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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak discusses measures to help the public with housing stability amid the COVID-19 public health crisis at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, Sunday, March 29, 2020. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, Pool)

Nevada virus deaths nearly double in 3 days; travel advisory

Mar. 31, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a travel advisory Tuesday urging self-quarantines for visitors and residents returning to Nevada as the state's coronavirus death toll reached 26, nearly double what it was three days ago. Statewide deaths — 23 in the Las Vegas area and three in Washoe...

FILE - This March 1, 2010, file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a greater sage grouse male strutting to attract a mate at a lek, or mating ground, near Bridgeport, Calif. Two years after a U.S. judge ordered the Trump administration to reconsider its refusal to protect sage grouse populations along the California-Nevada line, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has again decided against listing the bi-state grouse as threatened or endangered. (Jeannie Stafford/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

Feds refuse again to list bi-state grouse along state line

Mar. 30, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two years after a U.S. judge ordered the Trump administration to reconsider its refusal to protect sage grouse populations along the California-Nevada line, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has again decided against listing the bi-state grouse as threatened or endangered. The bi-state...

Nevada distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitizer

Mar. 29, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Several alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current coronavirus shutdowns are turning their attention to another product to help soothe customers. They're combining their key ingredient — ethanol, which kills germs — with aloe vera or other chemicals...

Las Vegas man accused of threatening to kill congresswoman

Mar. 27, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has set a preliminary hearing next month for a 47-year-old Las Vegas man accused of threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev. Louis Damato made his initial court appearance on two felony charges Friday via video with a U.S. magistrate. Damato was arrested at a...

This undated photo provided by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows Sgt. Ben Jenkins, 47, a medal of valor winner who was shot and killed by a motorist early Friday, March 27, 2020, on U.S. 93 near Ely, Nevada. (Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)

Highway patrol sergeant slain in northeast Nevada; man held

Mar. 27, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran highway patrol sergeant was shot and killed a little before dawn Friday on a highway in a remote area of northeastern Nevada, and a 65-year-old man who fled with his uniform and patrol vehicle was arrested several hours later, authorities said. Sgt. Ben Jenkins, 47, died in the...

Charges dropped for topless protesters at Sanders NV rally

Mar. 27, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Criminal charges have been dropped in Nevada against three topless protesters who were arrested at a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in Carson City in February. The three animal-protection activists from California were arrested Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor...

FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Wilber Martinez Guzman, from El Salvador, appears in Washoe District Court room in Reno, Nev. The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday, March 26, 2020, that Washoe County prosecutors lack jurisdictional authority, at least for now, to prosecute a Salvadoran immigrant in Reno for two of the four killings that he's accused of committing outside the county. The high court ordered Judge Connie Steinheimer to reconsider her refusal to dismiss some of the charges accusing Wilber Martinez Guzman of going on a six-day killing rampage in northern Nevada in January 2019. (Andy Barron/Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File)

Nevada Supreme Court puts immigrant killings case on hold

Mar. 27, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Washoe County prosecutors lack jurisdictional authority — at least for now — to prosecute a Salvadoran immigrant in Reno for two of the four killings that he's accused of committing outside the county. The high court ordered Judge Connie...

Doctors and healthcare workers with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine suit up in personal protective equipment before taking patients at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Las Vegas. UNLV Medicine, the clinical arm of the UNLV School of Medicine, started conducting COVID-19 testing by appointment for people who meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Nevada coronavirus deaths climb to 10; include 1st under 50

Mar. 26, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The coronavirus has claimed 10 lives in Nevada, including the first person younger than 50, state health officials said Thursday. The four new deaths confirmed Thursday were the most in a single day. They included a man from Clark County in his 30s with underlying medical conditions,...

Workers clean and disinfect playground equipment due to the coronavirus outbreak at a park Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Some Nevada shelters close, sheriff reports no virus cases

Mar. 25, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 524-bed Las Vegas homeless shelter closed and health officials began screening untold numbers of people who used it and a nearby city relief facility, after a homeless person was diagnosed with the new coronavirus, health officials said Wednesday. City officials, who passed laws recently...

Arson suspect accused of five downtown Reno trash bin fires

Mar. 24, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have arrested a 62-year-old arson suspect accused of starting five fires in trash cans and dumpsters in less than an hour, including one that damaged a downtown motel. Morris Snead was booked into the Washoe County Jail on Monday on seven counts of third-degree arson. He was...