Archives for January 2019

Sisolak ‘outraged’ over secret plutonium shipment to NV

Governor Steve Sisolak says he’s outraged to hear that the U.S. Energy Department secretly shipped weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a facility outside Las Vegas months ago. Nevada had been trying to stop the shipment in federal court. Sisolak says the U.S. Energy Department lied to the state, misled the federal court, and jeopardized the safety of Nevadans.

Construction starts next week on new Arrowcreek Middle

Construction on the new Arrowcreek Middle School is slated to begin next week. The school is expected to ease overcrowding. KOLO-TV reports it’ll be open in time for the 2020-2021 school year.

Body found near Lemmon Valley Drive identified as Sparks woman

Police identify a woman whose body was found near Lemmon Valley Drive Tuesday. The medical examiner’s office says she’s is 57-year-old Cynthia Andrews of Sparks. They say her death isn’t considered suspicious.

Man charged with attempted murder in Washoe Valley stabbing

Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have charged a man with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing. It happened late Friday night on Ormsby Lane in Washoe Valley. Deputies say Michael Delloca stabbed the victim and fled. He’s now behind bars at the Washoe County Jail. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Woman charged with DUI after allegedly striking teen in crosswalk

A woman faces DUI charges after police say she struck a teenager in Sparks. It happened Tuesday morning at Greenbrae and O’Callaghan drives. Police say Rachel Johnson struck the boy who was in a crosswalk. He was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Safar Club says it broke no laws at recent Reno expo

The Safari Club says it broke no laws at convention last month, despite what anti-hunters claimed. At its convention, it was alleged they’d been selling products made from threatened African wildlife at a recent expo in Reno. Instead, the club claims Nevada’s new law has exceptions, including for the sale of elephant products other than ivory and sport-hunted trophies. They say it’s likely none of the sales of elephant products violated law.

Tesla likely to make new crossover vehicle at gigafactory near Sparks

A new Tesla model will likely be built in Nevada. The luxury car company says it’s constructing a new crossover vehicle called the Model Y that it expects to produce at the gigafactory east of Sparks at the end of 2020.

Search and Rescue Looks for More Bones

A day after a hiker found human skeletal remains, the Carson City Search & Rescue Team is searching for more evidence. A skull, jaw, and single vertebra were found Tuesday, and the team is looking for more bones in the Goni Hills. Det. Josh Chaney, Carson City Sheriff’s Office expects to cover at least one square mile around the spot where the skull was found. The team spread out and combed virtually every square foot in their area. Chaney says it is possible that animals may have spread the remains but that would be speculation at this point. It’s also too early to tell if foul play was involved.

WCSO Focuses on Distracted Drivers

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other Nevada law enforcement agencies to heighten enforcement, and awareness, of the state’s distracted driving laws. From February 1 through 19, the Sheriff’s Office, along with the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and Nevada Highway Patrol, will dedicate extra officers specifically to look for distracted drivers. Funding for these extra patrols is made possible by a Joining Forces grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety.

Decomposed human remains found near Carson City

Human remains are found by a hiker near Carson City. The gruesome discovery came yesterday around lunchtime in the hills near the Storey and Lyon county lines with Carson City. Detectives say they found a human skull, a jaw, and a single vertebra, which they believe may have been exposed to the elements for some time.