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Sparks Police Look for Kidnapping Suspect Video included

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According to the victim, an unknown suspect got into her vehicle and demanded that the victim drive him to an area in south Reno. The victim stated that the suspect was armed with an unknown type handgun.

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Crews Working on 1,500 Acre Brush Fire in Smith Valley Video included

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They are asking drivers to watch for emergency vehicles in and around Upper Colony Road and the Piñon Canyon area. 

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1 Dead, 22 Injured at New Jersey Arts Festival Video included

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say it appears that "neighborhood beef" is behind a fatal shooting that erupted at an all-night New Jersey arts festival.     

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Nevada to Consider Changes After Court's Voter Purge Ruling

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -  The court in a 5-4 ruling Monday affirmed Ohio's practice of identifying voters for potential removal if they don't vote in a federal election. 

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Nevada DMV Makes it Easier to Change Gender on Licenses, IDs Video included

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gender Justice Nevada Clinical Director Jane Heenan says the previous policy added further costs and stress for trans and gender-nonconforming people.   

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Father's Day Events

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Sunday, June 17th is all about dads! Check here to see some special events going on around town this Father's Day.

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Aces Fall to Omaha in Series Opener

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In the series opener between the Omaha Storm Chasers and Reno Aces, the Aces fell by the score of 9-5. Offensively, the Aces were led by Socrates Brito who went 2-for-3 with a home run and an RBI. Alex Young received the nod from the Aces coaching staff. Young went 6.0 innings and allowed 8 runs on 14 hits. 

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99th Reno Rodeo 2nd Performance Results

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It was another sold out crowd for the second night of the Reno Rodeo. Ram Truck night featured an exciting line-up of cowboys and cowgirls all looking for a slice of the hefty 2018 cash purse. Alex Wright came out on top in saddle bronc against family members with a score of 165, on two. 

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Reno 1868 FC Earns Draw with Orange County

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Reno 1868 FC forward Danny Musovski helped pull Reno from the brink in the final minutes Saturday night and helped the club walk away with a 2-2 draw against Orange County SC. The 2-2 draw extended Reno’s unbeaten streak to 11-straight and helped Reno remain perfect on the road. 

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Big Events and Big Traffic

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With all of the events going on in town this weekend, along with the many road closures, there is bound to be more traffic and frustrated drivers. Local law enforcement is ready for the increased traffic.

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Actor Says Husband's Tesla Car Shot Flames in Traffic

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Mary McCormack has shared video of her husband's Tesla car shooting flames while in Southern California traffic.      McCormack said in an accompanying tweet Friday that there was "no accident" and the incident was "out of the blue."     

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The Carson City Off-Road Revs Through Town

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The Carson City Off-Road three day event includes mountain biking, live music, beer gardens and a gear expo. Part of their proceeds benefit multiple organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada.

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MINI of Reno's Beauty Contest To Benefit Bulldogs Video included

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As part of it's eight anniversary, MINI of Reno put on the "Biggest Little Bulldog Beauty Contest" Saturday to benefit the Northern Nevada Bulldog Rescue. 

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Changes Made To Nevada's Sex Offender Registration System Video included

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Significant changes to Nevada’s sex offender registration system are in effect. 

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NHP Holds Free Child Safety Seat Check Video included

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NHP held a child safety seat check at the Jaguar and Land Rover Dealership where they checked attendees child seats for free.

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DCSO Fundraises For K-9 Program

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The first annual K-9 Charity Tournament is taking place in Minden to fundraise money for a special portion of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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Water Services Restored At Vista Blvd., Some Traffic Delays Video included

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The City of Sparks says that one lane in each direction of Vista Boulevard is now open.

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Power Restored in Sparks For Most Residents

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NV Energy reports that most of the 300 Sparks residents that experience a power outage Friday evening now have their power back.

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Aces Hammer Cubs 13-5

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An offensive explosion propelled the Aces to their 32nd win of the season. 

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Reno Rodeo Night One Results

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The Wright family, who qualified for seven of 12 positions, topped the saddle bronc leader board taking the top four positions.

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Reno Police: Man Arrested After Death Of Child Video included

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The Reno Police Department reports that a man was arrested in connection to the death of a child on Thursday.

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Over 2000 Without Power In Lyon County Due To Outage

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NV Energy reports that a power outage in Lyon County has left over 2000 people without power on Friday night. They said the cause was damage to NV Energy equipment.

