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Empowering Parents – Help from Juvenile Probation

By Leanna Lehman —  Very few parenting stages are as challenging as the teen years. When children leave behind their Barbies and Legos for cell phones, SnapChat, and “hanging out,” parents are often blindsided by the radical changes that occur. What then, could prove even more difficult? Going through this transition with a strong-willed child…

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Arsonist Charged in Early Morning Fire

Staff Report — A suspect in an early morning fire on Tuesday has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson, reports Churchill County Sheriff Richard Hickox. The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a residential fire in the area of Casey Road. Upon arriving in the area, deputies found a single-wide trailer fully…

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Felony Burglary Cases Heard in Tenth Judicial District Court

By Leanna Lehman — Judge Jim Shirley, Eleventh Judicial District Judge, recently presided over four Tenth Judicial District Court hearings related to various felony burglaries in Churchill County. Priscilla Baker, Deputy District Attorney was present on behalf of the State of Nevada. Peter Smith, Esq. of the Charles B. Woodman Law Offices in Reno, appeared…

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Justice Court Has New Hours

Courtesy of Justice of the Peace, Ben Trotter — The hours of operation for the New River Township Justice Court will be changing effective April 1, 2019.  In the interest of being available to serve the needs of the community, the court will be staying open during the lunch hour.  Doors will be open Monday…

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Special Recognition for CASA Volunteers

by Rachel Dahl — Judge Tom Stockard for the Tenth Judicial District Court of Nevada and Shana Plount, Program Manager for the Churchill County CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), held a small gathering last week to honor their community partners and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to…

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Sexual Assault Conviction for Richard Alexander

Submitted by the Office of the Churchill County District Attorney — Richard Edward Alexander was sentenced after pleaing guilty in the Tenth Judicial District Court for three counts of sexual assault on children aged six months and seven years old. The Court sentenced Alexander to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 105…

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Competecy Hearing for O’Connor — Updated

by Rachel Dahl — A hearing was held today in the Tenth Judicial District Court in the case of the State of Nevada vs. John Kelly O’Connor who shot and killed Bert Miller last July inside their church building during Sunday service. The Status Review Related to Competency was attended by several media outlets and…

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Conviction for Lemos in Barkley Stabbing

Information from media advisory released by the Churchill County District Attorney —   On January 29, 2019, Carl Dennis Lemos was sentenced to prison for the attempted murder of David Barkley.  From November 5, 2018 through November 8, 2018, a jury consisting of 12 residents of Churchill County heard testimony from members of the community, the…

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Goodrum Guilty of First-Degree Murder

Jury Imposes sentence of Prison for Life Without the Possibility of Parole By Rachel Dahl – The jury trial of Mitchell Goodrum concluded last Wednesday, January 16th, when Goodrum was found guilty of four charges brought against him for the murder of Warren Butler on March 21, 2017. Goodrum, age 54, was charged with the…

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