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Clark County School Sub Convicted of Molestations

A former substitute teacher for the Clark County School District was sentenced to a maximum of 36 months in prison after being found guilty of sexually motivated coercion. 67 year old Randall L. Minyard had been charged with five counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14, one count of sexual motivated…MORE

Victims of Sex Trafficking Could Get Records Cleared

Victims of sex trafficking or forced prostitution could have their conviction records expunged for any non-violent crime they committed while being exploited. Existing law provides for victims to petition a court to vacate convictions for prostitution, solicitation and related offenses that they committed while under duress, and to have those records sealed. SB173 expands the…MORE

Firearms Coalition “Deeply Disappointed” With Background Check Law

The Nevada Firearms Coalition is expressing deep disappointment with the “Universal Background Check” law passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Sisolak. The bill is intended to replace the flawed 2016 Question 1 ballot initiative. Don Turner, president of the Nevada Firearms Coalition. “All this bill does is track the transfer of a gun…MORE

Legislators Work On Nevada Abortion Laws

Democratic legislators are working on a bill that would change the abortion consent laws in the state, and no longer require parents to approve. The bill would also remove the direction to doctors, requiring them to tell the patient about the emotional impacts of abortion, or to tell them how far along the pregnancy is…MORE

Wheelchair Found Near Golden Valley Exit

A KOH Listener reports finding a wheelchair at the southbound 580/ Golden Valley exit. If you’re missing a wheelchair, he advises it has been turned over to the Washoe County Sheriffs Office, contact the sheriffs office to reclaim it.MORE

The Mormon Crickets Are Coming! Meeting Planned For This Week

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is inviting you out to one of several meetings planned this week to learn more about Mormon Crickets, because the numbers are expected to be high this year. Meeting Wednesday in Sparks at 405 S. 21st Street at 3pmMORE

Investigation Into Tahoe City Shooting Continues, No Danger to The Public

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says no one has been arrested, but the public is not in danger after a double shooting that left a Sparks man dead Saturday evening in Tahoe City. Officials say they’re not releasing further information yet, as it might compromise the investigation. 33-year-old Octavio Villa Villanueva of Sparks was shot…MORE

Nevada’s AG Joins Suit Challenging Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford has joined a lawsuit led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit challenges President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and his attempt to use funding appropriated by Congress for other purposes. In the complaint, the coalition…MORE

Washoe Schools Using Winter Bus Stops Tuesday, Normal Start

[KOH] – The Washoe County School District has announced that schools will start at scheduled times.on Tuesday, February 19.  Winter bus stops will be in effect due to icy conditions on side streets.  Click here for a list of winter bus stops.    MORE

Police Release Photo of Burglary Suspect

The Sparks Police Department is investigating a Burglary that occurred at the Gold Midget Mart on Victorian Avenue. The suspect was wearing a black vest over a black long sleeve shirt, black cargo pants and a black baseball hat. The subject left in what is described as possibly a dark SUV. You’re asked to contact…MORE