SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities continued to search Sunday for a 50-year-old man who went missing while swimming at Sparks Marina.
According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the man...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a person encountered by police following a report of a suspicious person with a weapon is dead following a shooting in Sparks.
LOCKWOOD, Nev. (AP) — Storey County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the cause of a death of a Sparks man whose skeletal remains were discovered in a remote canyon east of Reno nearly eight...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — One person was killed in a wrong-way crash Saturday on westbound Interstate 80 in Sparks, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A man who was a suspect in what was reported as a kidnapping and hostage situation was fatally shot by Sparks and Reno police officers, police said.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police in northern Nevada say a man was arrested Wednesday inside a Walmart store with several weapons, including a shotguns, two handguns and a large hunting knife, the Police...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The reward has grown to $8,000 as authorities in northern Nevada continue their search for a teenage suspect they believe was involved in a fatal shooting at a park in Spanish...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday blamed President Donald Trump's withdrawal from a nuclear agreement with Iran for the current instability in the Middle East and...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman who already was in jail on gun and burglary charges is now accused of killing a man at a Sparks motel in September.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police have arrested a 37-year-old suspect in a shooting north of Interstate 80 near the Western Village casino. Police say they located a male victim laying on the...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police in northern Nevada were investigating after a woman's body was found on Christmas Eve on the outskirts of Sparks. Officers said they don't believe foul play was...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 55-year-old man had died after he was hit by a car while crossing a street in northeast Sparks.
The Washoe County regional medical examiner’s office identified the...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks fire officials are investigating a blaze that severely damaged three unoccupied buildings in a warehouse district near the Nugget hotel-casino where several of fires...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police are investigating an early morning crash that killed one person and injured another.
Police say the driver lost control of a vehicle that hit a parked car...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Nevada authorities say a wrong-way vehicle was involved in two collisions on Interstate 80 in Sparks early Friday.
The Highway Patrol says one collision occurred when a...
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — A preliminary autopsy says a Nevada man who was shot twice by Alabama police died from jumping off a condominium tower, not the gunshots.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A Los Angeles gang fugitive with an extensive violent criminal record has been arrested in Nevada after a standoff with a SWAT team in Sparks.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators say a Nevada man died Monday in a fall from a balcony after a 4 a.m. shootout with officers.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified the dead man found floating this week in the Sparks Marina.
The Regional Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday 69-year-old Peter Wehrlin of...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about the appointment of a new executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission, The Associated Press erroneously reported that former executive...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Drag Queen Story Hour will take place at the Sparks Library despite the objections of the city's mayor.
The Reno Gazette Journal reports Mayor Ron Smith tried to stop...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Thousands of homes were left without power in Sparks for several hours after a dump truck downed a power line.
More than 7,000 NV Energy customers suffered a power outage...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has become the latest state to honor the sacrifices of servicemen and servicewomen killed in military service.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada prosecutor has says the fatal shooting of an armed man who didn't obey commands to put down a shotgun and raised it in the direction of officers was...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police say a Nevada man accused of using flashing red and blue lights to move traffic was a police chaplain, but he did not have authority to use emergency lights.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says a Sparks man fatally shot by Sparks police responding to a report of a possible domestic battery Sunday was armed with a rifle during...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office has identified a domestic disturbance suspect shot and killed by Sparks police as 47-year-old Jose Dominguez of Sparks.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police shot and killed a domestic disturbance suspect they'd questioned 90 minutes earlier about a report of an intoxicated, suicidal man.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A prosecutor has concluded that two Sparks police officers were justified when they fatally shot a man who had fired first at one of the officers.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — In a story April 9 about a Bureau of Land Management hearing on a new permit for the annual Burning Man event, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Burning Man's...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Military leaders and local politicians gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new memorial in Sparks dedicated to more than 800 Nevadans who lost their lives in the...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police are asking for the public's help in the search for a driver who left the scene of an accident after a black SUV struck a 16-year-old pedestrian last...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The company that owns the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks says a new 8,500-seat amphitheater it's building across the street from the hotel-casino will be open in time to host a concert by country singer Toby Keith in June.
Marnell Gaming announced Tuesday that Keith will perform the first act in the new events center June 15 on the former site of the Bourbon Square casino just north of Interstate 80.
The Sparks Planning Commission approved the plans for the amphitheater Jan. 3.
MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A search rescue team has recovered the bodies of two Sparks men from Topaz Lake near the California-Nevada line after they apparently drowned over the weekend in a boating accident.
A third man was treated and released at Carson Valley Medical Center after the boat capsized on Saturday in the lake in southern Douglas County.
The victims were identified as 45-year-old Bert Pederson and 50-year-old Jesse Gregory, both of Sparks. Scott Wise survived.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks Mayor Ron Smith says he's battling cancer.
