Nevada News

Earthquake Confirmed in Remote Area of Western Nevada

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.0 shook a remote area of western Nevada Wednesday morning where a stronger temblor occurred last week, The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. Nye County sheriff’s Capt. David Boruchowitz said there were no immediate reports of …

Nevada Highway Damaged by Largest Area Earthquake in 65 Years

The cracked main highway between Las Vegas and Reno reopened Friday, 10 hours after a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake that a researcher called the largest to strike the remote area of western Nevada in 65 years. No injuries were reported, …

Nevadans to Receive Premium Relief Refunds for Auto Insurance Policies

Several Nevada drivers are set to receive premium refunds for their auto insurance policies as a result of less claims being paid as Nevadans continue to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis. “There are fewer cars on the road …

Commentary: Are You Ready, Nevada? Nine New Laws for the New Year

Don’t let hindsight be 2020. While others are enjoying the holidays and a well-deserved break, Nevada businesses should “check their lists twice” to make sure they are compliant with a host of new laws going into effect in Nevada on …

Evacuations Lifted in Wildfire Along California-Nevada Border

Authorities say a fast-moving wildfire on rural land along the California-Nevada border burned one home before crews were able to slow its spread. Fire spokesman Adam Mayberry says the blaze about 25 miles north of Reno, Nevada is now more …

Deaths from Nevada Car Crashes Down in June from 2018 Rates

Fewer people died in car crashes on Nevada roads in June than they did a year earlier, according to state data. The Nevada Department of Public Safety reported 16 deaths from 16 crashes in June, which is almost half as …

Nevada Attorney General Recommends $25M Wildfire Settlement

Nevada’s attorney general is recommending approval of a $25 million settlement with homeowners and insurance companies who sought more than $300 million in damages from the state after a fire destroyed 24 homes south of Reno when strong winds reignited …

Lawsuit Blames Nevada Casino Restaurant for Salmonella

A Nevada man is suing the corporate owner of a casino restaurant in Elko where he says he was infected with salmonella after eating contaminated ham or eggs there earlier this month. Harry Wiseman of Elko says he is one …

Nevada Mulling ‘Textalyzer’ Tech That Scans Cellphones After Crashes

Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car …

Former Nevada Test Site Guard Sues Over Assault, Harassment

A former security guard at the Nevada National Security Site is suing her former employer over allegations she was sexually assaulted and harassed by colleagues and then retaliated against for reporting the incidents. Jennifer Glover said in her lawsuit filed …