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Family Explains What Likely Killed Man Stranded With Wife

Ronnie Barker had part of his lung removed

(Newser) - An Indiana couple that had been missing for more than a week were at peace with the world as the husband died a day before rescuers reached the wife , their nephew said Thursday. Beverly Barker, 69, was released from a Reno, Nevada, hospital Wednesday, a day after rescuers found her...

The 'Help' Text Came Through, but It Was Too Late

Couple goes missing on cross-country trip, and only one makes it out of ordeal alive

(Newser) - A single, desperate cry for help went through to family members too late to save a woman’s husband after the Indiana couple had been lost in Nevada’s high-desert wilderness for more than a week. “37.757753, -117.809568. Help.” It was a delayed text with GPS...

Teen Arrested After Homework Found in Getaway Car

High school student faces murder charge in home-invasion robbery

(Newser) - An 18-year-old man arrested in a home-invasion robbery in which a Las Vegas woman was killed left his high school homework in the getaway car, police said. Math homework bearing Kamari Oliver's name was found in a backpack in the vehicle after the victim's boyfriend saw several robbers...

New Charge for Man Accused of Abducting Nevada Teen

Troy Driver has now been charged with murder in the case of 18-year-old Naomi Irion

(Newser) - Update: Troy Driver had already been charged with kidnapping in the case of Naomi Irion, the Nevada 18-year-old whose body was found more than two weeks after she was taken from a Walmart parking lot. Now, the 41-year-old has been hit with a murder charge as well, reports CBS News...

This Is the Most Stressed State in America

Louisiana is one big stress ball, according to latest WalletHub rankings

(Newser) - To say we've collectively and individually been stressed over the past two years is probably an understatement, but the stress levels are higher in some parts of the US than others. WalletHub looked at all 50 states, examining more than three dozen metrics in four categories: stress related to...

FBI: Teen Was Kidnapped in Her Own Car
Suspect Arrested in Case
of Missing Nevada Teen

Suspect Arrested in Case of Missing Nevada Teen

Troy Driver, 41, is in custody; still no news on whereabouts of Naomi Irion, 18

(Newser) - Update: Naomi Irion is still missing, but Nevada cops now have a suspect in her disappearance in custody. KTVN reports that Troy Driver, 41, of Fallon was arrested Friday, with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office noting he's being held on kidnapping charges. Authorities say they've also impounded...

Woman Who Went Missing in February Is Missing Again

Gayle Stewart last seen near the Hoover Dam on March 14

(Newser) - A Nevada woman who was reported missing on Valentine's Day and found roughly 12 hours later clinging to a tree on a dangerously steep slope has disappeared for a second time. It’s now been nine days since Gayle Stewart, 64, was last seen March 14 near the Hoover...

Governor, Wife Face Tirade at Restaurant

State police investigate threats, racial slurs apparently from right-wing podcaster

(Newser) - What appeared to be a friendly selfie request of Nevada's governor turned into a profane, threatening situation Sunday at a Las Vegas restaurant. Nevada State Police are investigating the confrontation that began just after Gov. Steve Sisolak; his wife, Kathy; and a daughter arrived at Lindo Michoacan in Summerlin,...

Woman at Center of Deadly Bus Shove Is Going to Prison

Cadesha Bishop gets 8 to 20 years behind bars after 2019 incident in which elderly man died

(Newser) - Update: A woman who pushed an elderly man off a Las Vegas bus, causing his death, heard her fate this week in a Nevada courtroom. Per WFTV , Cadesha Bishop was sentenced Friday to between eight and 20 years behind bars for the 2019 incident, in which a 74-year-old man hit...

Masks Come Off in Nevada Casinos
Nevada Unmasks Gamblers

Nevada Unmasks Gamblers

Governor lifts mandate for most public places

(Newser) - Signs announcing face masks were required came down in Nevada casinos on Thursday, after the state dropped its mandate for public places. The change was effective immediately. "It's really an exciting day," said Stephen Thayer, general manager of the Strat in Las Vegas. Employees were relieved that...

