Reports of Shots Fired Turned out to be Car Backfiring

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) says southbound lanes at Kietzke Lane and East Second Street were closed for police activity in the area on Thursday evening. The Reno Police Department says a call came in about possible shots fired, but when crews arrived on scene they discovered it was a car that had backfired.

UNR Helping Students of Lower Income Families

The University of Nevada, Reno is reaching out to prospective students about financial aid opportunities for lower income families. School officials hosted a news conference Thursday with students who have received free tuition, fees and books from the Nevada Guarantee program. Eligible students must be in good standing with at least a 2.0 grade point average and come from a Nevada household with an annual income of $50,000 or less.

Reno Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Colorado

A suspect in a Reno Nov. 8 kidnapping, robbery and extortion case was arrested Thursday in Loveland, Colo. The Loveland Police Department special weapons and tactics team arrested William Allen Peacock, 31, without incident. RPD previously arrested Ciara Lynn Miller, 23, and Saul Zelaznog, 43, on kidnapping, false imprisonment and robbery charges after a family reported a 23-year-old man missing and said there was suspicious activity on his bank account. The man was freed and directed police to the suspects in the area of Valley Road and East Fifth Street.

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Man stabbed in Reno

A stabbing in east Reno leaves a man hurt. Police say it happened Wednesday on Galletti Way between Kietzke Lane and Second Street. The victim was hospitalized and is expected to survive. The suspect hasn’t been caught.

Man in Carson City standoff identified

We now have the name of a man arrested in connection with a standoff in Carson City. He is 39-year-old Christopher Conti. Conti faces charges of drawing a weapon in a threatening manner. He’s accused of threatening his grandmother with a knife and shooting off a gun in the home before deputies used non-lethal force to enter the home and force him to surrender Tuesday.

Fire damages Reno apartment complex

Fire damages a Reno apartment complex. Firefighters were called to the Creekside Townhome apartments near Sutro Street and Wedekind Road Wednesday morning. News 4 reports firefighters say things could’ve turned out a lot worse since one unit had a stockpile of ammunition inside it. No one was hurt.

Sanders to visit Elko, Reno

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is returning to northern Nevada. The Democrat be in Elko Sunday. Monday there’s an event at the St. Gall Pastoral Community Center in Gardnerville. He’ll also be at the Reno Sparks Convention Center for an evening event.