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President of Washoe County School Board defends superintendent contract

The President of the Washoe County School Board, John Mayer, sent an emails and left voice mails for parents saying that the the new contract for Washoe County School Superintendent Traci Davis is actually saving the school district $140,000.

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (PO2 Sean Hurt)
Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. is expanding the U.S. special operations force in Iraq to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces fight Islamic State militants.
U.S. Marine found guilty of killing transgender woman in Philippines
A U.S. Marine was found guilty of killing of a transgender woman who was found strangled in a Philippines hotel room in October last year.
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The Sparks Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a 72-year-old woman reported missing on Monday.
Volunteers step in after families displaced in multiple house fires 
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Ask Joe: Can changes be made to dangerous crossing in North Reno? 
A viewer asks what can be done to make a dangerous pedestrian crossing in North Reno safer.
TMFPD: Stay off frozen ponds, rivers & lakes 
It’s that time of year when rivers and ponds are starting to freeze over and fire officials want to remind people to stay off of them.
City to explore non-lethal management methods. (Division of Wildlife Arizona Utah)
Beaver killing suspended after News 4 ask questions 
News 4 learns the City of Sparks has suspended its beaver trapping and killing plan after asking questions. The City is now asking an expert to come forward to offer advice on non-lethal beaver management.
Officer Charged In Shooting (Cook County State Attorney, CNN)
Chicago officer posts bond, leaves jail
The white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car video caught him shooting a black teenager 16 times has posted bond.
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Joan Scolari, who was reported missing last week, has been located and is back with her family, according to the Sparks Police Department.

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