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Gold Rush treasures from 1857 shipwreck up for Reno auction

Dec. 01, 2022 01:27 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Since the recovery of sunken treasure began decades ago from an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina, tens of millions of dollars worth of gold has been sold. But scientists, historians and collectors say that the real fortunes will begin to hit the...

Sierra storm warning includes Tahoe, up to 2 feet of snow

Nov. 30, 2022 15:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Wednesday stretching into Friday for much of the Sierra, including Lake Tahoe where up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow and winds gusting to near 100 mph (160 kph) are expected on the mountain tops. The...

Blackshear's 16 help Nevada take down Sam Houston 78-60

Nov. 29, 2022 01:02 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Kenan Blackshear scored 16 points as Nevada beat Sam Houston 78-60 on Monday. Blackshear shot 4 of 10 from the field and 7 for 11 from the line for the Wolf Pack (7-1). Jarod Lucas shot 4 for 7 (2 for 3 from 3-point range) and 6 of 6 from the free throw line to...

Suspect faces arson, domestic battery charges in Reno fires

Nov. 27, 2022 13:14 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 44-year-old suspect in a pair of arson fires in the Reno area this summer, including one that destroyed a home off the Mount Rose Highway. Matthew Kimmens was being held Sunday at the Washoe County Jail on a dozen...

Lawsuit looms over tiny rare fish in drought-stricken West

Nov. 23, 2022 22:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists have notified U.S. wildlife officials that they will sue over delinquent decisions related to protections for two rare fish species that are threatened by groundwater pumping in the drought-stricken West. The Center for Biological Diversity sent a...

Nevada state wildlife director Wasley retiring next month

Nov. 22, 2022 21:41 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley said Tuesday he plans to retire next month after nearly 10 years as the head of the state agency where he began his career as a habitat biologist a quarter century ago. Wasley thanked NDOW employees for their...

Nevada Supreme Court certifies official election results

Nov. 22, 2022 17:14 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Supreme Court justices and the secretary of state formally certified the results of the 2022 general election on Tuesday in the western battleground state where just over half of all ballots were cast by mail. With no debate or questions, the six...

Haener accounts for 4 TDs, Fresno St. beats Nevada 41-14

Nov. 20, 2022 02:25 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jake Haener threw two touchdown passes and ran for a pair of 1-yard TDs and Fresno State beat Nevada 41-14 Saturday night to win the West division title an clinch a berth in the Mountain West Conference championship game. Fresno State (7-4, 6-1 Mountain West...

Writer-professor Lee Herrick named California poet laureate

Nov. 19, 2022 15:18 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Lee Herrick, a writer and professor based in Fresno with many published works, has been named California's poet laureate. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Herrick on Friday, citing a body of work that “explores the diversity and vitality of the California...

Election conspiracists claim some races for local offices

Nov. 19, 2022 08:02 AM EST

As voting experts cheered the losses of election conspiracy theorists in numerous high-profile races on Election Day, Paddy McGuire prepared to hand over his office to one of them. McGuire, the auditor of Mason County in western Washington, lost his reelection bid to Steve Duenkel, a...