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Missing woman sought in search near Mt. Rose ski resort

Sep. 23, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies have resumed a search for a missing Reno woman whose car was found on a highway a few miles from the Mount Rose ski resort Reno police say 19-year-old Madelyn Lingenfelter last was seen on Wednesday by an employee of the Tannenbaum event center along the...

UNR wins $5 million USDA grant to study changing snowpack

Sep. 23, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno a $5 million grant to lead a study on changing snowpack. UNR scientists will conduct the five-year study with researchers at the Desert Research Institute, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State...

Volunteers working to move Burning Man plane out of desert

Sep. 22, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man volunteers are working to get a partially reassembled 747 airplane that was on display during the counter-culture festival out of the Black Rock Desert. The plane is still at the playa about three weeks after the event's flashy conclusion because of a series of logistical...

2 teenagers severely wounded in Sparks shooting

Sep. 22, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police say two teenagers were being treated for life-threatening wounds after reports of pre-dawn gunfire in the city of Sparks near Reno. Sparks Police said Saturday that gunfire was reported at about 2 a.m. during an altercation in a parking lot and that two youths, ages 18 and 17,...

Target shooters sparked wildfires north and south of Reno

Sep. 21, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials confirmed Friday that target shooters started separate wildfires outside of Reno and they're asking for the public's help finding a red ATV seen leaving the area where the one broke out in the Washoe Valley. Neither of the fires, which were reported within an hour of...

The Latest: Target shooters sparked 2 northern Nevada fires

Sep. 21, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on target shooters responsible for two wildfires in the Reno area (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Fire investigators have confirmed target shooters are responsible for both the wildfires that broke out north and south of Reno on Thursday. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says...

Reno police arrest suspect accused of 522 graffiti cases

Sep. 21, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have arrested a 27-year-old suspect they say is responsible for 522 instances of graffiti totaling $63,000 worth of damage. Police said Friday Matthew Rivera was arrested and booked into the county jail on felony charges of graffiti or defacing property on Thursday. He was...

Nevada seeks again to overturn FEMA denial of wildfire aid

Sep. 21, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada and members of Congress are again appealing to the U.S. government to reverse an earlier decision to deny disaster assistance to a remote rural area ravaged by a huge wildfire near the Idaho line. Kacey KC, Nevada's state forester and fire warden, wrote to the Federal...

Washoe Judge Weller fined $2,500 for comments about women

Sep. 21, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A family court judge in Reno has been fined $2,500 for making inappropriate remarks about women last year at a meeting on domestic violence. The Reno Gazette Journal reported Friday Washoe County Judge Charles Weller also was fined $2,500 and ordered to write apology letters and attend...

Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

Sep. 20, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states such as Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election in Nevada. Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before but never...