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Updated: 04/13/2007 - Breaking News from the KOLO-8 Newsroom: Fire crews are battling a small fire on Peavine Mountain. The fire started about 5pm.

  • Firefighters are estimating it has burned between 5 and 10 acres
  • Fueled by grass and sagebrush
  • Burning in the Keystone Canyon area
  • Hand crews are on the scene
  • No homes are in danger

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Bookkeeper Accused of Embezzling $435,000

Posted: 04/13/2007 - A former bookkeeper at a Reno furniture store was arrested Friday on suspicion of embezzling more than $435,000 from the business over at least three years.

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Cashell Demands Local Workers for Resort Project

Updated: 04/13/2007 - Reno Mayor Bob Cashell says any contract for special financing to build a proposed indoor water park at Grand Sierra Resort will include a requirement that local contractors be used on the project.

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UNR Researcher to Study Mercury at Mines

Posted: 04/13/2007 - A researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno has been awarded a 250,000 dollar contract from the state to study mercury emissions from mining waste.

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Fire Destroys Truckee House Under Construction

Posted: 04/13/2007 - Fire officials in Truckee are investigating an early morning blaze that destroyed most of a home under construction in the Tahoe Donner subdivision.

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Two Dead in Carson City Shootings

Updated: 04/13/2007 - Carson City sheriff investigators say a state employee was shot to death by her ex-husband, who then killed himself in the parking lot outside a convenience store.

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Lawmakers Vote for Penalties for Teen Smokers

Updated: 04/12/2007 - The Nevada state Senate voted 14 to six to ban teen smoking. The bill would make it illegal for anyone under 18 to possess or use tobacco products.

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Body of Missing Reno Man Found

Updated: 04/13/2007 - The body of a missing Reno man has been found on an Indian reservation that straddles the Idaho-Nevada border. Elko county Sheriff Dale Lotspeich says the body of 58-year-old Peter Carl Braun was found Wednesday afternoon about 11 miles north of the Nevada border on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.

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Reno Managers Gets Raise, Bonus

Posted: 04/12/2007 - The Reno City Council has approved a pay raise and bonus for City Manager Charles McNeely. The 7 percent raise brings McNeely's annual salary to 246,462 dollars.

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Storm Brings Snow to Sierra

Updated: 04/13/2007 - Chains or snow tires were required this morning in the Sierra and portions of northern Nevada. Snow fell overnight and into the pre-dawn hours, making some roads slick and icy during the morning commute around the Reno-Carson City area.

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Snow Advisory

Posted: 04/11/2007 - A snow advisory is in effect for the Lake Tahoe region through tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service says up to a foot of snow is possible at the higher elevations as a storm moves in from the Pacific.

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Mizpah Demolished After Fatal Fire

Posted: 04/10/2007 - What's left of the historic Mizpah Hotel in downtown Reno is being demolished. Much of the building was destroyed in the Halloween night arson fire that killed 12 people and injured dozens of others.

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One Dead, One Rescued from Plane Crash

Posted: 04/09/2007 - One person is dead and another is in the Renown ICU after an experimental aircraft crashed Sunday night in the Sierra near Round Lake.

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WCSD to Launch Dual-Language Pilot Program

Posted: 04/09/2007 - The Washoe County School District plans to launch a dual-language pilot program to help Spanish-speaking elementary school students. Local administrators cited a recent University of North Carolina study that found Spanish-speaking children become better adjusted in school if teachers speak some Spanish to them.

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Police Investigate Deadly Stabbing

Posted: 04/09/2007 - One man is dead and another is behind bars following a stabbing outside a Reno bar and restaurant. Police say 59-year-old Karl Harper Fridrich and others were apparently drinking at a restaurant Sunday afternoon when he and another man began to argue.

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West Second Street Shooting

Posted: 04/09/2007 - Reno police are looking for witnesses to a double shooting near downtown Reno. Officers responded to the 100 block of West Second Street around 5:30 Easter morning on a report of gunshots.

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Pleasant Valley Fire

Updated: 05/09/2008 - A wildland fire in the Pleasant Valley area south of Reno is sending a plume of smoke high into the air that's clearly visible from the Reno-Sparks area. The size is estimated at about 75 acres and there's no wind to cause the flames to spread.

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Feud Between Adams, Sparks Officials Escalates

Posted: 04/06/2007 - The feud between the Sparks city attorney and city officials over whether the attorney should be elected or appointed has escalated after legislative testimony earlier this week.

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Harrah's Shareholders Approve Biggest Casino Buyout Ever

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Harrah's Entertainment shareholders approved a 17.1 billion dollar buyout by two private equity groups. Company officials say the deal approved this afternoon is the largest ever to take a publicly held casino company private.

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Nevada's All-Time Leading Scorer NBA-Bound

Updated: 04/11/2007 - Nevada's all-time leading scorer is leaving school to get a head start on the NBA's 2007 draft. Nick Fazekas is withdrawing and will not finish this semester.

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