RENO, Nev. — Nevada health officials say rural areas with low vaccination rates remain the biggest 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.
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 station's helicopter.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook and retired NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade joined Utah leaders Wednesday to announce the completion of a local advocacy group's campaign to build new homes that provide services for LGBTQ youth in the U.S.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A former member of the Carson City Planning Commission has appealed the panel’s approval last month of a special use permit allowing the construction of a slaughterhouse along U.S.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's top election official is challenging the status of two ballot measures that the state's largest teacher’s union promised to withdraw after successfully using them as bargaining chips and pressuring legislators to boost education funding.
KEIZER, Ore. (AP) — Keizer Republican state lawmaker Bill Post has announced his resignation from the Oregon Legislature after saying he misunderstood the residency requirements for being in office.
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) — A California developer has acquired the 75-year-old Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino at Crystal Bay along the California-Nevada line on the north shore of Lake Tahoe for $56.8 million.
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A man sought by authorities was spotted at a southern Nevada courthouse and is accused of trying to run over a bailiff while driving off, the Nye County Sheriff's Office said.
Terrance Chess was at the Pahrump Justice Court Complex on Monday when court personnel identified him as being sought on charges of eluding police and battery, the office said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's largest trial court is trying to dig out from under a backlog of thousands of criminal and civil cases that have accumulated during the pandemic.
Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Linda Bell said the the Las Vegas-based court has 5,500 civil trials set, up from about 3,500 as of March of 2020.
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 fatally shooting a Reno couple days later in 2019.
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.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two historic locomotives that were part of the pioneering shift from steam-powered to diesel-electric trains in the mid-1900s are coming back to their home in a northeast Nevada railyard.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada inmate who escaped by cutting off his ankle monitor is back in custody.
KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported Monday 33-year-old Tyler Kennedy returned to Westcare Harris Springs Ranch Rehabilitation Center in Clark County to seek shelter from the weather.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities were searching Sunday for an escaped Nevada inmate who has been in custody in connection with a fatal freeway crash.
Nye County sheriff’s officials and Las Vegas Metro Police said 33-year-old Tyler Kennedy escaped Westcare Harris Springs Ranch Rehabilitation Center in Clark County on Saturday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Carson Strong threw a career-high six touchdown passes — four in the second quarter — and Nevada cruised to a 55-28 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night.
Strong, who did not play in the fourth quarter, finished 25-of-32 passing for 377 yards with one interception.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada health officials report a dramatic increase in drug overdose deaths in the state between 2019 and 2020.
Accidental overdoses among Nevadans totaled 788 in 2020, a 55% increase from 510 in 2019, the Nevada Overdose Data Program reported Thursday.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada this week became one of the last states to publicly report rapid antigen tests as part of its coronavirus tallies — a move that experts said could provide a fuller picture of the pandemic but also upend metrics used to gauge how the virus is spreading.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wet weather swept into Nevada early Friday morning, packing pre-dawn rain and gusty winds that contributed to slippery roads and crashes in Las Vegas and snow flurries in the Sierra Nevada range.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican State Sen. Ben Kieckhefer of Reno announced Friday that he has resigned from the Nevada Legislature.
Kieckhefer announced on Twitter that he submitted his resignation to Gov.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed former Judge Jennifer Togliatti and state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer to the Nevada Gaming Commission on Friday, in a move that will give the powerful five-member gambling regulatory panel its first female chair.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 41-year-old man who was shot and killed by two troopers last weekend on a state highway between Las Vegas and Lake Mead didn’t have a gun but motioned as if he was drawing and pointing a weapon, the chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol said Thursday.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The first Nevada marijuana store on the Idaho border has been cleared to open in the rural Elko County town of Jackpot.
Despite opposition from county commissioners in Idaho, the Elko County Commission unanimously approved a business license for the Thrive Cannabis Marketplace this week after authorities confirmed dispensary workers had passed background checks, the Elko Daily Free Press reported.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers tasked with planning for the state's redistricting and reapportionment process convened for the first time on Thursday and designed a plan to seek public input and use mapping tools to redraw the state's political maps.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A decrease in COVID-19 case rates and increase in vaccinations can be credited to a nearly two-month effort led by federal emergency management “surge teams” in parts of Las Vegas, Nevada Gov.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A company that asked Nevada to let it form its own local government on its vast land holdings in the desert no longer plans to build the experimental smart city that they said could transform Nevada into a global hub for emerging technology.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal magistrate judge in Nevada has sided with Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers against a woman who sued for more than the $375,000 in hush money she received in 2010 after saying the international soccer star raped her in Las Vegas.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — State troopers arrested a man in a stolen car following a high-speed chase on Interstate 80 east of Reno that reached speeds up to 110 mph and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon after they say he tried to run over three state transportation workers
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amid a shortage of school bus drivers, 15 high schools in and around Las Vegas will start having students ride regularly scheduled public transit to and from campus next week.
