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Trio of Heavenly Mountain ski pass thieves sentenced

August 23, 2017 — The trio involved in selling fraudulent ski passes last year were granted probation in court Monday. Angelo R. Bosen, 25, of South Lake Tahoe; Tim E. Jacobsen, 22, of Minden; and Mark Graham, 21, of Gardnerville, were all arrested after authorities discovered they were stealing […]

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Witnesses sought in Stateline stabbing outside Tahoe casino

August 13, 2017 — Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to two men believed to have stabbed and robbed a third man in Stateline early Sunday morning. Douglas County Sheriff's deputies responded to Harrah's Casino at 3:10 a.m. after they received a report a man had been […]

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Gunfire caused destructive Detwiler Fire near Yosemite National Park

August 7, 2017 — MARIPOSA, Calif. — Fire investigators say gunfire caused a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed 131 structures, including 63 homes, last month.The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday that a gun fired on public lands caused the wildfire that burned 127 […]

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Investigation: Human actions caused Ranch Fire in El Dorado County

August 2, 2017 — An investigation into the cause of the Ranch Fire that scorched over 140 acres in the Mt. Aukum area has attributed the blaze to an accidental man-made fire, according to Cal Fire officials in an incident report released Monday. The fire affected the Mt. Aukum […]

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Detwiler wildfire burning near Yosemite destroys 45 structures

July 20, 2017 — UPDATE MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) – A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community in the foothills of […]

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Smoke from Mariposa County fire continues to fill Tahoe Basin (video)

July 18, 2017 — UPDATE Smoke from a fire that has scorched 39 square miles in Mariposa County continues to flood into the Tahoe Basin and greater region. Lake Tahoe was hidden in a cloud of smoke Wednesday morning. Off the hill in the Carson Valley, very poor visibility […]

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Fire danger leads to red flag warning in Northern Nevada

July 17, 2017 — Windy, dry conditions that have raised the threat of wildfires in Nevada has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for most of the northern half of the state into Tuesday. Weather service officials in Reno said Monday winds gusting to […]

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South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue: Barbecue briquettes cause small structure fire

July 15, 2017 — South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue is reminding barbecuers to properly extinguish briquettes, after some of the charcoal bricks caused a small structure fire. SLTFR responded to a structure fire that originated in an outbuilding behind 2649 Kubel Ave., according to a Facebook post Saturday. The […]

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Surveillance footage released in unsolved murder in South Lake Tahoe (video)

July 12, 2017 — Today the El Dorado County District Attorney released surveillance footage from an unsolved murder at the US Gas Station in South Lake Tahoe back in 2013. On the evening of Aug. 6, 2013, Manpreet Singh clocked in for the night shift at the US Gas […]

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South Lake Tahoe massage parlor owner arrested for sexual battery

July 10, 2017 — An owner of a massage parlor in South Lake Tahoe has been arrested for alleged sexual battery. On Thursday, July 6, a 34-year-old female told South Lake Tahoe Police that she was sexually battered during a massage at the Chinese Magic Massage. An investigation into […]

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Second lane of US 50 reopened in Zephyr Cove after small fire

July 5, 2017 — Both lanes of U.S. 50 are open now after a small vegetation fire forced the closure of one lane in Zephyr Cove while firefighting crews worked on the blaze around 11 a.m. today. The fire is now contained, according to an official with Tahoe Douglas […]

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Tahoe crime recap: Man’s conversation with ex-wife sparks violent reaction from wife

June 15, 2017 — A South Lake Tahoe woman allegedly assaulted her husband after she overheard him talking on the phone with his ex-wife. The 32-year-old woman became irate after overhearing the conversation at their residence at the Bear's Den Inn on May 23, according to Lt. Shannon Laney […]

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Victims sought in Stateline casino smash-and-grab burglaries

June 11, 2017 — A San Francisco man is in custody on four counts of burglary, destruction of property and possession of burglary tools after he was arrested in Stateline early June 4. Jeremy Perez, 22, was detained by Harrah's Casino security at 1:30 a.m., according to the Douglas […]

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Heavenly ski pass thief changes plea

June 9, 2017 — A Minden man who was scheduled for trial admitted during his pretrial conference to stealing thousands of dollars worth of ski pass vouchers from Heavenly Ski Resort. Tim E. Jacobsen, 22, admitted he was one of three men who stole ski pass vouchers worth a […]

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Tahoe crime recap: Scissor-wielding transient man arrested after hurling profanity, threats

May 25, 2017 — Police arrested a shirtless transient man who allegedly threatened customers and an employee at the Raley's supermarket by the Y. Officers initially responded on May 4 to a report of a transient male yelling and threatening people with scissors, according to Lt. David Stevenson of […]

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Tahoe crime recap: Man caught after breaking into post office, wearing USPS jacket

May 3, 2017 — A 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe man told police he did in fact break into the U.S. Postal Service building on Al Tahoe Boulevard. That admission, according to Lt. Shannon Laney with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, came after officers found him inside the post […]

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Tahoe crime recap: Man lights car on fire after taking LSD and being subjected to ‘satanic magic’

April 26, 2017 — A South Lake Tahoe man believed a newly acquainted co-worker was using witchcraft and satanic powers to control his mind, which is why he started a fire in a car he believed belonged to the co-worker. All of this happened after the man took some […]

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Tahoe crime recap: Warrant foils attempt to falsify identity

April 20, 2017 — If you have a warrant out for your arrest and are pulled over by the police, do not give them the name of another person who also has a warrant out for his or her arrest. That was the parting lesson of one South Lake […]

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No bail for ex-Tahoe ski teacher on child porn charges

April 18, 2017 — RENO, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. magistrate has ordered a former children’s ski instructor at a Lake Tahoe resort held without bail indefinitely pending his federal trial on child pornography charges. Judge William Cobb refused to set any bail conditions Tuesday for the 26-year-old Nevada […]

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Former ski school employee charged with child porn pleads not guilty

April 6, 2017 — After an iPod containing images of child pornography was discovered at Heavenly Mountain Resort in 2015, various law enforcement agencies spent the two years locating the owner and building their case. That work culminated Wednesday when a grand jury handed down an indictment for one […]

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