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Court date set in death of infant (1)

April 24, 2015 — 

The father of a 2-month-old girl could go on trial for his life after a judge ruled on Friday there was sufficient evidence the child was killed by a blow …

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Department looking for attempted Walmart theft suspect (2)

April 24, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for help in locating a man accused of attempted theft. On March 18, at 7:03 p.m., a male suspect tried to …

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High tech peeper receives life sentence (3)

April 23, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man received a sentence of up to life in prison for video-taping neighborhood girls in their bathroom. Michael Joseph Donovan, 56, admitted to making videos of children, focusing …

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Gardnerville man faces prison for third DUI (4)

April 21, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man admitted to driving under the influence for a third time in court Monday. Sean Down, 46, admitted after getting in a fight with his wife he had …

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Sentencing in Tahoe murder Monday (5)

April 17, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — Sentencing in the Feb. 23, 2014, shooting death of Lake Tahoe resident Harry Leibel is scheduled for Monday.Tatiana Leibel, 51, was convicted Feb. 5, 2015, of shooting …

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$36,000 child support lapse results in prison sentence (6)

April 13, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man, who has been on probation since July 2012, was ordered to prison on Monday for failing to support his two children.Steven Alumbaugh, 50, was sent to prison …

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Sexual assault charge upheld (7)

April 10, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A sexual assault charge was upheld against a Gardnerville Ranchos man, who’s denying he attacked a co-worker in March. The 17-year-old victim testified that Jose Clemente, 19, …

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Female drug traffickers sent to prison (8)

April 10, 2015 — 

Two women arrested in separate drug trafficking cases in January were sent to prison on Tuesday.South Lake Tahoe resident Cassondra Maskaly, 26, was sentenced to 2-5 years after she admitted …

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Wreck leads to DUI arrest (9)

April 9, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville woman was arrested after she drove her vehicle into a ditch along Pinenut Road.The wreck was reported at about 7:15 p.m. near Windmill. When the deputy arrived, he …

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Gardnerville man sent to prison for probation violation (10)

April 8, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man will spend 12-30 months in prison after he collected another felony while on probation. Cahner Yews, 21, had his probation revoked after giving deputies a fake ID …

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Judge denies appeals in Lake Tahoe bear trap tampering case (11)

April 8, 2015 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A Washoe County judge has denied a Reno woman’s appeal of a 30-day jail sentence handed down last year for illegally tampering with a black bear …

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Distracted driving focus of enforcement (12)

April 7, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — Douglas and Lyon county authorities will be on the lookout for distracted drivers between now and April 15.“Northern Nevada has seen a large number of fatal accidents …

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Gardnerville man admits submitting false claim to government (13)

April 2, 2015 — 

A former federal official, made famous when a photo of him sitting in a hot tub hit the Internet, faces up to five years in federal prison after he admitted …

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Former fed admits charge (14)

April 1, 2015 — 

A former federal official, made famous when a photo of him sitting in a hot tub hit the Internet, faces up to five years in federal prison after he admitted …

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Man goes to prison for drug trafficking (15)

April 1, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos man was sentenced to five years in prison for trafficking in methamphetamine.Levi Clark, 25, was arrested Dec. 11, 2014, after selling 8 grams of methamphetamine at the …

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Motorcyclist arrested after 100 mph wreck (16)

March 31, 2015 — 

A man, who was injured after he crashed a motorcycle at an estimated 100 mph on Monday in an effort to elude arrest, made bail on Tuesday.South Lake Tahoe resident …

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Grandchild in trouble scam costs woman $1,250 (17)

March 28, 2015 — 

An Indian Hills woman reported that she sent $1,250 to someone who called and claimed to be her grandson on Wednesday. The caller told the woman he was in Atlanta, …

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Woman admits DUI after ramming Minden Northern Nevada Coin shop (18)

March 27, 2015 — 

A woman who drove her car into the Minden Northern Nevada Coin shop last year has admitted to a charge of driving under the influence in the incident.Cheryl Kaye Smith, …

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Public’s help sought in sniffing out couple in perfume theft (19)

March 25, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — The identities of two people are being sought in connection with a March 5 theft at Ulta Beauty in the Carson Valley Plaza.According to the Douglas County …

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Dayton man has probation revoked for failure to comply (20)

March 25, 2015 — 

A Dayton man had his probation revoked after failing to follow any court orders after his release.Travis Schwichtenberg, 29, was released from custody on probation on Jan. 12 in order …

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