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Reno man sentenced to life in prison in 2018 fatal shooting

Oct. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in connection with a fatal shooting last year. Washoe County prosecutors say 57-year-old Kenneth Earl Davis was found guilty of murder with the use of a deadly weapon, robbery and grand larceny of a motor...

Nevada could face $100M in damages to state prison guards

Oct. 20, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada could be on the hook for up to $100 million in damages and unpaid wages after prison guards scored a major victory in a long-running legal fight with the state Department of Corrections, a lawyer for the guards says. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week the state...

Nathan Chen wins Skate America in Las Vegas

Oct. 20, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Jason Brown had to withdraw from an event in late September, he couldn't help but wonder if the lingering effects from an August car accident that left him with a concussion would ever subside. The 2015 U.S. champion's concern was legitimate, considering he competes in a sport where...

Bright runs for 2 TDs as Utah State beats Nevada 36-10

Oct. 20, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Gerold Bright had 126 yards rushing and two scores on 15 carries, Savon Scarver had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Utah State beat Nevada 36-10 in the snow on Saturday night. The Wolf Pack, on the game's opening possession, had first-and-goal from the 8 but a holding...

Authorities: Reno pedestrian killed in fire truck accident

Oct. 19, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been hit and killed by a Reno Fire Department truck. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says that it is investigating the accident that happened Saturday morning at a Reno intersection. Authorities say they have not identified the woman who was hit while on...

Third arrest made in case of model encased in concrete

Oct. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have arrested who they believe to be a third suspect in the killing of a woman who was found encased in concrete in the desert. An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for 39-year-old Casandra Bascones who was in Milwaukee when police first interviewed her about the missing...

Native American population grows in Clark County

Oct. 19, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's Clark County has one of the fastest growing Native American populations in the country but local leaders say they're struggling to receive the recognition they deserve. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that between July 2017 and 2018 the number of Native American people living in...

Police search for truck, driver after shooting by officer

Oct. 19, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police say they have been searching for the driver of a white pickup who they say fled after intentionally ramming the truck into a patrol vehicle, which prompted officers to open fire. North Las Vegas police said late Friday that they had attempted to stop the pickup, which...

Nevadan killed, 2 Montanans hurt in wrong-way I-80 crash

Oct. 18, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 27-year-old Nevada man driving the wrong way on U.S. Interstate 80 just west of Carlin was killed when he collided head-on with a Range Rover carrying two Montana residents who were injured, at least one seriously. Casio Withers of Battle Mountain was driving a Ford Focus headed east in...

Ex-salon chief alleges Wynn Resorts spied at his new job

Oct. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former beauty salon director who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago is suing Wynn Resorts and company executives, alleging they invaded his privacy and spied on him at his next job in a bid to undercut his accounts. Jorgen...