Archives for August 2015

Reno’s poor get help going from motels to permanent housing

Reno City Council helps fund a sustainable housing initiative. They’re giving the Catholic Charities $100,000 to help move 300 Reno families out of motels and into more permanent housing. KOLO-TV reports the money goes towards a housing deposit and rent to help people on the brink of homelessness.

Truckee High School hosts first Friday night football game

Friday night football under the lights–a first for Truckee High School. KOLO-TV reports the games were traditionally played Saturday afternoons until mobile lights were donated by Advanced Asphalt. Fans hope the bright lights are permanent

Nevada Army Guard unit returns home from Egypt

Tears, smiles and hugs filled the Peppermill Hotel in Reno Saturday, where 50 Nevada Army Guard soldiers were welcomed home after a tour of duty in Egypt. The Nevada Army Guard’s 757th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion unit was stationed in the Sinai Peninsula on the Egypt-Israel border for a nearly year-long deployment.

Another black bear euthanized in Lake Tahoe

A black bear is euthanized, marking the second time in a week the Nevada Department of Wildlife has had to kill a bear. 2 News reports the bear was trapped Friday in Kingsbury in Douglas County. NDOW says the bear had to be put down because he was dangerously close to homes and a threat to public safety. Last Tuesday, a bear was also euthanized in Lake Tahoe after it was caught tearing down fences and throwing around garbage cans.

Celebrating Labor Day With a Bang

What would a long end of summer holiday weekend be without fireworks? Luckily, we don’t have to find out, because South Shore is gearing up for its annual Labor Day weekend fireworks show on Sunday at 8:30 pm. It’s a 20 minute long extravaganza, designed and conducted by Grucci, the nation’s first family of fireworks. People can use their own boats to watch the fireworks from the water, or charter a cruise on the M.S. Dixie or the Tahoe Queen paddlewheelers.

People Headed for Burning Man Stop and Shop in Reno

It’s Burning Man time, and thousands of people from all over the world have been passing through Reno headed for Black Rock City. Lots of them stopped here in town and loaded up on supplies for their week in the desert. A spokesperson for Whole Foods says sales were 60-thousand-dollars over projections yesterday, and they ran out of bacon.

Police Host Riv er Beautification Day

Reno Police hosted a river beautification day on Saturday. Volunteers helped clean up graffiti and garbage near the Truckee River. More than sixty volunteers took part in the cleanup.

Armed Robber Leads Reno Police on Chase

Reno police were led on a chase by an armed robber early this morning. The robber stole a car at gunpoint in the 14 hundred block of East 9th Street around 1:15 am. Officers located the car in Sparks, but the driver refused to stop. That chase ended in a crash on Prater Way. The robber then ran from officers on foot, but he was finally taken into custody near 19th and Pacific in Sparks.

Yerington becomes part of campaign trail with Rubio stop

A small city in Nevada will see its first presidential hopeful in history. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is stopping in Yerington on his way through northern Nevada Tuesday. He’s also planning visits in Reno and Carson City on his two-day trip to Nevada. The mayor of Yerington tells the Reno Gazette-Journal this marks the first time his city has ever been a part of the campaign trail.

Church vandals break windows, smash lights

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a series of church vandalism incidents in Lake Tahoe. The latest incidents happened at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Village Presbyterian Church on McCourry Boulevard in Incline Village and St. Francis of Assisi off Mount Rose Highway. KOLO-TV reports the vandalism started as just graffiti but rose to broken stained glass windows. At St. Francis, their cross was nearly half sawed off. Authorities say the vandalism started in April. $500 reward is being offered by Secret Witness for the capture of the vandal. You can call them at 322.4900.

Posted to kkft.vncradio.com
Aug. 31, 2015 6:37 AM CST
by acherry