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Fire extinguished at Sparks CVS drugstore

SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - The Sparks Fire Department has extinguished a fire at the CVS Pharmacy at Oddie and El Rancho. Firefighters were called shortly before 1PM February 21, 2019 and found the fire in and around the HVAC system; it had been partially extinguished by the building's fire sprinkler sys


Reno Blues Society holds Mardi Gras Dance Party fundraiser for local music scholarships

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — On Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., The Reno Blues Society (RBS) is hosting their Mardi Gras Dance Party fundraiser for local music scholarships.


McAndrews’ buzzer beater stuns West Wendover, sends Lakers to league championship

Before the ball ever left North Tahoe junior guard Cameron McAndrews’ hand, he knew it was going in. The No. 5 seed North Tahoe boys' basketball team shocked No. 1 seed West Wendover Friday night in Sparks, pushing the regular season league champions to overtime before McAndrews banked in a deep, hi


Nevada governor to boycott Trump meeting

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) will not attend meetings at the White House this week in protest of the Trump administration's decision to secretly ship 1,000 pounds of plutonium to a nuclear waste facility outside of Las Vegas.


3-vehicle Inyo County crash sends driver to Reno with major injuries

INDEPENDENCE, Calif. (KOLO)-- A Southern California woman was sent to a Reno hospital Friday after a three-vehicle crash south of Bishop, Calif. Deborah Ann Yank, 68, of Oceanside, Calif., was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.


Reno suspect in death of Sparks man at Tahoe suicide victim

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Northern California say a 52-year-old Reno man who was a suspect in a fatal shooting in Tahoe City last weekend has died of an apparent suicide.


Washoe County Schools in 2-hour delay Friday due to icy roads

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- The Washoe County School Distct says due to icy road conditions tomorrow morning, all Washoe County Schools will be in a 2-hour delay Friday, Feb. 22. Winter bus stops are in effect.


City of Reno sued after voting "no" on Daybreak development

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Daybreak developer, Newport Pacific Land, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Reno over its 4,700- home housing development. NPLC is suing the City after the Council voted "no" to move forward with its Daybreak community back in November. Council members cited conc


'Ski Your Heart Out' for a good cause this weekend at Mt. Rose

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The first annual ‘‘Ski Your Heart Out’’ event at Mount Rose is raising funds to support heart disease and stroke research this Saturday, February 23.


University of Nevada, Reno hosts Oscar Shorts Film Festival

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — On the weekend of Saturday, February 23, The Univeristy of Nevada, Reno is hosting an Oscar Shorts Film Festival at the Joe Crowley Student Union.


Ask Joe: Why are some Sparks postal workers not getting paid?

They deliver the mail through rain, sleet and snow and one of our local postal carriers who loves his job says he just wants to know why he's not getting paid for it?. William Jackson wrote in to say he started a new job as a rural postal carrier in Sparks last month. He says he was supposed to get


Snow days for construction crews in Midtown

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - “You never get used to this cold weather,” says Sierra Nevada Construction worker Miles Herrick. “When we come in and it’s real, you got a lot of ice and snow those are usually the toughest days,” says Herrick.


Preliminary hearing for three suspects in Galena area shooting death underway in RJC

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- A two-day preliminary hearing began on Thursday, Feb. 21, for three suspects accused of shooting to death a 20-year-old man in the Galena area in south Reno in June of 2018.


Ex-Nevadan wrongly imprisoned cites Reno's stunning cruelty

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nearly three years after a former Nevada woman filed a civil suit seeking compensation for spending more than three decades in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, her lawyers say the city of Reno is continuing to do everything it can to delay and deny her justice.


Push to ban forced human microchipping returns to Nevada Legislature

The push to ban forced human microchipping is back again after dying without a vote the last time lawmakers took up the debate. Assembly Bill 226, sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly, D-Reno, would prohibit requiring a person to have a microchip or other permanent identification marker implanted insi


Reno chosen as test site for drone traffic management

The city of Reno has been chosen as the test site for a new NASA demonstration of drone traffic management. “For the first time in U.S. aviation history in a metropolitan area under beyond visual line of sight conditions, Nevada will conduct this NASA demonstration over several months in downtown Re


Coroner rules Nevada prisoner’s death a suicide

The Clark County coroner’s office confirmed Friday that the death of an inmate in his prison cell this week was a suicide. Absalon Traylor was found dead about 4:10 p.m. Tuesday in his cell at Indian Springs’ Southern Desert Correctional Center. He cause of death was hanging, the coroner’s office sa


Local Band Alert: Coffin Raid Answers Our Questions

Coffin Raid is a death metal band from Reno, Nevada. Interview questions answered by Rader Hendrix. We got started about a year ago when I asked my brother if he would record some drum tracks for some death metal songs I had been working on. Our chemistry is great, and it pretty much went from there


Reno Police SWAT asking drivers to avoid Kirman and Plumb

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Reno Police are asking drivers to avoid the area of Kirman Avenue between Plumb and Casazza because of an ongoing SWAT incident. Police say they were called to a report of a domestic disturbance at 6:50AM February 21, 2019. They found a male and female barricaded inside a home an


Family displaced after house catches fire in north Reno

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- A family has been displaced after their home caught on fire at the 600-block of Maddux Drive in north Reno on Thursday, Feb. 21. According to the Reno Fire Department, fire crews responded to a fully engulfed garage fire around 2:50 p.m.