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October 21, 2014

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Man arrested in northeast valley armed robberies
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Metro Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for robbing several local businesses at gunpoint. Police said Andres Gaona-Garcia committed a string of ...
Photo: Jon Koppenhaver appears briefly in court as he fac
In letter to friend, War Machine pleads his case, says he was ‘ambushed’
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine is apparently defending himself while behind bars against accusations he attacked his ex-girlfriend and a man unprovoked in August. Celebrity gossip website ...
Police officer shot, suspect killed in North Las Vegas
Police officer shot, suspect killed in North Las Vegas
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
A man is dead and a police officer is in the hospital after a foot chase turned into a shootout late Tuesday in North Las Vegas. Just before 11 p.m., two North Las Vegas Police officers ...
3 arrested in death of man found in Lake Mohave
3 arrested in death of man found in Lake Mohave
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Three suspects have been arrested in the slaying of Domingo Alva-Gonzalez, who was found dead last week in Lake Mohave. They face charges of murder with a deadly weapon ...
Police seek suspect in armed robbery of convenience store
Monday, October 6, 2014
Metro Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man they say robbed a convenience store in the area of West Sahara Avenue and Arville Street last month. The man went into the store ...
Police recover car of woman found dead in Pahrump desert
Police recover car of woman found dead in Pahrump desert
Monday, October 6, 2014
The rental car of a California woman found dead in the Pahrump desert was located Saturday about three miles east of where her body was discovered, Nye County Sheriff Tony De Meo said. The metallic blue Hyundai Accent driven by ...
Henderson pizza delivery driver shot in robbery attempt
Henderson pizza delivery driver shot in robbery attempt
Monday, October 6, 2014
A Henderson pizza delivery driver was shot in the ankle Sunday night after a man pulled a gun on him and demanded money, officials said. The 42-year-old driver had ...
Photo: A view of the Las Vegas Strip taken from a helicop
Have we reason to fear terrorism on the Strip?
Sunday, October 5, 2014
As an American landmark, the Strip is in the limelight. That’s true for tourists, but also for terrorists. The question for Metro Police is: When terror threats emerge, how should police share them without needlessly scaring tourists and residents? Two recent but vague ...
Judge: ‘Thunder’ shooting defendant faking mental illness
Judge: ‘Thunder’ shooting defendant faking mental illness
Friday, October 3, 2014
A judge said Friday that a doctor determined a Las Vegas criminal defendant is faking mental illness to avoid a new trial on charges that he ...
Man sentenced in slaying, mutilation of runaway teen
Man sentenced in slaying, mutilation of runaway teen
Friday, October 3, 2014
A man accused of killing a 17-year-old runaway then cutting off her tattoos and removing her teeth to prevent authorities from identifying her body was sentenced today to 20 to 50 years in prison. District Court Judge David Barker sentenced Gabriel Yates in the ...
Man wounded in shooting at east valley apartment complex
Man wounded in shooting at east valley apartment complex
Friday, October 3, 2014
A man was shot Thursday night at an east Las Vegas Valley apartment complex, according to Metro Police. Police responded about 10:20 p.m. to the shooting at ...
Investigator: Suspect in fatal Strip shooting, crash was plotting escape
Investigator: Suspect in fatal Strip shooting, crash was plotting escape
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
An investigator told a judge Wednesday that a self-described pimp already serving prison time for rape and robbery bribed a guard to get cellphones behind bars as part of a plot to ...
Scam alert: Beware of callers seeking bail for relatives, officials say
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
An old scam has been revived in Nevada, where at least 28 people have been defrauded through a scheme in which ...
Henderson Police get $610,000 grant to catch online criminals
Henderson Police get $610,000 grant to catch online criminals
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Henderson Police will receive a $610,000 grant to catch criminals selling stolen property online. The grant was awarded through the Smart Policing Initiative, a program in ...
Metro Police will honor people killed in domestic violence, other homicide victims
Saturday, September 27, 2014
A balloon release and candlelight vigil honoring all victims of homicide will take place. Victims of domestic violence homicide will have their names read aloud ...

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