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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....

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

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

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...