The statewide vacancy rate for the Department of Public Safety is at an all-time high. It needs to fill nearly one hundred positions. D-P-S says other law enforcement agencies offer better pay and benefits, particularly in Southern Nevada. A media blitz is on to bring staffing levels back to normal.
You probably know, there's a nursing shortage natiowide and here in Nevada. That news tends to over shadow the good work many nurses do every day. The Northern Nevada Nurse of Achievement Awards. is a way to recognize those in the nursing profession. Its also designed to inspire others to enter nursing.
(Tues pm) --Congress passed the Patriot Act in the wake of the 9-11 attacks. It was intended to give the government the tools needed to engage a new kind of enemy, but concern has been growing ever since that it has eroded individual rights. There's a forum in Carson City tonight to discuss that perceived threat.
(Tuesday PM)The dense fog has also caused travel problems at the Reno/Tahoe International Airport. 100 flights in and out of the airport were cancelled yesterday, and another 25 were cancelled this morning before 10. This airport sits in the lowest part of the valley...and when there's fog, it sinks right to the bottom, severely reducing a pilot's visibility.
Our local ambulance service is seeing a dramatic spike in the number of calls involving attempted suicides. REMSA paramedics say the snow and gloom can often put people under real emotional strain.
It was a car lovers dream for the last few days at the Reno Sparks convention center. The Auto show drove into town and showcased all the latest makes and models.
Many Sierra Pacific customers are starting to wonder why the power company is once again raising its rates.
Property owners are asking the City of Reno to annex about 7-thousand acres near Cold Springs, north of Reno.
Detectives are still puzzling over what killed a woman found in a downtown motel room.
How well do you drive? Triple "A" has a virtual reality test...which rates your risk of getting into an accident.
(Thurs pm) -- A few weeks ago, we brought you the story of a former Carson City man who rode out the killer Pacific tsunami in his sailboat off the coast of Thailand. Dave Gutzman arrived for a visit at his parent's home in Carson City last night and this morning he talked about what he saw and experienced.
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(Thursday AM) The Federal Government has new guidelines for a healthy diet. They increase the amount of fruits and vegetables we are supposed to be eating.
(Wed pm) --The soap opera continues tonight...on who has the rights to world famous "Mustang Ranch" name. We've learned Lance Gilman lost the first fight...in what's expected to be quite a legal battle over the next few months.
(Wed pm) -- The snow and ice are finally being removed from all local streets...But workers are now uncovering another problem.