Amtrak service unlikely to resume soon due to Sierra storm

California 02/27/19, 20:25

Amtrak passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California, is unlikely to resume until at least Friday because of a lingering winter storm that sent an avalanche across the Union Pacific tracks in the Sierra Nevada, railway officials said Wednesday.Service on Amtrak's California Zephyr was suspended Tuesday after an avalanche ...

Strong winds, snowy weather hit West Coast

U.S. 02/25/19, 19:24

A fierce winter storm packing winds in excess of 100 mph (160 kph) and predicted to bring as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow to the Sierra Nevada barreled into the West Coast on Monday, toppling trucks, triggering power outages and temporarily closing the major highway near Reno. Up ...

Tomatoes, tilapia farmed in circle-of-life Nevada greenhouse

Business 02/18/19, 18:41

In a sprawling greenhouse in the northern Nevada desert, tilapia and tomatoes are being farmed in a circle-of-life partnership.The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Dayton Valley Aquaponics uses a supermarket-sized building on land where cattle used to graze to grow tomatoes using fish waste nutrients while leaving cleansed water to recycle ...

Update: Arias accused of misconduct in Reno in 1998

U.S. 02/13/19, 17:47

The Latest on accusations of sexual misconduct against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias (all times local):1 p.m.The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the sixth woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual ...

Nevada woman is the 6th to accuse Arias of sexual misconduct

America 02/13/19, 16:12

The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the latest woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct.Carina Black said in an interview this week that Arias boxed her against a wall inside an ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

Government shutdown won’t delay Nevada plutonium hearing

U.S. 01/11/19, 17:05

A federal court hearing will go forward as scheduled in Nevada next week on the state's attempt to block the Energy Department's plans to ship plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada despite claims by U.S. lawyers that they need more time to prepare due to the partial government shutdown.U.S. District ...

No. 6 Nevada romps past Utah State 72-49 to remain unbeaten

Basketball 01/03/19, 03:14

The last time Nevada won its first 14 games in a season, the Wolf Pack played in the Far Western Conference and Harry S. Truman was president.Jordan Caroline scored 15 points and No. 6 Nevada matched a school record set in 1951-52 by beating Utah State 72-49 on Wednesday night."I ...

Sierra off-roaders sue US over grouse in Nevada, California

California 12/24/18, 14:44

Off-road vehicle enthusiasts are suing the U.S. Forest Service over the bistate sage grouse in Nevada and California, arguing that a protection plan enacted this year could increase fire danger across rangeland habitat of the bird already proposed for threatened status. The California Four Wheel Drive Association and off-road groups in ...

Legal fight arises over South Lake Tahoe rental home rules

California 12/20/18, 16:47

City officials have postponed enforcement of new restrictions on short-term vacation home rentals at South Lake Tahoe, California, after local property owners filed a lawsuit saying the unconstitutional rules are wreaking havoc with out-of-town families who plan to spend the holidays at the mountain resort.The South Lake Tahoe Property Owners ...

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