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Several People Arrested in Connection With FBI "Ongoing Investigation" Video included

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The Department of Justice U.S. Attorney's Office reports that the group had an arrest warrant for various drug trafficking offenses, including conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.

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Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy Graduation Ceremony Video included

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There will be new law enforcement officers as 29 people graduated from the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy on Friday.

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New Playground for Children at Family Shelter; $15K Donation from Junior League of Reno Video included

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The approximately 65 children living at the family shelter on Record Street now have their very own playground. It's all thanks to a generous $15,000 donation from the Junior League of Reno. 

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One Year Later: Marijuana's Impact on Nevada's Public Safety Video included

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It's been almost a full year since marijuana went on sale for recreational use in Nevada. Just ahead of the July 1 anniversary, Channel 2 looked into whether the crime rates, as feared by opponents to legalization, have gone sky high.

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Ely Woman Arrested For Trying To Smuggle Drugs While Visiting Inmate Video included

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The Nevada Department of Public Safety reports that a woman was arrested for trying to smuggle methamphetamine into Ely State Prison on June 9. They said Aubriah Reynolds, 24, was visiting an inmate that morning when she was caught with 22 grams of methamphetamine.

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Audio and Video Issues With Charter

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Viewers that watch our channel via Charter may experience some issues with audio and video. This is a problem on Charter's end, and they are currently troubleshooting the issue.  We apologize for any inconvenience or frustration caused by these technical difficulties. More>>

Nevada Department of Wildlife Promotes Lake Tahoe Safety With New Boat Video included

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Boating and Lake Tahoe go hand-in-hand, but not even sunshine and clear waters can make boaters immune to the risks that exist every time they leave the dock. 

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Things 2 Do This Weekend! Video included

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Whether you are a cowboy, a thespian or just need a new furry friend, we have you covered this weekend with a ton of amazing events!

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Two Brushfires North of Reno, Near Gerlach and Nixon Video included

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Two small brushfires north of Reno are now both fully contained. 

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NY Attorney General Says Eric Trump's Charity Remains Under Investigation

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New York's attorney general isn't done taking on Trump family charities after suing the president over allegations he treated his nonprofit like a personal piggy bank. 

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Citibank to Pay $100 Million to Settle Rate Manipulation Charges

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Citigroup is agreeing to pay $100 million to settle charges that its bankers manipulated an important interest rate used to price everything from credit cards to mortgages. 

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China to Impose Tariffs of 25% on 545 U.S. Products Next Month Video included

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China plans to impose 25% tariffs on roughly $50 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for the Trump administration's announcement Friday that it would impose duties of the same amount on $50 billion of Chinese goods, according to a report from the official news agency Xinhua.

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Family: Aaron Salazar Moved Out of ICU, Transferred to Another Facility Video included

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Aaron Salazar's family says he is no longer in ICU, and has been transferred to another facility in Reno. The 22-year-old was found severely injured next to railroad tracks in Truckee last month.

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Man In Custody After Barricaded in Truck on US 93 near Hoover Dam Video included

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PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a man believed to have a weapon and possibly a sign is refusing to get out of a large pickup truck near the Arizona-Nevada state line, forcing the closure of the main highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas.      ...

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Mono County Deputies Investigate Accidental Shooting at Gun Range

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Authorities are in investigating an accidental shooting at a gun range in Mono County early Friday morning.  

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One Deputy Killed, Another in Critical Condition After Kansas City Shooting Video included

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Authorities say one sheriff's deputy is dead and another is critically wounded after they were overcome by an inmate while driving a transport vehicle near the Wyandotte County courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Judge Jails Former Trump Campaign Chair Manafort Ahead of Trial Video included

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A federal judge has ordered former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort ahead of his trial, citing recently filed obstruction charges.

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Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive Next Month in Reno Video included

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Our annual ‘Give 2 Live’ blood drive is coming up next month. This is the first year the blood drive is scheduled for two days.

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President Trump: Michael Cohen No Longer My Personal Lawyer Video included

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President Trump on Friday claimed that Michael Cohen is not his lawyer, as Cohen faces a federal investigation related to his business dealings. 

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President Trump: North Korea Starts Returning Remains of U.S. Soldiers Video included

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President Donald Trump says North Korea has started returning the remains of U.S. soldiers missing during the Korean War. 

