Archives for February 2016

CNN Reports Sandoval Being Vetted For Possible Supureme Court Nomination

Governor Sandoval could become Justice Sandoval. According to CNN, a source has confirmed for them that the White House is vetting Governor Brian Sandoval for a possible Supreme Court nomination. The governor’s office says no one has contacted them about it. Meanwhile, GOP senators have vowed that any nomination from President Obama for the vacant Supreme Court will not be given a hearing.

Man Injured During Home Invasion

A home invasion in Reno. It happened about 5 pm on Wednesday, in a home on Foster Drive. Police say two men who pushed their way into the home left an elderly resident injured, he was taken to the hospital. They fled the home before police arrived, and police are searching for them. They’re described as armed and dangerous. An older, white 2-door passenger car with a black stripe molding down the driver’s side, a sunroof, and a spoiler on the rear trunk is being sought after by police to see if it’s related to this case. If you have any information that can help police, call Secret Witness.

Crash Sends One to Hospital

A two vehicle crash in Sparks closed the southbound lanes of Sparks Boulevard for a time around 10 oclock last night. Witnesses told police that a small white car failed to stop at a red light at the I-80 intersection, and was struck by a minivan. The driver of the white car was extricated from her vehicle by Sparks Fire Department, and transported to Renown.

Search to Continue For Missing Woman

The search for a missing woman will continue.
69 year old Carolyn Batchelor of Zephyr Cove has been missing for more than a week. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says she was last seen on February 15th just past five in the evening. The California Highway Patrol later found Batchelor’s Honda Pilot SUV in the area of Inspiration Point overlooking Emerald Bay. Search and Rescue teams have been scouring the Inspiration Point area and search dogs are helping in the effort ,too. On Tuesday morning, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Pat Brooks said he expected the search for Batchelor to continue this weekend.

Sarah Winnemucca Elementary vandalized

A Washoe County elementary school is vandalized. Police say someone broke into Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School over the weekend. News 4 reports paint was splattered all over the walls and carpet. Windows were broken, and a copy machine was damaged. This isn’t the first time there there’s been an attempted break-in at the school and that’s prompting parents to call for cameras. The incident remains under investigation. If you know who did this, you’re asked to call Secret Witness at 322.4900.

Child injured after fall at Wild Island

A child falls out of an attraction at a Sparks entertainment center. Leslie Lopez tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that her eight-year-old son, Preston, fell through mesh on a climbing playground at Wild Island’s Coconut Bowl. He fell about 8 feet and was unconscious, but is expected to be ok…just some bumps and bruises. Another adult who fell also requested medical attention. Wild Island says it’s investigating what went wrong.

UNR opens student achievement center on-campus

A student achievement center opens at the University of Nevada Reno. The 46 million-dollar project has been in the works since 2013. 2 News reports the 78,000 square-foot facility will serve as a central hub for student services. Before, students would have to travel to six different buildings for tutoring, military support, disabilities counseling, and other programs. Now that’s all under one roof.

One Arrested Following Chase

It was a chase, just like in the movies. One person was arrested after a chase involving Washoe County Sheriff’s squads , with the RAVEN chopper overhead. It started when undercover deputies spotted two suspects in a vehicle heading north on Highway 395. The chase ended at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno where at least one of the two suspects has been taken into custody. The suspects were originally wanted in connection with a larceny case in Carson City

South Lake Tahoe subcommittee to study rental rules

Rental rules are being clarified in the resort town of South Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports a subcommittee will discuss enforcement of the parking rules and the number of guests allowed in a rental unit. New rules that went into effect in October require property owners to meet specific standards if they want to rent their homes to vacationers. More than two dozen citations have been issued.

GOP presidential candidates all over NV ahead of caucus

Ben Carson is the first presidential candidate to visit Virginia City in more than a century. Carson held a town hall at the Historic Piper’s Opera House this morning. He also spoke to a crowd of 350 supporters Sunday at the Atlantis Casino. Carson ranks last in many presidential polls, but assured supporters that he’s not giving up on the Republican nomination. Marco Rubio is also campaigning in northern Nevada today and Republican Ted Cruz has rallies Tuesday in Fernley, Minden, and Carson City as Nevada Republicans head to the caucuses Tuesday night. For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton won their caucus over the weekend.