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Family at Center of Balloon Saga Under Scrutiny

Posted: 10/17/2009 - A couple who frantically told a 911 dispatcher their 6-year-old son had floated off in an inflatable balloon remain in the spotlight, but now it's for a series of bizarre TV interviews about the escapade, a previous 911 call and efforts to land a reality TV show gig.

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Sheriff: No Indication Balloon Ordeal was Hoax

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The Larimer County sheriff in Colorado says there's no indication a family was carrying out a hoax when they reported their 6-year-old son was in a helium balloon that floated away from their home.

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Roethlisberger Wants Counter Damages After Rape Suit

Posted: 10/16/2009 - Ben Roethlisberger is seeking unspecified counter damages from a woman he says falsely accused him of raping her in what his lawyer describes as a plan she hatched to seduce the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback in his Lake Tahoe casino-hotel room.

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Woman Dies in Minden Crash

Posted: 10/16/2009 - A Minden woman died Thursday night when her Suburban rear-ended a semi-truck on northbound 395 in Douglas County.

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Biden in Reno to Tout Stimulus, Help Reid

Posted: 10/16/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden visited economically troubled Nevada on Friday to promote the progress of the federal stimulus program and boost the re-election campaign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has troubles of his own.

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Cantina Los Tres Hombres In Sparks: "Yes, We're Open!"

Posted: 10/16/2009 - We did a story several weeks back about the old Cantina Los Tres Hombres in Reno that went out of business. Apparently, many of our viewers thought that meant the Sparks restaurant was also shutting down. But that's not the case. They're still open. and the owner says they're still determined to come out of the recession on top.

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Pigs May Have Tested Positive for H1N1

Posted: 10/16/2009 - Pigs in Minnesota may have tested positive for the H1N1 virus in a preliminary test, the first potential U.S. cases in swine, Agriculture Department officials said Friday.

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Deputy Made Feb. Visit to Colorado Balloon Family

Posted: 10/16/2009 - A Colorado sheriff's deputy responded to a 911 hang-up in February at the home of a family now known for reporting that their young son was in a balloon that got away.

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Political Three-Ring Circus

Posted: 10/16/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden began his public appearances in Reno with a fundraiser for Senator Harry Reid. It was an early show of support in what is expected to be a contentious senate race and it was an early show of political might.

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Morning After: Balloon Boy Gets Sick Twice on TV

Updated: 10/16/2009 - The father of a 6-year-old boy who was thought to be in a helium balloon that floated away said Friday accusations that the ordeal was a publicity stunt are "extremely pathetic." The sheriff said he will be asking more questions.

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Local Non-Profit Helps Low Income Kids

Updated: 10/20/2009 - World Class Perspectives takes low income kids in Washoe County on educational field trips to supplement their class work.

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Colo. Boy Found Hiding in Garage, Not in Balloon

Updated: 10/16/2009 - It looked like something straight out of science fiction and sounded like a parent's worst nightmare: A flying saucer-shaped helium balloon zooming across the skies of Colorado with a boy named Falcon inside.

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NV High Court Reverses Reno Annexation Suit

Updated: 10/16/2009 - The Nevada Supreme Court has given new life to a citizen group's challenge of the annexation of 7,000 acres in Cold Springs by the city of Reno.

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3 New Conventions Commit to Reno

Updated: 10/16/2009 - Tourism officials in Reno have landed three new conventions for veterans, hunters and volleyball players that will bring more than 100,000 visitors to town from 2012 to 2017.

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Most Charges Dropped Against NV Irrigation District

Posted: 10/15/2009 - Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop the charges against all but one of the officials for a Nevada irrigation district accused of conspiring to defraud the U.S. government by falsifying water delivery documents.

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Carson City Car Chase

Posted: 10/15/2009 - A chase in Carson City and Lyon County has one man in handcuffs and another in a hospital. Thursday afternoon, a man spotted a car that had been stolen from him in Carson City

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Balloon Boy’s Family on Wife Swap

Updated: 10/16/2009 - Falcon Heene, the boy who was seen getting into the runaway balloon, appeared on the ABC Show “Wife Swap.”

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