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Legalizing Marijuana

Updated: 10/03/2006 - This November Nevadans will decide whether to legalize use of a small amount amounts of marijuana, but you might be surprised to learn that religious leaders think it's a good idea.

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Hike For A Cure

Updated: 10/03/2006 - A mother is hiking across America with her daughter to help benefit the program that saved her life. Robin Grapa and Patty Laatsch's nine month charity trek is to raise awareness for bone marrow diseases.

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Wildlife Rehab

Posted: 10/03/2006 - Nevada wildlife officials have launched rehabilitation of critical wildlife habitat burned by this summer's devastating wildfires. The Nevada Department of Wildlife has enough cash on hand to rehabilitate about 70,000 acres of habitat.

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Washoe County Voting Information

Updated: 10/09/2006 - Washoe County Commissioners are making an effort to encourage voters to become more informed about the candidates in the upcoming elections. In addition to holding several candidate forums, Washoe County is providing a website for profile pages.

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Bush Speaks to Heller Fundraiser

Updated: 10/03/2006 - For the third time since he took office, President Bush paid a visit to Reno Monday afternoon. The primary purpose was to stump for Dean Heller, a candidate for US Congress. But the President also used his 25 minute speech to rally the Republican base and reiterate the party's core values.

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Anti-Bush Demonstrators Call for Change

Updated: 10/03/2006 - More than 50 people demonstrated near the Mercury Air Center, where the president expressed support for Republican Dean Heller Monday.

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Mack Attorney Files For Writ of Habeus Corpus

Updated: 10/02/2006 - Murder defendant Darren Mack's attorney Scott Freeman filed for a writ of habeus corpus, arguing both judicial error and insufficient evidence.

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Heller Fundraiser a Success

Updated: 10/03/2006 - The President's visit last night raised $325,000 for Republican Candidate Dean Heller. Bush arrived in Nevada Monday to campaign in a conservative congressional district long held by the GOP and was met with noisy protests from Democrats who think this is the year for reversing the trend.

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Augustine's Second Husband to be Exhumed

Updated: 10/02/2006 - The body of slain Nevada state Controller Kathy Augustine's second husband will be exhumed so police can investigate whether he was murdered.

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Prison Understaffing

Posted: 10/02/2006 - A new state report says understaffing in the 12-thousand-inmate state prison system has resulted in higher risks for prisoners, guards and the general public.

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Harrah's Offered Buyout

Updated: 10/02/2006 - Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino company, said Monday it has received a $15.05 billion offer for the company from private-equity firms Apollo Management and Texas Pacific Group.

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Higgs Waives Extradition

Updated: 10/02/2006 - A man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Nevada state Controller Kathy Augustine, waived extradition Monday during a brief court appearance. Chaz Higgs, 42, was arrested Friday in Hampton, where he had been staying with relatives. He's accused of injecting Augustine, 50, with a lethal dose of muscle relaxant in July.

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Augustine Murder Investigation

Posted: 10/01/2006 - We continue to learn more tonight in the murder of state controller, Kathy Augustine. These developments come on the eve...of the first court appearance for her accused killer: her husband.

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Augustine Update

Posted: 09/30/2006 - The day after Reno police say the former state controller was murdered by her husband...Kathy Augustine's daughter is speaking out.

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Friday Night Sports Caravan - 9/29

Updated: 08/23/2007 - Week five of high school football mania in northern Nevada. Join NewsChannel 8's sports team as they bring you the region's most comprehensive scholastic gridiron action.

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Tee-Time Running Out

Updated: 09/29/2006 - Local golfers are getting in a few last rounds, before Reno's Brookside Golf Course closes forever.

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Augustine Murdered: Husband Arrested

Updated: 09/29/2006 - The husband of the late State Controller Kathy Augustine was arrested in Virginia Friday and charged with her murder.

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Reno Doctor Indicted on Illegal HGH Practice

Posted: 09/29/2006 - A Reno doctor has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of distributing an unapproved human growth hormone for purposes other than treating disease.

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Yerington Judge Extorted After Sex With CLient

Posted: 09/29/2006 - A rural Nevada judge was extorted for money after having sex in his Reno hotel room with a known drug user and former legal client, a Fallon newspaper reported Friday.

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Your Neigborhood:

Updated: 10/13/2006 - In April News Channel 8 launched a series called Your Neighborhood. The goal is to showcase an area of town to tell its rich history, highlight the things and people that makes the neighborhood unique, and to give insight to what the future holds. Join Ed Pearce and Kara Tsuboi as they explore Your Neighborhood.

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Tahoe Rape Arrest

Posted: 09/28/2006 - Two Lake Tahoe men were arrested Thursday on charges of raping a 7-year-old girl, authorities said. The Placer County sheriff's office said the assault occurred three years ago but wasn't reported until August when the victim, now 10, underwent a medical examine and a nurse contacted authorities.

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Jimmy Carter Speaks in Fallon

Posted: 09/27/2006 - Former President Jimmy Carter joined his son, Jack, at a campaign stop in Fallon Wednesday afternoon. Jimmy and Jack Carter discussed national security.

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Arraignment Postponed in Quick Murder

Updated: 09/27/2006 - A Sparks judge has postponed arraignment for the man accused of raping a killing a Spanish Springs High School girl because prosecutors had not yet filed a formal complaint.

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