International Airport in what authorities in Las Vegas termed a vehicle accident. The identity of the dead person and the nature of the incident were not immediately disclosed...

Mom jailed in Denver agrees to Vegas transfer in son's death

Jun. 17, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mother from San Jose, California, won’t contest her transfer in custody from Colorado to Nevada to face a murder charge in the death of her 7-year-old son, whose body was found by hikers outside Las Vegas. Samantha Moreno Rodriguez told a judge...

Crews quell wildfire south of Reno; evacuations lifted

Jun. 17, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire lines were holding and evacuations were lifted overnight after a fast-growing wildfire forced some people out of homes and closed highways for several hours south of Reno, a fire official in northern Nevada said Thursday. Truckee Meadows Fire...