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Arizona man to plead not guilty in 1979 killing in Nevada

Nov. 18, 2019 6:29 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 73-year-old 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. Defense attorney David Houston said Monday he intends on Tuesday to challenge DNA evidence that prosecutors say leads to Charles Gary...

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...

Rakocevic scores 24, grabs 11 boards; USC beats Nevada 76-66

Nov. 17, 2019 2:08 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Southern California passed its most challenging test so far this season with a 76-66 win over Nevada on Saturday night. Nick Rakocevic scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Daniel Utomi added 12 points and Elijah Weaver scored 11 for USC. After Nevada took a 21-18 lead with 8:33 left...

Arizona man extradited to Nevada in 1979 killing of woman

Nov. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Arizona man was extradited to Nevada on Friday after a cold-case investigation led to his arrest in the 1979 killing of a woman last seen in California. The Nevada Attorney General’s Office and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said 73-year-old Charles Gary Sullivan was...

Unvaccinated students unenroll from school due to outbreak

Nov. 16, 2019 12:17 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nineteen unvaccinated students were forced to temporarily unenroll from a Reno high school to avoid exposure during an outbreak of whooping cough. Unenrolling during the disease’s 21-day incubation period allows the Damonte Ranch High School students to avoid being classified as...

Tribes say sacred site at risk in Vegas water pipeline fight

Nov. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — For most drivers on U.S. Highway 50 in northeastern Nevada, the Spring Valley is a blur of open road, trees and windmills between Ely and Great Basin National Park. For Rupert Steele, it’s a place to slow down and sing the songs Shoshone people have passed person-to-person across...

Man suspected of fatal shooting said he was man from ‘Joker’

Nov. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A man suspected in a fatal shooting last month was dressed as the Joker from the recently released movie and identified himself as the main character Arthur Fleck, Nevada authorities said. Juan Hernandez, 25, was arrested on murder charges Oct. 27 in the death of Luis Torres-Mederos...

Trump’s pick for energy boss answers Nevada’s nuke concerns

Nov. 14, 2019 6:46 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to become the next U.S. energy secretary pledged Thursday to uphold his predecessor’s promise to begin removing weapons-grade plutonium the government secretly shipped last year to a security site in southern Nevada. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan...

Reno Aces extending protective netting to foul poles

Nov. 13, 2019 5:45 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno Aces have announced plans to extend protective netting from foul pole to foul pole at the downtown stadium that serves as home to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. Aces President Eric Edelstein said Wednesday that safety is the...

2 teens burned during pot extraction, not Stead oven fire

Nov. 13, 2019 5:40 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno fire officials say a kitchen fire at a house in Stead that originally was blamed on an exploding oven was started by two teenagers who were burning butane in a marijuana extraction process and suffered severe burns. KOLO-TV reports the teenage boys whose names have not been released...