Archives for July 2019

Sparks officer discharges gun during investigation in Reno, police say

An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Reno. Police say a Sparks police officer fired off his gun outside the 7-Eleven on Mount rose Street Monday during a search for wanted suspects. No one was arrested.

Mountain biker who went missing around Lake Tahoe safely located

A mountain biker who went missing on the Tahoe Rim Trail has been found safe. Forrest Mayclark of Needles California, was located Monday after friends reported him missing Sunday afternoon. Mayclark hurt his leg in a ride Saturday during what was supposed to be a two-week bike trip.

2 Reno health care providers head to prison on Medicaid fraud

Two Reno behavioral health providers are heading to prison. John and Roberta Pangallo were convicted of Medicaid fraud and sentenced to a year in prison. They’ve also been ordered to pay restitution of $30,000 to Nevada Medicaid.

NV Supreme Court denies Reno’s man efforts to get off death row

The state’s highest court has denied a Reno man’s latest attempt to get off death row. KOLO-TV reports James Biela faces the death penalty for the 2008 rape and murder of 19-year-old Brianna Densino, who was a U-R student at the time. Biela’s attorney had argued that improper evidence was heard at trial. The justices agreed that Biela’s public defenders were “legally ineffective,” but say his sentence would remain unchanged due to what they called “overwhelming evidence.”

Fire burns condemned building in Reno

Reno firefighters make quick work of a fire at a condemned building. They were called to McCloud Avenue and Fife Drive last night. No one was hurt.

Nevada Prison Inmate Dies Behind Bars

Officials say a 56-year-old Nevada prison inmate who was serving 10 years to life for rape, sexual assault, robbery and battery in Las Vegas has died behind bars.
The Nevada Department of Corrections reported Monday that Terrance Smith died Saturday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center hospice unit in Carson City.
His cause of death was not disclosed.

The Truckee Fire

The Truckee Fire in Silver Springs has damaged at least three buildings and a dozen cars, and there are reports of several people suffering smoke inhalation.The fire in the area of Esmeralda and Truckee. Fire crews from Yerington, Storey County and Carson are all assisting. Lyon County has opened a shelter at the Silver Springs Community / Senior Center at 2945 Fort Churchill Road in Silver Springs.

Reno Dorms to be Closed 1-2 years

Both of the dormitories damaged in a natural gas explosion at the University of Nevada, Reno will remain closed for at least a year and the most severely damaged one isn’t expected to reopen until at least the fall of 2021. School officials said Monday they’re making progress on plans to find housing for 1,300 students who were scheduled to live in Argenta and Nye halls when the fall semester begins at the end of next month. A July 5 explosion in a basement boiler room at Argenta Hall led to a much larger gas blast that blew out walls and windows, but caused only minor injuries to eight people.

Kingsbury Grade Lane Closures (PM)

Seek alternate routes to avoid lane closures beginning Wednesday. NDOT’s Meg Ragonese explains;

For more information visit; or call
(775) 888-7000.

Kingsbury Grade Lane Closures (MID)

Lane closures begin Wednesday and NDOT public information officer Meg Ragonese explains;

Before driving, go to for more information on the status of state road work.