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Only 2 pot arrests in Reno during 4/20 DUI patrols

Apr. 22, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police say they made six DUI arrests during stepped up patrols over the weekend for the unofficial 4/20 activities tied to the April 20 celebration of marijuana. Police say only two of the arrests Saturday and early Sunday were specifically cannabis related. Officers made 66 stops...

O'Rourke coming to Reno this week; Warren, Yang to Las Vegas

Apr. 22, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to northern Nevada for the first time this week while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang plan return trips to Las Vegas. O'Rourke announced plans Monday town halls...

Man dies after Reno Truckee River rescue

Apr. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A man who was pulled from the Truckee River near downtown Reno has died. Reno Fire crews say the man was face down in the river before they rescued him at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday near Brodhead Park and Kuenzli Street. KOLO-TV reports he had no heartbeat when he was transported to a nearby...

Nevada kayaker, 49, dead in Truckee River near Reno

Apr. 22, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

VERDI, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County medical examiner has identified a 49-year-old kayaker who was found dead over the weekend in the Truckee River west of Reno. Authorities say Stephen Bauwens of Washoe Valley was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday afternoon after his body was pulled from the river...

Nevada father, sons fined $5,000 each for bear poaching

Apr. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A father and his two sons have been convicted of illegally poaching a bear in what the state's chief game warden described as a "disgusting" thrill-killing. The men from Dayton, Nevada, were fined $5,000 last week and ordered to turn over their firearms. Nevada Department of Wildlife Game...

Pedestrian dies from injuries after being hit by car in Reno

Apr. 21, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being hit by a car while in a Reno crosswalk. Reno police say 63-year-old Deven Dyer Hickingbotham died at a hospital about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, some seven hours after he was run over. They say the 38-year-old driver is facing three...

Washoe County Sheriff's Office investigate jail inmate death

Apr. 21, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a jail inmate. The inmate's name is being withheld until his family is notified. Authorities say the inmate was found unresponsive in his jail cell at the county detention facility Saturday afternoon. The Reno Gazette...

Probe: Fatal shooting by Sparks police in 2018 was justified

Apr. 21, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County investigation concludes that a deadly shooting involving Sparks police last year was justified. According to an investigative report released by the county District Attorney's Office, a man who was fatally shot by two Sparks police officers in January 2018 fired at one of...

Nevada revives wild horse birth control program

Apr. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has agreed to resume a birth control project for a herd of free-roaming mustangs on a range near Reno and horse advocates are looking forward to getting back to their work in the field. The volunteers are returning to the field in large part because Assembly Minority Leader Jim...

Prosecutor: Officers justified in fatal shooting after chase

Apr. 20, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A prosecutor has concluded that two Sparks police officers were justified when they fatally shot a man who had fired first at one of the officers. The Reno Gazette Journal reports that Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks on Friday announced his conclusion and a 27-page...