Man accused of kidnapping mother from Reno care facility arrested in CA after standoff

A man accused of kidnapping his elderly mother from a Reno care facility is arrested after a standoff in southern California. Roger Hillygus, 52, was nabbed in Los Angeles after surrendering at 2:30 a.m. Friday. His 80-year-old mother wasn’t harmed, but she suffers from dementia, and her son didn’t have her medication.

Man hit by truck in crosswalk in Reno

A pedestrian is struck by a truck in Reno. Police say the man was using a crosswalk when he was hit at Sixth and Spokane streets last night. The victim was hospitalized with injuries.

Lightning-sparked fire in Stillwater Mountain Range still burning

A lightning-sparked fire burning in steep terrain near Fallon is growing. The more than 2,300-acre Wood Canyon Fire remains just 5 percent contained. It broke out in the Stillwater Mountain Range Tuesday. The BLM says no structures are threatened, but if it spreads, there could be concerns surrounding wildlife and military installations in the area.

Help name Washoe County’s newest schools

You could have a say in the name of the next new schools in Washoe County. The district is taking names for the new Wildcreek school and the career tech academy that will replace Hug High School. You can fill out a survey at their website, www.washoeschools.net

More details released in man facing murder charges

We’re learning more about a man who was arrested on charges of murder. Police say 33-year-old Darwin Ramirez of Denver was extradited to Reno to face charges connected to the alleged contract murder of a woman in Geiger Grade in 2006. KOLO-TV reports court records show Ramirez killed Adriana Carrillo-Guillen and got cash for her murder.

Reno firefighters make quick work of 3 fires in North Valleys

Reno firefighters quickly doused three fires that broke out simultaneously in the North Valleys yesterday. The fires happened along southbound U.S. 395 between Golden Valley and Parr Boulevard.

Dayton Man Arrested for Deadly Hit & Run

A Dayton man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run Thursday that killed a Dayton man and five dogs in the Six Mile Canyon Road area. James Vincent Parisi, 38, was arrested on Thursday. The NHP credited a concerned community and collaboration between the NHP and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office for the arrest. Michael Kuntz, 59, was killed in the crash, along with his dogs.

Nevada I-80 wildlife crossings win environmental award

The Federal Highway Administration has issued an environmental excellence award to state wildlife and transportation officials for creating wildlife safety crossings on special highway overpasses in northeast Nevada. The award recognizes nine safety crossings installed on Interstate 80 in Elko County between Wendover and Wells, and U.S. Highway 93 north of Wells to reduce potentially dangerous vehicle-animal collisions. The overpasses are covered with native soil and vegetation to replicate the natural environment and encourage crossing by mule deer, elk and other animals.

Carson City Range Renamed (PM)

Local Hall of Fame bowman Tim Meigs was honored by the Board of Supervisors Thursday. Rich Hancock reports;

Carson City Range Renamed (MID)

Supervisors honored a local Hall of Famer Thursday. Rich Hancock reports;