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Olivia DeGennaro


Reno, NV, United States

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Past articles by Olivia:

Changes at Washoe Co. jail aim to help inmates battling mental illness, opioid addiction

Sheriff Chuck Allen gathered people from across the community on Friday to discuss ways to improve the processes at the Washoe County Jail.The sheriff brought an independent auditor to the jail to figure out how to combat issues like opioid addiction and m → Read More

Nevada ranked 2nd in the nation for men killing women

Nevada is one of the most dangerous states in America for women, according to a new report released by the Violence Policy Center.The study titled, When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2015 Homicide Data, ranks Nevada as second in the nation for the rate → Read More

Gloria Allred helps draft Nevada legislation inspired by OJ Simpson's parole hearing

Just days before O.J. Simpson is eligible to be released from prison on October 1, Washoe County Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner has introduced a bill inspired by Simpson's parole hearing.Krasner worked with high-profile civil rights attorney Gloria Allred to d → Read More

Northern Nevadans react to NFL national anthem protests and Kaepernick connection

Wouldn't ya love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a b**ch off of the field right now. He's fired.President Trump's comments last week sparked a massive demonstration among NFL teams on Sunday night. → Read More

Northern Nevadans react to NFL national anthem protests and Kaepernick connection

Wouldn't ya love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a b**ch off of the field right now. He's fired.President Trump's comments last week sparked a massive demonstration among NFL teams on Sunday night. → Read More

Nevada legislative officials give local governments green light to allow marijuana lounges

Recreational marijuana dispensaries have been open in Nevada for more than two months, but businesses like pot lounges could now start popping up across the state.During this past legislative session, Senator Tick Segerblom proposed a bill that would allow → Read More

Surge in summer thunderstorms causes more lightning-sparked fires in northern Nevada

This summer, northern Nevadans have experienced one thunderstorm after the next, and with those storms comes quite a bit of lightning and dozens of lightning-caused fires.Just last night, lightning sparked a fire that destroyed several structures behind Fa → Read More

NDOW officials search for injured bear shot by person inside Incline Village home

Many people who live in Incline Village are used to hearing about bears breaking into cars and garages in their neighborhood, but it's not every day they hear about one of their neighbors actually coming face-to-face with one.Nevada Department of Wildlife → Read More

Reno police report more homicides already this year than total in 2016

There have been more homicides already in Reno this year than saw in all of 2016.Reno police said so far in 2017, they've recorded 15 homicides. That compares to 12 homicides last year, 20 in 2015, and 19 in 2014.“I can tell you historically, that although → Read More

Reno neighbors speak out after witnessing deadly shooting of 20-year-old man

As police investigate a shooting that left one man dead Wednesday morning, witnesses are now coming forward to share what they saw.The shooter has already come forward to police, but they still haven't made an arrest in this case. Now, many of the people w → Read More

City of Reno will pay homeowners to fix blighted houses with Neighborhood Renewal Program

Reno officials are launching a new program to help combat blight in local neighborhoods.Here's an opportunity for us to work with those first-time homeowners who want to live the American dream. Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado spoke about the Neighbo → Read More

Judge holds first hearing for Little Valley Fire lawsuits against state of Nevada

Nearly 10 months after the Little Valley Fire, a judge held the first hearing for lawsuits against the state of Nevada on Tuesday.Judge Scott Freeman ruled to consolidate all of the lawsuits against the state into one case, but outside of that, he didn't m → Read More

Reno police investigate shooting at Paradise Park

One man is being treated for a gunshot wound after a shooting at Paradise Park Saturday night.Reno police officers responded to the report of a shooting just after 8:00 p.m.Upon arrival, officials said they found one man with a gunshot wound to his lower e → Read More

Silver Knolls couple shares how defensible space saved their home during Cold Springs Fire

Ted Mark and his wife, Nancy have lived in Silver Knolls for 35 years. They've always practiced keeping good defensible space around their house. They said they pull weeds around their yard every year, but their efforts haven't paid off until this fire sea → Read More

Recreational marijuana sales to start in Sun Valley, Incline Village next week

Recreational marijuana has been available in Reno and Sparks for almost a month now, but people in other areas of Washoe County have been waiting to find out when retail pot shops will open up in their neighborhoods too.While dispensaries in Reno have had → Read More

5 years after 17-year-old Ryan Connelly was shot to death, his murder remains unsolved

It's been five years since a Reno teen was shot and killed. Ryan Connelly's murder remains unsolved and his family continues to fight for justice.At 17-years-old, Ryan had his whole life ahead of him. His mother, Deana Connelly said, Ryan was going to be a → Read More

ONLY ON 4: First openly transgender soldier in Nevada National Guard shares his story

Sergeant Sam Hunt is a soldier. He's a boyfriend, a son, and Northern Nevada native. Hunt is also the first openly transgender man in the Nevada National Guard.I was over in the Air Force for probably about 6-and-a-half years and really just wanted that ch → Read More

Police: Victim found alive with gunshot wound to head at downtown Reno park

A man is in a hospital after being shot in the head Wednesday night at a downtown Reno park, according to police.Lt. William Rulla told reporters that officers responded at about 8:45 p.m. to Barbra Bennett Park on Arlington Avenue on reports of a shooting → Read More

Reno mayor plans crackdown on local motel owners to clean up blighted businesses

If you drove through Reno decades ago, motels were an essential business in the city that drew people from the farthest corners of the country to see world-class entertainment and gamble.And if you look at the history of the motels, Reno Mayor Hillary Schi → Read More

Park Lane Mall developers give update on when construction will start

Construction was supposed to begin at the old park lane mall site in April, but passersby have probably noticed it's still a big empty parking lot,The developer and CEO of Reno Land Inc. plans to build more than a thousand housing units there, along with m → Read More