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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 …
Court overturns North Las Vegas man’s murder conviction
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a North Las Vegas man because of improper questioning by police. The court today ordered a new trial for...
Judge wants proof ex-NFL player completed sentence in Bellagio incident
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Attorney Gregory Knapp appeared Thursday in court for Larry Johnson and said later he'd provide paperwork showing the 34-year-old former Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins star had completed required …
New trial set for suspect in Thunder From Down Under shooting
New trial set for suspect in Thunder From Down Under shooting
Thursday, July 17, 2014
A man accused of firing a gun at the Excalibur during a scuffle with members of the Thunder From Down Under male revue ​will face trial for a second time in...
Ex-con indicted in Las Vegas police chase, shooting
Thursday, July 17, 2014
A 30-year-old Nevada ex-convict has been indicted on attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and multiple other felony charges after he was accused of exchanging gunfire with Las Vegas police during a vehicle chase last month. Joshua William Bacharach is...
Trial set for man facing death penalty in elderly woman’s slaying
Trial set for man facing death penalty in elderly woman’s slaying
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
A man facing the death penalty in the robbery, pistol-whipping and fatal shooting of a 75-year-old woman will be tried next year in Clark County District Court. Bayzle Morgan, 22, is accused of...
Gang informant facing life imprisonment after judge’s ruling on plea deal
Gang informant facing life imprisonment after judge’s ruling on plea deal
Monday, July 14, 2014
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A Clark County judge today rejected a police informant's efforts to back out of a controversial plea deal that led to ...
Tangled in legal web, informant scrambles to stay out of prison before murder trial
Tangled in legal web, informant scrambles to stay out of prison before murder trial
Saturday, July 12, 2014
The legal web in which Raul “Sparks” Gonzalez is entangled is a complicated one, bound together by his lengthy criminal history that includes a voluntary manslaughter conviction in 1999, alleged gang ties and his willingness to …
Court says man cannot burglarize his own house
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled today that a Las Vegas man accused of killing his estranged wife and wounding her boyfriend in the suspect’s home cannot be charged with burglary. The court said...
Las Vegas stripper pleads guilty in fatal DUI crash
Las Vegas stripper pleads guilty in fatal DUI crash
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Dabbing tears from her eyes, a former Las Vegas strip club dancer pleaded guilty today to driving under the influence of alcohol on her way home from work when her Hummer H2 collided with another vehicle last year, killing ...
Man convicted of luring girl through Craigslist
Thursday, July 10, 2014
A jury has found a 34-year-old North Las Vegas man guilty of using Craigslist to lure a child for sex last year. The U.S. Attorney's office announced that Sergio Torres was convicted Wednesday of...

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