Archives for December 2015

New public art display lights up Reno

Reno residents have a new public art display they can visit. “The Light Chimes” by local artist Scott Morgan are made up of colors around town that switch in automation to mimic wind chimes. The exhibit is free and open to the public through March each night until 10 p.m.

VP of NV Board of Education stepping down

The vice president of the state Board of Education is out the door. Allison Serafin submitted her resignation to Governor Brian Sandoval Wednesday. The letter says she’s going to work for the Las Vegas-area educational nonprofit she founded and is stepping down to prevent any conflicts of interest. Serafin was elected in 2012. Sandoval must appoint her replacement.

Gardnerville fire leaves 4 families homeless

Four families will start 2016 off homeless. Their Gardnerville apartment on Hussman Avenue caught fire Wednesday night. News 4 reports firefighters arrived on scene to find flames and smoke shooting from the multi-family home. No word yet on a cause.

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Garnderville fire leaves 4 families homeless

Four families will start 2016 off homeless. Their Gardnerville apartment on Hussman Avenue caught fire Wednesday night. News 4 reports firefighters arrived on scene to find flames and smoke shooting from the multi-family home. No word yet on a cause.

Nev. Gaming Win Up, Carson Valley Down

Nevada’s gaming win posted a 7.76 percent increase in November compared to last year. That’s about a $68 million bump to a statewide haul of over $944 million. However, numbers in the Carson Valley area dropped by just over 2.5 percent compared to last November to $7.75 million.

New Phone Scam Spoofs Nev. Attorney General’s Office

A statement from the office of Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is warning state residents about a new phone scam making the rounds. Callers pretend to be from either his office or the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury and try to get personal information money from victims. The scam is more sophisticated than most since callers already have some victim information such as names, phone numbers, and partial Social Security numbers. Laxalt asks anyone receiving one of these calls to hang up and directly contact his office to verify the caller’s identity.

Carson City Emergency Warming Shelter Activated

Frigid temperatures prompted Carson City officials to open the doors to the city’s emergency warming shelter last night. Temperatures fell through the mid-20s overnight, balmy compared to lows expected to reach single-digits by the weekend. The shelter at Fuji Park will be open again tonight through Sunday 6:30pm-7pm. Anyone needing a ride to the shelter is asked to meet at FISH at 6pm to catch a shuttle. The ride will return passenger at 7:00 the next morning.

Court orders brain scans for UNR student on life support

A court orders brain scans before any plugs may be pulled on a University of Nevada Reno student who’s on life support. Aiden Hailu’s father fought against the tests even after St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center deemed his daughter brain dead and wanted to take her off a ventilator. Hailu’s father claims the hospital only wants those tests to support their claims to take her off life support. A final decision in the case isn’t expected until next month.

New Year brings new laws to NV

With the New Year, comes a set of new laws. Among those going into effect-a bill that helps troopers set up body cameras and protocols in an effort to implement them across the Nevada Highway Patrol by 2017. Other laws will allow residents to get sample ballots electronically instead of through snail mail and allow motorized wheelchairs to use bike lanes. News 4 reports another law requires child care facilities to have private spaces for breastfeeding.

Carson City Bar Fight Leads to Felony Charges

A fight at Remedy’s Bar in Carson City on Monday led to one arrest on felony charges. Police say that 25-year-old Ian Kennedy was told to leave the bar after an altercation earlier in the day, but he later returned and started another fight. Kennedy allegedly threatened one person with a screwdriver and wounded another with a multi-tool. He was booked into the Carson City Jail on charges of felony assault and battery with deadly weapon. Investigators say alcohol was involved.