Melissa Matheney, KRNV

Melissa Matheney


Reno, NV, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

Donations down 20 percent at Salvation Army this holiday season

The Carson City Salvation Army says donations are down 20 percent this holiday season, compared to two years ago. Mark Cyr, a spokesperson for the Salvation Army, attributes the dip in donations to the improving economy. He says many people are under the impression that fewer people need help. Cyr says despite an adjusted economy, there are still people in Northern Nevada who are in desperate… → Read More

Sheriff's officials search for missing 16-year-old girl from Mono County

Mono County Sheriff's officials are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 16-year-old girl from Mono County. Karlie Lain Guse was last seen early Saturday morning on Ponderosa Street near White Mountain Estate Road in Chalfant, according to Mono County Sheriff's officials. They say Guse may be disoriented and does not have any personal belongings or a cell phone with her. Guse is… → Read More

Tahoe housing crunch takes toll on local businesses

From the scenic beauty to the abundant outdoor recreation, there are many reasons people want to call Tahoe and Truckee home. But, living in the communities that surround the lake comes at cost. "Boy the limit now is, can you find a place to live? " said Dave Wilderotter, owner of Tahoe Dave's Ski & Board. During the winter Wilderotter employs about 100 people. He says his employees were having… → Read More

Should we be concerned about volcanoes along the west coast erupting?

With Kilauea erupting in Hawaii, there's renewed interest about the volcanoes along the west coast.Scientists with the University of Nevada, Reno say there are a number of volcanoes that are capable of erupting. Mount Lassen, Mount Rainier and Mount St. H → Read More

Injured backcountry skier airlifted from Mt. Rose

An injured backcountry skier was airlifted from Mt. Rose Saturday evening, according to a tweet from the Washoe County Sheriff's office. The tweet says the skier was airlifted from near the summit of Mt. Rose shortly after 5:30 p.m.Search and Rescue volunt → Read More

One person dead after two-car crash on Mt. Rose Highway

One person is dead after a two-car crash on Mt. Rose Highway Saturday afternoon, according to Trooper Matt Mclaughlin with the Nevada Highway Patrol.Six people were taken to the hospital with substantial injuries, according to NHP. One person succumbed to → Read More

Woman steals money from Reno donut shop, owner responds by holding food drive for her

Holey Schmidt Donuts in Reno is holding a food drive this week for the woman who was caught on surveillance tape stealing money from the shop's tip jar over the weekend. Owner Galen Schmidt says surveillance video shows a woman taking two handfuls of money → Read More

Lemmon Drive expected to remain closed for several weeks after HESCO barriers installed

It could be several more weeks before Lemmon Drive is back open to traffic after an atmospheric river sent water flowing over the road.Washoe County road crews began installing the barrier Tuesday and are expected to be done by early Wednesday, March 29. S → Read More

Washoe County father buys security systems for area schools

A Washoe County father has bought security systems for three Spanish Springs elementary schools and plans to purchase more for other schools.James Andrews says he purchased the security systems for Bud Beasley, Alyce Taylor and Spanish Springs elementary s → Read More

Northern Nevadans rally around the Wolf Pack as they head to the Sweet 16

Northern Nevadans are rallying around the Wolf Pack Men's Basketball Team as they head to the Sweet 16.The Wolf Pack will face off against Loyola-Chicago Thursday at 4:07 p.m.At Silver and Blue Outfitters, the shop shipped Sweet 16 apparel overnight after → Read More

Nevada marijuana dispensaries still struggling to open bank accounts

The recreational marijuana industry is booming, with Nevada collecting $33 million dollars in taxes from the dispensaries in the first five months of sales. But, dispensaries are still struggling with one simple part of operating a businesses: opening a ba → Read More

Reno Council approves StoneGate development after people pack meeting to voice opinions

The Reno City Council voted Wednesday night to approve the StoneGate Development in Cold Springs that would bring 5,000 homes to the area.The proposed development project has been controversial, with some residents in the area in fierce opposition to it. O → Read More

Sparks Police search for suspect who stole $1,100 drill press

Sparks police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a drill press from Copper State Bolt & Nut Co. on Thursday.Police say the suspect selected a $1129.99 portable drill press and ran out the door with it. → Read More

An inch of snow gridlocked the morning commute. Here's why.

An early morning storm that dropped an inch of snow on the valley floor during the morning commute turned typically 15-to-20-minute drives into hour-and-a-half long affairs Wednesday.Once that snow hit the ground with these cold temperatures, it immediatel → Read More

New housing goals not being met as housing crunch persists

We are the fastest growing midsized community in the nation, said Mike Kazmierski, President of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).The Tesla effect has helped with that growth, bringing new jobs and companies to northern Nevada. B → Read More

New housing goals not being met as housing crunch persists

We are the fastest growing midsized community in the nation, said Mike Kazmierski, President of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).The Tesla effect has helped with that growth, bringing new jobs and companies to northern Nevada. B → Read More

Local firefighters head to Southern California to help battle fires

Firefighters from the Reno Fire Department and Sparks Fire Department are heading down to Southern California to help battle the wildfires burning out of control.They will join a team of local firefighters already on the fire line.Firefighters from the Tru → Read More

Fundraiser Saturday for 4 children of local mother, widow who died of cancer

Barbara was never one that sat in a corner or was nervous about sharing her story, said Mena Spodobalski, a friend of Barbara Owens. She knew that if she shared it, it would help somebody.Barbara Owens, 52, was bold. The breast cancer survivor bared her s → Read More

Witness describes fearing for daughter's safety as shooting unfolds in downtown Reno

News 4 is hearing from witnesses who were in the Montage during the active shooter situation.Watch the above story to hear from one witness who says she feared for her daughter's safety when shots rang out. → Read More

Which grocery stores are open on Thanksgiving Day?

Numerous grocery stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Below is a list: SafewayOpen 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.Raley'sOpen 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.Whole FoodsOpen 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.Scolari's Opem 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. (hours may differ from store to store)Trader Joe'sClosedWalma → Read More