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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...

Longtime Las Vegas TV reporter Tom Hawley dies at age 60

Oct. 15, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Hawley, a longtime traffic and news reporter in Las Vegas for KSNV-TV, has died after taking a leave due to pancreatic cancer, the station reported Friday. He was 60. Hawley was widely known in Las Vegas as “Chopper Tom" due his reports from the...

Elko woman guilty of 2nd degree-murder in daughter's death

Oct. 15, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko County woman has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her adult daughter after prosecutors say she “snapped” and strangled the 24-year-old with autism because of pent up emotional stress from serving as her primary caregiver for decades. ...

Carr confident with Olson calling Raiders' offensive plays

Oct. 14, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have been operating with a “next man up” mentality since the start of the season while dealing with injuries throughout the lineup. Sunday in Denver, the same mantra will apply with their coaching staff against the Denver...

Robert Streb leads a day of low scoring in CJ Cup at Summit

Oct. 14, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robert Streb went from making putts to wondering if he would ever miss Thursday in the CJ Cup at Summit. It led to his best start to any tournament and his lowest score on the PGA Tour. And on this day at The Summit Club, his 11-under 61 was only good...

NHP probes Carson City death of pedestrian hit on US 50

Oct. 14, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 50 on the east edge of Carson City. Authorities say the victim was struck by a car Wednesday evening near Deer Run Road south of Centennial Park. ...

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. ...

Laxalt paves path in 2022 Senate race with Biden backlash

Oct. 14, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — In a western battleground state that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate, Republican Adam Laxalt has early on targeted those who feel angered and afraid, telling them the stakes of next year's race against Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto are no less than...