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"Human-Caused" Fire Still Under Investigation

Updated: 08/14/2009 - Investigators have narrowed down the starting point of a fire that ripped through six apartment homes on David Street in Carson City. They point to juniper bushes in front of the building near the two central units. Friday night, they were still investigating how the bushes caught fire, and who may have done it.

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Store Owner Arrested in Sting Operation

Updated: 08/07/2009 - The owner of a downtown Reno liquor store was arrested after police say he tried to purchase $16,000 worth of stolen cigarettes. Malkit Singh was arrested at “Sam and Son Market” at 895 South Virginia Street just after 8:00 PM Thursday night. Sgt. Joe Burfield of the Reno Police Department says the sale was part of a sting operation that was put in place after police got an anonymous tip that Singh was purchasing stolen goods to stock his shelves.

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Pa. Man Kills 3, Himself; Web Page Describes Plans

Posted: 08/05/2009 - A man who sprayed bullets into a fitness class filled with women, killing three and then himself, apparently kept a Web page in which he wrote about years of rejection by women and an earlier plan for violence at the gym in which he said he "chickened out."

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Undoing Unexpected Charges

Updated: 07/28/2009 - Are you seeing charges on your phone bill for services you didn’t order or agree to use? You may be the victim of “cramming”. Don’t panic, there are some things you can do to stop the charges, and get your money back. Tim Johnston of the Better Business Bureau says call first. He suggest taking notes, be courteous, and ask to speak to someone who has the authority to help you. If that doesn't work, you can file a complaint.

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Hidden Charges on Your Phone Bill

Updated: 07/25/2009 - Imagine opening your phone bill to find charges of $40.00 or more for something completely unrelated to your phone service. That’s what happened to Sparks resident Lillian Johansen. AT&T is her service provider for cable, internet, and television. As a senior on a fixed income, she hoped the package deal would help her save money. Instead, she was shocked to discover charges on her bill from companies she didn't recognize.

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Nominate a Great Kid!

Updated: 07/21/2009 - KOLO 8 News Now celebrates young people making an impact on the community. The weekly news segment "Kids You Should Know" follows individuals under the age 18 who are doing amazing things. They are leaders in their schools, pioneers of neighborhood projects, mentors, leaders and friends.

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Fighting Fires in Extreme Heat

Posted: 07/18/2009 - Crews battling the Red Rock and Trailer Fires also had to combat 100 degree heat Friday. While most people would be seeking shade and donning shorts, these men and women dress in full fire gear. The basic equipment includes heavy boots, t-shirts covered by long-sleeved fire resistant shirts, and heavy flame resistant pants. They wear helmets, goggles, gloves, and a harness to carry their fire shelter water and tools.

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Aces Helping Reno Economy During Downturn

Updated: 07/14/2009 - The Reno Aces are now officially halfway through the first season in their new ballpark. So far, despite a struggling economy many small businesses in the downtown corridor say they are seeing an increase in foot traffic on game days.

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Memorial Tickets Given Away

Updated: 07/07/2009 - More 1.6 million people registered to win tickets to Michael Jackson’s memorial at Staple’s Center in Los Angeles. Only 17, 500 were lucky enough to get one of the coveted tickets. One of them lives right here in Reno.

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Pilot Identified in Single Engine Tahoe Plane Crash

Updated: 07/06/2009 - The crash happened in an area notorious for its strong winds and authorities are looking at the possibility that those conditions played a major role in the crash, considering how quickly the plane went down.

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Chopra: Drug Concerns with Jackson Since 2005

Posted: 06/27/2009 - Spiritual teacher and medical doctor Deepak Chopra says he has been concerned since 2005 that Michael Jackson was abusing prescription painkillers and most recently spoke to the pop star about suspected drug use six months ago.

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17-year-old Boy Shot in Reno

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Teenager is recovering after he was shot while in his front yard. He was treated at Renown, and released.

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House Fire Could Be Arson

Posted: 06/19/2009 - Investigators are looking into an early morning house fire that left a Reno man injured. So far they have been unable to rule out arson as the cause. Now they are hoping to talk with anyone who may have additional information.

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Ensign May Find it Tough to Move on From Scandal

Updated: 06/18/2009 - Sen. John Ensign has been quick to describe his dalliance with an aide in brief and simple terms. The affair is over. The apologies made and accepted. No questions will be answered, the married Nevada Republican said in his brief admission of infidelity.

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Child Pornography Suspect To Be Arraigned Shortly

Updated: 06/16/2009 - Sparks resident William McCaffrey, who worked as a hospital nurse, is due to go before a judge at 8:30 a.m. today. Authorities say there were about one million images of child pornography on his home computer.

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Local Company Solves Diaper Dilemma

Updated: 06/12/2009 - When businesswoman Adrienne Snow became a mom, she, like so many others, faced the question of whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. After researching and weighing out the cost and environmental impacts of disposable diapers, she decided the right choice for her was cloth. Her next challenge came when she found they weren’t readily available in Northern Nevada. Snow and her mother teamed up to solve that problem.

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Crescent Valley Tornado

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Was there a funnel cloud in Eureka County on Tuesday? This photo supports the possibility.

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Town Pays Respect for Lovelock Sailor

Updated: 06/01/2009 - More than 600 people jammed the high school football field in Lovelock Monday to pay their respects to one of five Navy crewmen killed when their helicopter crashed off the coast of California during a training mission.

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State Park Closure Could Save $70 Million

Posted: 05/29/2009 - A new plan aimed at cutting California's budget could close 220 state parks. Among the most notable on the list are Will Rogers Ranch in Southern California, the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento...and Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay. In fact, all of the California State Parks in the Sierra District would be closed.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Posted: 05/29/2009 - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN PLUMAS COUNTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BECKWOURTH... EASTERN SIERRA COUNTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF SIERRAVILLE... * UNTIL 315 PM PDT * AT 242 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM CALPINE TO SIERRAVILLE...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTH OF SIERRAVILLE TO SIERRAVILLE...AND MOVING NORTH AT 5 MPH. LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE...BECKWOURTH...CALPINE...SATTLEY AND SIERRAVILLE. THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. WATCH FOR PONDING WATER ON AREA ROADWAYS. DRIVERS SHOULD SLOW DOWN IF ENCOUNTERING HEAVY RAINS...AND REMEMBER TO TURN ON THEIR HEADLIGHTS.

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