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Clerks complete recount of Nevada Republican governor's race

Jul. 02, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — County election officials wrapped up a two-day statewide recount of ballots in the Nevada GOP primary for governor Friday and the outcome did not appear to change in the state's two most populous counties, showing second-place finisher Joey Gilbert losing to Clark County Sheriff...

Defense seeks to toss murder charge in Nevada kidnap-killing

Jul. 01, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager are seeking to dismiss the murder charge by arguing he can’t be tried in Lyon County because she was killed in a neighboring county. Troy Driver's public defenders filed the motion to...

Nevada GOP governor candidate to pay for statewide recount

Jun. 29, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A candidate for Nevada governor who lost this month's Republican primary election by just over 11 percentage points, or nearly 26,000 votes, will pay for a statewide recount after he objected to the outcome and made numerous unproven claims about the election process. ...

Nevadan pleads guilty to conspiracy, assault at U.S. Capitol

Jun. 27, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year-old Las Vegas man faces up to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to conspiracy and assault charges in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Prosecutors say Nathaniel DeGrave and two others arrested in connection with...

Nevada man sentenced for assault on Vegas-Seattle flight

Jun. 27, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 41-year-old Nevada man has been ordered to serve six months home confinement and pay more than $49,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to assault and interference with crew members during a 2019 flight from Seattle to Las Vegas. David Parkhurst of...

Washoe County offers legal aid to harassed county employees

Jun. 25, 2022 03:53 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County has established a legal assistance fund for county employees who've been unfairly attacked or harassed in public as tempers increasingly flare during hostile confrontations over election procedures and other controversies. The legal and personal...

Last Nevada county approves primary results after hand count

Jun. 25, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Counties across Nevada on Friday certified the last outstanding results of the state’s June 14 primary election after critics questioned the tallies by describing their own experiences at the polls and repeating conspiracy theories that nearly derailed certification in New...

Nevada gambling license approved for new Sparks casino

Jun. 23, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State regulators have approved a gambling license for the first newly constructed casino in the Reno-Sparks area more than two decades. The Nevada Gaming Commission voted Thursday to approve the license sought by Las Vegas-based Olympia Gaming for the Legends Bay...

Rural Nevada county delays approving primary vote results

Jun. 23, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elected officials in one rural Nevada county decided Thursday to postpone until Friday certifying results of the 317 ballots cast in their jurisdiction during the state’s June 14 primary election. The decision in Esmeralda County, the least populous county in the...

Nevada Supreme Court ruling shakes up groundwater rights

Jun. 22, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Supreme Court ruling on Thursday has set new precedent for how the state can manage groundwater in areas with severe drought. In a 4-3 ruling issued Thursday to settle a water dispute in Diamond Valley, a rural Eureka County farm area, the court said...