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Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm

Aug. 24, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory. They expected some criticism but had less than six weeks to find rooms for 1,300 students after a July 5 gas...

Safari Club moving 2021 convention to Vegas instead of Reno

Aug. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Safari Club International plans to hold its national convention in Las Vegas in 2021 instead of Reno. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Friday the sportsman's club is ending its initial three-year agreement with Reno a year early. The 2020 convention will continue in Reno in February. The...

Reno gang unit joins investigation into 2 killings near Reno

Aug. 21, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies have stepped up patrols in a Sun Valley neighborhood north of Reno where the regional gang unit has joined an investigation into the killing of two teens and shooting of a third. Sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon said Tuesday it's too early to confirm whether...

Nevada man, 72, guilty of murder; stabbed victim 250 times

Aug. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County jury has convicted a 72-year-old man of first-degree murder in the February killing of an elderly man he stabbed at least 250 times. Ralph Goad faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing set for Oct. 2. The Washoe District Court jury...

Washoe County resident dies from Hantavirus; 1st since 2017

Aug. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County resident who contracted hantavirus has died. Health district officials say it's the second fatality in the county since 2017 that resulted from the disease that is spread through the droppings, urine and saliva of infected rodents. Dr. Randall Todd said Tuesday hantavirus...

2 Reno children hurt, 1 critical, after hit by SUV

Aug. 20, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two 12-year-old Reno children were injured, one critically, when they were struck by an SUV while walking to school. Reno police said both victims, a boy and a girl, were taken to a local hospital Tuesday after they were hit at about 7:10 a.m. while crossing an intersection northeast of...

1st African American adjutant general of NV National Guard

Aug. 19, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year veteran of the Nevada Air National Guard who worked as assistant Reno police chief and a casino executive has been named the Nevada National Guard's first African-American adjutant general in its 154-year history. Gov. Steve Sisloak announced 60-year-old Ondra Berry's...

PGA's Barracuda seeks new Reno-Tahoe home; leaves Montreux

Aug. 19, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship is looking for a new home after the private club that's hosted the event since it began in Reno in 1999 pulled out. Montreux Golf & Country Club's board of directors voted last week against holding the 2020 event at the mountain course between...

1st African American named NV Air Guard's adjutant general

Aug. 19, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year veteran of the National Guard who worked as assistant Reno police chief and a casino executive has been named as the Nevada Air National Guard's first African-American adjutant general in its 154-year history. Gov. Steve Sisloak announced 60-year-old Ondra Berry's appointment on...

2 dead, 1 male youth shot in double homicide north of Reno

Aug. 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double homicide north of Reno where a man and a male juvenile were killed a third youth was shot outside a residence in Sun Valley. Washoe County deputies responded to reports of shots fired at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday outside a residence near Sidehill...