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Giveaway Scam

Updated: 03/15/2005 - We've all received those mass mailers They say you've won a million dollars...but you have to send money back to receive your check. Did you know people are actually losing money...by responding to these giveaways.

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On-Line Law Degrees

Updated: 03/15/2005 - Have you ever wanted to earn a law degree, but were discouraged by the expense or inconvenience? Now, with the advent of *on-line law schools, the process has become simpler for some.

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Big Rigs Big Costs

Updated: 03/14/2005 - We've all felt a little pain at the gas pump lately, but imagine having to fill a tank which holds hundreds of gallons. That's what truckers face, with diesel prices topping two-thirty a gallon. With prices ranging beetween four and five hundred dollars to fill up their big rigs...some independent truckers and small operators are re-thinking how they do business.

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Full Day Kindergarten Proposal

Updated: 03/14/2005 - Kindergarten-aged kids in Nevada public schools may see a longer school day if state educators can get a proposal passed through the legislature.

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Wanted For Questioning

Updated: 03/14/2005 - Police are investigating two shootings Sunday in Reno. A Hispanic man is killed in an alleged drug dispute in Northeast Reno. Now they're looking for this man, 18 year old Michael Bernard Wadsworth.

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Nevada in the NCAA Tournament Afterall

Updated: 03/14/2005 - Nevada will get a chance to duplicate last year's run to the N-C-Double A Tournament's... Despite a first-round exit from the Western Athletic Conference tournament. 24th-ranked Nevada opens play against the Big 12's Texas on Thursday in Indianapolis.

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Deep Fried Diesel

Updated: 02/23/2005 - At one time or another most of us have enjoyed a piping hot order of fast food french fries. But did you ever imagine converting the oil used to cook those fries... into diesel fuel?

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Third Party Debt Collectors

Updated: 02/23/2005 - A Reno woman is being sued by a third party debt collector...for a debt she says she never owed.

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Reid Address

Senator Harry Reid

Updated: 02/23/2005 - It is customary for our Senators and congressmen to speak to the legislature early in the session. Much of what happens in Washington has a direct effect on what needs to happen in Carson City....and these addresses provide a heads up for Nevada lawmakers and it gives our national representatives a chance to influence their agenda.

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Graffiti on the Rise

Updated: 02/22/2005 - Graffiti has become a major problem here in the Truckee Meadows this winter.

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Carson City Water Rates

Updated: 02/22/2005 - If you live in Carson City....you'll most likely see your water rates go up by the end of the year. City officials say it's because of an increase in demand. The City Manager tells us the increased demand is simply from existing customers using more water. The region has been under drought conditions for the last few years, but that means people only use more water, especially for landscaping.

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Mormon Crickets

Mormon Crickets

Updated: 02/22/2005 - As that "gradual warming" continues, Mormon *crickets will start hatching, And if recent trends continue...we'll have a bumper crop. The Nevada Department of Agriculture is holding a meeting in Reno Tuesday tonight to discuss Mormon crickets and what the state is doing about them.

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Minimum Wage on the Rise?

Updated: 02/21/2005 - A new proposal in front of Nevada lawmakers calls for an increase in the minimum wage as soon as this Fall.

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Homeless Workers Get Community Help

Updated: 02/21/2005 - Help may be on the way for a group of construction workers stranded in Reno. You may recall they had worked without pay for weeks, then were suddenly fired. Since then they've been living hand-to-mouth, pooling their resources. Finally today, some good news.

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Avalanche Kills Reno Skiier

Avalanche Training

Updated: 02/21/2005 - A morning of backcountry skiing ended in tragedy this weekend when a group of skiers was caught in an avalanche. A Reno woman lost her life, swept away by the rush of snow. It happened about two miles out of bounds from the Sugarbowl Ski Resort.

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Sandoval Pushes ID Theft Crackdown

Updated: 02/21/2005 - The credit company ChoicePoint is now admitting people in all 50 states may have had their identities compromised, including people here in Nevada. Nevada's Attorney General says the letter he wrote, along with other attorneys general from across the nation, convinced ChoicePoint credit company to release the numbers of victims affected by its mistake.

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Profanity or Reality?

Updated: 02/18/2005 - The nation's Public Television Stations are being warned they will air a documentary on U-S soldiers in Iraq next week at their own risk. The Public Broadcasting System is telling the stations it can't insure them against F-C-C fines for obscene language.

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Preparing for Battle

Updated: 02/17/2005 - The Nevada Army Guard's Chinook Helicopter Unit is finishing it's training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The unit of more than two hundred soldiers from three states and 12 CH-47 heavy lift helicopters will be deploying to Afghanistan next month. It's expected they will be there for at least one year. News Channel 8's John Tyson flew with the unit at Fort Sill last week.

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Identity Theft

Updated: 02/18/2005 - A NewsChannel 8 investigation draws the attention of the Attorney General's Office.

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Rain and Snow For Weekend

Updated: 03/09/2005 - The President's Day weekend was shaping up to be a mixed bag of rain and snow across northern Nevada and the Sierra. A snow advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for the Lake Tahoe region from midnight Thursday through Friday.

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Water Rates Go Up

Updated: 02/17/2005 - Water rates for Reno-area residents will go up next month, but not as much as originally proposed by the Truckee Meadows Water Authority board.

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Millenium Scholarship Salvaged

Updated: 02/17/2005 - Nevada's Millennium Scholarships should be around to help a second generation of students. Governor Guinn posed with legislative leaders to announce long-term funding for the Millennium Scholarship program.

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Taxi Ambassadors

Taxi Service

Updated: 02/17/2005 - The next time you get in a taxi, take a look at the tourism booklet inside. Taxi cab drivers are now the ambassadors of the cities of Reno & Sparks.

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High School Drug Testing

Updated: 02/16/2005 - A tell-all book, by a former Oakland A's slugger Jose Canseco about steriod use among ballplayers, is posing the question...whether there should be drug testing in area schools for athletes.

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