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Welcome Home

Updated: 07/28/2005 - He's been in Afghanistan since March, but this Sparks man is celebrating more than just a two-week vacation at home with family and friends. This family says it goes beyond "tradition" and more like a way of life... because none say they could imagine life outside the military.

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Prayers & Purple Ribbons

Updated: 07/28/2005 - The town of Fernley is rallying around the family of an eight-year-old girl apparently kidnapped by a convicted sex offender. A news conference was held today at city hall to update everyone on the case and ask for community support.

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Nevada's First Human Case of West Nile

Updated: 07/28/2005 - A Lyon County Resident has become Nevada's first human case of West Nile Virus this yea, and it’s a severe one. And he doesn't fall into the high-risk category for contracting the virus, he's less than 50 years old.

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Protecting The Neighborhood

Updated: 07/27/2005 - Nicole Robbins says she is just a mom... a mom police say was looking out for children other than her own July 13th.

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Unkown Sex Offenders

Updated: 07/27/2005 - The abduction of an eight-year-old Fernley girl by an alleged sex offender...brings up several disturbing issues about sex offenders living in our area. Protecting your children goes beyond knowing your neighbors.

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Stand-off at the Alamo

Updated: 07/27/2005 - A police stand-off in Sparks Tuesday evening ended 3 1/2 hours later, with a truck driver in police custody.

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Sex Offenders in Your Home

Updated: 07/26/2005 - Investigators say you really can't rely on the sex offender registry as your only tool to protect your children... especially since it's set up to rely on a convicted felon for it to work.

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Parole and Probation Officers Face Tough Job

Updated: 07/26/2005 - Tracking down fugitives and watching ex-convicts...that's a day in the life of a parole and probation officer. The job can be very challenging especially with fewer people getting into the field because of past budget problems.

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BRAC Chairman Visits Threatened Bases

Updated: 07/26/2005 - The Pentagon has recommended closing the Hawthorne Army Ammunition Depot and reducing the Nevada Air Guard, but those recommendations are now under review by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Today the commission's chairman was in our area touring both bases.

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Downtown Hotel A Police Target

Updated: 07/26/2005 - A downtown Reno motel that police say has been plagued with drug problems is getting some serious attention from the motel interdiction team.

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Mexican Search for Lydia Continues

Updated: 07/26/2005 - Mexican authorities are still searching for a convicted sex offender believed to have kidnapped a Fernley girl last week.

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A Mother's Plea

Updated: 07/26/2005 - Carmen Bauer says she should have seen the warning signs, especially the extra attention he gave her daughter.

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Air Ambulance Dangers

Updated: 07/25/2005 - Since the year 2000, Life-flight helicopters, or "Air ambulances", have crashed 84 times around the nation, resulting in 60-deaths. That's more than double the number of crashes in the previous five years. News Channel Eight takes a look at a new report that examines the increasing dangers of air amulance care.

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Bank Will Stay Open

Posted: 07/25/2005 - A couple of weeks ago we told you the Bank of America in Virginia City had decided to close its doors by the end of August. We'll now they're staying open.

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DMV Rebate Moves Ahead

Updated: 07/25/2005 - The state is moving ahead with a plan to pay Bank of America nearly $1.4 million to issue $300 million in rebates to Nevada motorists by October.

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Tahoe Sewage Spill Update

Updated: 07/24/2005 - Several North Lake Tahoe beaches remain closed this weekend because of the raw sewage spill earlier in the week.

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Fernley Kidnapping Focuses On Mexico

Updated: 07/25/2005 - Lyon County Sheriff's Office says they could be getting closer to nabbing the suspect they say kidnapped an 8-year old Fernley girl.

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Driving and Flash Floods

Updated: 07/22/2005 - Residents learned very quickly that it's intersections like Vista Blvd and Los Altos Pkwy that can become dangerous passes during a flash flood like last night, especially with new construction filling the hillside. But, do you know what to do when the water starts flowing?

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Emergency Preparedness

Updated: 07/22/2005 - The city of Sparks started work immediately after last night's storm, trying to determine what areas were damaged the most. Even though rain isn't in tonight's forecast, the city is taking the repair process pretty seriously, saying all the repairs must be made before another storm hits especially in this neighborhood on Canyon Terrace Drive off Vista. Crews are sand-bagging and repairing the channel, but if it rained the city says these residents would need to leave.

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Warm Summer Nights

Updated: 07/22/2005 - Although this heat wave has set some records, hot summer daytime temperatures are nothing new to northern Nevada. But something *different is happening with our overnight lows. Time was we could rely on the temperature dropping into the comfort zone at night, and it was one of the things a lot of us loved about living here.

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Severe Thunderstorm Hits Sparks

Updated: 07/22/2005 - The storm that brought the lightning also brought a downpour of rain and left many residents cleaning up damage from hail and mudslides.

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Lightning Sparked Wildfire

Updated: 07/22/2005 - Firefighters are trying to make progress on a large fire burning in the America Flats area about three miles south of Silver City. The fire has burned over 250 acres southwest of Virginia City, in the American Flat area. It's currently 50-percent contained. A line of flames could be seen along the rugged hills last night.

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New Prison Opening

Updated: 07/21/2005 - More good economic news for the Herlong area north of Reno. The Sierra Army Depot survived the Base Realignment Closure Process. Now it's getting a new neighbor--one that's bringing more jobs.

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Western Police & Fire Games

Updated: 07/22/2005 - Let the games begin. Volunteers were busy, preparing for the Western States Police and Fire Games.

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Drive Time

Updated: 07/21/2005 - It's an expansion project that's supposed to make it easier for you to travel across south Reno.

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