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Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 23-30

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra. This Saturday, April 26, 2014 is the opening day for fishing in most California waters. Remember to keep your fishing license in view, the thermos filled with coffee and tight lines all the way.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 16-22

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of April 16-22, 2014. Opening day for most fishing on California waterways is Saturday, April 26.

Lyon County authorities investigate fatal shooting in Silver Springs

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday night in Silver Springs.

Deputies were called shortly after 9 p.m. to a Catfish Street address after dispatch received a call from a woman who advised she had shot her adult son, said Lyon County Sheriff's Lieutenant J. L. Pattison.

Pheasants Forever chapter forms in Nevada
's Great Basin

Passionate outdoorsmen recently formed the newest Pheasants Forever chapter in Nevada, known as the Great Basin Pheasants Forever chapter. The group will focus its attention on habitat improvements, increasing pheasant populations, and youth outdoor participation in the Great Basin area.  

The Great Basin chapter was drawn to Pheasants Forever’s unique model, which empowers county and local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 2-8

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of April 2-8, 2014. Opening day for fishing in California is Saturday, April 26.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of March 26 to April 2

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of March 26 through April 2, 2014.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of March 19-25

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of March 19-25, 2014.

ADOBE POND, CALIF:
Closed until Saturday, April 26, 2014.

ALMANOR LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Fishermen are reporting that the north fork is a bit clearer.
You may have fair catches from Canyon Dam to Lake Cove this week.
Courtesy of Almanor Fishing Adventures.

ANGEL LAKE, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:

Motorcyclist shot in the elbow near Lyon County area known for target practice

A motorcycle rider was injured Saturday after being shot in the elbow near the Vine Street race track in Fernley, according to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

Three motorcycle riders told deputies they were riding in the desert near the Sarasota Flats dry lake when one of them was shot in the right elbow, sustaining non-life threatening injuries. Sarasota Flats is a common area for target practice, said Lyon County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jeremy Grundy.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of March 11-17

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of March 11-17, 2014:

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of March 6

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of March 6-12, 2014.

Accidental shooting injures Dayton woman in the leg

A Dayton woman was transported to a hospital after her son's gun accidentally went off and shot her.
According to the Sergeant with the Lyon County Sheriff Dayton Substation, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, a young man was showing his new gun to his father.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for the week of Feb. 27

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of Feb. 27, 2014. As a reminder, the new fishing license year for Nevada begins on March 1.

Senator Reid slams House efforts to gut money from Nevada land sales

One of Lake Tahoe's biggest funding mechanisms for clarity and restoration efforts, as well as millions for parks, trails and firefighting efforts in the state, money drawn from the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, is under threat by members of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid on Wednesday denounced House efforts to gut the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act as part of the Tule Springs legislation mark-up to take place Thursday morning.

Zephyr Cove woman faces murder charge in shooting death of her husband

A 50-year-old Zephyr Cove woman faces a charge of open murder after allegedly shooting and killing her husband.
Tatiana Leibel, was taken into custody by Douglas County Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning, said Sgt. Pat Brooks.

On Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 11 a.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to 452 Kent Way, Zephyr Cove for a report of a male who had shot himself.

Don Q's fishing Nevada and Northern California fishing report for Feb. 12-18

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Feb. 12-18, 2014.

Woman talks about shooting that injured her, killed father

A burly truck driver, Guy Perry could be an intimidating figure.

But Cassidy Perry, his youngest of three children and only daughter, didn%u2019t see him that way.

Shield Our Children Against More Sandy Hook Style Murders

Some additional but seldom considered facts about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown Connecticut are important if we wish to protect the children rather than demagogue the issue. The following two links can provide insight into the problem while ignoring the campaign slogans and political posturing. We need to start acting like men instead and assume the responsibility that all men have to protect innocent life. Children die when grown men act like children, instead of men.

Accidental shooting sends one to the hospital

A man shot himself in the chin early Sunday morning in what the Carson City Sheriff's Office are calling an accidental shooting.

