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Reno Man Arrested In Metal Thefts

Washoe County Sheriff's Office

Updated: 08/16/2003 - A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing more than $40,000 worth of steel and aluminum from two local metal manufacturing companies.

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Meningitis Cases On The Rise

Updated: 08/16/2003 - The number of viral meningitis cases is on the rise in Washoe County, with 10 cases awaiting final diagnosis the last two weeks, health officials said.

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Military To Conduct Bio-Terror Exercise

Updated: 08/15/2003 - U.S. Northern Command, which is responsible for military operations inside the United States, said Friday it will begin an exercise next week to test its ability to respond to multiple domestic emergencies simultaneously, including a bio-terror attack in Nevada.

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Lake Tahoe Casino Water Restrictions Lifted

Updated: 08/15/2003 - Drinking water restrictions were lifted Friday at four hotel-casinos on Lake Tahoe's south shore after tests showed no bacteria in the system.

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I-80 Reopens After Truck Burns

Updated: 08/15/2003 - A section of Interstate 80 east of Reno reopened Friday morning after a truck loaded with hazardous materials burned all night, authorities said.

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Millions In Dark As Blackout Persists

Blackouts

Updated: 08/15/2003 - From the Midwest to Manhattan, the largest blackout in U.S. history left more than 4 million people powerless for a second day Friday.

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Water Authority Preparing Hefty Rate Increase

Updated: 08/14/2003 - The Truckee Meadows Water Authority is preparing a significant rate increase proposal that could double costs for some of its 70,000 customers over the next three years.

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Small Wildfire Burns Near Montreux

Updated: 08/14/2003 - A small wildfire threatened homes near the golf course at Montreux Golf & Country Club Thursday before firefighters circled the blaze.

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Nevada Welfare Rolls Down In June

Updated: 08/14/2003 - The number of Nevadans drawing welfare benefits dropped to 27,621 in June, the state Welfare Division says.

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Sex Offenders May Be Living Next Door

Reno Police Department

Updated: 08/14/2003 - You will only find the six worst sex offenders listed on the city of Reno's website but - with a little work - you can learn if there's a sex offender living in your neighborhood.

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Reno Direct There To Help You

City of Reno, Nevada

Updated: 08/14/2003 - If you live in Reno, you should know a new phone number: It's called "Reno Direct."

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Huge Power Blackout Hits Eastern U.S.

Lights Out

Updated: 08/14/2003 - The largest power blackout in U.S. history rolled across a vast swath of the northern United States as well as southern Canada on Thursday, driving millions of people outdoors into stifling rush hour streets — then darkness.

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Firefighters Help With the Scarring

Updated: 09/13/2006 - Every year for the past decade the Firefighters Burn Institute hosts the "Firefighters Kids Camp" to help youngsters through the recovery process.

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Suit Dropped Against District Attorney

Updated: 08/13/2003 - A federal judge has dropped a lawsuit against the Washoe County District Attorney. A former Washoe County deputy sheriff had claimed that District Attorney Dick Gammick and Assitant Distirct Attorney John Helzer retaliated against him.

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$18 Million OK'd For Student Testing

Updated: 08/13/2003 - A national educational testing company criticized for mistakes in grading proficiency exams of more than 700 Nevada high school students has been given an $18 million extension on its contracts.

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Charter School Ordered Closed

Updated: 08/13/2003 - A Sparks charter school dogged by questions about its financial dealings has been told to shut down immediately.

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Nevada Gas Holds Steady While Nation Soars

Updated: 08/13/2003 - The cost of gasoline held fairly steady across Nevada over the past month, but was far above the U.S. average, even with a 5-cent increase nationally, AAA Nevada said Wednesday.

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Computer Worm Leaves Users Harried

Updated: 08/13/2003 - If your computer kept crashing today or wouldn't let you get onto the Internet, you may have the latest computer virus.

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Research at UNR May Minimize Quake Damage

University of Nevada, Reno

Updated: 08/13/2003 - On average, 12,000 people die every year in earthquakes. Scientists at the Earthquake Engineering Center at the University of Nevada are trying to change that statistic.

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Shareholders Approve Stock Issue For Debt

Updated: 08/13/2003 - Sierra Pacific Resources shareholders voted Monday to allow the utility to issue up to 42.7 million shares of common stock to redeem convertible notes issued in February to restructure debt.

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Stead Neighborhood Plagued by Prowler

Reno Police Department

Updated: 08/12/2003 - Residents of a Stead neighborhood are on alert tonight for a prowler who has harrassed several women in the past couple weeks.

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