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3 months jail for NV mother who fired gun at school bus stop

Aug. 15, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A mother who fired a gun during an argument at a school bus stop in Elko County last year has been sentenced to three months in jail. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Thursday 31-year-old Samantha Noel-McLean also has been ordered to complete 25 hours of community service and pay $2,670...

Nevada I-80 wildlife crossings win environmental award

Aug. 15, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has issued an environmental excellence award to state wildlife and transportation officials for creating wildlife safety crossings on special highway overpasses in northeast Nevada. The award recognizes nine safety crossings installed on Interstate 80 in...

Elko man gets life in prison in home invasion murder

Aug. 14, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of another man during a home invasion a year ago has been sentenced to life in prison. The Elko Daily Free Press reports Elko District Court Judge Nancy Porter sentenced 24-year-old Tieres Lopez Sr. on Wednesday in the...

85% containment on last of big wildfires in northern Nevada

Aug. 12, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Crews battling the last of three big northern Nevada big wildfires that started more than a week ago are nearing full containment of the blaze and have reopened the Harrison Pass Road leading to a wildlife refuge in the Ruby Mountains. Fire officials said Monday the Corta Fire is now 85%...

Elko man faces 21 charges after motorcycle chase

Aug. 9, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 35-year-old Elko man with an extensive criminal record faces 21 new charges after he crashed his motorcycle during a high speed chase with police who were trying to stop him for a broken taillight. The Elko Daily Free Press reports Brian Penola suffered minor injuries in the crash in...

Crews gaining on 3 big Nevada fires; injured firefighter OK

Aug. 8, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter injured while battling a wildland blaze has been released from a Nevada hospital as more than 700 people make progress on all three of the biggest wildfires burning in the state, officials said. None of the fires grew overnight and one is now 75% contained,...

The Latest: No growth in NV's 3 biggest fires; 700 on lines

Aug. 8, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in Nevada (all times local): 1 p.m. More than 700 firefighters combined are making progress on all three of the largest wildfires burning in northern Nevada. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Thursday none of the fires grew overnight and one is now...

Ely, Eureka tie records for warmest overnight lows

Aug. 8, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The overnight temperatures at two northern Nevada airports tied the previous record for the warmest low for the date. The National Weather Service in Elko says the temperature at Ely Airport only dropped to 60 degrees (16 Celsius) early Wednesday. That tied the record for the warmest low...

8 Nevada cases of rabies in bats; 4 in Washoe County

Aug. 8, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Department of Agriculture says eight bats recently tested positive for rabies, including four in Washoe County. One bat also tested positive for rabies in each of Clark, Elko, Lyon and White Pine counties. The department's Animal Disease Laboratory says it typically confirms 10...

Brush fire destroys mobile home north of Reno

Aug. 7, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A small, wind-whipped brush fire destroyed a mobile home north of Reno Wednesday while more than 600 firefighters battled three big wildfires in northeast Nevada, including one threatening several ranches near the Idaho line. The fire that destroyed the mobile home in Cold Springs also...