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Woman arrested in weekend shooting death of teen
Woman arrested in weekend shooting death of teen
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A woman has been arrested by Metro Police in connection with the weekend shooting death of 17-year-old Las Vegas resident Demario Hughes. Stacey Thomas, 27, was arrested Tuesday on ...
Bail set for former guard charged in prison phone-smuggling case
Bail set for former guard charged in prison phone-smuggling case
Monday, August 18, 2014
A Las Vegas judge today set bail at $50,000 for a former prison guard facing felony charges for allegedly smuggling cellphones into the cell of an inmate awaiting trial in a deadly Strip shooting and crash. The judge also ordered ...
Woman accused in fatal crime spree pleads not guilty
Woman accused in fatal crime spree pleads not guilty
Monday, August 18, 2014
A woman accused of carrying out a crime spree in a southeast valley neighborhood that left two people dead pleaded not guilty today in Clark County District Court. Natasha Jackson, 35, faces charges that...
Judge sets $50,000 bail for ex-lawmaker Steven Brooks
Thursday, August 7, 2014
A judge set $50,000 bail and ordered house arrest for a former Nevada state assemblyman now held in Las Vegas on felony and misdemeanor allegations that he tried to...
Former Nevada lobbyist, developer reports to federal prison
Former Nevada lobbyist, developer reports to federal prison
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Former Nevada lobbyist and developer Harvey Whittemore surrendered to a minimum-security prison on the central California coast Wednesday to begin serving a ...
Photo: Gary Loveman, president, CEO and chairman of Caesa
Caesars Entertainment, creditors trade lawsuits
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Caesars Entertainment’s ongoing financial troubles escalated this week with two lawsuits, one from the casino company alleging that some creditors are trying to force a default and another from creditors alleging Caesars transferred assets fraudulently. The first lawsuit was filed Monday by...
Photo: Darin Feinstein is seen outside Beauty Bar on Frid
A snit, a post and a bizarre lawsuit at Beauty Bar
Monday, August 4, 2014
Inside of a week of owning Beauty Bar, Darin Feinstein found himself in a verbal tiff with one of his patrons. Inside of a month, he has filed a lawsuit against that patron in a case ...
Photo: The Sun's July Nine
The Sun’s July Nine: A look at some of last month’s notorious crimes
Friday, August 1, 2014
From deadly fights and deadly home invasions to a hit on a Las Vegas Strip casino, crimes in July kept police hopping throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Here’s a look at some of the headline-grabbing crimes of the month.
Photo: Gage James Lindsey, 20, cries during sentencing in
Driver in Egg & I crash sentenced to 6 to 20 years
Thursday, July 31, 2014
A driver who pleaded guilty to DUI charges after police say he plowed his car onto the patio of a Las Vegas restaurant during lunchtime last spring was ordered to 6 to 20 years in prison on Thursday. Gage James Lindsey, 20, choked up and apologized to the 10 people who suffered injuries that ...
Photo: Harold Montague, accused of an assault with a medi
Man gets life in ax attack that killed baby
Thursday, July 31, 2014
A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole for hacking a 4-month-old baby to death with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother. Harold Eugene Montague was...
Former program director pleads not guilty in theft of School District funds
Monday, July 28, 2014
A former department head with the Clark County School District pleaded not guilty today to 52 charges related to the theft of nearly $300,000 from her employer. Priscilla Rocha is accused of...
Teen found mentally incompetent for trial in brother’s slaying
Teen found mentally incompetent for trial in brother’s slaying
Friday, July 25, 2014
A teen charged with murder in the death of his older brother is not mentally competent to stand trial, a Clark County District Court judge ruled...
Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced to time served in California chase
Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced to time served in California chase
Friday, July 25, 2014
A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly was ordered to two years and eight months in prison, although a judge ruled he's already fulfilled his sentence. Steven Brooks was...
Former Strip performer gets life in ‘Fantasy’ dancer’s murder, dismemberment
Former Strip performer gets life in ‘Fantasy’ dancer’s murder, dismemberment
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jason Griffith was sentenced today to a maximum of life in a Nevada prison, the latest chapter in a headline-grabbing case involving two former Las Vegas Strip performers, one of whom ...
Five, including former program director, indicted in case involving misuse of CCSD funds
Five, including former program director, indicted in case involving misuse of CCSD funds
Friday, July 18, 2014
Priscilla Rocha, director of the district's Adult English Language Acquisition program, is one of five people named in the indictment issued today by a county grand jury. Rocha faces charges that include burglary, theft …

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