Bail reduction sought in Sparks trespass slaying

A 73-year-old former schoolteacher accused of killing an unarmed trespasser in Northern Nevada should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he thought the man pointed a gun at him, his new defense attorney said.

10 safety tips for women traveling solo

Solo traveling can be a wonderful experience, especially for a young woman. It fosters a sense of confidence and independence and it implores you to explore the many sights and sounds that the world has to offer. That said, we girls do face a few more safety challenges while traveling than our male counterparts do. Before you pack your bags, arm yourself with these tips to stay safe while seeing the world.

Reid, Heller talk immigration in joint interview

CARSON CITY – U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller said in a joint interview that the nation would not have the current crisis with the flood of people crossing the border from Mexico and Central America if the House had passed the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill.

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Woman killed in U.S. 95 accident ID’d

The woman killed in a rollover crash Friday afternoon near U.S. Highway 95 in Nye County has been identified by the Nevada Highway Patrol as Patricia Mcloone, 37, of Pahrump.




Beer tastings become the toast of Downtown Container Park

The third and final installment of Motley Brews’ Open Container summer beer tasting series is scheduled for 9 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St., and organizers are hoping locals will check out the shopping venue and the wide variety of craft brews.