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Three-Hour Standoff In Sparks Ends

Posted: 04/04/2009 - Sparks Police, SWAT officers, and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office have a man in custody. KOLO 8 crews have been on scene since the beginning of this standoff. According to Sparks Police Chief Steve Asher, officers were looking for a fugitive. Those officers thought that person may be in the home on Candlewood Street. Efforting more information. Tune in to KOLO 8 News Now at 11pm.

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Serving Warrant Turns Into 3-Hour Standoff

Updated: 04/04/2009 - A three-hour standoff beginning at 6:30pm Friday night is over. Sparks Police officers were attempting to serve Joshua Newport for failing to appear in a Friday hearing at Washoe County Court for drug trafficking charges.

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Carter Named New Wolf Pack Head Coach

Posted: 04/04/2009 - Nevada athletic director Cary Groth says longtime assistant David Carter will replace Mark Fox as basketball coach.

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Unemployment Soars to 8.5 Percent; 13M Now Jobless

Posted: 04/04/2009 - Unemployment zoomed to 8.5 percent last month, the highest in a quarter-century, as employers axed 663,000 more workers and pushed the nation's jobless ranks past 13 million. The hard times were only expected to get harder - a painful 10 percent jobless rate before long.

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Minor Traffic Issues with Spring Snowstorm

Posted: 04/03/2009 - A spring storm dropped up to 4 inches of snow in the Reno-Sparks, and Lake Tahoe area prompting chain controls on some highways. Several accidents were reported, but no injuries.

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Planning Commission Denies Lazy Eight Amendment

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Opponents of the Lazy Eight Casino, proposed to be built by the Pyramid Highway in Spanish Springs, declared a Sparks Planning Commission decision a victory.

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Peanut Recalls in Nevada

Posted: 04/03/2009 - More peanut recalls, possibly connected with the recent salmonella outbreak. Nevada is one of four states issuing the recall.

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Senate Passes Budget Plan

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The Democratic-controlled Senate has passed a budget drafted to President Barack Obama's specifications, voting a few hours after the House approved a similar plan.

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One Dead in Fallon Car Accident

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The Nevada Highway Patrol says one person was killed in an early morning accident in Fallon.

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Small Church Fire in Northwest Reno

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Reno firefighters are fighting a fire that started in a closet at the Faith Lutheran Church on West 7th Street shortly before 6pm.

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Mark Fox Leaving Nevada For Georgia

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Georgia will announce the hire at a news conference on Friday morning, a person with knowledge of the hire confirmed on Thursday night.

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Internet Prostitution Bust

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Reno Police say they arrested 8 people in connection with a prostitution bust at a local motel Monday night. Women were targeted after soliciting for sex on the internet.

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Lawmakers Discuss Budget Problems

Posted: 04/02/2009 - Nevada's legislative leaders held a news conference Thursday to say they're working together to deal with a growing shortfall in expected revenue for the coming two fiscal years - a figure that climbed this week by up to $500 million.

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