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MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A retired Douglas County sheriff's deputy is among a number of individuals across the country who are stepping up to express support and gratitude for local law enforcement at a time the nation's police community feels embattled. John Munk of Gardnerville stood in front of the Minden Post Office this week with a sign reading, "God Bless Law Enforcement."

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — A former Mineral County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested on charges accusing him of stealing a jail inmate's medication. Mineral County Sheriff Stewart Handte tells KTVN-TV that 34-year-old Saverio "Sammy" Scarlata was taken into custody at his home in Hawthorne yesterday after a lengthy investigation.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County road crews have already started applying de-icing solution to roads in anticipation of a winter storm expected to hit the Sierra later today. The heaviest snow is forecast after 4 p.m., with 5 to 10 inches on mountain passes and up to 3 inches on the valley floors by Christmas morning.

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — An ice cream manufacturer is recalling products sold in Nevada and several other western states due to possible listeria contamination. Snoqualmie (snoh-KWALM'-ee) Gourmet Ice Cream says the recall includes all flavors and sizes of ice cream, gelato, custard and sorbet, as well as Emerald & Spruce Ice Cream and Top Pot Hand Forged Ice Cream.

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