Archives for January 2018

Searchers Seek Missing Plane

Searchers are looking for a small airplane that may have crashed east of Elko. The pilot of the twin engine Piper contacted the Elko Airport last Thursday night to report that the plane was icing up. The pilot was a 26 year old man from Mississippi. Officials are unsure if anyone else was on board.

Local Kids Honor Dr. King

There were a number of events on Monday, marking Martin Luther King, Jr Day. In one of them, kids in the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows held their fifth annual march to remember Dr. King. About 200 kids marched from the Pennington Youth Facility to Idlewild Park in Reno.

Fire burns vacant Reno building

Fire burns a vacant building. Firefighters were called to East 7th and Sutro streets in Reno last night around 9 p.m. Crews say the fire started in the back of the building and took some time to put out. No one was hurt. The home had been boarded up with no trespassing signs posted.

Man charged with assaulting girlfriend in Gardnerville

A man is arrested after sheriff’s deputies say he held a woman against her will. It happened in Gardnerville. Deputies say Thomas Sims was charged with domestic battery, substantial battery with bodily injury and false imprisonment. Deputies say Sims’ girlfriend sent a text to her friend, documenting her injuries and begging for help, who then called 911. She was hospitalized with a dislocated shoulder.

Car crash sparks fire along I-580

A car crash sparks a fire last night. Troopers say a vehicle was driving south on I-580 at Neil when it struck the guardrail, careened into another car and then burst into flames. Police say the drive rand the passenger in that car were hospitalized though their injuries aren’t life-threatening. Police say drugs, alcohol or distracted driving may’ve been factors in the case.

Northern Nevada marks MLK Day

The community is coming together to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Earlier today, the annual MLK Memorial Caravan was head along MLK Memorial Highway. Tonight, there’s a dinner celebration hosted by the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society at the Atlantis Resort. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Sherri Williams of American University. Today, there’s also free admission to public lands with many kids off from school.

Man arrested in weekend shooting in Reno

A man is arrested after a shooting downtown over the weekend. Police were called to Eldorado, where they found a victim suffering at least two gunshot wounds. Police say the suspect fled the scene but was later caught. Anyone who may’ve witnessed the shooting is asked to call Secret Witness at 322.4900.

Strip Club Fights Back

A downtown strip club is fighting back against plans by the Reno City Council to force strip clubs to move out of the downtown area. The Wild Orchid strip club posted a Craigslist ad saying it has a $200,000 budget for “a campaign to stop the gentrification of midtown Reno .

Man Burned In Hash Oil Fire

A hash oil fire in Gardnerville sent a man to the hospital on Sunday afternoon. The fire broke out in an apartment on Stodick Parkway. Police say a man in the apartment had been extracting Butane Hash Oil when the fire was sparked. He suffered third-degree burns. He was flown to Renown.

Man Shot After Attacking Deputy With Skewer

A suspect was shot by a Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy on Sunday, after he allegedly tried to stab the deputy with a barbecue skewer. The suspect is in intensive care at Renown Regional Medical Center. It happened at a home on High Street in Carnelian Bay.