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Carson High shooting threat a hoax, says Sheriff’s Office

October 18, 2017 — Threats of a school shooting at Carson High School have been determined to be a hoax by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. At 8:30 p.m., Carson City Dispatch Center was informed of reports of a threatened shooting to take place at Carson High School Wednesday,

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Carson City officials recognized for mental health efforts

October 17, 2017 — Several Carson City law enforcement leaders were recognized on a state level this past week for their efforts with mental health improvement in the community. Ali Banister, chief of Carson City Juvenile Probation, was recently selected to serve on the Nevada Commission on Behavioral Health

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Storey County firefighters helping those impacted by fires

October 17, 2017 — The Storey County Fire Fighters Association is hosting a donation drive to help those impacted by the California wildfires. The association is collecting items around Northern Nevada to send to California. "We wanted to do something more than just fighting fires so we thought what's

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‘I just didn’t know how else to say ‘thank you’

October 16, 2017 — After a deputy with the Carson City Sheriff's Office helped one local woman find her lost wallet, she made sure to repay the department in a big way. To show her appreciation to the department, 70-year-old Doris Rothman-Browning donated $2,500 to the K9 Unit and

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Carson City School District receives $1.4 million reading grant

October 13, 2017 — The Carson City School District has received nearly $1.4 million to continue its Read By Grade Three program. The Nevada Department of Education said Friday it would be providing $20.5 million in funding for the third phase of the program for the 2017-2018 school year,

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Carson City Sheriff’s Office concerned with rising number of wrecks

October 12, 2017 — Traffic is a problem for Carson City. The number of crashes is on the rise, traffic complaints are coming into the Sheriff's Office daily and the deputies don't have the resources to try to wrap their arms around the issue. "I'm concerned about it," said

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Decrease in Carson City crime rate

October 10, 2017 — With only a few months left of 2017, the year is shaping up to see a decrease in the crime rate in Carson City. As of September, the crime rate for the year is 8 percent lower than this time last year, said Sheriff Ken

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McDonald takes over at Partnership Carson City

October 7, 2017 — After nearly a decade, Partnership Carson City will be seeing a new face in its top spot. Hannah McDonald has been named the new executive director for Partnership Carson City, replacing 10-year acting director Kathy Bartosz. "I am excited to see what the future holds

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Carson City School District to re-address policy after student mix-up

October 5, 2017 — The Carson City School District is looking to improve its policy for parents picking up students at school. The policy execution was called into question recently after a case of mistaken identity at Mark Twain Elementary. A parent of a kindergartner said she was called

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Carson City residents among last to leave massacre scene

October 3, 2017 — When tragedy strikes, it can bring out the best in people and highlight those selfless enough to risk their lives to save others. Carson City resident Becky Wilson was one of the last people to leave the concert venue early Monday morning after Stephen Paddock

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Las Vegas mass shooting survivor: ‘I had no idea if I was going to live’

October 2, 2017 — Imagine lying on the ground waiting to die. Imagine calling your parents to possibly say goodbye forever. Imagine running for your life as bodies and blood are sprayed out on the sidewalk around you. This is the horror one University of Nevada Reno graduate had

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Carson City’s Juvenile Probation Services works to improve family life

September 28, 2017 — When most think of Juvenile Probation Services, they think of an organization that focuses just on youth, but it's much more than that. One of the goals of JPO is to work to improve a juvenile's family life to help reduce recidivism rates, and to

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Nevada guardsmen head to Puerto Rico to help out

September 27, 2017 — The Nevada Army National Guard is helping with hurricane relief by sending troops to Puerto Rico to help restore communications after Hurricane Maria. The guardsmen will be bringing a Joint Incident Site Communications Capability to the island to help provide WiFi, communications and cellular capabilities

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Carson City man accused of killing toddler pleads guilty

September 27, 2017 — The man accused of killing a Carson City toddler pleaded guilty in court to murder charges Tuesday. Eric Buhl, 26, of Carson City pleaded guilty to one count of first degree murder for the death of Coahuyana Hernandez in March. Buhl was Hernandez's caretaker when

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong urges caution after Reno stalking incidents

September 25, 2017 — During the weekend, several stories of suspicious men stalking women in Reno have emerged and law enforcement is warning Northern Nevada residents to be cautious. Several of the reports state seeing five men and a white van circling women's vehicles when they enter Reno stores

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Carson City Sheriff’s Office to debut ‘Coffee with a Cop’

September 25, 2017 — The Carson City Sheriff's Office is hosting its first Coffee with a Cop event next week. The event is meant to be an informal conversation between law enforcement and the community where residents have the opportunity to discuss anything on their minds. "This was an

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DNA warrant key in Carson City judge case

September 21, 2017 — The man accused of threatening a Carson City judge pleaded not guilty in court and is set to stand trial next year. John Aston is charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied residence, aggravated stalking and arson in the fourth degree for several incidents

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Program launched to help Carson City youth in juvenile probation

September 20, 2017 — Juvenile Probation Services and Ron Wood Family Resource Center are teaming up to provide a new program for Carson City families. The Family Engagement Program kicked off last week to help provide a stable home environment for youths in the juvenile probation system. Studies have

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Two suspects arrested in Northern Nevada in relation to Oregon homicide

September 19, 2017 — Two Northern Nevada men have been taken into custody for an Oregon murder investigation. Tevin Lafond, 21, of Yerington, and Kyle Steele, 21, of Carson City were the suspected shooters in the homicide of 32-year-old Arnie Lee Eggsman, reported the Klamath County, Ore., District Attorney's

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Focus on evidence during day 2 of Tatro threat hearing

September 7, 2017 — Day two of the John Aston preliminary hearing focused around the evidence collected in the three incidents of threats against a Carson City judge. Aston is being charged with disarming a firearm inside an occupied residence, arson in the 4th degree and aggravated stalking for

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