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Reward offered for info on Mt. Rose, Lake Tahoe North Shore burglaries

May 23, 2018 — Secret Witness is offering a cash reward of $750 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects involved in a series of vehicle burglaries on Mt. Rose Highway, several residential burglaries on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore and the fraudulent use of credit

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Man who stole ski passes from Lake Tahoe resort faces probation violation

May 20, 2018 — One of three men who were convicted of selling more than $100,000 in fraudulent ski passes was taken into custody on Monday for an alleged probation violation. Gardnerville resident Mark E. Graham, 22, was granted probation on Aug. 21, 2017, after he admitted to a

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Attorney: Incline Village man has cooperated with authorities in child abuse investigation (updated)

May 11, 2018 — Washoe County sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating an Incline Village man identified as a suspect in a child abuse and domestic violence investigation. The sheriff's office said Friday that Nicholas Lightfoot, 39, is believed to be driving a white 2011

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Vehicle erupts in flames; South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue quickly extinguishes blaze

May 9, 2018 — A group of friends were heading to a hotel Monday evening after playing golf when they noticed their van started smoking. The driver pulled the Toyota Sienna into the parking lot at Cardinaleway Toyota in South Lake Tahoe, where employees reported seeing flames shooting out

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Douglas County undersheriff: Retaining deputies a challenge

May 6, 2018 — Deputy retention is an issue across the country, even in an area like Douglas County, which boasts a low crime rate and high morale. "People just don't want to be cops anymore," said Undersheriff Paul Howell. On Tuesday afternoon at the C.O.D. Casino, Howell gave

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South Lake Tahoe police ask for help in identifying driver in hit-and-run

May 3, 2018 — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Monday. The collision occurred in the parking lot of the Raley’s located at the “Y” in South Lake Tahoe around 3:30 p.m. April 30, according

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Rescuers help hiker injured on Genoa Trail

April 30, 2018 — GENOA, Nev. — A hiker was transported from more than a mile up the Genoa Trail 3:30 p.m. Sunday. “A hiker fell causing a significant shoulder injury during a Sunday afternoon hike with her family on the Genoa trail 1.5 miles up from the trail head

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Gas, electrical explosion caused fire at Kingsbury auto shop

April 25, 2018 — UPDATE: An explosion caused by gasoline and electrical sparks caused a fire in a Kingbury Grade auto and engine repair shop on Wednesday, according to the fire department. “The sprinkle system did discharge and it kept the fire at bay to the vehicle of origin.

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Firefighters battle Kingsbury mobile home blaze (video)

April 23, 2018 — UPDATE: Tahoe Douglas firefighters are still working to extinguish and clean up a mobile home fire on Kingsbury Grade. The occupant of the mobile home was not home at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported, according to a tweet sent

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Sheriff: Kings Beach man killed in skiing incident at Alpine Meadows (updated)

April 18, 2018 — A Kings Beach man died after he lost control and crashed while skiing a steep run at Alpine Meadows Tuesday. According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Jeffrey R. Pearlstein was skiing in the “Keyhole” area at Alpine Meadows around 11 a.m. Tuesday. He

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Man convicted for selling fraudulent ski passes arrested on probation violation

April 15, 2018 — A man who was convicted of selling fraudulent ski passes was arrested on a probation violation in Minden on Wednesday. Tim E. Jacobsen, Jr., 23, was no longer in custody on Friday morning. Jacobsen was sentenced in August 2017 to a suspended 18-60 month sentence

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California says private data for 600,000 people exposed

April 6, 2018 — SACRAMENTO — A California agency says private information for about 600,000 people may have been exposed during the burglary of a state building. The Department of Developmental Services said Friday that the confidential information may have been seen during a Feb. 11 break-in at one

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Coroner: Death of woman who went missing 1 year ago ruled ‘accidental drowning’

April 3, 2018 — The death of a Sacramento woman who went missing and was found dead in the Upper Truckee River has been ruled an accidental drowning, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department announced today. Pamela Suwinsky, of Sacramento, was reported missing by her ex-husband on the evening of

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Westbound US 50 remains closed in Stateline following explosion on Sunday (video)

April 3, 2018 — The two westbound lanes of U.S. 50 in Stateline remain closed Tuesday morning after an underground explosion early Sunday morning. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, the highway is open to eastbound traffic, while westbound traffic is being routed around the casino corridor. There

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Basement fire at Sierra Community Church extinguished Monday afternoon

April 2, 2018 — A small basement fire at Sierra Community Church was put out by fire sprinklers and a fire extinguisher Monday afternoon, April 2. South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue arrived to the church at 4:12 p.m., and Battalion Chief Jim Drennan says the fire was knocked down

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UPDATE: Eastbound lanes of US 50 open in Stateline, westbound lanes remain closed (video)

April 1, 2018 — Douglas County Sheriff's Office is reporting that it should be safe for one lane of U.S. 50 in each direction to open by 12:30 a.m. Monday. NVEnergy.com reports three customer continue to be affected by the outage. The estimated time for the power to be

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AlertTahoe fire cameras stopped 50 fires in Lake Tahoe

March 25, 2018 — In recent years, a program combining innovative technology with on the ground firefighting efforts has helped prevent more than 50 fires. Known as AlertTahoe, the program consists of a system of networked sensors designed to protect the Lake Tahoe Basin from catastrophic wildfires, earthquake and

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Washoe County search and rescue assists Reno couple near Incline Lake

March 21, 2018 — Two Reno-area residents received some help from search and rescue Tuesday after becoming lost in the backcountry near Incline Lake. The couple, described as being in their 60s, went out in the early afternoon Tuesday, March 20. They became disoriented and eventually called 911 around

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Death penalty off table in killing at Stateline casino

March 21, 2018 — A transient accused of killing a Reno man in a Stateline hotel room won’t face the death penalty. Jose Rodriguez-Quezada was arraigned in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. Rodriguez-Quezada entered a not-guilty plea and a 10-day trial was set for Oct. 24 through Nov.

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Update: No sign of missing Bear Valley skier

March 20, 2018 — Tonight’s flight by an aircraft with advanced surveillance equipment may be the last best hope of finding a missing Bear Valley skier. As of Monday afternoon, Alpine County searchers have located no sign of Thomas Mullarkey, who was reported missing on March 14 after he

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