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Power Returned to Sparks Neighborhood

Updated: 07/25/2009 - Crews have restored power to 250 homes in the Sparks area. The blackout started when a car hit a power pole around 2:00 PM Saturday. The accident happened near Spanish Springs Road and Vintage Hills Parkway.

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Roadside Boat Inspection Stations Eyed at Tahoe

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Boat inspection stations designed to keep invasive mussels out of Lake Tahoe would be moved from launches to roadsides under a proposal being considered by the two-state agency charged with protecting the lake's environment.

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Reno Bighorns Dance Team Holding Auditions Sunday

Updated: 07/25/2009 - The Reno Bighorns Dance Team is looking for dancers for its 2009-2010 squad. The team is holding auditions Sunday beginning at 9:30 am at the Caughlin Club at 4100 Caughlin Parkway in Reno.

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Non-Profit Empowers Disabled Kids

Updated: 08/03/2009 - AMBUCS is a national charity with one mission...to bring mobility and independence to people with disabilities. This past week AMBUCS held their national conference in Reno, and they’re bringing independence to local children.

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Bribery Charges Tied to Joe Francis Reno Jail Time

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Federal prosecutors in Reno have filed criminal charges in an alleged bribery scheme involving gifts and payments in exchange for preferential treatment of Joe Francis while the "Girls Gone Wild" founder was in the Washoe County jail for nearly a year.

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Reno Man Arrested in Death of Toddler

Posted: 07/25/2009 - A man accused for murdering a Reno toddler is behind bars. Reno police believe Anthony James Parker murdered his girlfriend's 19-month-old. The boy died January 30th on McCloud Avenue.

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Legal Experts: Big Ben May Pay Even if Innocent

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Lawyers and legal scholars say the woman accusing Ben Roethlisberger of raping her last summer will have a difficult time convincing a judge and jury she was assaulted.

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Hidden Charges on Your Phone Bill

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Imagine opening your phone bill to find charges of $40.00 or more for something completely unrelated to your phone service. That’s what happened to Sparks resident Lillian Johansen. AT&T is her service provider for cable, internet, and television. As a senior on a fixed income, she hoped the package deal would help her save money. Instead, she was shocked to discover charges on her bill from companies she didn't recognize.

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Graduate Finds No Job, Cycles Across U-S Instead

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Graduating from Arizona State, Adnrew Samuelsen found jobs scarce, so he';s cycline across the U-S instead, but his trip is more than a youthful adventure.

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Operation Joining Forces

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Reno and Sparks are two communities here in Northern Nevada looking to bring down the number of pedestrian fatalities. Carson City too will be involved in what’s being called operation “Joining Forces.”

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Builder Asked to Cover Firefighting Costs in Reno

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Washoe County officials are seeking more than $1 million from a developer to cover firefighting costs for a 2007 wildfire in Reno that investigators said was sparked by the builder's equipment.

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Obama Calls White Policeman Who Arrested Scholar

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Trying to tamp down an uproar over race, President Barack Obama said Friday he used an unfortunate choice of words in commenting on the arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and could have "calibrated those words differently."

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NV Governor Wants 'Stimulus Czar'

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Gov. Jim Gibbons wants to use more than $500,000 in state contingency funds to hire a "stimulus czar" and pay for other measures to oversee the more than $2 billion in federal stimulus funds flowing into Nevada.

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Woman Drowns in Canal Near Fallon

Posted: 07/24/2009 - A woman drowned in the T-Line canal outside of Fallon Thursday night. 28-year-old Carmel Chandler was trying to recover her ATV in the canal when she was swept away.

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Reid Amends Disclosure Reports

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed 42 pages worth of amended financial disclosure reports Thursday for the years 2000 through 2006 to more fully account for a land deal in Las Vegas and to more accurately reflect the value of some other properties he owns.

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Basque Festival Takes Over Wingfield Park

Posted: 07/24/2009 - The North American Basque Organization is hosting its 30th Anniversary Festival Saturday, July 25 and 26th. The Reno Basque Festival is being held downtown in Wingfield park. It's part of Artown's month-long celebration and is free to the public.

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Governor Protests Federal 'Blacklist'

Updated: 07/24/2009 - Gov. Jim Gibbons says he's angered by a reported "blacklist" of Nevada and other tourism-dependent locations by some federal agencies when they're deciding on conference locations around the country.

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Kids' Baseball Gets New Life

Updated: 07/24/2009 - The annual Junior Giants program in Sparks is a baseball league for kids age 7-11. It's an activity that was nearly discontinued for this year.

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Reid Says Anti-Nevada Memos are from Bush Years

Updated: 07/24/2009 - As KOLO 8 News Now has reported, Governor Jim Gibbons is upset with the Obama administration for blacklisting Nevada when it comes to states that are okay to hold conventions for federal agencies. Now, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada says... not so fast.

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Drivers' Edge Takes Teen Driving to the Next Level

Updated: 07/24/2009 - Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of Nevada teens. With that statistic in mind, Drivers' Edge has brought their potentially life saving driving instruction program back to Reno for the sixth time.

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