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Lessons learned from the fire that almost destroyed Tahoe

Nov. 28, 2021 04:11 AM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick trees that dot the mountainsides. Gray...

Nevada trooper shoots, wounds suspect in hit-and-run crash

Nov. 26, 2021 10:31 AM EST

RENIO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a hit-and-run suspect was hospitalized after being shot and wounded by a Nevada State Police trooper in an area between Reno and Carson City. The State Police said the incident occurred Wednesday when a trooper encountered the suspect...

Cash coming to Tahoe animal center where burned cub escaped

Nov. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Private donors' new pledge to match $500,000 in contributions for a $1 million-expansion at a Lake Tahoe wildlife rescue center is bringing smiles back to staff and volunteers, who have been on an emotional rollercoaster since a bear cub being treated for severe wildfire...

Settlement: Old toxic cables to be removed from Lake Tahoe

Nov. 25, 2021 15:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — AT&T’s Pac Bell subsidiary has settled a lawsuit conservationists filed under a U.S. law more typically cited in Superfund cases, agreeing to spend up to $1.5 million to remove 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) of toxic telephone cables that were abandoned on the bottom of...

Nevada Air Guard to deploy for overseas airlift mission

Nov. 23, 2021 13:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Members and aircraft from the Nevada Air National Guard are set to deploy following the Thanksgiving holiday for an overseas assignment with the military’s U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility. The Reno-based 152nd Airlift Wing, known as the...

Nevada prisons: 76% of corrections workers had vaccine shots

Nov. 22, 2021 09:09 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than three-fourths of the state's corrections workers are either partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to figures from the Nevada Department of Corrections. The state’s mandate starts to go into effect this month. The latest...

Sparks Democrat Julia Ratti resigns from Nevada Senate

Nov. 20, 2021 13:48 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Julia Ratti of Sparks has resigned from the Legislature. Ratti said Friday on Twitter that she was stepping down immediately because her family is moving out of her district and because she wants to simplify her life and focus on...

Hughes, Air Force beat Nevada 41-39 in 3OT

Nov. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — DeAndre Hughes rushed for a school-record 279 yards — scoring two touchdowns and adding a successful 2-point conversion run in the third overtime — to lift Air Force to a 41-39 victory over Nevada in Mountain West Conference play on Friday night....

State: COVID-19 boosters available to all Nevada adults

Nov. 19, 2021 19:21 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State health officials said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available for all Nevada adults. Third shots are recommended for those who received initial two-shot Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccines at least six months ago,...

Nevada student suing over university vaccination mandates

Nov. 18, 2021 22:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 19-year-old student who says he is immune from COVID-19 because he already had it is suing the University of Nevada, Reno, the governor and others over the state’s requirement that everyone, with few exceptions, show proof of vaccination in order to register for...