Archives for October 2019

Police ID suspect vehicle in Wooster HS fatal hit-and-run

Police are looking for an older black GMC standard cab pick-up truck in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a Wooster High School student. They say the truck has a broken passenger side headlight. Police say the 14-year-old girl was fatally struck while walking at Harvard and Plumb Ways earlier this week. She’s the 17th student to be hit while walking to or from school in Washoe County since school began in August, accordign to officials.

Attempted murder suspect stays behind bars

A bail reduction is denied for an attempted murder suspect. Ivan Biondi is being held in Washoe County on $1 million on charges of false imprisonment and strangulation. He was arrested in April on the felony charges.

Water main break triggers small boil water order in Dayton

A handful of customers are under a precautionary boil water order in Lyon County. The order came after a water main break at Dayton. Customers along Grosh Avenue in Dayton are affected.

Gravel spills when truck overturns, injures driver on I-80

A messy crash caused delays on I-80 near Sparks. Police say a small semi-truck overturned Wednesday on the westbound side of the highway, spilling gravel onto the highway and below the overpass. A driver below was hit by the gravel and suffered serious injuries.

Limo drivers in Reno unionize

Limo drivers in Reno will now be part of a union. Drivers at Bell Limousine voted overwhelmingly to become members of the Teamsters Local 533. Drivers say they joined the union to improve working conditions after they lost more than 3-dollars an hour in pay, forcing many to take second jobs.

NV AG warns of cyber scams targeting youth

Nevada’s attorney general is warning youth and parents about cyber scams that are targeting kids. During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, AG Aaron Ford says scammers don’t discriminate, and they often target youth through apps, social networking sites, and online games because they’re used to sharing information online. The most common scams targeting youth offer free stuff, scholarships, or threaten account deletion.

Nevada Academic Proficiency Remains at the Bottom

Academic proficiency scores in Nevada were below the national average in reading and math among elementary and middle-school students, according to a new report.
The 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress showed the state’s scores were mostly stagnant since the last assessment in 2017 It was the fourth consecutive year Nevada had the lowest average composite score in the nation.

Drivers Enouraged to Take Caution Halloween Evening

According to the Safe Kids, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year. Officials are encouraging
drivers to stay home if possible when kids are out trick or treating and for parents to never leave their kids unsupervised. Nevada Highway Patrol also has more safety reminders at Nevadadot.com.

Human Remains Found in Lyon County

Lyon County Deputies say they are investigating human remains that were found in Dayton on Monday. Deputies say a construction crew digging near the 200 block of Dayton Valley Road found the remains near a sidewalk. Construction workers found the remains while excavating for some utility lines.

Art Reception in Sparks (PM)

An art reception in Sparks next Tuesday from 4-7pm. Artist Dana Childs has more;

The studio is near I-80 and McCarron. Go to; [dee-law-REN] dlauren.net for more information.