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No. 7 Nevada romps to 100-60 win over Colorado State

Jan. 24, 2019 2:57 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada coach Eric Musselman threatened to turn off the 3-point green light after a lackluster shooting performance Saturday by the seventh-ranked Wolf Pack against Air Force. Musselman sang a different tune following his team's 100-60 win Wednesday night over Colorado State. "I kind of...

Nervous neighbors await information about 4 Nevada killings

Jan. 24, 2019 1:04 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nervous neighbors were burning lights at night in a northern Nevada community where Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken were killed this month in slayings that authorities blame on a 19-year-old from El Salvador said to be in the U.S. illegally. Residents also were on edge about an...

Police: Links sought between 4 victims, man in US illegally

Jan. 23, 2019 7:37 PM EST

GARDNERVILLE RANCHOS, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors were preparing Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old man from El Salvador who was living in the U.S. illegally with killing four people in two different Nevada cities, while investigators looked for possible links between the victims and suspect. "They're...

The Latest: Nevada killings put homeowner on 'lockdown'

Jan. 23, 2019 6:32 PM EST

GARDNERVILLE RANCHOS, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the killings of four people in Nevada over the past two weeks (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Nevada resident Jim Gibson says he put his Gardnerville Ranchos home "pretty much on lockdown" following the murders of two women in his community, including his...

Salvadoran man to be charged in 4 fatal shootings in Nevada

Jan. 22, 2019 9:19 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally shot and killed four people in Nevada over the past two weeks, including an elderly Reno couple, authorities said, and the slayings added fuel to the immigration debate. Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, from El Salvador, has been jailed in...

Correction: Nevada Homicides story

Jan. 22, 2019 7:49 PM EST

RENO, Nevada (AP) — In a story Jan. 21 about four recent Nevada killings, The Associated Press reported erroneously the suspect's age. Wilbur Martinez-Guzman is 19-years-old. A corrected version of the story is below: Man linked to 4 killings suspected of being in US illegally Authorities investigating...

DA clears Reno school officer in wounding of student in 2016

Jan. 22, 2019 7:40 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Reno has cleared a campus police officer in the shooting of a teenager who slashed one student and waved knives at others in a high school courtyard in December 2016. Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks issued a report Tuesday finding that Officer Cory...

The Latest: Slain woman, 74, was member of antique car club

Jan. 22, 2019 6:52 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally and accused of killing four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, adding fuel to the immigration debate (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Members of a northern Nevada automobile club are devastated by the loss of 74-year-old...

South Lake Tahoe awaits outcome of vacation home rental suit

Jan. 21, 2019 1:32 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The resort city of South Lake Tahoe says it supports implementing a new law that sets stricter occupancy limits on vacation home rentals and freezes new permits, but it's facing a lawsuit over the voter-approved initiative. The City Council is hopeful it will find the right balance while...

Sheriff: Man arrested in connection to 4 Nevada killings

Jan. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection to four recent killings in northern Nevada. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports 20-year-old Wilbur Martinez-Guzman was arrested Saturday in Carson City on charges related to burglary and possession of stolen property, but authorities say...