Archives for August 2018

First human case of West Nile pops up in Lyon Co.

It’s our first human case of West Nile Virus in northern Nevada this year. Health officials say an individual was diagnosed in Lyon County. Spraying continues across the area to control mosquitos.

Teen girl rescued from Lake Tahoe

A teenager had to be rescued from Lake Tahoe after leg got stuck between several boulders. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Skunk Harbor. KOLO-TV reports an off-duty Reno firefighter got her out.

Seatbelt saves man’s life in vehicle rollover on US 395

A man lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll over and catch fire. It happened on southbound U.S. 395 near Lemmon Drive last night. The driver was taken to the hospital. Police say he was wearing his seatbelt, and that may’ve just saved his life.

Sandoval won’t endorse in gubernatorial race

We won’t know who gets Governor Brian Sandoval’s vote. The outgoing governor says he won’t be making an endorsement in the gubernatorial race that includes Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Democrat Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak.

Trial continues in civil case over Little Valley Fire

The Little Valley Fire trial presses on. In court Thursday, testimony revealed that the boss of the controlled burn left the site. News 4 reports two firefighters also said the fire wasn’t treated with water and foam the day before. The fire destroyed nearly 2 dozen homes in 2016.

Major construction project to begin next month in Midtown

Major construction along Virginia Street in Midtown will kick off after Labor Day. And it’s going to cause some serious headaches. News 4 reports drivers will only be able to head northbound on Plumb Lane to Liberty Street during Phase 1 that won’t be complete until the spring of 2019. The work includes relocating internet and phone lines as well as storm drains. It’ll cost $80 million.

GOV. SANDOVAL WONT ENDORSE EITHER CANDIDATE

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he won’t make an endorsement in the gubernatorial race. The Republican, term-limited Sandoval confirmed his decisionThursday. Attorney General Adam Laxalt is the Republican gubernatorial hopeful. Clark County commission chairman Steve Sisolak is the Democratic candidate.

TROOPERS CUT MAN OUT OF VEHICLE EARLY THIS MORNING

The Nevada Highway Patrol says alcohol is suspected in a single-vehicle crash that sent one man to the hospital. It happened around 1:15 am this morning on U.S. 50 near Fortune Drive in Dayton. Trooper say the man wasnt wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the truck. He had to be cut free by firefigthers. No word on his condition.

AUTHORITIES GRAB RENO ARSON SUSPECT

Authorities have arrested a 61-year-old man on a charge he started one of the eight arson fires since Wednesday. Reno Fire Marshal Tray Palmer said Morris Snead is likely linked to two more fires and could have set all eight fires.
The Reno Fire Department arrested Snead on a charge of third degree arson for allegedly setting a trash bin on fire at 490 Lake St.

Beware of this Facebook scam

A new Facebook scam to be aware of. The Better Business Bureau out of Texas is warning about a scheme, saying scammers are targeting victims through Faceboook messages. They pose as a Facebook friend when contacting you, or you might get a friend request from someone you’re already friends with. centexproud.com says if you think scammers messaged you posing as your friend, contact your real friend right away, but offline, and tell them what happened.