Nevada sets new death record for COVID-19, Washoe County adds no new deaths

Washoe County sees no new deaths in the fight against COVID-19. The death toll stands at 559. But the state set a new record with 62 deaths Thursday. Washoe County added 211 cases and 65 recoveries. 177 persons are hospitalized with the virus.

Meantime, long lines were reported yesterday at Renown and St. Mary’s as workers administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents 70 and older. Spots filled up within a matter of hours at both locations.

Police arrest reckless driver after chase, crash

A man faces reckless driving charges after troopers say he crashed into a guardrail on US-395, then led troopers on a chase Thursday night. Police say he exited onto Mill Street, where he hit a median near Terminal Street, leaving the car no longer drivable. He had to be Tasted in order to be arrested. Police believe he was high. The driver and both officers involved suffered minor injuries.

Man charged in May vandalism at Reno City Hall back behind bars

A man who was charged with damaging Reno City Hall last year in a riot has been re-arrested. Police say Ekepati Taua removed his ankle monitor that was part of his release requirements. He and two others are accused of breaking windows at City Hall back in May, causing $14,000 in damage. He’s now being held on $20,000 bail.

Placerville teacher facing child porn charges

A Placerville teacher is accused in a child porn case. Sheriff’s deputies say 38-year-old Ryan Pullen had video of students at Union Mine High School undressing. He faces possession of child porn and child endangerment charges as police work to identify victims.

Douglas County man whose body was found on Highway 395 identified

We now have the name of a man whose body was found early in the New Year in Douglas County. Sheriff’s deputies say he is 61-year-old Randall Withrow of Carson City. His body was found on Highway 395 north of Cradlebaugh Bridge. His cause of death remains under investigation.

Sparks police arrest suspected car burglar

Sparks Police arrest a car burglary suspect. They handcuffed Creselda Pando Wednesday who they say was responsible for a series of car break-ins in mid-December in northeast Sparks. She faces burglary and fraud charges.

More Vacinators Eligible to Administer Shots

Additional health professionals have been given the green light to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Nevada. Gov. Steve Sisolak has ruled that dentists, dental hygienists, podiatrists and veterinarians are now authorized to give the vaccine.As more doses are received additional approved vaccinator will be needed to ensure all Nevadans are able to be vaccinated. If you’re a provider and would like to help administer the vaccine, you can apply at www.sernv.org and register as part of the Battle Born Medical Corps organization.

School Board Shake Up (PM)

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