Shots fired outside student apartment complex in northeast Reno

Shots are fired outside a student apartment complex in northeast Reno. It happened early Saturday morning on the 2800 block of Enterprise Road. Police say a fight erupted at a large party in an apartment-that spilled out into the parking lot, and ended in shots fired. No one was hurt and no property was damaged, but at least five shell casings were found at the scene. So far no one’s been arrested in connection with the gunfire. But some were arrested for alcohol consumption as a minor.

Washoe County’s online school sees record enrollment

Washoe County’s only online school sees record enrollment amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports North Star has quadrupled enrollment from 250 to more than 1,000 students. It comes as parents appear weary of sending their kids back to the classroom-despite Washoe saying schools will reopen against the health district’s recommendations.

Hunter Lake Elementary School staffer tests positive for COVID-19

The Washoe County School District says a Hunter Lake Elementary school staffer has tested positive for COVID-19. The building was thoroughly cleaned and has reopened. No students were affected.

Latest COVID-19 Numbers

Washoe County on Sunday reported two COVID-19 related deaths, giving the county 120 overall. The deaths were a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s, both with underlying health conditions. 36 new cases. Forty-one percent of all intensive care unit beds are occupied, and 16 percent of all ventilators are in use.

Reno Police Officer Shoots Suspect After Accidentally being Hit by Taser

A reckless driving suspect was shot in the shoulder by a Reno Police officer on July 26, after the officer was accidentally struck in the knee by a Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputy’s Taser, according to new details released by the Reno Police Department. The suspect, a 43-year-old Reno man, was not following the deputy’s commands when officers arrived on the scene. He recovered from his gunshot wound. Internal affairs is looking into the case.

Explosion at Waste Management Site in Reno

The Reno Fire Department responded to reports of an explosion at the Waste Management site off E. Commercial Row in Reno around 3am this morning. Reno Fire officials say they were able to quickly extinguish the flames. There are no reported injuries and no buildings were threatened. he cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Educators protest Washoe Schools’ decision to reopen

Educators protest the reopening of schools in Washoe County. They stood outside district offices Thursday – saying if the health district recommends they don’t return to the classroom-then they shouldn’t. The Washoe County School District says it respects their right to peacefully protest, and they continue to work on safe reopening plans.

Sisolak takes steps to alleviate unemployment backlog

With the highest unemployment rate in the nation, Governor Steve Sisolak signs a bill to extend unemployment benefits for Nevadans. Sisolak says the state is working on a backlog of claims and will extend the length of time benefits can be received using federal funds. The state has paid more than $6 billion in state and federal unemployment benefits since the pandemic began.

Washoe County’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 118

Two more people have died from COVID-19 in Washoe County, bringing the overall death toll to 118. The latest deaths involve a woman in her 40s with no underlying health conditions and a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions. The county added 123 cases and 80 recoveries.

Dayton man killed in single-vehicle wreck in South Lake Tahoe

An elderly Dayton man dies in a crash in South Lake Tahoe. California troopers say the man lost control of his vehicle going around a curve, it flipped 150 feet down an embankment before hitting a tree Wednesday. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.