South Lake Tahoe Police offer reward in man’s murder

South Lake Tahoe police need your help finding a vehicle they say fled the scene of the city’s first homicide in years. Police say they’re looking for a light-colored Pontiac Aztec that left the scene of a fatal shooting on Spruce Street earlier this month. Gregory Mitchoff, 62, was killed in the shooting. A $2,500 reward is offered for information in the case.

Flood Watch lifted after repairs made to Washoe Lake Dam

A flood watch has been lifted after emergency repairs were made to a century-old dam near Reno. Residents had initially told to be prepared to evacuate after a leak was found in the Washoe Lake Dam. As many as 100 residents could’ve been affected. Crews will keep a close eye on the dam over the next few weeks.

Video shows boulder throwing near Emerald Bay at construction site

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is investigating contractor Stewart Engineering after a video showed its construction workers throwing a boulder over a hillside near Emerald Bay. The video, posted to social media, has gone viral. The boulder throwing has spawned possible environmental damage near a multi-million-dollar project to install a retaining wall at Emerald Bay. Civil penalties are possible.

Protesters speak out against border policy

Hundreds gathered in Reno Tuesday to express concern for the situation at the U.S./Mexico border. The Keep Families Together Rally demanded state lawmakers take action to stop separating families that were caught trying to cross into the U.S. illegally. A member of Indivisible Northern Nevada called the policy “terror, inhumane, and un-American.”

Truckee Meadows adds 8 new firefighters to force

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is expanding to keep up with the growing number of calls. News 4 reports eight new firefighters joined the force after completing 12 weeks of training. They were officially pinned in a ceremony Tuesday.

Motorhome catches fire on SR 89 near Topaz

A motorhome caught fire on State Route 89 near Topaz and U.S. 395. The CHP had to shutter the road for a time Tuesday after the fire spread to nearby brush. No one was injured.

Upper Colony Fire 57 percent contained

A Lyon County wildfire is now more than half-contained. No structures have been lost in the upper Colony Fire that’s burning in Smith Valley, but firefighters warn Wednesday will be hot and windy, so they’re worried about new hot spots popping up. So far, the fire has burned more than 1,200 acres.

Motorcyclist hurt in South Lake Tahoe crash

A motorcyclist is hospitalized after a crash in South Lake Tahoe. It happened last night at Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Silver Dollar; the extent of the motorcyclist’s injuries isn’t known.

2 CA men sentenced in 2016 Black Friday robbery in Reno

Two California men who robbed a Reno convenience store on Black Friday two years ago will are heading to prison. Connor Woods and Michael Miller of Santa Rosa were sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted of armed robbery. Police say they pointed a gun at a clerk in the 7-11 on South McCarran Boulevard in 2017. A struggle ensued and the duo got away with 100 dollars.

Escaped Carson City Jail inmate recaptured

An inmate at the Carson City Jail who escaped a work crew last week is nabbed in Reno. Police say Michael Bass was caught after a short chase down Keystone Avenue. Police say since he got into a fight with officers he faces new charges. Bass was serving time on drug charges and was due for release in September.