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Lovelock Police Chief Michael Mancebo shows one the Watch Guard body cameras that are now part the uniform for city police officers. The devices record sound and video during law enforcement calls.
Lovelock Police Chief Michael Mancebo shows one the Watch Guard body cameras that are now part the uniform for city police officers. The devices record sound and video during law enforcement calls.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 AM
As Nevada lawmakers once again consider legislation that would mandate law enforcement body and vehicle cameras, the Lovelock police department is well ahead of the state. Recording devices are now part of the uniform for local police officers and new cruisers are already equipped with “dash cams.” 
A Justice Assistance Grant funded the cameras while a USDA loan helped the city purchase three 2017 Ford Interceptors designed especially for law enforcement. The new patrol cars replace three of the department's aging Ford Crown Victorias, once the mainstay for law enforcement across the country.
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SPORTS

 Lowry's Bryan Terry throws the shot put in one of his attempts on thew day.
Lowry's Bryan Terry throws the shot put in one of his attempts on thew day.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 AM
The Lowry High School track and field team made the trip Fallon this past Saturday for the 45th annual Fallon Elks Invitational. The Lady Bucks finished seventh as a team out 24 schools. The Lowry boys were 10th. Reed won both the boys and girls team titles.


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LIFESTYLE

Dolores Hostman’s daffodils are a feast for the eyes.
Dolores Hostman’s daffodils are a feast for the eyes.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 AM
It’s a sure sign of Spring when Dolores Hostman’s daffodils bloom. Their golden blossoms blanket her yard with color.

Later, primroses, poppies, and daisies will appear.

“Something is blooming all year long,” said Hostman. “This is a year-round project.”

But for now, passersby stop to admire the trumpet-shaped treasures also known as jonquils. And Dolores’s cat, Sparky, lazes in the daffodil beds.
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