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1 hr ago | 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

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

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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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Amazon moving warehouse from Fernley to Reno

Amazon's fulfillment center that opened in Fernley in 1999 employs 600 to 900 employees year-round and as many as 4,000 during the holiday season.

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Related Topix: Fernley, NV

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KTVN Reno

Child's Brief Disappearance Good Reminder for Parents to Keep Updated Information

Yesterday's disappearance of a 4-year-old South Reno girl is serving as a good reminder to make sure your child's information is up to date.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV, Spanish Springs, NV, Sparks, NV

Fri Aug 15, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Missing 4-year-old Galena girl found safe

UPDATE: 8:28 p.m. GALENA, Nev. -- Washoe County Sheriff's PIO Bob Harmon tells News 4 the young girl was found safely by two citizen search rescuers.

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KOLO-TV Reno

Peer Pressure - Keeping Kids Drug Free

A product marketed as potpourri, but used as a substitute for marijuana is being blamed in at least 36 cases of overdose in just two days.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KOLO-TV Reno

WCSO Cybercops Charge Reno Man For Sex Assault, Child Porn Production

The Cybercrime Unit of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office has arrested 46-year-old Brett Adam Doyle of Reno, on charges of Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 14 and unlawful use a minor in producing pornography.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

KOLO-TV Reno

School Dress Codes

If you took your child back to school shopping recently then you know the stress that comes with kids trying to pick out what clothes to wear.

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Related Topix: Sun Valley, NV

KOLO-TV Reno

Reno Illegal Immigrant Guilty of Voter Fraud

An immigrant living in the country illegally has pleaded guilty in Reno to violating election laws after she registered to vote in Washoe County under a false name and cast ballots in the 2008 and 2010 Nevada elections.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV, Las Vegas, NV

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