Deputies were called to the 1400 block of North Nevada street at 1:53 a.m. Sunday after a man called 911 saying his brother shot himself.

Maximum sentence handed down in 2013 Carson City killing on Super Bowl Sunday

David Michael Grimes, 33, was sentenced in Carson City District Court Tuesday to the maximum sentence for voluntary manslaughter in a Feb. 3, 2013 shooting outside a Washington Street home following a Super Bowl Sunday party.

School shootings, gun control and you

Thirteen months ago, Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and killed twenty students and six members of the school’s staff. Earlier, Lanza shot and killed his mother before driving to the school on his deadly mission. His death at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ended the brutal killing spree. In the days following the horrific event, calls for sane gun control from a variety of sectors of our society were heard across the country.

No death penalty in Carson City hospital shooting

An 88-year-old Nevada man facing a murder charge for shooting his wife in a hospital will not face a potential death penalty.

The Associated Press reports a prosecutor made the announcement Thursday when William Dresser made an initial appearance in Carson City Justice Court.

Carson City Sheriff: Woman in hospital murder-suicide attempt dies, husband faces murder charge

The victim of Sunday morning's shooting at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center has died, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

The victim, Francis Dresser, 86, and her husband, lived of Douglas County. Carson City sheriff’s detectives have amended the arrest charges for William Dresser, Francis’ husband, to murder. Dresser remains in custody on suicide watch at the Carson City Jail on $225,000 bond.

Elderly man accused of shooting paralyzed wife at Carson City hospital intended to kill her, himself

An 88-year-old Minden man accused of shooting his wife at a Carson City hospital on Sunday told the arresting officer that he put four bullets in a handgun with the intent of killing the woman and himself, saying she had recently become paralyzed in an accident.

Hospital gunman identified as husband of victim; woman flown to Renown trauma unit with life threatening injuries

This story has been updated with new details about the elderly suspect and possible motive in Sunday's hospital shooting in Carson City. Go here for the update.

Details emerge in Thursday night Carson City home invasion shooting

An investigation continues today into Thursday night's home invasion shooting in Carson City where the homeowner allegedly shot an intruder in the leg.

Man shot in leg by homeowner after jumping fence of Carson City home on Desatoya

This story has been updated. Go here for the followup story.

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UPDATE: Here's the latest update from Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong: At approximately 5:15 p.m., the Carson City Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Butti Way and Airport Road on a report of an adult male in the area bleeding heavily. 

Storey County schools make 'first of its kind' decision for student safety

The Storey County School District Director of Transportation has become the first in the nation to take the pro-active step to hold interactive, scenario-based attack countermeasure training for school bus drivers. The first training takes place this Friday, Jan. 3 in Virginia City.

Reno police provide details after Carson City murder suspect kills himself at park

More details were made available by Reno police this afternoon after a Carson City man wanted for murder fatally turned the gun on himself in a south Reno park.

Michael Dylan Brentlinger, 22, shot himself once in the head at Manzanita Park using a .45 caliber handgun, the same caliber believed used to kill a Carson City man early Saturday morning inside a Carmine Street home and critically wounding his 19-year-old daughter, said Reno Police Department Lt. William Rulla.

Carson City murder suspect kills himself in standoff with Reno police

Murder suspect Michael Dylan Brentlinger was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Reno park after a standoff with police there, confirms Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

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A man has been found shot and possibly dead in a Reno park, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said. The man may be the suspect in Saturday's fatal shooting.

Carson City Sheriff's Office detectives are on their way to Reno this afternoon. It is believed the suspect in Saturday morning's killing, Brentlinger, was found shot, possibly fatally self-inflicted, in the area of 630 Manzanita in Reno.

Manhunt for Carson City murder suspect spreads, injured woman in shooting expected to live

The 22-year-old man believed to have shot and killed a Carmine Road man and critically wounded his daughter remains at large Monday with Carson City law enforcement puzzled by his whereabouts.

