Category Archives: KOH Local News

Northern Nevada local news

Life Times Six For Reno Man Who Impregnated 11 Year Old

A Reno man has been sentenced to six consecutive life terms for multiple counts of sexual assault and lewdness against a child. 31-year-old Jose Borja-Ruiz must serve a minimum of 160 years in prison before being eligible for parole. The case began in November 2016, when Reno Police detectives responded to a report of a…MORE

Incoming Nevada Gov Skips White House Event

Governor Elect Steve Sisolak passed on a White House event with other “Governors elect” to discuss policy. Sisolak says he is busy in Nevada and expressed gratitude to the President for the invitation, and his office suggests if the timing had worked out he might have gone.MORE

Nevada Graduation Rates Highest Ever

Nevada’s high school graduation rates are now the highest on record. The statewide rate for 2017 is 83.17%. Graduation rates increased across all racial and ethnic groups from last year, including a 4 percentage point jump to 71.5 percent for black students, and an increase from 79.7 to 82.3 percent for Hispanic students.MORE

Turkey Drop Helps Local Families With Holiday Food

Thanks to community support it was another solid Turkey Drop as Newstalk 780 KOH, KBUL 98.1 and the Salvation Army joined forces to collect holiday food supplies. Good people donated 101 Turkeys, and helped raise $4,784. Thanks to all who have supported these efforts for so many years.MORE

Reckless Driver Causes Several Crashes on Interstate 80

A driver described as reckless caused several crashes before coming to a stop on Interstate 80 near Keystone Avenue, blocking three lanes of traffic Thursday afternoon. The NHP received a report of a pickup being driven erratically on westbound I-80 near the Patrick Exit about 2:35 pm. Troopers found the vehicle near the Spaghetti Bowl…MORE

Coffee Stand Robbed Twice in Less Than a Week

Reno Police are looking for a man they say robbed the clerk at a south Reno coffee drive-thru shop; it’s the second such incident in less than a week. Police say about 11:30AM Thursday, a man in a dark SUV drove up to the window at The Human Bean at South McCarran and Longley, showed…MORE

Former Reno City Manager Accused of Sexual Harassment Finds New Position

He left his job as Reno City Manager under the cloud of sexual harassment allegations, now Andrew Clinger will serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Clinger will start his new job December 26th. Separate investigations cleared him of violations of the city’s discrimination or harassment policies. He was…MORE

Schedule of Events Surrounding The Inauguration of Nevada’s New Governor Announced

A schedule of events surrounding the inauguration of Nevada Governor-elect Steve Sisolak was released this week, along with a new website detailing the events. The swearing-in of Governor-elect Sisolak will take place Monday, Jan. 7 on the steps of the Nevada Capitol in Carson City. A variety of public, community events will take place leading…MORE

Senator Dean Heller Gives Farewell Speech

Senator Dean Heller thanked his family and staff, and touted the work of his office in a farewell speech on the floor of the Senate. Heller cited his work on veterans’ issues and the 2017 Republican tax overhaul as among his top accomplishments in his seven years in the Senate. Nevada’s Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez…MORE

Cortez-Masto, Rosen Appointments & Committees Announced

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has landed a plum appointment in the next Congress. She will serve on the powerful Senate Finance Committee. The Senator says she’s honored to have the opportunity to serve Nevadans on key committees and advocate for their interests. Senator-elect Jacky Rosen will be joining five Senate committees when she begins her…MORE


Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…