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Explosion At South Lake Tahoe Building Leaves One Injured Video included

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UPDATE: The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District says the cause of the explosion at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency building was a gasoline leak and electrical sparks.

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NHP Investigates Fatal Crash on US 95 North of Hawthorne

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UPDATE: NDOT says US-95 is fully reopened near Hawthorne and Walker Lake. Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving an RV that happened just before 8:30 a.m.

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Enjoying the Outdoors While Staying Weather Aware

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If you're thinking about going on a hike it's important to know the forecast, because sometimes the weather will be just too dangerous to go out, and other times the majority of the day will be dry. If you do get caught in a storm there's a few things you can do to stay safe as well. 

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NHP Investigates Motorcycle Crash in South Reno

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Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating a crash involving a motorcycle rider on the I-580 north on-ramp from South Virginia Street near Mt. Rose Highway. 

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Public Offering for Houses in Gateway District

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Preference will be given to those able to relocate multiple houses together on the same property or neighboring properties to create a potential “historical” presence and to those willing to keep the houses in Washoe County.

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No Make Up Days Required for Carson City Students

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The last day of school for Carson City School District students will remain Wednesday, June 6.

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Milwaukee TV Station Having Fun with Reno's New Flag

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Reno's new city flag is getting some attention in from residents in the Midwest.

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Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Woman 14 Years Ago Video included

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A lawyer for some of Cosby's accusers says "justice has been done" after the comedian's conviction on sexual assault charges.

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Mike Pompeo Sworn in as Newest Secretary of State Video included

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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has sworn in Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. Earlier, the Senate voted 57-42 to approve Pompeo.

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Evacuation Area Expands Near Wisconsin Refinery Explosion Site Video included

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Authorities have expanded the evacuation zone around a Wisconsin refinery that was rocked by an explosion and are now saying anyone within a three-mile radius should leave.

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CDC: Autism Rates Jump 15% in Two Years, Now 1 in 59 Children

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The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it's only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children.  

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Negotiating from the Shadows: the Man Behind the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center Video included

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The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center is one of Northern Nevada's biggest economic drivers, home to Tesla, Switch, Google, and more than 100 other big businesses. While the center is frequently in the headlines, the man behind the center is not. Here is Channel 2's lifetime exclusive interview with Roger Norman, the man who negotiates from the shadows.

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday Video included

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Thousands of communities across the country will be participating in National Drug Take Back Day later this week. 

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Overhead Projector Sparks Inside Class, Students Safely Evacuate Dodson Elementary

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Some Dodson Elementary School students were evacuated from school on Thursday morning after an overhead projector sparked inside a classroom.

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White House Says President Trump to Visit UK in July

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President Donald Trump will visit the United Kingdom on July 13 for a "working visit" with Prime Minister Theresa May.  

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Senate Panel Clears Protections for Special Prosecutor Mueller

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job. Now all eyes are on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has said he won't let the bill onto the Senate floor.  

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President Trump Says He Thinks He Swayed Macron's Thinking on Iran Video included

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President Donald Trump says he thinks he swayed Emmanuel Macron's thinking on Iran during the French president's three-day state visit to Washington this week. 

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EPA Chief Faces Capitol Hill Grilling Over Ethical Missteps Video included

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to face questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster.

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WCSD Recognized Nationally Among 'Best Communities for Music Education'

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For the 11th time, the National Association of Music Merchants has honored the Washoe County School District with its “Best Communities for Music Education” award.

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City Of Sparks Files Injunction Against Dermody Way Property Owners After Fires Video included

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The City of Sparks is filing an injunction after several fires started on three abandoned properties on Dermody Way. Since December 2016 the City has filed 19 notices of violation for dangerous conditions at the property.

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White House Doctor Ronny Jackson Withdraws As VA Secretary Nominee Video included

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President Trump says he told Jackson, a Navy vice admiral: "Welcome to Washington. Welcome to the swamp. Welcome to the world of politics,"

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Construction Work Continues in Lemmon Valley Video included

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People who live in Lemmon Valley have reached out to us about increased road construction - so we checked it out. 

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President Trump: Cohen Represents Him in 'Crazy Stormy Daniels Deal'

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President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal" and "from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong."

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Marshalls to Open Store in Susanville Thursday Video included

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Marshalls says it will open a new store in Sierra Shopping Center in Susanville on Thursday. 

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Sound The Alarm Campaign Comes To Northern Nevada Video included

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During the three installation events, the northern Nevada Office plans to install 600 alarms, volunteers will customize evacuation plans and share educational information. 

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Someone 2 Know: Tom Dolan Video included

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If you've lived - or bought a car - in northern Nevada over the past few decades, chances are you've heard the name Dolan. Meet the man behind the empire.

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Authorities: DNA Leads to California Serial Killer From 1970s Video included

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California authorities say DNA in two 1978 killings in Sacramento led to the arrest of a man suspected of being a serial killer tied to dozens of slayings and sexual assaults in the 1970s and '80s.

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Gearing Up for Bike Season Video included

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It finally feels like spring and it's been a busy week for the Reno Bike Project.

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US-95 at St. Clair Near Fallon Reopened After Injury Crash Video included

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UPDATE: The road at US-95 and St. Clair in Fallon has been reopened.

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Outlook for the 2018 Fire Season Video included

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On Wednesday, Governor Brian Sandoval held his annual fire briefing at the state capitol. 

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Spring Allergy Season is in Full Bloom Video included

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Allergy season has arrived and lots of people are feeling the effects. After a warm start to the winter season and a wet spring, lots of things are starting to bloom. 

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Spraying Begins in Reno as West Nile Worries Begin Video included

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As hot weather returns, so do mosquitoes. Washoe County just started up its war against West Nile Virus. We look at the chances of the deadly disease returning this year, and what's being done to fight it.

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NDOT Announces Traffic Changes Coming to USA Parkway

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Following Saturday’s construction, drivers will see several changes on USA Parkway near Electric Avenue.

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City of Reno Decides on New Flag After Council Presentation Video included

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Reno's new flag design features a blue background with a centered, circular emblem of mountain silhouettes and a star in the top corner.

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Former President George H.W. Bush Moved Out of ICU Video included

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A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is out of intensive care after being hospitalized a day after his wife's funeral.

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Routine Bridge Inspections to Temporarily Close Roads This Week

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Nevada Department of Transportation will conduct routine bridge inspections which means some roads will be temporarily closed.  

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Mayor: Dallas Police Officer Dies Day After Shooting Video included

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The mayor of Dallas says a police officer has died a day after a shooting that also wounded another officer and a home improvement store employee.

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Police: Man Killed Maine Deputy, Stole His Car And Robbed Store Video included

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A gunman in Maine killed a sheriff's deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a heavily wooded rural town.

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Bottom Road Area In Fallon Closed Due To Sinkhole

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 The 4000 block of Bottom Road in Fallon has been closed due to the discovery of a sinkhole, Churchill County Sheriff's Office reports.

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New Roundabout At State Route 88 Could Reduce Crashes and Save Lives Video included

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NDOT will be closing part of the intersection on State Route 88 and Centerville Lane in Douglas County for 10 days, starting April 23. Daytime single lane closures will start on April 23 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a pilot car alternating directions of traffic through the intersection.

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Maddie's Pet Project Ceremony At Nevada Humane Society Video included

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On Thursday, April 26, Maddie's Pet Project will be launching at the Nevada Humane Society. The new initiative is designed to save the lives of homeless pets in Nevada.

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Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee to Update Community on Housing Video included

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The Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee is scheduled to hold its annual housing meeting in Kings Beach on April 28th. Topics will include impact fees and new housing options.

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