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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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Blind Dog Coffee: Roasting New Hope

Updated: 05/29/2009 - You might see it on the grocery store shelf: Reno's very own Blind Dog Coffee roasters, but there's much more to this local roast than just aroma and taste.

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Severe Thunderstorm

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for South Central Plumas County in Northern California. This includes the cities of Plumas, Eureka, State Park, Graeagle, Blairsden, and North Central Sierra County in Northern California.

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Mortgage Delinquencies hit Record High in Q1

Updated: 05/28/2009 - A record 12 percent of homeowners with a mortgage are behind on their payments or in foreclosure as the housing crisis spreads to borrowers with good credit. And the wave of foreclosures isn't expected to crest until the end of next year, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Thursday.

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Angle Considers Senate Run; Reid Targeted

Updated: 05/26/2009 - Former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle is eager unseat Senator Harry Reid in 2010. She has not yet announced her candidacy, but says she would be eager to take on the challenge if that’s what Nevada voters want. Monday, she joined members of the Political Action Committee “Our Country Deserves Better” as they launched a six-figure media campaign titled “Defeat Harry Reid”.

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Crimes Change with Economic Downturn

Updated: 05/22/2009 - As the recession continues to affect Northern Nevada, experts say it may have an affect on public safety. The downturn is not expected to increase violent crime, but rather change how crimes are committed. Reno Police are changing their training accordingly.

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Residents Escape Apartment Fire

Updated: 05/17/2009 - More than 40 people remained evacuated from their homes Friday night, after fire ripped through their apartment building. 6 of the 20 units at 250 Grove Street suffered heavy damage from smoke and fire. But all residents are being kept from the building until a full inspection is complete and power can be returned

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Dog Killed on Golf Course

Updated: 05/12/2009 - A Black Labrador Retriever Mix was shot and killed at Lakeridge Golf Course Monday morning. The golf course adopted 4-year-old Woody from the Humane Society to help chase geese off the property.

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Crash Victims Identified

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The Douglas County Sheriff's office has identified some of the victims from a small plane crash in Gardnerville Saturday. The identities of the pilot and one male victim have been withheld until family members can be contacted.

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County Employees Take 20% Wage Reduction

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Washoe County's Building and Safety Department has been struggling to stay in the black since new home construction began to fall off 2 ½ years ago. Now, 11 employees remain in what used to be a 32-person department. Part of the problem is that Building and Safety is “enterprise” funded. That means all of their operating funds come out of service fees, not taxes.

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Bad News for State Budget

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Nevada lawmakers trying to produce a balanced budget for the next two fiscal years were told Friday the existing tax structure will net them only $5.5 billion - well under the $6 billion-plus spending plan that Gov. Jim Gibbons proposed in January.

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Douglas High Swimmer Remembered By Friends

Updated: 04/25/2009 - Molly Lahlum died early Thursday morning after collapsing during a swim meet April 7th. After more than a week on a ventilator, the Douglas High Student looked to be making improvements. She seemed responsive and no longer needed the machine. In an unexpected turn, she slipped away early Thursday morning around 3:00 AM. On the family's web page her father wrote, "She went very peacefully, and it was not traumatic for her at all." Her mother was by her side.

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2 People Shot on Sutro

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The Regional Gang Unit is investigating an incident that led to the shooting of two Reno residents. It happened just before midnight on Saturday. Investigators say the two victims were walking in the 2100 block of Sutro, near the Silver Terrace Apartments. That’s when they spotted two suspected gang members spray painting graffiti. They yelled at the vandals to stop.

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Douglas High Swimmer Still Hospitalized

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A Douglas High School swimmer remains hospitalized Saturday, four days after failing to exit a pool upon finishing a race during a meet.

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Home Sales Up in Reno

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Home sales in the Reno area are on an upward trend. Statistics show the number of homes sold is in increasing month by month since January. Meanwhile, the inventory of homes for sale is shrinking. That could mean you’ll soon see home prices starting to rise again.

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Financial Crimes on the Rise

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Identity theft is on the rise in our area according to a consumer advisory warning issued by Nevada Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto. She says Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. There are services available to help protect your identity, if you’re willing to pay. However, Washoe County Financial Crimes Detectives say there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Man Deemed 'Habitual Criminal' Gets Life in Prison

Updated: 03/28/2009 - A man convicted on burglary and car-theft charges after stabbing his lawyer with a pencil in court has been sentenced to two life prison terms without the possibility of parole.

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Shake Test at UNR

Updated: 03/27/2009 - In 2005, Pakistan experienced a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. 100,000 people were killed, and 3.3 million were left homeless. That inspired one local engineer to put her expertise to work rebuilding in poor rural areas. Truckee resident Darcy Donovan is experienced in building with what some would call unconventional materials. That’s why she thought it made perfect sense to rebuild using straw bales, fishnet and plaster to create homes in rural Pakistan.

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Fund Established For Reno Family

Posted: 03/24/2009 - The Lucas family was watching March Madness when fire erupted and raced through their home on Cordone Ave. in Reno Friday morning. Five people, including two toddlers and a pregnant woman, barely escaped the family home of more than 50 years before it was destroyed by the flames, heat and smoke. Days later, there is little that can be salvaged from the ashes.

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A year later, wolverine spotted again in Sierra

Posted: 03/22/2009 - A year after becoming the first documented member of its species spotted in the Sierra Nevada since the 1920s, a wolverine has been caught on research cameras again - only 15 miles away.

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Reno Family Loses Everything in Fire

Updated: 03/21/2009 - It started as a quiet morning for one Reno family on Cordone Ave., as they settled in to enjoy a March Madness match-up Friday. Things changed suddenly when they noticed flames racing along the back patio and creeping into their house. "All the sudden my son said I can hear something snapping and crack,” described Shirley Lucas, who lived in the house. “We looked out at the back, and it was on fire just completely. It was going right up the wall."

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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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Reno Apartment Fire Ruled Accidental

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Reno Fire Department says last Thursday's blaze at a 10-unit apartment building was traced to a group of appliances.

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