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President Trump Voices Reservations About Doing a Mueller Interview Video included

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President Donald Trump says he thinks the Russia probe is "very biased" and has reservations about being interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller.  

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Kellogg Recalls Honey Smacks Because of Salmonella Potential Video included

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The Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states. 

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Southbound Sparks Blvd. to Close This Weekend for SouthEast Connector Project Video included

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Southbound traffic will detour to McCarran Boulevard and Vista Boulevard. Drivers going north from Greg Street will still be able to use Sparks Blvd. 

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President Trump Says FBI Was 'Plotting Against' Me After Released Report Video included

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President Trump says the Justice Department watchdog report on the Clinton email probe shows the FBI was biased against him "at the top level" and was "plotting against my election."

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New Vehicle Liability Insurance Minimums Effective July 1 Video included

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Drivers who carry the current minimum coverage will see a premium increase with the higher limits.  

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House Immigration Bill Includes 'Dreamer' Visas

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House Republicans are reviewing a discussion draft of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a visa system for young "Dreamers" and other immigrants.

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Reno Rodeo Back in Town Video included

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The Reno Rodeo is back in town. For some, it brings back childhood memories and others are taking it all in for the first time. It's an event 99 years in the making.

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PRCA Xtreme Bulls Opens 99th Reno Rodeo Video included

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The “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” bucked off to a great start with a night of Xtreme Bulls. 

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Sparks Police Determine No Crime Had Occurred In Attempted Kidnapping Case Video included

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UPDATE: Sparks Police say they met with the possible suspect on Friday afternoon. They said the individual was cooperative and the officers determined that it was not an attempted kidnapping and that no crime had occurred.

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State Home-Buying Assistance Helps 1,000 Veteran Families Video included

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A veteran family has a new home in Sparks thanks to the Home is Possible for Heroes program.  

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Energy Choice Ads Ramp-Up in the Silver State Video included

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Campaign advertisements both for and against the energy choice ballot measure have hit the airwaves in Nevada. 

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Forest Service: 517-Acre Voltaire Fire in Carson City Nearing 100% Contained Video included

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UPDATE: The U.S. Forest Service says the 517-acre Voltaire Fire in Carson City is nearing 100% contained. Officials said it should be fully contained by 6 p.m. on Thursday night.

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Northern Nevada HOPES Expanding; Sees Spike in Demand for Healthcare Services Video included

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Northern Nevada HOPES sees almost 10,000 patients through almost 50,000 appointments, annually.  Growing right along with those numbers, HOPES is now expanding its services.

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Community Health Alliance Holds Nutrition Education Event Video included

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The Community Health Alliance (CHA) hosted a free, community wide nutrition health fair on Thursday at the Sparks Health Center. Along with nutrition education, they had oral health screenings, a pop-up farmer's market, a superhero photo booth and more.

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Carson City Sheriff's Office Seeks Escaped Work Crew Inmate Video included

Michael Bass. Photo courtesy of Carson City Sheriff's Office. Michael Bass. Photo courtesy of Carson City Sheriff's Office.
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The Carson City Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding a work crew inmate who escaped from custody early Tuesday morning.  

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Michael Cohen Hunts for New Lawyers in FBI Probe

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings.

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NDOT Asks For Public Input On Rural Transit Needs

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The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will be hosting community workshops for the public to give their input on rural transit services and needs this summer. 

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WC Library System Partners With Food Bank To Feed Kids Video included

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The Washoe County Library System is partnering with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) to provide meals to children ages 1-18 this summer. Beginning Tuesday, several library locations will be hosting the Kids Cafe Summer Meals Program, which delivers free lunches to children in their neighborhoods, including at the library to encourage kids to read while they eat.

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Sandbag Clean-Up Events in Swan and Silver Lake Areas This Month Video included

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Washoe County and several other organizations are asking for volunteers for a sandbag clean-up event in the Swan and Silver Lake areas later this month.

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Attorney General Sessions to Address School Resource Officers in Reno

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to speak at the National Association of School Resource Officers conference in Reno later this month. The event is not open to the public.  

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Authorities Seek Inmate Walkaway From Near Sparks City Hall Video included

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The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Sparks Police need your help finding an inmate who walked away from a work crew on Tuesday morning.  

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