Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Head On Crash

A total of nine people went to the hospital in a head-on crash in Washoe county last night... a portion of highland ranch parkway was closed for more than three hours... it happened at about 615 pm near highland ranch parkway and midnight drive... a westbound driver crossed the center line and hit an eastbound car. 2 news says Most of those who were hurt  suffered minor injuries. No word yet on why the crash happened... but officials say distracted driving or a vehicle problem might have been the cause.

Kings Beach Expansion

An official groundbreaking yesterday for the king's beach commercial core improvement project... the project goes from Secline to chipmunk streets... the goal is to make the area safer for pedestrians and bicyclists... and create a new way to cut down on sediment runoff from the highway to the lake... that will improve water quality... the four lane highway will go to three lanes, and then there will be wider sidewalks, plus bike lanes on both sides. The project totals 50 million dollars. the project should be done in 2016.

Kingsbury Grade

If you travel on kingsbury grade in Douglas county... be aware of work that crews are doing... preliminary work on the pavement reconstruction has started, and will affect travel on kingsbury grade between Tahoe and Carson valley... there will be nighttime work on the shoulders through April 30th... then from may first through memorial day weekend, kingsbury will be closed to traffic near the summit.

Reno Flights

Your summer travel planning might have just gotten easier... Reno-Tahoe International Airport is adding more flights... American airlines is adding service to Los Angeles, starting in June...and from June 11th to august 18th, American will add flights to Dallas-Fort worth and Chicago O'Hare... u-s airways is adding to its number of daily non-stops to phoenix.

Strong Start Nevada

Strong Start Nevada is launched. Nevada's First Lady Kathleen Sandoval joined Superintendents Pedro Martinez and Richard Stokes, and Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, at the Governor’s Mansion, this morning for a press conference to launch the Strong Start Nevada initiative in Northern Nevada. The initiative is a community outreach campaign aimed at mobilizing parents, educators, advocates, communities and business leaders to make quality early childhood education a priority in the state. For more information  visit www.strongstartnevada.org

Monday, April 21, 2014

Home Invasion Reward

Secret witness is offering a 2 thousand dollar reward in a home invasion that happened last Monday on Eric avenue... a victim was shot during a struggle between the 70 year old homeowner and one of the suspects... the victim was treated for non life threatening injuries. if you know anything call Secret Witness at 322-4900.

NDOT Worker Appears in Court

A Nevada Department of Transportation employee in Fallon has been arraigned on charges he used a state credit card to support his gambling habit. Tal Pierre Smith is accused of using the state credit card to buy about $250,000 worth of items he later pawned or sold to support his gambling addiction. He has been charged with four counts of theft and one count each of misconduct by a public officer and fraudulent appropriation of property. He's due in court on May 1st.