Sheriff’s Office leads in-custody death investigation

WCSO NEWS RELEASE On Sunday at approximately 7:45 p.m., officers from the Reno Police Department responded to 9801 Crystalline Dr. on a report of a domestic disturbance where a male subject had battered another person, made threats to harm others in the residence and had armed himself with a fork. The subject actively resisted officers […]

Election rules approved by Secretary of State despite concerns

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By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: A Clark County Republican Party official and concerned Nevada voters Friday continued their assault on regulations proposed by Secretary of State Ross Miller to guide the 2012 election process. More than a dozen speakers expressed concerns with different sections of the proposed regulations at a second public hearing. Following […]

Incline resident arrested in stolen wagon sting

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE On Thursday, December 22, 2011, Washoe County Deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Sierra Manor Drive in Reno to investigate the theft of an antique wagon. A caretaker, who maintains the residence for the homeowner noticed the missing wagon and reported the theft to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. The […]

Sheriff’s Office Detectives Make Arrest in Check Fraud Ring

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have made an arrest in a series of counterfeit checks passed at local businesses. On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, Detectives became aware of a series of counterfeited checks that had been passed using a Washoe County account number maintained by the Comptroller’s Office. Because of safeguards in […]

BLM closing Palomino Valley Center for the day on Dec. 29


BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Palomino Valley National Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 29 due to a staff event.  It will re-open on Friday, Dec. 30.  The facility, which is normally open to the public six days a week, is located 20 miles north […]

Red Cross is reaching out for volunteers for Martin Luther King Day

RED CROSS NEWS RELEASE The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross is working with its partners to plan what we hope is a successful fire prevention campaign. We are asking for your help. Volunteers are needed prior to the event to help put together promotional materials, prepare canvasser packets and assist with marketing […]

Sandoval statement on passing of Brian Robertson

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval today issued the following statement on hearing of the death of Amonix CEO Brian Robertson: “I am shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Amonix CEO Brian Robertson. An important and valued member of the Nevada business family, Brian exhibited an enthusiasm for life […]

Expanded Recycling and Composting Programs at John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Reno/Sparks, NEV – Following on the heels of a successful recycling and composting program at the 2011 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off, John Ascuaga’s Nugget and Castaway Trash Hauling have further expanded their efforts on a year round basis. “We are all very excited to see our recycling plan take shape,” Stephen Ascuaga, COO […]

Nevada’s GOP House Reps disappointed at short-term deal on payroll tax cut, jobless benefit extension

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By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: Nevada’s two Republican House representatives today said politics won out over policy on the newly announced deal for a 60-day extension on a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefit extension. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said: “I will apologize in advance for what people are going to be going through […]

Sheriff’s office detectives make arrest in violent burglary, second suspect still outstanding

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested a man for a violent burglary and battery that occurred on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in the 13000 block of Chamy Drive in South Reno. At approximately 10:45 AM, Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of an injured person and physical disturbance […]

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