Archives for October 2018

Reno, Lake Tahoe could host future Winter Olympics

Reno and the Lake Tahoe region could be the future host of the Winter Olympic Games. The Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition got a coveted invite from the U.S. Olympic Committee to take part in an accelerated process; the year specified for hosting wasn’t named. Reno and Lake Tahoe have until November 9th to submit their response.

Sisolak’s campaign finances being probed by Sec. of State

A gubernatorial candidate’s campaign finances are under investigation by the Secretary of State. News 4 reports Democrat Steve Sisolak reached $20,000 from Fidelity National Title Group. The contribution limit is $10,000. Sisolak, who’s chairman of the Clark County Commission, didn’t return a request for comment.

New homes coming to Spanish Springs

Hundreds of new homes are being built in Spanish Springs. Toll Brothers’ has begun construction on the Stonebrook Community. The homes will start in the upper $300,000 range. New homeowners can move in as early as February of next year. The community aims to ease a housing crunch.

Reno-Sparks NAACP speaks out against hatred amid Pittsburgh shooting

The Reno-Sparks NAACP is standing up against hatred in the wake of a mass shooting inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh. President Patricia Gillmore says racism remains a reality in northern Nevada as well. She pointed to Verita Black Prothro’s campaign sign being deface, calling it “disgusting and appalling.”

Overnight construction on NV Route 28 ends early

Overnight construction along Nevada Route 28 finishes ahead of schedule. Both directions of the highway had been closed between Lakeshore Boulevard in Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park. Crews are working on installing bridges the shared-use path.

Sportsbooks Take in Record Haul

Sportsbooks in Nevada took in a record $571 million in bets in September, when football fans wagered $389 million. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says casinos won $56.3 million from the total wagered in sports, setting the highest sports pool win ever. Of that, $44.3 million came from bets on football. The board’s monthly revenue report shows casinos across the state raked in $991.2 million last month. That’s up 1.3 percent over September 2017.

New Details on Reno Bank Robbery

The Reno Police Department has released new details on a bank robbery that happened near Mae Anne Avenue Tuesday afternoon. It happened at the US Bank inside of a Safeway near Mae Anne. A suspect demanded cash from the teller and fled after receiving an undisclosed amount of money. Reno Police said no weapon was seen during the robbery and no one was injured.

Many Northern Nevadans Have Already Voted

The 2018 general election is just seven days away, but many northern Nevadans already cast their ballots through the mail or through early voting in person. About one-third of registered voters in Douglas County voted in person or through the mail so far, about double what they saw in 2014. In Carson City about 25 percent of registered voters already cast their ballots. Carson City usually has a higher turnout in presidential elections than non-presidential elections, but 2018 is getting up there.

Police investigating bank robbery

Reno police are investigating a bank robbery that happened near Mae Ann Avenue yesterday afternoon. The robbery was of a U.S. Bank inside a Safeway. KTVN says a suspect demanded cash from the teller, and took off fter getting an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured. No weapon was seen during the robbery. If you know anything about what happened, call Secret Witness at 322-4900.

Vigil held tonight in Reno for victims of Pittsburgh mass shooting

A vigil is being held tonight in Reno to honor victims of a mass shooting inside a Pittsburgh synagogue. It’s happening at Temple Emanu-El on the 1,000 block of Manzanita Lane from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Local Jewish leaders say it’s important to show solidarity and stand up against hate in the wake of 11 murders.