Archives for February 2015

Sparks shooting leaves one dead

One man has been killed and a woman hurt in a shooting at a home in northeast Sparks. Police responded to reports of shots fired about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Burnside Drive just west of Sparks Boulevard and north of East Prater Way. Officers found a woman with a gunshot wound in the front yard. She was taken to Reno hospital where condition is unknown. Police say a man confronted the woman and a friend with a gun in the driveway when they arrived to retrieve her belongings at the residence.

Hearing Delayed for Man Accused of Beating Little Girl

There’s been a postponement in the case against an Elko man accused of savagely beating a five year old girl. The preliminary hearing for Danny Miller, Jr has been rescheduled for March 20th. The Elko Daily Free Press says the child suffered fractures to her skull, neck and jaw in the beating. He faces a possible 20 years in prison.

Firefighters Douse Two House Fires In Reno

A couple of blazes kept firefighters busy last night. In northeast Reno, residents of a home on Kate Lane were displaced by a fire that damaged their house. Reno firefighters say it appears the fire can be blamed on electrical issues,but the cause is still under investigation. Meanwhile, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection doused a chimney fire at a home on Riata Circle in south Reno, before the flames could spread to the interior of the home. No one was hurt.

Buying Parking Garage Would Save City MIllions

The city may get a real deal. Reno could get a new parking garage and save millions of dollars at the same time. This would involve the city purchasing the current Cal-Neva garage instead of building a new one. The City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with the possible purchase of the garage. Cal-Neva has offered to sell the property to the city for ten thousand dollars.

Bill would keep guns out of hands of domestic violence offenders

A Senate committee today is reviewing a Republican bill that would restrict people convicted of domestic violence from having a gun, but would also expand concealed carry laws and broaden the definition of justifiable homicide. SB175 would prohibit a person from owning a gun if they’ve been convicted of domestic violence, or purchasing one if there’s a restraining order filed against them.

Cold Case Murderer Gets Life Without Parole

You can run, but not forever.A man who killed a South Lake Tahoe teenager thirty years ago has been sentenced to life in prison. 53 year old Andrew Sanford sentenced to life without parole for the murder of 16 year old Richard Swanson at a Shell Station in 1980. Swanson was the gas station attendant. Sanford was finally brought to justice with the help of DNA evidence, which connected him with the duct tape used to asphyxiate the teen. Sanford stole the money from the boy’s first paycheck…and made it his last one.

Man Arrested for Shaving Cream Incident

You never know who you can trust with the shaving cream. An angry man was arrested at a hotel in Jackpot he sprayed shaving cream on a computer and video camera screens behind the front desk. Hotel employees say the Idaho man was drunk, belligerent and vulgar. And, that was in addition to the shaving cream.

Motel Closing Leaves 30 Homeless

Thirty people who had been living at Everybody’s Inn motel were left homeless after thieves cut out the wiring Monday night and the city had to shut the motel down. Residents woke up to a notice on the door telling them to be out by 5 pm. Some said they had nowhere to go.

Fire May Have Been Arson

Two possible cases of arson are under investigation by the Reno Fire Department. The fires were set Monday night near businesses on Moana Lane. The first was just a dumpster fire, but the second one ended up damaging an auto repair shop to the tune of 20 thousand dollars.

Grounded Planes May Result in Travel Delays

Reno air travelers could see some delays, now that Southwest Airlines has grounded 128 planes The planes were grounded after the airline failed to inspect backup hydraulic systems. About one fifth of the airline’s fleet has been grounded until the inspections are completed.