Edward Bennett, 45, was found unresponsive in his single cell at Ely State Prison on Saturday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. The prison’s medical staff couldn’t save him.
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WOODLAND, Calif. — California’s deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that’s bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.
In every key Nevada race, Republicans have cast more early-voting ballots than Democrats ahead of today’s rally starring former President Bill Clinton, who is being brought in by Nevada Democrats who hope the “comeback kid” can boost party turnout and head off a GOP sweep of state offices.
A science museum was issued two citations after a tornado demonstration led to a flash fire that injured 13 people, a Nevada state official said Monday.
A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West’s most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.
California Proposition 48 is several tribes vs. the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians and Station Casinos. The measure could determine if North Fork can move forward with a $350 million casino complex in the town of Madera.
Lucy Flores has run 26.2-mile marathons five times.
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck and other GOP lawmakers are responsible for the Ebola crisis because federal budget cuts have crippled the ability of the government and hospitals to deal with an infectious disease outbreak, Erin Bilbray, the Democrat challenging Heck, charged Monday.
An unattended pot on a stove caused a fire that sent two people to a hospital in Mesquite Saturday.
Federal land managers say their preferred plan to manage 3.1 million acres of public land in southern Nevada would balance resource development and protection.
The State Transportation Board on Monday unanimously approved a $70 million design-build project for State Highway 439, also known as USA Parkway east of Reno in Storey and Lyon counties.
Tuesday is the last day for Nevadans to register to vote if they want to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 general election.
RENO — The proposed 2 percent tax on business revenues facing Nevada voters has become one of the most expensive ballot questions in state history.
Charles R. “Charlie” Waters Jr., a veteran newspaperman, died Wednesday at his home in Henderson after a battle with lung cancer. He was 66.
CARSON CITY - In a letter signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval, the Western Governors Association is criticizing a proposed U.S. Forest Service directive that seeks significant changes to water policy without their involvement.
An air tanker fighting a wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park in Northern California smashed into a steep canyon wall Tuesday, killing the pilot who was believed to be the only person aboard, officials said.
A man was found dead Sunday after going missing during a hike in Zion National Park, the National Park Service announced.
The House passed a collection of Northern Nevada land bills on Monday that would create nearly 73,500 acres of new wilderness in the state while making more than 23,000 acres available for economic development in a rural counties.
A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based science demonstrations in light of a flash fire that injured 13 people, most of them children, at a Reno museum earlier this month.
RENO — A new kind of aircraft is competing for the first time at this week’s National Championship Air Races in Reno: drones.
As the northern part of the Silver State recently landed its second major economic development project this year, a bold question has been lingering in Southern Nevada: Did the south get a fair shake?
The Clark County legal community was stunned last month to learn that the district attorney’s office has for decades quietly paid rent and other expenses for some witnesses in criminal cases, a practice not divulged to defense attorneys.
A man who was accused of plotting to kidnap talk show host David Letterman’s young son and nanny nine years ago has been paroled to Las Vegas, Montana prison officials said Thursday.