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Man gets 50 years in killing of state official (1)

October 28, 2014 — 

The last of four defendants in the beating death of Nevada Insurance Examiner William McCune, was sentenced Monday to 50 years in prison. District Judge Todd Russell ordered Raul Garcia …

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Indian Hills woman has purse stolen from truck (2)

October 26, 2014 — 

An Indian Hills woman called the sheriff’s office after finding her truck door open and a window smashed Wednesday. A deputy responded the afternoon of the call to find the …

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South Lake police investigate string of burglaries (3)

October 25, 2014 — 

A rash of five burglaries that occurred Oct. 22 near the Y in South Lake Tahoe could be connected. South Lake Tahoe Police Department investigators believe the same suspects committed …

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Man sought by probation officers remains at large (4)

October 22, 2014 — 

A 23-year-old Minden man is still at large after he ran from a state parole and probation officer in Carson City last week. Robert K. Schwoerer, 23, is believed to …

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Gardnerville Ranchos woman facing third DUI (5)

October 20, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos woman admitted Monday to driving under the influence, her third offense. Lisa Foster, 58, was arrested Sept. 23 after a flagger working on Kingsbury Grade noticed the …

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Douglas County getting warrants for blood draws (6)

October 18, 2014 — 

Procedures to obtain a warrant for a nonconsensual blood draw in DUI cases have been in place in Douglas County since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it constituted a search. …

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Two injured in Thursday BlueGo bus accident (7)

October 17, 2014 — 

Two people were injured in an accident at Highway 395 and Airport Road 6:40 a.m. Thursday. BlueGo Bus driver John Thomas O’Connor, 71, was southbound on Highway 395 turning onto …

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Couple in custody in vehicle burglaries (8)

October 17, 2014 — 

A Chico, Calif., couple was arrested on Thursday in relation to four smash and grab vehicle burglaries in Carson Valley. Lisa Vantine, 32, and Jacob Donovan, 35, were taken into …

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‘Elvis wig’ robber sought in Indian Hills (9)

October 16, 2014 — 

A reward is being offered for information leading to an armed man wearing an Elvis wig, who robbed the Carson Country Market in Indian Hills 8 p.m. Thursday. Described as …

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Felony drug charge dismissed (10)

October 15, 2014 — 

A felony charge was dismissed against a Gardnerville Ranchos man who admitted to a misdemeanor drug charge in East Fork Justice Court on Monday. James David Goldberg, 56, admitted to …

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Alleged wanted felon arrested at gunpoint in Indian Hills (11)

October 14, 2014 — 

A man who called 911 and threatened a gunbattle with deputies was arrested at gunpoint in Indian Hills on Monday afternoon. Richard James Newell, 39, is being held in Douglas …

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Man gets 10-25 years in shooting death (12)

October 13, 2014 — 

An elderly Fish Springs man was sentenced Tuesday to 10-25 years in prison in the Nov. 21, 2013, shooting death of caretaker Catherine Mary Costanza. The sentence amounted to life …

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Man will sit out sentence for trashing house (13)

October 11, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man, who was convicted of wrecking a home where he was staying last Christmas, will likely spend this Christmas in jail. Roman Fanter, 26, appeared in East Fork …

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Deputies search for Nugget theft suspect (14)

October 9, 2014 — 

Carson Sheriffs deputies are looking for the man who allegedly stole tokens from the Carson Nugget on Monday morning. The man made his way to the center of an island …

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Woman to await sentencing in jail (15)

October 8, 2014 — 

A woman who admitted smoking methamphetamine with a 15-year-old was ordered held without bail on Tuesday until her Dec. 9 sentencing after she violated the conditions of her release. Katelyn …

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Douglas murderer dies in prison (16)

October 1, 2014 — 

On Wednesday, death caught up with the man who kidnapped, robbed and murdered a California Real Estate agent at Lake Tahoe a quarter century ago. John Colwell, 67, died of …

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Gardnerville man held in sexual assault of child (17)

October 1, 2014 — 

If allegations of sexual assault and lewdness with a minor are proven against a Gardnerville man, he could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. Miguel Briones Gutierrez, …

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Former officer guilty of misdemeanor in Ashley Browder’s death (18)

September 30, 2014 — 

A former Albuquerque police officer was found guilty of two counts of careless driving in the death of Carson Valley resident Ashley Browder. Sgt. Adam Casaus, was found guilty on …

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Federal grand jury indicts Gardnerville resident (19)

September 27, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges that he submitted fraudulent reimbursement claims and made false statements, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office. …

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Bishop bank embezzler sentenced to 30 months (20)

September 24, 2014 — 

A Bridgeport woman was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay back $315,000 she embezzled from the Eastern Sierra Community Bank. Roxanna Foley, 53, was sentenced …

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