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Leibel murder trial gets under way (1)

January 28, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — Prosecutor Tom Gregory lay down on the floor of the courtroom during opening arguments on Tuesday to make a point in the murder trial of Lake Tahoe …

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Two-week murder trial begins (2)

January 27, 2015 — 

Eight women and six men were selected to sit on a jury in the two-week murder trial of Round Hill resident Tatiana Leibel on Tuesday. Leibel is accused of the …

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Drugs, guns land father, son in jail (3)

January 26, 2015 — 

A father and son, along with others were arrested Thursday night on drug and weapons charges, according to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. A high-risk search warrant was served …

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Memorial service set for Gardnerville infant (4)

January 21, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — A memorial service for an infant, whose father is facing first-degree murder charges in her death, is Saturday in Gardnerville. Born Oct. 28, 2014, Ava Christine Annett …

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Killer gets life sentence in murder of former Gardnerville resident (5)

January 19, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — The man who killed former Gardnerville resident Lacee Shupe was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole, according to Shupe’s mother. Robert Michael Owens Jr., …

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Suspect in game thefts in custody (6)

January 17, 2015 — 

A South Lake Tahoe man accused of taking more than $1,400 in video games from the Game Stop at Carson Valley Plaza is being held on burglary charges. James Brandon …

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Hearing set in infant’s death (7)

January 16, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos man gently shook his head as a murder charge in the death of his infant daughter was read on Friday. Trent Lawrence Getty, 23, appeared in court …

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Men sought in theft video game console (8)

January 15, 2015 — 

Two men are being sought in connection with the theft of video game consoles that occurred on Jan. 10 at the Topaz Lodge. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking …

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Defense lists famous pathologist as expert in upcoming trial (9)

January 15, 2015 — 

A forensic pathologist, who will be portrayed in a movie by Will Smith, is one of the expert witnesses being called to testify in the murder trial of a Round …

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Man returns to Douglas in death of infant daughter (10)

January 15, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos man accused of murder in the death of his infant daughter has been returned to Douglas County. Trent Getty, 23, waived extradition in Superior Court in Sacramento …

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One arrested, one escapes police in South Lake Tahoe (11)

January 14, 2015 — 

One person was arrested and one remains at-large after the suspects allegedly evaded police in a vehicle before abandoning it and attempting to escape on foot. The chase began at …

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Father faces murder charge in infant’s death (12)

January 12, 2015 — 

A first-degree murder charge was filed Monday against a Gardnerville Ranchos man accused of causing the death of his infant daughter. Trent Getty, 23, is being held in Sacramento jail …

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Douglas County infant dies; father arrested in Sacramento (13)

January 10, 2015 — 

At 12:48 a.m. Saturday morning the two-month old infant was taken off life support and died, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The boy’s father, Trent Getty was arrested …

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Bail lowered in drug sale arrest (14)

January 10, 2015 — 

Bail for a Reno resident arrested on multiple drug charges was reduced to $25,000 cash or bail on Wednesday. Nicole Linam, 23, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday …

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Infant taken off life support, father in custody (15)

January 9, 2015 — 

An unresponsive 2-month old died after being taken off life support early this morning, and his father is in custody in Sacramento in connection with the death. The child’s father, …

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Man seeks diversion in drug sales case (16)

January 9, 2015 — 

A man who admitted to selling heroin is seeking participation in a diversion program that could get him off drugs and allow him to avoid prison. Kurt Donovan Hewlett, 25, …

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Man booked in Walmart TV theft (17)

January 2, 2015 — 

A Carson City man was booked on burglary and possession of stolen property charges early Friday morning after he tried to leave the Topsy Way Walmart with two televisions and …

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Snowglobe lost & found raided for 44 smartphones (18)

January 2, 2015 — 

A contract laborer working to dismantle Snowglobe was taken into custody for taking 44 smart phones turned into the event’s lost and found over the three days. Reno resident Jermaine …

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Idaho shooting suspect arrested in Truckee (19)

January 2, 2015 — 

Authorities in Truckee have apprehended the suspect in the New Year’s Day fatal shooting of his girlfriend in Idaho, according to police. Truckee Police Department officers arrested Kevin Michael McQuilliams, …

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NHP finds driver in fatal crash (20)

January 2, 2015 — 

On Friday afternoon, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported the driver who fled the scene of a fatal accident — 34-year-old Manuel Mejia-Verduzco — was located at his apartment in Incline …

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