Archives for September 2017

Man Lured Girls On Social Media

A man who allegedly lured teenaged girls on social media has been arrested in Reno, on suspicion of sexual assault. 28 year old Joseph Martinez is the suspect,and police believe there may be more victims out there.

Free Medical Care This Weekend

A free mobile medical clinic is in Reno for the weekend. More than a thousand people are expected to receive free medical, dental and vision services at Remote Area Medical. RAM is asking more dental and provision professions to volunteer at the event.

Outbreak Of Viral Meningitis In Lassen County

A scary outbreak in Lassen County, where the high school is closed because of 21 suspected cases of viral meningitis. One of those has been confirmed. Most are connected to the Lassen High School football team.

Reno’s strip club investigation cost $6K

The city of Reno’s investigation into strip clubs cost taxpayers $6,000. A private investigator worked for more than 50 hours surveying the city’s clubs as part of a push to get them to move from downtown to a more industrial section of the city.

Douglas Co. investigating tire thefts

Douglas County is investigating a series of thefts from its public works department. Investigators say the thief or thieves are stealing tires. It’s unclear whether employees are involved, but the Nevada Division of Investigation is conducting the criminal investigation.

Delays Expected Monday

Planning ahead for your Monday commute, remember construction crews will be working at the Pyramid/McCarran Intersection Monday through Friday of next week. You can expect 30 minute delays.

Marijuana Sales Generating Tax Revenue

Say what you will about legal marijuana use, it is certainly generating tax revenue for the state. The Nevada Department of Taxation reports that in the first month of adult use marijuana sales, more than 3 and a half million tax dollars were generated. The 15 percent wholesale tax is projected to bring in $56.2 million dollars over the next two years. The money goes to Nevada schools.

Motorcycle Rider Killed In Crash

The Street Vibrations motorcycle rally continues through Sunday in Reno, and there have already been two serious crashes, one of them fatal. Just before 11 am on Thursday, a motorcyclist was hospitalized after a crash on I-80 near Gold Ranch. Then about 4 pm a 50 year old rider was killed in a crash in a parking lot in the 66-hundred block of Echo Avenue.

Committee Okays Construction Of Three New Schools

A Washoe County School Board committee has okayed 200 million dollars to build three new schools. One of those will be an elementary school in the South Meadows area, another will be a middle school in Sun Valley, and the third will be a middle school in Spanish Springs. School officials say they don’t have time to wait for construction costs to go back down.

Wolfpack FB coach talks about NFL anthem protests

“It’s kind of sad”-that what Wolf Pack football coach Jay Norvell told the Reno Gazette Journal say about protests of the NFL over the kneeling debacle. In college sports, teams typically remain in the locker room during the National Anthem-so they’re seeing less of a protest. Nevada alum Colin Kaepernick was thrown in the spotlight for kneeling during the anthem last season to protest what he called “social injustices.”