A California man pulled over in Washoe County and found to be in possession of 17 pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Juan Cabrera-Bonilla pled guilty to trafficking a controlled substance of 400 grams or more. He told the deputy that he and his wife were driving from Fresno to Reno … Read more
Four people were displaced, but no one was injured after an early Thursday morning house fire on Marlette Avenue in Reno. KOLO 8 reports Reno Fire crews responded to the fire just before 7:00 a.m. and put the fire out around five minutes after arriving. No cause for the fire has been determined, but crews … Read more
The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees analyzed the possibility of opening up a Chief of Schools position within the district. KOLO 8 reports the role would aid the Superintendent and principals of each school with a salary of $258,136. The board voted 6 to 1 against the implementation of the new position. Trustees … Read more
The Washoe County School District board of trustees has approved new S.H.A.R.E (Sexuality Health and Responsibility Education) program sex education videos for fourth graders. KOLO 8 reports the videos explain topics like puberty, genital growth, wet dreams, and menstrual cycles.
A Sparks man has been arrested on an open murder charge in connection with the October shooting of a 17-year-old boy. According to KOLO 8, Aiden Palmer was arrested and also charged with burglary with the use of a deadly weapon and robbery with the use of a deadly weapon in connection to a parking … Read more
A Berkeley, California man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for planning to have sex with a 14-year-old girl in Carson City. 41-year-old Dustin Michael Joseph pleaded guilty in August of this year to one count of attempted coercion and enticement. After he is released, Joseph must register as a sex offender, reports … Read more
A 19-year-old has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 18 years for shooting and killing a man at his apartment complex in 2021. KOLO 8 reports Isaiah Smith, also known as Isaiah Gathers, previously plead guilty to a charge of second-degree murder.
RTC and Q&D Construction will close the Second Street Bridge through December 6 for bridge surface maintenance. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south along Lake Street to Mill Street, and east along Mill Street to South Wells Avenue. Single lane closure is anticipated from December 7 through December 15, with eastbound traffic allowed through the … Read more
The city of Sparks is inviting the community to kick off the holidays at multiple events this weekend. The annual tree lighting ceremony is happening on Friday, Dec. 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. next to the large gazebo on the corner of Victorian Avenue and Victorian Plaza Circle. News 4 reports on Saturday, … Read more
Authorities found a dead person Friday afternoon in northwest Reno near McCarran Boulevard and Interstate 80. KOLO 8 reports police got the call of an unresponsive person near the Popeye’s on McCarran Boulevard at about 1:05 p.m. Police attempted to revive the person but determined he was dead. No indication of foul play at this … Read more