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Authorities look to curb boating under influence
Weekend enforcement part of national effort
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Nevada Highway Patrol captain promotions
The Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) announced June 12 the promotion of three new captains.
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Reno man dies in single-vehicle accident
A Reno man died Thursday after having a medical problem while driving.
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Burglary suspect arrested in north Reno
RENO – Reno Police officers arrested Lee Fairchild, 33, on Wednesday after committing a daytime burglary in the northwest area of Reno. Fairchild was found with burglary tools and marijuana and was booked on charges of residential burglary, possession of burglary tools and possession of marijuana. The Reno Police Department responded at about 2:45 p.m. to the 6700 block of Chesterfield Lane on the report of a residential burglary that just occ...
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Tourist hailed for foiling car theft in Reno
RENO (AP) — Reno police are crediting an alert tourist from Minnesota with a law enforcement background for foiling a car theft. Investigators say the tourist phoned police after chancing upon two suspects as they were trying to steal a Honda sedan Saturday. Officers were able to catch one suspect, but the second fled on foot. Police did not identify the tourist, but say he’s director of public safety at a university in St. Paul, Minn., who wa...
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Vegas teen girl says she was raped in public park
Las Vegas police say a 24-year-old man sexually assaulted a teenage girl in a public park bathroom while she was walking to school.
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Reward offered in armed robbery case
Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a male victim in the parking lot of a business in the 700 block of Kietzke Lane in Reno.
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Mother bighorn poached, lamb dies week later
Nevada game wardens are trying to find who’s responsible for illegally killing a desert bighorn sheep near Henderson and leaving her nursing lamb for dead.
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Sparks man identified in fatal accident
SPARKS — Cody Vance, 23, of Sparks, was the driver in a fatal accident that occurred at 6:10 a.m. Saturday. Sparks police received a call of an accident at Sparks Boulevard and Eagle Pass at about 6 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found a blue 2003 Acura two-door had left Sparks boulevard into a field north of Eagle Pass. The two occupants inside were still in the vehicle. The passenger was rescued by paramedics and transported to Renow...
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BBQ, campfire ban at Galena Creek Park near Reno
Citing dangerous fire conditions in forests all along the eastern slope of the Sierra, Washoe County parks officials have banned campfires and barbeques at Galena Creek Regional Park just outside Reno.
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Police find 34 pot plants at Reno home
Reno police, responding to a domestic disturbance call at about 11 a.m. Sunday at the 17000 block of Uplands Court, discovered some 34 marijuana plants at different stages of growth, 10.8 pounds of usable marijuana, $1,744 in cash and cultivating equipment.
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Former correctional officer pleads guilty in corruption case
CARSON CITY — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that Michael Ford, 31, plead guilty this week to one count of misconduct of public officer, a felony, for attempting to smuggle and sell tobacco to prisoners.  Ford was previously employed as a Correctional Officer at Southern Desert Correctional Center (SDCC). In January, Department of Corrections investigators apprehended Ford at the SDCC with a large duffel bag of tobacc...
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Crews fighting 10,000-acre wildfire north of Ely
Crews fighting a 10,000-acre wildfire north of Ely say they’ve got 15 percent containment on the blaze.
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Several Sparks suspects arrested on drug charges
SPARKS — Sparks police arrested several suspects in connection to drug sales at the 1900 block of C Street Wednesday. Several teams from the Sparks Police Department served a search warrant at the location for drug sales. Detectives had conducted separate investigations into drug sales from the address involving several suspects. At 7:14 p.m., the police units served the search warrant and several suspects were detained and later arrested. Arr...
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Intersection enforcement campaign begins
The Sparks Police Department will be joined by the Nevada Highway Patrol for the next week for an aggressive
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Man arrested in shooting death of Elko woman
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of a 31-year-old woman in Elko.
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Pahrump teacher accused of having sex with student
A substitute teacher in Pahrump has been arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student.
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Mastermind of Nev. mortgage fraud scheme sentenced
A former Las Vegas businessman has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for masterminding a mortgage fraud scheme that cost financial institutions more than $24 million.
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Arizona woman falls to death from Vegas hotel
Police and family members of an Arizona woman say the 22-year-old pre-med student fell to her death from her Las Vegas Strip hotel room after taking Ecstasy.
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Man pleads guilty in Reno TV sports
 director death
The man charged in the November hit-and-run death of a Reno TV sports director has pleaded guilty.
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