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Nevada man, 72, guilty of murder; stabbed victim 250 times

Aug. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County jury has convicted a 72-year-old man of first-degree murder in the February killing of an elderly man he stabbed at least 250 times. Ralph Goad faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing set for Oct. 2. The Washoe District Court jury...

Experts: Burning Man playa dust not serious health concern

Aug. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn't shine. But experts say it doesn't appear to pose any significant health risk to those who inhale it during the annual...

Longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman sues Nevada

Aug. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman in U.S. history has sued Nevada and could receive up to $3.5 million under a state law signed this year. Cathy Woods, 68, filed a lawsuit Tuesday after spending 35 years behind bars for the 1976 murder of a Reno college student, The Las Vegas...

Nevada will seek new court order to remove plutonium

Aug. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada isn't giving up its push to get the Trump administration to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas last year, learning from an appeals court defeat and planning a challenge that gets to the heart of the fight. State Attorney General Aaron...

Court rules for US in fight over Nevada plutonium shipment

Aug. 13, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Nevada in a battle with the U.S. government over its secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas but the state's attorney general says the fight isn't over yet. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

The Latest: Nevada AG says plutonium fight will continue

Aug. 13, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denying Nevada's appeal in a battle with the U.S. government over secret shipments of plutonium (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Nevada's attorney general says he'll continue to pursue all legal options to block unlawful shipments of...

Nevada students to live in hotel-casino after dorm blast

Aug. 1, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno, signed a $21.7 million lease agreement Thursday to house 1,300 students at a hotel-casino for the coming school year after a natural gas explosion in July forced two dorms to close. Students will live in single and double rooms in a non-gambling hotel tower...

Unopened 1987 Nintendo video game could sell for $10,000

Jul. 31, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unopened copy of a 1987 cult-classic video game that a Nevada man found in the attic of his childhood home is expected to sell for up to $10,000 at an online auction. The boxed game cartridge of Nintendo's "Kid Icarus" was still in the bag with the receipt for $38.45 from J.C. Penney's...

Nevada jury being picked for biker club racketeering trial

Jul. 29, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Echoes and chaos of a deadly 2011 shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in a northern Nevada casino are set to be retold in a Las Vegas federal courtroom in coming weeks, during a racketeering trial of eight Vagos members charged with being part of a broad criminal enterprise in several...

Morikawa the latest college player to win on PGA Tour

Jul. 28, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Just over two months since Collin Morikawa graduated from Cal, he's headed to the PGA Tour's version of final exams. So far, he is passing every test. Morikawa capped off a dream summer Sunday when he birdied the last three holes and rallied to win the Barracuda Championship, making him...