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2 hrs ago | KOLO-TV Reno
A federal agency is calling on museums and schools to change the way they do science demonstrations in light of a fire that injured 13 people, most of them children, earlier this month at a Reno museum. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board issued a statement Monday urging educators to end or limit their use of methanol or other flammable chemicals in demonstrations involving flames.
6 hrs ago | ABC News
Authorities say four students have been burned and one suffered serious injuries after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry lab during a demonstration involving methanol. School spokeswoman Lindsay Neil says three students were treated and released after the fire on Monday, and the other was transferred to another hospital because of the extent of the injuries.
6 hrs ago | KAUZ
A Manhattan judge must decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with murder in the death of a 1979 missing boy. After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979.
9 hrs ago | Crosscut.com
Assuming that you're tired of watching the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice cold cock his fianc and then drag her limp body out of an elevator, I thought instead we could move onto happier times and watch their wedding video. How about we take a 7-minute journey to a land of peace, love, art and music in the middle of a tranquil desert? Such are the promises of the annual Burning Man festival, held two hours outside of Reno, Nevada in a temporary enclave called Black Rock City.
13 hrs ago | CiteULike
Wildfires generate substantial emissions of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds . As such, wildfires contribute to elevated ozone in the atmosphere.
Hundreds of people came to the Sands Regency today to take part in the inaugural Sands/Reno Comic-Con. Fans and collectors lined up to check out some of their favorite comic books, artwork and action figures.
Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential "smart" meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires. Fire Chiefs Michael Hernandez of Reno and Tom Garrison of Sparks say four fires in Reno and five blazes in Sparks have been linked to smart meters since 2012.
A local developer is pumping $5 million into redeveloping Midtown. The demolition started on Friday at the Heritage Bank of Nevada to make way for a new multi-use development called The Cov.
A new kind of aircraft is competing for the first time at this week's National Championship Air Races in Reno: drones. More than 200,000 people from across the country are expected to attend the annual air races, whose five-day run ends Sunday.
Reno police are investigating a shooting at the Tahoe Motel on E. 4th Street. News 4 is on scene of a shooting at the Tahoe Motel on E. 4th Street where multiple shots were fired just before 11a.m. on September 13, 2014.
A former Australian police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for exposing himself and viewing pornography in the presence of two young girls in Sparks. The sentence was handed down last week in Washoe County District Court to Roderick Skinner, who will be eligible for parole after serving five years.
The FCC is facing a decision that could shape the future of the internet. So experts say "net neutrality" is something you should get up to speed on - and fast.
A Reno man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his wife after ramming her minivan off a highway in July 2012. The sentence was imposed this week in Washoe County District Court on 31-year-old Jeffrey Rodriguez, who in May was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the death of his 32-year-old wife, Korinda Rodriguez.
Reno police say one person is being treated for gunshot wounds after a shooting at 6th and Sutro. They are combing the parking lot of the Ramada Inn looking for evidence.
Reno police have arrested two men and one woman, suspected of tagging close to 30 businesses along S. Virginia St. Officers were dispatched to the area of Plumb Ln. and S. Virginia St. at 1 a.m. Friday morning. When they arrived on scene, police located three subjects tagging businesses, who then split up an ran away.
The Reno Fire Department is the community that the manufacturer Kidde has recalled some of their residential smoke alarms. In conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission , Kidde announced a voluntary recall to replace certain Kidde AC/DC smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:49 pm
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