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Paul Orphan: Guilty

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Guilty...on all five counts...that's what former Washoe County employee Paul Orphan admitted to Friday morning. The 54-year-old is convicted of embezzling more than two million dollars from the county while employed there as a water engineer.

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State Worker Benefits To Be Reduced

Posted: 08/08/2008 - More than 41,000 government workers and retirees covered by Nevada's health insurance plan face reduced benefits and higher premiums starting in July 2009 as a result of nearly $58 million in Public Employees Benefits Program budget cuts.

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Republicans Protest on Capitol Hill

Updated: 08/08/2008 - The high cost of gas and American dependence on foreign oil have become hot topics on Capitol Hill. In Congress, legislators on each side of the aisle are proposing very different solutions. Last friday, Republicans spoke up just before summer break, calling Nancy Pelosi to reconvene the U.S. House of Representatives.

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City of Sparks Gets Money to Fight Domestic Violence

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto will annouce the addition of $12,000 to the victim advocate fund to help victims of domestic violence and help prosecute offenders.

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Angle Has Raggio Running Hard

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Senator Bill Raggio may be the longest serving senator in state history and a Republican icon, but a challenge from within his own party has him working hard in the runup to Tuesday's primary.

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Illegal Frogs Found in Nevada

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Recently, Nevada State Wildlife officials seized more than a hundred African clawed frogs. The animals are prohibited by state law, and since the initial discovery they've received a number of tips helping them locate even more. Wildlife officials say this is the first generation of offspring from an original pair of African clawed frogs found in our area. That's good, because it means fewer frogs to round up and a smaller threat to native species.

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KOLO 8 Video Helps Nab Armed Robber

Updated: 08/08/2008 - A man is in custody, accused of committing at least two armed robberies in our area in the past week. And police say KOLO 8 News Now and one of our viewers played a role in getting them some of the evidence leading to his arrest.

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Car Fire Kills 1 East of Dayton

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Two others seriously injured including passenger who suffers burns on over 65 percent of his body.

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Discount Health Card Co. Awaits Decision

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Company who operated illegally in state by offering discount health care cards awaits decision by state insurance commissioner

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1 Teen Killed, Three Hurt in Battle Mt. Crash

Posted: 08/07/2008 - A mechanical failure may have helped caused a rollover accident that killed one Battle Mountain teenager and injured three others about four miles east of Battle Mountain.

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Feds say Company to Pay Fine, Fix Vegas-area Dump

Posted: 08/07/2008 - Southern Nevada's trash hauler has agreed to pay a $1 million civil fine and spend $36 million to properly close the former Sunrise landfill just outside Las Vegas.

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Bush Makes History, Arrives in Beijing

Updated: 08/07/2008 - The President is eagerly awaiting the start of the Summer Olympics, making history as the first president to attend this world athletic competition on foreign soil.

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Top Cop in Sparks Retiring

Updated: 08/07/2008 - Police Chief John Dotson has announced his retirement after 15 years in that position.

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Fire at Gold Mine Put Out

Updated: 08/07/2008 - Flames broke out at a gold mine in Carlin, linked to diesel-powered shoved; no one hurt.

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Inmate Charged in Murder at Pyramid Lake

Updated: 08/07/2008 - A Nevada prison inmate serving time for burglary has been indicted for murder in a fatal shooting over a drug deal five years ago - charges brought after scientists found the victim's remains while doing research north of Pyramid Lake.

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Roof-Top Robbers

Updated: 08/07/2008 - It's the new trend in robberies, climb on to the roof to get access to the place.

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2 people killed, 3 wounded in Russian resort

Posted: 08/07/2008 - A device exploded Thursday on a beach in a Russian resort that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics, killing two people and wounding three, officials said.

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