New voting machines aren’t catching the eyes of too many voters. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Washoe County elections officials have reported few complaints in the first few days of early voting. The county purchased 1,300 new machines to prevent Russian attempts at meddling in U.S. elections. The machines look and function much like an oversized iPad.
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The Martin Twins are returning to the Wolf Pack for one more year. Caleb and Cody had been considering going pro, but Wednesday was decision day and they both decided to return to Nevada. Some national publications have Nevada as a possible top 5 ranked team heading into the season.
The family of a man who was found gravely injured near train tracks in Truckee disputes claims from Amtrak police that Aaron Salazar may’ve been trying to commit suicide. The family says Salazar is a for-profit company investigating its own case to prevent liability. They say Salazar’s injuries, including burns, aren’t consistent with attempted suicide. They call Amtrak’s investigation a “smear campaign” to sweep his story under the rug. The family believes Salazar may’ve been the target of a hate crime.
Our wet spring could be cause for alarm…the fire alarm. The rain has created a green landscape in the mountains and valleys, but as the warm summer air moves in, that greenery may dry out, making it fire-prone. Humans cause as much as 65 percent of all wildland fires every year-most commonly by target shooting. 2 News reports in 2017, more than 1 million acres burned in Nevada even after record snowpack. This year’s snowpack was much smaller-meaning forests could be drier.
You’ll notice UNR athletes donning adidas from head to toe. The university has signed a multi-year deal with the athletic company to supply all of the footwear, apparel, and accessories for all Wolf Pack sports programs. The deal runs through the 2024-25 season. UNR says it’s thrilled to join the “Three Stripes family.”
A billboard campaign is being launched in Washoe County to raise awareness of the dangers of Sudden Unexplained Infant Death. It’s the leading cause of death among healthy infants under the age of one in Washoe County.
Carson City firefighters doused a blaze early Wednesday at a house in the 33-hundred block of Orovada Drive. The people who lived in the house and their pets all got out of the house without injuries.
We’ll be seeing a lot of motorcycles in Reno soon, with the three day Street Vibrations Spring Rally taking place this weekend. Police are expecting crowds, and they are providing dedicated officers to several locations around the city during the event.
A motorcycle crash on Mt. Rose Highway near Callahan Road left the rider with a broken collarbone on Wednesday afternoon. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Some road work that starts on Monday might impact your daily commute. The work will close the I-80 on- and off-ramps at E. 4th Street and Prater Way through June 16th . 4th Street and Prater Way will also close to traffic from Galletti Way to El Rancho Drive during the same time period.