Rich Hancock reports on Nevada’s Museum reopening;
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Nevada’s Museum is reopening. Rich Hancock reports;
Rich Hancock reports on a grand reopening this week;
The Nevada State Museum in Carson City reopens Wednesday at 25% capacity due to COVID mitigation for the Curator’s Corner presentations at 1 p.m. Minting demonstrations return Saturday on Coin Press No. 1 with a medallion honoring Nevada’s health care heroes.
Active cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County have surpassed 9,200, that’s the most since the start of the pandemic in March. The health district reported neatly 300 new cases and 216 recoveries. The area also saw four new COVID deaths Sunday for a total of 274. One death from last week included a teenaged girl who had underlying health conditions. She’s the second teen in Washoe County to succumb to the virus.
One person is dead in a stabbing in northwest Reno. It happened early Saturday morning. Police say a fight broke out between two people who stabbed each other-one of them died. No arrests have been made yet, but police say their investigation is ongoing.
Reno Police arrest a man on charges of murder, arson, and destroying evidence. Police handcuffed William Booth Friday. They say he set a homeless encampment ablaze in the Mill Street area in March.
El Dorado County Supervisors took their first step towards limiting vacation rentals in the Lake Tahoe area. They narrowly passed the first reading of an amendment that adds a cap on the number of vacation rental permits issued. Vacation rentals would be capped at 900. The amendment must pass a second time at the supervisors’ next meeting in mid-December.
Researchers at UNLV are studying wastewater as part of an effort to determine just how many COVID-19 infections there may be in Nevada. They’re hoping to be able to predict new strains of the virus as well as the vaccine’s effectiveness once its administered widely. In other communities across the nation, wastewater studies have shown COVID-19 infection rates five times higher than positive test results show.
Sparks Police have charged a man with murder. Samuel Moore III is accused of killing a person on the 2300 block of 4th Street Friday night. The victim has not yet been identified.
The Red Cross is asking for your help tomorrow on Giving Tuesday. They say the need for emergency disaster lodging has surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires. More than 1 million, including dozens in Reno due to wildfires, relied on the Red Cross for shelter after a disaster this year-that’s four times the annual average the last nine years. They say a $5 contribution buys a warm blanket while $100 can provide a family of two with emergency shelter for one night as well as food and hygiene products.