Carson City detectives continue search for gunman in Saturday killing

Carson City detectives worked overnight into Sunday morning following leads in the early Saturday morning killing of a Carmine Road man, the father of the alleged gunman's ex-girlfriend who was critically wounded.

Manhunt continues in Carson City for armed murder suspect, recently fired from Nevada DMV

UPDATE: The 22-year-old Carson City man, Michael Dylan Brentlinger, suspected of shooting one person dead and injuring a 19-year-old woman after shooting her in the face at a Carmine Street home early Saturday morning, was recently terminated from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, confirmed Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

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Carson City sheriff's deputies continue to search for a 22-year-old man who is suspected of shooting one person dead and injuring a 19-year-old woman at a Carson City home early Saturday morning. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said suspect, Michael Dylan Brentlinger, 22, is considered armed and dangerous.

The suspect is thought to be driving a white 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier NV/948XAT, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office. The RAVEN helicopter from Washoe County has been called in to help with the search.

UPDATE: The search for Brentlinger has been widen outside of Nevada into California and Idaho, the sheriff said.
"This isn't based on specific information but a matter of expanding the investigation," said Furlong.
All those involved in the investigation are being cooperative, he added. Investigators believe Brentlinger is armed with a .45 semi-automatic firearm.

Update: Search for Carson City murder suspect

This developing story has been updated. Go here for the latest.

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Carson City Sheriff deputies are searching for a suspect wanted in connection to a shooting in the 2800 block of Carmine Street that left one person dead and another injured.

Deputies are looking for Michael Dylan Brentlinger, 22. The suspect is thought to be driving a white 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier NV/948XAT, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office. The RAVEN helicopter from Washoe County has been called in to help with the search.

Update: The search for the suspect has moved back to Carson City. Earlier reports of the suspect being at large in Douglas County were due to a mistaken phone number that deputies were tracking. If you see the suspect or the vehicle call 911.

According to Sheriff Kenny Furlong, Brentlinger allegedly shot his girlfriend in the face, and killed the girl's father during a "massive fight" at the residence on Carmine between Nichols and Bunch Way early this morning. Brentlinger was recently in custody at the Carson City Jail on charges of assaulting the female victim in this case.

Don Q's weekly fishing report for Nevada and Northern California waters

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and Sierra. This report is for the week of Dec. 18-24.

Reno police: 2 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Renown campus

Reno police continue to investigate a shooting this afternoon in a building next to Renown Regional Medical Center.
Police say a victim died and the shooter, a male, is dead, his body found in the third floor of the medical building at 1500 E. 2nd Street. Two more are being treated for injuries.

Don Q's Nevada and northern California fishing report for week of Dec. 11-17

Here's this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra, including Lake Tahoe.

Your best bet, at least for now, is to stay off any ice until it is determined the ice is thick enough to hold human weight. Ice fishing reports should trickle in over the coming weeks. This report is for the week of Dec. 11-17.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of Dec. 4

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of Dec. 4.

Jason Richard Thrift identified as victim in Gardnerville fatal shooting, suspect to be arraigned Wednesday

A 33-year-old Gardnerville man, Jason Richard Thrift, has been identified as the victim of Monday's fatal shooting at a Gardnerville home, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

One dead, one in custody in Gardnerville shooting

UPDATE: A 29-year-old Gardnerville woman was booked on a charge of open murder in the death of a man Monday morning. Nichole Christine Followill is being held without bail at this time, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks.

Information on the victim is being withheld until family is notified. As of Monday afternoon, Toler Lane remains closed from Mountain Court and Lampe Drive.

Two jailed on felony heroin charges after friend ODs on living room floor

Two Carson City residents were arrested Monday and face felony drug possession charges after a 19-year-old friend of theirs overdosed on heroin in the middle of their living room floor.

Matthew Buscay, 19, and Jessie Radabaugh 18, each face a felony charge of possessing heroin and a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia. The 19-year-old man who overdosed was revived by paramedics and taken to the hospital.

