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Saturday | 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

KOLO-TV Reno

Washoe County Sheriff To Deny Federal Requests

Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley announced Wednesday that his office will no longer hold people in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility based solely on a request to detain by federal immigration authorities. Sheriff Haley said that federal courts have recently ruled that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers are simply requests, not mandates.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Mass Transit

RTC Receives Significant Funding for Major Project

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County was notified it will receive $16 million for transportation and transit enhancements for the 4th Street/Prater Way Rapid Transit Project in Reno and Sparks. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a major role in securing the funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program.

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Related Topix: US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Reno, NV, Sparks, NV, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mark Amodei

KRNV-TV Reno

Crossroads Program celebrates success with open house

In recognition of National Recovery Month 2014, Washoe County Social Services and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada are holding an open house to emphasize the tremendous success of their collaborative Crossroads Program. The program, now in its third year, has helped more than 350 local people turn their lives around.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Board of Trustees reach settlement with Attorney General's office

The Washoe County School Board of Trustees have reached a settlement in the Attorney General's complaint filed for violating Nevada's Open Meeting laws. At Tuesday's school board meeting, the six trustees agreed to pay $1,500 each.

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