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Energy secretary may speed plutonium removal from Nevada

Mar. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has committed to expediting the removal of weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped to a site in Nevada last year if she agrees to stop blocking appointments to vacant positions in his department. But it's not clear...

APNewsBreak: Police say Salvadoran suspect killed for meth

Mar. 21, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. The detective told the grand jury, which indicted Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman...

Salvadoran pleads not guilty to 4 northern Nevada murders

Mar. 19, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed four people in Nevada in January. Wilber Martinez-Guzman entered the pleas to four counts of open murder at his arraignment in Washoe County District Court on Tuesday. He also pleaded...

Death penalty sought for Salvadoran in Nevada killings

Mar. 14, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they will seek the death penalty against a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who has been charged with killing four people in Nevada, including an elderly couple. Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman is being prosecuted in Reno after authorities...

The Latest: Death penalty sought against Salvadoran

Mar. 14, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges against a Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who is accused of killing four people in Nevada (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Prosecutors in Nevada say they'll seek the death penalty for a Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who is charged with...

Nevada wants plutonium removed as court fight proceeds

Mar. 12, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada is asking a federal appeals court to order the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked to a site near Las Vegas last year until the court decides whether the move was legal. The request comes in an increasingly combative legal battle...

Martin twins lead No. 17 Nevada over SDSU 83-51

Mar. 10, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

RENO, Nevada (AP) — Nevada honored its seniors in the Wolf Pack's final regular-season game — and the upperclassmen delivered an impressive victory. Caleb Martin scored 25 points and twin brother Cody added 14 to lead No. 17 Nevada to an 81-53 rout of San Diego State on Saturday night that clinched...

Nevada cites US warnings in bid to block plutonium shipments

Mar. 6, 2019 3:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's latest bid to block incoming shipments of weapons-grade plutonium points to the U.S. Energy Department's own scientific warnings about the dangers of prematurely moving the highly radioactive material out of South Carolina. State lawyers say in briefs filed this week with the 9th...

The Latest: Northern California river floods 2,000 buildings

Feb. 28, 2019 5:55 AM EST

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on winter storms slamming western U.S. states (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A Northern California river that surged over its banks after days of rain has flooded some 2,000 homes, businesses and other buildings. Sonoma County spokeswoman Briana Khan says the Russian...

Northern California river floods 2,000 buildings

Feb. 28, 2019 5:14 AM EST

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California river flooded 2,000 homes, businesses and other buildings and left two communities virtual islands after days of stormy weather, officials said Wednesday. The towns of Guerneville and Monte Rio were hardest hit by water pouring from the Russian River, which...