Five County Fair http://fivecountyfair.org/ Wed, 25 May 2022 05:05:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fivecountyfair.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/five-county-fair-icon-150x150.png Five County Fair http://fivecountyfair.org/ 32 32 Las Vegas woman pleads Alford in connection with her husband’s death https://fivecountyfair.org/las-vegas-woman-pleads-alford-in-connection-with-her-husbands-death/ Wed, 25 May 2022 05:05:59 +0000 https://fivecountyfair.org/las-vegas-woman-pleads-alford-in-connection-with-her-husbands-death/

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas woman has changed her plea more than a year after being charged with open murder in connection with the death of her husband.

On Monday, Emily Aiko Ikuta made the decision to plead guilty under the Alford decision to second-degree murder, according to court documents.

By signing the plea, she admitted that she would likely be convicted at trial.

The two sides agreed to a 10 to 25 year sentence in the Nevada Department of Corrections.

The incident took place on March 22, 2021, when Ikuta’s husband, Jourell Ng, was shot dead in his home.

According to police, Ng had an active live chat session on his computer. The person he was talking to heard what was happening in the background at the time of his death.

Ng died of an apparent gunshot wound at the couple’s apartment in the Southwest Valley.

When officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrived at the scene, Ikuta told police that she had returned from walking the dog and found Ng on the ground with a gun next to him, and she had called 911.

During the investigation, inconsistencies emerged between the physical evidence and Ikuta’s account, according to a Metro Police warrant statement/subpoena report.

Police also found surveillance video from a nearby Ring camera that contradicted Ikuta’s claim that she walked the dog before finding the body.

Ikuta’s sentencing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3.

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PK O’Neill: Manufacturing is key for Northern Nevada (voice) https://fivecountyfair.org/pk-oneill-manufacturing-is-key-for-northern-nevada-voice/ Tue, 24 May 2022 14:53:44 +0000 https://fivecountyfair.org/pk-oneill-manufacturing-is-key-for-northern-nevada-voice/

P. K. O’Neill

Manufacturing and logistics businesses are growing in the state, and Carson City and Douglas County are seeing a significant increase in employment in these sectors.

This increase is partly explained by a tax environment that encourages businesses to locate in Nevada, particularly in Northern Nevada. It is essential that we maintain this favorable fiscal environment so that our region can continue to create more jobs.


In Douglas County, we saw an 18% increase in manufacturing jobs between 2010 and 2020. In logistics, there was a 103% increase over the same period.


Carson City has seen a smaller increase of 4% over the past decade, but as the Tahoe Reno industrial hub and other industrial parks continue to expand, our area will continue to see strong job growth. well paid.


Nevada has identified manufacturing and logistics as key sectors for diversifying our economy, which will help us weather the next recession. Across Nevada, according to a 2017 study by the National Association of Employers, manufacturing jobs in Nevada have seen double-digit wage growth since the 2010 recession. We need that growth to continue!


The most important thing I’ve learned from the COVID lockdowns is that we need to bring critical manufacturing operations back to America. From prescription drugs and vitamins to paper and semiconductor chips, we rely too heavily on foreign manufacturing. It seems logical that our government is doing all it can to expand manufacturing in America.


The manufacturing sector has benefited greatly from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017. This bill was like rocket fuel for the manufacturing sector, which has been growing in the United States at a record pace. In 2018 alone, U.S. manufacturers created 263,000 jobs — the best year for job creation in two decades. Manufacturers were also able to increase salaries and benefits for their employees.
Both our nation and our state recognize the importance of manufacturing not only to our economy, but also to our supply chain. So, it seems Congress shouldn’t be considering tax increases that will stifle the growth of this important sector and perhaps push more critical manufacturing overseas.


Some members of Congress want to overturn parts of the 2017 law, claiming that the reduction in corporate tax rates reduced the flow of funds to the US Treasury, but that’s not true! The corporate tax rate was reduced to 21% in the 2017 law, and corporate income tax revenue in 2021 was $372 billion, almost as much as the Congressional Budget Office expected to receive when the rate was 35%. Corporate tax revenue for 2022 is up 22% so far on the previous year.
If Congress implements the provisions of the 2017 law, such as raising the corporate tax rate again, you will see companies moving to countries with much lower rates. A recent survey of manufacturers showed that if Congress repeals the 2017 law, 91% of manufacturers say they will struggle to create jobs and grow.


