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  • Group asks high court to block Nevada gay marriage

    October 8, 2014 10:52 AM

    LAS VEGAS - A group fighting to keep Nevada's state ban on same-sex marriage wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a short-lived ruling that blocked weddings from taking place. Coalition for the Protection of Marriage attorney Monte Neil Stewart says he filed a request for Justice Anthony Kennedy to... more »
  • Dismembered dogs

    August 13, 2014 7:42 PM

    RENO, NEVADA- A man is accused of animal cruelty for dismembering dogs and keeping their heads in a small refrigerator in a motel room. Jason Brown could face charges stiff enough to send him to prison for 20-years. Police say he was arrested when a motel maid found... more »
  • Mother's mental health questioned

    June 30, 2014 7:48 PM

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA- A judge says he's concerned about the mental state of a woman accused of attempted murder by throwing her kids out of a window and jumping after them. Luz Robledo Ibarra was in court in a wheelchair after suffering a broken pelvis and other injuries when... more »
  • Nelson mascot returned after kidnapping

    April 2, 2014 7:52 PM

    HENDERSON, NEVADA- Singer Willie Nelson's prized stuffed armadillo is back after it was kidnapped during a show in Las Vegas. The animal named Ol' Dillo vanished while members of the audience greeted Nelson after a concert in Vegas Monday night. Nelson's crew called the Westin Lake Las Vegas... more »
  • Scathing obituary for mom

    September 12, 2013 7:40 PM

    RENO, NEVADA- An obituary is supposed to celebrate a life after death but one is now an Internet sensation because of how scathing it is. The children of an abusive woman wrote it. Their horror stories about mom prompted Nevada to become one of the first states to allow children... more »
  • DUI case unravels

    July 10, 2013 7:44 PM

    MOAPA, NEVADA- The case of teen accused of drunk driving and causing a crash that killed five members of a family unraveled in Nevada and the charges were dropped. DNA evidence proved 18-year-old Jean Ervin Soriano was not driving the SUV that rear-ended a van carrying seven people during an... more »
  • Bonanza!

    June 25, 2013 7:54 PM

    RENO, NEVADA- You can own some memorabilia from the long-running TV series "Bonanza" as it goes up for auction in Nevada. Included in the items, the branding iron that fans of the show will remember from each week's opening credits burning up the Old West-style map of the ranch and... more »
  • Nevada training explosion kills 7 NC unit Marines

    March 19, 2013 8:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Marine Corps says seven Marines based in North Carolina were killed and several injured in a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. According to a statement from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp LeJeune, N.C., the cause of the accident that happened shortly... more »
  • Moderate earthquake strikes in rural Nevada

    February 12, 2013 7:24 PM

    TONOPAH, Nev. - A moderate earthquake has struck in rural Nevada near the California state line. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit at 4:10 p.m. It was centered 45 miles west of Tonopah, Nev., and followed by two smaller earthquakes recorded at magnitude 3.1 and magnitude... more »
  • Spady to interview Monday for Southern head coaching job

    December 8, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ Sports has learned current Nevada offensive lineman coach James Spady is a finalist for the vacant Jaguars head coaching job. Southern will bring in Spady Monday for an on-campus interview. Athletics Director Dr. William Broussard indicated on Jaguar Journal , hosted by Reggie Flood on... more »
  • Nev. brothel owner rides to victory in county race

    November 19, 2012 12:39 PM

    RENO, Nev. - The owner of a Nevada brothel who was recently elected as a county commissioner says he faced few objections during his campaign. Lance Gilman tells The Associated Press that to many voters in Storey County his Mustang Ranch is just a business and a prosperous one at... more »
  • Emergency responders stung in bee truck rollover

    October 2, 2012 12:41 PM

    TONOPAH, Nev. - Several emergency responders have been stung after a flatbed truck carrying honeybees rolled over in rural Nevada. Authorities say 66-year-old truck driver Rudy Breneman had been hauling a load of bees from Bruce, S.D., to California when he pulled to the side of the highway east of... more »
  • None of the above not dead yet

    September 5, 2012 7:39 PM

    The "none of the above" choice on the ballot in Nevada may yet show up in November. The Nevada Secretary of State's Office got an emergency stay from a federal appeals court which had strong words for the lower court judge who ordered it removed. District Judge Robert Jones said... more »
  • "None of the above" loses

    August 22, 2012 7:36 PM

    Nevada's unique voting option of "none of the above" was struck down by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Robert Jones says it's unconstitutional and since the "none" option can never win, even if it gets the most votes, it makes those votes not count. Nevada is the only state... more »
  • Nevada cyclist dies from injuries in La. crash

