Archives for February 2019

Snow, flooding close schools, major highways

Snow and flooding forced all Washoe County schools to close today. I-80 remains closed at the state line due to whiteout conditions with traffic being turned away. Cars were also trapped overnight on Mt. Rose Highway. Some roads in Washoe County are also closed due to flooding; chain controls are in effect on most area roadways.

Apple’s Data Center expansion in northern Nevada presses onward

The expansion of Apple’s Data Center in northern Nevada is underway. The company says it’s completed the east campus that has 50 large rooms filled with servers that allow people to text. 2 News reports now, construction will start on the west campus within the year, growing its facility to more than 1 million square feet. The expansion will include a local solar power facility. The data center will get its energy completely from renewable sources.

Winnemucca man killed in I-80 crash near Derby Dam identified

We now have the name of a Winnemucca man killed in a crash on I-80 near Derby Dam. He is 29-year-old Franklin Jones. Troopers say jones wasn’t wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his pick-up truck when he lost control, overcorrected and overturned. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman rescued from flooding in Storey Co.

A woman is rescued from the Truckee River in Storey County. Police say the woman was camping near the creek when intense flooding struck her site and she became stranded near Mustang yesterday. Rescuers say the woman was stuck in the center of a flood-formed island.

Lawmakers consider ending statute of limitation for sex crimes with DNA

State lawmakers may consider removing the statute of limitations for sex assaults where DNA is present. The legislation is co-sponsored by a dozen female lawmakers in the Assembly.

10-15 vehicles involved in fatal wreck on I-580

At least one person is dead in a multi-vehicle wreck on I-580. It happened last night along the Galena Bridge. Troopers say up to 15 vehicles were involved.

Titus Says we Learned Nothing New About Nuke Shipment

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada says officials with the U.S. Department of Energy and the nations’ nuclear security administration have offered no new information in a classified briefing about weapons-grade plutonium secretly shipped to Nevada.
The Democrat said in a statement that she “learned nothing new” in a Thursday briefing from the Trump Administration officials

Sacramento Fugitive Caught in Reno

Samuel Dante TARVER, 39, a fugitive wanted by the Sacramento Police Department was located and arrested this week by members of the Nevada U.S. Marshals Service Task Force and the Repeat Offenders Program. TARVER was wanted out of California for Robbery in the First Degree and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. It is alleged that TARVER committed a Home Invasion using a firearm in the Sacramento area while the residents were at home. TARVER has an extensive violent criminal history dating back to 1997. TARVER is in the Washoe County Detention Center pending his extradition to California

Woman admits to stabbing elderly man in Elko Indian Colony

A Northern Nevada woman admits to stabbing an elderly man on an Indian Reservation. Federal prosecutors say Jean Ortega stabbed the 78-year-old victim in the back last year on within the territorial boundaries of the Elko Indian Colony. She faces a decade behind bars.

Reno man found not guilty of striking, killing woman

A Reno man accused of striking and killed a woman is found not guilty. Trevor Boldi, 19, was acquitted of vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving in a crash that killed 18-year-old Katie Weingartner along Plumb Lane in June of 2017. Prosecutors had argued he was speeding. They say Weingartner’s death was a “senseless loss of life,” but respect the jury’s decision.