I urge our members of Congress, and especially Senator Cortez Masto, to uphold the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which is creating record numbers of jobs and helping to maintain Nevada manufacturing and of the United States on the right track.


PK O’Neill is a retired law enforcement officer, serves on the board of directors of Carson Tahoe Health Systems, and is a member of the State Assembly for District 40.

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Wellington Phoenix star Reno Piscopo leaves for ‘rival’ A-League Men club https://fivecountyfair.org/wellington-phoenix-star-reno-piscopo-leaves-for-rival-a-league-men-club/ Tue, 24 May 2022 06:28:00 +0000 https://fivecountyfair.org/wellington-phoenix-star-reno-piscopo-leaves-for-rival-a-league-men-club/
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Reno Piscopo joins another men’s club in the A-League.

Reno Piscopo leaves Wellington Phoenix for another A-League Men club.

The Olyroos midfielder joined the exodus on Tuesday after the Phoenix announced the departure of seven other players on Monday and the retirement of Louis Fenton last week.

His next destination has yet to be revealed, but the Phoenix said it would be in the A-League Men.

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

The Wellington Phoenix midfielder is buzzing with being selected for the A-Leagues All Stars.

This is despite Piscopo expressing a strong desire to return to Europe.

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Piscopo has been linked with a move to the Newcastle Jets, who have already raided the club for Jaushua Sotirio and James McGarry but have yet to find a replacement for star playmaker Daniel Penha.

A move to one of the three Victorian clubs would also be attractive given that Piscopo is a Melbourne lad.

The 23-year-old was one of the most exciting young Australians to ever play for the Phoenix.

The floating-footed winger amassed 59 appearances over his three seasons, scoring eight goals and providing eight assists, but regular injuries prevented him from fulfilling his true potential.

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Oli Sail hails match winner Reno Piscopo’s contribution to Wellington Phoenix.

“I wish him all the best and I really enjoyed working with him,” coach Ufuk Talay said.

“Reno is a talented player, who I still believe hasn’t really reached his full potential. I think injuries have prevented that potential and talent from coming out for the past two seasons.

“He’s a good boy, he’s got a great character and I think he’ll be successful wherever he goes because I think he has the right tools to do it.

“I think he’s going to be a really good player. I think he’s a really talented player with a lot of attributes that will push him to have a really good career.

Piscopo was the first player the club paid to sign on a transfer fee. They signed him from Italian Serie C club AC Renate for $160,000 and hoped to sell him for a profit within three years.

But with his contract expiring, he will leave for free, which will make his departure even more scathing.

The Phoenix still have 15 players under contract for next season, giving them a solid base to build on.

But there’s no denying that Piscopo’s departure to a rival club is a blow as he was a regular starter when fit and his exit follows a familiar pattern of the Phoenix failing to retain their best players.

“Covid got in the way of a lot of things for us with Reno, Talay said. “He was in selection for the Socceroos to play in the Copa America, which would have opened a lot of doors for us.

“We brought in Reno with the thought process of a [future] to sell. That was the plan, but like I said Covid got in the way of a lot of things and injuries got in the way of a lot of things.

Piscopo was part of Australia’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics, but injury denied him a chance to play.

Half of his goals for the Phoenix have come in the 2021-22 season, scoring four in 22 appearances, including three in four games in February, to help the team qualify for the final series.

He also produced three assists.

His most memorable goal came in the penultimate round of the season against Western Sydney Wanderers when he gouged his defender in a one-on-one situation and scored with a powerful shot from outside the surface to seal a playoff berth for the first time in two seasons.

Piscopo was the sole Phoenix representative chosen for Wednesday’s A-Leagues All Stars clash against Barcelona.

