Archives for December 2016

Sparks man gets 4 decades for attempted murder

A Sparks man is heading to prison for decades after being convicted of attempted murder. 21-year-old Eduardo Romero-Manzo was sentenced to 40 years in prison. They say he shot and nearly killed a Sun Valley man last year.

Water main break ties up traffic in Sparks

A water main break in Sparks is causing some traffic troubles. It happened near Probasco Way. 2 News says drivers are being asked to avoid 4th Street from Probasco to P Street. The break may also affect water customers in that area.

Seismologists: Swarm of earthquakes typical

The swarm of earthquakes felt across central and northern Nevada yesterday weren’t unusual. Seismologists call the magnitude 5.5 quakes near Hawthorne were of the “classic Nevada and eastern California” variety. More than 100 aftershocks followed. No one was injured and no damage was reported through tremors could be felt from as far away as San Francisco and Las Vegas. But seismologists say had the earthquakes’ epicenter been in a more populated area like Reno-it could’ve wreaked havoc.

NV medical marijuana portal breached

The state’s medical marijuana program has been hacked. The Nevada Division of Public Behavioral Health says personal information, including social security numbers and birth dates, for employees and owners of medical marijuana establishments has been leaked. They believe patient information is safe-but the entire portal has been shut down until a full investigation of the breach is complete.

AAA Offers Tipsy Tow Program

You have more than one alternative to driving drunk in Reno on New Year’s Eve. In addition to free bus rides, AAA is offering free ride home with the Tipsy Tow program. They will take you and your car home for free.

Fire Destroys Resort Lodge

A two alarm fire early Wednesday destroyed a lodge at Homewood Mountain Resort. Fire crews from all around Lake Tahoe were called to the scene around 3 am to battle the blaze in the south lode. Despite their efforts, that lodge burned to the ground. The building was home to a restaurant and administrative offices. There no injuries,and firefighters were successful in keeping the flames from spreading to other buildings. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Free Bus Rides On New Year’s Eve

If you plan on going out for New Year’s Eve and having a few drinks, there’s no need to risk driving drunk. You have options. In Reno, for the 32nd year, you can ride the bus for free on New Year’s Eve from 6 pm till 2 am. It’s not just drivers who are at risk, but pedestrians as well. Officials say pedestrian deaths are up 114 percent in Washoe County over last year. So, law enforecement is reminding pedestrians to be visible after dark by wearing bright clothes and carrying flashlights. Pedestrians should obey traffic signals, cross at crosswalks and not be impaired.

Fire breaks out at Tahoe resort

A two-alarm fire breaks out at a Lake Tahoe area resort. Tahoe fire crews were called to the Homewood Mountain Resort for reports of a fully involved structure at the south lodge just after 3 a.m. No one was injured. KOLO-TV reports the south area of the resort, including lift operations remain closed until further notice.

Rattling continues in northern Nevada

If you felt shaking in northern Nevada-you weren’t alone. Several earthquakes of a 5.5 and 5.7 magnitude rocked the area near Hawthorne in central Nevada. The first quake rattled the area just after midnight. A series of aftershocks followed, including 3.5 magnitude quake just before 7 o’clock this morning. No injuries were reported, but Gardnerville, Ranchos, Carson City, and South Lake Tahoe all felt it. Tremors could be felt from as far away as Las Vegas and San Francisco.

Clinger cleared in Reno harassment investigations

Former Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger did not violate the city’s harassment policy-that’s the long-awaited findings of two investigations. Three city employees had lodged claims against Clinger, who abruptly resigned in September while maintaining his innocence. Reno attorney Alice Mercado says she couldn’t substantiate any claims that Clinger had a sexual relationship with any city employees and called two of the three claims without merit.