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Bear weighing 227kg named ‘Hank the Tank’ on the run in Lake Tahoe neighbourhood

A black bear named Hank the Tank is wanted by California police for breaking into dozens of homes in a Lake Tahoe neighbourhood since last summer. The bear burglar weighs 227kg, much more than the average bear, and appears to have skipped hibernation in winter due to a constant food supply. Authorities say euthanisation may […]

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72-year-old ice skater dies after fall into frozen California reservoir

A 72-year-old man died over the weekend after a group of skaters fell through the ice on a Northern California reservoir, authorities said. The body of William Smallfield was recovered from the Stampede Reservoir, about 45 minutes north of Lake Tahoe, on Sunday, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday. Smallfield, […]

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Caldor Fire continues to burn towards Lake Tahoe; thousands evacuate, ski resorts use snow making machines to fight blaze

Flames raced across treetops and through drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters scrambled to keep a growing California wildfire from reaching a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe after evacuation orders were expanded to neighboring Nevada. Thick smoke from the Caldor Fire enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, which was all but deserted […]

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Caldor Fire prompts evacuation orders around California’s Lake Tahoe region

The Caldor Fire raging in Northern California has prompted evacuation orders and warnings in the Lake Tahoe Basin on Sunday night after conditions resulted in rapid spread. The patients at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe were all evacuated. “Patients will be transferred to regional partner facilities & patients’ families will be notified,” the […]