Rising tide of companies seek to unplug from Nevada utility

Business 02/01/19, 17:04

In 2018, 10 companies began efforts to leave Nevada's utility monopoly, NV Energy — more than in the previous five years combined.Some are located in northern Nevada, like the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.Some own multiple casinos, like Boyd Gaming Corp. in Las Vegas.Others are still under construction, such as ...

Powerful storm sets sights on California

California 02/01/19, 11:52

A powerful storm heading toward California is expected to produce heavy rainfall, damaging winds, localized stream flooding and heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada.Forecasters say rain will arrive in the north late Friday afternoon and reach the south late in the night, and last through Saturday night.Winter storm warnings will ...

US nuclear administration to review Nevada assault complaint

U.S. 01/31/19, 18:09

The U.S. government's nuclear security administration said Thursday it will review the handling of a sexual harassment and assault complaint that a security guard at the Nevada National Security Site made against her colleagues.National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Darwin Morgan said in an emailed statement that the guard's allegations detailed ...

Patriots fans flock to Rhode Island to bet on the Super Bowl

Sports 01/31/19, 12:00

Given their team's success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party while placing bets on the team's chances.Their destination this time around is a lot closer.Rhode Island was one of six ...

Column: No matter the name, No. 8 Nevada is for real

Sports 01/30/19, 17:26

About the only thing in dispute at the UNLV campus arena Tuesday night was what to call the team that dominated a home squad that no longer lives up to its nickname as the Runnin' Rebels.Down here they call them UNR, or the University of Nevada-Reno. There's some satisfaction in ...

Update: DOE secretly shipped plutonium to Nevada

U.S. 01/30/19, 16:19

The Latest on a federal court battle over the shipment of plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada (all times local):1:15 p.m.The U.S. Department of Energy has disclosed that it already shipped one-half metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium to a nuclear security site in Nevada despite the state's protests.The Justice Department ...

Jon Jones granted license to fight at UFC 235 in March

Sports 01/29/19, 20:12

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was granted a one-fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, clearing way for his title defense against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2.Jones had a hearing in front of the commission regarding the M3 metabolite, oral turinabol, for which ...

Update: Las Vegas survivor says to focus on gun control

California 01/29/19, 15:36

The Latest on the FBI's investigation into the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A Las Vegas Strip shooting survivor says despite the fact the FBI found no specific motive by the gunman, he shouldn't have have been able to stockpile the weapons he used to kill 58 ...

Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspended, fined for UFC 229 brawl

Sports 01/29/19, 13:32

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was fined $500,000 and suspended for nine months for a brawl inside and outside the octagon after his fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 229. McGregor was fined $50,000 and suspended for six months.Nurmagomedov's suspension can be reduced by three months if he participates with ...

Salvadoran accused of 4 Nevada killings worked for 2 victims

U.S. 01/28/19, 20:08

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 and he shot to death with a gun he stole from their property, authorities said. Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman told investigators he used ...

Update: Man accused in 4 murders worked for slain couple

U.S. 01/28/19, 17:32

The Latest on the case against a 19-year-old from El Salvador charged with killing four people in northern Nevada (all times local):2:30 p.m.Documents say a 19-year-old Salvadoran man charged in four deaths in Nevada worked last year as a landscaper at the home of a Reno couple he's accused of ...

Nevada regulators to fine Wynn Resorts over sex allegations

U.S. 01/28/19, 16:19

Nevada gambling regulators announced a settlement Monday with casino mogul Steve Wynn's former company over allegations that former executives failed on multiple occasions to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him. The Nevada Gaming Control Board detailed at least seven allegations of misconduct by Wynn dating to 2005 in which former ...

Nervous neighbors await information about 4 Nevada killings

U.S. 01/24/19, 03:03

Nervous neighbors were burning lights at night in a northern Nevada community where Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken were killed this month in slayings that authorities blame on a 19-year-old from El Salvador said to be in the U.S. illegally. Residents also were on edge about an hour's drive north, where ...

Police: Links sought between 4 victims, man in US illegally

U.S. 01/23/19, 18:26

Prosecutors in northern Nevada were preparing to charge a 19-year-old from El Salvador with killing four people as investigators looked for links between the victims and the man in the U.S. illegally, authorities said Wednesday. "They're continuing to look at, 'How were these cases connected?'" Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said ...

Update: Murder charges being prepared in Nevada killings

U.S. 01/23/19, 14:56

The Latest on a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally and accused of killing four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, adding to the immigration debate (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Prosecutors in two northern Nevada counties say they are preparing murder charges against a 19-year-old from El ...

Update: Man linked to 4 killings was from El Salvador

U.S. 01/22/19, 13:06

The Latest on a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally and accused of killing four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, adding fuel to the immigration debate (all times local): 12:15 p.m. One of four people in Nevada who authorities say were killed by a man suspected of ...

Man linked to 4 killings suspected of being in US illegally

U.S. 01/21/19, 20:20

Authorities investigating four recent Nevada killings say murder charges are pending against a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. Wilbur Martinez-Guzman, 20, was arrested Saturday in Carson City and is being held on possession of stolen property, burglary and immigration charges. Authorities say they expect to file murder charges against ...

Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

U.S. 01/18/19, 20:55

Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather. Vendors at the Safari Club International event held last week in Reno, Nevada, ...

Update: GOP applauds Sisolak for no tax increase call

Business 01/16/19, 22:24

The Latest on Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak's State of the State address (all times local):7:20 p.m.Nevada Republicans are applauding Gov. Steve Sisolak's pledge not to increase taxes.The Senate Republican Caucus released a statement Wednesday night after the Democratic governor's first State of the State speech saying Nevada needs to "stay ...

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