81-year-old Douglas County man faces murder charge in death of caretaker

An 81-year-old Gardnerville man faces a murder charge after he allegedly shot and killed his caretaker with a shotgun at his Fish Springs home on Thursday.

Melvin Norlund was being held without bail and booked on a charge of murder after shooting 51-year-old Catherine Mary Costanza of Concord, Calif, said Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Pat Brooks.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded at 1:20 p.m. Thursday to a call of a person shot in the 1300 block of Homestead Road. Deputies arrived on scene and found Costanza dead from an apparent gunshot wound, said Brooks.

Don Q's fishing report for week of Nov. 20-27

Here is this week's fishing report of rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and southern Oregon. This report is for the week of Nov. 20-27. Many California mountain waterways are closed for the season but a few remain open for fishing.

Man faces misdemeanor charges related to Thursday night gunfire outside Carson City home

A Carson City man has admitted to discharging a firearm into the air Thursday night in the 3400 block of South Carson Street. He faces two misdemeanor weapon charges.

According to the arrest report, deputies responded to the address at 8:45 p.m. after a report of a male shooting a firearm within a residential area.

Carson City Sheriff: Fight ends with gun shot fired into air, one arrested; victim transported via CareFlight

UPDATE: A 35-year-old man is in custody after a fight broke out Thursday night in an apartment in the 3400 block of South Carson Street. The male victim, 45, was not injured by the gunfire but was in need of medical attention, reports Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

A medical helicopter was called and the victim transported to Renown Medical Center in Reno because of a non-gun related injury to his head. The incident was reported to dispatch at around 8:45 p.m.

South Lake Tahoe man faces felony stalking, three gross misdemeanor charges

A 44-year-old South Lake Tahoe man faces a felony stalking charge and gross misdemeanor charges of libel and two counts of intimidating a public officer.

Todd Christian Robben was transported Nov. 9, 11 a.m. from El Dorado County Jail to Carson City Jail on a Carson Township warrant. Robben had signed a waiver of extradition in Superior Court in the state of California, according to the arrest report.

Reno Aces To Host 'Swings for Sparks' Fundraiser

Event Date: 
November 9, 2013 - 11:00am

Ever wanted to have a chance to hit a home run in Aces Ballpark? Now you can have that chance as the Reno Aces will be hosting a fundraiser for the victims of the Sparks Middle School shooting.

Two dead, two injured in Sparks Middle School shooting; Gov. Sandoval releases statement

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval this morning issued the following statement after learning of the shooting at Sparks Middle School. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports two are dead and two in critical condition in the shooting.

Weworski leads group of 33 winners in Web.com qualifier at Dayton Valley Golf Club

DAYTON, Nev. — Tyler Weworski of Carlsbad, Calif., fired a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish low qualifier by five shots at 14-under par 274 in the final round of Stage One Web.com Qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Tony Finau of Lehi, Utah shot even par 72 to finish second at 9-under. John Catlin of Gold River, Calif., and Chris Gilman of Yorba Linda, Calif., finished in a tie for third at 8-under 280. Former Nevada Wolf Pack golfer Scott Smith also qualifies in 22nd spot at 1-over 289.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong announces fourth term run

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong will run for a fourth term as the capital city's top law enforcement officer, announcing his 2014 re-election intentions Tuesday.

In what Furlong described as three "politically quiet but challenging years," crime statistics have trended downward since the 2010 election, which is remarkable given Carson City's economic climate as it continues to deal with the effects of a deep, prolonged recession.

State investigates shooting of two horses east of Carson City

The deaths of two horses east of Carson City near Mound House is being investigated by the state of Nevada.
The Nevada Department of Agriculture reports one horse, which appeared to have been shot, was found dead Monday near Mound House in Lyon County.

Another horse, which appeared to have been shot with arrows and was near death, was found near the same area. The second horse was euthanized by a state agricultural enforcement officer.

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