Nevada News

Nevada Hosts Distracted Driving Ticket Alternative

Motorists stopped for using cellphones while driving in Las Vegas could be offered a chance to clear their record by participating in an online program. From Monday through July 10, Nevada Highway Patrol troopers can offer drivers with otherwise clean …

Nevada Gets $2.5M in Federal Highway Grants

Sen. Harry Reid has announced more than $2.5 million in federal highway grants for projects in Nevada intended to improve safety on roads and interstates. The Nevada Democrat says the money is being made available under an act entitled, “Moving …

Nevada Backcountry Skier Coaches on Avalanche Avoidance

Backcountry skier Ben Hatchett realized he’d overlooked important weather conditions about the time he heard the distinctive hissing sound of wet snow sliding down a steep mountain. It was early June, 2013 and he was skiing the Cooper Spur, a …

Vegas Fender Bender Victims Can Report Crashes on Mobile App

State insurance officials are instructing motorists on how to deal with minor car accidents after Las Vegas police announced they’ll soon stop responding to non-injury fender-benders. The Nevada Division of Insurance recommends drivers double check that they have their proof …

Nevada Workers’ Comp Loss Costs Post Small Increase in 2014

Many Nevada employers will see a small increase in the premiums they pay for workers’ compensation insurance this year. The average premium increase in the voluntary market will be about 3.2 percent. Nevada employers who purchase their workers’ compensation insurance …

Driver Privilege Cards Top New Nevada Laws in 2014

Tens of thousands of Nevada immigrants living in the United States without legal permission will be able to get behind the wheel and travel the roads of the Silver State legally under a new law that takes effect with the …

Nevada Attorney General Hails Verdict in Defective PVC Pipe Case

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is hailing a jury verdict that found a company knowingly made defective water and sewer pipes sold to Nevada and other municipalities and water districts in the state. Thursday’s verdict in U.S. District Court …

Erin Brockovich Resolves Nevada Drunken Boating Case

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich has pleaded no contest to operating a boat while intoxicated following her arrest at Lake Mead. She was scheduled to stand trial Oct. 7, but appeared in court Aug. 28. Justice of the Peace Rodney Burr …

Defense Claims Dead Nevada Insurance Examiner had ‘Darker Side’

Defense attorneys plan to present evidence questioning the character of Nevada’s chief insurance examiner, who was killed April 2 at his Carson City apartment. William McCune “seems to have had a darker side than what was previously assumed,” defense attorney …

Court: Wyoming Hospital to Pay Woman $2 Million

A federal appeals court has ordered Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Wyoming to pay a Nevada woman $2 million for damages she suffered when a doctor there failed to diagnose that her husband had broken his neck in a vehicle …