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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections is Alexander Christopher Ewing, who is serving an 8-to-40 year sentence for a 1984 escape from custody and ax handle attack on a couple in the Las Vegas area. Nevada's Supreme Court has ordered Ewing, who is in prison in Carson City, Nev., since 1985, transferred to Colorado to face charges of killing four people with a hammer more than 30 years ago. Ewing is wanted in Colorado on murder charges in the deaths of a woman and three members of a family in suburban Denver in 1984. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Nevada court sending inmate to Colorado in 4 hammer killings

Feb. 22, 2020 5:16 PM EST

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Nevada's Supreme Court has ordered a prisoner transferred to Colorado to face charges of killing four people with a hammer more than 30 years ago. Alexander Christopher Ewing is wanted in Colorado on murder charges in the deaths of a woman and three members of a family in suburban...

Carson City supervisors OK hemp-growing moratorium

Feb. 21, 2020 2:58 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Applications for cannabis projects in Nevada's capital city were halted under a temporary moratorium by officials while a policy on hemp growing inside city limits is drafted. The Board of Supervisors placed a moratorium on growing the crop in Carson City on Thursday, the Nevada...

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gives his thumbs-up after speaking during a campaign event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (James H. Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival's aggressive loyalists

Feb. 17, 2020 11:11 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg all went after billionaire Mike Bloomberg and made...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., smiles during his campaign event in Carson City, Nev., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

One thing unites establishment Democrats: Fear of Sanders

Feb. 17, 2020 8:33 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of Democratic lawmakers, union officials, state leaders and party strategists agree that Bernie Sanders is a risky nominee to put up against President Donald Trump. There's less agreement about whether — and how — to stop him. Critics of the Vermont senator,...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Clark County Democratic Party

The Latest: Nevada's lieutenant governor endorses Biden

Feb. 16, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST): 3:30 p.m. Joe Biden has picked up another endorsement from a top Nevada politician, with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall announcing that she will back the former vice president’s White House bid. Marshall joins two of the...

Nevada court hears arguments on Legislature lawyers question

Feb. 12, 2020 7:56 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court justices are considering whether lawyers for the Legislature can defend Democratic lawmakers in a lawsuit filed by Republican colleagues. Chief Justice Kristina Pickering promised Tuesday that the court will rule as quickly as possible in what could be a...

Democrat Steyer campaigning across Nevada, 7 stops in 3 days

Feb. 11, 2020 7:05 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer has launched a statewide bus tour in the early caucus state of Nevada with seven campaign stops over three days from Reno to Las Vegas. The California billionaire who has spent millions of dollars on television ads and campaign mailers in Nevada...

Nevada prison inmate serving life for murder dies at age 85

Feb. 6, 2020 8:14 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An 85-year-old Nevada prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder has died behind bars, and authorities said Thursday they were still seeking to notify next-of-kin. Allen Battenfield died Jan. 31 at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City, the state Department of...

Head of U.S. Mint to join Carson City Mint 150th celebration

Feb. 3, 2020 3:24 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The director of the U.S. Mint is expected to give the keynote address Tuesday during the 150th anniversary celebration of the Carson City Mint, which began producing coins from the silver and gold ore of the nearby Comstock Lode on Feb. 4, 1870. U.S. Mint Director David Ryder is...

Murder trial set for Carson Indian Colony killing Dec. 2019

Jan. 28, 2020 8:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 51-year-old member of a Nevada tribe has been ordered to stand trial in federal court in Reno in April for murder in the killing of a man on the Carson Indian Colony in December 2019. Steve Bryan is accused of shooting 23-year-old Kyle Sullivan Bryan in the head with a rifle at the...