Archives for January 2018

1 teen critical, 2 hurt in off-road ATV crash in Sun Valley

An off-road crash in Sun Valley leaves several teens hurt. Sheriff’s deputies say the five teens crashed on a dirt extension of Chimney Drive in their four-seat Yamaha utility vehicle. The 17-year-old driver apparently turned, lost control and rolled over. Several teens were ejected from the ATV. The driver suffers life-threatening injuries; two others were also hospitalized. Police say drugs and alcohol aren’t factors in the crash.

Man charged with child sex trafficking in Sparks

A man faces charges of child sex trafficking in Sparks. Anthony Brooks, 33, was arrested in northern California recently. Officers were acting on a tip that he had allegedly battered and sexually abused a girl. He’s behind bars on $75,000 bail.

Pedestrian killed in Incline Village crash identified

We now have the name of a pedestrian killed in a crash in Incline Village last week. KOLO-TV reports 78-year-old Roza Mostova of Berkley California was crossing in a marked crosswalk along Village Boulevard when an SUV struck her. The driver of the SUV stopped to call 911. Mostova was pronounced dead at the hospital. It’s unclear whether charges will be filed in the case. Police say neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the crash.

Pot could soon be delivered to your door

Pot delivered right to your door! That could soon be the reality in Nevada. The Las Vegas Sun reports the state tax commission voted unanimously Tuesday to allow up to 1 ounce of pot or pot products to be delivered. Deliveries to hotels, casinos, and bars are prohibited. The legislative commission still has to approve the rules.

Free Flu Shots Announced

This flu season is a bad one. You and your kids can get a free flu shot next Tuesday at Shoppers’s Square from 3 to 6 pm.

Fireworks To Scare Gulls Away From Airport

Gulls flying through airfields at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport pose a safety threat,and they are about to get shooed away. The Department of Agriculture planes to use fireworks to scare the birds away. Residents in the area are likely to hear banging and whistling sounds, beginning immediately.

New School Board President Named

The school board has a new president. Katy Simon Holland takes the reins of the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees, replacing Angela Taylor at the helm.

Supporters Rally Behind Former Wooster Coach

Supporters of a Wooster High coach recently removed due to a racist comment jammed Tuesday’s meeting of the Washoe County School Board. Speakers told board members how Ron Malcolm changed their lives for the better. Malcolm is still a health teacher at the school.

Pedestrian Injured In Hit And Run

A pedestrian was injured in a hit and run accident last night in front of the Gold ‘N Silver Inn in Reno. Police say the pedestrian was outside the crosswalk when he was struck. He suffered leg injuries. Police are asking witnesses to call Secret Witness.

Report Ranks Nevada Schools Worst In Nation

Dead last. That’s how the Nevada schools were ranked in the annual Quality Counts report from Education Week. It was the second year in a row that the report ranked our state’s schools as the worst in the nation.