Archives for November 2018

Salazar speaks out–months are he was found near-dead by Truckee train tracks

“I would never try to kill myself.”

Those are the words of 22-year-old Aaron Salazar who’s finally speaking out-months after he was found severely injured by Amtrak tracks in Truckee in May. Salazar says his injuries-which include a damaged spinal cord and brain-aren’t consistent with attempted suicide as Amtrak investigators have concluded. But Salazar doesn’t remember even being on a train. Amtrak says they’re glad his condition is improving, and they look forward to speaking with Salazar and any other potential witnesses in the case.

4 arrested in Carson City on kidnapping, robbery charges

Four men have been arrested on charges of kidnapping and robbery in Carson City. Police say Michael Segna and Maruicio Gomez are accused of battery with a deadly weapon near the water tower Sunday; deputies say Segna was also holding a woman against her will, who appeared to have been battered. Chrisotopher Powell of Sparks and Richard Rios of Carson City were also arrested during the investigation.

Galena HS leaders mysteriously placed on leave

Galena High School’s leaders have been placed on leave-and it’s all a bit mysterious. A letter from the superintendent went out to parents this week, but didn’t say why Principal Tom Brown and Assistant Principal Erika Sanchez were on leave. Rick Harris will serve as interim principal.

Reno couple charged in child’s death to face bail hearing in 2019

A Reno couple charged with murder in the death of a 5-year-old girl will appear in court in the New Year. Police say Tyler and Averyauna Anderson were accused of killing Tyler’s daughter and keeping her body in a duffel bag in a California storage unit; this all happened in May. The girl, the medical examiner, says was grossly malnourished.

Reno Police Looking for Hit and Run Driver

Reno Police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a man while he was crossing the intersection of Wells Avenue and 6th Street early today. The call came in just before 4:30 a.m. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
And they are reviewing surveillance video they believe shows the suspected driver leaving the scene. If you know anything about this hit-and-run, please call The Reno Police Department or Secret Witness at 322-4900. You can remain anonymous.

Snow Expected in Reno

More than a foot of snow fell on Lake Tahoe area ski resorts on Thursday. More is in the forecast into the weekend with accumulations on the valley floors around Reno expected by Saturday.

Nevada Healthlink Deadline Coming

The deadline for people to enroll for coverage on Nevada Health Link is December 15 and with a little more than two weeks to go, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is urging uninsured residents to sign up. The cost for coverage on
nevadahealthlink.com is also .4 percent lower than it was a year ago, and people who qualify for subsidies may not have to pay a monthly premium depending on their age, location, income and family size.

20 people homeless afre Sparks fire

Twenty people are homeless after a fire in Sparks. Crews were called to the 1100 block of 15th Street yesterday afternoon and found smoke coming from a second-story balcony. No one was hurt. The building is uninhabitable due to electrical damage caused by the fire.

Indoor ice arena closer to opening in northern NV

An indoor ice arena is one step closing to coming to northern Nevada. News 4 reports the Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association, which has been raising funds for rink in South Reno is optimistic it could break ground on the facility soon. They’re about $2.5 million shy of the $7 million they need. Northern Nevada hasn’t had an indoor ice rink in 14 years.

Chain controls in effect across area

Chain controls are in effect for mountain roads and passes. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the Greater Lake Tahoe area until 4 a.m. Friday.