Archives for February 2019

Lawmaker takes aim at NV brothels

At least one Nevada lawmaker is ready to revive the fight to end brothels in Nevada. Republican state Senator Joe Hardy says the facilities have no place in the state and attract women with few economic options who get stuck in what he called an abusive industry. Sex workers and brothel owners say they’re ready for the fight. Lyon County voters defeated a measure last year that would’ve made brothels illegal.

Winds cause damage in and around Reno

High winds leave damage in their wake. Most notably, the roof was partially ripped off of the Valero Station at Mill Street and Kietzke Lane, where the owner said it sustained $100,000 in damage.

Police investigate death of Sparks man

Police are investigating the death of a Sparks man inside a home last week. Police say Michael Box was found dead one week ago inside a home on the 300 block of 9th Street, where he lived. The manner and cause of death wasn’t given.

Missing Douglas Co. man found safe in Idaho

A missing Douglas County man is found in Idaho. Sheriff’s deputies say 35-year-old Rudy Martinez was found in good condition after he’d gone missing February 15.

Man struck by vehicle, killed in Reno

One man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Reno. It happened at Kietzke Lane and Vassar Street just after midnight. Police say the 60-year-old man was walking outside of a crosswalk when he was hit; police say the driver stopped immediately and tried to help the victim.

Nan hospitalized in I-80 crash near Lockwood

A man is hospitalized after a crash along I-80 near Lockwood just west of USA Parkway. It happened early this morning. Police say the man drifted into the fast lane on eastbound I-80 and was struck by another vehicle. His injuries are considered serious.

Trooper involved in crash on I-580 in Washoe Valley

A trooper was rear-ended last night on I-580 in Washoe Valley. Police say the trooper is OK and so were the people in the other vehicle.

Speeding & Distracted Drivers Paid Price this Month

Washoe County sheriff’s deputies issued more than 185 citations for speeding and distracted driving during a crackdown this month on unsafe drivers. The sheriff’s office said Wednesday a total of 245 traffic stops were made during the joint effort with the Nevada Highway Patrol and Reno and Sparks police.

Amtrak Not Likely to Return Until Friday

Amtrak passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California, is unlikely to resume until at least Friday because of a lingering winter storm that sent an avalanche across the Union Pacific tracks in the Sierra Nevada. Service on Amtrak’s California Zephyr was suspended Tuesday after an avalanche in the mountains west of Truckee, California, where more than 4 feet of snow has fallen over the last two days, with winds gusting up to 114 mph .

Snow forecast downgraded for Lake Tahoe area

The National Weather Service has lowered potential snow totals from the latest winter storm to slam Lake Tahoe. Predictions had called for 4-8 feet of snow in areas of higher elevation…but now that’s been lowered to 2-4 feet…after a foot of fresh snow fell Monday. Lake Levels will see between 1 and 2 feet of snow through Thursday morning, when a winter storm warning expires. Travel is still tricky, chain controls are in effect on mountain roads and passes.