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Nevada man, 72, guilty of murder; stabbed victim 250 times

Aug. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County jury has convicted a 72-year-old man of first-degree murder in the February killing of an elderly man he stabbed at least 250 times. Ralph Goad faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing set for Oct. 2. The Washoe District Court jury...

Washoe County resident dies from Hantavirus; 1st since 2017

Aug. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County resident who contracted hantavirus has died. Health district officials say it's the second fatality in the county since 2017 that resulted from the disease that is spread through the droppings, urine and saliva of infected rodents. Dr. Randall Todd said Tuesday hantavirus...

2 Reno children hurt, 1 critical, after hit by SUV

Aug. 20, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two 12-year-old Reno children were injured, one critically, when they were struck by an SUV while walking to school. Reno police said both victims, a boy and a girl, were taken to a local hospital Tuesday after they were hit at about 7:10 a.m. while crossing an intersection northeast of...

1st African American adjutant general of NV National Guard

Aug. 19, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year veteran of the Nevada Air National Guard who worked as assistant Reno police chief and a casino executive has been named the Nevada National Guard's first African-American adjutant general in its 154-year history. Gov. Steve Sisloak announced 60-year-old Ondra Berry's...

PGA's Barracuda seeks new Reno-Tahoe home; leaves Montreux

Aug. 19, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship is looking for a new home after the private club that's hosted the event since it began in Reno in 1999 pulled out. Montreux Golf & Country Club's board of directors voted last week against holding the 2020 event at the mountain course between...

1st African American named NV Air Guard's adjutant general

Aug. 19, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year veteran of the National Guard who worked as assistant Reno police chief and a casino executive has been named as the Nevada Air National Guard's first African-American adjutant general in its 154-year history. Gov. Steve Sisloak announced 60-year-old Ondra Berry's appointment on...

2 dead, 1 male youth shot in double homicide north of Reno

Aug. 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double homicide north of Reno where a man and a male juvenile were killed a third youth was shot outside a residence in Sun Valley. Washoe County deputies responded to reports of shots fired at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday outside a residence near Sidehill...

Redshirt freshman Strong named Nevada starting QB vs. Purdue

Aug. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Carson Strong, a redshirt freshman who appeared in one game last season, will start at quarterback for Nevada in its Aug. 30 season opener at home against Purdue. The Reno Gazette Journal reports Wolf Pack Coach Jay Norvell announced over the weekend that Strong won the job over Malik...

Findings from report on Reno dorm explosion completed

Aug. 19, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A final report from an investigation into an explosion that forced two University of Nevada, Reno, dorms to close is expected to come out this week. The Reno Gazette Journal reported Monday that Nevada State Fire Marshal Bart Chambers says the findings are currently being reviewed....

Experts: Burning Man playa dust not serious health concern

Aug. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn't shine. But experts say it doesn't appear to pose any significant health risk to those who inhale it during the annual...