Archives for March 2019

Wolf Pack gets 7-seed in NCCA tourney, to face FL Gators

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team makes the NCAA tournament after a 29-4 season. However, the selection committee penalized the Pack for its late-season slump and gave them a seven seed heading into the dance. The Wolf Pack will meet 10th-seeded Florida in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday. Nevada dropped three of its last eight games to fall from its previous top five ranking and will take on a Florida team that has shown signs of being very competitive.

Man found dead at Northstar CA Resort

A man is found dead at Northstar California Resort. Deputies say 40-year-old Danieson Crowder went snow-boarding Monday and never returned. His body was found in a tree by ski patrol two days later.

5 arrested for DUI in Reno over St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Five people were arrested for DUI over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend in Reno. Reno police say they made 43 traffic stops and cited nine drivers.

Woman killed after being struck by vehicle near Reno-Tahoe Airport

A woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle Friday night near the Reno-Tahoe Airport. Police say the 55-year-old was not using a crosswalk when she was struck near Terminal Way and Villanova Drive. She later died at Renown.

2 bear cubs rehabbing in South Lake Tahoe after suspected poaching

Two bear cubs who were found along a Northern California highway last week are now undergoing rehabilitation in South Lake Tahoe. Wildlife officials believe someone may’ve illegally separated the young bears from their mother. Game Wardens say they couldn’t find the bears’ mother.

NV suicide’s rate spiking among youth

The suicide rate is spiking among youth in Nevada, state officials say. They say 27 youth took their lives in the Silver State in 2018. That’s nearly double the number of youth suicides reported in 2017. The Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention say the numbers mirror a nationwide trend.

Search for missing Marine in Sierra scaled back

The search for a missing Marine in the backcountry of the Sierra has been scaled back. First Lt. Matthew Kraft of Connecticut left for his trip on February 23 and hasn’t been seen since. Crews say they found evidence of avalanches in the area they were searching-and the risk became so great, they can only continue with aerial searches for Kraft.

Reno Woman Arrested on Sex Trafficking Charges

Federal authorities have released the name of the Reno woman arrested Thursday after she barricaded herself inside a home near 6th & Record Streets. The FBI says Jennifer Sandoval faces charges of Sex Trafficking of a Minor Under the Age of 16, Child Neglect, and Obstructing and Resisting Arrest. The FBI says Sandoval was arrested as part of an investigation into a child sex trafficking group by the Northern Nevada Child Exploitation Task Force.

WCSO Volunteer Training

Nineteen volunteers who are joining the ranks of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teams started their service, and their training, by participating in the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Academy. This ten-week academy covers topics such as basic survival skill, search and rescue techniques, navigation, crime scene preservation for evidence searches, and equipment. The academy meets on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Regional Public Safety Training Center at 5190 Spectrum Boulevard.

Controversial Texting Law Might Come to Nevada

Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting privacy concerns and has led lawmakers to question the practicality of the technology, even while acknowledging the threat of distracted driving.