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In Shootout With Feds, We'd 'Put Women at Front': Ex-Sheriff

Richard Mack explains strategy in Nevada cattle showdown

(Newser) - Fortunately, a face-off between a rancher's supporters—some armed—and federal officials concluded peacefully in Nevada on Saturday. Had it not, a former Arizona sheriff had a plan: "We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front" near the feds, Richard Mack told Fox... More »

Feds Halt Roundup of Rancher's Cattle, Fearing for Safety

Officials, protesters faced off earlier this week

(Newser) - After a confrontation between locals and federal officials this week, the US has ended a Nevada cattle roundup early, CNN reports. "We have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public," said Neil... More »

Nevada Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

It won't hold up in federal court, state decides

(Newser) - A step forward for gay rights in Nevada, though same-sex weddings in Las Vegas may still be some time off: The state has a constitutional ban on gay marriage that was approved by voters in 2002 but it has decided that it won't defend it before a federal appeals... More »

3 Days After Botched Mercy Killing, Wife Dies

Husband on suicide watch faces murder charge

(Newser) - An 88-year-old man who shot his wife in a Nevada hospital in what he says was an attempted mercy killing is now facing a murder charge. Frances Dresser, 86, was pronounced dead three days after her husband of 63 years shot her in the chest, reports NBC . William Dresser, who... More »

Man, 88: Hospital Shooting Was a Botched Mercy Killing

He says he meant to kill paralyzed wife, himself

(Newser) - An 88-year-old man charged with shooting his wife as she lay in a hospital bed says he would have killed her and then himself if his gun hadn't jammed. William Dresser of Carson City, Nevada, has told police that his wife of 63 years had been paralyzed by an... More »

Cops: Man, 88, Shoots Wife at Nevada Hospital

He is on suicide watch after critically injuring her

(Newser) - An 88-year-old Nevada man is on suicide watch in prison after shooting his wife in the chest as she lay in the hospital, critically injuring her, police say. The sheriff in Carson City says William Dresser was arrested for attempted murder after shooting his wife once with a handgun he... More »

Lost Nevada Family Heated Rocks to Survive

Staying with vehicle saved their lives, rescuers say

(Newser) - The Nevada family who had been missing in frigid conditions since the weekend has been found alive and authorities say the story has a happy ending because they did a lot of things right. The group, who became stranded when their Jeep rolled over an embankment and into a crevice,... More »

Missing Kids, Adults Found Alive in Nevada

4 kids, 2 adults 'in pretty good shape'

(Newser) - It's a happy ending: Nevada authorities have found the four kids and two adults missing in frigid conditions since Sunday—and they all appear to be fine, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal . Details remain thin, but all six were being taken to a hospital in Pershing County. "They are... More »

Nevada Family Missing After Going to 'Play in Snow'

Search is on for couple, 2 kids, niece and nephew

(Newser) - A Nevada couple and four children went to "play in the snow" Sunday and never returned, according to the Pershing County Sheriff. James Glanton, 34, and Christina MacIntee, 25, took their two children, 3 and 4, and a 10-year old niece and 4-year-old nephew into the remote Seven Troughs... More »

Parents of Nevada Shooter, 12: He Kissed Us Every Day

Jose Reyes was a loving boy, his parents insist in first interview

(Newser) - When described by his parents, Jose Reyes doesn't sound like a killer: He kissed them every day, worked at the family restaurant and saved his money, then used it to buy dinner for his parents or presents for his two younger sisters. Yet the 12-year-old shot two students and... More »

Lawmaker Clarifies: No, I Wouldn't Vote for Slavery

Nevada's Jim Wheeler issues statement after unfortunate hypothetical

(Newser) - Safe to say it is not a good day for any politician when he has to issue a statement clarifying that he would not, in fact, vote in favor of restoring slavery. But that's exactly what Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler had to do, reports the Las Vegas Sun . Asked... More »

Nevada Shooter a 'Nice Kid,' Got Bullied: Classmate

Hero teacher memorialized by thousands

(Newser) - Police still haven't released the name of the young shooter who wounded two 12-year-olds and killed a teacher at Sparks Middle School in Nevada yesterday before turning his parents' gun on himself, but a classmate describes him to CNN as "really a nice kid. He would make you... More »

Young Gunman Killed Teacher Who Tried to Stop Him

2 dead, 2 in critical condition after Sparks Middle School shooting

(Newser) - Two people are dead after a shooting at Sparks Middle School around 7:15am local time this morning. Nevada police say a young gunman killed a teacher who was trying to protect the other children; the shooter died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, says Sparks' city manager. Two more people... More »

The Most Dangerous US State Is ... Tennessee?

644 violent crimes last year for every 100K people

(Newser) - Judging by newspaper headlines, you might expect the most dangerous state in the country to be California or New York. But it's actually Tennessee that has the nation’s highest rate of violent crime. That's according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis of FBI statistics on violent crime... More »

Teen Suspected in Mom's Death Found in Vegas

Adrian Navarro-Canales also allegedly killed his brother

(Newser) - Police have found and arrested the Nevada 16-year-old they've been hunting since his mother and brother were found dead last week . Police got a tip that Adrian Navarro-Canales was in Las Vegas yesterday, near the Strip. They found the teen alone in a food court there at about 10:... More »

OJ's New Crime: Cookie Theft?

Prisoner allegedly stuffed his clothes after lunch

(Newser) - OJ Simpson has managed to get himself in trouble again—from behind bars. After lunch, guards spotted the former football star, in a Nevada jail for armed robbery, concealing something under his prison outfit, according to the National Enquirer. Turns out there were more than a dozen cookies underneath, Gawker... More »

Nevada Teen Sought in Murder of Mother, Brother

Adrian Navarro-Canales is on the run, police say

(Newser) - Police are searching nationwide and at the Mexican border for a southern Nevada teenager accused of killing his mother and younger brother. Police in Henderson think the killings happened last Tuesday, but the bodies weren't discovered until Friday—the fourth time a relative and the mother's boyfriend called... More »

Teen Missing After Mom, Brother Found Dead

Adrian Navarro, 16, isn't considered suspect in Nevada murders

(Newser) - The search for a Nevada teen has entered its fourth day—after police found his mother and brother stabbed to death last week. Newsy reports: More »

California Fire Damaging Air in Nevada

And it has a clear path deeper into Yosemite

(Newser) - The wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park is throwing so much smoke into the air that it is significantly hurting the air quality in Nevada—more than 100 miles away. Reno and Carson City issued emergency warnings over the smoke from the Rim Fire, and school children were kept inside for... More »

At Last, CIA Admits Area 51 Is Real

But the back story doesn't include aliens

(Newser) - It's a milestone of sorts for conspiracy theorists: The CIA has for the first time declassified documents that detail the existence of Area 51 in Nevada, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The documents, obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by a national security institute at George Washington... More »

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