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Court Disagrees With Nevada's 'One Good Eye' Prison Policy

Convicted killer John Colwell's lawsuit will move forward

(Newser) - Sure, having two eyes is nice, but "one eye is good enough for prison inmates." That was the policy apparently in play when the state of Nevada denied a partially blind prisoner cataract surgery—but such a policy is also "the very definition of deliberate indifference,"... More »

Miss USA Doesn't Know Her State Capital

Last we checked, Nevada's capital was not 'Oh, um, ah, oh my gosh'

(Newser) - Congratulations, America: You have crowned a Miss USA who doesn't know the capital of her own state. Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada as well as Miss USA, went on The Todd Show Monday and, during a quiz on the radio show, was asked to name Nevada's capital. Her response,... More »

Partier Knocks on Wrong Door, Gets Shot

Home belongs to a fire department captain in Vegas

(Newser) - A partygoer knocked on the wrong door in Las Vegas yesterday morning—and caught a bullet for his troubles. According to police, two men in their 20s had briefly left a birthday party and were trying to return just before 2 am when they made the mistake. They didn't... More »

Nevada Cove Won't Be Named for 'Racist' Mark Twain

Washoe tribe objects to plan for Lake Tahoe cove

(Newser) - The Nevada State Board on Geographic Names was considering naming a Lake Tahoe cove for Mark Twain—until it heard from the Washoe Tribe, whose ancestral homeland includes the lake, that Twain held "racist views" about Native Americans. As the head of the tribe's cultural resource department pointed... More »

Nevada School Shooter, 12, Left Dueling Suicide Notes

No charges to be filed in Nevada shooting

(Newser) - The 12-year-old boy who killed a teacher and wounded two students before taking his own life in a school shooting last fall left two contradictory suicide notes, authorities say. The police chief in Sparks, Nevada, said 7th-grader Jose Reyes left one note directed at teachers and students where he "... More »

Nev. Lawmaker: Get Bundy Militia Out

He wants state to 'get rid of armed separatists'

(Newser) - Most of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's conservative allies backed away after his "Negro" remarks —but there are still plenty of heavily armed militia members camped around his ranch and neighbors are becoming uneasy, a Democratic congressman says. At a public event over the weekend, Rep. Steven Horsford... More »

Rancher Bundy Doubles Down on Racist Remarks

As his conservative allies back away

(Newser) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is standing by his widely condemned remarks on slavery even as most of his conservative allies hastily back away from him. "I don't think I'm wrong," Bundy, who wondered if black people were "better off as slaves, picking cotton and having... More »

Rancher Bundy Explains the 'Negro'

Rand Paul and other supporters quickly start distancing themselves

(Newser) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy became a hero in some libertarian and conservative circles for his standoff with federal authorities over grazing rights earlier this month. But then he kept talking. The New York Times today quotes him thusly:
  • “I want to tell you one more thing I know about
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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 »

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