Sprinklers Put Out Blaze in Sparks

Sprinklers put out a fire Saturday afternoon in the industrial area of Sparks.
Fire crews responded to an alarm in a commercial building in the 1300 block of Greg Street about 3:15 p.m. The first crew saw light smoke from the roof and called in additional fire crews. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Saturday Morning Fatalities

Early Saturday morning Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) responded to a head-on collision with two confirmed fatalities on US-95A . NHP Northern Command gathered information from witnesses who said a white Chevy Sonic was driving southbound in the northbound lane when it struck a pickup truck head-on.
The two deceased victims were both occupants of the Chevy Sonic. The driver of the Pickup truck sustained serious injuries.

School Safety Grant (PM)

Carson City Schools were awarded a $1.15 million grant for additional School Resources Officers. Sheriff Ken Furlong explains;

School Safety Grant (MID)

New safety officers are assigned to Carson City Schools. Sheriff Ken Furlong explains;

The $1.15 million grant was recommended by the Federal Commission on School Safety.

School Safety Grant (AM)

Sheriff Ken Furlong explains a new $1.5 million Carson City School Safety Grant;

The grant was based on recommendations from the Federal Commission on School Safety.

Reno’s mayor calls for puppy stores, where owners indicted to be closed

Reno’s mayor wants two local puppy stories whose owners were indicted on animal cruelty charges out of her city. Mayor Schieve tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that she’s disgusted if the accusations are truth, and the city won’t condone this kind of behavior. Michael and Leilani Schneider are accused of practicing veterinary medicine without a likens and torturing or killing an animal at their Puppies Plus store in Reno.

Police find bullet casings, but no victims at Reno scene

A shots fired incident is under investigation in Reno. Police were called to Brinkby Avenue near the Southwest Village Apartments last night. There, they found shell casings, but no victims.

Elderly Carson City woman killed in crash identified

An elderly woman is killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Carson City. Police say it happened on U.S. 50 and Airport Road Tuesday. Witnesses say three vehicles colliding, killing passenger 92-year-old Virginia Baronian. Police say Baronian wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected when the vehicle she was traveling in came to rest on its roof.

2 planes make emergency landing at Reno-Stead Airport after mid-air collision

Two planes make emergency landings at Reno-Stead Airport amid a mid-air collision at the Reno Air Races. The FAA says the propeller of one plane struck the wing of another Thursday morning. No one was hurt. In 2011, a plane crashed into the crowd at the races, killing 11 people and injuring dozens more.

Memorial Service for Longtime Reno Journalist

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday in Reno for longtime northern Nevada journalist Dennis Myers. Myers wrote for decades about the legislature and state politics before he died Aug. 26 following a stroke at the age of 70. The veteran news editor and writer for the Reno News and Review also worked as a reporter for two Reno television stations, the Las Vegas Business Press and Pahrump Valley Times. He was a columnist for the Sparks Tribune.