Updated: 11:20 AM One plane headed for Iraq, while another headed south for hurricane affected areas. Sunday morning truly was a perfect example of the guard's dual role to both our national defense overseas and the duty required in local disasters.
Updated: 9:15 AM Even before Katrina hit the coast, we knew gas prices would go up. But that's happened faster than we thought, and thoroughly. Gasoline is approaching $4 a gallon in some place. Here in Sparks and Reno, its up to $3.39 for a gallon of regular.
Updated: 9:22 AM About two dozen medical support troops from the Nevada Air and Army Guard took off for Baton Rouge to help in relief efforts. Most of them come from Northern Nevada, and about five from Las Vegas. We don't know what their mission will be, but we do know they could be there for about two weeks.
Updated: 2:34 PM The Regional Transportation Commission is teaming up with Reno Radio Representatives and News Channel 8. We're all raising money to give to the Salvation Army to help the people who need that help so badly in the south.
Updated: 10:32 AM Katrina may well end up being the largest natural disaster in U.S. History. And recovery efforts just now getting started, will take months if not years to complete. We'll tell you how you can help.
Updated: 6:59 PM The West Nile Virus is a mosquito bourne disease has made it's way across the country...including here in Nevada. Another more dangerous disease, Malaria is transmitted the same way.
University of Nevada Researchers are looking at a unique way of controlling mosquito populations in hopes of warding off disease.