2 Washoe County sheriff’s employees have COVID-19

More people are contracting COVID-19 in Washoe County, but more people are recovering from it as well. So far, 26 persons have recovered. At last check, the county had at least 184 cases. Two of those cases involve employees of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. One is a deputy who hasn’t been to work since March 11th. The other is a civilian employee who had been on vacation until March 18th, but returned to work for three days before they were sent home per gravel guidelines.

Snow expected in Sierra, Tahoe this weekend

Snow is expected in the Sierra this weekend. A storm watch is in effect Saturday afternoon through Monday morning. Expect six to 12 inches of snow at lake level and a few feet in the mountains. The valley will see a slushy mix. Wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour are possible in both the Sierra and the valley.

Body of Pleasant Valley man who went missing a week ago found

The body of a Pleasant Valley man who went missing last week has been found. 57-year-old Bryde Bates’ car was found near Topaz Lake Park. His body was found at a nearby campground. His cause of death remains under investigation though deputies don’t suspect foul play.

Man Charged with Killing Trooper was on a Coronavirus Frenzy

A 65-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a veteran highway patrol sergeant on a remote road in northeast Nevada had been on a frenzied quest for several weeks, saying that he thought coronavirus was spreading through water and sewer systems. John Leonard Dabritz, of the tiny mining town of Ruth, made an initial appearance Wednesday before a judge in Ely on murder, arson, vehicle theft and weapon charges in the March 27 killing of Sgt. Ben Jenkins in White Pine County.

Reno Mayor Advises Residents to Wear Facial Coverings

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve held a virtual press conference on Thursday afternoon.
She encouraged residents that if they have to go outside for whatever reason, to wear masks althugh She said she cannot mandate that residents wear them. She also told residents who don’t have masks to use bandanas, scarves and similar articles of clothing.

New COVID-19 Cases iin Washoe County

Washoe County reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total cases to 184. The county also reported eight recoveries, giving Washoe County 26 recoveries. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office reported two employees tested positive.

Recoveries rise, so do deaths in Washoe County from COVID-19

Washoe County has a fourth death from COVID-19. The health district says the man in his forties had underlying medical conditions. At last check, Washoe County had at least 163 cases of COVID-19 – with 18 of those persons having recovered from the respiratory illness. 20 persons remain hospitalized. Statewide, Nevada has more than 1,200 positive cases and a total of 32 deaths.

NV Energy bills to drop amid lower fuel, energy costs

Your energy bill is going down-just in time for the hard times many Nevadans are experiencing. NV Energy says residential electric customers will see a decrease in their monthly bills by about $2.10. The lower bills are the result of lower fuel and energy costs.

Northern Nevada HOPES gets $64K to fight coronavirus pandemic

A local non-profit is getting tens of thousands of dollars in federal money to fight COVID-19. Northern Nevada HOPES is getting $64,000 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to buy personal protective gear as well as medical and behavioral case management for patients as well as telehealth services doting the global pandemic.

White Pine Co. man accused of killing NHP trooper could face death penalty

A man accused of killing state trooper and stealing his uniform and his patrol car is being held without bail. John Dabritz of While Pine County faces charges of murder, arson, and grand larceny. The 65-year-old is accused of fatally shooting NHP Sgt. Ben Jenkins on March 27th as he tried to assist the stranded motorist on U.S. 93 in White Pine County. Dabritz could face the death penalty.