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State to drain, expedite repairs at Cave Creek Dam near Ely

Oct. 27, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State officials have decided to close and fully drain a reservoir in eastern Nevada to expedite repairs and eliminate potentially dangerous conditions at the 89-year-old Cave Creek Dam sooner than originally was planned over several seasons. Cave Lake...

Rainfall records fall across northern Nevada, Reno to Ely

Oct. 26, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The amount of rain that fell in Reno the last two days was nearly as much as the previous 12 months combined as rainfall records fell across much of northern Nevada, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. The 2.92 inches (7.4 cm) of rain recorded...

2 feet of snow in Sierra; record rain in Reno; I-80 reopens

Oct. 25, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 2 feet (0.7 meters) of new snow snarled traffic in the Sierra on Monday while record rainfall in Reno forced the closure of one school and caused minor flooding that shut down some streets. A winter storm warning remained in effect around...

SWAT standoff near Reno ends with arrest on fugitive warrant

Oct. 25, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 47-year-old man who was arrested on multiple charges after an hours-long standoff with a SWAT team north of Reno was wanted on a federal fugitive warrant, the Washoe County sheriff’s office said. Sidrick Romero was being held without bail Monday in...

Punishing weather expected Sunday, Monday in western Nevada

Oct. 23, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno and other areas of western Nevada will likely see punishing weather with rain, heavy mountain snow and potentially damaging winds Sunday and Monday, the National Weather Service said Saturday. A wind warning said Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville...

Reno, Sparks detectives both shot at man killed near US 395

Oct. 22, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two police detectives fired shots at a suspect who was killed this week after he fled officers at a high speed and crashed into an unmarked police unit on a highway ramp just north of Reno, the Washoe County sheriff's office said Friday Richard Thomas,...

Wet storm with wind, rain, snow heading into Sierra Nevada

Oct. 22, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wet prewinter storm is expected to bring heavy rain, snow and wind to Lake Tahoe and northern Nevada this weekend, with possible flooding on wildfire-scarred mountain hillsides. The National Weather Service said Friday an “atmospheric river” is...

Salvadoran man admits guilt in 4 Nevada killings

Oct. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Salvadoran immigrant agreed Thursday to plead guilty to all crimes in the killing of four Nevada residents as part of a deal with prosecutors that will spare him from two death penalty trials and put him in prison for the rest of his life with no possibility of appeals...

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...