Archives for December 2018

Missing Fernley boy found safe

An 11-year-old boy, who was reported missing yesterday in Fernley, has been found safe. Deputies say Matthew Rodenbaugh has been reunited with his mom.

Carson City school bus driver honored for saving student’s life

A school bus driver may’ve saved a student’s life. 2 News reports driver Greg Hoeger alerted a student of a car illegally passing a school bus as it was stopped by beeping his horn. He was awarded a certificate of merit by the Carson City School District Tuesday night.

Wolf Pack’s Drew out for season, will redshirt

Nevada player Lindsey Drew is out of the season due to a hip injury. The senior guard is scheduled to have surgery on his left hip in about a month. He had surgery on a right hip yesterday. He had just recovered from ruptured Achilles he suffered during a game last season against Boise State. He’ll redshirt and is expected back next season.

Texting fees could be coming to California

Texting could soon cost you more across the state line. California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones. Money made on the fee would go towards making phone service accessible to the poor.

Reno’s oldest building comes down

Reno’s oldest building is undergoing demolition. The old Masonic Lodge dates back to 1872 and was most recently the Whitney Peak Hotel. It survived two fires, but now is falling apart. In its place, will be a new hotel scheduled for completion in mid-2020.

Reno man sentenced for meth distribution

A Reno man is sentenced to more than a decade in prison on drug charges. Jose Rivera pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. Rivera admitted he conspired to sell meth in the Reno area for $5,000 per pound. They caught Rivera in possession of more than 3,000 grams of meth during a traffic stop last year.

Lyon County Boy Missing

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says they need help finding a missing boy out of Fernley. They said 11-year-old Matthew Rodenbaugh was last seen at noon on Wednesday. He was seen wearing a red zip-up hoodie, sweats and black sneakers.
Rodenbaugh is described as a white male, around 5 feet tall with a “chubby” build. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at (775) 463-6620 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. You will remain anonymous.

Carson City Man Jailed After High Speed Chase

A Carson City man who led sheriff’s deputies on a chase on I-580 south of Reno before he crashed, has been arrested on multiple charges including disobeying a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle and carrying a concealed firearm without a permit. The Nevada Highway Patrol reported Wednesday 25-year-old Dakota Howell was booked into the Washoe County Jail on additional charges including hit-and-run and reckless driving. The patrol says a Carson City deputy chased Howell in a stolen black Hyundai Elantra northbound on I-580 in the Washoe Valley Saturday evening before discontinuing the pursuit.

Reno police find missing woman dead, foul play not suspected

The search for a missing 19-year-old woman has come to an end. Reno police say 19-year-old Madelyn Lingenfelter was found dead Monday afternoon off Mt. Rose Highway and Sunridge Drive. Her death is not considered suspicious. Lingenfelter had been missing since September 19th.

Nevada’s 1st charter school ordered to close

The state’s first charter school will close its doors. The Washoe County School Board has voted to shutter “I Can Do Anything Charter School” in Reno after repeated academic failures and financial issues. With a graduation rate of just 60 percent, the school board says it’s the best choice for the school’s 200 students. Those students can finish out this school year, but then will be forced to find a new school.