Fernley sues state over local tax distributions
RENO (AP) — The city of Fernley has filed a federal lawsuit against Nevada officials, arguing it is being shortchanged in the distribution of various consolidated taxes. In its suit filed Friday is U.S. District Court in Reno, lawyers argue that Fernley is receiving substantially less money under the so-called “C-tax” distribution than other incorporated cities of similar size. It says in the last fiscal year, Fernley received a tax distributi...
Man arrested for threatening girlfriend, kids
SPARKS — A man was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly threatening his girlfriend and two children with a large butcher knife. Danny Edward Johnson, 57, has been charged with domestic battery, coercion with threats of violence, child endangerment and destruction of property. At about 6 p.m., Sparks police officers responded to the 1500 block of Gault Way where Johnson had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend. During the argument, Jo...
Electric car world tour to stop at UNR
RENO — The Electric Odyssey, the first world tour of a standard electric car, will arrive on the University of Nevada, Reno campus today. The tour began in Strasbourg, France in February and is scheduled to arrive at 2 p.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union. Antonin Guy and Xavier Degon, a pair of young engineers from France, will charge their vehicle on campus before continuing on their journey. They will travel 15,534 miles in eight months an...