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UPDATE: US 50 reopens after gas leak
UPDATE: US 50 reopens after gas leak

June 25, 2019

UPDATE 4:35 U.S. 50 has reopened at Blue Lake Avenue after a gas leak forced the highway to close in South Lake Tahoe. The city advises motorists to allow for extra travel time as traffic...



Jury finds man guilty in 2017 Lake Tahoe hotel murder
Jury finds man guilty in 2017 Lake Tahoe hotel murder

June 23, 2019

While not accepting a claim of self-defense, a Douglas County jury decided the stabbing death of a Reno man in a Stateline hotel room wasn’t premeditated. The jury took six hours Friday, June 21, to...


Jury to get Stateline hotel murder case on Friday
Jury to get Stateline hotel murder case on Friday

June 20, 2019

Closing arguments are expected Friday morning in the trial of a man accused in a Lake Tahoe hotel murder. Jose Rodriguez-Quezada, 45, is facing up to life in prison in the October 2017 stabbing death...




Stateline hotel murder trial underway
Stateline hotel murder trial underway

June 14, 2019

STATELINE, Nev. — An attorney representing Jose Rodriguez-Quezada in his murder trial told jurors on Wednesday that her client was defending himself against a Reno man in a Stateline hotel room. Rodriguez-Quezada, 45, is being...







Prosecutors defend handling of Gardnerville, Reno murders
Prosecutors defend handling of Gardnerville, Reno murders

May 10, 2019

RENO — Prosecutors are defending their handling of a confession presented to a Nevada grand jury that indicted a Salvadoran immigrant on murder charges in the killing of four people in January. They’re also providing...



Hundreds of animals seized in El Dorado County
Hundreds of animals seized in El Dorado County

May 8, 2019

El Dorado County’s two animal shelters will remain closed through today as a result of last week’s seizure of hundreds of animals after authorities received report of animal neglect at a Shingle Springs residence. The...



New DNA information in 1982 cold case killing at Lake Tahoe

May 7, 2019

RENO, Nev. — Washoe County homicide detectives have uncovered new DNA information in their cold case investigation into the shooting death of an unidentified woman found near Lake Tahoe in 1982. Sheriff Darin Balaam scheduled...