Archives for April 2017

Storey Co. man to stand trial in murder of his wife

A Storey County man accused of killing his wife will head to trial. Bret Black is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Judy Black in 2014. News 4 reports Sheriff Gerald Antinoro Black’s death was an accident, despite signing off on it being a homicide on her death certificate. Black is due back in court next month.

Reno Chick-fil-A hiring 100 employees

100 jobs are coming to Reno. They’ll be in the city’s first Chick-fil-A that’s scheduled to open May 25 along South McCarran-not far from South Virginia Street. A second fast-food restaurant is slated to open in Sparks this fall.

Reno to look for city-owned properties for homeless shelter

Reno won’t be getting a new homeless shelter-at least not right now. News 4 reports the city has decided not to purchase a plot of land along Clear Acre Lane from Washoe County for $350,000 that would have served as a shelter for dozens of chronically homeless. Instead, they’ll look to city-owned properties to create the shelter.

Reno City Council passes on pot shop moratorium

A temporary moratorium on recreational pot shops in Reno is dead. Reno City Council heard from local medical marijuana establishments – who said since neither Washoe County nor Sparks have set up bans, buyers will just dart over there to get their pot. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports a proposal would have created a six-month moratorium on pot shops as new regulations are rolled out in July.

NV inmates help to protect sage grouse

Nevada inmates are helping to restore habitats for sage grouse. 2 News reports the Bureau of Land Management is joining forces with the Department of Corrections for the project that includes seed sowing and sage brush planting. They’re working at Warm Springs near Carson City.

Burlington Coat Factory, other stores coming to Legends

New stores and places to eat are coming to the Outlets at Legends. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports a Burlington Coat Factory will open at the site next spring, serving as a retail anchor for the complex. Also coming next year, an IMAX luxury theatre. Restaurants Jersey Mike’s and Habit Burger Grill are expected to open sometime this year along with a Chik-fil-A.

Flood advisory in effect as Truckee River levels rise

A flood advisory is in effect in parts of Washoe County through next Tuesday-but it’s not for reasons you might think. A lot of water has been released from the Lake Tahoe Dam, and that could lead to flooding along the Truckee River in Reno and Sparks. The national Weather Service says this will the highest flow level the Truckee River has seen in nearly a decade. After several water rescues in recent weeks, emergency crews are urging people to stay away from the river.

Police: 2 shootings in south Reno may be connected

Shots ring out in south Reno. Police are dealing with at least two shootings. The first happened last night just after 8:30 p.m. Police say one person was shot near Famous Dave’s on Kietzke Lane. Shots fired were also reported at an area apartment complex on Redfield Parkway. There, police found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. 2 News reports police say the shootings may be connected

Gambling revenues on the rise in NV

It’s been a good month for gambling. State regulators say gaming revenues increased 7.5 percent in March over the same period last year. Casinos raked in more than $991 million last month. NCAA betting was definitely a big part of that-as we slot players. Reno casinos took home about $51 million of that-that’s up 8 percent over this time last year.

Reno considers temporary moratorium on recreational pot shops

Reno is considering a moratorium on recreational pot shops. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports council is scheduled to hear a proposal that would halt the opening of pot shops for about six-months so the city can get a handle on new regulation and licensing requirements that are due in July. If it goes into effect, Reno would be following in the footsteps of Douglas County and Carson City. State law would still permit recreational pot usage.