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Reno man, 56, facing life sentences for child sex conviction

Nov. 13, 2018 4:39 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 56-year-old Reno man faces multiple possible sentences of life in prison after a jury found him guilty of 17 child sexual assault, lewdness and pornography charges involving a 14-year-old female victim. A deputy public defender who represented Jeffrey Lynn Fluckiger at...

Reno-Tahoe region drops effort to host 2030 Winter Olympics

Nov. 12, 2018 2:57 PM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The Reno-Tahoe area will not be making a play to host the Winter Olympics. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported Monday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition announced it was declining a bid invitation from the U.S. Olympic Committee. According to the coalition's board...

Gangi throws for 4 TDs as Nevada beats Colorado St. 49-10

Nov. 11, 2018 2:20 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ty Gangi threw for 404 yards and a career-high tying four touchdowns and Devonte Lee had a pair of 1-yard scoring runs to help Nevada beat Colorado State 49-10 on Saturday night and become bowl eligible. Gangi completed 28 of 35 passes with no interceptions and Romeo Doubs had eight...

Nevada class prepares participants to investigate wildfires

Nov. 10, 2018 2:48 PM EST

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — After a wildfire burns swaths of land, someone has to investigate the clues left behind to determine the fire's cause and, possibly, prevent another one. A hands-on class offered near a northern Nevada airport teaches participants how to do it. Nearly 350 people, most of them in...

Martin scores 22 points, No. 7 Nevada beats Pacific 83-61

Nov. 10, 2018 3:53 AM EST

RENO, Nevada (AP) — Nevada coach Eric Musselman wanted to send a message about his team's 3-point shooting, especially against the zone defense. "I think everybody is playing zone (when they play us)," Musselman said Friday night. "That's fine. I think our school record is 17 3s. I didn't know it until I...

Nevada prison inmate guilty of directing meth business

Nov. 9, 2018 4:53 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal jury in Reno has found a 53-year-old Nevada prison inmate guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from behind bars. Edward L. Smith is already serving 20 years to life in state prison for a 2001 murder. Interim U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson (el-AYE'-eh-sun) says he now...

Freeway from Carson City to Reno to close for repairs

Nov. 9, 2018 4:03 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials say Interstate 580 in northern Carson City and Washoe Valley will be closed during the morning hours of Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. The Nevada Appeal reports the Nevada Department of Transportation announced the closure on its website. Both directions of I-580/U.S. 395 will be...

1 dead in rollover vehicle crash on Peavine Mountain

Nov. 9, 2018 3:38 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say one person died in a rollover vehicle crash on Peavine Mountain northwest of Reno. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says a hiker initially discovered a pickup truck about 2:15 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say officials found the body of a male inside the truck. There was...

The Latest: Wheeler to lead Nevada Assembly Republicans

Nov. 8, 2018 6:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on leadership in the Nevada Legislature (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Republicans in Nevada's state Assembly have chosen Jim Wheeler as the leader of their caucus. The Assembly Republican Caucus announced the pick Wednesday night. Wheeler is a retired CEO from Minden who has...

Vote-site changes, turnout blamed for long lines in Nevada

Nov. 8, 2018 3:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Election officials in Nevada are promising answers to why voters were left standing in long lines for hours at some Election Day polling places following a consolidation of vote centers designed to streamline the process. In Las Vegas, 82 of 172 sites remained open Tuesday past the...