Archives for March 2015

Winning Lottery Ticket in South Lake Tahoe

A lottery winner has claimed her prize in South Lake Tahoe. Linda Emmons matched five out of six numbers on a 20 dollar quick pick powerball ticket and yesterday collected her winnings of just under 709-thousand-dollars. She bought that winning ticket at the 7-Eleven on Pioneer Trail.

Crash Traps Person In Vehicle

A crash early today in Reno left one person trapped in a vehicle. It happened just after 3 am on South Virginia Street. Rescue crews worked for about an hour to free the victim from the twisted metal, after the vehicle crashed into a power pole.

Gas prices down

Nevada gas prices keep falling. Gasbuddy.com puts the statewide average price for gas today at $2.80 a gallon, which is down a couple of cents in the last week. It’s still up 8 cents a gallon in the last month. By comparison the national average today is at $2.42 a gallon, which is even in the last week, and it’s up two cents in the last month. A year ago the statewide average was $3.57 a gallon, when the national average was a couple of cents below that.

Reid Won’t Seek Re-Election

Harry Reid is retiring. The 75-year-old Senate Minority said in a statement issued by his office today that he will not seek re-election to another term. Reid said he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be “inappropriate” for him to soak up campaign resources when he could be focusing on putting the Democrats back in power.

UNR has new BB coach

Eric Musselman has been introduced as the new men’s basketball coach at the University Nevada Reno. The 50 year old Musselman had spent the 2010-2011 season in Reno, coaching the NBA-D league’s Bighorns. He spent the last three years as an assistant coach.

Washoe Ranks High On Healthy County List

A report released on Wednesday ranks the health of counties in each state to determine which areas may need improvement. Lincoln County secured the number one spot followed by Douglas and Washoe Counties. Carson City was ranked #4 with Elko County rounding out the top five. Areas that didn’t rank so well were White Pine in 14th place, followed by Mineral County and in last place was Nye County at #16.

A Suspected Bank Robber Arrested

A man who may be responsible for several bank robberies in Reno and Las Vegas has been arrested by the FBI. Robert Devell was arrested in Greenfield, Mississippi on Tuesday. He’ll be transferred to Nevada to face charges of armed bank robbery.

Police investigate robbery

Sparks police are investigating a strong armed robbery that was reported yesterday. The incident was in the 1000 block of I street. A victim reportedly told police, he was attacked by two men while walking in the area. They demanded his wallet, and when he wouldn’t give it to him, they allegedly pushed the victim up against a fence and took the wallet. If you know anything about what happened, call Secret Witness at 322-4900.

Offer to Davis Rescinded

The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to appoint Tracie Davis as permanent superintendent. Shortly thereafter, they took it back. The board voted unanimously to rescind their decision. County officials say the problem was a technicality, and that the board will take up the matter again at the next scheduled meeting. Davis has been serving as the interim superintendent since Pedro Martinez was ousted by Trustees during a non-public meeting, which later was found to be in violation of open meeting laws.

Peeper Plagues Reno Neighborhood

Folks living in Old South West Reno near Westfield Village say their young daughters are being targeted by a peeping tom. At least two families have installed motion detectors, cameras and put up warning signs all over the house, but it hasn’t deterred the creep. Residents say finding evidence that the man has been outside the windows of their homes has destroyed their sense of safety.