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Lake Tahoe couple receives prison in narcotics raid

November 7, 2019

A 61-year-old Lake Tahoe man, who prosecutors say was selling methamphetamine to make ends meet, received up to seven years in prison on Tuesday. Timothy R. Hecox, 61, was arrested during a July 20 raid...


Man arrested after altercation in Round Hill

October 20, 2019

A Carson City man was taken into custody on Thursday morning, Oct. 10, after an altercation at a home in the Round Hill community of Lake Tahoe. Stephen K. Milaeger, 35, was booked on charges...


Former Whittell coach enters plea in student sex case

October 19, 2019

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — A former Whittell High School coach this week entered a guilty plea to a charge accusing her of having sex with two students. Lindsey Oexle appeared in Douglas County District Court...


Man receives life sentence for Stateline hotel stabbing

October 16, 2019

A man convicted by a jury of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Reno resident Kevin Edwards at a Staeline hotel received a life sentence on Friday. District Judge Tod Young gave Jose Rodriquez-Quezada,...


58 arrests at Burning Man, an increase over 2018

September 5, 2019

RENO, Nev. — Authorities arrested at least 58 people at this year’s Burning Man festival in the northern Nevada desert, 14 more than last year. One death was reported this year — a man who...






Motorcyclist killed on Kingsbury Grade

July 30, 2019

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night in a collision on Kingsbury Grade. The collision occurred at around 8 p.m. Tahoe-Douglas firefighters responded to a report of CPR in progress.  A second rider was transported for...


Competency hearing set in Kingsbury Grade shoot-out

July 29, 2019

A competency hearing is scheduled for a Bay Area man who exchanged gunfire with sheriff’s deputies in April. Stefon Demar Jefferson, 43, is on the docket to appear in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday....