Archives for April 2016

Reduced Visibility Leads To Crashes

Some bad crashes last night. A 3 -vehicle crash in Lake Tahoe sent one person to the hospital. It happened just past 11 pm on Highway 50 near Stateline. And, three drivers were hurt in crashes along Interstate 580. Heavy rain was turning to hail when a multiple vehicle crash happened just past 6:30 on northbound I-580 near Mile Marker 9. Visibility was minimal when a pickup truck was rear-ended or sideswiped by a jeep. The pickup crashed into the concrete barricade and came to rest in the center median. The jeep went on to strike another vehicle that had parked on the shoulder because of the weather. There were four kids in the jeep with their mother. All five were taken to the hospital.

Changes are coming to a proposed residential development on the west side of Carson City

Changes are coming to a proposed residential development on the west side of Carson City. More from Lin McDowell…

((The development is planned on the Andersen Ranch between Mountain Street and Ormsby Boulevard and Ormbsy and Kings Canyon Road.

Developers say the project will change due to public feedback. Speaking after a meeting held Tuesday evening with a small group of neighbors to the property, Vince Scott, general partner, of The Vintage at Kings Canyon LP, said 10,000 square feet of commercial space will be removed from what was originally planned as a mixed-use development for senior living.

In addition, two large buildings — a 32-unit independent living and 128-unit assisted living facilities — have been realigned so they no longer abut existing houses on Long Street.

I’m Lin McDowell ))

Pickup crashes into market in Reno

A truck slams into a Reno building. It happened late Tuesday afternoon. Police say a black pick-up truck was heading north on Valley Road near 6th Street when the driver ran a red light and smashed into another car. KOLO-TV reports that sent the pick-up straight through the front of the Shiraz Market. No one was injured.

Construction in full swing at Pyramid and McCarran

If you live near Pyramid and McCarran you probably haven’t been able to sleep in lately. You’re instead, awaking to bulldozer sounds as early as 7 a.m. KOLO-TV reports construction is under full swing at that intersection. Crews will be adding two more lanes to the area and building a park to separate homes from the road. The RTC says complaints during construction have been minimal.

Pickup Slams Into Market

A pickup truck slammed into a building in Reno on Tuesday afternoon. It happened about 4:30 pm. According to police, the pickup was headed northbound on Valley Road when the driver ran a red light and was struck by a car, then crashed into the Shiraz market at the intersection with 6th Street. No one was badly hurt.

Plan Would Revitalize Blocks West Of Downtown Reno

A plan is being presented at today’s Reno City Council meeting to develop 17 acres west of downtown in a billion dollar mixed use project. If it gets the okay, the development would include residential, retail, hotel and parking components. The West Second Street District runs from Arlington Avenue west to Washington Street, and from the Train Trench south to First Street.

Overcrowded Schools Face Double Sessions

In the future, overcrowded middle and high schools in Washoe County will be facing double sessions. The School Board set 120 percent capacity as the conversion threshold at its Tuesday meeting. Board members called overcrowding in our schools a crisis that the community will have to adjust to. The district will conduct enrollment counts on August 19 and update projections to determine which enrollments will reach the thresholds and when. No schools are currently projected for double sessions in the next school year.

Carson City to join in nationwide “drug round-up day” on Saturday

It’s an event not just happening in Carson City but nationwide this Saturday. More from Lin McDowell…

It’s been going on for over five years. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is continuing its efforts to take back unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications.

This Saturday, April 30, Partnership Carson City will hold its annual Prescription Drug Roundup day. Consumers are encourged to bring your used and expired prescription drugs to drop off locations in Carson City for proper disposal to protect the community and water supply. Acceptable items for the roundup are unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes.

The Carson City roundups will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all Save Mart stores and Smith’s Food and Drugs on East William Street.

I’m Lin McDowell

$1.2B development could be coming to downtown Reno

A billion-dollar development project aims to reshape downtown Reno. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports developers will unveil their proposal at a city council meeting tomorrow. Developers are asking the city for a downtown street, a parking lot, and two alleyways. They’ll also pay for improvements if the city will reimburse them using future tax revenue generated by the project. The West Second Street District project would add two non-gaming hotels, office and retail space as well as millions of square feet in residential space to downtown.

Semi-truck, 2 vehicles crash on I-80

A three-vehicle crash shut down part I-80 earlier. The NHP says a semi-truck careened into two cars just after 6 a.m. this morning on the westbound side of the highway near Pyramid Way. Troopers had to block the two right lanes of travel to clear the crash. No one was hurt.