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BLM announces horse gather schedule
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management announced Sept. 28 its tentative fall-winter schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds on drought-stricken western public rangelands. The gathers and removals are needed to bring herd sizes into balance with other rangeland resources and uses, as required by federal law. Changes to this gather schedule may occur if range conditions deteriorate more quickly than expected in certa...
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Free seminar on pregnancy
Renown Health will offer a free online webinar regarding pregnancy at noon Wednesday.
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Pre-sale tickets on sale for Polar Express ride in Carson City
Pre-sale tickets for the popular 2012 Polar Express train aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad are now available.
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UNLV ranked among nation's most diverse campuses
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has been named one of the nation's most diverse campuses for undergraduates for a second year in a row. The 2013 U.S. News & World Report best colleges rankings gave the school a 0.7 score for ethnic diversity on a scale of 0.0 to 1.0. That's a tie for eighth place with eight other universities. At UNLV, 51 percent of all undergraduate students report being part of a racial or ethnic minorit...
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Free Health Seminar on Pregnancy hosted by Renown
RENO – Renown Health will offer a free online webinar regarding pregnancy Wednesday at noon. Titled “Having a Baby,” the seminar is free and open to the public and is accessible to anyone with a computer with internet access. Participants are encouraged to register early for the seminar. Myron Bethel, M.D. Obstetrician Gynecologist of Renown Medical Group Women’s Health, will discuss pregnancy, labor and delivery. Dr. Bethel will discuss what ...
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SUV driver injured in crash involving school bus
HENDERSON (AP) — Police say the driver of an SUV is in the hospital after a crash involving a school bus near a Henderson high school. Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul says the crash happened about 6:40 a.m. Thursday on Burkholder Boulevard, near Basic High School. Paul says nobody on the bus was injured when the SUV apparently turned in front of it. The SUV flipped and landed on its side. The driver was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospit...
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Judge: Money lost to Vegas HOA fraud gone forever
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge says millions of dollars lost by southern Nevada homeowners and community associations may be gone forever. Senior U.S. District Judge Lloyd George on Thursday cited letters from victims pleading for restitution while a sweeping fraud investigation continues into next year. The judge also heard in court from one former homeowner association board member. George calls the case tragic and unfortunate and says it ...
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9th Circuit sides with USFS in Tahoe logging fight
RENO (AP) — The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has rejected a bid by conservationists in the Sierra Nevada to block logging of burned forest habitat for a rare woodpecker at Lake Tahoe. A three-judge panel in San Francisco upheld an earlier ruling in district court in Sacramento dismissing a lawsuit by the Earth Island Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity challenging the logging intended to reduce fire threats. The environmenta...
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Clark County assistant DA gets Raggio award
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County Assistant District Attorney Chris Owens is being honored by his colleagues for contributions to the legal justice system. Owens is the recipient of the 2012 William J. Raggio Award, named after the late state senator and former Washoe County district attorney. The award is presented annually by the Nevada Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys. In announcing the award Wednesday, Attorney General Catherine Cort...
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Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Sparks
SPARKS — Residents living in and around the Sparks community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Spirit Filled Church will host Life Line Screening on Oct. 11 at 3175 Goldy Way in Sparks. Four key points every person needs to know: • Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability • 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke • Pre...
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Drive-thru flu shot clinic Oct. 6
RENO — Hometown Health and Senior Care Plus will provide northern Nevada residents with the convenience of drive-thru seasonal flu shots from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 6, at Renown South Meadows Medical Center, located at 10101 Double R Blvd. This event is one of more than 45 scheduled Renown Health flu and pneumonia shot offerings around the Truckee Meadows community this season. “The drive-thru flu shot evFlu shots are offered at no cost to Medica...
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South Lake Tahoe non-profits to receive $65,000
LAKE TAHOE — The American Century Championship will distribute $65,000 to South Tahoe area charities, officials announced Tuesday. The Lance Armstrong Foundation, the celebrity golf tournament’s nationally designated charity, in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, NBC Sports and American Century Investments, will provide funds to area non-profit organizations for specific needs to help make a difference in the community. Area n...
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3 arrested in Reno in alleged gang murder plot
RENO (AP) — Reno police say they've arrested three alleged gang members suspected of plotting another alleged gang member's death amid a drug debt. Authorities say 22-year-old Leon Munera, 24-year-old Ivan Munera and 32-year-old Osvaldo Morales were arrested Monday on charges including conspiracy. Police say they contacted Morales and Ivan Munera during a traffic stop, where they found guns, drugs and ammunition. Detectives believe the two wer...
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Man dies after rescuing kids from Vegas house fire
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Henderson man has died after rescuing two children from the flames of an overturned deep fryer. Clark County coroner's officials say 41-year-old Leopoldo Rodriguez died Tuesday of his injuries following the Saturday house fire on Reeder Circle in Las Vegas. He was one of five people taken to the hospital in the incident. Clark County fire officials say a dozen or more people were at the home Saturday when a deep fryer, situa...
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Sheepherder charged in fight at Nevada ranch camp
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A fight between two Peruvian sheepherders at an isolated camp in northeast Nevada landed one in jail in Elko over the weekend on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Elko County sheriff's deputies say 20-year-old Aldo Beraun and the other sheepherder were drinking at the camp near Gold Creek Canyon when verbal insults turned physical. Beraun is accused of breaking a beer bottle and holding it to the neck of the victim, w...
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Nev. man sentenced for animal torture under new law
MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A man charged with killing a stray cat and throwing its head into a neighbor's yard has been given a suspended prison term and ordered to spend 30 days in jail. Rodney Shoop, 54, of Douglas County was the first adult in Nevada to be sentenced under a new state law making it a felony to maim or torture an animal. Authorities said he shot the cat before maiming it. He was sentenced Monday by Douglas District Judge Michael Gib...
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NVEnergy worker dies after fall from tower
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An NVEnergy employee working on power lines has died after falling an estimated 100 feet at a Las Vegas-area industrial park near U.S. 93. Las Vegas police spokesman Jose Hernandez says a caller from the Apex Industrial Park reported a man had fallen from a tower shortly after noon on Tuesday. Hernandez says the caller requested an air ambulance, but first responders later determined the man had died. A spokeswoman for the uti...
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Authorities ID fugitive killed in North Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas have confirmed that a 27-year-old man shot and killed in an armed confrontation with a deputy U.S. marshal after a car chase in North Las Vegas last week was a Tucson, Ariz., fugitive. The Clark County coroner's office reported Tuesday that Thomas Lars Domagala (doh-mah-GAHL'-ah) died of a gunshot to the head. Authorities haven't identified the deputy marshal involved in the Sept. 19 shooting. He...
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Woman dies after motorized wheelchair hit by car
RENO (AP) — Reno police say a 79-year-old woman has died of her injuries after the motorized wheelchair she was riding in was struck by a vehicle. Police say rescuers responded to the 1600 block of Silverada Boulevard a little after 5 p.m. Monday. Authorities say Reno resident Anastacia Redulla was lying in the street while a motorized wheelchair was pinned under the vehicle. Redulla was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center, where she was l...
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