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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...

Salmonella outbreak likely tied to Elko casino restaurant

Oct. 11, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — State health officials have concluded a salmonella outbreak in Elko this spring that sickened more than two dozen people and prompted a federal lawsuit from one who was hospitalized for days was likely caused by eggs served at a local casino restaurant although no eggs tested positive for...

Northeast Nevada's September weather one for record books

Oct. 9, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A wacky month of September weather was one for the record books in northeast Nevada in a wide variety of categories including heat, rain and even snow. It began with a record-tying high of 97 degrees (36 Celsius) on Sept. 1 at the Elko Airport, equaling the mark set in 1950. The 1.02...

First snow for the date in Winnemucca since at least 1877

Sep. 30, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — It was less than 1 inch (25 millimeters), but the snow that fell in Winnemucca broke a 142-year-old record. The National Weather Service says the .8 inch (20 millimeters) recorded Sunday at Winnemucca Airport was the first time it snowed on that date since it started keeping records in...

Elko police probe death of man, woman in hotel room

Sep. 30, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Police in northeast Nevada are investigating the death of a man and woman at a hotel in Elko. Elko Police Lt. Mike Palhegyi says officers were called to the Red Lion at about 1 p.m. Friday after a maid found their bodies lying next to the door of their motel room. Investigators say the...

Elko man guilty of eluding police; attempted murder dropped

Sep. 24, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko County man has been found guilty of two counts of eluding law officers during a high-speed chase in December after prosecutors withdrew an attempted murder charge. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Monday an Elko District Court jury also found 38-year-old Tony Pressler guilty of...

Day of record rain in Elko nearly doubles September average

Sep. 20, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Heavy rainfall in northeast Nevada set a record for the day in Elko with nearly twice as much precipitation in 24 hours as normally falls in the whole month of September. The National Weather Service says the 1.02 inches (26 millimeters) of rain that fell at the Elko Airport on Thursday...

Attempted murder charge in Elko Walmart parking lot stabbing

Sep. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 38-year-old northeast Nevada man has been arrested after police say he stabbed another man during an altercation in a Walmart parking lot in Elko. The Elko Daily Free Press reports Steven Ackerley of Halleck was booked into the Elko County Jail on Sunday on charges of attempted murder...

Trial begins for man accused of trying to kill Elko cop

Sep. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The lawyer for a northeast Nevada man accused of trying to run over an Elko police officer says prosecutors won't be able to prove he was driving the pickup truck. A trial expected to last two weeks began in Elko District Court Wednesday for 38-year-old Tony Pressler of Spring Creek on...

California wildfires smoke triggers air alert in Elko County

Sep. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An air quality alert has been issued for parts of northeast Nevada due to smoke from wildfires burning in the Sierra nearly 300 miles (482 kilometers) away. Lightning started five wildfires in northeast Nevada's Elko County on Saturday. But the National Weather Service says the smoke in...