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Two Dead in Mammoth-Area Plane Crash

Updated: 07/10/2009 - The FAA and NTSB are investigating a plane crash in Mammoth Lakes, CA. A single engine Cessna went down 7 miles west of the Mammoth Lakes Airport at about 4:30pm Wednesday. Both occupants onboard were killed in the crash.

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NTSB Blames Downdrafts in Steve Fossett Crash

Updated: 07/10/2009 - The aircrash that killed entrepreneur Steve Fossett, famed for his daredevil aerial feats, probably was caused by downdrafts that exceeded the ability of his small plane to recover before slamming into a mountainside, federal safety officials said Thursday.

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3 Arrested, 1 Sought in Sparks Kidnapping, Rape

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Sparks police have arrested three people in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a 32-year-old Reno woman they say was handcuffed, beaten and sexually assaulted by an ex-boyfriend over a period of nearly 20 hours.

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Ensign's Parents Gave Mistress's Family $96,000

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Sen. John Ensign said Thursday his parents gave his mistress and her family nearly $100,000 "out of concern for the well being of longtime family friends during a difficult time," providing his first public acknowledgment that the woman received payments tied to the affair.

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Nationwide Roundup Nets More than 35,000 Fugitives

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Police searching for fugitive sex offenders, violent criminals and gang members made more than 35,000 arrests nationwide during an annual monthlong crackdown - the most in the roundup's 5-year history and nearly double the number from last year - authorities announced Thursday.

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More Layoffs at IGT

Updated: 07/10/2009 - KOLO 8 has confirmed layoffs are ongoing at International Game Technologies in Reno.

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Calif. Drug Dealer Guilty of Murdering 15-year-old

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Marijuana dealer Jesse James Hollywood faces a possible death sentence after his conviction for kidnapping and murdering a 15-year-old boy over an escalating drug debt, a crime that inspired the 2007 movie "Alpha Dog."

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Discover the Arts Explores Harp & Vibe for Kids

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Discover the Arts returns to Artown this summer for another season. The program provides kids ages 6 through 12 with free art programming each weekday throughout the month of July.

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Free Summer Camp Program for Kids in Sparks

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Elementary school children in west Sparks are invited to join a new and improved drop-in Playground Program this summer offered through the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department. The program takes place from 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday at Ardmore Park, 1200 12th Street.

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Widening Vista

Updated: 07/09/2009 - The Regional Transportation Commission is readying a big project to ease traffic into Wingfield Springs. On Wednesday night, residents had a chance to see plans for the road between North Los Altos and Wingfield Parkways.

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Lake Tahoe Offers Variety of Walk/Runs

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Lake Tahoe is offering a variety of walk/runs for people of all fitness levels. Those who enjoy power, walking, jogging, and running can all take part in Tahoe’s 5K, 10K, 20-MILE, 26.2-MILE WALK/RUN Marathon.

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Ex-Mistress' Husband says Ensign Paid Severance

Updated: 07/09/2009 - The husband of Sen. John Ensign's former mistress says the Nevada Republican paid the woman more than $25,000 in severance when she stopped working for the senator.

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Body Found in Storey County

Updated: 07/09/2009 - There will be an autopsy Thursday on the body of a man found Wednesday in Storey County.

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Man Sets Fire to House, Commits Suicide

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Update: Reno Police and Fire investigators say that the early morning fire appears to have been set by the resident of the home. After the fire was set he went into the backyard and killed himself.

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Mom Sexually Abused Daughters

Updated: 07/09/2009 - A Douglas County woman could spend up to 20 years in prison for the sexual abuse of her own daughters.

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Report: Public Defenders Have Impossible Caseloads

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Overwhelming caseloads faced by public defenders in the Las Vegas and Reno areas, Nevada's population centers, result in a lack of "competent and diligent" assistance to indigents charged with crimes, a new report states.

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Mother In Parental Sex Abuse Duo Sentenced

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Another sentenced was handed down today in the case involving parents who made having sex with their two children as part of their lifestyle. A Douglas County District Court judge Wednesday sentenced to 32-year-old Stacy Thoman to 20 years in prison after a five-hour penalty hearing.

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US Officials Eye North Korea in Cyber Attack

Posted: 07/08/2009 - U.S. authorities on Wednesday eyed North Korea as the origin of the widespread cyber attack that overwhelmed government Web sites in the United States and South Korea, although they warned that the complexities of the massive Internet make it difficult to identify the attackers quickly.

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It's Not Slang! Nev. Court Permits 'HOE' License

Updated: 07/09/2009 - A Las Vegas man won a courtroom battle Wednesday with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles over his "HOE" license plate, which the agency refused to renew on grounds that he was using a slang reference to prostitutes.

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Nevada Corrections Boss Asks for Furlough Leeway

Posted: 07/08/2009 - The director of the Nevada Department of Corrections has asked for another month to find ways to give guards and other staff members a furlough mandated by the state Legislature.

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Reward Offered In Trailer Arson

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of suspects responsible for a construction trailer arson.

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