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Campers Urged to Use Caution During Labor Day Weekend

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Many people will be heading outdoors for an extended camping trip, this weekend.  But fire officials are asking them to do it responsibly.
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District Attorney Report on Officer Involved Shooting

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The district attorney has released his report on an officer involved shooting that killed a woman in October of 2013.
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School Trustee Recall Moving Forward

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While the Washoe School District Trustees try and solve their legal problems with both their Superintendent and their former School Police Chief those outraged by all but one of the trustees are moving forward with their own effort to recall them.
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Morrison University Faces Possible Closure Due to Bankruptcy

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Morrison University may be closing its doors due to Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but there's still hope for the school to stay open if it's sold to another company. More>>

Man Robbed Gas Station 12 Days After Leaving Jail

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A 27-year-old Nevada man who robbed a gas station in Stead just 12 days after he'd been released from prison is headed back there for up to 26 years. More>>

1 Month Since Voluntary Water Restrictions

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How that request is going over, and where our water supplies stand today. More>>

Obama Rules out US military Action in Ukraine

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President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine. More>>

Obama Weighs Options for Targeting IS Group

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President Barack Obama says degrading Islamic State militants is going to require a "regional strategy" and assistance from partners in the Middle East.
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Woman Dies at Burning Man

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An early morning incident has left one woman dead at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. More>>

2 Injured in Helicopter Crash

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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that two people have suffered minor injuries in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, August 27th. More>>

Panel Backs $1.25M for Drone Research in Nevada

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Nevada lawmakers are kicking in more than $1 million to help get the state's fledgling drone testing industry off the ground. More>>

Nevada Gambling Revenue Inches Upward in July

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State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was up less than 1 percent in July compared with the same month last year. More>>

State Allocates $1.4M for Yucca Mountain Dump Opposition Video included

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Nevada is gearing up for a new phase in its 25-year fight to prevent the federal government from burying the nation's nuclear waste about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. More>>

Aces Close Home Slate with Sweep

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When they needed it most, the Reno Aces came up with their first series sweep of the year. Reno topped the Omaha Storm Chasers, 5-2, to keep pace with the Sacramento River Cats in the Pacific Northern Division race.  More>>

Wildfire Burns Near Kingsbury Grade

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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Sierra Front report that fire crews have been called to a wildfire burning near Kingsbury Grade. More>>

Spider Season is Here, More Black Widows Are Near

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Its spider season here in the Truckee Meadows… that means we're seeing a huge influx of black widows and other bugs outside right now. Spider season starts in early August and goes until late October and even early November. More>>

Former Police Chief Sues WCSD

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Just as they make a move to settle a lawsuit filed by the superintendent, the Washoe County School Board is facing another suit-- this one filed by former school police chief Mike Mieras. More>>

Nevada Sales Tax up 4.7 Percent from Last Year

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Nevada's taxable sales rose 4.7 percent in June compared with the same month a year ago, led by an 8 percent gain in Clark County and a 7.3 percent increase in Washoe County. More>>

Money Watch Q & A: Financial Aid & Scholarships: What Parents Need to Know

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Tonight's Money Watch Q & A segment could potentially help you save thousands of dollars sending your kids to college. You can get financial aid tips from a Financial Literacy Specialist by calling 858-2222 between 5 - 6 p.m.


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Report Shows Biggest Quarterly Gain in Nevada Employers in 7 years

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The number of employers in Nevada has grown 4.1 percent over the past three months compared to the same period a year ago and has nearly returned to the peak of more than 60,000 employers in 2008. More>>

Cash or Cards?

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Cash or cards? It's the new paper or plastic dilemma.
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Fire Restrictions to be Lifted September 2nd

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The Bureau of Land Management Reports that several governmental agencies in the area will begin lifting fire restrictions starting on Tuesday, September 2nd.
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"Door to Door for Student Achievement" Program Seeks Volunteers

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The Washoe County School District is asking for volunteers to come forward to participate in the annual "Door to Door for Student Achievement" Program.
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WCSO Arrests Second Suspect in Sun Valley Attempted Murder

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Detectives with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office report they've placed a second suspect under arrest for an attempted murder on July 22nd.
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Forest Service Plans Open House on Heavenly Proposal

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The Forest Service has announced plans for an open house to discuss proposed changes to the Heavenly Mountain Resort.
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Missouri Governor Names New Public Safety Director Following Ferguson Shooting

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb. More>>

Army IDs Soldier Who Shot Self at Virginia Base

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The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head. More>>

Florida Supreme Court Asked to Rule on Gay Marriage

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Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional. More>>

Family of Shooting Victim Asks Public for Help in Investigation

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The family of a man shot and killed through the window of his home has come forward to ask the public for help in the investigation. More>>

Watchdog Groups Urge Transparency in Tesla Gigafactory Competition

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - As Nevada and other Western states compete to house the multi-billion-dollar Tesla Gigafactory, consumer watchdog are urging transparency in a very competitive process.

