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Nevada Humane Society changes tax return after questions from News 4

As part of our On Your Side investigation we have uncovered new questions about how finances are handled at the Nevada Humane Society. Records show that some board members are profiting off of the non-profit they have signed up to serve. We looked through several years of tax records and found current Nevada Humane Society CEO Greg Hall was paid more than $37,000 while serving as member of the… → Read More

Ask Joe: what's being built at corner of S. Virginia and Longley Lane?

From the Ask Joe file there is a lot of construction happening around town these days and one of my co-workers asked about one in particular. Kenzie Margiott, our content manager here in the newsroom, noticed a lot of construction happening at the corner of South Virginia Street and Longley Lane and she wants to know what's happening there? Here's what I found out: The lot at the corner of South… → Read More

Ask Joe: Reindeer Lodge clean-up runs into several challenges

Several viewers have reached out to ask about the demolition and clean-up of the Reindeer Lodge along the Mount Rose Highway. This is a story we've been following for years as Washoe County first issued a deadline for a demolition permit to be obtained back in February of 2018. The county had recently set a deadline for the end of September 2020 to have the property cleaned-up. But county… → Read More

Ask Joe: Is campaign sign blocking opponent's sign a violation?

From the Ask Joe file, we are digging into a question about campaign sign laws and one particular case that is drawing some attention from voters. Ric wrote in pointing out in one area of Washoe Valley one candidate for judge has put his campaign sign right in front his competitor's blocking the view of her sign. Ric wants to know if this is legal? Here's what I found out: Aaron Bushur is… → Read More

Ask Joe: Tow trucks get busy after complaints about abandoned cars near Hug High

From the Ask Joe file, several viewers have written in to complain about a neighborhood eyesore over near Hug High School. Debra Bartley is one of them. She wrote in asking what can be done to clean up her street where a number of cars have been abandoned and are now being dismantled piece by piece. She says the cars have been there for months. She and her neighbors have complained to the city… → Read More

Ask Joe: Do residents get a say on proposed mining project in Douglas County?

From the Ask Joe file, we're looking into a question about what has turned out to be a controversial mining project in Douglas County. Jan wrote in asking if residents have any say in whether the mining project on Johnson Lane in Minden gets approved? Here's what I found out: The project is called the Painted Rock Quarry and it's located on Johnson Lane. It's about seven miles northeast of… → Read More

Ask Joe: What happened with the investigation of former WCSO Sgt. Dennis Carry?

From the Ask Joe file, we're following up on a police investigation that was launched more than a year ago against a high profile member of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. Stan in Cold Springs wrote in asking whatever happened with the investigation into Sergeant Dennis Carry? He wants to know if that investigation is still moving forward? Here's a recap and the latest information: Sergeant… → Read More

Ask Joe: Why did DMV hire a public relations firm?

From the Ask Joe file, we're addressing a question that came up in the newsroom this week relating to the DMV. Some of our viewers and a few of us in the newsroom wondered why the Department of Motor Vehicles has hired an outside public relations firm and how much is the state paying for that service? Here's what I found out: This question came up with the announcement of the DMV's scheduled… → Read More

Ask Joe: Why are roads blocked to some tribal lands?

From the Ask Joe file, some of you have written in with questions about road closures related to COVID-19. One of our viewers who asked that we not use her name wrote in saying the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony has blocked Eagle Canyon Road behind Spanish Springs High School. She wants to know why they have that part of the road blocked off. Here's what I found out: We went out and checked it out… → Read More

Ask Joe: Can I still update my account information for stimulus check?

From the Ask Joe file, we're tackling another question about those stimulus checks from the federal government. Deb Triplett wrote in saying she changed her bank recently and she is wondering where she can go to give a new bank number for her stimulus check deposit? Here's what I found out: Deb is not alone. A lot of people have written in with questions about updating their account information… → Read More

Ask Joe: Settlement reached in Storey County harassment case

The woman who accused Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro of sexual harassment has agreed to a $250,000 settlement with Antinoro and the County. Former Assistant Sheriff Melanie Keener filed a harassment complaint in 2016 accusing the Sheriff of behaving inappropriately in conversations and text messages. Keener was moved to a different job with the county after she filed her complaint. The… → Read More

Ask Joe: Can Washoe County's wastewater facilities keep up with growth?

From the Ask Joe file, growth is a hot topic these days with all the new companies and people moving here. Of course it can present some challenges and one of our viewers has a question about that. Brian Beecher wrote in to ask this question: with all the growth we're seeing in our area, what is Washoe County doing to make sure our water treatment system can keep up? Here's what I found out:… → Read More

Ask Joe: One year later why is Pyramid Highway light still broken?

From the Ask Joe file, we are following up on a viewer question about a broken light pole out in Spanish Springs. It's only one light pole but getting it fixed is posing real challenge for those in charge. Jackie Wilson wrote in back in February to say the light where she lives was hit by a car and hasn't worked since. She told us then she was afraid the broken light pole was going to fall over… → Read More

Ask Joe: Can my neighbor point his security cameras right at my house?

From the Ask Joe file, a viewer has raised a question about cameras and neighborhood privacy. Sherry Gates-Torno wrote in to say she lives in Sun Valley and her neighbor has put up security cameras which she says face directly at her house. She feels like she's being watched. But when she called the sheriff's office, deputies told her there was nothing they can do. She wants to know why? Here's… → Read More

On Your Side: Sheriff's sergeant on leave was married to two women at the same time

A longtime Washoe County Sheriff's sergeant is the focus of a police investigation and sources tell News 4 that investigation could lead to felony charges. Sergeant Dennis Carry is well respected in law enforcement circles, heading up cyber crime investigations for the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. He has appeared on News 4 many times offering his expertise in that role. → Read More

Ask Joe: Why does investigation into North Lyon Co. fire chief remain sealed?

From the Ask Joe file, we are digging into a question about an investigation out in Fernley that was never released to the public. The question is, is that legal? One of our viewers, Ryan Hanan, reached out on Facebook to point out the former North Lyon County Fire Chief resigned after an investigation last year. He wants to know why the results of that investigation have never been made public?… → Read More

Investigators find Washoe Co. Commissioner Kitty Jung violated harassment codes

An outside investigation has found Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung violated the county's sexual harassment code and has substantiated two separate complaints filed against her. Investigators find Washoe Co. Commissioner Kitty Jung violated harassment codes by News4Fox11 on ScribdCopies of those complaints obtained by News 4-Fox 11 through a public records request show Commissioner Jung… → Read More

On Your Side: Superintendent's travel costs add up

As Washoe County School District Superintendent, Traci Davis is on the go. More often than you might realize. Records we requested from the school district show Davis was out of town 66 days last year, attending 25 different professional conferences and meetings across the country. School Board President Katy Simon Holland says they encourage that. "We don't feel the CEO participating in… → Read More

On Your Side: Injured Reno teen sets sights on new dream to help others

Gavin Clouser was just 14 years old when a championship motocross career came to a sudden end, changing his life forever. "When I first got hurt I had no feeling from the neck down," Gavin told us. A wall of trophies in his North Valleys garage is now a daily reminder of the dream he chased and the tragedy that found him. "Just a little 15 foot jump and I hit it on a wheelie," he said. "Put me… → Read More

Nevada Commission on Ethics fines Storey County sheriff $2,500 in ethics violation

Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro was found in violation of Nevada ethics standards after a investigation Wednesday by Nevada Commission on Ethics. Antinoro was fined $2,500 for using his public position in a child custody issue, which officials said is in violation of several Nevada laws. → Read More