Archives for May 2019

FBI arrests Reno man with alleged ties to human trafficking ring

A Reno man is arrested on sex trafficking charges. FBI agents handcuffed 20-year-old Mason Heath earlier this week following an investigation alongside the northern Nevada Child Exploitation Task Force. They say Heath was part of a much larger human trafficking ring.

Sands Regency Casino undergoing major $50M renovation

The Sands Regency Casino in Reno is getting a whole new look. 2 News reports Jacobs Entertainment is doing a $50 million renovation that includes a new buffet and upgraded rooms to include full-size fridges and glass showers.

Northern NV Medical Center unveils private rooms

Your stay at Northern Nevada Medical Center may be a lot more comfortable. The hospital has unveiled an entire floor of private patient rooms. 2 News reports the $11 million expansion moved out administrative offices to make way for patients’ need for privacy.

Pedestrian safety campaign leads to 49 citations in Reno

Nearly 50 people were cited during a pedestrian safety sting in downtown and midtown Reno yesterday. Officers say they issued citations for a number of bad driving habits that could lead to pedestrians being injured during the eight-hour operation.

UNR grad, Reno native heading to trial for allegedly helping illegal immigrants

A UNR graduate is heading to trial for helping migrants at the border. Scott Warren, who’s originally from Reno, says his values compelled him to help harbor two Mexican men, who he believes needed him. Prosecutors say the migrants were never in distress. Warren was arrested by border patrol agents in January of last year.

Washoe’s RAVEN helicopter aids RPD in suspect search

You may’ve noticed the Washoe County Sheriff’s RAVEN helicopter out in the skies last night. They were assisted Reno Police in the search for a suspect near Virginia Lake. Police responded to a report of battery with a gun on the 600 block of Yori Avenue, but by the time they’d gotten there, the suspect had fled. He still hasn’t bene found.

‘Red flag’ gun bill clears key Senate committee

New gun legislation clears a state Senate committee. The red flag proposal allows police or family members to seek a court order to take guns away from those who are deemed a danger to themselves or others. Opponents say the measure is too broad and lacks due process. Supporters say it will prevent school shootings and suicides.

Trails Day in Carson City (PM)

Saturday, June 1st is National Trails Day and Carson City Trails Coordinator Gregg Berggren talks about a special event at 8 am tomorrow;

Participants must wear close-toed shoes. Also, please bring water and a hat.

Trails Day in Carson City (MID)

Learn about trails and Carson City’s Open Space Program Saturday at 8am. Gregg Berggren has more;

There will be signage directing participants to the parking area. Shuttles will also be available at the end of Ash Canyon Road.

Trails Day in Carson City (AM)

June 1st is National Trails Day and Carson City is hosting a public event Saturday at 8am. Trails Coordinator Gregg Berggren has details;

Hiking areas are on rough terrain so participants need close-toed shoes, water and a hat.