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Drought blamed for deaths of dozens of Reno ducks

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RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Reno city parks officials are blaming degraded water quality due to the drought for the deaths of dozens of ducks at a pair of urban lakes. More>>

UAV-based Company From California Moves to Reno

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Local and state leaders held a press conference at Reno-Stead Airport on Tuesday to welcome Ashima Devices to our area. More>>

Aces Win Back-and-Forth Battle Over Omaha

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Trailing by three runs midway through the game, the Aces battled back to defeat the Omaha Storm Chasers, 7-6, on Tuesday night to stay one game behind first-place Sacramento. More>>

Washoe School Board Offers to Settle with Superintendent

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Tuesday the School Board that fired Pedro Martinez in a closed door meeting; the one that he has sued for breaking the open meeting laws and for a breach of his contract; the same one that refuses to apologize to him, has offered him cash to settle the matter and put it behind him. More>>

Efficiency at Center of TMWA, Washoe County Water Utility Merger

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TMWA and Washoe County will combine their water utilities, meaning all customers will get their water from the same agency. More>>

Legality of Feeding Bears

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife is reminding people on the legality of feeding bears following the attack of a Kings Beach woman who reportedly fed bears for years. More>>

Here Come the Ribs!

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Victorian Square is getting very appetizing for a big event on its way. Starting Wednesday at 11:00am, Sparks will once again be host to one of the top rib draws in the country. More>>

New Details in Sparks Stabbing Investigation

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Sparks Police have released a sketch of the suspect in a late night stabbing that occurred Sunday, August 17th.  More>>

New, Open-Ended Cease-Fire in effect between Israel and Hamas

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The two sides announced Tuesday that they had agreed to the truce, after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people -- the vast majority Palestinians. More>>

Perry Campaign to Pay Legal Funds, Not Taxpayers

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Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry says campaign funds, not taxpayers, will pick up his legal tab to deter complaints. More>>

Arizona Shooting Instructor Killed in Accidental Shooting

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Authorities say an Arizona shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi. More>>

G Street Shooting Hospitalizes 2

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Sparks Police are searching for a suspect, after two people were hospitalized in a shooting on the 1000-block of G St. Monday night. More>>

Hagens Tosses Complete Game in Aces Win

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 The win kept the Aces just one game back of the Sacramento River Cats who won their game in Nashville to stay on top of the Pacific Northern Division title.  More>>

Charity Director Dies at 52

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Paul M. Laxalt, Development Director for Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, has died at 52. More>>

Prepare for an Earthquake: Shoes, Flashlight by Every Bed

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Paul Lessard of Prep and Save Survival Store in Sparks says emergencies can disorient people. More>>

WCSO Investigates Inmate Death

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Detectives with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of an inmate at the Washoe County Detention Facility. More>>

City of Reno Earns National Awards

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Several of the City of Reno's departments have been recognized nationally over the past fiscal year.  More>>

Scientists Study Earthquake Early Warning System

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Japan, Mexico, and Romania already have early warning systems in place, for earthquakes. Scientists at the University of California-Berkeley are testing a prototype, that eventually could be used, here in Nevada.  More>>

Detectives Identify Body Found at Sand Harbor

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Detectives with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office have identified the man whose body was found near the Sand Harbor boat docks on Friday, but the circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear. More>>

Douglas County Seeks Arson Suspects

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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is looking for information, after several suspicious fires were reported in the Gardnerville Ranchos Sunday morning. More>>

Soldier at Fort Lee Barricades, Kills Herself in Army Office

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FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - The Army says early reports indicate that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, on a central Virginia base.
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Search for Gas Leaks Continue After California Quake

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The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days. More>>

Tahoe Woman Attacked by Bear Facing Charges

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A Lake Tahoe woman who was attacked by a black bear in her backyard could become the first person in the area charged with illegally feeding the wild animals. More>>

October Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Murder in Elko

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A man accused of fatally shooting a 26-year-old friend in an Elko Indian Colony home will go on trial in October. More>>

Sen. Debbie Smith Named President of National Association of State Lawmakers

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A high-ranking Democratic state senator from Sparks has been named president of a national association of state lawmakers. More>>

