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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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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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