Things are heating up the campaign trail in Nevada. Democrat presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar is in town today. The Minnesota Senator held an event at The Grove before heading to Las Vegas. Meantime, President Donald Trump is scheduled to head to Las Vegas, to speak at the Hope for Prisoners graduation ceremony at the police … Read more
A man avoids jail time in a sports betting scheme. Prosecutors described Richard Fuentes Junior, as a problem gambler. The Tahoe Daily-Tribune reports he’s been ordered to pay back more than $230,000 in restitution, after placing $1 million in bets over the course of three months. How he’ll do so remains uncertain since he lost … Read more
Eureka County sees its first mining death of this year. The miner died at Gold Strike mine, belonging to Nevada Gold Mines Thursday.
Carson City sheriff’s deputies need your help finding a suspect wanted for credit card fraud. Deputies say the man opened several credit cards and bought items in Reno and Carson City, using a Carson City resident’s bank account. He was caught on video opening a fraudulent credit card at Home Depot in Reno last year.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers for its search and rescue team. They’re holding an open house this Saturday, at the regional public safety training center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where you can learn more.
The Culinary Union, the most influential union in Nevada politics, has decided to stay out of the state’s Democratic presidential caucuses, denying candidates who aggressively courted the group from getting a major leg up in the upcoming contest. The Culinary Union, a 60,000-member group made up of housekeepers, porters, bartenders and more said Thursday that … Read more
Restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of illicit massage parlors in Nevada have gained support by city officials amid concerns about sex, human and labor trafficking in the industry. The proposed regulations would require massage parlor operators to pass criminal background checks, ban 24-hour parlors and prohibit the use of one-way mirrors, cameras and showers … Read more
Reno city manager Sabra Newby is resigning from her position effective in July because of family reasons. Newby, who was picked for the job in March 2017, announced her departure in a letter to the Reno City Council and city staff late Wednesday night.
The Sparks Police Department says a hostage situation turned into an officer-involved shooting at the Park Vista Apartments in the 500 block of Sparks Boulevard on Thursday night. Officials said the suspect is dead and a female victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation.
The Carson City Library and JOIN Inc., earned a Spotlight Award for Job Seeking on a Google project. Tod Colegrove has more; http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/KKFT-021420-COLGROVE-Library%20Award.mp3 Learn more at; carsoncitylibrary.org.