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Lyon County Sheriff Arrests Man Accused of Double Stabbing

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) says they arrested a man who is accused of stabbing two people on Valentine's Day. LCSO says before midnight on Thursday, deputies responded to Slidin' Clyde's bar in Stagecoach for a double stabbing that left one male and one female subject injured.


Nevada trooper involved in crash with suspected DUI driver

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a crash on U.S. Highway 95 Saturday morning. Around 7:45 a.m., Highway Patrol trooper Adam Whitmarsh was on a traffic stop on U.S. 95, north of Ann Road when a Honda CRV failed to maintain the travel lane and struck the back of the patrol car, causing


Lyon County: Crews Addressing Flash Flooding, Sandbag Locations

Lyon County officials say road crews are addressing flash flooding and snow removal in various areas. They said the Retention Basin at Dayton Valley Road and Sutro is filling and may overflow this afternoon.


Nevada town embraces environmental group who bought ranch

BEATTY — Environmentalists are taking over this faded mining town 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, but many locals don’t seem to mind. The Nature Conservancy is now the largest private landowner in this part of Nye County, where the national environmental group is working with local residents to re


Lyon County Sheriff's seek help in Jan.1 case

YERINGTON, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for anyone who a saw a suspect flee from Yerington to Silver Springs on New Year’s Day. According to Lyon Sheriff, on Jan. 1 at around 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., deputies found a victim on the side of Highway 95 alternate nea


Suspect in fleeing vehicle in Lyon County apprehended

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office and Lyon County District Attorney's Office are seeking help with a case involving a vehicle that fled the scene where a victim was located. Between 6:30 and 7 p.m., on Jan. 1, Lyon County Sheriff's deputies located a victim on the side of Highway 95 Alternate near Lu


Carson City, Lyon County prepare for flooding

With rain in the forecast, Carson City is bracing for the possibility of flooding. With snow and ice still on the ground and rain in the forecast, Carson City Public Works deputy director Curtis Horton said that could cause some flooding in the area.


Traffic Maps: I-80 closed from Colfax to Nevada state line

I-80 I-80 is closed from Colfax to the Nevada state line due to multiple spin-outs. Closed eastbound to all tractor-semi combinations at Applegate due to traction concerns. Closed westbound to all tractor-semitrailer combinations at the Nevada state line due to traction concerns.


Bill would eliminate death penalty in Nevada

Legislation that would abolish the death penalty in Nevada was introduced Friday in the Nevada Assembly. AB149 was sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ozzie Fumo and James Ohrenschall of Las Vegas.


Nevada U.S. Attorney's Office collects more than $7.2M in civil, criminal actions

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada said more than $7.2 million were collected from civil and criminal actions during 2018.


Both sides play politics in fight over Nevada background check law

CARSON CITY — The push to implement the stalled background check was all but a done deal coming into the 2019 session of the Nevada Legislature. But that didn’t stop Republican lawmakers and the National Rifle Association from sending out calls to action to constituents and gun rights supporters, wh


Minden man faces exploitation of elderly charge

A Minden man accused of taking nearly $15,000 from his 87-year-old grandfather waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Rhys A. Stefancin-Whitney, 18, faces four felonies in connection with the case, including a charge of exploitation of the elderly and three counts of theft.


The Indy Explains: How a secret plutonium shipment exacerbated mistrust between Nevada and Department of Energy

The secretive Nevada plutonium shipment that has spawned angry rhetoric from Nevada politicians has a history that starts with Russia. In 2000, the United States entered into a pact with Russia to set aside excess weapons-grade plutonium for civilian use in nuclear reactors. Congress then passed a l


Northern Nevada rurals watching for potential flooding

DAYTON, Nev. (KOLO) - Lyon County's Emergency Management and Road Department are monitoring storm drainage throughout the Highway 50 corridor and south part of the county. Some drainages are taking water, as designed, and there have been no reports of property damage, but Lyon County is watching the


At least April before new manager to be hired

It will be at least April before the Town of Gardnerville is ready to hire a new manager. Town Board members met Tuesday to accept Town Manager Tom Dallaire's resignation. Dallaire has accepted the position of Douglas County community development director effective in March.


Champs! Incline smashes Yerington to claim league hoops title

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Highlanders were all smiles Tuesday night following a regular season-ending beatdown of rival Yerington. Players hugged and posed for photos with teammates and their families. For the seniors, it was their last time playing on their home floor and they went out with a ban


Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation scholarship applications now open

The Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation is accepting applications for its annual scholarship award process. The foundation's mission is to provide resources to maintain and improve local healthcare services. One of the resources most in demand is highly-trained healthcare personnel. The


Storm’s second round hits Carson Valley

While rain turned to snow above 6,000 feet around lunchtime on Thursday, the rain kept pouring down in Carson Valley, prompting flooding in the East Valley. Deputies reported East Valley Road was being undermined by water flow, but that a Douglas County road crew was working there. A weather station


Flood Advisory in place for most area counties

A Flood Advisory has been issued for Alpine County, Placer County, El Dorado County, Sierra County, Nevada County, Southern Washoe County, Douglas County, and Western Carson City. It will remain in effect until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.


Douglas County Sheriff searches for missing 17-year-old

MINDEN, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing/runaway juvenile, Kyli Mastrian, age 17. Officials say Kyli failed to come home after school in Minden, Nevada on Monday, Feb. 4. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.