Archives for November 2017

Deadline Extended For Christmas Assistance

The Salvation Army in Reno has the money to help around one thousand families this Christmas, and there’s still room to sign up. The Christmas assistance deadline has been extended till Friday, December 8th. The Salvation Army will distribute food boxes and toys to the pre-registered families on December 16-20.

Celebration Of Life Planned For Crash Victim

A celebration of life is scheduled for Monday for 16 year old Timothy Jones. The Carson City teenager died this week from injuries suffered in a crash earlier this month. That rollover crash on Kings Canyon Road injured six other teenagers as well. Two of those are still in critical condition. The celebration of life will be held at 11am Monday at Calvary Chapel on Clearview Lane.

Man Murdered At Reno Apartment Complex

A man was shot to death in a Reno apartment last night. Police say they have no suspects in the murder of that 24 year old on Selmi Drive.

Former Child Ski Instructor Sentenced For Child Porn

A man who once taught kids to ski is now going to jail for child porn. Stephan DeGraffenreid is a former employee at a Lake Tahoe children’s ski school. He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

Number Of Cases Rises In Viral Meningitis Outbreak

As an outbreak of viral meningitis cases continues in Washoe County, health officials now say the number of cases is up to 54. 39 of those cases are in children aged 17 and under.

Downtown Shooter Fired At Imaginary Threats

The shooter who fired a barrage of bullets from the 8th floor of the Montage building downtown has been identified as a Reno man, 30 year old Lucas Stone. He died in an exchange of gunfire with police. However, police say it appears he wasn’t targeting people on the street below that window. He was firing at imaginary threats.

One Dead After Reno Shooting

A shooting at an apartment complex in Reno has left a person dead. It happened Wednesday night at an apartment complex near McCarran Boulevard and Clear Acre Lane Wednesday night. Police responded to 1855 Selmi Dr. A man was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say they have several suspects in mind in connection with the incident.

Graduation Friday For Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy

After more than 800 hours of training, just over two dozen men and women will join the ranks of local law enforcement agencies Friday. They’ll be graduating from the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy. Ten are from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, eight from the Reno Police Department, two from the Sparks Police Department, two from the University of Reno, Nevada Police Department, and one from Washoe County Juvenile Services. The graduation ceremony takes place at 10:00 a.m. on Fridayat the Silver Legacy Casino in downtown Reno.

Holiday Event Upcoming At State Museum

A holiday craft event upcoming at the Nevada State Museum. It’s called “Family Fun Saturday: Holiday Crafts and Pines Are Fine.” It’s happening December 9th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will be able to create their own wreaths or pine needle angels to decorate their trees or packages for Christmas. The program will also allow visitors to learn about conifers in Nevada. No advanced registration is required. Museum admission is $8 for adults, free for museum members and kids 17 and younger.

Police: Mental Illness May Have Played Role In Reno Shooting

Reno police say a gunman who was killed by a SWAT team after he opened fire on a downtown street from the eighth-floor of a condominium may have been suffering from mental issues. The shooter has been ID’ed as Lucas William Stone. No one else was seriously hurt. Reno Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson says radio chatter indicated the suspect who had taken a woman hostage may have been seeing things.