This year’s Nevada Day celebrations will look a bit different. The traditional parade in Carson City is cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions, but organizers are putting on a drive-thru parade at Western Nevada College. There will be parade floats on either side of vehicles in the parade. Balloons will also fly over the capital tomorrow morning and the chili feed is back at the Carson Nugget.
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The coronavirus outbreak at the Washoe County Jail is growing. The sheriff’s office says 35 inmates and nine staff have tested positive-for a total of 44. That’s up from 16 a week ago. A special housing unit has been cordoned off to house COVID-positive inmates. The jail continues to be in lockdown.
A fight leads to shots fired in Reno. Police were called to Montello Street last night where they say two people intended to fight and then fired shots at one another. One person suffered injuries of some kind, but refused medical treatment.
One person is seriously hurt in a head-on crash on Rock Boulevard. Firefighters had to extricate the person who was trapped inside the vehicle yesterday. Their injuries are considered life-threatening. The other driver suffered minor injuries.
Washoe County sees seven straight days of record active COVID-19 cases. We’re up to more than 2,100 now–that’s 40 percent more than last week. The county picked up two new deaths Thursday for a total of 197. They are a woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions, and a man in his 70s. The area added nearly 250 cases today and about 150 recoveries. As a result, soon, new restrictions will go into place, limiting gatherings to 50 persons in Washoe County.
A home is destroyed by fire in Palomino Valley. Truckee Meadows firefighters were called to Thumbs Up Road just before 1 a.m. to find the home fully engulfed. No word on whether anyone was hurt.
There’s a positive case of COVID-19 at a South Lake Tahoe School. District officials say someone at Bijou Community School has tested positive for the virus. It’s unclear whether that person is a staffer or a student. The school serves kids in K through fifth grades.
This weekend is Halloween-and the final weekend for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Fright at the Fairgrounds. Tomorrow from 12 to 5 p.m. there’s a costume contest with prizes-including bikes-and the opportunity for safe trick-or-treating. At nightfall, a haunted house will open. It’s all happening at the Douglas County fairgrounds off Pinenut Road in Gardnerville.
Casinos in Stateline are seeing some of the best gaming revenue in the state. The Gaming Control Board says Stateline casinos posted gains year-over-year of more than $6.5 million. Despite the positive gain in that market, the Tahoe-Daily Tribune reports all casinos are nearly 12 percent behind for the fiscal year due to shutdowns forced by COVID-19.
One person is dead in a single-vehicle crash on I-80 in Wadsworth. It happened at the Painted Rock interchange yesterday. Troopers say both persons in the vehicle weren’t wearing seat belts when the vehicle rolled over; one person was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The second person was hospitalized.