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Suspicious Fires

Updated: 07/31/2008 - String of arson fires may or may not be linked. Fire officials are still investing a series of fires that have occurred in the last 24 hours.

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Wadsworth Fire

Updated: 07/31/2008 -

Lyon County and Reno fire crews are battling a large structure fire in Wadsworth. Early reports indicated that a three-story building was fully engulfed with fire shortly after 2:30 p.m. The building is located on Railroad Avenue. KOLO 8 news will bring you more details as soon as they become available.

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Rangers Nix Boating at Lahontan

Updated: 08/01/2008 - Our hot, dry weather this summer has led to severe drought conditions in some areas of Northern Nevada. The water level at the Lahontan Reservoir, just a few miles south of Fernley, has severely decreased in the past few months, causing state park officials to take drastic measures.

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Governor Presses Food Tax Fight

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Gov. Jim Gibbons wants to continue the state's legal battle with Nevada casinos over $142 million or more in taxes paid by the resorts on free or "comped" meals - even though it has been a losing fight so far.

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Elko Schools Removed from Watch List

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Elko school administrators say the northeast Nevada district met federal adequate yearly progress standards this year and has been removed from a watch list, while Elko High School met testing standards and will be on "hold" status next year.

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High Schools to Merge in Churchill

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Lahontan Valley High School and Churchill County High School are on track to merge, after the county's Board of School Trustees accepted the recommendation.

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Day Trippin': Thomas Creek

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Day trip for hikers, bikers, and equestrians to Thomas Creek. Terri Russell takes along her special friend a black and white paint mare named Bridgid.

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R*CVA

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Sparks CIty Council Votes 3 to 2 in favor of getting out of Reno Sparks Convention Visitors Authority. Its only Bill Draft Resolution for next year is devoted to the move

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Renewable Energy Projects Approved

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Two renewable energy projects representing a $100 million-plus investment by Las Vegas-based Nevada Power Co. - a cost likely to be covered over time by the utility's customers - were approved Wednesday by state regulators.

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Minutemen Protest San Francisco's Sanctuary Law

Posted: 07/30/2008 - About a dozen members of an anti-illegal immigration group gathered Wednesday in front of San Francisco City Hall to call for the mayor's resignation over the city's sanctuary policy.

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McCain Raises about $500,000 at Tahoe

Posted: 07/30/2008 - A fundraiser at Lake Tahoe attended by Republican presidential candidate John McCain has netted about $500,000.

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NRA Endorses Veteran Nevada Lawmaker Raggio

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Veteran Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, facing his toughest re-election challenge in 20 years, has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.

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Apartment Complex Evacuated after Fire Erupts

Posted: 07/30/2008 - About 20 people were evacuated from an apartment complex that caught fire in West Reno around midnight Wednesday, according to the Reno Fire Department. Fire officials believe that a barbecue on the balcony may be related to the fire.

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Artificial Turf Safe

Posted: 07/30/2008 - A federal agency says young children aren't at risk for lead exposure from synthetic athletic fields.

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Bush Signs Housing Bill

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Relief is on the way for thousands of homeowners facing foreclosure.

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Climate Report Released

Posted: 07/29/2008 - The Nevada Climate Change Advisory Committee has released the final version of a report that foresees a future Nevada with higher temperatures, less precipitation, more wildland fires and generally less desirable overall climate.

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Exclusive Interview: John McCain

Posted: 07/29/2008 - The presumptive Republican candidate appeared at a town hall meeting in Sparks this morning. Then sat down for a one on one interview with KOLO 8 News Now's Ed Pearce.

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Reno Firefighters Quickly Stop Fire At Highrise Condominium

Updated: 07/30/2008 - Reno firefighters quickly stopped a fire that broke out on the west side of the north tower of the Belvedere Towers condominiums late Tuesday afternoon, by confining the blaze to the exterior of the building.

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