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Body Found in The Truckee River Identified

A man who was declared dead after being pulled from the Truckee River last Friday has been identified. 63-year-old Kevin Levulis was believed to have been homeless. How he ended up in the river is under investigation. He was found after a bystander spotted the body near the Lake Street Bridge.MORE

Bail Set For Former WCSD Employee Accused of Sexual Assault

A Washoe County School District employee accused of sexual assault was in court Monday. Bail has been set at $2 million for Caitlin Rock, accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office says after the 14-year-old’s mother found out about the assault, Rock continued to pressure the child.…MORE

Body Found Near The Truckee River

A body found in the Truckee River late Thursday morning. Reno Police says someone discovered the body around 11:45 a.m. It’s reported to have happened along the river near the Lake Street Bridge. The identity of the man found has not yet been released as the incident remains under investigationMORE

Two People Killed in Plane Crash Near South Lake Tahoe

Two dead after a plane crash near South Lake Tahoe. The Alpine County Sheriff says the single engine plane went down near Luther Pass between El Dorado and Alpine Counties Wednesday night around 5. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and discovered the wreckage Thursday morning across Willow Creek Road. The FAA and several other…MORE

Forward Progress Stopped on The Peterson Fire

Forward progress has been stopped on the Peterson Fire after burning about 22 acres. It is on the east side of U.S. 395 about 2.5 miles south of the northern intersection of Red Rock Road with U.S. 395. The fire’s cause remains under investigation, but it is believed to be human-caused.MORE

Sierra Front Under a Red Flag Warning

The Sierra Front is under a Red Flag Warning Friday between two and ten p.m. The warning applies to Southern Washoe, Carson, Douglas, Storey, and Lyon Counties. Relative humidity between ten and 15 percent and wind gusts as strong as 35-miles-per-hour will make for critical fire danger. Officials are urging people to avoid activities that…MORE

The Sullivan Fire is Now Fully Contained

The Sullivan Fire near Hug High School is now fully contained. The fire started just after 9:00 Tuesday night and quickly spread east toward the neighborhoods north of Wedekind Road. Crews were able to keep the flames from damaging any homes. The fire is estimated to have burned about 138 acres. The cause is under…MORE

First Lady Jill Biden Will Visit Reno Friday

First Lady Jill Biden will make a campaign stop for her husband in Reno tomorrow. Biden will be hosting an event, which will be part of the national launch of Seniors for Biden-Harris. The program aims to get more senior citizens to vote for President Biden in the November election. There has been no announcement…MORE

One Person Injured in Rollover on McCarran

McCarran Boulevard was closed in both directions between Sutro Street and Evans Avenue last night following a rollover accident. A University of Nevada, Reno Police Department officer found a Jeep on its side with a person trapped inside. It was reported about 7:15 p.m. The Jeep driver has been taken to the hospital for treatment.MORE

Fire Breaks Out Near Pyramid Lake

Crews gaining control of a wildfire that has broken out near Pyramid Lake. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe says the fire is burning on SR-447 and is moving away from the highway. It is 98 percent contained.MORE