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Reward offered in Sun Valley arson cases
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information relating to five cases of arson in Sun Valley Wednesday.
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Yoga classes improve lives of women in detention facility
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is using Asana yoga classes, taught by volunteers, to help women in the custody of the detention facility manage stress, anger and other emotions in the hopes that it will prevent actions that could lead them back to jail.
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4th defendant to prison in Reno musician’s killing
The last of four defendants convicted on charges related to last year’s robbery and murder of a 27-year-old Reno musician has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison.
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Woman dead, man wounded in Las Vegas shooting
Las Vegas police say one woman is dead in a double shooting that was reported to emergency dispatchers by the woman’s 10-year-old son.
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Patrol issues 4,500 tickets to NV cellphone users
The Nevada Highway Patrol has issued more than 4,500 citations to drivers using cellphones this year under a new state law.
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NV college coach suspected of growing pot
HENDERSON (AP) — Authorities arrested an assistant baseball coach with the College of Southern Nevada on suspicion of growing nearly 200 marijuana plants. KLAS-TV reports that police found 186 plants in a Henderson home Thursday evening. The plants were valued at more than $600,000. Police arrested 29-year-old Ezekiel Parraz on suspicion of the crime. Authorities say neighbors reported an overwhelming marijuana smell coming from the home and p...
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Five spot fires in Sun Valley under investigation
SUN VALLEY — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) responded to five separate spot fires, all in close proximity, in Sun Valley between 10:34 p.m. to 11:41 p.m. Wednesday. The first fire was reported at 10:34 p.m. in the area of Leon Drive and East Gepford Parkway causing minor damage to a Gepford Park structure. The four additional spot fires were in brush and vegetation, no structures wer...
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Arrest made in fatal hit and run
RENO — On Wednesday, Candido Aniceto-Trejo was taken into custody by the United States Marshall’s in Irving, Texas for an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Aniceto-Trejo was a person of interest in the fatal hit & run accident that killed 44-year-old Eric Thomas, of Reno, on July 7. The Reno Police Detectives issued a warrant for Aniceto-Trejo after investigating a hit-and-run involving his Toyota 4-Runner, which was also recovered in Texas....
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Repeat offender sentenced to life in prison
On Wednesday, Edward Weldon Evans Jr., a 46-year-old target of the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the Nevada State Prison by Judge Connie Steinheimer.
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Vegas man arrested in organized retail theft probe
Federal authorities have arrested a North Las Vegas store owner accused of buying and reselling black-market liquor and baby formula he thought had been stolen from area supermarkets.
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Motorcyclist from Nellis killed in Beltway crash
Authorities say a 23-year-old motorcyclist killed in a Las Vegas area freeway crash was a U.S. Air Force service member stationed at Nellis Air Force Base who lived in North Las Vegas.
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Man sentenced to life in Vegas machete killing
A 33-year-old man who killed a woman with a machete in Las Vegas will spend the rest of his life in prison after jurors decided to forgo the death penalty.
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Window washers rescued at Las Vegas Strip hotel
Firefighters rescued four window washers after they were stranded outside the 35th floor of a Las Vegas Strip high-rise hotel.
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AG warns of immigration services scams
CARSON CITY — Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is advising Nevadans to beware of immigration scams, especially those involving “notaries” and those working out of multi-service establishments. The Spanish word “notario” has different definitions in different parts of the world. In some Latin American countries, “notario” refers to a lawyer or someone who holds public office. In the United States, a “notario” is someone who notarizes pub...
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High-risk sex offender report for Sun Valley
High-risk sex offender report for Sun Valley SPARKS — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) is informing the general public of informational matters related to a Tier III (high-risk) sex offender. Daniel J. Duffus, 37, has been assessed as a Tier III offender by the Nevada Sex Offender Registry. He has notified the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office that he will be residing in the 200 block of Pit Lane in Sun Valley, and is employed ...
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Reward in attack at El Rancho and Capurro Way
SPARKS — Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects in the attempted robbery of a woman in the area of El Rancho Drive and Capurro Way. At about 3 a.m. Saturday, a woman was walking to her car when she was approached by a man who knocked her to the ground, punched and kicked her numerous times, according to police. The attacker fled eastbound on Capurro. The woman said there...
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Domestic violence suspect badly burned
RENO — A man being investigated on a domestic violence call barricaded himself in an apartment Sunday, threatened police and was then burned when the apartment caught fire. The unidentified man is in critical condition after the incident at the Riverwood Apartments at 755 Kuenzli St. Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and after meeting with the victim, officers attempted to meet with suspect at his apartment. The suspect ba...
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Man attacked, robbed on El Rancho
Police are looking for two men who allegedly battered another man in an attempt to rob him on Friday night.
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Police recover stolen ATM from Sneaker’s
An ATM stolen from Sneaker’s Bar & Grill early Friday morning has been recovered.
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