Archives for September 2018

Reno dentist’s office vandalized for 6th time this year, owners say

It’s the sixth time in a year. A Reno dentist’s office say vandals have struck yet again. Surveillance video obtained by News 4 shows vandals throwing rocks through the glass door of Hulbert Quality Dental Wednesday. Before Wednesday, the owners say vandals struck just this past Saturday. Anyone with information should call Secret Witness.

Greenlight given for medical marijuana facility in Wells

A medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to Wells. The Elko Daily Free Press Reports council approved the dispensary in a vote 3-2; it also approved a 3 percent city tax on growing and dispensing the product.

Flu shots to be administered in Carson City schools

Students in Carson City schools can get a flu shot if they want one. Licensed nurses will be at each school to administer vaccines. Students who want a flu vaccine must have a signed consent form from a parent. In Washoe County, 26 people die from the flu last season. 80-thousand people died across the U-S last winter.

Fire destroys shed in Reno

Reno firefighters make quick work of a shed fire. It broke out on the 700 block of 7th Street last night. 2 News reports crews say the fire was contained to the storage shed, some vegetation, and a nearby power pole. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Nevada Gambling Revenue Down

Gambling revenue at Nevada casinos decreased for a second consecutive month in August, in line with the weak results that some casino-operators had projected for the ongoing quarter. A report released Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board shows casinos won about $913 million from gamblers in August. That’s a 7.7 percent decline compared with the same month last year. Senior board analyst Michael Lawton said the board was disappointed but not surprised by the results as casinos faced a difficult comparison with August 2017, which had a stronger calendar of events.

Reno Fire Hazmat Situation

The Reno Fire Department responded to a call for a person who claimed to have injuries, possibly stemming from a vehicle theft. The situation ended up being a Hazmat incident in the 1400 block of West 4th Street at the Lyons Crest Mobile Home Park on Thursday night. RPD noticed a chemical smell in the residents and upgraded to a hazmat response. Reno Fire says the scene was “stable” but they are in the process of identifying a substance contained to a single residence.

Carson City man accused in sword attack

A 33 year-old Carson City man is accsued of attacking another man with a Japanese-style sword. The Nevada Appeal says Joel Urquiza allegedly attacked the man Monday at a home and caused damage to his hand. He’s being held on $63,000 bail in the Carson City Jail. The man was booked on charges including suspicion of battery with a deadly weapon and mayhem, and possession of a deadly weapon.

Douglas Co. deputies look for arson suspect

Douglas County deputies need your help finding an arson suspect. Investigators say someone started a fire in James Lee Park earlier this month. Deputies say they found smoldering papers in the corner of a restroom stall. Fire spread to the walls and caused several thousand dollars in damages to the facility.

Lime Stays in Reno

The Reno City Council has decided to continue Lime’s bike franchise agreement until January 2019, when the contract expires. At that time, council members will discuss Lime’s future with the city.

UNR Med Awarded $2-Million Grant

The University of Nevada Medical School in Reno has received a $2 million grant to help develop new approaches to guard against dangers related to premature labor.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development recently awarded the grant to Dr. Iain Buxton and his research team to help develop a drug to prevent a woman’s labor without having dangerous effects on a developing fetus.