Past Headlines 10/20 |

Past Headlines 10/20

Headlines from a year ago:

Yochum wants filing fee back

Nevada Senate candidate Merritt “Ike” Yochum complained Thursday no one ever told him they had moved him from one state Senate district to another. And, he said, he wants his filing fee back.

Yochum found out earlier this week he doesn’t live in the Capital Senatorial District where he filed as a candidate. That means the Independent American Party candidate couldn’t be seated even if he won – admittedly a long shot against Republican incumbent Mark Amodei.

He doesn’t qualify for the seat because he lives in Washoe District 4 which reaches into northern and eastern Carson City – the seat held by Randolph Townsend of Reno.

Mom accused of leaving two tots in car

MINDEN – A 26-year-old Gardnerville woman was arrested Wednesday after casino security guards found a 2-month-old baby and his 3-year-old brother locked in a car with the air-conditioning and motor running.

Except for a rash and a soggy diaper on the infant, the children appeared to be healthy and unharmed, deputies said.

Melissa Marie Deines was charged with child abuse and released on $25,000 bail.

Update: Deines received a six-month suspended jail sentence for leaving her two children in a locked car with the motor running while she gambled at a casino.