Author Archives: SCOTT SONNER

APNewsBreak: Police say Salvadoran suspect killed for meth

A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. Continue reading

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APNewsbreak: Police say immigrant suspect killed for drugs

A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. Continue reading

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Nevada officials say death row inmate trying to kill himself

Prison officials say Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier has gone to great lengths to kill himself while awaiting execution, including attempting to obtain drops of a deadly drug on a piece of paper sent through prison mail. Continue reading

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Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space

More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that poses no immediate threat to any populated areas but is generating so much heat and smoke that it’s now visible from space. Continue reading

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Police say couple hid dead 5-year-old inside storage unit

A Nevada man and his wife never called 911 when his 5-year-old daughter was dying inside a filthy Reno apartment earlier this month, then put her emaciated corpse in a duffel bag and drove it to California and left it in a storage unit, authorities said. Continue reading

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Police: Reno gunman didn’t appear to be targeting people

Police have identified the former California man who took a woman hostage and opened fire on a downtown Reno street from a high-rise condominium before a SWAT team killed him. Continue reading

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Police say Reno gunman didn’t plan attack from high-rise

A gunman who was killed by a SWAT team after he took a woman hostage and opened fire on a downtown Reno street from the eighth-floor of a condominium may have been suffering from mental issues, police said. Continue reading

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Not even desert safe from wildfire threat in blazing West

Not even the desert is safe from the threat of wildfires across parts of the West where crews are battling wildland blazes in triple-digit heat. Continue reading

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Reward offered to catch Nevada lake invasive fish dumper

Nevada game wardens who spend most their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species. Continue reading

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Lawyers plead for leniency for elderly, homeless bank robber

Public defenders are pleading for leniency for a 78-year-old, lifelong criminal who admitted robbing a Reno bank with a steak knife so he could return to prison instead of spending his last years homeless, cold and sick. Continue reading

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