Latest Nevada News

Virus-related travel decline hits Las Vegas helicopter tours

Sep. 20, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The plummeting of international travel in the wake of COVID-19 has put dozens of helicopter tour pilots and staffers out of work in southern Nevada. Several companies known for scenic tour flights to the Las Vegas Strip and Grand Canyon have cut significant slices of their staff to mirror...

Massive damage of rare plants probed at Nevada mine site

Sep. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious mine site in Nevada with some of the largest untapped lithium deposits in the world. The Australian...

Raiders list Brown, Young, Kwiatkoski as doubtful

Sep. 19, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders could once again be without their top two right tackles for this week’s game against New Orleans. The Raiders listed starter Trent Brown and backup Sam Young as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Saints. Brown played one series of the opener...

Nevada governor orders half-staff flag honor for Ginsburg

Sep. 19, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

CARSON CTTY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered that flags at all public buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sisolak's order issued Saturday requires that the honor continue until sunset on the day of her interment....

Nevada reports 323 additional COVID cases, four more deaths

Sep. 19, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials on Saturday reported 323 additional COVID-19 cases in Nevada along with four additional deaths, increasing the statewide totals to 75,419 cases and 1,528 deaths. Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by The Associated Press showed that seven-day rolling averages of...

Reno police investigating 'suspicious death' of child

Sep. 19, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are investigating a child's death that was considered suspicious. Police determined the death was suspicious after emergency personnel responded to a medical call about an unresponsive child at a residence Friday night, Lt. Anthony Elges said. Police were trying “to...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's virus revisionism; Biden on the hoax

Sep. 19, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of mass death and sickness, what could possibly count as a success story against the pandemic? President Donald Trump would have you believe Americans are already living that success story, even as the death toll approaches 200,000 and infections spread by the tens of...

Fruit cups are stacked on a shelf at the Serving Our Kids Foundation warehouse in Henderson, Nev., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The volunteer program that started small, supplying bags of food to 20 students at one Las Vegas-area school 14 years ago, has become a nonprofit supplying weekend meals for about 3,800 students at 80 southern Nevada schools. (Steve Marcus /Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Volunteers find big need for student weekend meals in Vegas

Sep. 19, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-area program that started small, supplying food to 20 students at one school 14 years ago, has grown into a nonprofit that provides weekend meals for about 3,800 students at 80 southern Nevada schools. Serving Our Kids Executive Director Dale Darcas said that when he asked...

Parts of now smoky rural Nevada lack government air monitors

Sep. 18, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has been largely spared from the blazes roaring through the West; the state is currently experiencing no active wildfires. But wildfire smoke — full of particulate matter and metals from scorched houses and forests — has cloaked much of the state, forcing...

Indian passengers queue up to test for COVID-19 at a facility erected at a railway station to screen people coming from outside the city, in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. India's coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. India is expected to have the highest number of confirmed cases within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.67 million people have been infected. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

Sep. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with coronavirus infections as case numbers continue to increase at the Boulder campus. The Denver Post reported that the university said in an email to affected students...