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3 suspects arrested minutes after Carson City armed robbery

Sep. 21, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State troopers have arrested three suspects in an armed robbery at a Best Buy in Carson City. The troopers stopped the suspects' car in Reno near U.S. Interstate 580 on Monday just eight minutes after the robbery was reported in Carson City, the Nevada...

Republican Dean Heller announces run for governor of Nevada

Sep. 20, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Dean Heller announced plans to run for governor in Nevada, declaring Monday that he would oppose state mandates on masks and vaccines and tighten voting laws if elected to lead the battleground state. Heller has historically...

Dean Heller to enter governor's race in battleground Nevada

Sep. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022. His entrance into the race in the battleground state adds a...

First flames, then fees: Tahoe evacuees report price gouging

Sep. 03, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — As fearful Lake Tahoe residents packed up belongings and fled a raging wildfire burning toward the California-Nevada border, some encountered an unexpected obstacle: price gouging. A rideshare company quoted a fee of more than $1,500 to be...

Smoke from California wildfires closes Reno schools again

Aug. 24, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Schools in the Reno area of northern Nevada were closed Tuesday for a second straight day as smoke from massive wildfires burning in neighboring California caused hazardous air quality. The Washoe County School District serves 67,000 students in Reno,...

Teen's 'Remembrance Run' from tribal school stirs emotions

Aug. 24, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — The significance of his “Remembrance Run” didn’t sink in until Ku Stevens was finishing up the two-day, 50-mile (80-kilometer) trek across the high desert from Carson City to Yerington to honor the memories of ancestors who were removed from their families and...

Teen's 'Remembrance Run' from tribal school stirs emotions

Aug. 23, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — The significance of his “Remembrance Run” didn’t sink in until Ku Stevens was finishing up the two-day, 50-mile (80-kilometer) trek across the high desert from Carson City to Yerington to honor the memories of ancestors who were removed from their families and...

Fire smoke blanketing northern Nevada delays school starts

Aug. 17, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School District on Tuesday pushed back school start times two hours due to weather conditions as smoke from wildfires across the California border blanketed the Reno-Sparks area. The district said winds forecasted by the...

Historic V&T Railway resuming for first time in 18 months

Aug. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — It’s all aboard the Virginia & Truckee Railway later this month — with masks mandatory — for the first time in 18 months on the historic Engine No. 18 and passenger cars offering roundtrip rides from Carson City to Virginia City. The...

Nevada officials hit impasse over coyote killing contests

Aug. 11, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — After years of attempts to devise rules on coyote killing contests, a policy has yet to materialize in Nevada, where Department of Wildlife commissioners said last week that they are getting less hopeful about finding a solution that hunters and conservationists...