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Nevada judge considers defense motions in quadruple killings

May. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with killing four people urged a judge on Monday to dismiss some of the charges and throw out his confession, citing procedural errors. Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman faces murder, burglary and weapons charges in the deaths of four people in...

Nevada prosecutors defend handling of quadruple murder case

May. 9, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors are defending their handling of a confession presented to a Nevada grand jury that indicted a Salvadoran immigrant on murder charges in the killing of four people in January. They're also providing more details about why they believe they have the authority to try him in one...

Genealogy site, DNA used to help solve decades-old murder

May. 7, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forensic genealogists followed a trail built on decades-old DNA evidence to help identify a woman whose body was found near a Lake Tahoe hiking trail in 1982 and her killer who confessed to three other murders, investigators said Tuesday. Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced he...

Correction: Destined to Burn-New Homes story

May. 7, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a story April 27 about residents in rural areas preparing for wildfires that was distributed by The Associated Press, the Reno Gazette Journal erroneously spelled the names of a couple quoted in the story. They are Laura and Ed Heneveld. A corrected version of the story is below: Tahoe...

Correction: Miss USA story

May. 3, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a story May 2 about Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst winning the Miss USA competition, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Kryst was 27 years old. She is 28. A corrected version of the story is below: North Carolina lawyer Cheslie Kryst named Miss USA 2019 A 28-year-old...

The Latest: Lawyer from North Carolina wins Miss USA 2019

May. 2, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada (all times local, PDT): 7:05 p.m. Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina has been crowned Miss USA 2019. Alejandra Gonzalez of New Mexico was the first-runner up, and Oklahoma's Triana Browne the second-runner up during the competition Thursday...

US: Nevada has 'remarkable' disregard for national security

May. 2, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada has displayed "remarkable" disregard for national security in its continued legal battle over the secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The department has urged a federal judge to dismiss the...

Energy Department says it will remove plutonium from Nevada

Apr. 30, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is pledging to expedite the removal of weapons-grade plutonium secretly hauled to Nevada last year as the state and Trump administration remain locked in a court battle about whether the shipment was legal. The Energy Department intends to start removing...

Lawyer for man accused of 4 Nevada murders seeks dismissals

Apr. 29, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders says Washoe County prosecutors have no authority to try him in Reno for two killings that occurred outside the county and that his confession should be thrown out of court. Public Defender John Arrascada told a judge...

The Latest: Biden: Charlottesville was epiphany on 2020 run

Apr. 26, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden says the events in Charlottesville were an "epiphany" to him because he had never seen anything like it in his lifetime. Video of Biden's remarks on Thursday...