Far away from Las Vegas is our second biggest biggest city--in fact, the biggest little city in the world--Reno, Nevada. Reno has taken it in the shorts during the recession, so they're already in a bad mood. But lately? Things have been going very, very badly. To wit. . .
Late in June, Reno was the scene of a terrible Amtrak accident.
Driver Tried To Brake Before Hitting Amtrak Car
Authorities say a truck driver tried to stop his big rig before it slammed into the side of an Amtrak passenger car in the Nevada desert, killing himself and at least one person on the train and injuring about 20 others in the fiery crash. . .
Read more at: KTVN
Then, in early September a Reno IHop was the scene of a mass murder.
People killed in Carson City IHOP shooting identified; emergency calls described
Crying and panicked, one of the people who called 911 to report the shooting in Carson City said he was “shooting people in the parking lot” as gunfire could be heard in the background.
Frantic, people told the 911 dispatcher that people were dead on the ground. . .
Read more at: Reno Gazette Journal
Most famously, a recent World War II airplane race in Reno ended in a shocking disaster.
Nine dead [More since then-Ed.] in Reno air race crash
The death toll rose to nine Saturday in an air race crash in Reno as investigators determined that several spectators were killed on impact as the 1940s-model plane appeared to lose a piece of its tail before slamming like a missile into a crowded tarmac. . .
Read more at: USAToday
And now, Reno's latest big story is a shooting in a casino. Maybe CSI should've been based in Reno rather than Vegas?
|As Stupid Monkey Planet said in his email:|
"Looks like Reno picked the wrong time to quit sniffing glue."
One Dead; Two Injured in Shooting in Reno Casino
Authorities are investigating a shooting at the John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks Friday night.Police say a large group of people got into a fight inside near the Trader Dick's bar around 11:30 p.m. Several shots were reportedly fired. . .
Read more at: 8NewsNow