Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki launched a pre-emptive strike Monday by announcing he’ll probably be indicted on criminal charges.
The Republican and possible challenger in 2010 to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., parlayed his own possible indictment into an attack on his opponent.
He blamed Reid for the investigation. Reid’s staff flatly denied any involvement.
Krolicki was state treasurer for eight years before election to his current job in 2006.
He said the charges might be over his handling of a college savings program run by the treasurer’s office.
Auditors reported in 2007 that Krolicki broke the law by letting $6 million in college savings program funds remain in the control of consulting firms and trust fund managers instead of putting them in state interest-earning accounts.
LEST YE BE JUDGED
District Judge Donald Mosley’s 16-year-old son was ordered released from custody pending charges in a fatal car crash.
Michael Mosley had been in custody since the Nov. 14 crash, which killed 15-year-old Olivia Hyten. Authorities said Mosley was racing against a vehicle in which Hyten was a passenger.
The younger Mosley was arrested following the crash on suspicion of drunken driving and possession of a spring-loaded knife.
Prosecutors said formal charges could come once they receive the final report from Henderson police.
ISN’T THAT SPECIAL
Gov. Jim Gibbons and legislative leaders agree: They need a special session.
The governor said he will call the session into order Dec. 8-9. Its goal is to pass laws needed to deal with a $330 million state budget shortfall. The plan includes borrowing and budget cuts.
DNA MATCH IN KILLING
Reno police announced they arrested a pipefitter and Marine veteran and charged him with the January killing of 19-year-old Brianna Denison.
Denison, a college student, disappeared from a friend’s home near the University of Nevada, Reno in the night.
James Michael Biela faces charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault.
Police said a tip led them to Biela. A subsequent test matched his DNA with DNA found at the crime scene.
Hundreds of needy people and thousands of pounds of free food came together at local charities on Thanksgiving.
Volunteers fixed plates of turkey and fixings for those in need of a hot meal and a dry place to stay.
"I ain’t eaten in four or five days," said one thankful man.
BLACK OR BLEAK?
Long lines awaited predawn bargain hunters on Black Friday, just like they do every year.
Deals were had, cash was laid out, and folks went home with their bounty: clothes and computers and that warm feeling of goodness that accompanies a bargain fought especially hard for.
But was it enough? Will it last? Can it fix the economy?
Nobody knows just yet.Week In ReviewMore Information
QUOTES“I should have gone to Cal State Long Beach.”Alycia Hayesa UNLV student lamenting a proposed tuition increase “The state of Nevada is in bad shape, and that’s an understatement.”U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.Promising a stimulus bill “In Nevada, all Democratic partisan roads lead to Harry Reid.”Lt. Gov. Brian Krolickiexplaining why he believes he faces indictment on criminal charges“Even though we know our dogs and we think we know their temperaments, this shows that, at any given time, they can resort back to their instinctive behavior.”Bill Cassella police spokesman talking about the fatal mauling of a 2-year-old by the family’s petMULTIMEDIAHOMELESS TEENS STORMY WEATHER GINGERBREAD VILLAGE CAROL CLING’S MOVIE MINUTEG2E FASHION CATHOLIC CHARITIESCASA ROSA MOVEFALL COLORS UNLV FOOTBALL BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS MOTOR TREND AUTO SHOW UNLV BASKETBALL vs CAL CINCINNATI vs FLORIDA STATE WEST VIRGINIA vs IOWAJONAS BROTHERS CONCERT BY THE NUMBERS5The number of wins by the UNLV football team this season, after winning just two in each of the last three seasons.6The number of wins the Rebels needed to qualify for a bowl game.10,396The estimated population shrinkage in Clark County from July 1, 2007, to July 1, 2008.5.2%The amount that taxable sales fell in Nevada in September compared to the same month last year.32The number of hours Russ Mayfield camped in front of Best Buy in the Best in the West shopping center. He staked out the spot Wednesday at 9 p.m.