The Outdoor Retailer could be too big for Reno. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Biggest Little City is trying to land the massive event that’s chosen to move out of Utah over a controversial resolution signed by that state’s government not supporting a national monument. Patagonia and Polartec were among two large companies that said they would bail on the trade show if it stayed in Utah. The show is now looking for a new home for 2018. Reno is among several cities placing a bid for the show, including Denver and Portland.
The push continues to get rid of Storey County’s Sheriff. News 4 reports the county has submitted the nearly 500 necessary signatures to the Secretary of State for a recall of Sheriff Gerald Antinoro. The recall is over decisions made by the sheriff that county residents say have cost them thousands of dollars. Antinoro says he’s not the least bit worried.
President Trump’s reversal of an order that banned sex discrimination in public schools isn’t expected to have an impact on Nevada’s law. More than a dozen states, including Nevada, have laws in effect protecting transgender students. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president believes in states’ rights. Governor Brian Sandoval signed our law that bans discrimination based on gender identity in 2011
A child who’s been sexually abused would have more time to sue the offender in a civil suit if a proposed bill passes. Republican Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner of Reno says victims deserve a longer time period to grapple with the horrors of sexual assault and to decide whether they want to seek compensation. This measure would give a person two decades from the day they turn 18 to file a civil suit. Current law allows them 10 years.
A police pursuit in Reno Thursday morning,ended with the arrest of a man for kidnapping. It was about 9:30 in the morning when police got the call about a woman being held against her will in a vehicle on South Virginia Street. When police arrived,the armed man sped away. While he was being chased by police, he threw two firearms out of the car. They finally were able to arreste 27 year old Michael Shenkel of Reno in the 49-hundred block of Mill Street. The woman in the vehicle was his ex-girlfriend.
A Declaration of Emergency has been signed in Washoe County because of ongoing flooding. Washoe County Manager John Slaughter says he hopes Governor Sandoval will include our county in his request for federal assistance. The Declaration will be an emergency item on the Board of County Commission agenda on Tuesday for ratification. Reno has gotten just under 9 inches of rain since January 1st.
An officer-involved shooting in downtown Reno last night. Police officers were called to a report of a robbery near 4th and West. The gunman tried to escape on foot and police gave chase. The pursuit ended at the Eldorado Resort Casino. The suspect was shot to death on the second floor of the Casino. Sparks police have taken over the investigation.
A water rescue last night in Lemmon Valley. An elderly man apparently drove past a barricade and became stranded in his vehicle in the water on Lemmon Drive. He was found by chance when a fire battalion chief drove into the area to to see if he could get through in an emergency. The man was found a few hours after the road was closed, and officials don’t know how long he was stranded. The 75 year old man was treated for hypothermia.Officials are asking drivers to not to drive through standing water and to obey all road closed signs.
An armed suspect is shot dead by police inside the Eldorado Casino downtown. Reno police were responding to a report of a robbery at 4th and West streets when the suspect fled on foot. Police say they gave chase and noticed the man was armed with a gun as he was running through downtown. Police say the suspect ran into the casino, where officers opened fire on the second floor. That section of the casino was closed. No officers were hurt. Sparks Police will investigate the shooting.
All that flooding in Lemmon Valley has closed Lemmon Drive and Patrician Drive due to unsafe travel conditions. That’s going to make some students late for school this morning. The closure could affect bus routes for about nine schools–that could be delayed by about 40 minutes. Washoe County says the delays won’t be counted against any students who are late.