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Judge: Trump administration illegally withdrew bird listing

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the Trump administration acted illegally in 2020 when it withdrew an earlier proposal to list as threatened a hen-sized bird found only in the high desert along the California-Nevada line. It’s the latest development in the on-again,...

Nevada man who tortured, killed dogs denied early release

May. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who has served less than a third of his maximum 28-year prison sentence for killing and torturing dogs has been denied early release. The state parole board announced Monday it had denied Jason Brown's request in April for early release after...

Opening nears for Reno-Sparks' first new casino in 26 years

May. 15, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The operator of the world’s largest sportsbook in Las Vegas is expanding into northern Nevada this year as part of a collaboration with what will be the first new casino built in Reno-Sparks in more than a quarter century. Circa Sports secured a deal with...

Laxalt, Brown clash over voter fraud in GOP Senate race

May. 09, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican Senate hopefuls Adam Laxalt and Sam Brown clashed Monday over Laxalt’s performance as chairman of then-President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign in Nevada and whether he did enough to combat voter fraud when he was attorney general. Few philosophical...

Boater who died in weekend drowning at Topaz Lake identified

May. 09, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after drowning in Topaz Lake over the weekend. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports 32-year-old Jacques “Jack” Castaneda was confirmed Monday as Nevada's first boating-related death this year. The Nevada...

Body found in Pyramid Lake ID'ed as missing Sparks woman

May. 02, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a body found in Pyramid Lake as a missing Sparks woman. KOLO-TV in Reno reported Monday that the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the body discovered over the weekend is 70-year-old Diana Wong. ...

Nevada Assembly leader named new US Attorney in Las Vegas

Apr. 27, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is getting a new top federal prosecutor following the confirmation of Democratic state Assembly leader Jason Frierson as U.S. Attorney in Las Vegas. Democratic U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen hailed Frierson’s confirmation Wednesday,...

The Generator opens in Sparks with less Burning Man emphasis

Apr. 23, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Generator has a new space and a new mission. The arts and maker space reopened earlier this month after signing a 10-year lease with Foothill Partners, developer of the much anticipated Oddie District — a 187,000-square-foot mixed use space just east of...

5 Nevada governor hopefuls meet in GOP forum, hit Lombardo

Apr. 20, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Most of the five leading Republican candidates for Nevada governor who gathered Wednesday for a campaign forum in Las Vegas offered dire assessments of the state’s tourism-dependent economy, rising crime and struggling schools — and asked for votes for their visions to fix...

Sen. Cortez Masto has big cash advantage over GOP hopefuls

Apr. 19, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Senate race in Nevada is becoming expensive, with incumbent Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto holding a big financial advantage over two leading Republican hopefuls who each spent more than $1 million the first three months of 2022. Democratic incumbents...