Latest Nevada News

Southern California highways reopened after icy storm

Feb. 18, 2019 4:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two major Southern California highways reopened Monday after ice and blowing snow forced closures that stranded hundreds of motorists, including some who spent a frigid night in their vehicles. Traffic started moving again around 11 a.m. in northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the...

Planned Nevada bill seeks to update abortion consent laws

Feb. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada lawmaker says she plans to bring forward legislation that would makes changes to the state's informed consent laws for abortion. Nevada Sen. Yvanna Cancela made the comments Monday at an event with members of the abortion rights group NARAL. The legislation has not been...

Tomatoes, tilapia farmed in circle-of-life Nevada greenhouse

Feb. 18, 2019 10:42 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a sprawling greenhouse in the northern Nevada desert, tilapia and tomatoes are being farmed in a circle-of-life partnership. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Dayton Valley Aquaponics uses a supermarket-sized building on land where cattle used to graze to grow tomatoes using fish...

The Latest: Booker talks policy, plays Pac-Man at barcade

Feb. 17, 2019 11:16 PM EST

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times EST): 11:15 p.m. Amid music from video games and the ringing of pinball machines and the sound of cans of domestic and craft beers cracking open, Booker talked policy with local Democrats at a "barcade" in Manchester, New Hampshire. "I have done...

Booker holds back on questions about 'Empire' actor attack

Feb. 17, 2019 11:12 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidates spent Sunday courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary, their busy pace of holiday weekend campaigning demonstrating that the contest to challenge President Donald Trump is fully underway. The weeklong congressional recess for Presidents Day...

Warren highlights her work on economic crisis in Vegas stop

Feb. 17, 2019 9:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were pummeled by the mortgage crisis a decade ago. The...

Elko woman facing up to 10 years in prison for stabbing dad

Feb. 17, 2019 11:47 AM EST

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman is facing up to a decade in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing her 78-year-old father at their Elko home. The Nevada U.S. Attorney's Office says 41-year-old Jean Angela Ortega pleaded guilty on Wednesday to assault resulting in serious bodily harm....

No. 7 Nevada wins 10th straight behind Porter's 14 points

Feb. 17, 2019 1:35 AM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Nevada relived last season's double-overtime loss at Wyoming by watching video of fans storming the floor every day for the past week, and even just before taking the court Saturday night. There were no fans storming the floor this time, as No. 7 Nevada easily beat Wyoming 82-49 for...

Flight headed to Las Vegas diverted to nearby military base

Feb. 16, 2019 6:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — American Airlines says one of its jets inbound to Las Vegas' airport was diverted to a nearby military base to refuel after experiencing weather-related delays in the area. Airline spokesman Josh Freed said Flight 671 from Dallas landed safely Saturday at Nellis Air Force Base, which is on...

Trooper escapes serious injury when vehicle hits patrol car

Feb. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says a trooper escaped serious injury Saturday when a vehicle slammed into the back of the trooper's stopped patrol car which was then pushed into a vehicle pulled over during a traffic stop. The Highway Patrol says the trooper was alongside the vehicle he'd...