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Reckless Driver Arrested After Police Chase

The Nevada Highway Patrol says it arrested a reckless driver early Sunday morning after a pursuit through Reno. The Nevada Highway Patrol received a report of a reckless driver on Interstate-580 near Kietzke Lane around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. NHP officers found a Toyota Tacoma driving in a pedestrian walkway at a nearby apartment complex. Authorities…MORE

Reno Fire Chief Releases Statement on Fatal Crash Involving Ladder Truck

Reno Fire Chief Dave Cochran issued a statement Sunday morning about the Saturday accident involving a Reno Fire Department ladder truck that left a pedestrian dead. Cochran called the accident tragic and said while it is affecting the fire department, they remain committed to protecting the public. Cochran said they are cooperating fully with the…MORE

Crews Knock Down Trailer Fire in Sun Valley

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District responded to a call of a travel trailer and two vehicles that caught on fire in Sun Valley around 7 o’clock last night. The fire on Aloha Drive threatened nearby buildings and brush, but fire crews were able to knock it down quickly. No one was injured and the cause…MORE

Expect Overnight Lane Closures on I-80 Through Downtown Reno This Week

Overnight lane closures will take place on Interstate 80 in downtown Reno this week, as the Nevada Department of Transportation replaces roadway lighting. Aging lighting on the Walgreens bridge running over I-80 between North Virginia and North Center streets will be enhanced with LED lighting. Tonight, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. there’s a roadway shoulder…MORE

Head on Crash in Washoe Valley Sends Two to Hospital

A rollover accident on southbound I-80 near Bellevue Road Friday sent two people to the hospital. Investigators say a driver in a sedan was going south in Washoe Valley, went into the median, then  into the path of a truck. The driver swerved but the car hit the back end of the truck, and it…MORE

WCSD Students Getting Prepared For College Sunday

Washoe County students and their families will have the opportunity to meet with two-year and four-year college representatives from across the country, and attend seminars about important topics pertaining to college. This is an opportunity for families to learn more about institutions of higher learning, and how their students can qualify and apply. At this…MORE

Lawyers For Wilbur Martinez-Guzman Want to Delay Trial

Lawyers for Wilbur Martinez-Guzman, charged with four northern Nevada murders, want to postpone his trial to determine whether he has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible for the death penalty if convicted. Public defenders fhave filed a motion for a continuance in the trial scheduled to begin April 6, 2020, perhaps delaying it until…MORE

TMFPD Holding Open House Event Saturday

October is Fire Prevention Month, and firefighters urge Washoe County residents to be aware of their surroundings, look for available ways out in the event of a fire or other emergency, and support public safety activities and initiatives of TMFPD’s fire and emergency services. The Fire District hosts open houses at three District Fire Stations…MORE

Concerned Citizen Helps Catch an Illegal Dumper

A call from a resident has again helped Washoe County Sheriff’s Office combat illegal dumping. The citizen called October 9th, to report an illegal dump off the dirt extension of Estates Road in Golden Valley. The site contained more than a dozen garbage bags along with a TV, high chair, and other waste, including envelopes…MORE

Federal Judge Blocks Administration Move to Ease Rules on Mining

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to ease rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven U.S. Western states, including Nevada. At least temporarily. Judge B. Lynn Winmill said changes adopted by the administration would cause further declines in populations of greater sage grouse. The bird is at…MORE