Archives for March 2019

Tahoe Nat’l Forest firefighter dies in chopper crash

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter from California dies in a helicopter crash outside Houston. Daniel Laird was a two-decade veteran of the U.S. Forest Service who was helping a controlled burn when the chopper crashed Wednesday. Two others were injured in the crash.

Construction on new Wildcreek HS could begin next year

We’re getting our first look at the design for the new Wildcreek high school. The design is 87 acres on the north side of the golf course. It can host 2,200 students and includes surrounding road improvements. Construction on the $200 million school could begin as early as next year. The school is slated to open in 2022 and will lead to the closure of Hug High School.

Wrongfully convicted in NV could see compensation

The wrongfully convicted could receive compensation for the injustice they’ve been dealt. At least a dozen people have been exonerated in Nevada. Supporters of the measure say the wrongfully convicted may never get their time back, but the state has a responsibility to right the wrong. Nevada is one of 17 states without a law on the books.

Man robs Donner Pass Road 7-11

Police are looking for the man who robbed a convenience store on Donner Pass Road. Police say he hit the 7-11 Thursday morning, causing a shelter in place order for a time. No one was hurt.

C Street in Virginia City closed for drainage work

C Street will be closed between B and Taylor streets in Virginia City between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Tuesday. Crews are upgrading drainage systems.

Autopsy: Hof died from heart attack

Autopsy results show Nevada brothel owner and candidate for state House Dennis Hof died from a heart attack. Medical experts say he had some drugs in his system, but no lethal amounts. Hof died last year at Love Ranch.

NHP: Speed, rain factors in crash through home in Gardnerville

Troopers say a woman was driving too fast in rain when she careened into a home in Gardnerville. It happened Wednesday night. Troopers say the woman went over a sidewalk and hit a home on U.S. 395 near Mission Street. Three kids were in the vehicle; one suffered minor injuries. KOLO-TV reports no one in the home was hurt.

Charity Motorcycle Ride Saturday

The Street Kings Motorcycle Club will hold the 5th Annual Ride for Soldiers Saturday at 11am. It is a two-hour ride around Reno-Sparks and will honor Andrey Lee, a military veteran and son of the club’s founder. The entry fee is $20 for single rider, $30 with passenger. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Lawmaker Says Brothels Need More Oversight

Advocates for Nevada’s legal brothels spoke in general support for moving forward with a legislative study on the health and well-being of sex workers at bordellos.
Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen told lawmakers at a hearing Thursday that the study is needed because the state is not giving enough oversight to the nation’s only legal brothels. She says the effort is not an attempt to outlaw the bordellos.

NHP Making Sure Drivers Abide by Move Over Law

Checking to make sure you’re following laws, the Nevada Highway Patrol spent a few hours in the North Valleys area yesterday looking for drivers violating the “Move Over Law” which took effect in 2003. Trooper Matt McLaughlin says “In essence the law states that when you see a stopped emergency vehicle on the side of the highway with its lights on you are required by law to move over at least one lane to the left and reduce your speed,”