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New Warden Cracks Down

Posted: 02/08/2006 - Citing security and safety concerns, the new warden at Nevada State Prison has shut down various programs and projects that his predecessor hoped would improve the odds that inmates would stay out of trouble once they're released.

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SPECIAL SERIES: The Battle Over Baby Rebecca

Updated: 02/11/2006 - This NewsChannel 8 investigation surrounds Nevada's child-welfare system and a possible conflict of interest that one local woman says is preventing her from being able to care for her own grand-daughter.

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Flood Damage Inspectors Arrive

Posted: 02/08/2006 - More than a month after the New Year's Day flood, federal officials have arrived in Reno to begin surveying damage across the area.

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Helicopter Pilot Killed

Updated: 02/08/2006 - A Douglas County man was killed when his helicopter crashed in flames just minutes after takeoff from the Douglas County airport north of Minden.

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Parolee Shot To Death

Updated: 02/08/2006 - A parolee was shot to death by an officer after a fight broke out at the state Parole and Probation Division

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Spelling Bee Flap

Posted: 02/08/2006 - She spelled it right. The judge said it was wrong. And she's not getting a second chance.

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Environmental Whistleblower Testifies

Posted: 02/08/2006 - Nevada's top environmental administrator is defending state regulators against a federal whistleblower's claim they worked more in the interest of the polluter than the neighbors of an abandoned mine contaminated with uranium and toxic metals.

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Major Health Study Includes Local Women

Posted: 02/07/2006 - 1100 local women participate in eight year study which shows no connection between lower fat intake and decreased risk of breast cancer, colo-rectal cancer and heart disease.

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Radio Talk Show Host Back at Work

Updated: 02/08/2006 - A local radio talk show host, in hot water with the Feds, sat down with News Channel 8's James Steiner for an exclusive interview today.

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Radio Talk Show Host Out of Jail

Posted: 02/06/2006 - Despite almost a week behind bars...Walter "Eddie" Floyd appeared to be in good spirits, as he left the jail tonight. He even cracked a joke with me, saying he had asked the sheriff to stay a day longer...because the food there was better than his wife's.

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Hit and Run Investigation Continues

Updated: 02/06/2006 - Family and friends are mourning the death of a Reno man tonight who was killed in a bizarre hit and run accident. But the incident really began as a kidnapping. And the suspect is still on the run.

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Drive-By Suspects Arrested

Posted: 02/06/2006 - Reno police are holding two men following a drive-by shooting following an altercation at a party.

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Federal Whistleblower To Testify

Posted: 02/06/2006 - A former federal employee who was helping to lead the cleanup of a contaminated Nevada mine is expected to testify at an administrative hearing this week that he was fired because he spoke out about dangers at the toxic waste site.

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Virginia Street Bridge Partial Closure

Posted: 02/06/2006 - Divers from the department of transportation spot erosion of soil under the center part of the bridge. Repairs should take two weeks. South lane down to one lane of travel, sidewalk and parking spaces on west side of bridge closed.

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Carter Slams President In Carson City

Updated: 02/06/2006 - Former President Jimmy Carter criticized the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program Monday and said he believes the president has broken the law.

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Posh Tahoe Retreat Now Public

Posted: 02/06/2006 - A 770-acre site in the Lake Tahoe Basin that once served as a retreat for the rich will be turned over to the public thanks to money from the sales of government property in southern Nevada.

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Deadly Hit and Run

Posted: 02/04/2006 - A suspicious case of kidnapping ends with a deadly hit and run in Sparks.

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Body Found in Lake Tahoe

Posted: 02/04/2006 - Investigators are trying to identify a woman whose body was found floating in Lake Tahoe.

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Frozen Airman Identified

Posted: 02/04/2006 - The body of an airman found frozen in the Sierra is finally identified

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Hospital Welcomes First Female Heart Surgery Patient

Updated: 02/04/2006 - First female heart surgery patient undergoes valve replacement at Carson Tahoe Hospital. New program gets underway just in time for Go Red campaign, alerting women to heart disease.

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Douglas K-9 Dog Killed

Updated: 02/03/2006 - A Douglas County drug dog was killed early Friday when the patrol car he was in caught fire while his deputy handler assisted in the search of a commercial building.

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Fernley Meth Suspects Nabbed Again

Updated: 02/03/2006 - A Fernley couple has been arrested for the second time in two months following an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking, the Lyon County sheriff's office said Friday.

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Guinn Opposes Mercury Dump

Updated: 02/03/2006 - Governor Guinn says he'll fight a plan a plan to ship more than 44-hundred metric tons of toxic mercury stored in four other states to a dump in central Nevada that already has more than 300-thousand tons of old ammunition and bombs.

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Area Declared Flood Disaster Area

Updated: 02/03/2006 - President Bush declared parts of Nevada a national disaster area Friday and ordered federal aid to help respond to damage caused by severe storms and flooding a month ago.

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Assessor Removal Still Alive

Updated: 02/03/2006 - The state Supreme Court has kept alive an effort by a group of Incline Village residents to remove longtime Washoe County Assessor Robert McGowan from office.

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