Nevada News

Uber Cannot Operate in Nevada Pending Regulator Case

Uber Technologies Inc. was blocked from operating in Nevada by a judge in Reno after regulators succeeded in getting the case taken from a judge in Las Vegas who had refused the halt the mobile car-booking service. Nevada District Court …

Seismologists Look for Better Ways to Track Nevada Quake Swarm

Seismologists have taken steps to better track an earthquake swarm in the sparsely populated northwest corner of Nevada near Oregon and California. Ken Smith of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory says the placement of equipment closer to …

Northwest Nevada Shaken by Moderate Quake

A moderate earthquake hit northwest Nevada late Tuesday night, but there were no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.9 temblor about 11:30 p.m. was centered 41 miles east-southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, and about 190 miles north …

Nevada Highway Patrol Promoting Safety Around Big Rigs in Vegas Area

The Nevada Highway Patrol is planning a “Badge on Board” enforcement blitz this week in the Las Vegas area to promote traffic safety around big rig trucks. Trooper Loy Hixson says the effort comes after Nevada ranked third in a …

Nevada Official Says 11 Drivers Cited so Far For Uber

Nevada drivers with the ridesharing company Uber are picking up passengers despite a judge’s order blocking the rides until at least until Nov. 7. Nevada Taxicab Authority spokeswoman Teri Williams told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that at least one Uber …

Parents in Nevada Bullying Suicide Sue District

The parents of a seventh-grader who shot herself dead last December are suing the Las Vegas-area school district, alleging that administrators failed to inform them that their daughter was bullied at her middle school. Jason and Jennifer Lamberth filed a …

Ridesharing Uber Halted in Nevada For Now

It didn’t take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is …

CIG Names Houghton as Regional Field Executive for Southwest

Capital Insurance Group has named Mark Houghton as the regional field executive for the Southwest region. Houghton, the former regional manager of CIG’s Anaheim, Calif. territory, will oversee field operations and business relations for CIG’s newest regional territory comprised of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Houghton has …

Families of Nevada Helicopter Crash Victims Awarded $16M

A jury has awarded $16 million to the families of four passengers who were killed in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead in Nevada. The jurors ruled against Sundance Helicopters Inc. in a wrongful death case filed by …

Forecast Calls for More Drought Next Year Across West

Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California. Below-normal precipitation and normal or above-normal temperatures are forecast in the …