O’Connor Bound Over to District Court in Miller Case

By The Publisher | December 21, 2019 |

by Joe Dahl — In a preliminary hearing held in the New River Justice Court, Friday, John Kelley O’Connor was bound over to State District Court on the charge of first-degree murder along with three additional charges; battery, assault, and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.  All charges include the use of a deadly…

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Judge Orders Disposition of Stillwater School House

By The Publisher | December 6, 2019 |

by Joe Dahl — After sixty four years of uncertainty, what to do about the Stillwater school house was finally settled Wednesday in Tenth Judicial District Court when Judge Stockard provided for an order for the Churchill County School District to deed the property to the Stillwater Community Center Association. First built in 1918 as…

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Empowering Parents – Help from Juvenile Probation

By Editor | August 16, 2019 |

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

By Editor | May 22, 2019 |

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 Editor | May 3, 2019 |

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

By Editor | April 1, 2019 |

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 Editor | March 24, 2019 |

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

By The Publisher | February 26, 2019 |

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 The Publisher | February 26, 2019 |

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

By The Publisher | February 3, 2019 |

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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