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School Funding Crisis

Updated: 03/09/2007 - The Washoe County school district says it faces a 500-million dollar budget shortfall by 2012. Officials are hoping for the passage of a bill that would generate more than a 100-million dollars for capital improvements and renewal at dozens of older schools.

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Earthquake Near Topaz Lake

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Magnitude 4.7 quake felt through parts of Nevada & California; no reports of damage.

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Mass Casualty Drill

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement were in action in Carson City Thursday, sharpening their skills in a mass casualty drill.

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Sparks Food Pantry

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Students helping students. That's the focus of a new program Sparks High School has started.

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Sparks Asks for Lazy 8 Suit Dismissal

Posted: 03/08/2007 - The city of Sparks and the Red Hawk Land Company are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against them that's intended to derail the proposed Lazy 8 casino on Pyramid Highway.

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Fallon Murder Latest

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Churchill county sheriff's deputies arrested a 17 year old Joanna Plants for the shooting death of her 42 year old stepmother, Ginger Plants. She was arraigned on charges of open murder with the use of a firearm, first degree murder with the use of a firearm and being an unlawful user of methamphetamine in possession of a firearm.

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Juvenile Detention Center

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Local officials are now pointing to this week's murder of a fallon woman, allegedly at the hands of her 17-year-old stepdaughter, as proof that more resources are needed to deal with our troubled youth.

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High-Speed Chase Ends With Crash on I-80

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Law enforcement officers from at least 4 agencies responded to the scene of a high-speed crash that sent debris flying across Interstate 80, just east of the Vista Avenue offramp.

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Parole Violator Caught

Updated: 03/08/2007 - News Channel 8 was on special Parole and Probation sweep Wednesday night when officers were called to a potentially dangerous stand-off near Renown Regional Medical Center.

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DUI Legislation

Updated: 03/08/2007 - If passed, a state bill, would require anyone arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence remain in custody 12 hours before being able to be bailed out. A proponent says people are being released from jail before they're sober.

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Power Fully Restored

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Power has been fully restored to some 2,200 customers in east Reno after an explosion in an underground electrical vault closed a part of Kuenzli Street and blew a pickup onto its side.

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Job Performance Not Cited in Ouster of Nevada Federal Prosecutor

Posted: 03/07/2007 - Appearing under oath before a House Judiciary subcommittee, William Moschella said Tuesday that the federal district including Las Vegas was important to the department and that Bogden was asked to step down to bring "renewed energy and renewed vigor in that office."

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Graffiti on the Rise

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Graffiti is on the rise by as much as 41-percent in Carson City. Officials say, since the start of the year, they've had 188 tagging incidents.

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Clinton, Edwards Announce Nevada Campaign Staff

Posted: 03/06/2007 - Democratic presidential candidates John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday announced their top Nevada campaign staff, with Edwards naming five operatives from outside the state and Clinton plucking from a recent failed gubernatorial campaign.

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Palomino Valley Fire

Updated: 03/06/2007 - Fire crews are gaining the upper hand, on a brush fire burning north of Reno. Crews say the 20 acre fire was sparked by a homeowner, working on a car. Fire officials tell us the flames are moving uphill from whiskey-springs road, feeding off of sagebrush. Fortunately, no homes are currently threatened. The fire is expected to be contained tonight.

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Contact Solution Recall

Posted: 03/06/2007 - Bausch & Lomb Inc. said Tuesday it is pulling about 1.5 million bottles of its ReNu MultiPlus contact lens solution off shelves because trace amounts of iron could cause the cleaner to lose effectiveness earlier than normal.

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Energy Department Makes Push for Yucca

Posted: 03/06/2007 - The Energy Department unveiled legislation Tuesday to spur construction of a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada and increase its capacity. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., immediately vowed to block the bill.

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Nevada Marine Killed

Updated: 03/06/2007 - An Elko High Marine has been killed in Iraq. 21 year old Lance Corporal Raul Bravo Junior died Friday when his truck drove over a roadside bomb in Al Qaim, north of Baghdad.

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Washoe Valley Fatal Shooting

Updated: 03/06/2007 - A man was found dead Tuesday morning after an overnight domestic fight turned into a fatal shooting. His neighbor has been arrested for murder and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

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Carson City Mayor Arrested

Updated: 03/06/2007 - Mayor Marv Teixeira was arrested Monday night on suspicion of drunken driving and speeding, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. Teixeira was stopped by a NHP trooper shortly before 10 p.m. on Carson City's main street.

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Parental Report Cards

Updated: 03/05/2007 - It's a ritual familiar to every parent, looking over the report card their child brings home from school. But, what if you, as the parent, were the one being graded, on your involvement in your child's education.

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Reno VA Hospital

Updated: 03/05/2007 - In Washington today the undersecretary of the army and two top generals were called on the carpet by a congressional committee investigation conditions at Walter Reed hospital. The scandal, first exposed in a story in the Washington Post, is being felt not only at Walter Reed but at every VA medical center in the country. But how does that affect our own VA hospital.

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Fallon Shooting

Updated: 03/06/2007 - Churchill county sheriff's deputies arrested a 17 year old Joanna Plants for the shooting death of her 42 year old stepmother, Ginger Plants. The woman's body was found at a home in the 2300 block of the Schurz highway in Fallon late Monday morning.

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Parents React to Report Cards

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Local parents show mixed reactions to proposed bill to give parental report cards based on their involvement with children's schooling.

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