Archives for December 2018

Domestic disturbance turns fatal in Cold Springs

Two people are dead in a shooting in Cold Springs. It happened at 10:15 p.m. Sunday during a domestic disturbance. Deputies arrived and found evidence of a shooting as well as a man and woman dead inside a home. They’ve yet to be identified.

2 hurt in Sparks fire

Two people are hurt in a fire in Sparks. Firefighters were called to the 1900 block of G Street Sunday around lunchtime. The two victims had escaped the flames, but still had to be hospitalized.

Skier found unresponsive, dead at bottom of chairlift at Tahoe area ski resort

A skier dies in the Lake Tahoe area. The Sierra-at-Tahoe Patrol says they found the 53-year-old man unresponsive at the bottom of the West Bowl Express chairlift near Powderhorn Trail last Wednesday. After CPR failed, he was pronounced dead; it’s unclear how long he was there before crews found him.

Elderly man fatally struck in Reno

A pedestrian is killed along Kietzke Lane between 2nd and Mill streets in Reno. It happened Friday night. Police say the 78-year-old pedestrian wasn’t using a marked crosswalk.

Boil water order lifted in Storey Co. neighborhoods

A boil water order was lifted Sunday in two Storey County neighborhoods. About two dozen homes and the Gold Hill Hotel were without water Thursday as crews worked to fix leaks in the Silver City and Gold Hill areas.

The Feds say Burning Man Left Behind Too Much Trash

Federal officials have informed organizers of the Burning Man counter-culture festival in Nevada that they left too much trash behind after the 2018 event. However, Burning Man organizers said they passed an environmental inspection and plan to undergo an additional review in the spring. The Winnemucca office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management which oversees the Black Rock Desert north of Reno where the festival is held every summer, said one of the areas inspected had seven times more litter than land managers allow .

Reno man gets life for violent midtown rape

A Reno man gets life in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman last year. John Degan Sr., 36, was convicted of violently raping a woman at a midtown Reno motel after the two had met while riding the Citi fare bus. Prosecutors say he handcuffed the woman, tied her up and strangled her to the point of unconsciousness; he also used a stun gun on her.

SnowGlobe music festival to kick off in South Lake Tahoe Saturday

The SnowGlobe music festival is getting underway in South Lake Tahoe Saturday. The three-day electronic music festival will draw thousands with more than 50 acts scheduled. It’s happening near Lake Tahoe Community College along Al Tahoe Boulevard, which will be closed from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. most days. The festival runs through Monday.

NDOT to repave, add barriers to McCarran Blvd., where crash injured 3 teens

Changes are coming to McCarran Boulevard-near Skyline Boulevard where a rollover crash injured three teens. NDOT tells News 4 that they plan to repave the southwestern section of McCarran between South Virginia Street and Caughlin Ranch over the next two years. They’ll also add concrete barrier rails in the middle.

Food trucks likely coming to South Lake Tahoe

Food trucks could be coming to South Lake Tahoe. Changes to the city’s mobile vending code sailed through the planning commission. City council must still approve the change.