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Tesla’s arrival sparks Northern Nevada, but housing is a problem
On an overcast, snow-dusted December day, Tesla’s sprawling battery plant in rural Storey County sits like a squared-off iceberg dropped into the rugged, scrubby mountains of Nevada’s Virginia range 20 miles east of Reno’s city center, tech wizardry and outsized metrics bursting from every seam.
ATF Offers $25,000 Reward for Information on 157 Stolen Firearms
RENO, Nev.– The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for several gun store burglaries in the Reno and Sparks, Nevada areas and the recovery of the stolen firearms.
Missing 19-Year-Old Nevada Woman Found Dead in Mountain Area
A 19-year-old Reno woman who has been missing since September was found dead near a mountainous highway. Madeline Lingenfelter was seen last on Sept. 19. Her death isn’t considered suspicious at this time, reported the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Snow, rain and sunshine in the South Lake Tahoe forecast
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - A quiet day today will be followed by a system coming to the area Sunday through early Monday. This system will have a more southerly track and bring a round of light snow to the Sierra and a few showers into western Nevada. Generally quiet and dry weather is expected to p
Washoe sheriff releases photo of possible porch pirate
RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said Anthony Garcia, 23, may have been involved in package theft and they ask for the public’s help finding him. The sheriff’s office describes Garcia as white, about 5 feet, 8 inches, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He may be driving
Ask Joe: Do all Tesla workers really make $25 an hour?
Reno, NEV — News 4 viewer Dee Duggin wrote in to respond a recent story we reported on about job numbers and wages out at the Tesla Gigafactory east of Sparks. Dee says she has several relatives who work out there for Tesla and Panasonic and she says none of them earns $25.00 an hour. So Dee is wond
4th Street/Prater Way Project Grand Opening Held on Friday
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County had their grand opening of their bus RAPID Transit Project in Sparks. The new RAPID Transit stations are located near the intersection of Prater Way and El Rancho Drive.
Reno Fire Department Continues Decades-Old Tradition Giving Food to Families in Need
For more than 80 years, firefighters with the Reno Fire Department and their families collected and distributed food and other supplies to families in need. Saturday the group packed 150 boxes full of food, but they didn't always pass out food.
Reno man who impregnated child gets 160 years
A 13-year-old girl who was sexually abused by a relative and had his baby spoke in court on Tuesday. "Just like you stole my childhood I hope you never get your adulthood," she told Jose Borja-Ruiz.
Management company drive for Toys for Tots ends Saturday
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Standard Management Company (SMC) and Toys for Tots are partnering for a toy drive. SMC is collecting toys from all its properties in Reno until December 15. All SMC properties are toy drop-off locations and open to the public for donations.
Another year of Santa Pub Crawl to fill downtown Reno
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Hundreds of Santas and Christmas creatures are expected to fill the streets of downtown Reno on Saturday, December 15. The holiday event features food, contests, pre-crawl events and Santa Skiing.
Man gets life for child abuse leading to 11-year-old's pregnancy
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A Reno man has been sentenced to six consecutive life terms in prison for multiple counts of sexual assault and lewdness against a child. 31-year-old Jose Borja-Ruiz 31 was found guilty of four counts of Sexual Assault of a Child Under 14 Years of Age and two counts of Lewdness w
Sparks Police Looking For Grand Larceny Suspect
The Sparks Police Department needs the public's help identifying a suspect who is accused of grand larceny. On November 11, Sparks Police responded to 1100 Nugget Avenue, on a report of a stolen vehicle.
New hours approved for four Washoe County libraries
The Washoe County Library's Board of Trustees has approved new hours at four locations. The approval came down on Friday and the changes will affect hours at the Downtown Reno, Duncan/Traner, Incline Village, and Sierra View Libaries.
Upcoming: Holiday Celebrations and More
If wassailing and caroling are your holiday jam, but you don’t really like walking around in the cold, head over to Ceol Irish Pub on Friday, December 14th at 8 pm for the 4thannual “Caroling for a Cause.”
Washoe Co. Sheriff's Office investigating shot fired into garage in Galena
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information from the public that could help locate the person or persons responsible for a shooting that damaged a garage door and vehicle in the Galena area on Wednesday , Dec. 12.
N.J. man mysteriously vanished in Nevada a month ago
Family members of a New Jersey man who hasn’t been heard from since going missing in Nevada a month ago are still clinging to hope he will be found. Rich Cambria, 59, of the Manahawkin section of Stafford, was last seen Nov. 13 when he checked out of the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada near R
Crash closes westbound I-80 near Keystone Ave
RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- A driver described as reckless caused several accidents before coming to a stop on Interstate 80 near Keystone Avenue, blocking three lanes of westbound Interstate 80.
Washoe Sheriff receiving reports of emailed hoax bomb threats
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says it has received several reports Thursday of emailed bomb threats demanding Bitcoin payments. The reports have come from various areas of the county and all appear to be hoaxes, according to investigators.
New DoughBoys Donuts Location Opens in Sparks
Sparks residents saw a new doughnut shop open up Tuesday, one that Reno residents have enjoyed for years - DoughBoys Donuts!. Jay Kenny and his family own and operate the two DoughBoys Donuts in Reno, and just opened up a new location on Sparks Boulevard and Los Altos Parkway.