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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Reno.

Monday
Jul212014

Suspect Sought in Fatal Weekend Shooting of 16-Year-Old Male

(RENO, Nev.) -- Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male Sunday evening in Reno.

Authorities responded to reports of gunfire around 6:35 p.m. in the 900 block of Nutmeg Place.  When they arrived, they found a juvenile male suffering from gunshot wounds. After making life-saving attempts, the victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police did not disclose further information regarding the victim’s identity.

Police have yet to announce a suspect in the case and did not rule out that the shooting may be gang-related. Anyone with information is being asked to contact police at 334-2115.


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Friday
Jul182014

Man Wanted in Kidnapping Case

(RENO, Nev.) -- A man is at-large after allegedly kidnapping a woman Thursday morning.

According to the Sparks Police Department, the victim alleges that a man kidnapped her in a car.

The victim escaped by jumping out of the moving car near the 1400 block of Satellite Drive.

Police say the suspect is described as a black man named Damon, but he goes by the nickname "DG." Damon is described as standing at 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. Another black man was with him at the time.

Damon's car is described as a red Chevy Impala. The car is reportedly a rental with a California license plate.

The case is under investigation.


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Thursday
Jul172014

Sparks Police Investigating Bank Robbery

(SPARKS, Nev.) -- Authorities are investigating a bank robbery in Sparks.

The Sparks Police Department reports that the robbery took place at at a US Bank, located at 2389 Wingfield Hills, at 5 p.m. on Monday.

The suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Sparks Police Department.


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Wednesday
Jul162014

City Council to Make Budget Changes to Pay Firefighters

(RENO, Nev.) -- The city of Reno is expected to make budget changes to fund 12 firefighter positions for the Fiscal Year 2015 that were originally supposed to be eliminated.

The Reno City Council opted to reallocate $1,488,725 from the city's General Fund, including delaying or altering the amount of funds available for various city services. They also saved $288,026 by eliminating select events, contracts and municipal jobs.

The City Council will still have to re-budget an additional $209,200 at an August 6 meeting.

In May, the city of Reno announced that it would eliminate 33 firefighter positions, however, that number fell to 21 due to retirements.


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Tuesday
Jul152014

Fire Dept. to Receive $5,000 Grant for Community Education Program

(RENO, Nev.) -- The Reno Fire Department is set to receive a $5,000 grant to help fund fire prevention and community education.

The RFD plans to used the money to fund printed and multimedia materials that will help improve community safety through the Fire Prevention and Community Education Program.

Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez added that the funds will enhance "a valuable program that helps save lives."

The grant check will be presented on Tuesday afternoon at the Damonte Ranch Fire Station 12.

The funds come from CITA Insurance Services and the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.


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