Updated: 6:49 PM The Reno area is becoming more and more diverse. So much so...that now some educators feel there is a need to better prepare non-english speaking children in our area...for kindergarten. State educators have asked the Assembly for 175-thousand dollars to launch a program to help non-english speaking four year olds the summer before they start kindergarten. 50-thousand dollars of that money would go toward helping children here in Washoe County.
Updated: 5:14 PM A University Professor who has long been at odds with the school's administration is fighting for his job today.
Doctor Hussein Hussein has accused the University of neglecting and abusing animals at its experimental farm.
Updated: 6:34 PM Local catholics came out in droves today...for an afternoon mass at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral. They say it's a great day. Local Catholics joined Bishop Straling in his embracing of the teachings and guidance of the new pope.
Updated: 4:24 PM more than one billion catholics around the world have a new leader tonight. The college of cardinals today picked cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany as the 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
He will be known as pope benedict the sixteenth
Updated: 7:01 PM The commitments keep rolling in for the Wolf Pack men's basketball team Less than a week after landing juco star Demarshay Johnson from California, Nevada will now have a little foreign flavor on the roster as well...
Updated: 6:52 PM Airline passengers are all too familiar with the airport security drill: remove your shoes, take off your coat, surrender any potential weapons, including butane lighters. But some people say those measures aren't enough.
Updated: 6:46 PM Local Target stores are pulling some cold medicines off shelves. The action is an effort to stop the growing methamphetamine problem in our area. Pseudophedrine is the key ingredient for meth. It's used to make the drug in make-shift labs...which have been popping up ALL over the Reno/Sparks area. Now taget is pulling cold medicine with that ingredient from store shelves.
Updated: 10:20 PM Marc Klaas formed the KlaasKids Foundation shortly after his daughter's disappearance.
Though her story ended tragically, Klaas has dedicated much of his life to help others share his grief.
Updated: 6:47 PM The Nevada Legislature is a busy place today.
Lawmakers are facing a deadline tonight, and a lot of bills won't survive.
Bills have to be out of committee by tonight, out of committee in the house in which they were introduced.
Updated: 5:24 PM After putting up 50 wins in two seasons the Wolf Pack men's basketball team is in the mix for a ton of highly regarded recruits and tonight, one of those recruits chose the Pack over everyone else.
Updated: 8:55 AM Recycling the weapons of war. With another round of closings of military bases due shortly, a northern Nevada base is taking on a new mission...and planning for the future. The Hawthorne Army Ammunition Depot will be recycling bombs left by Top Gun training at Fallon. Along with any target vehicles....old tanks or personnel carriers....that may be there.
Updated: 5:48 PM Building a home in the Tahoe basin is a dream for a lot of folks... But getting the permits to build can be a nightmare. Hopeful homebuilders in Placer County had to trust to the luck of a lottery today.
Updated: 5:17 PM Thursdaymorning, the Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee will decide the fate of a bill that would change child custody laws in Nevada.
SB109 would establish the presumption that barring evidence to the contrary joint custody is in the best interests of the child. Some parents' groups say that process only promotes a struggle that alienates parents and children. They say changing the law will save a lot of heartache.
Updated: 4:18 PM Schools in Clark County, Nevada, are facing the possibility of losing school police officers because of budget cuts.
Today at the state capitol, the Assembly government affairs committee looked at a possible solution.
Updated: 6:22 PM Clean and Green starts this Saturday and runs through Saturday April 23. It's a time to clear out the cobwebs and clutter piled up over the winter, but it's also a good time for a home safety inspection.
Updated: 6:40 PM Last Friday, we introduced us to a young man who walked away from the Marine Corps and is now listed as a deserter.
Unless or until he turns himself in, Private Loren Houle, at age 19, faces a life of looking over his shoulder.
The story caused a stir in some circles.
Updated: 6:55 PM The family of a murder victim is reeling after judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just overturned the conviction. It all came down to a small button with a picture of the victim on it--similar to this one--that three family members wore on their shirts in court during the trial.