Archives for November 2016

Medical marijuana dispensary rejected in Spanish Springs

A medical marijuana dispensary won’t be coming to Spanish Springs. News 4 reports Washoe County commissioners denied GTI Nevada’s request to move from Incline Village to a strip mall at Pyramid Highway and Eagle Canyon Drive. Residents fought against the dispensary saying it should increase traffic and was too close for comfort to schools.

TN wildfire delays Little Valley fire investigation

A state review of the Little Valley Fire will take longer than expected. News 4 reports the team that was working the case has been dispatched to Tennessee where a wildfire has killed three people and damaged several homes and businesses. Results were due in January-but now won’t be available until February-at the earliest. A preliminary investigation shows the Little Valley Fire that destroyed nearly two dozen homes was sparked by a prescribed burn.

Appeal of convicted child murderer rejected by NV SupCo

The state’s highest court rejects an appeal from a man on death row. The Las Vegas Sun reports the Nevada Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Thomas Collman, who claims he had ineffective counsel. Collman was convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s toddler three decades ago in 1996. Prosecutors say the one-year-old showed signs of child abuse and bruising, including bite marks.

Vehicle lands on embankment in Sparks, 3 hurt

Three people are hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash in Sparks. It happened on I-80 eastbound near Painted Rock last night. Police say a vehicle landed in an embankment. It’s unclear what caused the crash.

Paramedic killed in NV medflight crash laid to rest

A paramedic from Utah who was killed in a med-flight plane crash in Nevada is laid to rest. The Herald Journal reports 24-year-old Jake Shepherd was remembered Monday. He was helping transport a heart patient to Salt Lake City November 18th when the plane crashed and caught fire in a parking lot shortly after takeoff in Elko. Shepherd, a nurse, the pilot, and the heart patient were all killed. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Man killed in Sun Valley hit-and-run identified, still no arrest

We now have the name of a man killed in a hit-and-run in Sun Valley last week. He is 60-year-old John Ireland. He was struck at El Rancho Drive near Clear Acre Lane by a pick-up truck. Police found the pick-up truck hidden behind a residence a few days later, but have yet to arrest the driver.

Elderly couple missing in El Dorado Co. found safe

An elderly couple we told you about who went missing in a mountainous section of northern California-has been found alive and well. The Sacramento Bee reports Rory and Susan Holloter were found by rescue crews Monday and were reunited with their family. The duo had gone missing in snowy conditions in a rural section of El Dorado County over the weekend.

Officers to walk the beat in downtown Reno

Community policing is coming to downtown Reno. News 4 reports officers will be getting out of their cruisers and walking the beat. The team of five officers will patrol the streets by foot in effort to increase police relationships within the community.

Man who led troopers on I-580 chase had revoked license

He wasn’t smiling for the camera-but a man who led the NHP on a high-speed chase on I-580 has a bright red lipstick kiss mark on his cheek in his mugshot. Troopers handcuffed 27-year-old Billy Williamson Monday. They say he led officers on a chase surpassing speeds of 100 miles per hour before crashing just off the Mt. Rose exit ramp. Williamson fled on foot and hopped a fence before he was busted. Troopers say he faces a laundry list of charges, including speeding, disobeying an office, and driving with a revoked driver’s license due to a DUI.

Single-stream recycling to spread through all of Washoe Co.

Single-stream recycling is finally coming to all of Washoe County. County Commissioners voted to bring it to unincorporated areas of the county through a new agreement with Waste Management. That means the green and yellow care you may have now will be replaced with a wheeled receptacle the size of your trash bin. It also means residents can recycle more items now, making service more convenient.