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Wild Horse Advocates Drop Refuge Lawsuit

Posted: 07/01/2014 - Wild horse advocates have dropped a lawsuit challenging roundups at a wildlife refuge on the Nevada-California line after federal officials severed ties with a contractor the critics claimed were allowing some mustangs that were gathered to be sold for slaughter.

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Reno Police Offer Chance to Turn in Fireworks

Posted: 07/01/2014 - Reno police want to remind everybody that all fireworks are illegal within city limits. Reno Municipal Code 16.02.030 covers the possession and use of fireworks and pyrotechnics within the city. If cited, a penalty of up to $500 can be imposed.

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Statewide Program Promotes Early Literacy

Posted: 07/01/2014 - The Washoe County School District is implementing a new program that aims to improve literacy and math skills for ELL students.

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Washoe Schools Police Chief Let Go

Updated: 06/30/2014 - Former Washoe County School Police Chief Mike Mieras confirms to KOLO 8 News Now he was released from his duties Friday, June 27, 2014. He is not referring to what happened specifically as being "fired," but he says it happened suddenly.

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Western Nevada Fire Restrictions Expanding

Posted: 06/30/2014 - Tinder-dry vegetation, exceptional drought conditions, increasing daytime temperatures and several human-caused fires have prompted the BLM, Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Nevada Division of Forestry to announce new fire restrictions.

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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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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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