Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson pulls out as an investor of a new domed stadium that could bring the Oakland Raiders to town. Adelson had pledged $650 million and says he wasn’t involved in any lease agreement talks. In a statement, Governor Sandoval called the situation “unfortunate.” The state is still planning to fund its contribution of the stadium-but won’t fund any increases. Sandoval says he hopes the Raiders are looking at securing additional funds for the $2 billion venture. A site for the stadium hasn’t yet been selected.
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The University of Nevada Reno is telling students from the seven countries included in President Trump’s executive order on immigration stay in the U.S. for the next four months. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports UNR president Marc Johnson says the school is committed to offering support to ensure students and staff fully understand the so-called immigration ban. Just 3 percent of UNR’s student population is international students. The executive order has prompted protests in Reno and nationwide. Nevada’s delegation isn’t a huge fan of the executive order either. Republican U.S. Senator Dean Heller says he’s troubled by it while Democrat Catherine Cortez-Masto called it “unconstitutional.”
Overcrowding at Washoe Schools has spread to the school bus. A student from Spanish Springs High School snapped a selfie of students sitting on the floor in the middle of rows saying “Over crowded much?” Parents say they’re appalled. Washoe County School’s transportation director Rick Martin says the buses can hold 84 students-but it means three to a seat and he says it’s not appropriate for high schoolers. He blames the substitute bus driver for not ordering students to sit three-to-a-seat and says them sitting on the floor is a huge safety risk.
Four people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing that happened late Sunday night in a home in Sparks. It was close to midnight when police responded to the home in the 1800 block of Frazer Avenue. When officers arrived on scene they found two people that had been stabbed. The stabbing victims were taken to Renown.
Reno firefighters have been battling a blaze on Spring Drive that broke out just past 5 am . The blaze apparently began in the back of a home and resulted in heavy damage. One person is displaced, but no one was hurt. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A person was stabbed at a downtown bus stop last night. Police say a fight involving several people broke out around 9:30 outside the bus station in the area of 4th Street and Evans Avenue. The stabbing victim is hospitalized. Police detained several people involved in the incident.
A kidnapping in Sparks. A woman went to the police department around 9 last night and told officers her ex-boyfriend had kidnapped her,and tried to kill her, along with their 17 month old child. Police identified the ex-boyfriend as Anthony Vaile. Police say the victim managed to escape from Vaile’s car by shifting the vehicle into park. She ran away on foot. Officer tracked him down, but he refused to pull over. The chase ended in the 14-hundred block of Coupler where Vaile jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run away. He was quickly captured and book into Washoe County Jail.
The Oakland Raiders want to pay a dollar a year to lease new stadium that may be built in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the agreement would cover all operations of the stadium, including use, merchandise and concession sales, luxury box seats, and even parking. It would also give them naming and advertising rights as well. The stadium would be owned by the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, but the Raiders would pay for more than $1 billion in construction costs. A site has yet to be selected for the $2 billion domed stadium.
Hundreds stormed the streets of Reno Sunday protesting against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the march was organized at the Virginia Street Bridge by the Reno Solidarity Network. Reno Police say no arrests were made. The group is calling on city leaders to denounce the ban and declare Reno a sanctuary city.
A vehicle is is struck by a train in Storey County. It happened Saturday afternoon. Crews say everyone inside the vehicle got out before the train hit. It’s unclear why the car was on the tracks. No one on the train or on the ground was injured.