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Sparks Police Looking For Violent Robbery Suspect

The Sparks Police Department is looking for at least one suspect in a robbery and a battery with a deadly weapon that happened Wednesday night near the Sparks Marina. Police said a victim had a confrontation in a hotel room in the 200 block of Legends Bay Drive at about 8 p.m. when a person…MORE

Sheriff Says Gun Licenses and Permits Have Been Extended

The Washoe County Sheriff says all gun licenses and permits issued by the State of Nevada or by local jurisdictions that are set to expire during this state of emergency, have been extended 90 days either from their current expiration date or 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted, whichever is later, if…MORE

Genoa’s Annual Candy Dance Event Cancelled For 2020

Another big event has gone down to covid 19, the town of Genoa has canceled the annual Candy Dance. They say chief responsibility is the health and safety of our residents, vendors, staff and sponsors. Unfortunately, they can’t guarantee the level of service and safety that is required to effectively execute the 2020 Candy Dance.…MORE

Washoe County Reports 131 New Infections of COVID-19

Nevada now has nearly 30,000 covid 19 cases. 603 new cases were reported Thursday with 18 deaths. Statewide 571 people have died from corona virus complications in Nevada. More than 408 thousand covid tests have been conducted.  Washoe County is reporting 131 new corona virus cases and four deaths. That’s the most deaths reported in a…MORE

Containment Growing at The Site of The Numbers Fire

The Numbers Fire southeast of Gardnerville, is at an estimated acreage of 18,299. Three homes and 37 outbuildings have been burned. An attack on the ground and from the air has brought at least 20% containment, and has allowed all evacuations to be lifted.MORE

Nevada Governor Closing Bars Tonight at Midnight

Last night, Governor Steve Sisolak announced a partial reversal of phase 2 of his COVID reopening plan, due to too few businesses complying with the requirements.   The governor is shutting them down as of 11:59 p.m. Friday night.  The closure affects bars in Washoe and Clark counties, but other counties might be announced later…MORE

Nevada Reports 516 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is reported 516 new COVID-19 cases and five new COVID-19-related deaths across the state Wednesday. For the second straight day, Nevada has recorded its highest increase in hospitalization cases due to Covid 19. The state has also stepped up COVID-19 testing. There are now 24,301 confirmed cases…MORE

Gaming Commission Approves Merger Between Eldorado And Caesars

The Nevada Gaming Commission has approved the planned $17.3 billion merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, that now waits approval in Indiana and New Jersey. It has been more than a year since the deal was announced, and Gary Carano, Eldorado’s executive chairman of the Board of Directors, told the Nevada Gaming Control Board…MORE

New Closures on Virginia Street This Week

Starting today, the Regional Transportation Commission will close the Virginia Street bridge over Interstate 80 west of Walgreen’s for about five weeks. The closure is part of the $87 million dollar Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project, which will extend the RAPID Line from Midtown to the University. Traffic will be detoured to the…MORE