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Man Faces Felony Terrorism Charges Over YouTube Video

Bryce Cuellar said he couldn't wait to start killing people

(Newser) - A Las Vegas man is being held on felony terrorist charges after posting a YouTube video of himself holding a sniper rifle and AR-15-type rifle and threatening to kill government officials, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Bryce Cuellar, 24, posted the video July 1. According to KTNV , Cuellar shows off... More »

Man Has No Idea Why Former Coworker Blew Up His Home

'Do you know why crazy people do crazy things?'

(Newser) - A Nevada man whose family was nearly killed weeks ago by bombs set off by a former colleague has no idea why he was a target, the AP reports. "I don't have a clue what Glenn Jones was up to," Joshua Cluff says. "Do you know... More »

America's 10 Most Violent States

Louisiana tops the list

(Newser) - Bad news, Louisiana. The state is the most violent in the country, according to a 24/7 Wall St. ranking, based on violent crimes, homicides, incarceration rates, the number of police officers per 100,000 residents, and estimated small-arms ownership. The top 10: More »

Aliens or Bombs? Town Plagued by Mystery Booms

Geologist suspects the noise is reaching California all the way from Nevada

(Newser) - "You just hear these booms, they're very low, you know, you almost feel them." That's how one resident of Sonora, Calif., describes a resounding noise heard in the mountain town every summer weekday between 11am and 2pm, per the Inquisitr . What's going on? Well, no... More »

1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Rural Nevada Explosions

Shrapnel was blown into neighborhood yards

(Newser) - A pair of explosions in a small Nevada town Wednesday evening killed one person and prompted a request for a bomb unit to respond from Las Vegas, about 165 miles away, the AP reports. Authorities say a second person was injured in the explosions on a residential street in Panaca.... More »

Sheriff: 3 Missing Women Met Same Man Online

Robert Carnochan was that man, officials say

(Newser) - With her Arizona home sold and most of her belongings packed up, Nancy Rae Hartz was ready to spend her golden years on the road. Divorced and widowed, she had recently found love again through a dating website, and the happy couple was going to travel in an RV. The... More »

Las Vegas Is Getting an NHL Team in 2017

It's the league's first expansion since 2000

(Newser) - The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas. The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday, the AP reports. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league's board of governors met... More »

British Man 'Tried to Assassinate Trump'

He grabbed officer's gun at Las Vegas rally

(Newser) - According to court papers, a disturbance at a Donald Trump rally on Saturday was actually an assassination attempt involving an illegal immigrant—from the UK. Michael Steven Sandford, 20, was arrested at the rally at the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas after allegedly trying to grab a police officer'... More »

Senate Candidate Sends Voters to Anime Porn Site

Sharron Angle blames her opponent

(Newser) - If you want to learn more about Joe Heck, a congressman and Senate candidate from Nevada, don't go to joeheck.com. All you'll find there is a lot of very graphic anime pornography. Still, that's where Sharron Angle, Heck's opponent for the GOP Senate nomination, directed... More »

Officials: Plague Found at Lake Tahoe Campground

Flea from chipmunk confirmed to have disease

(Newser) - A scenic campground near the shores of Lake Tahoe is now plastered with warning signs after the US Forest Service announced a flea from a yellow chipmunk there tested positive for plague , the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. The Forest Service's Lake Tahoe division, as well as officials from El Dorado... More »

After Crash, Woman Held Boy's Head Straight. It Saved Him

Family says Killian will make a full recovery from internal decapitation

(Newser) - A 4-year-old boy might not have survived a horrific car accident if two Good Samaritans had not happened upon the scene, reports Boise station KBOI . The accident occurred when Brandy Gonzalez was driving from Nevada to Idaho with son Killian on May 22, and their car smashed into another after... More »

$8M Will Buy You an Entire Nevada Town

Complete with casino, bar, airstrip, and 375 or so residents

(Newser) - A couple hundred miles from San Francisco, where somedays it seems like $8 million will just about get you a dilapidated one-bedroom condo, that amount of money can buy you an entire town. CBS News reports Nancy Kidwell is selling the Nevada town she founded in 1951 with her first... More »

Chaos Erupts at Nevada Dem Convention

Security ended up clearing the room

(Newser) - The Nevada Democratic Convention turned into an unruly and unpredictable event, after tension with organizers led to some Bernie Sanders supporters throwing chairs and to security clearing the room, organizers said. Friction between Sanders' supporters and state Democratic Party leaders had flared throughout the day on Saturday. The convention was... More »

Sheriff: Vandals May Have Killed 1 of the World's Rarest Fishes

They also allegedly vomited and skinny-dipped all over a protected area

(Newser) - Three Nevada men have been questioned by investigators about vandalism in an environmentally fragile area of Death Valley National Park that may have killed one of the rarest fishes on earth, the AP reports. No arrests have been made in the April 30 intrusion while authorities continue to investigate what... More »

Sierras Are Way Overdue for Major, Costly Earthquake

And one expert says we need to start preparing

(Newser) - The West is long overdue for a major earthquake that could cause billions of dollars in damage to parts of Nevada and California, the AP reports. Scientists expect a magnitude-7 quake along the eastern front of the Sierra fault system every 30 years or so; there hasn't been one... More »

US First: Drone Delivers Package to Residential Area

We're now 'closer to the day that drones make regular deliveries to your front doorstep'

(Newser) - A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery in the US. Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeney said the six-rotor drone flew about a... More »

Area 51 Has a Top-Secret Neighbor Base

Area 6 used to test UAVs, official says

(Newser) - Twelve miles northeast of Area 51 lies Area 6—a site that might be as mysterious as its more famous neighbor. Never heard of it? That's not surprising. Government officials have long kept mum about Area 6, part of Nevada's national security site, which is home to a... More »

Hundreds of Workers Walked Off a Tesla Site

They claim company is paying out-of-staters on the cheap

(Newser) - Hundreds of union construction workers walked off the job at Tesla Motors' battery manufacturing plant in northern Nevada on Monday to protest what union organizers say is the increased hiring of out-of-state workers for less pay. Approximately 350 plumbers, carpenters, electricians, painters, and others walked away from the construction site... More »

Trump on Nevada Caucus: 'Strange Things Happen Here'

Oh, and he'd like to punch a protester in the face

(Newser) - Donald Trump has promised to start acting more presidential , but there wasn't much sign of it at a rally in Nevada Monday night, where he told the crowd ahead of Tuesday's caucus that he would like to punch a protester in the face. "He's smiling, having... More »

Hillary Clinton Gets the Win in Nevada Caucus

And avoids a 'dramatic setback'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner of Saturday's Democratic caucus in Nevada, holding a 4-point lead over Bernie Sanders with 66% of precincts reporting, the New Republic reports. "To everyone who turned out in every corner of Nevada with determination and heart: This is your win. Thank... More »

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