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Reno Crash Toll Hits 9; Feds Investigate

7 died on the tarmac; 2 at hospitals

(Newser) - The death toll in the terrifying crash of a World War II-era plane during a Reno air race has risen to at least nine people, including the pilot and eight spectators, authorities said today. The deaths include seven who were killed on the tarmac and two others who died at... More »

74-Year-Old Shouldn't Be Flying a 'Hot Rod'

Air shows like Reno's put spectators at risk: Clive Irving

(Newser) - Witnesses may be praising the Reno pilot killed in yesterday's air show crash, but aviation blogger Clive Irving has one key question: "What was a 74-year-old pilot doing in a souped-up World War II fighter flying in an air race?" he asks at the Daily Beast . The deadly... More »

Witnesses Praise Reno Pilot for Last-Ditch Maneuvers

They think Jimmy Leeward, 74, kept it from being worse

(Newser) - As horrific as yesterday's crash at an air race event in Reno was, witnesses say it could have been worse if not for last-second maneuvers by the veteran pilot. "If he wouldn't have pulled up, he would have taken out the entire bleacher section," one dad... More »

Plane Crashes at Reno Air Races; 3 Dead, Scores Injured

Pilot went down near grandstand

(Newser) - As thousands watched in horror, a WWII-era fighter plane competing in a Nevada event described as a car race in the sky suddenly pitched upward, rolled, and did a nose-dive toward the crowded grandstand. The plane, flown by a 74-year-old veteran Hollywood stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward , slammed into the concrete... More »

Bush, Liz Cheney Speaking at Hunters' Convention

The Safari Club is a big GOP donor

(Newser) - Attendees at the Safari Club International Annual Hunter’s Convention in Reno will surely have a “night to remember” when former President George W. Bush gives the keynote address on the last night of the gathering later this month. That’s what SCI promises, at least. The hunters' rights... More »

Latinos Hold Trump in Obama's Nev. Strategy

Dem hopes new, young voters in Reno, Las Vegas can buck GOP trend

(Newser) - Barack Obama is gambling that Latino voters in Nevada’s big cities—Reno and Las Vegas—can deliver the state’s five electoral votes, Dan Hoyle writes in Salon. Economic woes, immigration crackdown, and the costly Iraq war are the draws in Reno, where Latinos make up 12% of voters.... More »

Reno Cops Hunt Murderous Serial Rapist

Linked to attacks on 3 women near local campus

(Newser) - A murdered 19-year-old Reno woman is believed to be the third victim of a serial rapist preying on women near the local campus of the University of Nevada, reports the Reno Gazette. The woman was abducted from a friend's home and strangled. "This is a serial rapist," said... More »

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