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Warren's new ocean plan includes Western drought, wildfires

Dec. 10, 2019 4:49 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has updated her strategy to combat climate change with a focus on protecting ocean habitat as well as Western drought and wildfires. The Massachusetts senator is on a two-day campaign swing in Nevada with an appearance scheduled Tuesday...

Reno police probe fatal fire at homeless camp tent on river

Dec. 10, 2019 3:17 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are investigating the death of a homeless person found in a tent that caught fire at an encampment on the banks of the Truckee River. Fire crews found the adult's body in the burned out tent Monday morning when they responded to a report of a fire at the camp near east of...

Sanders optimistic about winning Nevada, Iowa, New Hampshire

Dec. 9, 2019 11:34 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declared in Nevada on Monday he has an “excellent chance” of winning all three of the earliest presidential-selection states en route to unseating President Donald Trump in November, calling him the “most dangerous president in the history...

Lawyer: Arizona man wrongly accused in 1979 Nevada slaying

Dec. 9, 2019 6:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona auto dealer jailed in Reno and named by Nevada’s attorney general as the suspect in several slayings of women in Nevada 40 years ago says DNA shows other people had contact with the one woman he's charged with killing. Charles Gary Sullivan’s attorney, David...

Report: Key freeway interchange in Reno could cost $223M

Dec. 9, 2019 2:37 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada transportation officials are raising the price tag for renovating a key Reno freeway interchange by nearly 50% and are giving up $95 million in federal funding to accept an unsolicited single-source bid. The Reno Gazette Journal reports the Nevada Department of Transportation is...

Reno police expand automatic license plate surveillance

Dec. 8, 2019 10:43 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are expanding the use of technology to automatically read license plates in an effort to reduce gun violence. The Reno City Council approved the expanded use of devices and associated software to track license plates despite critics' concerns it could be used to secretly...

Another 3 feet of snow possible at Lake Tahoe into weekend

Dec. 5, 2019 8:41 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Lake Tahoe area is bracing for another big early, winter storm with as much as another 3 feet (1 meter) of snow possible in the upper elevations by early Sunday. The National Weather Service says freezing fog is possible in the Reno area Friday morning with patches of black ice likely...

UNR promoting free-tuition for low-income students

Dec. 5, 2019 8:03 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno is reaching out to prospective students about financial aid opportunities for lower income families. School officials hosted a news conference Thursday with students who have received free tuition, fees and books from the Nevada Guarantee program. Shannon...

Reno woman, 31, charged in fatal DUI crash from September

Dec. 5, 2019 5:46 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have arrested a 31-year-old woman accused of being under the influence of drugs when she has was involved in a three-vehicle crash that killed an 85-year-old woman in September. Juliana Fitzgerald of Reno faces multiple charges, including DUI causing death, drug trafficking...

Reno to step up homeless encampment cleanup efforts

Dec. 5, 2019 2:28 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — City Council members in Reno have agreed to increase efforts to clean waste from homeless encampments despite arguments that it is not a permanent solution, officials said. The Reno City Council has voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a cleanup contract of about $250,000 with Coit...