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Lyon County Sheriff says local jail is understaffed, deputies overworked

LYON COUNTY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Lyon County jail is currently understaffed and operating under a tight budget while crime is on the rise, according to Sheriff Frank Hunewill.


Missing Utah woman found safe in Box Elder County, Nevada officials say

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman who was reported missing in Nevada last week was located safe in Box Elder County, Nevada authorities said Tuesday. Eureka County sheriff's officials said Michelle Richan, 47, was located safe and was going to be reunited with her family shortly. Details about where she


Deputies probe death of man whose body was found in Fernley

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) - Lyon County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a field near a gas station in Fernley. The sheriff’s office says they received a call from a citizen who found the body Wednesday afternoon near the Jackson’s gas station and mini mart so


Minimum wage could be on the rise in Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) It was a packed house on the third floor of the state legislature on Tuesday, with advocates looking to make their case to lawmakers on why minimum wage should go up.


Nevada DMV launches new appointment system

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Appointments have returned to Nevada DMV offices in the Las Vegas valley. The DMV plans to offer more appointments than ever with a new vendor in place. "Our new system has a lot more features than the old system. You can pick and choose which service you want, like a drivers lice


Equine Herpes warning issued after Fernley event

State Veterinarian J.J. Goicoechea is strongly recommending cancellation of all horse events this coming weekend to try to slow the spread of the Equine Herpes Virus. He said the recommendation was based on the likelihood of statewide exposure at a March 8-10 event in Fernley. He emphasized there's


Inmate from Clark County, 64, dies in Northern Nevada prison

A 64-year-old inmate died in hospice care at a Northern Nevada prison on Monday, the Department of Corrections announced. David Villegas died about 11:30 a.m. Monday in the hospice unit of Carson City’s Northern Nevada Correctional Center, the department said in a release Tuesday afternoon. Villegas


Fernley residents fear for their homes after the City zones them in an 'Industrial Area'

Fernley, Nev. News 4 - Fox 11 — Residents of Fernley are worried that their home may be subject to eminent domain after the city of Fernley labels the neighborhood's redevelopment zone as "Industrial Area."


4th Annual Nevada County STEAM Expo on April 6 at the Fairgrounds

March 26, 2019 – The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Nevada County STEAM Expo 2019 to be held in the Main Street Center and the Northern Mines Buildings at the Nevada County Fairgrounds April 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. STEAM Expo 2019 combines s


Nevada state snowplow driver was high on meth during wreck on Mount Rose Highway

RENO, Nev. — The driver of a Nevada state snowplow who prosecutors say was high on methamphetamine has been convicted of driving under the influence in connection with a serious accident a year ago on Mount Rose Highway.


Two taken to hospital after crash on Vista in Sparks

SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - REMSA confirms two people have been taken to a hospital after a three-car crash on Vista Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. Sparks Police say the crash happened shortly before 4PM March 26, 2019 at Baring Boulevard. Southbound lanes of Vista are closed until further notice. Police sa


Ex-felon faces gun, drug charges after Sun Valley arrest

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 47-year-old ex-felon who was being sought on federal drug and weapons charges. Thomas Bonner was being held Monday in the county jail without bail following his arrest Friday at a Sun Valley residence north of Reno.


Ride for Soldiers Saturday benefits Veterans Guest House

The Street Kings Motorcycle Club will hold the 5th Annual Ride for Soldiers Saturday. It is a two-hour ride around Reno-Sparks and will honor Andrey Lee, a military veteran and son of the club’s founder.


Sparks police seek public's help in hit-and-run; teen hurt

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Sparks police are asking for the public’s help in the search for a driver who left the scene of an accident after a black SUV struck a 16-year-old pedestrian last week.


Michonne Ascuaga appointed to Plumas Bank board – NNBV People briefs for March 2019

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RTC shares details on Oddie Blvd. and Wells Ave. design project

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County invites the community to learn more about the Oddie Boulevard and Wells Avenue design project at a community meeting on Thursday.


After 32 years, the Golden Rice Bowl has closed its doors

Their sign along Williams Avenue has been a familiar fixture for more than three decades. Since 1987 the family-owned Golden Rice Bowl has served thousands of Chinese dinners and provided just as many — if not more — takeout meals to area residents or travelers coming through Fallon or staying here


Jersey Mike's Day of Giving Wednesday helps BBBS

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada is joining forces with three Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants in Reno and Sparks for the 9th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities.


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Shed fire knocked down in Spanish Springs

SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District knocked down a shed fire Sunday afternoon in Spanish Springs. The fire in the 8900 block of Spanish Trails Drive was reported about 3:05 p.m. March 24, 2019 and quickly knocked down, the district reported.