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Lyon County Deputies Urge Vigilance After Series of Suspicious Incidents

Lyon County Deputies urge residents to be vigilant after a series of reported suspicious incidents in Dayton and Carson City. In the first incident, deputies say a man tried to lure a girl into his van Thursday night in the Sutro area.


Lyon County Sheriff: Luring, suspicious door knocking in Dayton

LYON COUNTY, Nev. — The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is urging residents in Dayton and surrounding areas to stay vigilant as they have responded to multiple incidents. Deputies say they responded to the Sutro area to a report of a man attempting to lure a girl into his van on Thursday, January 17 at


Armed Robbery In The Sparks Maverick

On January 18, 2018 at approximately 0007 hours two male subjects entered the Maverick convenience store located at 1223 E. Prater Way. One of the subjects displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.


Tesla layoffs will impact staff at Gigafactory near Reno

RENO, Nev. — It is unclear how many jobs at the Tesla Gigafactory will be impacted by the announcement on Friday, Jan. 18, that the electric car mega-company will cut 7 percent of staff as it bolsters efforts to build more affordable vehicles.


Lyon County Working To Keep Legal Brothels Open

Lyon County’s manager says he is working to ensure its four legal brothels remain properly licensed following the death of former owner Dennis Hof. Jeff Page told the Nevada Appeal that under current ordinances those brothels would be allowed to remain open, but that no others would be permitted in


Fernley Opens Its First Recreational Marijuana Dispensary

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, people 21 and over can be recreational cannabis in the city of Fernley. Wednesday afternoon the owners of Silver State Relief held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the achievement.


Fatal crashes in Nevada hit 10-year high in 2018

Last year was the deadliest year for motorists on Nevada roads in the last decade. There were 331 road fatalities in 2018, up 6.4 percent over 2017’s 311 deaths, according to preliminary data from the state Department of Public Safety.


US judge bars slaughter of horse in tribal roundup

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a northern Nevada woman's request for a court order to protect her horse after she says it was stolen during a tribal roundup and fears it could be headed for the slaughterhouse.


Truckee girls win fourth straight

The only thing to slow the Truckee girls' basketball team's momentum lately has been inclement weather, which forced the squad's game last Tuesday against Churchill County to be rescheduled.


Wave crowns 3 champions at Spring Creek

Different tournament, familiar results. For the first time this month – and third time in the season – the Greenwave wrestling team crowned three tournament champions. Seniors Sean McCormick (170) and Ben Dooley (285), and junior Tommy McCormick (152) each won their division at Saturday's Spring Cre


Sparks Police seeks suspects who robbed Maverick convenience store

SPARKS, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Sparks Police is looking for two suspects involved in an armed robbery that occurred at the Maverick convenience store on E. Prater Way. on Friday, January 18.


Nevada Veterans Coalition honors forgotten veterans

FERNLEY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Veterans Coalition held its sixteenth mission at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery by honoring nineteen veterans whose remains have been in the care of a local mortuary, yet remained unclaimed.


City of Reno looking for public input on homelessness

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The City of Reno is partnering with OrgCode Consulting to get feedback from the public about housing and homelessness. The survey is part of OrgCode’s operational review of the housing and homelessness system in Washoe County, which is paid with grant funds. The survey is availab


Nevada is rolling in money

In response to your recent story “Tax revenue expected to increase $591 million”: How could this not inspire and excite those committed to improving Nevada’s dismal education system? Couple that with the additional revenue the potheads promised from the legal sale of marijuana, and it looks like our


Photos released of suspect in Sparks robbery

SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Sparks Police department has released photographs of a suspect in a robbery Wednesday at the Best Buy in Spanish Springs. Police said the man walked into the store at 155 Los Altos Parkway about 2:30 p.m. and picked up several items and then concealed them on his body. He w


WNC Offering Several Spring Semester Classes in Fernley

Fernley area residents will have the opportunity to take several Western Nevada College classes at Fernley High School during the 2019 spring semester. Communications 101, English 101 and Political Science 101 will be available to individuals during the spring.


Sparks Police looking for Best Buy thief

SPARKS, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Sparks Police Department are looking for a suspect involved in a robbery at the Best Buy on Los Altos Parkway this Wednesday evening. According to Sparks Police, On Jan. 16 at about 2:30 p.m. officers responded to the Best Buy for a robbery that just occurred.


Sparks mayor ready to lead city into the future despite cancer diagnosis

New Sparks mayor Ron Smith has always been passionate about the City of Sparks – and politics. After spending the last 12 years on the city council, that passion has guided him to his new position of leading the city he has lived in for the last 44 years into the future.


Man Pulls Knife on a Best Buy Employee

The Sparks Police department has released photographs of a suspect in a robbery Wednesday at the Best Buy in Spanish Springs. Police say the man walked into the store at 155 Los Altos Parkway about 2:30 p.m. and picked up several items and then concealed them on his body. He walked out of the store


Preparations happening weeks before Legislative Session

After two years, the Nevada Legislature is just about to kick off the new session that begins on February 4 -- but the preparations begin long before then. This week, freshman lawmakers got together to learn in ins and outs of the Legislature.