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Reno Police Investigating Shooting at Miguel Ribera Park

Reno Police investigating a late night shooting in Miguel Ribera Park near Nutmeg Place in Reno. It happened around midnight, when police were called to the park for reports of shots fired. They arrived to find two young men with gun shot wounds. They were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say…MORE

Have You Seen This Wanted Man?

The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted subject named Dustin Cortez. Dustin Cortez has an active Felony warrant for Battery, Robbery, Child Abuse, and False Imprisonment. If you know his whereabouts, please contact your local law enforcement agency or call Secret Witness. Dustin Cortez is 41…MORE

Washoe County Tests Sites Set to Reopen Today

Washoe County’s four community COVID test sites all closed due to low supplies on Tuesday. All are scheduled to re-open Wednesday 1/19 from 8am to 3:30pm. The sites are Bartley Ranch, Eagle Canyon Park, SouthValley’s Regional Park and North Valley’s Regional Park. Those sites had been scheduled to operate 7 days a week.MORE

One Person Killed in Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Crash

One person was killed in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash near Lemmon Valley last night. It happened just after 5:30 at the intersection of Military Road and Kelly Lane. Washoe County Sheriff Deputies say a 37-year-old man was transported to a hospital and was later pronounced dead. The Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating. His…MORE

Help Name a New Elementary School in Southeast Reno

The Washoe County School district is taking submissions for a name for the new elementary school in the Rio Wrangler Area. Construction on the new school is set to start soon in southeast Reno near Rio Wrangler Pkwy, and the district has a questionnaire open online where you can submit your idea. They’re looking for…MORE

Police Investigating Shooting in The Baldini’s Casino Parking Lot

One man was injured following a shooting in the parking lot of Baldini’s Casino in Sparks. According to Sparks Police, reports of a shooting came in just after 11:30Monday night, and officers arrived at Baldini’s to find one man injured. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of two gun shot wounds, which…MORE

Shots Fired on Grand Summit Drive, Reno Police Investigating

Reno Police are investigating after shots were fired on Grand Summit Drive Sunday afternoon. Reno Police say it happened around 1 o’clock at the Austin Crest Apartments. Police says shots were fired into the air, and no one was injured. One person was placed under arrest. Police say everyone involved were juveniles, so no further…MORE

Reno Police Investigating After Body is Found Near Mayberry Drive

The Reno Police Department is investigating a body found Sunday near Mayberry Drive east of McCarran Boulevard. The cause of death is still being investigated but police said it does not look suspicious. A passerby reported the body at about 4:04 p.m.MORE

Omicron is Now The Dominant COVID Strain in Washoe County

Recent sampling of wastewater in Washoe County found a 10-fold increase in COVID-19 detection, as well as a high proportion of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, according to researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno. Data from the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility, where a majority of wastewater comes through for the area, first detected the…MORE

Free Testing Sites Open Today

Four free COVID-19 testing sites are opening today in Reno, Spanish Springs and North Valleys. The testing locations, will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They’re located at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno; Eagle Canyon Park, Spanish Springs; South Valleys Regional Park, on Wedge Pkwy, Reno; and North Valleys…MORE