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RTC Driver Contract Extended; Potential Strike Averted

Updated: 06/30/2014 - Leaders of the union for transit workers in the Reno-area's bus system say they have at least temporarily averted a strike by agreeing to extend their current contract through the end of July while labor talks continue.

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Man Arrested for Writing Bad Checks To Charities

Updated: 06/30/2014 - Scott Lyda has been arrested, charged with obtaining money and property under false pretenses, having non-sufficient funds for checks and a probation violation. His total bail is set at $25,000.

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Firefighters Commended for Cat Rescue

Updated: 06/30/2014 - The Nevada Humane Society has awarded the Sparks Fire Department for helping with a cat rescue. Monday, June 30, 2014, NHS held a ceremony to say thank you.

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Staying Cool During the Summer Heat

Updated: 06/30/2014 - The Washoe County Health District is offering tips for staying cool and preventing heat-related illness.

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Drug Bust In Truckee Seizes $100,000 In Pot

Posted: 06/29/2014 - Police in California say they arrested a New York man and seized 38 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated street value of more than $100,000 during a drug bust north of Lake Tahoe on Interstate 80 near Truckee.

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Heat Wave To Hit Northern Nevada

Updated: 06/30/2014 - Temperatures are on the rise, so the Washoe County Health District is reminding residents and visitors that heat-related illnesses can be deadly.

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One Dead After Accident Near Wadsworth

Updated: 06/29/2014 - KOLO 8 News Now has learned from The Nevada Highway Patrol that one person is dead after an accident that occurred Saturday, June 28, 2014.

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Tahoe 4th Of July Celebration In Hands Of Nevada

Updated: 06/29/2014 - Tourism officials at Lake Tahoe say that obtaining Nevada-based sponsorship for their annual Fourth of July and Labor Day fireworks shows will help free them from California regulators after settling a lawsuit over pollution.

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Reno Rodeo Draws to a Close

Updated: 06/29/2014 - The wildest, richest rodeo in the west drew to a close Saturday night, leaving with it a little more than an impression on the locals.

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Operation Dry Water Curbs Drunk Boaters

Updated: 06/28/2014 - Boating under the influence is the number one factor in recreational boating deaths. If you're going to crack open a bottle on-board this weekend, you may get pulled over. Local law enforcement explains why keeping a drunk boater off the water could mean keeping a driver off the roads.

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Reports Reveal Disturbing Facts In Lemmon Valley Rescue

Updated: 06/28/2014 - KOLO 8 News Now has police reports and dispatch transcripts detailing a response by a Reno Fire Battalion Chief during a rescue call in Lemmon Valley. Reno's fire chief says it's isolated, but a learning experience as well as a game-changer.

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Two Paths To Reopen Around Truckee Meadows

Updated: 06/27/2014 - The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County will reopen the multi-use path along the Truckee River in Sparks, as well as a multi-use path near the Sparks Marina.

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Sparks Police Search For Armed Robber

Updated: 06/27/2014 - Sparks police are searching for an armed robber. The robbery happened at 2:27am Friday at the Jackson’s food store inside the Texaco gas station on Baring Blvd.

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Escaped Car Thief Still on the Run

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Northern Nevada police agencies are still on the lookout for a man who escaped from the Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City Tuesday night.

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Reno Police Tout Improved Online Reporting System

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Reno police say they have spent recent months working with the city of Reno to improve the reno.gov Police Reporting System for people who live in and visit Reno. For one thing, it is now available in Spanish.

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BLM: No Money or Room for More Mustang Roundups

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Federal land managers say a lawsuit by Nevada ranchers and others demanding acceleration of wild horse roundups doesn't pass legal muster, but even if it did, they don't have the money or the room at U.S. corrals to gather more mustangs.

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Local Charity Organizer Behind Bars

Updated: 06/26/2014 - An organizer of a local charity is in custody and being held on multiple charges including attempted sexual assault.

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