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Dispensary sues state, says it failed to follow pot shop law
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:35:35 -0800

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A legal battle is brewing over the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries in Washoe County. A dispensary filed a lawsuit saying that the state's ranking system undermines a provision intended to guard against monopolies. Lawyers for Washoe Dispensary LLC told the Reno Gazette-Journal ...

Sex Offender Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:37:00 -0800

Joshua Quintana, age 39 of Reno, was arrested on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, on child pornography related charges following a search warrant at his residence by members of the Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which included the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Attorney General's Office, FBI, and Homeland Security Investigations. 

Approval of three Lake Tahoe pot dispensaries sparks lawsuit
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:10:58 -0800

A medical marijuana patient from California exhales smoke in this 2010 photo. It's now legal in Nevada to smoke, eat and ingest approved medical marijuana.

NHP, Washoe County deputies in pursuit of subject near Mt. Rose Hwy.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:54:11 -0800

RENO, Nev. -- According to Trooper Dave Gibson of the Nevada Highway Patrol, a subject is being pursued in Washoe County after they fled the scene of a traffic stop Thursday afternoon. Gibson says, when NHP attempted make a traffic stop on the subject, troopers ran the subject's plates and discovered there was a felony warrant out for their arrest; no details are available on the nature of the ...

Group Sues State, Washoe County Over Medical Marijuana Licensing Process
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:08:34 -0800

A local business group has filed a lawsuit against the State of Nevada and Washoe County for allegedly failing to comply with state law concerning medical marijuana dispensaries. Washoe Dispensary LLC filed the complaint in the Second Judicial Court of Washoe County.

Group sues state, Washoe County over med. Marijuana licensing process
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:33:47 -0800

RENO, Nev. - A local business group says they have filed a lawsuit against the State of Nevada’s Department of Health, Division of Public and Behavioral Health and Washoe County for failing to comply with state law regarding the licensing procedure for medical marijuana dispensaries. ...

Former School Boss Martinez To Serve in New State Post
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:52:04 -0800

Gov. Brian Sandoval says he has recruited former Washoe County school superintendent Pedro Martinez to help state education officials develop plans to bolster Nevada's under-achieving schools.

Judge Sentences Man to Prison for Child Sex Crimes
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:51:38 -0800

A Second Judicial District Court judge sentenced a man to prison on Tuesday for sex crimes prosecutors say he committed against a female relative when she was 7-8 years old.

Multiple agencies in pursuit of wanted man
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:35:01 -0800

RENO, Nev. - Nevada Highway Patrol is currently assisting the Washoe County Sheriff's Office in the pursuit of Hispanic male who is wanted for eluding officers, according to NHP officials. The incident originated on Oddie and Sutro during a traffic stop, when WCSO officials say the man fled from a Deputy in a car. ...

Joining Forces campaign to combat impaired driving
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:24:33 -0800

RENO, Nev.  -- After the new year, Nevada's motor vehicle fatalities and Washoe County's number of alcohol related deaths went up. This rise inspired the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety and area police departments to kick-off the Joining Forces Impaired Driving Campaign. ...