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July 30, 2014

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Missing IDs, computer set off deadly shooting rampage, police say
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Kareem David Wilkes, 34, was arrested Tuesday and has been charged in Las Vegas Township Justice Court with 17 counts in the June 20 shooting that left Michael McCarthy, 54, dead, and McCarthy’s girlfriend and another woman …
Mistrial declared in ‘Thunder’ trial
Mistrial declared in ‘Thunder’ trial
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Clark County District Court spokeswoman Mary Ann Price said Judge Jerome Tao stopped the trial after jurors admitted to talking about …
Woman sentenced in son's shooting: 'Once again, I was made the victim'
Woman sentenced in son's shooting: 'Once again, I was made the victim'
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Characterizing herself as a virtuous, doting mother who is routinely victimized by loved ones, Linda Cooney stood shackled in a Clark County courtroom this morning and pleaded for ...
Dancer testifies of defendant’s ‘animal strength’ in ‘Thunder’ shooting trial
Dancer testifies of defendant’s ‘animal strength’ in ‘Thunder’ shooting trial
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A dancer in Excalibur's male strip revue “Thunder From Down Under” testified that he and at least five other performers struggled to subdue a man accused of breaking into ...
Opening statements set to start in ‘Thunder’ shooting trial
Opening statements set to start in ‘Thunder’ shooting trial
Monday, July 7, 2014
Opening statements in the trial of a man accused of sparking a scuffle and firing a gun as he tried to steal costumes and props from members of the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue are expected …
Trial delayed for men accused of posing as Mormon missionaries in robbery
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The trial for a pair of men accused of posing as Moron missionaries and muscling their way into a Las Vegas house to carry out an armed robbery has been delayed for a second time. At the request of prosecutors...
February 2015 trial set for quintuplets’ father accused of fraud
February 2015 trial set for quintuplets’ father accused of fraud
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A North Las Vegas father famous for fathering quintuplets and his alleged accomplice face trial in early 2015 on multiple counts alleging they defrauded property owners for …
Doctor pleads guilty in alleged prescription drug conspiracy
Doctor pleads guilty in alleged prescription drug conspiracy
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A Las Vegas doctor pleaded guilty today to a federal drug conspiracy charge for writing illegal oxycodone prescriptions, according to Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden. Victor Bruce, 49, faces up to...
Photo: The Sun's June Nine
The Sun’s June Nine: Highlighting last month’s top crimes in Las Vegas
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A midday ambush at a pizza restaurant took the lives of two police officers, and before the event came to an end five people would be dead. Homeless on homeless crime. A mother overtaken by voices and throwing two ...
Suspect confesses to early May slaying in eastern valley, police say
Monday, June 30, 2014
Christopher Dillon said he never should have returned to the neighborhood park on the night of May 9. Instead, Dillon did return to Magdalena’s Vegas Mountain Neighborhood Park, near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard in the eastern valley. Before he left again, according to a Metro Police report released today, he shot …
Court records: Suspect in shootout has history of violence against cops
Monday, June 30, 2014
A man suspected of trading shots with a Metro Police officer last week is a convicted felon with a history of violence against cops, according to court records.
Dissecting Nevada’s statute of limitations
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Five questions with UNLV law professor Thomas Main:
Among the more surprising ways Nevada's two-year statute of limitations protects defendants from excessive litigation is by actually dissuading potential plaintiffs by giving them …
Mormon church asks Supreme Court to rule in water-rights case
Friday, June 27, 2014
The Mormon church, which has a large ranch in White Pine County, has asked the state Supreme Court to dismiss an appeal of a ruling giving the Las Vegas area millions of gallons of water annually from...
Drivers nabbed talking on phone get chance to avoid tickets
Drivers nabbed talking on phone get chance to avoid tickets
Friday, June 27, 2014
Starting on Monday, Las Vegas motorists pulled over by the Nevada Highway Patrol for using their cellphones while driving could have citations dismissed by participating in...
Days before trial, man accused of beating limo driver is no-show for court
Thursday, June 26, 2014
A man who has been free on bail while awaiting trial in the beating of a limousine driver failed to show up for a court hearing today, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for his arrest. Emilio Ruvalcaba, who faces charges of...

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