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5 min ago | KOLO-TV Reno

Smoke From California Fires Blanket Reno

"Smoke produces a lot of fine particulate matter and those are the particles that are very small and go deep down into our respiratory system," said Daniel Inouye, Washoe County Air Quality Management. "They should take precautions such as reducing strenuous activity, staying indoors with the windows closed with the air conditioner on if possible and drinking plenty of fluids," said Inouye.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

City of Reno files lawsuit over cost of fire services

The battle continues between the City of Reno and Washoe County over fire services. The City of Reno has filed a complaint seeking more than $850,000 in reimbursement from the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.

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KTVN Reno

Detectives Seek Suspects in Destruction of Fencing in Virginia Foothills

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detectives need your help in locating the person or persons responsible for destroying tens of thousands of dollars' worth of fencing in the Virginia Foothills. Sometime during the past week, detectives say someone cut large amounts of a barbed-wire fence that surrounds 80 acres of private property on the 108000 block of Marango Road.

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KTVN Reno

Last Day to Register to Vote in General Election is October 4

From Washoe County: The November 4 General Election is fast approaching and if you plan on voting, you need to make sure to register right away. The last day to register to vote or update your voter registration by mail or through an outside agency is Saturday, Oct. 4. Between Oct. 6 and 16, registration and updates can only be made in person at the Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office or online using the Secretary of State's website www.nvsos.gov .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KTVN Reno

Former Austrailian Police Officer Sentenced to Life in Reno

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.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV, Sparks, NV

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KTVN Reno

Reno man sentenced to life for killing wife

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.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV

KTVN Reno

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Following a unanimous vote of support from the Washoe County School District's Board of Trustees, Community Health Alliance has been given approval to develop a Health Center for various schools in Washoe County. The Health Center will serve students and their families from Earl Wooster High School, Otis Vaughn Middle School, Libby Booth Elementary, Roger Corbett Elementary, and Echo Loder Elementary.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

KTVN Reno

Caregiver Charged with Stealing $50K from Elderly Victim

Detectives with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office have arrested 43-year-old Cherie Marie Endicott for allegedly taking almost $50,000 from a 96-year-old's bank account. Endicott, a Sparks resident, was arrested on Thursday following a joint investigation by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and the State of Nevada's Elder Protective Services.

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Related Topix: Sparks, NV

KRNV-TV Reno

WCSO requests help locating witness of pursuit pre-shooting

Washoe County Sheriff's Detectives are asking for public assistance identifying a witness to events that preceded the August 31 officer involved shooting on Virginia Street. While Reno Police Officers were searching for the suspect vehicle following the armed robbery and shooting at the CVS on Plumb Lane, a witness flagged down officers in the area of Mt.

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Nevada Appeal

Battalion heading to Egypt

Hundreds of family, friends, and officials gathered at Washoe County's Bartley Ranch Regional Park to bid farewell to about 50 Soldiers in Nevada Army National Guard's 757th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion on Thursday in a deployment ceremony in advance of the unit's nine-month deployment to Egypt. The Reno-based headquarters company of the battalion is set to travel to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to provide command, control, administrative and logistical support to Task Force Sinai, the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping contingent in the region.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Nevada Appeal

Carson City Sheriff's Log: Man arrested for possession of dangerous drug

The man was allegedly hiding in a locked bedroom and would not come out when deputies responded to a call for a possible structure fire. He reportedly had a warrant out of Washoe County for his arrest.

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Related Topix: Carson City, NV

The Lebanon Daily News

Woman released in 1976 Reno murder case

A 64-year-old woman who spent more than 30 years in prison for a Nevada killing she says she didn't commit was released on Thursday, three days after a judge granted her another trial in light of new DNA evidence. Cathy Woods downed a cheeseburger at Archie's, a 24-hour diner near the University of Nevada, Reno, in her first meal since she was freed.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, University of Nevada-Reno, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KOLO-TV Reno

Life Sentence for Man Convicted of Killing Wife

A Reno man is sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife in 2012. Jeffrey Rodriguez had been convicted of killing Korinda Rodriguez.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV

NewsReview.com

Betting on the come line

Here's a 10-minute supercut of Nic Cage crying over Nevada's worsening education prospects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDdM_0Xn1l8 True to her nature, Nevada is set to embark on a huge gamble by embracing the dream of economic prosperity propagated by a new and unproven mass-produced technology. Amid much fanfare, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced last week that Nevada had won the right to offer Tesla, a private company specializing in the development of electric cars, the 10th largest taxpayer subsidy in U.S. history to build its battery factory in Nevada: close to $1.3 billion.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Brian Sandoval

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Tahoe resident eyes National Bike Registry to battle thefts

After his baby-sitter's bicycle was stolen this summer - while she was bartending at the Incline Spirits Barefoot Bar at Incline Beach, a thief actually cut the lock and sped away, Corman said - and other friends' bikes were stolen, he decided to take action. He and his wife, Kirsten, met with Washoe County Sheriff's Office Lt.

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Related Topix: Incline-Village, NV

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Incline High School grad rate dropped 9 points in 2014

The Washoe County School District Class of 2014 set a graduation record with 3,474 students receiving diplomas, officials said. This year's 3,474 graduating students - at a 73 percent clip - represents an increase of 153 students over 2013, and an increase of 337 students over 2012.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Spanish Springs, NV

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KTVN Reno

Man who Fled Authorities in Verdi Located, Arrested

Reno Police say they have been able to locate and take into custody a man who fled from Washoe County Deputies Wednesday evening. Officials with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office say the suspect was pulled over in a black car near the Gold Ranch Casino.

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Related Topix: Verdi, NV

Houston Chronicle

Homeowner pleads not guilty in trespasser killing

In this June 2, 2014, file photo, Wayne Burgarello, right, with his public defender Justin Champagne, listens to the judge during his bail hearing in Sparks Justice Court in Sparks, Nev. Burgarello, a former schoolteacher charged with murder and attempted murder in the shootings of two unarmed trespassers at a Sparks home he owned, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sparks, NV

KRNV-TV Reno

Multiple agencies searching for fleeing suspect near Verdi

Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspect who ran from a traffic stop near Verdi. According to Washoe County spokesperson Bob Harmon, a deputy attempted to pull over a black car near the Gold Ranch Casino.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune

Election 2014: Pair of IVGID candidate forums set

The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Sierra Nevada College are hosting a pair of IVGID candidate forums to better inform voters before Election Day. They will take place from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mark Amodei, Sierra Nevada College, Incline-Village, NV

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