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Universal gun background check bill becomes law in Nevada

After a marathon week that included a day-long public comment session, a contentious background check bill has moved through the Legislature and has been signed into law by Gov. Steve Sisolak.


29-year-old Winnemucca man identified in fatal I-80 crash near Derby Dam

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified a 29-year-old man who was killed in a crash on I-80 near Derby Dam on Tuesday, Feb. 12. According to the NHP, Joshua Franklin Jones of Winnemucca was pronounced dead at the scene after he was ejected from his pickup truck after


I-80 reopened after snowstorm brings whiteout conditions to the Sierra Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO — Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.


Nevada lawmakers introduce bill to end death penalty

Nevada lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would abolish the death penalty in the state. The bill, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Ozzie Fumo and Sen. James Ohrenschall, calls for a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for someone convicted of first-degree murder


Operators of Nevada boarding school free after posting bail

Marcel and Patricia Chappuis, the married operators of a private boarding school at the center of an ongoing abuse and neglect investigation, are no longer in custody. The couple, who were transferred sometime Thursday evening from Las Vegas to the Nye County Detention Center, posted bail late Thurs


Travel to Tahoe 'highly discouraged'; I-80 remains closed as snow continues hit Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE (KRON) - Got plans to hit the Sierra Nevada for this long weekend?. If you do, you may run into a few obstacles on the way... literally!. Weather-wise, the area is getting A LOT of snow.


Winnemucca doctor pleads guilty to opioid distribution

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (KOLO) - The Vice Chief of Staff for Humboldt County General Hospital in Winnemucca has pleaded guilty to illegally writing prescriptions for narcotics such as the opioids Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, without a medical purpose. That's according to U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich o


Payless ShoeSource to close all Nevada stores

Nevadans will soon have one fewer shoe-buying option. Payless ShoeSource will close all of its 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as part a retail liquidation, a Payless spokesperson told the Review-Journal on Friday.


Nevada County Police Blotter: Aggressive driver blows kisses, throws dollars

8:36 a.m. — A caller from Pleasant Street reported their neighbor had been banging on the floor with a hammer for the previous two hours. 1:10 p.m. — A caller from Empire Street reported hearing someone walking through the area shouting, "They don't know what I'm capable of." The caller was concerne


Northeastern Nevada under wind advisory

ELKO -- The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a wind advisory through 4 p.m. Friday. “A cold front will cross the Great Basin today bringing areas of strong, gusty winds,” the advisory stated. Southwest to west winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected, with gusts of more than 45 mph.


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.


Journey complete: Hansen wins state

WINNEMUCCA – Entering the 2018 Division 3A state wrestling tournament as one of the clear favorites to win a state championship, Elko’s Carl Hansen placed third at 170 pounds.