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May 25, 2016

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Audit: State more lax with rural parolees than urban ones
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A state audit says parolees in rural Nevada weren't required to get as frequent supervision as their urban counterparts. Lawmakers discussed the Division of Parole and Probation during a Tuesday meeting. Auditors found parole officers were required to ...
Photo: Rancher Cliven Bundy listens to a question from a
Citing threats, prosecutors want to keep evidence confidential in Bundy case
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas fear that backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would use names and information disclosed in evidence to target court officials and intimidate witnesses in the criminal case stemming from a 2014 armed standoff near Bundy's ranch, according to court filings. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden and prosecutors say ...
Medicaid provider to pay $22,000 restitution in fraud case
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Las Vegas Medicaid provider Advanced Behavioral Care has been sentenced for fraud, according to Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt. According to a news release, the company was ...
Chumlee of ‘Pawn Stars’ taking plea deal to avoid jail
Chumlee of ‘Pawn Stars’ taking plea deal to avoid jail
Monday, May 23, 2016
One of the stars of the reality TV show "Pawn Stars" told a judge on Monday he's taking a plea deal that would spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas ...
DA: New unit will review possible wrongful convictions
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Clark County District Attorney’s Office is creating a special unit to review cases where new evidence suggests innocent people might have been convicted. The County Commission this week ...
Preliminary hearing slated in Las Vegas murder-stabbing case
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A judge set a June 20 preliminary hearing for a 34-year-old ex-convict accused of killing a friend and wounding the man's wife in front of ...
Las Vegas man, 21, takes plea deal in drug deal slaying case
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A 21-year-old Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty to a reduced murder charge in the shooting death of a man during a botched drug deal in February at an apartment complex near ...
District attorney announces crackdown on gun crimes
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
With violent crimes on the rise, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson plans to step up efforts to prosecute firearms-related offenses, according to a news release by his office. Starting next month ...
Police officer indicted in assault of school student, staff member
Police officer indicted in assault of school student, staff member
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
A Clark County School District Police officer was indicted today on charges of assaulting a student and staff member at a North Las Vegas school last year and ...
Former teacher headed to prison for sexual conduct with student
Former teacher headed to prison for sexual conduct with student
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
A former Rancho High School teacher convicted of sexual conduct with a student and kidnapping was sentenced today to six to 15 years in prison, according to a court spokeswoman. A jury ...
Life sentence for ex-casino dealer in girl’s slaying
Life sentence for ex-casino dealer in girl’s slaying
Monday, May 16, 2016
Family members of a slain 10-year-old girl wept as a former Las Vegas blackjack dealer was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for abducting and killing the girl ...
Photo: Attorney Mark Bailus  confers with his client Lee
Suspects in liquor store slaying get public defenders
Friday, May 6, 2016
Three men arrested in the shooting death of an employee at a Lee’s Discount Liquor store during a robbery last month appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court today and were appointed public defenders. Justice of the Peace Deborah J. Lippis also set a status check for 8 a.m. Tuesday for the defendants ...
Lawyer: Man victim, not planner of ruse that left 2 dead
Thursday, May 5, 2016
A Las Vegas man accused of orchestrating an elaborate abduction ruse and jewelry store robbery scheme that left two people dead was a victim, not the mastermind of the plot as ...
Ex-driver, 22, facing misdemeanor in fatal bus crash
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
A 22-year-old has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for driving a bus that jumped a curb, plowed through a bus shelter and ...
Lawsuit: L.V. worker fired for not accepting Scientology
Lawsuit: L.V. worker fired for not accepting Scientology
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
A Catholic woman fired from her job at a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker has filed a federal lawsuit against the business, alleging she was pressured to watch videos on Scientology and was denied pay raises because ...