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City of Reno opens outdoor ice skating rink

City of Reno opens outdoor ice skating rink

For the 16th year, the City of Reno has hosted an ice skating rink. The current venue is called “Rink on the River”, because it resides next to the Truckee River on the corner of First and Virginia Street. The rink is open to the public fo...

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Video: Black Friday brawl at Galleria sparked over women’s underwear

Nov 25, 2012
Video: Black Friday brawl at Galleria sparked over women’s underwear

ROSEVILLE–

The way Lawrence Corpus sees it, it ought to be called Black Eye Friday.

“Because there was a fight, and black eyes were probably the result,” Corpus explains.

He was quick on the draw with his cell phone, just …


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Appeal Democrat
Deadly days in Yuba-Sutter as crashes pile up

Six Yuba-Sutter residents have died in vehicle wrecks during the last 10 days — including four last week — marking one of the deadliest two-week periods on local roads in recent memory. "Overall, it had been a pretty good year before this week,"...

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Video: ‘Damsel in Defense’ looks to keep women safe

Nov 24, 2012
Video: ‘Damsel in Defense’ looks to keep women safe

A local company is making a few products that aim to keep women safe. Rowena Shaddox takes a look at a few of the products.



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Video: Man on life support after alleged hit-and-run, family says

Nov 24, 2012
Video: Man on life support after alleged hit-and-run, family says

Police say they aren’t investigating it as a hit-and-run, but a family is grieving for a man after a Thanksgiving Day accident that has left him fighting for his life. Rowena Shaddox talks to the family.



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Video: Man keeps alleged burglar at bay with bow and arrow

Nov 24, 2012
Video: Man keeps alleged burglar at bay with bow and arrow

SACRAMENTO–

A Sacramento senior citizen, fearing another burglary at his house, held someone at bay with a homemade bow and arrow until police arrived.

Don Kiefert, 75, heard his dog barking early Saturday morning and decided to investigate. Since his …


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Appeal Democrat
Marysville hosting two new Christmas events

Marysville residents and business owners this year are preparing to celebrate the season with two new holiday events — a Gold Rush Christmas, and Christmas in the Park. The city's business improvement district received approval from the City...

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Video: Dozens gather to pray for Stockton

Nov 24, 2012
Video: Dozens gather to pray for Stockton

STOCKTON–

Dozens gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza in Stockton Saturday to pray for the city that is now reaching its 66th murder.

Bernice Bass and Anita Moore called on pastors and residents to take up their Bibles and …


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Elk Grove News
Federal law requiring a million salmon is ignored

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Nov 24, 2012
Federal law requiring a million salmon is ignored

By Dan Bacher On one historic day in 1992, I marched through the State Capitol Building and adjoining Senate Offices with hundreds of recreational fishermen, commercial fishermen and environmentalists working for the passage of the Central Valley ...

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Appeal Democrat
Live Oak mayor: Make Highway 99 safer

A restaurant owner is right that the seven-vehicle accident Thanksgiving Day in Live Oak demonstrates traffic improvements are needed along Highway 99, Mayor Gary Baland says. Betty Tica of Betty's Mexican Restaurant said after the accident that...

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