    April 26, 2012 6:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say a 57-year-old Las Vegas man has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 10. Troopers say Harley Made was driving a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on an entrance ramp to I-10 in Baton Rouge around 7:30 p.m. Friday... more »
  • Police say driver gets 3 speeding tickets in hour

    March 9, 2012 12:33 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Traffic officers along Interstate 84 in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge say a lead-footed driver was in such a hurry to make a court date on a meth possession charge that he racked up $2,000 worth of speeding tickets in an hour. Police say 34-year-old Jose Romero-Valenzuela of... more »
  • Gambling Priest gets 3 Years

    January 13, 2012 7:32 PM

    A Catholic Priest in Summerlin, Nevada got three years in federal prison for stealing $650,000 dollars from his parish to support his gambling habit. Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe had no reaction when the judge chided him for abusing his position of trust but there were muffled sobs from his supporters in... more »
  • Sheriff: Man who opened fire at Nevada restaurant dies

    September 6, 2011 2:19 PM

    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Authorities say the man who opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Nevada's capital city has died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong says the man opened fire at the restaurant at 9 a.m. Tuesday, wounding six people and himself and killing... more »
  • Official: 7 hurt in shooting at Nevada restaurant

    September 6, 2011 12:29 PM

    Officials say seven people have been wounded after a gunman opened fire inside a restaurant in Carson City, Nevada. Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong says the shooting happened at about 9 a.m. Tuesday at an IHOP restaurant. Special Agent Patrick Turner, spokesman for the FBI Nevada office in... more »
  • Latest theory says Roswell UFO was Russian craft

    May 23, 2011 12:22 PM

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A new book says the Roswell "incident" was no UFO but rather a Russian craft with "grotesque, child-size aviators" developed in human experiments by Nazi doctor and war criminal Josef Mengele. That latest theory is floated by investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen in a work entitled... more »
  • Obama: Justice Dept. will look for gas price manipulation

    April 21, 2011 4:41 PM

    RENO, Nev. - What's behind the four-dollar-a-gallon gasoline prices? President Barack Obama says a Justice Department team will try to find out. He says the team will be looking for any "fraud or manipulation" in oil markets that might be driving prices up. Obama told a town hall... more »
  • Remains found in La. identified as Nev. girl

    October 28, 2010 6:39 AM

    Louisiana authorities have identified skeletal remains found earlier this month near Harrisonburg as being those of a Nevada girl. The Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office says 12-year-old Lexis Kaye Roberts of Las Vegas was identified by dental records. Deputies say the girl was last seen traveling with her mother, Suellen Roberts,... more »
  • GOP Leader Endorses Dem in Nevada Senate Race

    October 7, 2010 7:29 PM

    U.S. Seantor Harry Reid of Nevada got an endorsement he probably didn't expect to get in his bid for re-election. One of the state's most influential Republicans over the last 40 years reluctantly chose Reid over GOP candidate Sharron Angle. State Senator Bill Raggio says Angle has extreme views and... more »
  • Pilot's wife dies of injuries in Vegas-area crash

    September 22, 2010 10:33 AM

    The wife of a pilot killed in a Labor Day small plane crash in a Las Vegas neighborhood, has also died. Susan Touchet of Erath, died yesterday from her injuries in the crash. Torchet's husband, 50-year-old Douglas Touchet, was pronounced dead shortly after the seven-seat plane went down... more »
  • Victims in crash from Louisiana, according to family

    September 7, 2010 10:50 AM

    A pilot who died, and his three passengers that were hurt in a plane crash in Nevada were from Louisiana, according to family. A Las Vegas newspaper reports the 50-year-old pilot and owner of the single-engine Piper Cherokee was Douglas J. Touchet of Erath, La. The three passengers... more »
  • La. judge revokes bond in trooper shooting

    July 15, 2010 6:55 AM

    A $1 million bond has been revoked for a 21-year-old Texas man accused of shooting a state trooper July 3. Judge Alvin Batiste ordered Robert Daniel Armendariz of El Paso to be held in jail without bond pending trial on a count of attempted first-degree murder. District Attorney Ricky Ward... more »
  • Nevada teen admits fatal beating of homeless man

    June 30, 2010 1:18 PM

    A Nevada teenager has admitted he fatally beat and stomped a homeless man in Reno after stealing $6 from the victim, along with some beer, cigarettes and a small radio. James Pineda faces 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death... more »
  • Vegas rakes it in from Super Bowl

    February 10, 2010 9:03 AM

    The New Orleans Saints weren't the only big winners in the Super Bowl, so were Nevada casinos. Gambling regulators said casinos won almost $6.9 million on this year's Super Bowl as bettors wagered $82.7 million on the NFL title game. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said the win... more »

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