A rock slide closes U.S. 50 in both directions in El Dorado County. The California Highway Patrol says the slide happened east of Echo Summit early this morning when a driver crashed into boulders and rolled his SUV. Caltrans says no one was hurt, but they’ve got to blow up several large boulders before they can be removed.
Sparks firefighters stop forward progress on a fire. They were called to an area east of Vista Boulevard near Los Altos Parkway Thursday afternoon. The fire burned about 10 acres. The cause remains under investigation.
A new vaccination site opens in Churchill County. The site is open to anyone living anywhere in northern Nevada who is 16 and older. The site, off Miners Road in Fallon, is first come first served with no appointment necessary. They can vaccinate about 300 people an hour. It’s open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A man is arrested on arson charges in South Lake Tahoe. Police say Isaac Escalera set a fire on Al Tahoe Boulevard near Murietta Drive and a second fire a quarter mile away on Pioneer Trail. They say they found him hiding in the brush near the scene of the second fire.
Statewide COVID stats shows Nevadans are opting for vaccination. Rich Hancock reports;
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Rich Hancock reports state COVID stats shows Nevadans are opting for vaccination;
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COVID-19 vaccine stats shows many Nevadans are opting to be vaccinated. Rich Hancock reports;
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All social distancing guidelines will be dropped in Washoe County once the vaccination rate hits 75 percent, according to the county’s new reopening plan. Currently just 23 percent of residents are fully vaccinated. News 4 reports for the first time lays out what COVID-19 benchmarks must be cleared before a full reopening. The plan says events with more than 500 people can resume when the county takes over pandemic response from the state starting May 1st. That’s also when all capacity limits at businesses would lift-so long as social distancing still applies. Masks would still be required until Governor Sisolak lifts the mandate.
The state’s highest court will consider a death penalty dispute involving an accused quadruple murderer in northern Nevada. Lawyers for Wilber Martinez-Guzman, who killed two people in Gardnerville and two in Reno are asking the state’s highest court overturn a ruling that he can be tried for all four crimes in Reno. Prosecutors say one trial is valid because he killed all four victims with the same gun he stole from a Reno couple. No word on when the justices may rule in the case.
We’re learning a bit more about a shooting in South Lake Tahoe yesterday. Police say one man died from gunshot wounds and another was seriously hurt after the shooting in the Tahoe Sierra neighborhood early Wednesday morning. He remains in critical, but stable condition.