Bataclan reopens year after attack

One year after 90 concert goers were killed in Paris, the Bataclan music venue opened with a performance by Sting on Saturday, Nov. 12.

The concert opened with a moment of silence for the victims of the venue and Sting told the crowd,“We shall not forget them,” according to CNN.

Around 1,000 people attended the concert and the proceeds went to organizations that support the victims of the attack and their families.

Members of the IS militant group coordinated attacks across Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, killing 130 people. That night, Eagles of Death Metal, a U.S. rock band, was performing at the Bataclan when three gunmen entered the venue and opened fire on the crowd.

The Bataclan remained closed until the Sting concert.

People who were injured and the families of the people killed were invited to the concert and given seats in the balconies. Many remained empty.

On Sunday, Eagles of Death Metal and survivors of the attack unveiled a plaque with the victims’ names in front of the concert venue.


‘Making a Murderer’ subject set free from prison

After his murder case became the subject of a Netflix series, a judge released Brendan Dassey from prison on Monday, Nov. 14.

Dassey’s conviction was overturned in August by the same judge that released him, but prosecutors are appealing that decision. The judge ruled that his confession was coerced by investigators and Dassey was tricked into confessing to helping his uncle rape and kill a woman.

He was charged in 2007 with first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault and corpse mutilation. He was 16 years old at the time of the conviction.

It is not clear how long his release will take, but he may be home by Thanksgiving. He has to notify federal probation officers of where he plans to live after being released by Tuesday. The officers then have to inspect and clear the location before they can release him from prison.

Dassey has to check in with a probation officer and live under strict probation terms. He can’t travel out of his home state of Wisconsin without permission and will not be able to receive a passport.


Severe car crash leaves one hospitalized

A car crash in east Reno left one man injured and in the hospital Monday, Nov. 14.

The man received critical injuries after his car was hit by a truck around 6:30 a.m. on South Rock Boulevard. He was pulling out of a business driveway when the accident occurred. He was then taken to Renown Regional Medical Center by emergency responders for treatment.

The truck driver is cooperating with the police as they investigate the crash. The street has been reopened after the cars were cleared from the street.

The Reno Police Department’s Traffic Major Accident Investigation Team was brought to the scene due to the severity of the crash and injuries sustained.

RPD released a statement asking drivers to be vigilant, especially while on the roads in the morning, and to yield to vehicles and pedestrians who have the right of way.

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