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Both sides play politics in fight over Nevada background check law

CARSON CITY — The push to implement the stalled background check was all but a done deal coming into the 2019 session of the Nevada Legislature. But that didn’t stop Republican lawmakers and the National Rifle Association from sending out calls to action to constituents and gun rights supporters, wh


BREAKING NEWS: Officials: Shooting reported in Tahoe City

Shots were fired in Tahoe City just after 5 p.m. at Boatworks Mall at 760 N. Lake Blvd., according to the North Tahoe Fire Protection District. According to Placer County Sheriff 's Office, the shooting is not an active shooter incident and the scene is now secure.


Carson City man killed in crash; storm continues

A Carson City man was killed in a crash that happened on Thursday on Interstate 580 south of the Galena Creek Bridge. Philip Dale Hatley, 57, died as a result of the crash. Preliminary investigation shows a dark gray Chevrolet pickup was traveling northbound on I-580, south of the Galena Creek Bridg


Carson City gun, rifle range could be relocated

Carson City is exploring possible sites to relocate the city's gun and rifle range. The Range Task Force held its second meeting Thursday and the wide-ranging discussion zeroed in on if and when to move the range.


Traffic Maps: I-80 closed from Colfax to Nevada state line

I-80 I-80 is closed from Colfax to the Nevada state line due to multiple spin-outs. Closed eastbound to all tractor-semi combinations at Applegate due to traction concerns. Closed westbound to all tractor-semitrailer combinations at the Nevada state line due to traction concerns.


Nevada town embraces environmental group who bought ranch

BEATTY — Environmentalists are taking over this faded mining town 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, but many locals don’t seem to mind. The Nature Conservancy is now the largest private landowner in this part of Nye County, where the national environmental group is working with local residents to re


Cochise Street being readied for development in Carson City

Cochise Street is being reclassified to prepare for further development and increased traffic in south Carson City. The Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday approved a request to the Nevada Department of Transportation to change Cochise Street from a local street to a minor co


Nevada trooper involved in crash with suspected DUI driver

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a crash on U.S. Highway 95 Saturday morning. Around 7:45 a.m., Highway Patrol trooper Adam Whitmarsh was on a traffic stop on U.S. 95, north of Ann Road when a Honda CRV failed to maintain the travel lane and struck the back of the patrol car, causing


New bike event could come to Carson City

A new biking event may be coming to Carson City. The Culture and Tourism Authority is negotiating to bring a race operated by Bike Monkey, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based professional events manager.


Placer Sheriff's Deputies investigate double shooting in Tahoe City

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Detectives and deputies with the Placer County Sheriff's Office were on scene of a double shooting at the Boatworks Shopping Mall in Tahoe City Saturday.


Two shot, one dead in Tahoe City shooting

Two people were shot and one died Saturday at Tahoe City's Boatworks Mall. Lt. Andrew Scott of the Placer County Sheriff's Office posted video of the scene.


Shots Fired at Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City

Placer County Sheriff's Office is responding to shots fired at Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City. North Tahoe Fire Protection District says this is not an active shooting. This is an active and evolving incident.


‘Just please stop coming up here.’ Sierra travel can wait, officials say, as more snow moves in

The consensus is clear: Don’t drive to the Sierra. At least until Sunday afternoon. The latest wave of storms following the atmospheric river over Northern California is bringing so much snow to the mountains east of Sacramento that officials from the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, the Nationa


Bill would eliminate death penalty in Nevada

Legislation that would abolish the death penalty in Nevada was introduced Friday in the Nevada Assembly. AB149 was sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ozzie Fumo and James Ohrenschall of Las Vegas.


Minden man faces exploitation of elderly charge

A Minden man accused of taking nearly $15,000 from his 87-year-old grandfather waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Rhys A. Stefancin-Whitney, 18, faces four felonies in connection with the case, including a charge of exploitation of the elderly and three counts of theft.


Carson City Public Works reports minor flooding

Carson City Public Works crews are currently assessing drain inlets and opening storm drains. At the moment only flood prone areas are experiencing minor, localized flooding. City officials encourage residents to prepare as necessary, as weather conditions can rapidly change. Check nearby storm drai


Nevada’s first and second train robbery

One of the first jobs I had after I left the ranch, was as an engineering aide for the Nevada State Highway Department (Now NDOT) in 1962. I was assigned to a survey crew on the first Interstate 80 freeway project heading east from the California state line near Verdi.


Nevada U.S. Attorney's Office collects more than $7.2M in civil, criminal actions

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada said more than $7.2 million were collected from civil and criminal actions during 2018.


Traffic on Highway 50 held for hours due to snow slide

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Traffic is being held in Meyers and Twin Bridges due to a snow slide on Echo Summit. The slide occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. and according to the CHP in Placerville, it covered some vehicles in the westbound lane. There has been a standstill line of traffic on Highwa


The Indy Explains: How a secret plutonium shipment exacerbated mistrust between Nevada and Department of Energy

The secretive Nevada plutonium shipment that has spawned angry rhetoric from Nevada politicians has a history that starts with Russia. In 2000, the United States entered into a pact with Russia to set aside excess weapons-grade plutonium for civilian use in nuclear reactors. Congress then passed a l