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Pot dispensary sues South Lake Tahoe over license revocation

Oct. 19, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A marijuana dispensary is suing the city of South Lake Tahoe, California, after the city council revoked its cannabis and businesses licenses for failing to open on time — a delay the business blames on the COVID-19 pandemic. Perfect Union SLT was...

Strong helps Nevada pull away for 34-17 victory over Hawaii

Oct. 17, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Carson Strong passed for 395 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns and Nevada pulled away after halftime to beat Hawaii 34-17 in Mountain West Conference play on Saturday. The Wolf Pack (5-1, 2-0) scored first on a Brandon Talton 23-yard field goal...

COVID-19 underscores need to diversify Tahoe tourist economy

Oct. 16, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic helped expose the growing vulnerability of Lake Tahoe’s increasingly tourism-dependent economy as housing costs balloon, year-round residency declines and more workers commute from afar or seek jobs elsewhere, a new report says. ...

The Latest: Maine vaccine mandate opponents file appeal

Oct. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MAINE — Opponents of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after being dealt another legal defeat on Friday. The appeal was filed hours after the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston denied...

Nevada man accused of shooting at cars north of Reno

Oct. 15, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 44-year-old Nevada man accused of assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment after they say he was shooting at cars near his home in the high desert about 150 miles (241 kilometers) north of Reno. David...

COVID-19 delta surge continues to recede in Nevada

Oct. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials say rural areas with low vaccination rates remain a concern, but overall COVID-19 trends continue to improve statewide, with a test positivity rate that’s dropped below 8% for the first time since early July. “The delta...

Reno bans use of whips downtown; sound resembles gunfire

Oct. 14, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno City Council has banned the possession and use of whips without a permit in the greater downtown area after police reported a steep increase over the past two years of 911 calls from residents who mistake the sound of a cracking whip for gunfire. ...

Reno proposes monthly utility fee for stormwater projects

Oct. 12, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The city of Reno is proposing a new utility fee to help pay for a backlog of stormwater projects and repairs that will cost the city more than $400 million over the next 20 years. City officials say such a fee is long overdue. Kerri Lanza, engineering...

New charges against accused killer of four in Nevada in 2019

Oct. 11, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Douglas County’s district attorney filed a criminal complaint Monday accusing a Salvadoran immigrant of killing two women in Gardnerville after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled he can't be tried for those crimes simultaneously in Washoe County where he is accused of...

Nevada QB Strong is Mountain West offensive player of week

Oct. 11, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada quarterback Carson Strong has been named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week after throwing a career-high six touchdown passes in the Wolf Pack’s 55-28 win over New Mexico State. Strong completed 25-of-32 passes for 377...