Attempted Abduction Investigated

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the report of a possible attempted abduction of an 11-year-old girl who was walking to school along Lemmon Drive Thursday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. when she was approached by a man in a car and he tried to lure her into his car. The girl immediately fled the area and reported the incident to family. Deputies say the vehicle, described as a light gray four-door sedan with no license plates, was last seen heading southbound on Lemmon Drive toward US 395. The suspect is described as a white man, possibly in his thirties, with short hair, heavy build, and a scar on the left side of his forehead. He was wearing blue-framed glasses.

Traffic Closure this Weekend

A traffic note. I-580 between Washoe Valley and Carson City will be closed both ways during certain hours this weekend. The Sheriff’s Office Raven helicopter, providing security for the Vice President’s Nevada Day visit clipped a power line on the hillside above the highway at Lakeview Hill, touching off a brush fire .The line provides power to 11-thousand customers in Incline Village. Permanent repairs will require lifting the line over the highway by helicopter. So, the highway will be closed between 7 AM and one PM Saturday and Sunday.

Roads Back Open Following Brush Fire

Roads are back open following a brush fire near Mogul. The fire has been contained at 2 acres, accordidng to Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District spokesman Adam Mayberry. Two structures were threatened and there were no injuries. The fire started in the median. The cause remains under investigation.

Stabbing in south Reno under investigation

Police are investigating a stabbing in south Reno. Police say a man stabbed another man and stole his car at the Horizons at South Meadows apartment complex early Wednesday. The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Unemployment in NV dips

The state’s jobless rate takes a dip. Last month, unemployment fell slightly to 4.4 percent. The Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation says the state added 5,100 jobs in a variety of industries, including construction and business services.

GM of Reno 1868 to step down

The GM of Reno 1868 will step down at the end of this year. Andy Smith has served the club since its first two seasons. Under his leadership, Reno got 34 wins and made back-to-back playoff appearances.

Church pastor placed on administrative leave over extortion allegations

A church pastor is placed on administrative leave following his arrest on charges of extorting a minor for sexual favors. Santino Cantalupo, 40, helped found the Imago Dei Church in Reno. The church calls his arrest “devastating” to the congregation.

New community coming to former Park Lane Shopping Mall

A new community is coming to former Park Lane Shopping Mall, and it will cater to millennials. The new city center will be constructed as a place where people can live, work, and play. Park Lane will have 1700 residential units, a one-acre park, a hotel, and a food hall as well as plenty of retail. Construction is slated to begin early next year and could take between three and five years.

Snow tires no longer enough–chains required on some Reno-Tahoe roads

Snow tires are no longer enough on some Reno-Tahoe Roads. A new law requires drivers on Mt. Rose Highway, Kingsbury Grade, and U.S. 50 between Glenbrook and Carson City, to have tire chains unless their vehicles are all-wheel drive with snow tires. In the past, snow tires could pass even when chain restrictions were in place.

Marijuana Revenue Continues to Grow

New Nevada tax data shows marijuana revenues are continuing to grow and top records in the state. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Wednesday that marijuana tax revenues at the retail and wholesale levels generated $8.1 million in August. That’s a new record and $3.2 million higher than the same month in 2017.