Carson City Sheriff's Office Warns of Scam

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The Carson City Sheriff's Office is warning of a telephone scam that uses the name of their Undersheriff. They say they have received numerous reports from residents saying they have been called by the current Undersheriff Steve Albertson---warning them of a warrant out for their arrest. Reports say the caller has some accurate information like addresses and vehicle types. The scams tends to say the victim has unpaid traffic violations resulting from intersection cameras. The caller's number ... More>>

Suspect in Yogurt Store Robbery Arrested

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Twenty-year-old Travis Matoon has been arrested for Robbery, Resisting Public Officers, and Probation Violations after allegedly robbing the Honey Treat Yogurt at 5000 Smithridge Drive.  Police say on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at around 3:00 p.m... More>>

Wolf Pack Football Names Captains for 2014 Season

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In voting by the team, seniors Cody Fajardo, Matt Galas and Jonathan McNeal along with junior Jordan Dobrich were named captains of the 2014 Nevada football team. More>>

Aces Open Series with Walk Off

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Danny Dorn gave the Aces a 5-4 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning Sunday night at Aces Ballpark.
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Numerous Buildings Uninhabitable After Napa Earthquake

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Officials in the city of Napa say 15 to 16 buildings are no longer inhabitable after Sunday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake, and there is only limited access to numerous other structures. More>>

3 Dead in Los Angeles-Area Shootings

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Three people are dead and two others are injured after three separate shootings within the span of an hour Sunday morning, and the Los Angeles Police Department says the attacks may be related.. More>>

3 People Critically Injured After California Quake

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Three people were seriously injured after a large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area, and nearly 90 patients have been treated at one hospital. More>>

Aces Lose Series Finale Against Cubs

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For the fourth time this season, the Reno Aces’ bid for a series sweep fell short as the Iowa Cubs used a big night from Jorge Soler to top Reno, 10-7, in the series finale.
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Police Investigate Stabbing at Downtown Reno Motel

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Reno Police are investigating a stabbing that happened Saturday morning at the Rancho Sierra Motel on Fourth Street downtown.

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Sparks Police Arrest Man Accused of Endangering Son, Beating Mother

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Sparks Police arrested 27-year-old Juaquin Acuna Thurday night, after they say he beat up his ex-girlfriend in front of their 5-year-old child. More>>

Reid Apologizes for Asian Jokes at Vegas Luncheon

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon in Las Vegas this week.Reid was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. More>>

Sparks Suspect Who Rammed Ex-Girlfriend's Vehicle Turns Himself In Video included

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Police need your help finding a man they say rammed his ex-girlfriend's vehicle with his truck early Friday morning in Sparks near Pyramid Highway and Victorian Avenue. More>>

Nevada Soccer Opens with a 1-1 Draw

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The Nevada soccer team played to a 1-1 double overtime draw against No. 25 Denver Friday afternoon at Moana Field to open the 2014 regular season.   More>>

Aces One Game Out of First

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Danny Dorn homered, tripled, doubled, drove in three and scored three as the Reno Aces defeated the Iowa Cubs, 11-6, on Friday night at Aces Ballpark. More>>

Reno Airport Gets Boost From Burning Man Visitors

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15,000 people are expected to land at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, on their way to the Burning Man Festival. The extra passengers make the festival the largest special event for the airport.
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Accused Sparks Killer Makes $150,000 Bail, Released From Custody

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The man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed trespasser at a Sparks home earlier this year is now out on $150,000 bail. More>>

Quagga Mussel DNA Found at South Fork State Recreation Area

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife has announced that the reservoir at South Fork State Recreation Area has tested positive for quagga mussel DNA. No adult quagga mussels or veligers (larval stage quagga) were found in that waterway. More>>

Food Bank of Northern Nevada Gets $10,000 Donation

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The Food Bank of Northern Nevada got a big gift from a local company on Friday. More>>

Things 2 Do This Weekend!

