Archives for April 2018

NV boxing judge to be indicted into Nat’l Boxing Hall of Fame

Longtime Nevada boxing judge and Reno attorney Herb Santos Senior will be inducted in the National Boxing Hall of Fame. 2 News reports his induction happens next weekend in California. The former Nevada Athletic Commissioner joins an elite group like Muhammad Ali. He’s judged some of the biggest fights in the last 40 years.

Highway 89 work to resume near Emerald Bay

Work will resume next week along Highway 89 in Emerald Bay. Crews will be repairing a retaining wall near Eagle Point Campground. Caltrans says you’ll see lane closures as the concrete barrier work is completed as part of a $4.5 million project.

TMCC launches tourism management degree

Students attending Truckee Meadows Community College can now get a degree in hospitality and tourism management. TMCC cited a need for it, calling it a key industry in Nevada’s economy that’s growing rapidly.

What to expect this fire season

Fire season is just around the corner, and we’ve got a look at just how bad it could be. 2 News reports this year’s fire forecast could ramp up a bit early‚Ķpotentially in May, if hot and dry weather is ahead. Last year’s season was a busy one, and experts are expecting this year not to be much different. Risk is still high – because there’s grass from last year and new grass this year that helps fuel the fires when it dries out. Theo outlook looks worse in the valley.

Median home prices hit all-time high in Reno

It’s good news for homeowners, but not for house hunters. Median home prices have hit an all-time high. They’ve struck the $400,000 mark in Reno for the first-time ever. That’s $70,000 higher than a year ago.

2 people hospitalized in Carson City crash

Two people are hospitalized after a crash in Carson City. The crash happened yesterday afternoon on South Carson Street. Police say impairment is suspected in the crash.

South Lake Tahoe cracks down on parties, parking

Noisy parties or illegal parking will cost you more in South Lake Tahoe-if you’re caught. City Council voted to up noise and parking violations to $1,000 in an effort to address an uptick in vacation rental homes. Residents call the hefty fines a band-aid and want rental properties banned altogether, saying tourists are taking over their town. Homeowners say the rental properties are a part of their retirement-and the fines will make tourists feel unwelcome. A third parking ticket bans homeowners from renting their home for life.

Sheep being used for fire prevention

Sheep are being used to prevent fire hazards. Large herds of sheep will be grazing in Reno and Carson City. It’s the Carson Ranger District’s plan to help remove cheatgrass, that’s often fuel for fire. News 4 reports the area being targeted is 500 acres of land southeast of King’s Canyon Road and another section just west of Arrowcreek. The herd will be protected by livestock guard dogs.

Habitual offender gets 25 years for drug trafficking, home invasion

It’s 25 years in prison for a Reno man the courts have declared a habitual offender. Lucas Brady was convicted of drug trafficking and home invasion. He had eight prior felony convictions on his record for assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, fraud, and drugs. Brady was arrested at the Peppermill Casino, where he was found with 45 grams of meth on his persons. He was already a suspect in a 2016 home invasion at Siegel Suites in Sparks. A jury found him guilty on the drug charges-and he pled guilty to the home invasion charge.

Woman escapes condo fire in Reno

A woman escapes a fire in Reno. Firefighters were called to a condo on Chicory Way near Lakeridge golf course. When they arrived on-scene late last night, they found fire coming from the bedroom on the second floor. No word on a cause.