Archives for January 2018

NV Gaming Control Board to investigate Wynn over sexual misconduct allegations

The Nevada Gaming Control Board is investigating casino mogul Steve Wynn after he was hit with allegations of sexual misconduct. Wynn has denied all of the allegations and says his ex-wife is behind the campaign. The state Gaming Control Board says its investigation will be thorough and judicious, but that it won’t reveal any information until it’s complete. State gambling laws provide grounds for disciplinary action if its operator is considered a danger to public health, safety, or the morals of Nevada residents.

Reno opens new early learning center for low-income kids

A new early learning center opens its doors to disadvantaged children in Reno. The preschool opened at Reno’s Community Assistance Center. It acts as a daycare and pre-school for low-income families taking kids as young as a few months up to 6 years old. Nonprofits like the Children’s Cabinet and the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows helped make it happen.

Train fatally strikes man in west Reno

A train strikes and kills a man in west Reno. It happened near West 4th Street and Summit Ridge Drive yesterday afternoon. Police say the Union Pacific train was heading west when it fatally struck the man. No one else was injured.

RTC to all: Stay out of SE Connector construction zone

Stay out of the SouthEast Connector construction zone-that’s the warning from the RTC. They say they’ve seen multiple people use the multi-part path, but caution it’s incomplete and unsafe. They’ve also received reports of people flying drones over the project. The project is expected to be complete this summer.

WCSD approves nearly $4M to purchase new textbooks

Nearly $4 million–that’s how much the Washoe County School District is spending on new textbooks. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports it’s the first time in nearly a decade the district is replacing its outdated math and world language text books. The district’s board of trustees approved the request Tuesday, bringing the books to students in the 2018-19 school year.

Reno Police to conduct ‘Super Bowl Sting’

Reno police are gearing up for what they’re calling a “Super Bowl Sting.” They tell News 4 they’ll be out on the prowl searching for men soliciting prostitutes in downtown Reno. The Super Bowl usually brings large crowds to Nevada, and with the increase in tourism, comes an increase in sex trafficking they say. Their efforts will also expand outside downtown, Reno focusing on Virginia City as well.

Man sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting girl for years

A man is sentenced to life in prison on charges of sexually assaulting children. A jury convicted 61-year-old Thomas Goepner of five counts of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14 as well as gross and open lewdness. In 2016, a teenager reported she’d been sexually abused by Goepner since she was 8 years old. Goepner die in prison as he’s not eligible for parole for 175 years

Police: 4-year-old boy shot in head with BB gun by brother in Carson City

A 4-year-old boy is critical after being shot in the head by his brother with a BB gun. It happened Monday morning in Carson City. Police say the boy’s mother tried to take the unresponsive boy to the hospital on her own…when his condition worsened, she pulled into a fire station to help. Police say the boy’s 13-year-old brother has admitted to shooting his brother. He’s being held at a juvenile detention center.

NV delegation reacts to President Trump’s State of the Union

Reaction pouring into the newsroom after President Trump’s first State of the Union Address. Republican Senator Dean Heller praised the president, saying under his leadership, the economy has grown at its fastest pace in two years with more than two million jobs created. He says tax relief has had a positive effect on Nevadans. He added this president has put Nevada and the U.S. first. Meantime, Democrat Senator Catherine Cortez Masto says President Trump has failed to deliver on promises of huge job growth and investments in infrastructure. She says his agenda, citing tax and health care reform is harmful to Nevadans and disastrous for American families.

NV’s delegation reacts to Pres. Trump’s State of the Union

Reaction pouring into the newsroom after President Trump’s first State of the State Address. Republican Senator Dean Heller praised the president, saying under his leadership, the economy has grown at its fastest pace in two years with more than two million jobs created. He says tax relief has had a positive effect on Nevadans. He added this president has put Nevada and the U.S. first. Meantime, Democrat Senator Catherine Cortez Masto says President Trump has failed to deliver on promises of huge job growth and investments in infrastructure. She says his agenda, citing tax and health care reform is harmful to Nevadans and disastrous for American families.