MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker became the first Democrat running for president in 2020 to campaign in rural Nevada on Friday, saying rural communities have a lot in common with...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Artifacts recovered from an 1872 time capsule stashed in the cornerstone of a demolished Masonic lodge in Reno include silver dollars minted in Carson City and San Francisco, and...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on unveiling of an 1872 time capsule discovered in Reno (all times local, PDT):
Artifacts recovered from an 1872 time capsule stashed in the...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Carson City church has donated a total of $10,000 to local high school teachers and support staff in $50 increments to "Pay It Forward" however they see...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a bill deadline at the Nevada Legislature (all times local):
A same-day voter registration bill has passed a state Senate committee in...
Squirrel shooter in park sparked Nevada school lockdown
DAYTON, Nev. (AP) — The threat of a man with a gun that caused a brief lock down at a northern Nevada school turned out to be a county employee shooting squirrels at a nearby park.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have heard a bill that would allow consumers to prevent a website operator from selling their information in certain situations.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state workers flooded a legislative hearing Thursday night and urged lawmakers to support a bill that would give them the right to collectively bargain.
Nevada eyes collective bargaining for state workers
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — For decades, enacting collective bargaining for state workers has remained an elusive goal of supportive Nevada lawmakers. But Democrats this session appear poised to make...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on California Sen. Kamala Harris campaigning in northern Nevada for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination (all times local):
Taming wild horses brings change to Nevada inmates
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prison inmates are taming wild horses gathered from public lands across the West in a partnership program that is changing the prisoners, too.
Nevada inmate serving child sex sentence dies in prison
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prison officials say a 64-year-old inmate who was serving 20 years to life for his convictions on child sex charges has died behind bars.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County commissioners on Tuesday selected the widowed spouse of a former state lawmaker to replace a Nevada Democrat who resigned over sexual harassment...
Energy secretary may speed plutonium removal from Nevada
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has committed to expediting the removal of weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped to a site in Nevada...
Officials: Inmate dies at Nevada prison hospice facility
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials say a 76-year-old inmate who was serving burglary, stolen property and conspiracy sentences has died at a Nevada prison hospice facility.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are considering allowing more 14-year-olds to drive under a measure backed by an assemblywoman who said that if young drivers are allowed in rural places they...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Prison officials in Nevada say a 65-year-old man who spent the last 22 years of his life in prison for sexual assault has died behind bars.
Death penalty sought for Salvadoran in Nevada killings
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they will seek the death penalty against a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who has been charged with killing four people in...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris will headline a fundraiser in northern Nevada for liberal group Battle Born Progress next month.
US 395 reopens south of Carson City after hazmat closure
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A stretch of U.S. Highway 395 was closed for about two hours south of Carson City due to a potential threat involving hazardous materials before authorities determined...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are rallying around a pair of legislative resolutions opposing the U.S. Air Force's proposed expansion of a bombing training range they say would threaten...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials say a 61-year-old state prison inmate serving life behind bars in the December 1999 killing of a 79-year-old woman in Las Vegas has died in a prison medical...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers held a hearing Friday on a contentious and wide-ranging criminal justice reform bill that has pitted prosecutors against public defenders.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have heard a bill that would ban private prisons in the state.
Bill sponsor Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno presented the measure to legislators...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers considered a bill Monday that would ban forced human microchipping.
Democratic Assemblyman Skip Daly presented the bill at a legislative hearing in...
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The Latest: 110 mph winds in Sierra, power outages in Reno
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on another big winter storm blowing into the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe (all times local):
Winds are gusting in excess of 100 mph (160 kph) over...
Bitter cold closes Nevada schools; minus 19 near Elko
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bitter cold blanketed most of northern Nevada with record lows in some areas a day after a rare snowfall in Las Vegas, forcing the closure of dozens of schools on Friday and...
Nevada inmate, 73, dies at prison hospital in Carson City
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 73-year-old inmate who was serving up to 30 years for an attempted murder in southern Nevada has died at the state prison hospital in Carson City.
Nevada lawmakers hear arguments on house arrest bill
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have heard debate over a bill that would allow courts to give a defendant credit for time served in house arrest.
The comments came during a committee meeting in Carson City, Nev. Thursday morning. Supporters of the legislation say house arrest is punitive and affording time served for the punishment would ease the burden from the state's correction's system.
Panel creating Nevada marijuana board to hold 1st meeting
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A new advisory panel that will pave the way for regulating Nevada's legal marijuana industry like its casinos is set to hold its first meeting Friday.
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed his former Clark County Commission colleague Chris Giunchigliani and others to the panel, which will help create a framework for a new Cannabis Compliance Board.
Suspect in 4 Nevada killings to be tried in Reno
Immigrant to be tried on murder charges before other counts
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 20-year-old immigrant from El Salvadoran accused of killing four people in Nevada will be tried on four murder counts in Reno before he faces related burglary and other charges in Carson City, prosecutors in the two counties said Friday.
Prosecutors said family members of the victims preferred the more serious charges against Wilber Martinez-Guzman be addressed first.
