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Local Company Solves Diaper Dilemma

Updated: 06/12/2009 - When businesswoman Adrienne Snow became a mom, she, like so many others, faced the question of whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. After researching and weighing out the cost and environmental impacts of disposable diapers, she decided the right choice for her was cloth. Her next challenge came when she found they weren’t readily available in Northern Nevada. Snow and her mother teamed up to solve that problem.

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Nevada Has First Swine Flu Death

Posted: 06/12/2009 - Southern Nevada health officials said Friday that an elderly woman infected with the swine-flu virus has died, the first death in the state.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Posted: 06/12/2009 - Wet weather has pushed the fire season back, but it won't last forever. Firefighters are waiting for deployment in and around Northern Nevada. In the meantime they took time out to practice out at Stead Air Tanker Base in north Reno.

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Investigation Continues In Child Porn Case

Posted: 06/12/2009 - A local man who helps save lives may have had a dark side. 51-year-old ER nurse, William McCaffrey of Sparks, is in jail after detectives raided his home and found up to one million pieces of child pornography.

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Concerns Expressed Over Nevada Prison Tobacco Ban

Posted: 06/12/2009 - A spokesman for a union that represents many Nevada prison workers says he fears a smoking ban due to take effect July 1 in the state's prison system will increase tensions as inmates go cold turkey.

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Congress Sends Obama Bill to Regulate Tobacco

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Congress sent legislation to the White House Friday granting the federal government unprecedented authority to regulate and restrict cigarettes, the single largest cause of preventable death.

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Arson Suspected in Garage Fire

Posted: 06/12/2009 - Firefighters are suspicious of how a fire started at a home in Sparks. A family woke up Friday morning to the smell of smoke.

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Obama Removes Americorps's IG in Spat With Friend

Posted: 06/12/2009 - President Barack Obama says he has lost confidence in the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs and has told Congress he is removing him from the position.

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Local Woman Finds Way to Make Money in Slow Economy

Posted: 06/12/2009 - With the high unemployment rate and the uncertainty of keeping a job in this tight economy, some people are looking for creative ways to make money rather than a traditional 9 to 5. One local woman discovered she could be a stay-at-home mom and a business woman too.

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Secret Witness Marks 30 Years in Northern Nevada

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Law enforcement and community leaders in northern Nevada are marking 30 years of Secret Witness, the anonymous crime-fighting tip line that has helped solve hundreds of crimes.

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Digital Conversion Affects Everyone

Updated: 06/12/2009 - It’s estimated a little more than 2,000,000 homes will see their television reception disappear Friday morning as stations discontinue their analog service. Here at KOLO-8 News Now, we've already made most of the conversion. But even if you’re watching us on a converter box, or an off-air tuner, you still have to make one slight adjustment to see us tomorrow.

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Feds: 2 Conspired to Sell Counterfeit IGT Slots

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Federal prosecutors have charged two men with conspiring to sell counterfeit video slot machines bearing the name of the Reno-based International Game Technology.

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Controlled Burn at Stampede

Updated: 06/12/2009 - The smell and sight of smoke was prevalent in the Truckee Meadows Thursday afternoon. Sierra Front dispatch tells us a controlled burn was being conducted in the Stampede area.

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Surveys: More Than 2M Households Unready for DTV

Posted: 06/11/2009 - More than 2 million households are in danger of seeing their major broadcast TV channels disappear into a fuzz of static when analog service ends Friday, according to surveys.

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Missing Hiker Found in Sierra

Updated: 06/12/2009 - A hiker who became lost after losing his compass in the Sierra Nevada was exhausted but otherwise OK after being found by search and rescue crews five days later.

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