$500K Lawsuit Claims Cops Arrested Wrong Shane Brown

Shane Lee Brown says he spent 6 days in jail after being mistaken as a wanted felon

(Newser) - A young Black man is suing two police departments in Nevada after he says he spent six days in jail—simply for having nearly the same name as a wanted felon, who is white and twice his age. Shane Lee Brown, a 25-year-old with dark hair, says police were actually...

OJ Simpson Is Now a &#39;Completely Free Man&#39;
OJ Simpson's
Parole Ends Early

OJ Simpson's Parole Ends Early

He's now a 'completely free man'

(Newser) - OJ Simpson is a free man. The 74-year-old former football star, acquitted California murder defendant, and convicted Las Vegas armed robber was granted good behavior credits and discharged from parole effective Dec. 1, Nevada State Police spokeswoman Kim Yoko Smith said Tuesday. "Mr. Simpson is a completely free man...

This State Embraces Diversity More Than Any Other

California takes top spot in WalletHub ranking; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - America's history is a unique one, and the result of our national experiment is a "complex tapestry of backgrounds," comprised of people from all different cultures, religions, and socioeconomic and educational statuses, per WalletHub . In fact, the personal finance site notes, by 2045 it's expected there...

Lake Tahoe Residents 'Thankful to Be Alive'

They're returning home, though Caldor Fire is only 50% contained

(Newser) - Residents are returning to the Lake Tahoe resort area more than a week after evacuation orders spurred by the Caldor Fire , though full containment is still weeks away. More than 53,000 people had been ordered to evacuate by Sept. 1. At that time, officials expected full containment by Wednesday....

Looking for Gender Equality? Here's Where to Go

Nevada takes the top spot in WalletHub ranking, while Utah comes in last

(Newser) - The glass ceiling may have many deep cracks in it, but it hasn't yet been shattered—at least not in terms of the pay gap or women consistently finding equal footing in leadership positions. And the workplace isn't the only arena in which women are still battling gender...

Guy's Suit: I Went to Dump Dog Poop, Encountered a Bear

Calif. tourist on Nevada side of Lake Tahoe says he hurt himself trying to flee from bear in dumpster

(Newser) - He took his dog for a walk, ran into a bear in a dumpster, and hurt himself trying to get away. That's the upshot of a confrontation two years ago in Lake Tahoe between a California tourist and said bear, and now the subject of a lawsuit in Nevada'...

Cops: Landlord Killed 2 Tenants in Rent Dispute

3rd tenant was critically injured in Vegas shooting

(Newser) - A landlord argued with his live-in tenants over unpaid rent before opening fire with a handgun in a small house near downtown Las Vegas early Tuesday, killing two women and wounding a man who survived nine gunshots, police said. The shooting suspect, Arnoldo Lozano-Sanchez, 78, surrendered after a one-hour standoff...

Nevada Issues Emergency Mask Mandate

For 12 of its 17 counties

(Newser) - The mask reversals continue: Nevada on Tuesday afternoon announced an emergency order, taking effect Friday in 12 of the state's 17 counties, requiring masks in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. The order applies to counties with substantial or high rates of COVID-19 transmission, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports....

DNA Proves He Raped, Killed a Girl—and Someone Else

Genome sequencing cracks Las Vegas murders of Nanette Vanderburg, Stephanie Isaacson

(Newser) - Las Vegas police say they finally know who killed a 14-year-old girl during her walk to school more than 32 years ago. Stephanie Isaacson never arrived at school on June 1, 1989, a fact her father only learned when she failed to appear that afternoon. Her body was found that...

Cops: Woman With No License Yanked 13 Teeth From Patient

Laurel Eich was arrested after break-in at Nevada dental office she worked at

(Newser) - Police investigating a break-in at a dental office in Nevada uncovered a more disturbing crime. Police say Laurel Eich, the 42-year-old dental office employee accused of breaking into the office and stealing more than $22,000 in cash and checks from a drawer, also pulled 13 teeth from one person...

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