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1 hr ago | KRNV-TV Reno

RPD looks for person of interest from July vehicle burglary

RPD Burglary Detectives have been using Secret Witness tips to work on a case regarding a July vehicle burglary in a downtown parking garage.

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3 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Board of Trustees to vote on settlement offer to Pedro Martinez

A settlement between the Washoe County School Board of Trustees and Superintendent Pedro Martinez could come as soon as next week.

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7 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Police on scene in Sparks after witnesses hear multiple shots fired

Police are on the scene at a motel 6 in Sparks after witnesses reported hearing multiple shots fired in the area.

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Related Topix: Sparks, NV

11 hrs ago | Nevada Appeal

Spooner bones tentative ID made

While making a tentative identification of remains found near Spooner Summit, Douglas County investigators are waiting to confirm the identity before releasing a name.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

KOLO-TV Reno

Animal Control Looks To Update Codes

"They are a low maintenance animal, and they are very quiet and they don't disturb the neighbors.

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KTVN Reno

Workshops Scheduled to Address Water Consolidation

From Washoe County: A series of public workshops is scheduled to address rules and rates regarding the consolidation of Washoe County's water utility and South Truckee Meadows General Improvement District with Truckee Meadows Water Authority .

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KTVN Reno

As Summer Winds Down, Area Road Construction Ramps Up

It may seem like the dog days of road construction, as signs are popping up all around town.

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Nevada Appeal

Lawyer: Ready to prove killing was self-defense

A new lawyer for a 73-year-old Sparks man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed trespasser has waived the former schoolteacher's preliminary hearing and says that they are ready to go to trial to prove he acted in self-defense.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Violent Crime, Sparks, NV

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KTVN Reno

2nd Street Closing to Eastbound Traffic Near Renown Wednesday

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is advising drivers 2nd Street near Renown Regional Medical Center will close to all eastbound traffic beginning Wednesday, August 20th.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Washoe County Regional Animal Services proposing animal code changes

Several News 4 viewers emailed us concerns on how animals are being treated in local retail stores.

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KTVN Reno

Safety Watch Q & A: Search and Rescue

When four-year-old Millie went missing last week the community rallied. We had calls into our newsroom - asking how you could help search for her.

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The Oregonian

Seismologists are tracking a swarm of earthquakes SE of Lakeview in Great Basin desert

Seismologists with the University of Nevada, Reno are tracking a swarm of earthquakes that are occurring about 40 miles southeast of Lakeview in remote Washoe County Nevada.

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Related Topix: University of Nevada-Reno, Geology, Science

KRNV-TV Reno

Hundreds apply for Nevada medical marijuana establishments

Hundreds of hopefuls are now waiting to see if they are selected to be part of Nevada's medical marijuana business.

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Related Topix: Nevada, Marijuana

KTVN Reno

RTC to Hold Open House on Keystone Ave. Corridor Thursday

From the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County: The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is inviting the public to help plan improvements to the Keystone Avenue Corridor.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV

Tahoe Daily Tribune

NV Secretary of State denies request to redo IVGID primary

The Nevada Secretary of State has denied a request from Frank Wright to redo the IVGID primary for the Nov. 4 general election.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

KTVN Reno

All Public Washoe County Libraries Closed This Thursday

All Washoe County Library locations will be closed on Thursday, August 21, for a staff development day.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Washoe grape growers want Nevada to OK wineries

Grape growers in Washoe County plan to lobby legislators next year to update a state law which prohibits them from making and selling wine.

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Related Topix: Nevada, Wine, Drink, University of Nevada-Reno, Agriculture, Science, Reno, NV

CBS Local

Reid Says Democrats Can Hold Senate

Reid cautioned that things could change, and acknowledged he's concerned about holding an open seat in South Dakota where longtime Democrat Tim Johnson is stepping down.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson

KRNV-TV Reno

Attorney General Masto announces Washoe County murder conviction upheld

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has announced a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower federal court's decision to overturn the murder conviction of Ryan Oshun Moore, 33, who was convicted in Washoe County, Nev.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

KRNV-TV Reno

Property taxes due for Washoe County

The Washoe County Treasurer's office would like to remind property owners that Monday, Aug. 18, is the due date for the first installment of 2014-2015 property taxes.

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