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Prison Inmate Gives Back to the Community

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A man incarcerated since 1972 is reaching beyond the bars to help inspire and share his love for art with others. Vincent Bad Heart Bull has spent the last 37 years in a cell, but thanks to one local author, his story and passion for art can be seen by everyone.

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Pirates Free Tanker

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A Philippine shipping company says Somali pirates have freed a tanker and its crew of 23 Filipinos after holding them hostage for more than five months.

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Firefighter Health Bill Advances

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A bill that would expand government coverage of health care for firefighters passed the Assembly and now moves on to the Senate in the Nevada State Legislature. AB 521 would expand coverage to include exposure to substances that may cause thyroid, testicular, prostate and skin cancers.

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Washoe Schools 10 Years After Columbine

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado forced school districts all over the country to examine the safety of their own schools. Washoe County's schools are different today because of that tragedy.

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2 People Shot on Sutro

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The Regional Gang Unit is investigating an incident that led to the shooting of two Reno residents. It happened just before midnight on Saturday. Investigators say the two victims were walking in the 2100 block of Sutro, near the Silver Terrace Apartments. That’s when they spotted two suspected gang members spray painting graffiti. They yelled at the vandals to stop.

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Las Vegas Sun Wins Pulitzer

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The Las Vegas Sun won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for exposing a high death rate among construction workers on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Reno Judge Tosses Grand Canyon Crash Suit

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A judge in Reno has dismissed a lawsuit against an Oregon aircraft kit maker that was filed after four members of a wedding party were killed while on a sightseeing flight at the Grand Canyon.

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Flags Lowered on 10th Anniversary of Columbine

Updated: 04/21/2009 - With words of hope and healing, Coloradans on Monday marked the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings that left 12 students and a teacher dead.

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New Carson Tahoe SPCA Chapter

Updated: 04/21/2009 - There are so many cats and dogs who need homes in our area, a new group has formed. In order to help find those animals homes, the Carson Tahoe SPCA chapter is seeking community donations. The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is to raise awareness of animal abuse and to teach good pet parenting practices. The new chapter wants to promote spay and neuter programs and get rid of euthanasia.

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Fallen California Deputy Remembered in Carson City

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Fallen officer Larry Canfield excelled on a motorcycle. The motor officer and deputy for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office showed off his skills at an annual law enforcement competition each June in Carson City. It was there he became friends with members of Nevada law enforcement.

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Hundreds Of Northern Nevadans Celebrate Earth Day

Updated: 04/20/2009 - It's a global tradition that's going 39 years strong. And here in Reno, Earth Day celebrations have their share of history as well. In fact, this gathering at Idlewild Park marked the 20th year that northern Nevadans sang, danced and celebrated mother earth.

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Woman's Body Found on Peavine

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the death of a woman whose body was found Sunday morning on Peavine.

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NV College President Criticizes Coaching Salaries

Updated: 04/20/2009 - University of Nevada, Reno President Milton Glick has criticized the rising salaries of college coaches, saying the trend is troubling at a time when state higher education funds have shrunk.

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100-Year-Old Bowler Makes History In Reno

Updated: 04/20/2009 - 100-year-old Emma Hendrickson became the oldest person to ever compete in the women's championships at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno.

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Western Shoshone Gather at NV Mountain Being Mined

Posted: 04/18/2009 - Dozens of Western Shoshone tribal members and activists are holding an annual ceremonial event on the flank of a northern Nevada mountain that is at the heart of their legal battle against the world's biggest gold mining company.

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NV School Board Approves Drug Testing

Posted: 04/18/2009 - The Douglas County School Board has approved random drug testing for high school students involved in sports and other extracurricular activities.

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Nevada Governor Tests Public's Tolerance

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Things were already bad for Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons. His approval ratings were down, he was tagged as one of the nation's most vulnerable governors and fellow Republicans were lining up to challenge him in a primary more than a year away.

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Nevada Proposal Provides Treatment, Not Jail, for Problem Gamblers

Updated: 04/18/2009 - For years, Nevada judges have had the option, when sentencing alcoholics and drug addicts who commit crimes, of ordering them into treatment programs instead of jail. But that's not an option in the nation's No. 1 gambling state for its estimated 53,500 adult pathological gamblers.

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Walgreens Discrimination Suit Appealed in Nevada

Updated: 04/18/2009 - Two years after Bruce Johnson lost a racial discrimination suit against Walgreens Co., the Houston resident says he has some unfinished business with the drug store chain that he claims owes him more than an apology for the insulting treatment he and three friends received at a photo counter

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Great Basin Bank Taken Over

Posted: 04/17/2009 - Nevada regulators announced Friday they have taken possession of Elko-based Great Basin Bank of Nevada and appointed a federal receiver.

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Reno Detective Faces DUI Charge

Posted: 04/17/2009 - A Reno police detective has been arrested and charged with suspicion of drunken driving.

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What Might Have Been: AAA Baseball in Sparks

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Lost in the opening day hoopla surrounding the Reno Aces is the contribution of an earlier attempt to bring Triple A baseball to the Truckee Meadows.

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