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Alexa Ard

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is reminding recreational shooters to obey local rules after two hunting seasons recently opened. Reno Public Radio's Marcus Lavergne reports:

Sheriff's officials say they've received several complaints in the last few years from bicyclists, hikers and homeowners about shots heard close to residential areas.

It's against the law to fire most types of guns within 5,000 feet of a home. Bob Harmon is with the sheriff's office.

Julia Ritchey

  A professional soccer team will be playing at Aces Ballpark under a new franchise agreement announced on Wednesday. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

"Ladies and Gentleman, it's my honor to award the 28th franchise of the United Soccer League to Reno, Nevada *applause, fireworks*"

The new team will begin playing at the ballpark downtown in 2017, overlapping some with the baseball season.

This team is part of the United Soccer League, a third-tier professional organization with clubs across the U.S. and Canada, including one in nearby Sacramento. 

Nevada Wolf Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack could have a new men's basketball coach in place by next Thursday. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education is holding a special meeting on Thursday. The agenda for that meeting says UNR President Marc Johnson will request approval for a multi-year employment contract for a new coach.

A national search has been underway since former Coach David Carter was fired earlier this month. Athletic Director Doug Knuth has led that search effort, which has been quite hush-hush.