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Reno man sentenced to life in prison in 2018 fatal shooting

Oct. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in connection with a fatal shooting last year. Washoe County prosecutors say 57-year-old Kenneth Earl Davis was found guilty of murder with the use of a deadly weapon, robbery and grand larceny of a motor...

Nevada could face $100M in damages to state prison guards

Oct. 20, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada could be on the hook for up to $100 million in damages and unpaid wages after prison guards scored a major victory in a long-running legal fight with the state Department of Corrections, a lawyer for the guards says. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week the state...

Authorities: Reno pedestrian killed in fire truck accident

Oct. 19, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been hit and killed by a Reno Fire Department truck. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says that it is investigating the accident that happened Saturday morning at a Reno intersection. Authorities say they have not identified the woman who was hit while on...

60 Nevada Army guardsmen headed to Kuwait with helicopters

Oct. 18, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — About 60 soldiers in the Nevada Army National Guard and a fleet of its Chinook helicopters are going to spend most of the next nine months in Kuwait. The Bravo Company, 1/189th Aviation unit in Reno had planned to leave Thursday following a mobilization ceremony at the Army Aviation...

Defense lawyers want trial in 4 killings pushed to 2021

Oct. 18, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four northern Nevada homicides want to postpone his trial to determine whether he has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible for the death penalty if convicted. Public defenders for Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 20, have...

Nevada hosts Dayton, UNLV at VCU in 2020 MW-A10 challenge

Oct. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will host Dayton and VCU will host UNLV next year in the inaugural Mountain West-Atlantic 10 Challenge Series. They are among 10 basketball games the conferences announced Thursday matching their teams for the 2020-21 non-conference season. Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson...

Pilot unhurt in small plane crash north of Reno

Oct. 17, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pilot apparently escaped any serious injury in a small plane crash north of Reno between Pyramid Lake and the California line. Washoe County sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon says hunters discovered the aircraft wreckage Thursday morning. He told the Reno Gazette Journal the pilot...

Nevada seeks to restart lawsuit over US plutonium shipment

Oct. 17, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for Nevada and the U.S. Energy Department are accusing each other of contradicting their own past arguments as the state seeks to restart a legal challenge to force the government to remove weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped last year to a site near Las Vegas. A federal...

Sparks man, 37, was victim in fatal Reno shooting

Oct. 16, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County medical examiner's office has identified a 37-year-old man who was fatally shot last week southwest of downtown Reno. He was Christopher Dressler of Sparks. The cause and manner of death are still pending. Reno police are looking for a suspect or suspects in the shooting...

Homebuyer activity strong in Reno-Sparks; supply shrinking

Oct. 15, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Homebuyer activity remains strong in the Reno-Sparks area, but new listings are down and the active inventory of housing units also is shrinking. The Reno Gazette Journal reports the median price for an existing single-family home in Reno-Sparks continued to hover close to the $400,000...