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Tesla Sues Former Employee Alleging Data Theft, Leaks to Media

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Tesla is suing a former employee at its Nevada battery factory alleging that he hacked into the manufacturing computers and disclosed confidential trade secrets.  

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Wildfire Breaks Out North of Reno Near Bordertown

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Sierra Front says fire crews are on scene of a small wildfire north of Reno near Bordertown and White Lake.  

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Power Outage Impacted Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center

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The power has been restored at the Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center (RSTHC).

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Trump Executive Order Keeps Migrant Families Together Video included

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President Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying at the White House that he doesn't like the sight of children being separated from their families.

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Judge: First Execution in Nevada in 12 Years Can Go Forward

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A judge has signed off on the first execution in Nevada in 12 years, despite lingering questions about a never-before-used drug protocol that's faced a court fight.

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Canada to Legalize Marijuana on Oct. 17

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal nationwide on Oct. 17. The country will become the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.  

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Senate Blocks Trump Plan to Cut $15 Billion in Unused Spending

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The Senate has blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children's health insurance and other programs. 

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'Clearly Kayaks' Teaching Community on Keeping Tahoe Clean Video included

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'Clearly Tahoe' is celebrating its second year at Lake Tahoe. They use clear kayaks to teach the public about invasive species. 

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Forest Service Proposes Changes to Sage Grouse Protections

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The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to sage grouse protections in six Western states by eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining.  

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Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Helps Bear Trapped in Car Video included

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Authorities say a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy helped rescue a bear that trapped itself inside a car recently near Lake Tahoe. 

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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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Portion of Cottonwood Park Bike Path to Close for Construction

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Sparks Police say a portion of the bike path at Cottonwood Park will be closed for construction on Wednesday. 

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FDA Reconsiders Added Sugar Label for Maple Syrup, Honey

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. 

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BLM Seeks Input on Proposed Acquisition of Land in Douglas County

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The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input for the proposed acquisition of 14,522 acres of environmental sensitive lands owned by Bently Family Limited Partnership.

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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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Food Bank of Northern Nevada Announces Summer Volunteer Events Video included

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The Food Bank of Northern Nevada says registration is now open for three upcoming summer volunteer events. 

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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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AP: Verizon to End Some Sale of Phone-Location Data

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Verizon is pledging to stop selling data to outsiders through intermediaries that can pinpoint the location of mobile phones, the Associated Press has learned. 

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Motorcycle V. Vehicle Accident Near Lake Tahoe Blvd.

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The South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue reports that a motorcycle versus vehicle accident happened on Tuesday evening.

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1,202-Acre Upper Colony Fire in Smith Valley 57% Contained Video included

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Authorities say the 1,202-acre Upper Colony Fire in Smith Valley remains 57% contained with full containment on Wednesday.

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150 Years Later: The Railroad that Made Reno Possible Video included

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150 years ago, a development in transportation technology literally put Reno on the map. Before the gaming and the tourism, came the railroads.

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South Lake Tahoe Police Investigate Homicide Near Spruce Avenue Video included

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UPDATE: The South Lake Tahoe Police Department have asked for the public's help finding a vehicle that left the scene of the crime. They said they are looking for a light colored Pontiac Aztec.

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Fire Crews on Scene of Fire Near Carson City Gun Range Video included

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UPDATE: Carson City Fire Department reports that the fire is fully contained. They said it burned 4.2 acres. Fire officials said it was a slow spreading fire and never threatened anything.

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Washoe County Officially Approves Election Results; Working on Areas for Improvement Video included

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Washoe County Board of Commissioners officially approved the canvass of the June 12th primary vote, on Tuesday. This essentially means all of the voter numbers and percentages on Election Day have checked out and the results are approved. 

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Facebook Video Prompts Environmental Damage Investigation Near Emerald Bay Video included

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An investigation was conducted after a former employee of Stewart Engineering posted a Facebook video of staff throwing boulders down the hill toward Emerald Bay.

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SR 89 Closed Near US-395 Due To Motor Home Incident

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UPDATE: Caltrans reports that the California Highway Patrol in Bridgeport has begun to escort traffic through the incident site. Drivers are advised to use caution when traveling through the area.

