Archives for August 2014

Beatles Show Cast Follows Beatles Path to Vegas

To mark the anniversary of the Beatles Music Show in Las Vegas, cast members from Beatles LOVE joined passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Vegas yesterday. It’s the same route the actual Beatles took for their August 1964 performance at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The troupe from the popular show at The Mirage performed Beatles tunes after landing at McCarran Airport.

Amber Alert Boy Safe

South of Carson City the boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in California was found safe and his mother, who does not have custody and who was driving from California into Nevada, was arrested. People who heard the Amber Alert description of the car call the Mineral County Sheriff who they blocked the car near Hawthorne and had to use force to subdue the mother, Angel Schat. Her 4 year-old son was at the sheriff’s office playing with a deputy awaiting the arrival of his family.

Nevada Little Leaguers Play for National Title

Win or lose this weekend, the first Nevada team ever to make it to the Little League World Series will get a warm welcome home. Las Vegas city officials will hold a rally and parade for the Mountain Ridge squad next Saturday, August 30th, starting at City Hall Plaza and going down the Strip to Town Square. Mountain Ridge will play Chicago tomorrow in Pennsylvania.

Nevada Dollars Stretch Further Than in Other States

Your money goes a little further in the Silver State. A new report by the non-profit Tax Foundation says a Nevadan with 100-dollars can buy nearly 102-dollars in goods and services, based on average prices for each state. The same 100-bucks is worth even more in Mississippi and Arkansas. It won’t go as far in Hawaii, New York and California.

Nevada Players Rule at Little League World Series

At the Little League World Series the Nevada All-Stars remain undefeated. The Mountain Ridge team crushed Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons last night 8 to 1, despite strong pitching from girl pitching phenom Mo’ne Davis. Mountain Ridge is the first Nevada Little League Team to make it to the World Series and will take on today’s winner of the Philadelphia versus Chicago match in the US championship game Saturday.

Reno Council Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

The Reno City Council all took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and dropped a bucket of ice water on all their heads with the exception of the mayor who thought it wise to get a bucket of confetti dumped on him, considering his open heart surgery. The Reno Council now challenge the Washoe County Commissioners and the Sparks City Council.

Sparks fire crews respond to house fire

No injuries reported when a house fire broke out in Sparks last night. 2 News says fire officials say the fire was caused by a malfunction in a motorcycle that the homeowner was working on inside the garage of the home. The fire started in the garage and spread to the attic. The home is in the 2000 block of Waterfield Drive. The residents had gotten out of the home by the time crews got there. Fire crews were able to keep nearby homes from being damaged by the flames.

Sparks police investigate stabbing

A stabbing investigation in Sparks. KOLO says at about 10:45 last night, Sparks police were called to an area of Sparks Boulevard and Eagle Pass Road, on a report of a stabbing, and they found a victim with non-life-threatening injuires. Authorities are still looking for the suspect. The victim said he had stopped in a parking lot to use his cell phone, and someone he didn’t know approached him and stabbed him. If you know anything, call Sparks Police at 775-353-2231.

Nevada jobless numbers largely flat

State officials say Nevada’s unemployment rate held flat at 7.7 percent in July. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that while the number didn’t drop month-to-month, it was still down 2.2 percentage points compared with a year ago. Gov. Brian Sandoval said he’s pleased that the state’s economic outlook remains positive, but added that Nevada needs to be vigilant to continue its slow but steady recovery. Reno and Carson City’s numbers were both flat.

Bus Drivers Union Rejects Contract

The union that represents Reno bus drivers turned thumbs down to a contract proposal from the management of the Washoe County transit system. Teamsters Local 533 has told union members to report to work today as usual. Union members rejected a tentative deal ,and a federal mediator has been involved.