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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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Operation Dry Water Curbs Drunk Boaters

Posted: 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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Police Nab Escaped NYTC Teen In Elko

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Elko police have captured a teenager accused of stealing guns in a home burglary after escaping from the Nevada Youth Training Center.

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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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