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Local Law Enforcement Trains to Combat Identity Theft Video included

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Northern Nevada law enforcement are learning first-hand how to recognize and stop identity theft from occurring in the Silver State. 

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Two Men Sentenced After Black Friday Armed Robbery Video included

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The U.S. Attorney's Office, District Of Nevada reports that two California men were sentenced for an armed robbery they committed at a Reno convenience store on Black Friday in 2016.

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Haley Says U.S. Will Leave UN Human Rights Council Video included

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Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States is withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council, calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name."

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Sheriff: Man Who Escaped Carson City Work Crew Arrested in Reno Video included

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says a man who escaped a work crew last week was found in Reno on Monday night. 

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NDOC: Inmate Escape Ends With Quick Recapture Video included

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The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate was recaptured within minutes of escaping from the Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City early Tuesday morning. 

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Five Charged in 'Smuggling Scheme' After Fatal Crash in Texas Video included

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Authorities say five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas.

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I-80 East Reopens in Truckee River Canyon After Semi-Truck, Trailer Removed Video included

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CHP says I-80 east reopened east of Farad near Truckee River Canyon after they removed a semi-truck and trailer during a rainstorm. 

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Immediate Danger Passes at Damaged Dam South of Reno Video included

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A flood watch has been lifted south of Reno after crews made emergency repairs to a small, century-and-a-half-old earthen dam that was leaking and raised concerns of potential failure.

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Crowd Protests White House Immigration Policy in Downtown Reno Video included

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A crowd gathered in downtown Reno on Tuesday to protest the Trump Administration's immigration policy that separates families. 

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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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Smoking Hits New Low; About 14% of U.S. Adults Light Up

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Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14% of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16% the year before, government figures show. 

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U.S. Could Back First Marijuana-Derived Medicine

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide soon whether to give its first approval to a prescription drug made from the marijuana plant. 

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President Trump Threatens Additional Tariffs Against China Video included

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A new 10% tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by President Donald Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war. 

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'Papa! Papa!' Audio of Children Stokes Rage Over Separation Video included

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An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. 

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Reno Rodeo 4th Performance Results

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Jack Daniels night at the Reno Rodeo was all about the whiskey and action. Bill Tutor swept the competition tonight, taking first in bareback with an 83.5. Currently ranked No. 4 in the PRCA world standings, Tutor is one step closer to adding to his impressive 2018 record of seven wins.  

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DART Program Starting In South Lake Tahoe Area Video included

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The South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue (SLTFR) will be partnering with the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for their Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) program. Trailers, cages, fencing and other resources will be transitioned to SLTFR before the end of June 2018.

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Navy Week Comes to Northern Nevada Video included

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This year, Reno is one of only 14 cities selected to host a Navy Week. The week, which started Monday gets Navy members out into the community and gives residents a chance to learn more about the Navy and what they do. 

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New Arena, Parking Planned For Reno Rodeo Video included

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Reno Rodeo officials want to break ground on a 15,000-seat arena by 2021.

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Senate Panel Holds Hearing on DOJ Inspector General Report Video included

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the Justice Department inspector general report on the Justice Department's and FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in advance of the 2016 presidential election. 

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After Trump Summit, Sec. Pompeo May Return Soon to North Korea Video included

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he may return to North Korea to continue nuclear discussions "before terribly long."  

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President Trump to Visit Las Vegas on Saturday for GOP, Sen. Heller Events

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President Trump will be in Las Vegas on Saturday to headline the Nevada Republican Party's annual convention and appear at a fundraiser with Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller. 

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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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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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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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  • Channel 2 News Web Poll

  • Which event are you looking forward to most at this year's Reno Rodeo?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Mutton Bustin'
    2%
    1 vote
    Bull Riding
    10%
    10 votes
    Bareback
    0%
    0 votes
    Barrel Racing
    7%
    7 votes
    Team Roping
    3%
    3 votes
    Steer Wrestling
    1%
    1 vote
    Other
    0%
    0 votes
    I don't go to the rodeo
    77%
    74 votes
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