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Reno Woman Faces Up to 50 Years in Prison for Fraud

The Washoe County District Attorney's Office reports they have secured convictions against a woman with multiple counts of fraud, as well as burglary and possession of a controlled substance.


Two people found dead in south Reno home

RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious deaths of two people in a home in the Zolezzi Lane area of south Reno. The sheriff’s office said they were called to a home Wednesday about 4 p.m. on LaGuardia Lane east of Valley Springs Road in the area of the W


Reno Keeping Marijuana License Limit At Eight

Reno City Council has decided to keep its limit on marijuana dispensaries to eight licenses. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.


Sheriff’s Office offering free emergency preparedness and response training

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Washoe Count Sheriff's Office Citizen Corps is offering free emergency preparedness and response training beginning January 17. Trainees are not required to to be members of the Citizen Corps to participate in the academy.


Son speaks after father, uncle drown in Topaz Lake

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- A local family and community is still in shock after a tragic and deadly boating accident on Topaz Lake on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) said the boat started taking on water. As the boat sank, three men inside attempted to swim to shore in


Double homicide suspected in deaths of elderly man and woman in south Reno home

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — UPDATE: The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating the deaths of an elderly man and woman found inside a residence in the Zolezzi area on Wednesday, Jan. 16 as a double homicide.


City Issues Survey on Homelessness, Seeks Community Feedback

The City of Reno is seeking community input on housing and homelessness. A citizen survey was posted this week to gain feedback directly from the public. The survey is part of the organization OrgCode’s review of the housing and homelessness system in Washoe County, which is being paid for by grant


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


31st MLK Jr. birthday celebration dinner Monday at the Atlantis

RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society’s 31st Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration is Monday at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The speakers will be Melissa DePino and Michelle Saahene, whose paths crossed at a Philadelphia Starbucks on April 12, 2018, after


Similarities between Douglas County and Washoe County homicides

RENO, Nev. - Keeping the community safe is the number one priority of law enforcement working on four recent murders in Reno and Douglas County. This was the message from Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam during a press conference late Thursday afternoon.


Reno Police investigating armed robbery

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Reno Police say a man is on the run following an overnight armed robbery at the Chevron near Boomtown. It happened around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019.


Reno family court judge to resign, barred from returning

RENO — A suspended family court judge in Reno is resigning under an agreement with a state oversight board and will be barred from ever holding any judicial office. Washoe County Family Court Judge David Humke admits in a Monday filing with the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline that he lacks


Nevada Gov. Sisolak gets praise, criticism for ambitious plan — VIDEO

CARSON CITY — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s proposals for more education funding drew support even from Republican lawmakers following his first state of the state address Wednesday, but that welcome from across the political aisle didn’t extend to the Democratic’s proposals for labor, housing and bus


Storms bring 4 feet of new snow to Sierra Nevada resorts

A wave of steady storms this week, capped off Wednesday night by a powerful atmospheric river event that caused the National Weather Service to issue a rare blizzard warning, brought more than four feet of snow to some Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts.


Twitter after high-profile events: how language impacts message engagement

For those connected to social media, it is not uncommon to turn to Twitter during high-profile events. In fact, a majority of Twitter users rely on the platform for news consumption. Shocking events, such as mass shootings and natural disasters, can create a lack of understanding among the greater p


Woman Killed With a Piece of Firewood, Roommate Arrested

A 71 year old man is under arrest, accused of killing his roommate with a piece of firewood. 65 year old Valorie Turley was found in a home on Carson Avenue with major head injuries, she died at a Reno hospital from her injuries. James Cleveland stayed on scene when deputies arrived and was arrested


Renter in Downtown Reno Siegel Suites Facility Says Room Lacked Hot Water, Heat

A man has been renting a flexible stay apartment with Siegel Suites in downtown Reno, which was formerly the Cal Neva Nevadan Tower. He says he wants his complaints to be made public, saying he doesn't want others to be taken advantage of.


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


Heavy Snow Causes Jet To Pull Stationary Wheelie At Airport

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An airport official says an overnight accumulation of heavy, wet snow caused a rear-engine jet parked at a Lake Tahoe-area airport to do a tail stand before mechanics returned it to its parked position.


Nevada DMV will have electronic appointment system in a couple weeks

Some customers have been surprised and angered to discover the electronic appointment system at the Department of Motor Vehicles is no longer available. But hang in there folks. It's just temporary as the department moves to a brand new system that will have much more capabilities.