Archives for December 2014

Teen death under investigation

Washoe County officials are investigating the death of a teen in Cold Springs. It happened Saturday morning. Investigators say they think drugs might have played a role in the teen’s death, but toxicology reports are not back yet. The teen has not been identified.

Cram the Cruiser Wednesday in Fernley

Cram the Cruiser for the Fernely Center is happening today, Wednesday, from 1 pm to 7 pm at the Walmart in Fernley. Suggested items you can donate to help out include canned fruits, vegetables, tuna and beans, also, paper goods; toilet paper, and other paper items, Laundry soap, hand soap, dish soap and dish towels. You can also help out with crossword puzzles, Seek and Find, and magnifying glasses, and any other appropriate items for seniors.

Get your flu shot

If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, you still should. Washoe County health district leaders tell KOLO, this year’s strain, H3N2, is especially bad, and it tends to be a more severe sickness. Health officials say this year’s flu shot is a 48 percent match for that strain, but it’s still better than nothing.

RTC offering fares for food

The Regional Transportation Commission is offering free bus rides in exchange for non perishable food items. The RTC will offer the free rides on December 11th and 12th in order to raise donations for the food bank. This is the Food for Fare drive, and coach operators will take donations as people get on the bus.

5-Vehicle Crash Closes I-80

There was a bad crash this morning on Interstate 80. The Nevada Highway Patrol says eastbound Interstate 80 was closed for a time after a five vehicle accident near USA Parkway. There were injuries in the crash,but the extent of those injuries has not been released.

Search for man with gun

Washoe County deputies have been looking for a man with a gun. Deputies went out to a report of people arguing over a vehicle, in the 400 block of Quartz lane. A gun went off during that argument. The man was last seen in the Sun Valley area.

Vandalism suspect arrested

A man accused of vandalizing several areas of Reno has been arrested. 19 year old Rodrigo De La Cruz Campos of Reno admitted to tagging 74 different sites in Reno in the last year. He was booked into the Washoe County Jail on one count of graffiti. In April a detective started investigating 18 known taggers who vandalized multiple areas of Reno, Sparks, and the Washoe county area.

Council picks new member

Reno city council members have chosen a new member for their group. The council unanimously picked David Bobzien to fill the at-large seat left open when Hillary Schieve was elected Mayor of Reno. Originally more than 70 people wanted the job.

Mall expanding

Simon Properties, which owns Meadowood Mall, is looking at adding more stores and a movie theater. 2 news says Simon filed documents with the city of Reno recently, showing they wnat to add a 50 thousand square foot box store and a 54 thousand square foot movie theater on the southeastern corner of the site. By the end of the month, the city will make a decision on that expansion.

Bank robbed

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that happened in northwest Reno yesterday afternoon. A man armed with a handgun stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the First Independent Bank. No one was hurt. The man is described as being 5’10” to 6 feet tall, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, with some sort of dark mask over his face. It’s possible they are looking for suspects.