Nevada wildlife officials say a mother bear and a cub were fatally struck by a car near Reno, and two of her other cubs may have survived the accident.
City officials in Sparks, Nev., have released the name of the boy suspected of killing a middle school teacher and wounding two students before turning a gun on himself on a middle school campus.
Students cowered in fear and pleaded for their lives as a 12-year-old Nevada boy went on a schoolyard rampage with a handgun he brought from home, waving the weapon at frightened classmates and shooting a math teacher in the chest.
A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two 12-year-old boys and killing a math teacher who was trying to protect children from their classmate.
Authorities say smoke from a record wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park in California will continue to affect the Reno and Lake Tahoe areas through Labor Day weekend.
Winds had been blowing dense smoke plumes northeast into the Lake Tahoe area and Nevada but a shift Friday brought them west down to the San Joaquin Valley floor.
The huge Sierra Nevada wildfire and its smoke plume have caused some fearful tourists to opt out of plans for the last big travel weekend of the summer, but most appear intent to go through with their vacations.
Authorities say a 4.2-magnitude earthquake that jolted the Truckee Meadows near Reno rattled nerves but caused no injuries and no major damage.
A 4.2 earthquake was felt near Reno on Monday. The quake was felt by residents in the Reno and Sparks area at 5:51 p.m. local time.
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