10 hrs ago
Things 2 Do
It's Labor Day Weekend the last long weekend of the summer and there will be no shortage of Things 2 Do! From the Best in the West Rib Cook-off in Sparks to the Numaga POW Wow in Hungry Valley to the Paddle Boat races on Lake Tahoe.
22 hrs ago
Man Bound and Robbed Inside Sparks Warehouse; See Surveillance Photo
Sparks police are looking for a man who tied up a man in a warehouse, then stole his cellphone and car.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Sparks police cleared in fatal shooting of woman
Washoe County District Attorney Dick Gammick says two Sparks police officers were justified when they fatally shot a woman they believed was suicidal when she pointed a gun at them outside her home last fall.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Casinos: Labor Day means 'Best of the West' ribs in Reno
The Nugget in Sparks may no longer belong to the Ascuaga family, but that doesn’t mean an end to the resort and casino’s special events.
Crash Slows Traffic at Vista and Iratcabal in Sparks
Police are asking drivers to avoid the intersection of Vista and Iratcabal, north of Disc Drive, because of a crash.
Man injured while riding train through Sparks
Reports say a person was injured while riding a train passing through Sparks off Deming Way between Glendale Ave. and Greg St. Sparks Police say it happened shortly after 1 a.m. after the person got his right foot caught between the train cars; the man was taken to Renown in Reno for treatment.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Best in the West Rib Cook-Off gets smokin' on Wednesday
A mountain of pork ribs will be sold by 23 professional cookers at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, beginning Wednesday and running through Labor Day.
Tesla gigafactory: State budget watchdogs urge fiscal restraint
The fierce competition among five states to land Tesla Motors' planned "gigafactory" for battery production has been the economic development story of the summer.
SPD releases sketch to help identify stabbing suspect
The Sparks Police Department has released a sketch of the suspect in the recent Sparks stabbing incident, which was completed with the assistance of the victim.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Possible shooting on G Street in Sparks
Sparks Police are investigating a possible shooting on G Street. According to Lieutenant Pete Krall, at around 8 p.m., Sparks Police received numerous reports of shots fired in the 1000-block of G Street.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Dream Deceivers DVD Review
December 23, 1985 in Sparks Nevada, 20-year-old James Vance and 18-year-old Raymond Belknap shared a 12-guage shotgun to end their lives.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Man Accused of Attacking Woman and Endangering Child
Sparks police have arrested a man they believe held a woman against her will and put her child in danger.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Two sides debate margins tax
Two sides debate margins tax Healthy Communities Coalition hosts debate as part of August meeting.
Installation Of Monitoring Wells To Take Place In Sparks
The Washoe County Community Services Department is performing limited construction activities as part of the Central Truckee Meadows Remediation District Program.
Search on for Man Accused of Trying to Run Ex Off Road
Sparks police are looking for a man they believe rammed his ex-girlfriend's vehicle with her in it early Friday.
Labor Day Weekend 2014
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, Nevada. This is one of the area's favorite Labor Day events.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Suspect identified in Sparks shooting
UPDATE: 1:57 p.m., 8/21/14 RENO, Nev. -- Investigators have identified the Sparks shooting suspect as Luis Alberto Machado from Carson City.
Man in Custody After Firing Nearly 100 Shots from Motel 6 Balcony
A man was arrested Thursday morning after police say he fire nearly 100 shots from his Motel 6 balcony in Sparks.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Space-off: Outer space execs to face off at upcoming Seattle defense conference
Two of the three leading contenders to transport people to the International Space Station will be there, and it could be interesting to hear what they have to say about their programs .
SPD asks public's help in identifying stabbing suspect
UPDATE: 12:12 p.m., 8/20/2014 SPARKS, Nev. -- Sparks Police detectives are still investigating the incident where SPD says the suspect has not been identified, and detectives believe the suspect may have sustained an injury during the incident.