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Authorities ID man who may have drowned in Lake Tahoe

September 14, 2018 — Authorities have identified a man who may have drowned  in Lake Tahoe earlier this month. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office was called around 6:30 p.m.  Sept. 9 regarding a possible drowning on Lake Tahoe near Nevada Beach. Chaitanya Datla, a 32-year-old man from Cameron

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Forest Service restricts recreational target shooting in Eldorado National Forest due to fire danger

September 12, 2018 — Due to extremely dry vegetation and very high fire danger, Eldorado National Forest announced that additional fire restrictions will be in effect into October. Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree said recreational target shooting will be banned through Oct. 9, and longer if necessary. "I am implementing

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Missing hiker found after spending night in Lake Tahoe backcountry

September 9, 2018 — A man has been reunited with his family after spending a night in the Lake Tahoe backcountry — the second successful search and rescue mission this weekend. The first concerned a missing hiker on the Tahoe Rim Trail. According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

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Two sought in bear spray robbery at Lake Tahoe casino

September 7, 2018 — A couple is being sought in connection with an Aug. 21 robbery at a Stateline casino where the perpetrators used bear repellent on the victim. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those involved in the incident at the

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Fire shuts down US 395 in the eastern Sierra Nevada

September 5, 2018 — BRIDGEPORT, Calif. — A forest fire has forced closure of a stretch of U.S. 395 in the eastern Sierra Nevada. The California Highway Patrol says the highway will remain closed until 6 a.m. Thursday from the north end of the town of Bridgeport to the

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2 died in aircraft crash near Mount Rose ski resort; fire 95 percent contained

September 4, 2018 — Law enforcement has confirmed one fatality in an aircraft crash that is believed to have caused a fire burning near Mount Rose ski resort.

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UPDATE: Fire in Tahoe National Forest smaller than initially thought

September 3, 2018 — Updated mapping conducted overnight has shown a fire burning in the Tahoe National Forest is about 150 acres smaller than previously thought. According to a Tuesday morning update from the Tahoe National Forest, the North Fire currently stands at 500 acres. Containment is at 10

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UPDATE: Fire near Mount Rose at 95 percent containment

September 3, 2018 — Law enforcement has confirmed one fatality in an aircraft crash that is believed to have caused a fire burning near Mount Rose ski resort.

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South Lake Tahoe police ID man found floating near Tahoe Keys

August 28, 2018 — Authorities have identified a South Lake Tahoe man who died after being found floating face down near the Tahoe Keys Monday. Robert Hill, 76, was found floating in the water about 200 yards off Light House Shores around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Hill, who was unresponsive

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South Lake Tahoe man’s body retrieved from Tahoe Keys

August 27, 2018 — A man who was found unresponsive in the waters of Tahoe Keys Monday is dead. A boater spotted what appeared to be a life jacket floating in the water in Tahoe Keys sometime before noon, according to Lt. David Stevenson with the South Lake Tahoe

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Motorhome chase starts at Lake Tahoe, ends in Gardnerville wreck (updated)

August 27, 2018 — A California man is in custody after allegedly leading authorities on a chase Sunday night in a motorhome. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was initially notified of a reckless driver on U.S. 50 in South Lake Tahoe heading toward Stateline around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. According

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UPDATE: Washoe County deputy arrests suspect in Incline Village bank robbery

August 26, 2018 — Law enforcement arrested a suspect accused of robbing a bank in Incline Village Friday.

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Douglas County sheriff seeks help in animal neglect case

August 25, 2018 — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest who may be involved in abandoning an animal at the Douglas County Animal Shelter in Gardnerville. On Aug. 16, Animal Control officers arrived at the shelter on Dump

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Swimmer rescued after leg becomes stuck between boulders at Lake Tahoe

August 15, 2018 — A female swimmer was rescued Wednesday after her leg became stuck between boulders in Lake Tahoe. The incident happened late Wednesday afternoon in Skunk Harbor on Tahoe’s East Shore. The swimmer, who was not identified, managed to get her leg stuck between several boulders out

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Truck over side of Kingsbury Grade results in discovery of 2nd wreck

August 15, 2018 — State officials worked on Tuesday to fish two pickups from over the side of Kingsbury Grade. A Chevrolet pickup going too fast for conditions hit the guardrail just before midnight on Sunday on the Valley side of the grade. The pickup overturned and came to

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Fire burns storage facility at Incline Village golf course

August 12, 2018 — Investigators are working to determine the cause of a small fire that burned a storage facility at the Incline Village Mountain Golf Course Saturday morning. North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD) fire personnel responded at 1:57 a.m. to a fire alarm at the course —

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South Lake Tahoe police: Known arsonist robbed family member, attempted to start 4 fires

July 18, 2018 — Police arrested a man they say attempted to start multiple fires in South Lake Tahoe after he robbed a family member. The alleged crime spree started Monday, July 16, when South Lake Tahoe police responded to a reported robbery in the 1000 block of Echo

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South Lake Tahoe police: Road rage leads to pepper spray fight, stabbing (update)

July 12, 2018 — Road rage appears to have caused an altercation that ended with one man being stabbed Thursday morning outside a CVS Pharmacy in South Lake Tahoe. Police were dispatched to the parking lot at the pharmacy after receiving numerous calls reporting a stabbing around 10:30 a.m.,

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UPDATE: No homes lost in fire north of Genoa (video)

July 9, 2018 — Despite flames raging all around, no homes were lost in a fire above Jacks Valley, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The fire that originally threatened as many as 30 structures was reported to be 50 acres. East Fork firefighters responded within minutes of

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Sacramento man trapped under vehicle after rollover on US 50 near Twin Bridges

July 8, 2018 — A Sacramento man suffered major injuries after being ejected from a vehicle that rolled over onto him Saturday. The 38-year-old man was driving a 2007 Ford eastbound on U.S. 50 east of Slippery Ford Road at an unsafe speed for road conditions, according to California

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