Hazy smoke from a wildfire more than 150 miles away near Yosemite National Park descended Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, on Reno and the downtown casino district. Washoe County Health District officials issued an air quality alert because the Air Quality Index worsened to the unhealthy zone for sensitive groups, including the elderly and young children. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

Yosemite smoke fuels red air quality alert in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Health officials in smoky Reno have raised the seriousness of an air quality alert to include the general population as a thick haze worsens from a massive wildfire burning more than […]


Remains of suicide victim left on tracks 17 days

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Union Pacific railroad officials are defending their handling of the cleanup of the remains of a suicide victim whose widow complained his skin and bones were still on the tracks more […]


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Heat wave sends over 40 to hospitals in Las Vegas

A record heat wave has sent more than 40 people to hospitals in Las Vegas and prompted special protection for wild horses and the cancellation of a marathon elsewhere in Nevada. Authorities say some 30 […]


Reno Air Show Crash

No injuries in Reno plane collision at air races

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nobody was hurt when two planes practicing for air races collided at the Reno Stead Airport, the site of a 2010 crash that killed 11 people. Reno Air Racing Association President […]


Moderate earthquake strikes in rural Nevada

TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) — A moderate earthquake and a trio of smaller aftershocks have struck in rural Nevada near the California state line. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.


Grief counselors help after tragic air race crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Mixed in with the hot-dog stands, souvenir T-shirt tents and barbecue pits is a different kind of booth this year behind the grandstand at the 49th annual National Championship Air Races […]



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