Archives for June 2015

Sheriffs search for man who fled traffic stop in Sun Valley

The Washoe County Sheriff’s office needs your help looking for a man, who fled deputies during a traffic stop in Sun Valley Monday. Police say Rupert Boeling was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for violating parole. He’s described as a white man, 5’10” and 180 pounds with blue eyes and short brown hair. He also has a tattoo on the left side of his neck. Police say Boehling took off toward Highland Ranch, but officers didn’t pursue because he had a woman and two kids in the car. If you’ve seen him, you’re asked to call Secret Witness at 775.322.4900.

NV challenging new federal water rules

Nevada is joining a dozen states in filing suit against new federal rules that could expand powers over state and local water sources. The suit claims the new rule would grant federal agencies authority over small ponds and irrigation ditches. Nevada’s attorney general calls it “unreasonable federal overreach.”

Reno veteran is awarded Purple Heart

A Reno veteran gets his long overdue Purple Heart. 2 News reports that retired Nevada Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Vincent Arthur was wounded in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2010. Several of Arthur’s bones were discloated in the explosion. The Purple Heart is the oldest military award in U.S. History. Arthur received his in a ceremony Monday at the federal court house.

Fire officials remind you flying drones over fires is illegal

The Truckee Meadows Fire Department is reminding you it’s illegal to fly a drone over a fire. Flight restrictions include a five-mile radius around the fire so that helicopters and retardant planes can conduct their drops without worrying about hitting other aircraft. 2 News reports that so far, this year, there haven’t been any drone problems as firefighters fight the Washington Fire near Markleeville, but drones were a problem during last year’s Balloon Races.

Washington Fire is 45 Percent Contained

The Washington Fire burning within ten miles of Markleeville is now 45 percent contained. The fire was caused by a lightning strike and reignited with strong winds. It covers 28 square miles. The fire that started June 19is being fought by land and air by about 1,160 firefighters.

Sightseeing Plane Crash in Alaska Kills Two Sparks Residents

Two Sparks residents have been killed in a sightseeing plane crash in Alaska. The victims were 70 year old Raymond Apodaca,and 63 year old Margie Apodaca. Aviation investigators are working on the cause of the crash in the mountainous area of the Ketchikan Gateway.

Power Outage Impacts Area

Officials at NV Energy are still investigating what caused a massive power outage that affected nearly 12-thousand customers on Saturday. More than 11 hundred customers in Washoe County were affected,along with more than 34 hundred in Carson City and more than 72 hundred in Douglas County.

Standoff with police in Sun Valley McDonalds ends peacefully

A two-hour standoff with police inside a bathroom at a fast-food restaurant ends peacefully. The Washoe County sheriff’s office says 27-year-old Kyle Cassaday of Sun Valley barricaded himself inside a Sun Valley McDonalds after midnight Wednesday. Police say Cassaday was armed with a knife. Deputies evacuated the McDonalds and called in a SWAT team, which ended up taking Cassaday into custody without using lethal force. Cassaday will be charged with felony assault on an officer with a deadly weapon.

AlertTahoe camera spots forest fire in Tahoe

Cameras at the University of Nevada Reno’s Seismological Lab have spotted several forest fires burning in the Sierra Front. KOLO-TV reports the AlertTahoe camera found a column of smoke rising between Martis Peak and Incline village Saturday. Fire officials say lightning may have sparked the fire. The camera system was put in place on mountaintops to stream real-time fire information to firefighters.

Oregon man crowned champion at Reno Rodeo

An Oregon man takes home the top prize at the Reno Rodeo. Steven Pebbles and his horse named “Peppy Bound” took home $10,000. You can already start looking forward to next year’s Reno Rodeo set for June 16-27, 2016.