Workers flee after kitchen appliance they’re working on explodes in Reno

An explosion inside a kitchen damages a home in Reno. Firefighters say two men were working on an appliance at a home on Stead Boulevard when it burst into flames Tuesday. They fled the scene, but suffered burns to their hands. An elderly woman inside the home had her hair singed.

Stolen puppy returned in ‘paw-some’ rescue

A stolen puppy is found in what deputies are calling a “paw-some” rescue. The 4-month-old German Shepherd puppy was taken nearly a month ago from a vehicle parked outside a store in Sun Valley. Surveillance video helped deputies find two suspects who were arrested at a Sun Valley Casino. They learned the duo had sold the puppy to a Reno woman, who willingly returned the pup back to its rightful owner.

New ice skating rink to open at Circus Circus Reno Monday

A new ice skating rink will open Monday at Circus Circus Reno. The ROW is a 9,000 sq. ft. rink that will be open seven days a week.

New school at Wildcreek to be called Proctor Hug HS

The new school at Wildcreek will officially be named Proctor Hug High School. But the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees sent two finalists names back for the new career technical school being built in place of the old Hug High School. They are Smith after former state legislator Debbie Smith and Feemster after a local philanthropic family.

Trees vandalized in South Lake Tahoe

Several trees were vandalized in South Lake Tahoe. City officials say it happened sometime between Friday and Sunday. They say a total of nine pine trees near Regan Beach were damaged after someone hacked off parts of the trees’ bark; they’re trying to determine whether the trees can be saved.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Saturday

This Saturday Waste Management is collecting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at their facility at 1455 E. Greg Street in Sparks. That includes pesticides, paints, caustic cleaners and it may include your e-waste – monitors, TVs and batteries. The first 50 pounds is free to drop off for residential customers in Washoe County. It’s happening Saurday from 8am till 4pm.

More Than Half of Nevada Fatal Crashes Caused by Impaired Drivers

Law enforcement officials working to bolster safety on roadways ahead of the holiday season say impaired drivers remain a contributing factor in more than half of all fatal traffic crashes in Nevada. The Nevada Department of Public Safety says 55.4 percent of the 893 total fatal crashes in Nevada during a three-year period ending in 2018 were caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or a combination of both.

Carson City Deputy Vehicle Hit in Hit & Run

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office was investigating a pedestrian hit in a crosswalk when a deputy vehicle blocking off the area was struck by another vehicle that fled the scene. Sometime between 4:45-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputies said a woman driving a blue SUV turned the corner on Long Street and Carson Street when she hit a 60-year-old man. He was care flighted to Renown with non-life-threatening injuries. The woman was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. While deputies were blocking the road surrounding the accident, another car hit one of the parked deputy vehicles and left the scene.

EVMS Expansion Meeting (PM)

Dan Davis of Carson City Schools explains the 6 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the EVMS Gym;

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EVMS Expansion Meeting (MID)

Carson City Schools invite citizens to the EVMS Gym on Wednesday at 6 p.m. to discuss expansion. Dan Davis has more;

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