The Latest: Suspect in 4 Nevada killings to be tried in Reno
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of murdering four people in Nevada last month (all times local):
A 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of murdering four people in Nevada last month will be tried on four murder counts in Reno before he faces burglary charges in Carson City.
First female-majority legislature in US convenes in Nevada
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Legislature began Monday as the first in the U.S. with an overall female majority.
Democrats hold control over both chambers of the Legislature, with a two-thirds supermajority in the Assembly.
Many of the women who helped tip the gender balance in the Legislature are Democrats, with the party looking to move on gun reform and health care, among other issues.
The Latest: State Senate leader praises lawmaker diversity
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the beginning of the Nevada Legislature (all times local):
Nevada Senate Majority Leader is calling the new Legislature a "truly historic display of diversity."
State Senator Kelvin Atkinson says the first female-majority Legislature is unprecedented and overdue, calling the body a true representation of the state.
US secretly shipped plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy revealed on Wednesday that it secretly shipped weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a nuclear security site in Nevada months ago despite the state's protests.
The Justice Department notified a federal judge in Reno that the government trucked in the radioactive material to store at the site 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of Las Vegas before Nevada first asked a court to block the move in November.
Salvadoran accused of 4 Nevada killings worked for 2 victims
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 19-year-old Salvadoran man suspected of being in the country illegally was charged Monday with killing four people in Nevada, including a couple who employed him as a landscaper at their Reno home where he fatally shot them with a gun he stole from them earlier, authorities said.
State board approves $84K for new motor-voter law
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A state board has approved $84,000 for the Department of Motor Vehicles to begin implementing a new program intended to bolster voter registration throughout Nevada.
Voters approved a ballot measure in November mandating the DMV offer anyone who shows up for a license or registration renewal the chance to also register to vote on site.
The statute requires individuals to either register to vote or sign a form declaring they don't want to.
APNewsBreak: Sheriff: Man admitted 2 slayings; gun used in 4
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it, according to a sheriff's report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
The report filed with a judge Thursday in Carson City says the gun is believed to be the weapon also used to kill two Nevada women in their homes in Gardnerville south of Carson City days earlier.
APNewsBreak: Sheriff: Man admitted 2 slayings; gun used in 4
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the killings of four people in Nevada over the past two weeks (all times local):
A sheriff's report says a 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Reno and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their home do it.
The report filed with a judge Thursday in Carson City says the gun is believed to be the weapon also used to kill two women in their homes in Gardnerville.
Suspect in 4 slayings accused of selling victims’ jewelry
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A suspect in four fatal shootings in Nevada was accused in court Thursday of being in the U.S. illegally and possessing weapons and selling jewelry stolen from some of the dead.
Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, a 19-year-old immigrant from El Salvador, appeared before a judge in Carson City in shackles with a Spanish-language interpreter and a public defender at his side.
The Latest: $500K bail for Salvadoran held in Nevada cases
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the killings of four people in Nevada over the past two weeks (all times local):
A judge has set bail at $500,000 for a 19-year-old from El Salvador accused of possessing weapons and pawning property stolen from victims in four northern Nevada killings.
Police: Links sought between 4 victims, man in US illegally
GARDNERVILLE RANCHOS, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors were preparing Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old man from El Salvador who was living in the U.S. illegally with killing four people in two different Nevada cities, while investigators looked for possible links between the victims and suspect.
"They're continuing to look at, 'How were these cases connected?'" Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said of the separate shootings carried out in a six-day span.
Salvadoran man to be charged in 4 fatal shootings in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally shot and killed four people in Nevada over the past two weeks, including an elderly Reno couple, authorities said, and the slayings added fuel to the immigration debate.
Correction: Nevada Homicides story
RENO, Nevada (AP) — In a story Jan. 21 about four recent Nevada killings, The Associated Press reported erroneously the suspect's age. Wilbur Martinez-Guzman is 19-years-old.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Man linked to 4 killings suspected of being in US illegally
Authorities investigating four recent Nevada killings say murder charges are pending against a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally
Sheriff: Man arrested in connection to 4 Nevada killings
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection to four recent killings in northern Nevada.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports 20-year-old Wilbur Martinez-Guzman was arrested Saturday in Carson City on charges related to burglary and possession of stolen property, but authorities say murder charges should be coming soon.
4 Nevada killings may be linked; FBI joins probe
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The FBI has joined an investigation into four killings in northern Nevada that may be linked, including the former president of the Reno Rodeo and his wife who authorities said were shot to death in their home earlier this week.
Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam on Friday identified the latest victims as Gerald David, 81, and Sharon David, 80. Their bodies were discovered at about 4 p.m. Wednesday on the south edge of town.
The Latest: Reno homicide victims were ex-rodeo boss, wife
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into multiple homicides in northern Nevada (all times local, PST):
The Reno couple killed in their home on the south edge of town was the former president of the Reno Rodeo and his wife.
The Washoe County sheriff's office identified the homicide victims Friday as 81-year-old Gerald David and 80-year-old Sharon David.
Their bodies were discovered at about 4 p.m. Wednesday.