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Renown, Tesla, Panasonic top county list of virus job sites

Sep. 29, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Tesla battery factory where Tesla and Panasonic employees work east of Reno, and Renown Regional Medical Center are the job sites where the most coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Washoe County since June, health officials said Monday. Meanwhile, Nevada’s COVID-19...

911 service outages reported in parts of Arizona and Nevada

Sep. 29, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities said 911 service was down throughout parts of northern and southern Arizona and Nevada for a brief time Monday night and the cause wasn't immediately clear. In Nevada, Reno police said the cause of the outages was under investigation after 911 was down in the Washoe County, Reno...

Donald Trump Jr. to campaign in Sparks on Wednesday

Sep. 26, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. plans to stump for his father's re-election in northern Nevada next week. President Donald Trump's campaign says his son plans an appearance in Sparks Wednesday at Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment. The president drew large crowds in Nevada earlier this month during...

Nevada woman accused of bitcoin murder-for-hire plot

Sep. 26, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal grand jury in California has indicted a Nevada woman accused of trying to hire a hit man on the internet for $5,000 in bitcoin to kill her ex-husband. Kristy Lynn Felkins, 36, of Fallon, is accused of communicating with someone in 2016 on a website that purported to offer...

This photo taken Sept. 20, 2020 shows volunteers with the Reno Burrito Project fashioning burritos for free distribution at spots around Reno. Thirty to 35 pounds of ground beef are used a week to make about 200 burritos. (Andrew Mendez/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

AP Exchange: Homeless food project started with 4 burritos

Sep. 26, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a handful of spots around Reno where homeless folks gather — the old bus station, City Plaza, David Taylor Park, along the Truckee River — free burritos are creating community. The wraps sheathed in foil come courtesy of the Reno Burrito Project, a group founded by Blaize...

This photo by Yasmina Chavez of the Las Vegas Sun, of vehicles lined up to enter the snow-covered Red Rock Canyon following some cold and rainy weather on Dec. 27, 2019, won Photo of the Year honors from the Nevada Press Association Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Las Vegas Review-Journal wins NPA’s general excellence award

Sep. 25, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Press Association released its complete list of 2020 award winners on Thursday and the Las Vegas Review-Journal won the General Excellence Award in the urban category. Review-Journal reporter Arthur Kane won outstanding journalist and photographer L.E. Baskow won visual...

Reno police shooting of armed man in 2019 ruled justified

Sep. 25, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A prosecutor in Nevada has ruled a shooting by a Reno police officer of a repeat felon who ran from a stolen vehicle, fell to the ground and pointed a stolen gun at the officer in 2019 a justified use of deadly force. Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks on Friday cleared Officer...

Nevada man gets 15 years in prison for stalking woman

Sep. 25, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to stalking a female acquaintance while on parole for a similar crime that happened in Las Vegas. The Washoe County District Attorney's office in Reno announced the sentence for 28-year-old Donald Eugene Jackson...

Russian pleads not guilty in foiled Tesla ransomware plot

Sep. 24, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Russian citizen accused of offering a Tesla employee $1 million to enable a ransomware attack at the electric car company's plant in Nevada denied wrongdoing Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. “I'm not guilty," Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov said in response to a charge of...

Nevada COVID-19 positivity rises after month-long decline

Sep. 24, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Likely spurred by increased exposures to the coronavirus at social gatherings during the Labor Day weekend, Nevada’s statewide daily positivity rate for COVID-19 is on an upward trend after a steady decline over the past month, health officials say. A recent surge in Washoe County...