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Nevada school police officers to wear body cameras in August

Jan. 18, 2020 3:53 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — School police officers will start wearing body cameras after the school board approved a contract to purchase the equipment, Nevada district officials said. Washoe County School District police officers are expected to start wearing the cameras in August after school board members...

‘Elvis’ plates in other states take toll on Nevada man

Jan. 18, 2020 12:39 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Elvis nearly cost a Nevada retiree a king’s ransom. Almost everyone has a horror story about the frustrations of government bureaucracy. James Mensinger, 82, lived through a nightmare that nearly needed an act of Congress, or at least the help of a U.S. senator, to resolve. It...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012, file photo, a snowboarder drops into a canyon at Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Authorities say one person has died and one person is seriously injured, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, after an avalanche at the Northern California ski resort. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

Avalanche at Lake Tahoe resort kills 1 skier, injures 1

Jan. 17, 2020 9:30 PM EST

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — A man killed in an avalanche at a Lake Tahoe ski resort on Friday was remembered as an avid skier familiar with the picturesque mountains along the northern California and Nevada border. Cole Comstock, 34, of Blairsden, California, was caught in the avalanche that seriously...

Chains required on I-80, 2 feet of snow above Lake Tahoe

Jan. 17, 2020 1:56 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Chain restrictions remain in effect on U.S. Interstate 80 after a winter storm dumped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow on the top of some ski resorts around Lake Tahoe. Chains were required Friday on all but four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on a 50-mile (80-kilometer)...

This Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, photo provided by Sabra Newby shows a pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nev., and discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said. Reno City Manager Sabra Newby tweeted about the bird, saying it's quirky and fun but still inhumane, KOLO-TV reported. It is the first known sighting of hat-wearing birds in the region, Washoe County Regional Animal Services officials said. The sighting comes after a pigeon in Las Vegas with a miniature cowboy hat glued to its head died earlier this week, animal officials said. (Sabra Newby via AP)

Pigeon wearing tiny sombrero discovered in Reno

Jan. 17, 2020 9:13 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nevada, was discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said. Reno City Manager Sabra Newby tweeted about the bird Wednesday, saying it's quirky and fun but still inhumane, KOLO-TV reported. It is...

Burning Man tax documents show big expenses, hefty salaries

Jan. 17, 2020 2:59 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — While money may not be welcome in the economy of Black Rock City, money is necessary to create the city. It took more than $44 million to run the Burning Man Project and erect the arts metropolis in the Black Rock Desert in 2018, according to the Burning Man Project's most recent tax...

State offices close as heavy snow, 116 mph wind slams Sierra

Jan. 16, 2020 9:11 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Sierra storm packing heavy snow and winds gusting up to 116 mph (186 kph) prompted an avalanche warning Thursday in the mountains above Lake Tahoe, halted interstate traffic and closed schools and state offices in Nevada. Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered the early closure of state government...

Harrah's Reno sold; plans for non-gambling mixed-use remodel

Jan. 16, 2020 5:34 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Harrah's Reno has been sold to an affiliate of a Las Vegas investment firm with plans to turn the long-time hotel-casino into a non-gambling property with apartments, office space and retail stores. Caesars Entertainment confirmed the sale of the iconic downtown hotel-casino dating to the...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, F-35C Lightning IIs, attached to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets attached to the Naval Aviation Warfighter Development Center (NAWDC) fly over Naval Air Station Fallon's (NASF) Range Training Complex near Fallon, Nev. The U.S. Navy has concluded no significant environmental harm would result from its proposed tripling of the size of a Nevada bombing training range opposed by neighboring tribes, conservationists and at least one Democratic presidential candidate. (Lt. Cmdr. Darin Russell/U.S. Navy via AP, File)

Navy review backs planned expansion of Nevada bombing range

Jan. 16, 2020 1:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has concluded no significant environmental harm would come from its proposed tripling of the size of a Nevada bombing training range, a massive expansion opposed by neighboring tribes, conservationists and at least one Democratic presidential candidate. Adding more than...

Winter storm warning Thursday for Lake Tahoe, heavy snow

Jan. 15, 2020 8:36 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter storm warning for the Lake Tahoe area, where as much as 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow is possible on the Sierra crest by Thursday night. The warning is in effect Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The service says up to a foot (30...