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We've got a long list of Things 2 Do this weekend! From horse races to a coin show and Greek Festival. And did we mention an outdoor movie, wedding faire – and the Reno Aces?! More>>

CDC Director to Visit Ebola Outbreak Countries

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A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden is scheduled to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea next week. More>>

Lahontan Water Board Issues Enforcement Order Against South Lake Tahoe Gas Station

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Recent sampling of a drinking water well at a motel near the Nevada state line in South Lake Tahoe revealed the presence of the contaminant MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) at concentrations above the drinking water standard for taste and odor. More>>

Pet Owners Look to Spruce Up Reno Dog Park

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A local group of pet owners has launched a grassroots campaign to help pay for improvements at a Reno dog park. The Virginia Lake Dog Park Restoration Project needs $40,000 to complete a series of renovations. More>>

Deputies Arrest Man in December 2013 Incline Village Murder Video included

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Washoe County Detectives have arrested a man on one charge of open murder in connection with a December 2013 death in Incline Village. More>>

President Obama Offers New Accommodations on Birth Control

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The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. More>>

Pentagon: U.S. Airstrikes Continue Near Mosul Dam Video included

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The Pentagon says U.S. warplanes have made three more airstrikes against Islamic State targets near the Mosul Dam, including a machine gun position that was firing on Iraqi forces. More>>

Several Sparks Streets Will be Closed While Monitoring Wells are Installed

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Installation of monitoring wells will take place during the work week (Monday through Friday) in Sparks through a multi-step process. Heavy, steel trench plates will cover the individual monitoring well locations and traffic control measures will be in place. More>>

University of Nevada Fans Show Off Wolf Pack Pride With Blue!

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Today is Friday and the University of Nevada wants you to show your Pack pride by dressing up in blue every Friday. More>>

Suspect in California Amber Alert Arrested in Hawthorne

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According to the Bishop Police Department, the suspect in Thursday night's AMBER alert was arrested outside of Hawthorne.  More>>

Sacramento Patient Blood Negative for Ebola Virus Video included

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According to officials, the patient recently admitted to Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento has tested negative for the Ebola Virus. The announcement came during a news conference Thursday night at the hospital. More>>

Sparks Motel 6 Guests Awoken by Gunfire Video included

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Gunfire rang out early Thursday morning, terrifying guests at a Sparks Motel 6 and now police have a man in custody accused of firing dozens of rounds at vehicles. More>>

Thousands of Students Move Into University of Nevada Dorms Video included

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University of Nevada freshmen take a big step into adulthood as they prepare for a new chapter in their lives. About 2,200 students began moving into their dorms on Thursday. More>>

American Air Will Charge for Solo 12-14 Year Olds

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American Airlines says it will charge a $150 fee each way for minors between 12 and 14 who fly alone.The change starts Sept. 3. More>>

Inmate Dies at Northern Nevada Correctional Center

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The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate has died at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City. More>>

More New DNA Prompts Delay in 1976 Murder Appeal Video included

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A Nevada judge considering a new trial for a woman who's served more than 30 years in prison for a murder she says she didn't commit has postponed his decision after her lawyers said they have additional, new DNA evidence they believe will prove her innocence. More>>

Rising Firefighting Costs Affecting Budget Video included

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A variety of changes have impacted the size of fires and the amount of resources needed to fight them. That's taking money away from different programs within the U.S. Forest service. More>>

Reno Police Arrest Saint Mary's Phlebotomist on Sexual Assault Charge Video included

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Reno Police have arrested a Saint Mary's hospital phlebotomist they say sexually assaulted a female patient. More>>

Oily Rags Blamed for Sun Valley House Fire

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Firefighters say the spontaneous combustion of oily rags started a fire that left a Sun Valley Home uninhabitable on Wednesday. More>>

Fundraiser Organized for Family Affected by Tragic Shooting Video included

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The community is rallying around a young family left behind after a deadly shooting in Reno a month ago. As police work to find out who was behind the shooting, friends are helping the family carry on. More>>

Reno Aces Playoff Tickets Now Available

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The Reno Aces announced today playoff tickets for all possible games at Aces Ballpark are now available. The Aces enter the final stretch of the season three games behind the Sacramento River Cats for the Pacific Northern Division title. More>>

Slot Machines in Nevada, New Jersey Linked

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A long-planned initiative linking slot machines at casinos in New Jersey and Nevada designed to create bigger jackpots is up and running. More>>

Police Seek Person of Interest in Vehicle Burglary Case Video included

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Reno Police need your help finding a person of interest they say was involved in a vehicle burglary that occurred last month inside a downtown parking garage. More>>

Doctor: No Health Risk From 2 U.S. Ebola Patients Video included

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A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk. More>>

Official: Militants Asked $132.5 Million Ransom Video included

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A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million in ransom for his release. More>>

Bundy to Speak at Elko Tea Party Event Sept. 11

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Elko Tea Party leaders say southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy will speak in Elko next month at a fundraiser and rally they're co-hosting with the Nevada Committee for Full Statehood. More>>

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