🌱 ‘Fentanyl Mom’ faces new charges + counsel charged

Rise and shine, Reno! It’s Friday, so let’s start with everything you need to know that’s going on in town today.


First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Usually sunny and cooler. High: 44 Low: 27.


Here are the top 3 stories from today in Reno:

  1. The woman who was arrested last month on charge of her nine-year-old child who ingested fentanyl faces a new charge. “Mum Fentanyl” is actually Elizabeth Marie Irvin, 30 years old. Recently, authorities recalled her face while she was on duty for another issue, leading to events that led to her new charge. (KOLO)
  2. Councilor Jenny Brekhus has been accused of refusing Jacobs Entertainment’s request to appear at a public meeting. Garrett Gordon was the lawyer acting on behalf of Jacobs Entertainment. He said Brekhus rejected his request to appear at a neighborhood meeting for residents of his neighborhood. (KRNV My News 4)
  3. The story of Brianna Denison, the victim of the murder of a college student, was broadcast on “Dateline” on the Oxygen Network. For some markets, the episode will repeat on January 19. The story covers Denison’s kidnapping and assault. He also explains his attacker’s story in more detail and explains why he is currently on death row in Nevada. (Reno Gazette Journal)

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Today in Reno:

  • Rubles Plunge LIVE winter rock show At the Peavine Taphouse (8:00 p.m.)
  • Eric Blake At l’Arche (8:00 p.m.)
  • #MILLENNIUM At the Theater (8:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Northern Nevada Food Bank has a very important update. They ask everyone to wear masks when visiting any of their programs, even if it is a drive-thru or away cast. Find out all the details on their publication! (Instagram)
  • The Discovery is pleased to announce that they are launching the debut of their LEGO® Battlebots series. You can register for one of two age groups. Let the battles begin! (Instagram)
  • Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets of Reno is asking for your help in spreading the word about Pico. He was lost on January 12 near Prater and I Street. Pico has been described as a three-pound Yorkie with caramel and silver fur. Please contact us if you have any information. (Facebook)

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You are all taken for today. I’ll see you soon!

Dominique-Noelle Rafael

About me: Dominique is a self-taught UX / UI designer based in Princeton, NJ. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Information Science last spring. She’s excited to start working on the Patch newsletter project this year!

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