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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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Daytrippin' on the American River

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Sarah takes a tour of the American River with Whitewater Connection. Also check her blog for photos from her trip!

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McQueen Drug Testing Plan Approved

Updated: 08/06/2008 - The Washoe County School board has approved a plan for random drug testing of student athletes. Over a 15 week period, 12 students per week will be asked to submit to the drug tests. Varsity, junior varsity, and freshman players will be screened for 14 drugs including meth, ecstasy, marijuana and alcohol.

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Candidates Invest in High Court Seat

Posted: 08/06/2008 - All four candidates for one Nevada Supreme Court seat have made six-figure loans to their campaigns, according to reports filed with the secretary of state.

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Closure of Old Nevada State Prison Still a Possibility

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Possible closure of the old Nevada State Prison will be on the table at the 2009 Legislature if the Department of Corrections must cut 14 percent out of its upcoming 2009-11 budget, a new report states.

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"Black Book" Member Arrested

Updated: 08/07/2008 - John Mealey Jr., listed in the state's "black book" because of slot-cheating and other crimes, has been arrested and charged with nine counts of breaking a state law that bars anyone in the book from entering Nevada casinos.

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Digging Through Trash: Is It A Crime?

Updated: 08/07/2008 - Some local residents have noticed a new trend in the Truckee Meadows, one that most likely stems from our struggling economy. Many people say they've witnessed "recycle scavengers" in their neighborhoods in recent weeks...people who dig through your recycling bin, hoping to make a few bucks.

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