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Son and grandson charged with killing Henderson County woman https://fivecountyfair.org/son-and-grandson-charged-with-killing-henderson-county-woman/ Mon, 23 May 2022 22:19:00 +0000 https://fivecountyfair.org/son-and-grandson-charged-with-killing-henderson-county-woman/ A son and grandson have been charged with killing a Henderson County woman, according to Sheriff Lowell Griffin of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office. Paulette Clark was assaulted around 2:45 a.m. on May 6 at her home on Moe Drive in Hendersonville, Griffin said. .According to Griffin, Clark suffered severe trauma to the head and face.At the time deputies and investigators learned that Clark’s attacker was unknown, Griffin said.According to Griffin, she died as a result of her injuries at his home on May 13. An autopsy revealed during the assault an air rifle projectile passed through Clark’s eye and caused brain trauma, Griffin said. According to Griffin, the damage to his brain is what ultimately caused his death. Maurice Jones Jr., 42, identified as Clark’s son has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, Griffin said. Austin Amos Kennedy Byrnside, 22, has been charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a da According to Griffin, Byrnside is Clark’s grandson and Jones’ nephew. Byrnside and Jones planned a robbery several days before Clark was assaulted, Griffin said. According to Griffin, Burnside used a Clark air rifle. Clark owned the Dixie Diner in Laurel Park and was well regarded in the community, Griffin said.

A son and grandson have been charged with killing a Henderson County woman, according to Sheriff Lowell Griffin of the Henderson County Sheriff‘s Office.

Paulette Clark was assaulted around 2:45 a.m. on May 6 at her home on Moe Drive in Hendersonville, Griffin said.

According to Griffin, Clark suffered severe head and facial trauma.

At the time deputies and investigators learned Clark’s attacker was unknown, Griffin said.

According to Griffin, she died of her injuries at her home on May 13.

An autopsy revealed during the assault that an air rifle projectile passed through Clark’s eye and caused brain trauma, Griffin said.

According to Griffin, the damage to his brain is what ultimately caused his death.

Maurice Jones Jr., 42, identified as Clark’s son, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, Griffin said.

Austin Amos Kennedy Byrnside, 22, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, Griffin said.

According to Griffin, Byrnside is Clark’s grandson and Jones’ nephew.

Byrnside and Jones planned a robbery several days before Clark was assaulted, Griffin said.

According to Griffin, Burnside used an air rifle to lead the attack on Clark.

Clark was the owner of the Dixie Diner in Laurel Park and was well regarded in the community, Griffin said.

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The McQueen boys win the 5A Nevada State Athletics Championship https://fivecountyfair.org/the-mcqueen-boys-win-the-5a-nevada-state-athletics-championship/ Sun, 22 May 2022 19:39:33 +0000 https://fivecountyfair.org/the-mcqueen-boys-win-the-5a-nevada-state-athletics-championship/

Kyle Ortega Gammill is already one of the best distance runners in the state, and on Friday he added to his legacy by setting the stadium record in the 1,600-meter race.

But it was a short-lived record.

The Reno High senior’s posted time of 4 minutes, 16.36 seconds, set in the 5A boys race at the NIAA State Track and Field Championships in Reed, lasted about 20 minutes.

Shortly after Ortega Gammill’s run; Yerington senior Ku Stevens ran a 4:15.77 in the Class 2A boys 1600 race to lower the stadium record even further.

Ortega Gammill can take comfort in the fact that he holds the state record of 4:08.67 over the distance, set earlier this spring.

He said he was a bit overwhelmed by the atmosphere, as it was his first state meet. The 2020 season was cut short due to the pandemic and there was no state meet in 2021.

Reno's Kyle Ortega-Gammill wins the 5A boy's 800 meter race during the NIAA State Track and Field Championships at Reed High School in Sparks on Saturday.

McQueen reestablished his dominance in athletics by winning the boys’ tag team title with 101 points.

The Lancers are the last school in the North to win the state, winning the title in 2014. McQueen also won the state in 2010, when current coach Paul Deleon competed on the Lancers team.

“Athletics is a team sport, often people don’t realize it’s a team sport, DeLeon said. “They’re all just really close.”

Other McQueen highlights include junior Jayden LaGrone winning the men’s 300 hurdles race (38.39) and second in the 110 hurdles (14.67); the Lancers winning the 4×200 meter relay in 1:27.89. Senior Ashton Hayes finished third in the 100 meters.

McQueen won the 5A men's track and field championship on Saturday at Reed.

Stevens, who will race for Oregon in the fall, won four gold medals in the state meet, winning the 800 (1:59.60), 1600, 3200 (9:17.49) and anchoring the Lions 4×800 relay team in first place. His time of 3200 is also a reed stadium record. He posted an 8:54 in the 3200 at the Arcadia Invitational earlier this spring.

Stevens never lost a race in the 800, 1700, and 3200 in all of his high school competitions in Nevada.