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Nevada initiative spurs proposals for 2,000 housing units

Jan. 23, 2020 7:42 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An initiative in Nevada to build more affordable housing has spurred proposals for more than 2,000 new housing units in Reno, but not all have been deemed affordable, city officials said. The deadline for Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve's “1,000 homes in 120 days” initiative...

Nevada lawmakers studying pretrial release of jail detainees

Jan. 23, 2020 4:22 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — About 90 percent of jail detainees in Nevada are held in just two facilities — the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas and the Washoe County jail in Reno. That’s what a panel of Nevada lawmakers learned Tuesday as they began studying rules for pretrial release...

Harris scores 28, Nevada beats UNLV 86-72

Jan. 23, 2020 1:42 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jalen Harris had 28 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals and Nevada beat UNLV 86-72 on Wednesday night. Jazz Johnson added 19 points, Lindsey Drew scored 14 and Nisre Zouzoua 11 for Nevada. UNLV's Nick Blair made two free throws to open the scoring but the Wolf Pack (12-8,...

Nevada man sentenced for trafficking in endangered species

Jan. 23, 2020 12:38 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 51-year-old Nevada man who admitted illegally trafficking endangered African lion and leopard parts has been ordered to serve a total of 60 days in federal custody and complete 100 hours of community service for a wildlife conservation group. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones...

This undated booking photo from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office shows Reginald Dean Miller. Miller, 39, who pleaded guilty in Reno, Nev., to drug trafficking and threatening a witness, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Miller, of Stockton, Calif., pleaded guilty in November to preventing or dissuading a witness from testifying at his pending trial on a charge of trafficking methamphetamine and heroin. Washoe County District Judge Lynne Simons said at last week's sentencing he must serve at least four years in prison before he's eligible for parole. (Washoe County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Drug-trafficker in Reno who threatened witness gets 10 years

Jan. 22, 2020 5:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 39-year-old California man who pleaded guilty in Reno to drug trafficking and threatening a witness has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Reginald Miller of Stockton pleaded guilty in November to preventing or dissuading a witness from testifying at his pending trial on a charge of...

County merging Washoe Valley fire stations south of Reno

Jan. 22, 2020 2:02 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County Board of Fire Commissioners has approved the consolidation of two fire stations in Washoe Valley south of Reno to help redirect resources to under-served areas in the valleys north of town. The board also voted Tuesday to spend nearly $3.5 million to purchase five new...

Reno police seek witnesses in Jan. 12 killing; bail at $750K

Jan. 21, 2020 3:35 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are making a new plea for witnesses to come forward after they arrested an 18-year-old suspect in a Jan. 12 double shooting that killed one person and seriously injured another. Will Mendoza-Paniagua was arrested later that day. He remained in the Washoe County Jail on Tuesday...

Reno police seek suspect after SWAT standoff at apartment

Jan. 21, 2020 12:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are searching for a suspect in a shooting that prompted a standoff with a SWAT team at an apartment on the city's northeast side. Police deployed a SWAT team at the Silver Terrace apartments on Wedekind Road at about 4:40 p.m. Monday to serve a warrant after a woman was shot...

Lawsuit accuses Reno of shady dealings with ordinance change

Jan. 20, 2020 12:36 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A church built in downtown Reno nearly a century ago is among those suing the city over a change in a shade ordinance they say is intended to benefit a luxury hotel development that could have been subject to more stringent height-related restrictions. The suit filed Jan. 6 in Washoe...

In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2019 photo, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe released about 20 bighorn sheep into the Pyramid Lake Range in western Nevada, in an effort to revive the sheep population in the area. The sheep are believed to be the first of their species in the area in nearly 100 years. (Colton Lochhead/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Bighorn sheep return to Nevada lake after nearly 100 years

Jan. 19, 2020 10:48 AM EST

PYRAMID LAKE, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state wildlife officials and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe teamed up this week to release 20 bighorn sheep into the hills above the desert lake on tribal land in an effort to reintroduce the species to part of its native habitat for the first time in nearly a century. One...