Archives for December 2017

Tribute concert raises $700K for Vegas massacre victims

A tribute concert raises $700,000 for the victims of the Las Vegas country music massacre. The money raised will go to the victim’s fund. Imagine Dragons and the Killers headlined the concert earlier this month that also featured Boys II Men and magicians Penn and Teller and David Copperfield. The funding brings the total amount raised to about $22 million. Fifty-eight people were shot and killed by a high stakes gambler in October at the Mandalay Bay casino.

Boys sought in Carson City indecent exposure

The Carson City Sheriff’s office needs your help finding three boys wanted in an indecent exposure case. Police say the boys urinated on the front door of the home on Conte Drive. The home, had a camera that caught the whole thing. The residents say it’s been a problem for the past six months.

Police seek 2 armed robbers in Reno area

Police are investigating an armed robbery in south Reno. Police say a man armed with a knife hit a convenience store last Friday. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Separately, someone robbed a north Reno convenience store at gunpoint this week as well.

8 properties in S. Lake Tahoe fined for violating new vacation ordinance

Eight properties in South Lake Tahoe have been fined $1,000 for violating vacation ordinance rules over the holiday weekend. News 4 reports a VHR monitoring company tasked with enforcement found the violations during the first four days of the new ordinance. Four citations were issued for parking, one for noise, and more for exceeding occupancy.

Assemblyman joins Elko Co. flooding lawsuit

Last year’s massive flooding in Elko County has led to a lawsuit. The Elko Daily Free Press reports dozens of residents, including Assemblyman John Ellison have signed on to the class-action lawsuit. The suit says the city caused the flooding after two months of heavy snowfall as a result of a river relocation project in 1979. The city has no comment, but a spokesman says it’s worked to fix areas and waterproof manhole covers.

Busy Year For Airport

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is wrapping up a tremendous year with a busy holiday travel season. A spokesperson says they expect to finish the year having served just below for million passengers. That’s up from about 3.6 million passengers in 2016.

Police Warn Against Driving While High

This will be the first New Year’s Eve since the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada. Police want everyone to remember that driving while high is illegal,whether you are high on alchol or pot. Police base their arrests on observed impairment, like erratic driving.

Beefed Up Police Presence For New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Reno police are beefing up downtown patrols on New Year’s Eve. The city will be partnering with businesses in the downtown area for the big fireworks show. The fireworks will be shot this year from the Silver Legacy and Harrah’s Casino. Downtown roads will be closed from 10 pm till 3 am.

Firefighters Douse Lemmon Valley House Fire

Fire crews rushed out to a burning home in Lemmon Valley around 5:30 this morning. Because a car was parked in the driveway of the home on Palace Drive, firefighters conducted a search to make sure no one was trapped inside the house. They found no one inside.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows selected as Olympic training site

A Tahoe resort will be a practice place for Olympic skiers. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been selected as an official Olympic training site for U.S. skiers and snowboarders. It’s one of five sites in the west. Todd Kelley with the resort calls it a “true honor” to be selected for this kind of elite program.