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Beating Suspect Needs Further Psychiatric Tests

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The man accused in the attack of St. Patrick’s Church volunteer Mary Grace Tassone needs further psychological testing. Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says that was the decision of a Superior Court Judge today (Thursday)… Listen to Cliff Newell … Read more >

NID Hits Water Conservation Target Again

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For the second straight month, the Nevada Irrigation District, Nevada County’s largest water provider, has hit its state-mandated conservation target. Operations Manager Chip Close says that’s 36-percent more savings in July, compared to 2013… click to listen to Chip Close … Read more >

Driver Arrested Carrying Methamphetamine

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A vehicle stop on Highway 49 early this morning resulted in one arrest on drug and other charges. CHP Officer, Greg Tassone says 45 year old Robert William Hardie was pulled over just south of Old Downieville Highway about 2:30 … Read more >

Nevada City Teacher Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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A Nevada County teacher has been arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reports that 32 year-old Ethan Lewis turned himself in, and was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility earlier this afternoon (Wednesday). … Read more >

Several Road Projects in Grass Valley Thursday

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If you live or work in downtown Grass Valley, you might want to avoid some areas tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Grass Valley Senior Civil Engineer and Deputy Public Works Director Trisha Tillotson says there are several different road projects going on… … Read more >

New Recycling Coordinator Aims To Improve Rate

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Nevada County’s current waste diversion rate is estimated at 55 to 60-percent, according to the county’s recently hired local recycling coordinator. But the state mandate for cities and counties is 75-percent by 2020. Allison Miller was hired by Waste Management … Read more >

Dahle Supports Bill Regulating Medical Pot

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There’s a good possibility that California voters will be asked, again, next year, to legalize recreational marijuana use. So state lawmakers are stepping up efforts to regulate the vast medical marijuana industry, nearly 20 years since medicinal use was approved. … Read more >

Higgins Fire Tax Measure V Election

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The Nevada County elections office has counted the ballots already received for the Higgins Fire Protection District special election to increase property assessments from $25 a year to $141.00 . Nevada County Assistant Clerk Recorder Sandra Sojberg says so far … Read more >

Body Found in Grass Valley Backyard

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A body has been found in the backyard of a home in Grass Valley, and police right now are calling the death suspicious. Grass Valley Police Lieutenant Steve Johnson says his department got the call at about 1:20 yesterday (Tuesday) … Read more >

Lead Ammunition Ban For Hunters In Effect

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A reminder for hunters from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the upcoming seasons.The first of three phases of a new state law banning lead ammunition on properties owned by the Department went into effect on July 1st. … Read more >