Latest Nevada Attorney General's Office News

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Leaders of a conservative advocacy group want quick action from a Nevada judge to block enactment of a statewide

Group seeks to block enactment of Nevada red flag gun law

Dec. 10, 2019 5:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A conservative advocacy group wants quick action from a Nevada judge to block a statewide red flag gun law allowing firearms to be taken from people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others. The group NevadansCAN is seeking an injunction against the law that is set to go into effect...

This undated photo provided by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office shows Charles Gary Sullivan, 73, of Flagstaff, Ariz., following his booking on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, into the Washoe County Jail in Reno, Nev. The auto dealer from Arizona is expected to plead not guilty in Reno in the cold-case killing of a California woman more than 40 years ago. (Washoe County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Lawyer: Arizona man wrongly accused in 1979 Nevada slaying

Dec. 9, 2019 6:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona auto dealer jailed in Reno and named by Nevada’s attorney general as the suspect in several slayings of women in Nevada 40 years ago says DNA shows other people had contact with the one woman he's charged with killing. Charles Gary Sullivan’s attorney, David...

AG: Transgender inmate ruling could change prison policy

Nov. 26, 2019 5:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada must comply with a recent federal appeals court ruling requiring that inmates receive state-funded gender confirmation surgery. Attorney General Aaron Ford was asked about the case involving an inmate in Idaho, but said the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision applies to all...

This undated photo provided by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office shows Charles Gary Sullivan, 73, of Flagstaff, Ariz., following his booking on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, into the Washoe County Jail in Reno, Nev. The auto dealer from Arizona is expected to plead not guilty in Reno in the cold-case killing of a California woman more than 40 years ago. (Washoe County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutor: Suspect in 1979 killing may be a serial killer

Nov. 19, 2019 10:42 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Arizona auto dealer charged with killing a California woman in northern Nevada 40 years ago may have killed other women in the late 1970s, Nevada’s attorney general said. “All evidence points to defendant being a serial killer,” state Attorney General Aaron Ford...

FILE - In this Nov., 20, 2013, file photo, radioactive waste, sealed in large stainless steel canisters, are stored under five-feet of concrete in a storage building at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. The federal government is arguing that it has already promised no more weapons-grade plutonium will be sent to Nevada, and the state lacks standing to seek a court order to force the Energy Department to remove it. Documents filed late Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in U.S. District Court in Reno brand as

US asks federal judge to toss out Nevada plutonium lawsuit

Nov. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government wants a judge to reject Nevada’s request for a court order to remove weapons-grade plutonium from a site north of Las Vegas, arguing that officials have already promised that no more will be shipped to the state. In documents filed Friday in U.S. District...