He says he may miss a few meetings and events, but that the disease was caught early and that both he and his doctors are "very positive" he will respond well to treatment.
Smith was sworn in as Sparks' 25th mayor in early November. He succeeded Mayor Geno Martini, the city's longest serving mayor.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval says the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the first state veterans' home in northern Nevada fulfills one of the top priorities he established when he took office nearly eight years ago.
The outgoing governor christened the $47 million home Monday night in Sparks where it will serve veterans, their spouses and Gold Star families of veterans who died in battle.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police say they've determined the death of a Sparks couple in a fire at their home was a homicide and detectives have arrested their daughter as a suspect in the killings.
Police said Monday they arrested 29-year-old Alexis Alegria on Friday. She was booked into the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of two counts of open murder.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl has died from injuries she suffered when she was hit be a vehicle last week in front of Reed High School in Sparks.
Sparks police confirmed Monday the pedestrian had died from the injuries suffered on Thursday. Her name has not been released.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fatal house fire in Sparks.
Flames and smoke were pouring from the house when firefighters arrived about 9:50 a.m. Thursday at the two-story residence in east Sparks near the Northern Nevada Medical Center.
One person was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment. But firefighters were unable to search the home thoroughly because the fire had severely damaged its structural integrity.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police have arrested a 27-year-old suspect in a Northern California homicide after he allegedly fired multiple gunshots through the windows of a northern Nevada convenience store.
Anthony Bradley was being held in the Washoe County Jail in Reno Monday on $100,000 bail on a fugitive warrant. He also was booked on suspicion of six counts of assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and discharging a gun at an occupied building.
SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. (AP) — A body found in the Lahontan Reservoir has been identified as a Sparks man who'd been missing for nearly a year.
Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter says 77-year-old Antonio Garcia-Armendarz's decomposed body and pickup truck were pulled from the manmade lake Aug. 31 near Silver Springs south of Fernley.
Trotter says someone noticed the submerged vehicle at the end of the boat ramp near the Carson Highway when the water level began to drop during the summer.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A California-based medical device company has announced plans to move its U.S. operations from the San Francisco Bay area to a facility in northern Nevada that's expected to bring 200 jobs to the Reno-Sparks area.
New Deantronics announced Tuesday it plans to invest more than $40 million building the 200,000-square-foot facility at the Spanish Springs Business Center in Sparks. It's expected to open in 2020.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police say two teenagers were being treated for life-threatening wounds after reports of pre-dawn gunfire in the city of Sparks near Reno.
Sparks Police said Saturday that gunfire was reported at about 2 a.m. during an altercation in a parking lot and that two youths, ages 18 and 17, arrived a short time later at a local hospital with life threatening wounds.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Secret Witness is offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect who made off with money and gifts at a wedding in a hotel-casino ballroom in Sparks.
Sparks police say a man took the gift box with monetary gifts for the bride and groom the Nugget Casino on Saturday.
Video surveillance captured him concealing the money and box on his person before he walked out.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash with a school bus on the north edge of Sparks.
The Washoe County sheriff's office said Tuesday 68-year-old Robert Martin of Sparks was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after colliding with the bus Monday morning.
No children were on the bus and the bus driver wasn't hurt in the accident in Spanish Springs near the intersection of the Pyramid Highway and La Posada at about 8:30 a.m.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police investigating a robbery in a Sparks neighborhood shot and killed a suspect they say brandished a gun when they confronted him.
Two Sparks police officers have been placed on administrative leave while Reno police and Washoe County sheriff's deputies conduct an investigation in accordance with the regional Officer-Involved Shooting protocol.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A report by federal investigators indicates that miscommunication led to a small plane crashing into a northern Nevada recreational vehicle park, killing the pilot and passenger.
The National Transportation Safety Board report found miscommunication between the pilot and the control tower before the single-engine Beechcraft A36 went down about a half-mile from a runway at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in August 2016.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police seized dozens of firearms from a house in a suburban neighborhood a half-block away from an elementary school Thursday after responding to a report about mental health concerns.
An evidence team took inventory Thursday of at least three dozen weapons stacked in a driveway outside the home on Del Rosa Way across the street from Diedrichsen Elementary School in east Sparks.
The cache of guns included black assault-style weapons, rifles, shotguns and handguns.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters snuffed out a small brush fire on the north edge of Sparks that temporarily left more than 5,000 residents without power.
Sparks fire marshal Robert King said the fire that broke out early Wednesday afternoon was contained at about 30 acres (12 hectares).
No structures were threatened, but NV Energy said damage to its equipment triggered an outage that affected 5,760 customers.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a man who kidnapped a 16-year-old girl in Nevada.
The girl says a man with a handgun got into her vehicle shortly after 9:00 p.m. Saturday in Sparks and demanded she drive him to south Reno. The girl complied, and was able to return home unharmed after dropping the man off.