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1 hr ago | KTVN Reno

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You might remember, last year, IBM gave Reno about $400,000 worth of technical assistance.

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5 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Marijuana Supporters Move to Broaden its Legality in Nevada

Those who support the use of marijuana here in the Silver State have filed a petition to make legal to use it not only for medicinal purposes but for recreational use as well.

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10 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Washoe County to Give Free Strobe Smoke Alarms to Hard of Hearing Residents

From Washoe County: The Washoe County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District will team up in the last of a series of grant-funded events to help protect residents who are deaf or hard of hearing with a Fire Safety and Preparedness Open House April 28. The event will provide free strobe ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, Reno, NV

11 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Sheriff's Office increases Resident Deputies in Incline Village

From the Washoe County Sheriff's Office: The Washoe County Sheriff's Office announced today that they are enhancing the Resident Deputy Program in Incline Village.

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15 hrs ago | News10.net

Truckee mother, daughter admit tampering with Tahoe bear trapTruckee...

In the first trial of its kind in Nevada history, a mother and her daughter admitted tampering with a bear trap -- but said they did it because the placement of the trap was illegal.

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Related Topix: Incline-Village, NV

19 hrs ago | KOLO-TV Reno

The Real CSI

When it comes to the Washoe County Forensic Science Lab, you could say this is the calm before the storm.

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23 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

One Arrested in Shots Fired Investigation

The Nevada Highway Patrol has one man behind bars Wednesday night after law enforcement saw him firing a weapon out of a vehicle.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV

Wed Apr 23, 2014

KTVN Reno

Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Forest Service to Share Helicopter Resources

A new agreement has been made to share resources between the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Forest Service.

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KTVN Reno

Campaign Sign Vandalism Reported

As the campaign signs go up around Northern Nevada so are reports of vandalism to them.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Common Core standards for 2014-15 discussed

The controversial educational platform known as Common Core took center stage in Carson City on Tuesday.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Washoe County Regional Animal Services becomes stand-alone department

Commissioners voted to move the Washoe County Regional Animal Services to a stand-alone department that will report to the county manager's office.

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KTVN Reno

Investigators Rule Out Distracted Driving in Sun Valley Crash That Injured 9

Investigators have ruled out distracted driving as the cause of a head-on collision in Sun Valley Monday night that sent three adults and six children to the hospital.

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Reno Gazette-Journal

Tests that don't count confuses school board trustees

Tests that don't count confuses school board trustees on rgj.com: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/education/report-card/2014/04/22/tests-that-dont-count-confuses-school-board-trustees/8039699/ A recent state decision that current eighth and ninth graders won't have to pass new exams to graduate high school is confusing to some members of the Washoe ... (more)

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

KTVN Reno

Distracted Driving Special Enforcement Issues High Number of Citations

From the Department of Public Safety: The Nevada Highway Patrol led a combined agency joining forces special enforcement detail that targeted distracted drivers.

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KTVN Reno

Washoe County Sheriff's Office to Hold Crime Lab Open House

If you've ever wanted to go behind the scenes at a crime lab you're in luck. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is holding an open house at its forensics lab on Thursday, April 24th.

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KTVN Reno

"Strong Start Nevada" Education Campaign Kicks Off

School superintendent Pedro Martinez is hoping to keep the momentum going on Washoe County's rising graduation rate.

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Daily Sparks Tribune

Idle Free

Tribune photo/Garrett Valenzuela Salma Valadez, a leader in Sparks High's environmental Club, hangs a sign, designating the school as an idle-free zone, spreading the message of reducing carbon emissions and promoting student health.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

KTVN Reno

Head-on Collision Sends 8 to the Hospital

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office closed a section of Highland Ranch Parkway in Sun Valley, to investigate a head-on collision.

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KTVN Reno

Political Signs are Subject to Several Regulations

Campaign signs are blooming like daffodils right now. They are in every direction, for every office you can imagine.

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KOLO-TV Reno

Woman Arrested In NV On Voter Fraud

Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in Nevada elections.

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