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Scott Sonner

The Associated Press

Reno, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

Nevadan accused of 1972 Hawaii killing fighting extradition

A former deputy Nevada attorney general accused of a 1972 killing in Honolulu told a Reno judge Wednesday he wants to fight extradition to Hawaii because he believes his constitutional rights were ... → Read More

Conservationists seek 'endangered' status for snail half the size of a pea

Conservationists are seeking Endangered Species Act protection for a tiny snail half the size of a pea that is known to exist only in high-desert springs near a → Read More

Body found in reservoir believed to be California teen

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A body found in a Northern California reservoir is believed to be that of 16-year-old Kiely Rodni, who went missing weeks ago after attending a large party at a Sierra Nevada… → Read More

US appeals court denies bid to block Churchill County geothermal plant

Ormat said failure to meet the deadline would cost the company $30 million over 20 years and could jeopardize the entire project. → Read More

Nevada court fights raise caution flags on green energy push

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Opposition from friends, not foes, is creating potential roadblocks to President Joe Biden’s green energy agenda on federal lands in the blue-leaning, Western swing state of Nevad… → Read More

Last Nevada county approves primary results after hand count

Dozens of residents urged commissioners in Nevada's two largest counties on Friday not to certify results of the June 14 primary, some expressing doubt about the election by recounting their ... → Read More

Conspiracies dominate GOP primary for Nevada elections post

Republican candidates who have have made false or misleading claims about voting are running in Tuesday's primary to become the top election official in Nevada, a perennial presidential battleground state. → Read More

Conspiracies dominate GOP primary for Nevada elections post

Republican candidates who have made false or misleading claims about voting are running in Tuesday's primary to become the top election official in Nevada, a perennial presidential battleground state → Read More

Gusty winds fan wildfires in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado

More than 5,000 firefighters are battling multiple wildland blazes in dry, windy weather across the Southwest → Read More

No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

They found no trace of a mythical sea monster, no sign of mobsters in cement shoes or long-lost treasure chests. But scuba divers who spent a year ... → Read More

No trace of mythical monsters or mobsters, but trash divers strike gold in Lake Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — They found no trace of a mythical sea monster, no sign of mobsters in cement shoes or long-lost treasure chests. But scuba divers who spent a year cleaning up Lake Tahoe's entire 72-mile (115-kilometer) shoreline have come away with what they hope will prove much more valuable: tons and tons of trash. → Read More

Dry Southwest braces for stiffer winds, 'epic' fire danger

Thousands of firefighters have continued to slow the advance of destructive wildfires in the Southwest → Read More

No bail for suspect in rural Nevada kidnapping, killing

A judge in rural Nevada decided that a 41-year-old man accused of kidnapping and killing an 18-year-old woman last month will remain in jail without bail ahead of another court date on murder and other charges → Read More

No bail for suspect in rural Nevada kidnapping, killing

A judge in rural Nevada decided Friday that a man accused of kidnapping and killing an 18-year-old woman last month will remain in jail without bail ahead of another court date on ... → Read More

Nevada toad declared endangered at site of geothermal plant

In a rare emergency move, the U.S. government has temporarily declared a Nevada toad endangered, saying a geothermal power plant in the works could result in its extinction → Read More

Suspect faces murder charge in northern Nevada kidnapping

Authorities have accused a rural Nevada man of kidnapping and killing an 18-year-old woman → Read More

Body of missing Nevada woman found, suspect charged

Authorities discovered the remains of an 18-year-old northern Nevada woman who was kidnapped over two weeks ago from a Walmart parking lot along the interstate east of Reno ... → Read More

Nevada county rejects paper ballots, sheriffs at vote sites

Elected officials in a northern Nevada county have rejected sweeping election reforms that would have posted sheriff’s deputies at polling sites and required most votes to be cast with paper ... → Read More

Jill Biden touts husband's economic agenda at Nevada college

First Lady Jill Biden wrapped up a three-day western trip promoting her husband's economic agenda with a tour Wednesday at a Nevada college that's using U.S. relief funds ... → Read More

NV Energy to inspect power lines near 2020 Reno wildfire

Nevada’s largest utility plans to inspect power lines near a Reno neighborhood where a 2020 wildfire destroyed five homes and damaged two dozen others, a blaze that investigators blamed ... → Read More