Archives for August 2018

Nev. Gamblers Won in July

Gamblers were a little luckier in July, when the statewide casino revenue in Nevada decreased slightly for the first time in six months, according to data regulators released Thursday. The monthly report from the Nevada Gaming Control Board shows casinos won $996.4 million in July. That’s a 0.2 percent decrease compared with the same month last year.

Reno Break-in

Reno Police say someone broke into Walden’s Coffeehouse around 12:45 a.m. this morning. The restaurant is near the corner of Wells Avenue and Vassar Street.
Police say the burglar shattered the glass to the front entrance. It’s unknown if anything else was damaged or if anything was stolen.

Man Dies Behind Bars

Authorities say a 59-year-old state prison inmate has died behind bars while serving a life sentence for a Reno-area kidnapping and murder conviction. The Nevada Department of Corrections said Thursday that Larry Hansen was pronounced dead Tuesday after he was found unconscious in his solo cell at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City. An autopsy was scheduled to determine his cause of death. Prison officials say Hansen entered prison in May 1981 after he was sentenced in a slaying case in Washoe County.

Earthquake rattles the area

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has shaken parts of Northern Nevada. KTVN says the quake hit southwest of Incline Village a little after 3 on Thursday afternoon. No damage or injuries were reported. The light shaking was felt as far north as south Reno.

Candidates Meet With Asian-American Voters

Dozens of Republicans and Democrats in Las Vegas pitched themselves this week to members of the state’s growing Asian-American and Pacific Islander community with the hope that those voters will swing tight races in the battleground state.
The bipartisan meet-the-candidates event, which took place just beyond the city’s Chinatown district dotted with bus signs, billboards and businesses advertising in Chinese, Korean and other languages, is part of a growing political activism in the diverse community. the community hasn’t been as active or organized as other ethnic groups in the state like Latinos.

Reno Woman Missing

A Reno woman is missing in Texas since January and her family is concerned.
Caitlin Marie Denison, 20, got on a flight in Reno with a man she just met and went to Midland, Texas, which is in the western part of the state near New Mexico.
She was last seen on Jan. 10. Caitlin Denison’s sister, Rachael Denison told CBS7 “this isnt like her.” Caitlin Denison did not tell anyone the man’s name and they don’t know which flight she took to Texas.

State counts marijuana taxes

The State of Nevada brought in $69.8 million in marijuana tax revenue in the first year of legal adult-use sales. The Department of Taxation says adult-use marijuana sales totaled $424.9 million for the year, and generated $42.5 million in tax collections through the 10% retail marijuana tax. During the last four months of the fiscal year, the state brought in more than $6.5 million each month. The total of $69.8 million in tax revenue was 140% of what the state expected.

RAVEN helicopter rescues 5 near Martis Peak

Washoe County’s RAVEN helicopter helped rescue five people who missing near Martis Peak Monday. The chopper used thermal imaging and night vision goggles to spot the group, which included a toddler. They had been missing for about eight hours.

Oxygen tank sparks small fire in Reno garage

An oxygen tank sparks a fire in Reno. It happened inside a garage Tuesday near Dodson Elementary. No one was hurt and fire did not spread to the home.

Police hunt for duo wanted for burglary in Carson City

Carson City sheriff’s deputies need your help finding two men wanted for burglary. Police say the men stole large amount of property including guns from a home on H Street on August 17. Deputies say one of the suspects was balding with a goatee and wore a Jurassic Park dinosaur mask.