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Excessive heat warning in Vegas; record highs at Reno, Tahoe

May. 27, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A heat wave is continuing across the entire state of Nevada, where new record highs have been set at Lake Tahoe and Reno and more records are in jeopardy through Friday from Las Vegas to Elko. Dangerously hot conditions for late May have triggered an excessive heat warning effective...

Elko man accused of murder, child abuse in infant's death

May. 18, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 24-year-old Elko man arrested last week on suspicion of child abuse now faces an open murder charge after authorities say the infant died from head trauma. The Elko Daily Free Press reports Nathan O’Dell was charged in the May 12 death of the seven-month-old boy and faces an...

New Mexico News Digest

Apr. 26, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

Good afternoon. Here’s a new, updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at (702) 382-7440 or aplasvegas@ap.org A reminder this information is not for publication or...

3 people from Arizona killed in Nevada plane crash are ID'd

Apr. 26, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified three people from Arizona killed in a plane crash in a remote area of northeastern Nevada. Elko County officials said the crash occurred Friday night in Gushute Valley 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Currie, Nevada, near the Utah border and the bodies...

Official: 3 killed in plane crash in remote area of Nevada

Apr. 25, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Three people were killed in a plane crash in a remote area of northeastern Nevada, an Elko County official said. Chief Deputy Coroner Nick Czegledi said a man, a woman and a boy were killed in the crash Friday night, the Elko Daily Free Press reported. Their identities weren't released,...

NHP: Alcohol factor in northeast Nevada crash that killed 2

Apr. 20, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Alcohol was identified as a contributing factor in a weekend crash that killed two people who were thrown from a pickup truck on Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada, the state highway patrol said. The men found dead about 6:15 a.m. Sunday after the wreck just east of the town of Wells were...

This April 8, 2020 photo provided by the Nevada Army National Guard shows soldiers with the 1-221 Cavalry processing shipments of medical supplies in response to COVID-19 in Las Vegas. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is calling 700 additional National Guard soldiers and airmen to duty to help respond to the coronavirus outbreak. State officials say the additional personnel will be activated this week. They'll join 106 soldiers and airmen who were activated last week to manage donations and supply distribution operations in Las Vegas and Reno. (Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie/Nevada Army National Guard via AP)

Governor: Nevada nowhere close to easing virus restrictions

Apr. 14, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said the state is nowhere near ready to begin reopening parts of its shuttered economy due to the coronavirus and is working to address a deluge of residents trying to get unemployment benefits. The Democratic governor said in a Tuesday night news conference that...

Nevada suspect to be tried for murder of Spring Creek teen

Apr. 9, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A judge in Elko County has ordered a Spring Creek man to stand trial in the killing and sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl last month. Bruce Dickey, 18, is accused of killing Gabrielle “Britney” Ujlaky. Her body was found in a remote area between Elko and Spring Creek...

Nevada has 94 new coronavirus cases, pushing total to 1,836

Apr. 5, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is reporting 94 new coronavirus cases, pushing the statewide total to 1,836, but the state Health and Human Services Department’s website shows the death toll remaining at 46. The state had 1,742 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Saturday. Most of the cases and deaths...