Archives for February 2018

Man Cuffed In Connection To Woman’s 2016 Slaying

A man accused of killihg a woman two years ago has been booked on murder counts. Reno police have cuffed 41 year old Robert Eikelberger on an open murder charge. He’s charged in connection with the death of Sierra Ceccarelli who was killed in December of that year. Eikelberger is being held without bail. .

Management Has Big Plans For Shoppers Square

A $34 million investment over two years will mean a new look for Shoppers Square. The Reno Gazette Journal says management plans to revamp tenants and the structure of the shopping center adding things like new retail, more small food vendors and a social gathering space. Plans include demolishing the center mall walking area along with retail areas to the left of CVS.

Tahoe Basin residents complain visitors tying up traffic

Weekend visitors are leading to endless traffic in the Tahoe Basin. That’s why El Dorado county officials want to discuss the issue tomorrow in a town hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School. The Tahoe Daily-Tribune reports bumper-to-bumper traffic from Echo Summit through Meyers persists for hours on Sundays. Residents say they’re frustrated that GPS’ are rerouting out-of-towners onto residential roads to avoid jams.

Monster snowstorm heading our way Thursday

Our next chance for snow is Thursday, and this storm could be a whopper. Snow could begin falling and not stop until Saturday. The Sierra could see several feet of snow while the valley could see up to 10 inches of snow. Reno may only get a few inches, but travel is still expected to be tricky given the duration of the event.

Wadsworth standoff ends with arrest

A standoff with a barricaded suspect in Wadsworth ended just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The man was wanted for a crime in the tribal area of Gardnerville. A woman inside the home was treated for gunshot and stab wounds.

Man arrested for burglarizing Carson City bowling alley

A man is accused of burglarizing a Carson City bowling alley. KOLO-TV reports Lee Nawson allegedly hid inside of Carson Lanes Bowling Alley until employees left. He then spent the night, eating food, drinking booze, and stealing several items, including a laptop and checks. He was arrested after surveillance video found him at two area casinos, wearing the same clothes he wore in the alleged burglary.

South Lake Tahoe man found dead on side of road identified

A South Lake Tahoe man is found dead on the side of road. The gruesome discovery came Sunday morning near Emerald Bay Road and B Street. Police say the man has been identified as 55-year-old Douglas Knapp. Police tell the Tahoe Daily-Tribune that there’s no indication of foul play, and they say it doesn’t look like Knapp was struck by a passing vehicle. Police say they’re unsure whether Knapp was homeless. Temperatures plunged to three degrees early Sunday. An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.

WCSD in the red to the tune of $19M

More than $19 million–that’s how much the Washoe County School District is in the hole this year. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that’s led the district to propose that several positions be eliminated. They’re also seeking to cut the district travel budget in half and increase elementary and middle school walk zones by a quarter of a mile. The deficit is about half of last year’s, but this marks more than a decade of the district being in the red.

UNR, WCSD issue ‘walkout’ statements

UNR says its students won’t face any disciplinary measures for walking out next month as part of a national protest to gun violence across the nation in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that killed 17 people. In a statement, Monday, President Marc Johnson also noted no high school students admissions will be affected if they choose to walkout on March 14. UNR says it supports a model of civic engagement for students and their active participation in our democracy. Meantime, Washoe County schools say students who walkout will get an unexcused absence. Students who do participate in the walkout are asked to do so peacefully without disrupting their classes.

Major spike in traffic at Reno-Tahoe Airport

Passengers at Reno-Tahoe Airport top 4 million for the first time since a decade. The spike in passengers shows an increase of nearly 10 percent over 2016. The increase is attributed to more flights coming into and out of the airport. The holidays were also particularly strong, with a 7 percent increase in 2017 over 2016.