Death penalty sought for I Street murder suspect
RENO – Prosecutors said on Friday they would seek the death penalty for a man accused of murdering a young boy and elderly woman in Sparks in September. A May 2 trial start has been set for Justin Ouimet, who is charged with the first-degree murders of Connor Lawrence, 2, and Lana Stone, 62, the son and grandmother of his estranged wife, Danielle Lawrence, inside a home at 320 I St. in Sparks on Sept. 17. Sparks police have said that Ouimet ha...
Police looking for bank robber
SPARKS — Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday. At 12:29 p.m., the Sparks Police Department responded to the call of a bank robbery that had just occurred at the U.S. Bank located at 2195 Oddie Blvd. Officers were told that a white male adult approached one of the tellers with a note demanding money. The teller complied and the s...
OE3 union protests own pay raises
Of the 31 municipal employees approved for pay raises by the City Council on Monday, 21 are members of the supervisory and nonsupervisory units of the Operating Engineers Local 3 union (OE3).
Bill would shield homeowners from deficiency suits
A proposal in the state Legislature would allow Nevadans to walk away from their houses after a foreclosure or short sale without getting sued to repay the balance owed, even if they refinanced the property to buy cars, pay off credit cards, send kids to college or otherwise spend their home equity.