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Avoid life-long nightmares: Take a tip from an Australian doctor…

The wild and deadly “West” endures…

America’s tortured love affair with guns was put into an interesting perspective this week in an article in the Washington Post that deserves serious consideration by leaders and citizens of the so-called “Free World.” We seem to have a long list of these “freedoms,” but where we do NOT have “freedom-from” is gun violence. The article is well worth reading.  Click here.

Sparks Police say: Watch your daughters internet behavior…..

 

Over the last two weeks, the Sparks Police Department has begun investigating several cases involving young girls, ages 10-14, being solicited online for pictures in various stages of undress. The suspects in these cases have threatened the girls and messaged that their families would be harmed if they didn’t send photos of themselves. Suspects in these cases have also obtained enough information to clone the girl’s social media accounts, making fake accounts in the victim’s name. Information also obtained online included the addresses and phone numbers of the victims and their families.

The Sparks Police Department would like to remind parents to discuss with and monitor their children’s social media accounts and online activity. If you believe your child has been a victim of an online solicitation or threat, contact the Sparks Police Department at 775-353-2231, or your local law enforcement agency.

Update on officer involved shooting back in

On March 20th at 8:51am officers with the Reno Police Department responded to the 700 block of South Meadows Parkway for a subject reportedly trespassing. The officer located the suspect a short distance away in the 9800 block of Double R Blvd. The suspect was uncooperative and an altercation ensued between the suspect and the officer. The officer suffered injuries and in fear of his life began discharging his firearm, a bullet striking the suspect. Additional officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody. Both the officer and the suspect were transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

The officer was reportedly in stable condition, and the condition of the subject was still being evaluated by medical personnel.

Here’s an update on the case as of May 15th –

Further investigation has been done and continues, since the incident.

It was learned that during the altercation, the suspect gained control of the officer’s wood baton and struck the officer multiple times in the head; resulting in injuries to the officer. The officer was able to access his firearm during the altercation and fired one round, striking the suspect in the torso.

The suspect was later identified as Ronald Akers, 42. Since the incident Akers has been recovering from his wound at a local hospital. On May 14th, Akers was released from the hospital and transported to the Washoe County Jail.
Akers was booked in to the jail for Attempted Murder with a Deadly Weapon, Battery on a Protected Person, Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Obstructing and Resisting with a Deadly Weapon.

Governor Sisolak signs bills to better protect all Nevadans needing health care…

Governor Sisolak signs bill protecting Nevadans suffering from pre-existing medical conditions…

Governor Steve Sisolak Wednesday signed two bills making it easier and cheaper for Nevadans to get the medical care they need without being charged extra due to technicalities.

Governor Sisolak said “Obamacare’s provisions to cover pre-existing conditions may be under attack in Washington DC, but no matter what, AB 170 will ensure that pre-existing conditions will be covered for Nevada residents with my signature on this document.”

Governor Sisolak signed AB 469, eliminating “surprise” increases in medical costs. Governor Sisolak also signed another break-through piece of medical legislation, AB 469 which guards against Nevadans thinking they are going to be charged a set amount for their medical recovery only to find out that some of their medical treatments were “outside” their medical provider policy. Some Nevadans get slammed with huge increases in medical costs – costs that they were not warned were coming.

Governor Sisolak signs AB 469, eliminating “surprise” increases in medical costs.

Gov. Sisolak also introducing a bill to establish patient protection commission to avoid excessive medical charges.

Governor Sisolak continued by saying that he is helping to support another important medical consumer protection bill so that all Nevadans get a fair and open understanding of what kinds of medical evaluations they need and what likely medical treatments they will receive, and at what costs. That bill was expected to be introduced late Wednesday afternoon.

Governor Sisolak makes good on his promises to Nevada teachers and students

Governor Steve Sisolak
Supports marijuana taxes going toward state education….

Governor Steve Sisolak pushed ahead today with a plan to tap marijuana taxes as a partial solution to underfunded Nevada public education.  Sisolak told reporters that he and others made a promise to Nevada teachers and students that Nevada will no longer have some of the biggest class sizes in the country.

Sisolak said his plan is to divert the 10% tax on retail marijuana away from a rainy day fund and directly in to Nevada’s public schools.  Officials say that about $120 million dollars over the next two years will help shore up Nevada’s over-crowded classrooms. Sisolak said he is keeping his promise to teachers that they’ll get sizable pay raises as part of the deal.

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