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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - JULY 23:  Emerald Bay lies under blue skies at Lake Tahoe on July 23, 2014 near South Lake Tahoe, California. Lake Tahoe is among Califonria's major tourist attractions.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Low Water Levels Reveal Lake Tahoe’s Hidden Trash

Broken bottles, rusted cans and jagged pieces of metal now cover Lake Tahoe’s drought-plagued shores.

04/24/2015

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FBI Investigating Attempted Firebombing Of KFC; Animal Rights Group Suspected

The initials spray-painted on the sign, ALF, are those used by the Animal Liberation Front — a group that long has accused KFC of animal cruelty. The group most recently claimed responsibility for a fire in February 2014 that badly damaged a KFC in Upper Hutt, New Zealand.

03/10/2015

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Lingering Drought Suspends Cross-Country Skiing Near Tahoe

A popular cross-country ski area near Lake Tahoe has temporarily closed due to a lack of snow, and forecasters say the lingering drought should persist or get worse in the months ahead across most of California and Nevada.

01/21/2015

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Officials In Reno Region Say They Can Handle Growth From Tesla’s Battery Factory

Regional officials say the Reno area can handle a growth spike fueled by construction of Tesla Motors’ $5 billion battery factory, but it will involve a hefty price tag with uncertainty over who will foot the bill.

12/14/2014

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Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Reno-Tahoe Area

ore than 4,000 customers in the Reno-Tahoe area remained without power Friday, a day after an intense storm produced winds of up to nearly 150 mph and dropped as much as 22 inches of snow.

12/12/2014

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Nearly 2 Feet Of Snow Boosts Sierra Ski Resorts

Mid-week storms dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe, where Sugar Bowl opens for its 75th season on Saturday and ski resorts up and down the Sierra are feeling much better about conditions than they did a week ago.

12/05/2014

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Man Accused Of Drowning Dog With Bowling Ball Arrested In Reno

Police in Nevada have arrested a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning it in Sacramento’s American River.

11/06/2014

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Surge In Sierra Bears Reported; 9 Caught In 2 Days

An already busy bear season has exploded in the Sierra Nevada with nine hungry bruins captured since Wednesday morning near Reno and Lake Tahoe as an ongoing drought continues to make food scarce in the mountains.

10/03/2014

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In 2012 Kidnapping Of 15-Year-Old Boy, Girl

A 47-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he kidnapped a 15-year-old boy and girl in California and brought them to Reno in hopes the girl would engage in illegal sex.

10/03/2014

The King Fire burns in steep terrain

Reno Has Dense Smoke Advisory For Second Day In A Row

For the second day in a row, the National Weather Service has issued a “dense smoke advisory” for Reno and much of the Sierra’s eastern front as the smoky haze from a California wildfire nearly 100 miles away again pushed air quality into the unhealthy range.

09/23/2014

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King Fire Prompts Dense Smoke Advisory For Sierra

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Smoke Advisory for an area stretching from north of Reno to south of Gardnerville and throughout Lake Tahoe.

09/22/2014

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Nevada Lawmakers Scrutinizing Details Of Tesla Factory Tax Breaks And Incentives

Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick says it’s too early to say whether a huge package of tax breaks and incentives needed to land Tesla Motors Inc.’s lithium battery factory will have smooth sailing at a special legislative session next week.

09/05/2014

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