Archives for September 2018

Drowning Victim Pulled From the Depths of Lake Tahoe

A search and rescue team has pulled the body of a potential drowning victim from the depths of Lake Tahoe. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Unit 7 recovered the body Monday from a depth of 1,062 feet. A team of more than a dozen personnel were searching for a person who was reported to have drowned more than a week ago. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The recovery was made possible with a new remotely operated underwater vehicle using sonar radar technology.

Reno is Hot Hot Hot!

For the second year in a row, Reno sizzled through its hottest summer on record.
The National Weather Service says the average daytime high for June, July and August was 93.6 degrees. That’s one-third of a degree hotter than the previous record set in 2017.

Reno files suit tied to opioid epidemic

The City of Reno has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. KTVN says Mayor Hillary Schieve put out a statement, saying “The astonishing rates of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use coupled with the failure of these companies to fulfill their gate-keeping duties has caused harm to and continues to harm this entire community.” Reno is the first city in the state to file a lawsuit connected to the opioid epidemic.

Trump Returns to Nevada

President Donald Trump plans a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday night to help boost the campaigns of Republicans running for governor, the Senate and the House.
Trump’s campaign announced Friday the rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Trump was last in Nevada in June to fundraise and appear with Dean Heller, the only Republican senator seeking re-election in a state .

Lethal Injection Case Delayed

A judge in Las Vegas who heard more than three days of testimony about how Nevada obtained drugs for a twice-postponed execution said Monday she will need a few days to decide whether three drugmakers can block use of their products in a lethal injection. Friday is the day the Supreme Court plans arguments in Carson City on a bid by the state to reschdule the lethal injection of twice convected killer Scott Raymond Dozier, who says he wants to die. However justices said Monday they might put the brakes on oral arguments after attorney for the drug companies filed documents last week from Nevada’s prisons pharmacy chief.

Man arrested for attempted murder

A Reno man has been arrested for attempted murder. KTVN says police went out on a possible battery call on Sunday, to a home on South Virginia Street. Police found a 25 year old woman suffering from multiple stab wounds. She had been in a fight with her boyfriend. 25 yera old Christian Rodriguez was found in Fernley, and he was booked on multiple charges, including attempted murder and false imprisonment. The victim was taken to Renown in critical condition.

Theft at Wedding Reception

The Sparks Police Department is asking for your help identifying a man after a wedding theft at the Nugget Saturday afternoon. Police say the man entered the ballroom area where a wedding was being held , and took a gift box containing monetary gifts for the bride and groom. The man was captured on video surveillance removing the money from the box and trying to hide it in his pocket before taking off. If you know anything, you’re asked to call Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

Palomino Valley Fire Human Caused

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District reports the Fire in Palomino Valley was human-caused, saying it was an accident after someone was welding. The Fire is now estimated to be 80 acres, downgraded from 100 acres. It is about 15 percent contained as of last night. The fire is burning away from structures, though several were threatened over the course of the firefight in Palomino Valley. Eleven aircraft have been fighting the fire with ten fire engines, one dozer and four water tenders, plus a hand crew.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by SUV

A man is dead after being hit by a car over the weekend. KTVN says police say the driver of an SUV was going east on South McCarran Boulevard at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, when the vehicle hit a man as he was crossing the road, mid-block. The 40-year-old man was from Reno, and died from his injuries. The driver is cooperating with the investigation.

First West Nile Case This Year in Washoe County

A South Meadows-area resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus Thursday.
According to the Washoe County Health District, it is the first human case this year in Washoe County that is suspected to have been acquired locally. Health officials report that it is the less severe non-neuroinvasive type of WNV. Health Officer Kevin Dick. “Even though we monitor mosquito activity, conduct larvicide treatments, and fog areas of known activity, this is a reminder that people must be vigilant and take personal measures to keep from being bitten by mosquitos. People should use insect repelllent whenever they go outside because mosquitoes can bite during the day or night.