Archives for January 2018

Hug HS student gets full-ride to Princeton

A Hug High School student is heading to Princeton. Senior Favian Soto of Reno got a full ride scholarship after placing as a Questbridge finalist. News 4 reports he takes part in several extracurricular activities, including tennis and Academic Olympics.

Lake Tahoe vacation rentals up for discussion

Vacation rentals are up for discussion in Lake Tahoe. El Dorado County will host a special meeting this Thursday to take on the controversial topic. No changes will result from the meeting, but they’ll discuss permitting, violations, occupancy, enforcement and parking. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports earlier this month supervisors voted 3 to 1 against drafting a temporary moratorium on vacation rentals.

Audit: Leaders ignored filthy conditions for NV’s mentally ill

State leaders ignored signs of filthy and unsafe living conditions for Nevada’s mentally ill-that’s what an internal investigation has determined. The audit found the mentally ill living among feces and rodents-in private businesses in which the state funds. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the state’s Division of Public and Behavioral Health rejected the audit’s findings, despite there being photos, and took no action to fix the conditions. The head of that division resigned before she could be terminated. The audit also found frontline staff ignored issues or underreported them.

Police Ask Gun Owners Not To Leave Weapons In Cars

Reno Police are asking gun owners to stop leaving their weapons in their cars. Police say there have already been ten cases of firearms stolen from vehicles in Reno in 2018. One of the recently stolen guns was then used in a shooting downtown.

Robber Arrested Following Standoff

Reno police took a suspected robber into custody after a standoff on Monday morning. It started with the man accused of shoplifting food at Walmart. He was believed to have a gun, but it turned out to be a pellet gun.

Reno Ranks High In National Geographic Report

Reno is ranked as one of the best cities in the United States by National Geographic. The magazine ranked Reno 8th out of smaller cities, with our city scoring well in things that lead to happiness.

Two Evade Capture In Police Pursuit

Two people who led police on a high speed chase on Monday are still on the loose. It started downtown when police tried to make a traffic stop near 4th and Ralston,but the car sped off. It crashed into another vehicle near Riverside Drive and Vibe, and kept on going. The car was later found abandoned.

Flu Epidemic Continues

Health officials nationwide have given the flu epidemic status. In Washoe County, 15 people have died from the flu so far this season. The number of people testing positive for the flu in Washoe County has climbed to 35-hundred and 70.

Firefighters Douse Trailer Home Blaze

Reno firefighters doused a fire in a trailor home on Sunday afternoon. Two people were inside the trailer on Kildeer lane when the fire broke out, but they were able to escape unharmed. Firefighters think the flames started in the bedroom.

More Hires For Gigafactory

A hiring event was held over the weekend by Panasonic for the Tesla Gigafactory east of Sparks. They hired maintenance technicians and machine operators. About 90 percent of the 16 hundred people working there are from Reno.