Archives for January 2016

Ex-Tribal Council member dies at 86

A former tribal council member has died. The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony says William Coffey Junior died Sunday at his home on the colony. The former Marine and father of three was 86.

Police: No crime committed on UNR campus

Despite emergency text messages being sent to students, police are now saying there was no robbery committed on UNR’s campus Wednesday. University police say after interviewing the alleged victim, they determined no crime was committed by the west stadium garage. It’s unclear whether that person will face charges.

NV files to have costs covered to freeze school vouchers

The state wants a group that’s suing them over school choice vouchers to pay for putting the program on-hold. A brief filed Wednesday asks that Education Nevada Now to post a bond for nearly $240,000. The state would get that bond money if a court overturns a hold placed on Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts. The money would pay for an IT firm to store applications for one year so that families wouldn’t have to reapply for the money. The program gives parents up to $5,000 in public education dollars for sending their kids to private school.

Volunteer Divers Recover Body Of Fisherman

The body of a 68 year old fisherman has been recovered from Pyramid lake. Volunteers with the Washoe County Search and Rescue team conducted a deep water dive that had never been attempted in the history of the unit in order to help bring comfort and closure to the family of Richard Bleakney, who was reported missing after falling from his boat.

Burglars Hit Radio Shack

Burglars hit the Radio Shack on East Plumb in Reno this morning. The break-in at the store in the Shoppers Square Shopping Center happened about 2 am. Police are going through surveillance videos to determine what items were taken.

Little Girl Fell From Chairlift at Ski Resort

It turns out that the person who fell from a chairlift at the Sierra at Tahoe Resort on Wednesday was a ten year old girl. The child was part of a school group. She fell about 22 feet from the Grandview Express chairlift around 11:30 am. Officials are investigating the details around the fall, and have yet to determine if the chair’s safety bar was down at the time of the incident. Wednesday’s incident was the second reported chairlift-related fall this month in the Lake Tahoe Basin.An 8-year-old Northern California girl was injured after she fell from a chair at Squaw Valley Resort Jan. 2. She reportedly fell 40 feet .

UNR investigates armed robbery on-campus

University of Nevada Reno Police are investigating reports of an armed robbery and assault. According to a text alert, it happened Wednesday afternoon near the west stadium parking garage. Police say 2 men wearing masks stole several items from a victim. They then fled on Virginia Street away from campus. Police haven’t made any arrests, but insist that campus is safe.

Chocolate Dr. residents in Sun Valley complain of excessive mud

It’s a muddy drive home for residents of Sun Valley. Residents tell KOLO-TV that Chocolate Drive is so mucky they can’t get their mail or put their trash out. What’s worse, residents say garbage trucks can’t even make it down the street street. They say a sheriff’s vehicle slid on the road and had to be towed. The county says Chocolate Drive is privately-owned, meaning it’s up the homeowners to fix it. Most of the homeowners say they had no idea that was the case when they moved there.

Reno, Truckee Meadows end years-long fire dispute

A legal dispute end between Reno and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. Reno City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to drop its lawsuit in a settlement agreement that requires Washoe County to pay back nearly $450,000 in workers’ compensation fees. Washoe County Commissioners also voted to drop the fire district’s counterclaims that resulted from their deconsolidation in 2012. Reno’s mayor now wants both departments to consolidate again, but that could be a long way off.

Reno, Trucke Meadows end years-long fire dispute

A legal dispute end between Reno and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. Reno City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to drop its lawsuit in a settlement agreement that requires Washoe County to pay back nearly $450,000 in workers’ compensation fees. Washoe County commissioners also voted to drop the fire district’s counterclaims that resulted from their deconsolidation in 2012. Reno’s mayor now wants both departments to consolidate again, but that could be a long way off.