Nevada News

Dirty Driving: How Nevada Could Close ‘Classic’ Car Loophole

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — What makes a car classic? It sounds like fodder for bar trivia, but in Nevada it’s a question almost certain to come up in the state Legislature. Classic vehicle license plates issued by the state …

Nevada Wildfire Victims Share Varied Stories

RENO, Nev. — With a wind-whipped wildfire roaring through a Reno neighborhood, David Howton sprang into action with a garden hose and was lucky to save his home. About a mile away, Scott and Mimi O’Brien weren’t so lucky. The …

Wildfire Destroys Multiple Reno Homes; Hundreds Threatened

RENO, Nev. — A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds destroyed or damaged about 20 homes in two Reno foothills neighborhoods and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Wednesday. It …

Weather Unfavorable on Northern California Fire Lines

SUSANVILLE, Calif. — Firefighters and aircraft worked Tuesday to halt the spread of two forest fires in rural northeastern California as unstable weather brought the risk of gusty winds, thunderstorms and lightning strikes that could start new blazes. The Gold …

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 …