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April 29, 2016

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UNLV law professor nominated for federal judgeship
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Anne Rachel Traum, a law professor on leave from UNLV, has been nominated to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The White House announced today ...
Photo: Brenda Stokes appears in Las Vegas Justice Court f
Woman who killed girl, slashed co-worker can’t withdraw plea
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A former Las Vegas blackjack dealer won't be allowed to undo her guilty plea to kidnapping and killing her ex-boyfriend's 10-year-old daughter in a jealous rage just before Christmas 2012. A judge on Wednesday reset Brenda Stokes Wilson's sentencing for May 16, after a hearing about whether ...
Metro Police officer accused of insurance fraud
Metro Police officer accused of insurance fraud
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A Metro Police officer is facing multiple felony counts after the Nevada Attorney General’s Office alleges he burned a trailer and lied to his insurance company to ...
Photo: Bryan Clay appears in court for a hearing at the R
Trial reset to 2017 in hammer deaths case of 2012
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A death penalty trial has been reset to 2017 for a 26-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a Las Vegas mother and daughter, and nearly killing a husband and ...
Photo: Rancher Cliven Bundy, right, responds to a questio
February court date set for Bundy standoff case in Nevada
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas set a Feb. 6 trial date for rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 other defendants in an armed confrontation with ...
District attorney backing Nevada gun background check initiative
District attorney backing Nevada gun background check initiative
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The top prosecutor in Las Vegas says he's backing a ballot measure to require criminal background checks on all weapon sales in Nevada, including online and at gun shows. In a statement from initiative-backers Nevadans for Background Checks, Clark County District Attorney ...
Photo: Ammon Bundy speaks with reporter at a news confere
Ammon Bundy questions authority of feds to prosecute him
Monday, April 25, 2016
Lawyers for Ammon Bundy revealed plans to contest the authority of the federal government to prosecute their client for the takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Attorney Lissa Casey says in court papers that ...
Coroner: Henderson judge died of severe infection in arm
Coroner: Henderson judge died of severe infection in arm
Monday, April 25, 2016
Hampton also suffered lung disease, pain reliever intoxication
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has determined the death of Henderson Municipal Court Judge Diana Hampton was the result of a severe infection in her lower right arm. The cause ...
Judge set to rule on trial date in Bundy case in Nevada
Judge set to rule on trial date in Bundy case in Nevada
Friday, April 22, 2016
A federal magistrate judge in Nevada made no immediate decision Friday whether trial can be held next month in Las Vegas for rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 other defendants in an armed confrontation with government officers two years ago. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen said ...
Man wants to change guilty plea in death of neighborhood mom
Thursday, April 21, 2016
A Las Vegas man accused of killing a woman in a hail of gunfire in a neighborhood cul-de-sac told a judge Thursday that he wants to withdraw his guilty plea. Erich Milton Nowsch Jr., 20, stood in shackles in a crowded courtroom as his lawyers told ...
Las Vegas, 9 other cities get grant for community court program
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Court officials say Las Vegas Township Court is one of 10 in the nation to win a grant to begin a community court program to redirect petty offenders in quality-of-life cases ...
Bus driver appears in court in passenger shooting
Bus driver appears in court in passenger shooting
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The lawyer for a Las Vegas transit bus driver accused of shooting a passenger says no one should jump to conclusions about the case. Norman Chen made an initial appearance Wednesday before ...
Ex-Las Vegas illusionist to stay in jail ahead of porn trial
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
A German-born illusionist whose Las Vegas Strip show was canceled following his arrest on child pornography charges lost his appeal for release from jail ahead of trial. Records show a federal judge on Tuesday ordered Jan Rouven Fuechtener to remain ...
Photo: Ammon Bundy speaks with reporter at a news confere
2 Bundys seeking release from jail in Nevada standoff case
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
A son of rancher Cliven Bundy wants more time to prepare to seek release from federal custody pending trial in an armed confrontation with government agents in Nevada two years ago. Ammon Bundy argues in documents filed ...
New court program aimed at minor Strip crimes
New court program aimed at minor Strip crimes
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Loitering. Trespassing. Solicitation. Pedestrian offenses. Authorities say these infractions are common along the Las Vegas Strip, but reducing them has been difficult because offenders often ...