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Judge hikes bail for Army vet accused of threat to synagogue

Feb. 01, 2023 15:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A courtroom outburst by a man accused of telephoning threats to “shoot up” a Southern Nevada synagogue prompted a judge to increase his bail on Wednesday, despite the man’s father’s account that his son is a military veteran with “a mental issue” resulting from head...

3 more suspects arrested in last week's Carson City shooting

Feb. 01, 2023 15:41 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Carson City sheriff’s deputies have arrested three more suspects in last week's gang-related shooting that involved at least a half-dozen teenagers, including two who were injured — one critically. Deputies investigating the Jan. 24 shooting took three...

Oregon kidnapping suspect dies of self-inflicted gunshot

Feb. 01, 2023 15:16 PM EST

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon — a man who spent little time behind bars for a similar crime in Nevada — died after shooting himself during a standoff with heavily armed police, authorities said. Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died at a...

Woman killed, man burned in camper fire northeast of Elko

Feb. 01, 2023 14:18 PM EST

ELBURZ, Nev. (AP) — A woman has been killed and a man badly burned in a camp trailer fire near U.S. Interstate 80 in rural northeast Nevada. The man who was being treated Wednesday in a burn unit at a Utah hospital told sheriff's deputies the woman was trapped inside the camper...

Nevada upends No. 22 San Diego State 75-66

Feb. 01, 2023 02:26 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jarod Lucas scored 26 points and Will Baker had 19 points and eight rebounds as Nevada beat No. 22 San Diego State 75-66 on Tuesday night. Kenan Blackshear added 18 points and seven assists for the Wolf Pack (17-6, 7-3 Mountain West Conference), who won their...

Rice scores 22, Boise State tops Air Force 59-52

Jan. 31, 2023 23:39 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Max Rice scored 22 points and Boise State beat Air Force 59-52 on Tuesday night. Rice added seven rebounds for the Broncos (18-5, 8-2 Mountain West Conference). Marcus Shaver Jr. scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds. Tyson Degenhart had nine...

'Dances With Wolves' actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case

Jan. 31, 2023 22:42 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police on Tuesday arrested and raided the home of a former “Dances With Wolves” actor turned alleged cult leader accused of sexually assaulting young Indigenous girls during a period spanning two decades, according to police records obtained by The Associated...

Nevada says Tesla's possible tax breaks stay secret, for now

Jan. 31, 2023 21:46 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The details of any potential tax breaks for Tesla's $3.6 billion expansion of its Nevada factory will remain secret until late February, under a nondisclosure agreement that state officials signed with the electric carmaker. The governor's economic development...

Reports say 2022 was good for Nevada casinos, Vegas tourism

Jan. 31, 2023 18:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The year 2022 was good for gambling and tourism in Nevada, where winnings at casinos statewide set calendar year records and Las Vegas visitor tallies nearly reached levels before the coronavirus pandemic. “Las Vegas enjoyed a robust recovery trajectory across...

GM conditionally OKs $650M Nevada lithium mine investment

Jan. 31, 2023 18:17 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — General Motors Co. has conditionally agreed to invest $650 million in Lithium Americas Corp. in a deal that will give GM exclusive access to the first phase of a mine planned near the Nevada-Oregon line with the largest known source of lithium in the U.S. The...