Clark County School District officials announced Wednesday the “Ride On” program starts Monday with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.
September was the third deadliest COVID-19 month in Washoe County since the pandemic began.
But coronavirus trends are continuing to improve in Reno-Sparks, Las Vegas and across most of the state after a summer surge in cases and hospitalizations began to plateau late last month, health officials said Wednesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — California highway officials say they will close three mountain passes near the Nevada line between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park on Thursday as a precaution ahead of an early winter storm that’s expected to bring rain and snow to the Sierra.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A police captain from Nevada has been selected to be chief of a police force in Hawaii.
The Maui Police Commission voted unanimously on Las Vegas police Capt. John Pelletier over four other candidates from within the Maui department, The Maui News reported Wednesday.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers who sit on a legislative oversight committee that monitors federal coronavirus relief spending met Tuesday to review the state's progress in allocating billions of dollars toward priorities including infrastructure, education and backfilling lost revenue.
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Navy jet fighter crashed in Death Valley National Park and the pilot ejected and was treated for minor injuries, authorities said Tuesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tribal lawyers are asking a U.S. judge in Nevada to reconsider her earlier refusal to block digging at a proposed lithium mine near the Oregon line where they say newly uncovered evidence proves it was the sacred site of a massacre of dozens of Native Americans in 1865.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials as of Monday are counting results from rapid antigen tests in the coronavirus data that they present to the public and use to determine whether the pandemic is prevalent enough to trigger mask and capacity mandates.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A popular, annual fall fish festival at Lake Tahoe scheduled later this month has been canceled because low water levels are expected to keep Kokanee salmon from spawning in Taylor Creek due to lingering drought.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A weekend protest of coronavirus vaccine and mask mandates drew several hundred people to the Las Vegas Strip, where marchers with signs and T-shirts declaring “freedom of choice” wound along sidewalks and into some resorts.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada running back Toa Taua has been named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week after he rushed for a season-high 124 yards on 12 carries to lead the Wolf Pack to their first road victory over Boise State since 1997.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says an officer fatally shot a man suspected of physically abusing a woman.
The agency says the incident happened Sunday shortly after 8 a.m. in the northeast Las Vegas metro area.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Carson Strong threw for 263 yards and a touchdown, Toa Taua rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns and Nevada defeated Boise State 41-31 on Saturday.
Nevada (4-1, 1-0), the pre-season favorite to win the Mountain West Conference’s West division, snapped a six-game losing streak to the Broncos, dating back to 2010.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Employees at all public universities and colleges in Nevada are required to get COVID-19 vaccinations by Dec. 1 or face potential termination under a new policy adopted by the state board of regents.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials proposed endangered species protections Friday for a desert wildflower known to exist only on a remote Nevada ridge where an Australian company plans a lithium mine.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A flurry of laws passed by the Nevada Legislature earlier this year take effect on Friday — ushering in reforms that Democratic lawmakers who have majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly have long campaigned to implement.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four people during a string of crimes in 2019 must be tried separately in both counties where the slayings took place.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Carson City Planning Commission has approved a special use permit for the construction of a slaughterhouse along U.S. Highway 50.
The panel voted 4-1 Wednesday night to grant the permit for Carson Valley Meats, but included some special restrictions on the project, including a requirement that all animals be held and processed indoors, the Nevada Appeal reported.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in August, recording $1 billion-plus in house winnings for the sixth straight month as gambling statewide continues a return to pre-pandemic levels, state regulators reported Thursday.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Myron Dewey, a filmmaker and journalist who helped draw worldwide attention to the concerns of Native Americans fighting an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, has died.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases have trended downward in Nevada since a summer peak in mid-July as vaccination rates improve.
But misinformation about the effectiveness of masks and vaccines being spread by a vocal minority poses serious challenges to turning the tide on the resurgent pandemic, Washoe County's health district officer warned Wednesday.