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Nevada board rejects proposal to ban coyote killing contests

Nov. 06, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada state regulatory board has narrowly voted against banning contests that give cash or other awards to hunters for killing coyotes. The regulation was rejected by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commission on a 5-4 vote Friday. It would have...

Body of possible homicide victim identified as Elko woman

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The body of a possible homicide victim found in a rural area northeast of Elko has been identified as an Elko woman, the Elko County Sheriff's Office said. The body found by a hunter in the Coal Mine Canyon area about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast...

Hunter finds remote body; Elko sheriff suspects homicide

Oct. 22, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an apparent homicide in northeast Nevada after a hunter found a decomposing body in a remote area in northeast of Elko. Detectives identified the victim as a female after they were called to the scene in Coal Mine...

Vegas felon with violent record arrested in Elko robbery

Oct. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A felon who severed several years in prison for a 2010 shooting at a Las Vegas park has been arrested in Montana as a suspect in an attack this summer on a California couple who was beaten and robbed of $25,000 in jewelry at a convenience store in Elko. ...

No jail in plea deal for Elko vehicular manslaughter on I-80

Oct. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko County woman agreed to a plea bargain deal that will keep her out of jail in the death of a 65-year-old woman struck and killed by a car at a gas station in Elko last year near Interstate 80. Lauren Allen of Spring Creek...

Elko woman guilty of 2nd degree-murder in daughter's death

Oct. 15, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko County woman has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her adult daughter after prosecutors say she “snapped” and strangled the 24-year-old with autism because of pent up emotional stress from serving as her primary caregiver for decades. ...

First Nevada pot dispensary on Idaho line cleared to open

Oct. 08, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The first Nevada marijuana store on the Idaho border has been cleared to open in the rural Elko County town of Jackpot. Despite opposition from county commissioners in Idaho, the Elko County Commission unanimously approved a business license for the...

The Latest: NY teacher vaccine mandate temporarily blocked

Sep. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge days before it was to take effect. The mandate for the the nation’s largest school system was set to go into...

Nevada hospital calls on residents to take COVID precautions

Sep. 25, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A hospital in rural northeastern Nevada is pleading with residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and to take other precautions to help slow the spread of the coronavirus to “keep our healthcare system from being overrun." The Northeastern Nevada...

With 2nd fatality, BASE jumpers urged to pick another spot

Sep. 24, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials are asking BASE jumpers to find safer locations to engage in the extreme sport than a northern Nevada canyon where a second man wearing a wingsuit has died after jumping from the same spot in recent months. The Elko County...