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People Plan to Take the Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Tahoe

Updated: 03/20/2009 - It might seem crazy to jump into freezing cold water in the middle of winter, but that's exactly what some people will be doing Saturday morning. The Special Olympics is hosting hundreds of people at Lake Tahoe as for the Polar Bear Plunge.

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Nevada Unemployment On The Rise Again

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The Silver State's jobless rate sees a jump. Also, one county is now at 15.6%. Click here to see the county-by-county & state figures.

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Aly's Prom Closet Helps Kids Attend Prom

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Going to Prom can be a huge expense when you factor in the dress, the tux, the tickets, and the limo. Especially in this tough economy, not many teens or their families can afford to make it a night to remember. If not for Aly's Prom Closet, many students wouldn't be able to go to Prom.

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St. Patrick's Day RTC Safe Ride Home Program

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Even though St. Patrick's Day falls on a Tuesday, that doesn't stop some people from partying a little too hard on the holiday. That's why bars and pubs are teaming up with the Regional Transportation Commission to make sure drinkers get home safe. Just ask for a free pass from a bartender. Servers say the passes will help keep drunk drivers off the roads.

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Warning to Tourists Heading to Mexico for Spring Break

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Today marks the beginning of spring break for many students, including those at the University of Nevada, Reno. But this year one of the most popular vacation destinations is also one of the most dangerous. A travel alert has been issued for Mexico due to recent drug cartel crime in the northern part of the country. Reports of kidnappings and murders have some travelers making alternate arrangements, but the alert isn't stopping some spring breakers.

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Spas Offer Discounts for Locals

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Two world class spas have opened in Reno in just the last few months, but who can afford to pamper themselves? Business at local spas is not only doing well right now, but the Peppermill and the Atlantis are both expecting an increase in spa goers especially as the summer months approach.

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Low Softball League Turnout This Year for City of Sparks

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Numbers are down for spring softball signups with the City of Sparks. The Recreation Department extended the registration by a week due to the slow response. Last year the league had 300 teams sign up for softball, and so far this season only 250 teams are on the roster. Sparks Recreation Supervisor Tony Pehle says, he thinks it due to the bad economy.

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Retail Sales Plunge

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Retail sales plunged far more than expected in December, a record sixth straight monthly decline as consumers were battered by a prolonged recession, a severe credit crisis and soaring job losses.

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Suspect in Oakland Shooting Arrested in Nevada

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The former Bay Area Rapid Transit police office who fatally shot an unarmed man on an Oakland train platform on New Year's Day has reportedly been arrested.

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Murder Suspect in Court

Posted: 01/14/2009 - Suspected murderer Dante Vinci appear in court for the first time. Reno Police say he fatally stabbed Kevn O'Connell on January 8th outside a bar in northwest Reno.

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Possible Citigroup and Morgan Stanley Merger

Posted: 01/12/2009 - Citigroup and Morgan Stanley may announce as early as Monday a deal to combine their brokerages, a move analysts say could trigger a fresh wave of consolidation in the troubled and thinning banking industry.

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Macy's Closing Down Stores

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Macy's says it will close 11 underperforming stores in 9 states - affecting 960 employees - after one of the weakest holiday seasons in years.

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Retail Sales Figures Gloomy in December

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Retailers reported dismal sales figures for December on Thursday as even Wal-Mart Stores Inc., one of the bright spots in the industry, finally buckled under the pressures of the deteriorating economy.

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Traffic Moving Again Following Fatal Crash

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Man killed in crash on eastbound I-80 near Mustang. The NHP reopened the freeway just before 7:20 a.m.; traffic is slow, but moving.

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Health Experts Concerned Over Lung Cancer Rates

Posted: 12/16/2008 - A new study by the American Cancer Association shows cancer rates are decreasing across the board, except when it comes to incidence rates of lung cancer. In Nevada, health experts say the findings are especially troublesome, given our high number of smokers.

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Detroit automakers await deal on auto loans

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Detroit automakers got public reassurance Monday from President George W. Bush that short-term government help for the industry is in the works and could come soon.

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