Latest Nevada News

The Latest: California power cuts made over wildfire risk

Sep. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on power outages sparked by wildfire risks in California's Sierra Nevada (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Thousands of people in California's Sierra Nevada are still without electricity because of wildfire danger. Southern California Edison cut power Monday afternoon to...

Workers at Fiesta Henderson casino vote to join union

Sep. 17, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Workers at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel-Casino have voted to form a union. The Culinary Union, which represents about 60,000 bartenders, housekeepers, porters and more workers at Las Vegas' famed casinos, announced it would be representing more than 300 workers at the Fiesta Henderson....

Attorney asking for police gag order in UNLV student slaying

Sep. 16, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for a 21-year-old graduate student accused of killing his undergraduate ex-girlfriend asked a judge in North Las Vegas on Monday to prohibit police from talking about evidence in the case. Giovanni Ruiz's defense attorney, Gabriel Grasso, complained in a court filing...

Summer snow in Sierra; high winds damage plane near Reno

Sep. 16, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A strong Sierra cold front packing winds gusting up to 50 mph (80 kph) dropped the first snow of the season Monday in the mountains along the California-Nevada line and damaged a small airplane that was blown off the runway at an airport north of Reno. California transportation officials...

Accused killer in Fallon church shooting competent for trial

Sep. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada man accused of a shooting at a rural Mormon church that killed one man and wounded another during Sunday services has been ruled competent to stand trial. KOLO-TV reports two psychologists testified Monday in Churchill District Court in Fallon that recent exams found...

Biden's sister talks Violence Against Women Act in Nevada

Sep. 16, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sister and longtime political adviser of former Vice President Joe Biden met Monday with advocates for victims of domestic violence while in Nevada to campaign for her brother. Valerie Biden Owens toured a women and children's shelter in Las Vegas and held a discussion with advocates...

The Latest: Snow falling on I-80 on top of Sierra Nevada

Sep. 16, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a storm blowing into the Sierra Nevada (all times local, PDT): 1 p.m. It's still technically summer but snow is falling in the Sierra along the California-Nevada line. California transportation officials posted a photo on the Caltrans District 3 Twitter account shortly after...

The Latest: Lawyer seeks police gag in UNLV student killing

Sep. 16, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a court appearance by a university student accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend to death in North Las Vegas (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A lawyer for a 21-year-old graduate student accused of killing his ex-girlfriend wants a judge to prohibit police from...

Column: Truex and Pearn find comfortable fit with Gibbs team

Sep. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR's hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the most dominant. Then Barney Visser shuttered his Colorado-based team and the driver and crew chief were nearly...

Las Vegas tourist agency severs ties with embattled ex-chief

Sep. 16, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The government agency that promotes Las Vegas tourism has severed ties with its retired chief executive, who faces criminal allegations including theft of airline gift cards purchased with tax dollars. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority...